Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cedar Crest Inn of Asheville, NC

Voted #1 in Asheville for Trip Advisor's Romantic Category!

The Cedar Crest Inn of Asheville is located just three blocks from the entrance to the Biltmore House and only one mile south of downtown Asheville! Conveniently located near the art district and downtown restaurants of Asheville this Victorian Mansion offers many amenities.and a variety of room choices, including a newly renovated Carriage House and Cottage.

On your next visit to Asheville, NC be sure to spend some time at the Cedar Crest Inn.

Cedar Crest Inn 
674 Biltmore Avenue 
AshevilleNC 28803 
(828) 252-1389

Email: stay@cedarcrestinn.com 
Our Toll-Free: 1-800-252-0310

Friday, September 24, 2010

The King's Daughters Inn

Durham, NC

The King's Daughters Inn

New owners Colin and Deanna Crossman recently remodled The King's Daughters Inn into a seventeen room boutique Bed & Breakfast. Built in the 1920's with funds donated by the Duke family, The King's Daughters Inn is located close to Duke University, downtown Durham, Brightleaf Square and 9th Street. It's a short drive to Reseaarch Triangle Park or the Raleigh-Durham Airport.

Many amenities are offered including: private bathrooms, personal climate control, high-speed Internet, delicious breakfast, afternoon tea, complimentary bicycles and much more.

For more information visit
http://www.thekingsdaughtersinn.com/ and see all the details about this luxurious Inn!

The King's Daughters Inn

204 N Buchanan Blvd
Durham, North Carolina 27701-2009


Phone: 919.354.7000, 877.534.8534

Fax: 866.489.2029

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Top Ten Romantic Inns of 2010

Each year I Love Inns posts a list of the top ten romantic inns. Check out this year's list if you are looking for that perfect romantic getaway!

The top 10 for 2010 (listed in alphabetical order) are:

Chateau Coralini Retreat & Spa - Salinas, California
Christopher Place - An Intimate Resort - Newport, Tennessee
Clarendon Square Inn - Boston, Massachusetts
Colettes Bed & Breakfast - Port Angeles, Washington
Hartstone Inn - Camden, Maine
Honeybee Inn Bed & Breakfast - Horicon, Wisconsin
L'Auberge Provencale - White Post, Virginia
The Queen Victoria - Cape May, New Jersey
Tyee Lodge Bed and Breakfast - Newport, Oregon
Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast - Dellroy, Ohio

If you have had a great bed & breakfast experience please send me an email at cmmdtp@gmail.com and I may post it here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Top Ten Romantic Inns of 2009

Looking for a romantic getaway? Here is the the list of top ten romantic Bed & Breakfasts according to ILoveInns.com.

Top Ten Romantic Inns of 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast

This past weekend my wife and I helped our granddaughter move into her Sorority House at Western Carolina University. We searched the Internet for a place to stay while we were in Cullowhee and found The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast, only 5 miles from the college.

The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast We finished early with the move in and were ready for a nap since we had been up since 4:00 am and driven 5 hours to get here. The problem was it was only 11:30 am and check in at the B&B wasn't until 3:30 pm. I called and asked if there was anyway that we could possibly check in a little earlier and the innkeeper, Cathy was very helpful. She went out of her way to get our room ready 2 hours early for us and we were so grateful.

Now if you are going here for the first time, I would highly recommend doing it in the daylight as this charming B&B is definately off the beaten path and would be difficult to find in the dark if you didn't know where you were headed! Of course, all of that adds to the beauty and peacefullness of The River Lodge. It sits nestled in the hills and overlooks a valley and the Tuckasegee River.

When you first enter the rustic lodge your attention is drawn to a massive stone fireplace in the great room. We were told the building was made from 100 year-old hand-hewn logs taken from old barns and cabins in the Smoky Mountions Region. It is decoratied with antiques, crafts and a Native-American motif.

The innkeepers, Cathy and Anthony were charming and very attentive to our needs during our two night stay. Our room was cozy and very clean and we enjoyed our visit there so much we really didn't want to go home!

One of the things we like best about staying at a Bed and Breakfast is the breakfast part! Our tastebuds were delighted as we enjoyed the culinary delights offered by Cathy and Anthony. The food was delicious and the presentation was stunning.

We met the other guests at breakfast and enjoyed their company. We made friends with one couple who lives about an hour away from us and their daughter is also attending WCU. We talked about getting together again in the near future. Everytime we stay at a Bed and Breakfast, we meet the nicest people.

We have already talked about coming back again next month for a repeat visit and hopefully our schedule will allow us to return very soon to this wonderful Bed and Breakfast!

Visit The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast when you are in the Culowhee area, you will be glad you did! You can check out their website here: http://www.riverlodge-bb.com/index.html .

The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast
619 Roy Tritt Road
Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723
Toll-free 877-384-4400

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air
by Mike Marinaro

This is one of my favorite times of the year when the flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping. We look foward to the return of the hummingbirds to our yard as they make their long trek from Mexico back to North Carolina. Spring is in the air!

This is a great time of the year to take a long weekend and visit a bed and breakfast near you. I am in NC and the weather is beautiful here right now. Below is an awesome B&B in Vermont. I'm not sure of the weather there right now or if the flowers are in bloom, so call first to find out. They have beautiful gardens. Visit their website for more information.

The Hidden Garden's Bed & Breakfast
PO Box 100 • Hinesburg, Vermont 05461

Located just 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont, The Hidden Garden's Bed & Breakfast is surrounded by 26 acres of woods and gardens. The property borders on over 120 acres of protected natural habitat and Vermont Fish and Wildlife land. These conserved lands have hiking trails that are connected to gravel and paved roads for walking, jogging, bird watching and other quiet outdoor activities. Take a brisk country walk on the Five Mile Loop or branch off on interconnecting back roads. Several golf courses are nearby as well as streams for fishing and rivers for canoeing including sections of Lewis Creek.

Enjoy a garden tea while you are there; either under a tent surrounded by gardens, or if the weather is inclement, inside in the Sun Room overlooking the Sunken Walled Garden.

I haven't had a chance to visit this B&B yet; however, I have heard from friends that it is just fabulous. It's on my list of places to visit next time I am in New England.

Your comments are welcome.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Finding The Right Style of B&B For You

By Patti Rob

Which bed & breakfast location should you stay at? This isn't any easy question to answer but if you take the time to do some research you will come up with that answer. No one can provide it for you because that answer can be different for each person looking for a bed & breakfast. Knowing what you are looking for can help you make the right choice though.

You may have a particular place you are traveling to and want to find a bed & breakfast there. You may be open to going somewhere just because you love what a particular bed & breakfast has to offer. It is going to depend on why you are going there though. If you are looking for romance then you will want a different type of bed & breakfast setting than if you are going there to stay for business.

If you are more concerned with the scenery than the actual bed & breakfast facility though, you need to look beyond the doors. What will your view be like from the location? Will there be plenty of great things to look at and take your breath away? Many beach front bed & breakfast locations meet these needs but they are very costly and you can't just show up and expect then to have a vacant room.

It is acceptable to seek out a bed & breakfast location when you travel for business as well. It is more comfortable and less chaotic than staying at a regular hotel. You will also enjoy having a homemade breakfast instead of eating in a restaurant like you normally do when you travel for business. It can be hard to travel so much for work but staying at a bed & breakfast can make it more tolerable.

For those planning a trip to visit others, consider staying at a bed & breakfast instead of with them or at a hotel. You can savor the private time you have alone in the bed & breakfast. This will make the time you do spend with them quality time as it can be stressful for them to host people around the clock.

The interest is a terrific resource when it comes to tracking down the right bed & breakfast location. You can look at pictures, find out what events take place in the area, and see what people have to say about various bed & breakfast locations. You will find their honest opinions to be more useful than just reading the well written advertisements for the bed & breakfast locations.

Don't rush in your decision to select a bed & breakfast location. Take your time to make sure it is right for your needs. You may want to find out about the menu or the layout of the business. Don't settle for less than what you really want or you won't be satisfied with your experience at the bed & breakfast.

It can be exciting to stay at a bed & breakfast, and in many instances you may really be looking forward to getting away for a while. Do your part to make sure the time you spend in a bed & breakfast is going to be a wonderful experience for you. There are some great businesses out there just waiting to offer you the very best service possible so give them a chance to prove it.

About the Author: Patti Rob has some new, profitable ideas for starting a Bed and Breakfast. This information might give you a foot up when you consider owning a B&B.

Source: www.isnare.com

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