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1770 House

OVERVIEW 1770 House is a magnificently restored 200 year old white clapboard inn with black shutters, a white picket fence and lush gardens located in the heart of all the activity in East Hampton. An acclaimed restaurant, a cozy pub and luxurious rooms make this a very special weekend retreat. The lobby area is wood... read more.
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Allison Inn, Newberg OR

OVERVIEW Conceived by the Ken and Joan Austin and managed today by Waterford Hospitaliy,  Allison Inn is destined to be one of the best in the country and certainly the best in the Northwest. Located at the north entrance of Willamette Valley wine country and set on 35 lush acres, the resort is surrounded by... read more.
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American Hotel, Sag Harbor

OVERVIEW Located in a quaint, waterfront village, with just 8 rooms, an excellent restaurant with a spectacular wine list and a bar everyone seems drawn to, the American Hotel is what I would want my hotel to be like if I owned one. This place has personality in an age of minimalist and sterile accommodations.... read more.
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Andaz Napa

OVERVIEW The Andaz Napa is located in the heart of downtown Napa, accessible on foot to everything in town and by car for the surrounding areas. Part of the Hyatt chain, this upscale brand offers luxury accommodations at affordable prices. THE ROOMS The 141 rooms are elegantly decorated with contemporary furnishings, plush beds with crisp... read more.
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Andaz Savannah

OVERVIEW We became fans of the Andaz luxury boutique brand of Hyatt when we stayed in one in Napa and loved it. They are very well done with service and amenities seen more often in hotels a class or two higher. Best of all they are very reasonably priced. Here we were greeted with a... read more.
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Antrim 1844, Taneytown

Built in 1844 by Col. Andrew Ege, an immigrant from Country Antrim, Ireland, the home and property, then comprised of several out buildings on a site of approximately 2500 acres, was named after the county of his wife’s birthplace in Ireland.  The property changed hands many times over the years and much of the original... read more.
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Ballastone Inn

OVERVIEW The wonderfully restored 1838 Ballastone Inn is the choice of accommodations for virtually every visiting celebrity; Paul Newman and JoAnne Woodward, Kevin Spacey, Matt Damon and more. The Inn’s walls are filled with accolades from its noted visitors and from the travel press. This is truly a very special place to stay when in... read more.
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Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor

OVERVIEW Baron’s Cove was built in the 1950’s as the first resort development in Sag Harbor. It quickly became a hub for the creative community and enjoyed visits from a diverse group of celebrities and artists like John and Elaine Steinbeck, Paul Newman, Art Garfunkel, Richard Kind, Jackson Pollock, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Truman... read more.
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Bellmoor Inn, Rehoboth DE

OVERVIEW
There is something oddly romantic about a nearly deserted beach town in the winter. In season, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is a bustling seaside resort overflowing with vacationers, but off-season, the pace slows and its real charm shows through. Casually browse the shops in town, stroll the isolated beach, enjoy a fireside drink…..just what you need to recharge the batteries.
The Bellmoor Inn is an exquisitely furnished and maintained Inn with immaculate grounds with mature plantings and brick and slate patios.

A waterfall adds a sense of tranquility and I could just imagine a summer day with the gardens all in bloom and a warm morning breeze off the ocean….what a way to start a day.

It is not easy to achieve elegance and comfort at the same time, but the public rooms here hit the mark. They are wonderfully decorated with stylish furniture, antiques, beautiful accessories and artwork and fresh flowers. The lobby, library, sun porch and game room are as nice to relax in as they are to look at.

THE ROOMS
There are 78 total rooms including 21 suites and 1 cottage. Accommodations range from somewhat modest Garden Rooms at about 260 square feet to Deluxe Rooms at about 425 square feet to the sumptuous Bellmoor Club Suites at 700-1100 square feet. We stayed in the Dagsworthy, one of the Bellmoor Club Suites. At 710 square feet it was wonderfully spacious with a sitting area, a private balcony, fireplace, two person Jacuzzi and a web bar. The pillow top bed had a rattan style head and foot board, luxury linens and a down comforter and pillows. The marble bath had natural toiletries, plump towels and silky robes. Access to the Club level is by a private elevator and there is a beautiful library with a fireplace, lots of reading material and complimentary drinks and snacks.

DINING
Breakfast is the only meal served at the Inn and it is provided by the popular local restaurant Porcini House. The delicious buffet includes fluffy scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, pancakes, oatmeal with vanilla and brown sugar, yogurt, fruit and pastries and muffins. On weekends a chef prepares omelets to order.

For lunch we tried two funky local pubs, The Purple Parrot, a place that brings to mind the wild bars of Key West and the Dogfish Head, known as much for its beer as its food. The Purple Parrot has a very festive atmosphere, good food (Italian roast beef wrap and “crab balls”) and has Shut the Box, one of our favorite games, on every table. Dogfish has “build your own burgers”, great wood grilled pizzas and delicious fish sandwiches and oh yeah….their own beers. They also have some great infused vodkas made in-house.

Before dinner you’ll want to stop at Eden for one of their amazing martinis. Cool place….tables are divided by flowing curtains. Or, try Fins where you can enjoy ½ price Happy Hour cocktails and seafood. For dinner we headed to the renowned Blue Moon restaurant, consistently voted one of the top 10 restaurants in Delaware. Housed in a beautifully restored Victoria beach house, the dining rooms have beige walls, dark hardwood floors and an eclectic collection of colorful modern and beach artwork.

THE SERVICE
The Inn provides a computer center for checking email, free wireless if your brought your laptop, a “Today” flyer with local events, 24 hour coffee and 4pm tea and cookies….all wonderful amenities, but it is the gracious and subtle level of service that makes this experience so enjoyable. The staff is pleasant and friendly and always willing to help. The on-site concierge, Drew, truly relished helping us decide where to have cocktails before dinner, where to eat and what to do after dinner.

THE RATES: From $366 Peak Season Weekend

WHAT OTHERS SAY…
-Member, Select Registry, Small Elegant Hotels.

 

“You’ll “feel like you aren’t anywhere near the sand” at this “surprisingly elegant” Rehoboth Beach B&B with “immaculate rooms”, including “top-shelf” suites on a child-free “private floor”; sybarites savor the “divine” massages while relaxing at its “upstairs pool” and “wonderful” spa, and surveyors unanimously swoon over the “delightful” complimentary breakfasts “overlooking the garden”; alas, there’s no full-service eatery, so for other meals, ask the “helpful” staff for nearby dining recommendations.” ZAGAT

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Bernardus Lodge, Carmel CA

OVERVIEW With vineyards in the foreground and the Santa Lucia Mountains as the backdrop, Bernardus Lodge is the quintessential “Relaxing Retreat”, a property so special it raises the bar for all others. The setting could not be more idyllic, but it is the care that went into the design, both inside and out, the attention... read more.
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Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

OVERVIEW Hidden behind 80 year old palm trees and banana leaves, the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel sits on 12 acres of tropical gardens and exotic flowers. The familiar “pink palace” is part of the esteemed Dorchester Group of super luxury hotels. Steeped in history the hotel’s Polo Lounge has been the scene of many Hollywood... read more.
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Blackberry Farms, Walland

Set on 4200 acres Blackberry Farm is breathtakingly beautiful. It’s rolling hills are bordered by sparkling white fences, there’s a dazzling pond and Boathouse at the base of the Main complex hill, a wonderful farmhouse used as the appropriately named Farmhouse Spa and a delightful pavilion set on another pond and used for various functions.... read more.
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Blantyre, Lenox MA

OVERVIEW In 1902 Robert Paterson built Blantyre as a model of his mother’s ancestral estate in Blantyre, Scotland. Complete with towers, turrets and gargoyles, the grand property served as the family’s summer and fall retreat where they entertained frequently in a lavish style befitting the times. These magnificent properties were the Berkshire’s version of the... read more.
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Boar’s Head Resort

OVERVIEW The history of the Boar’s Head Resort property dates back some 300 years and has ties to Thomas Jefferson. The 3,000-acre tract that the resort resides on was part of Virginia’s first land grant in 1734, and Terrell’s Ordinary, an inn for westward travelers, opened at the exact location of Boar’s Head in 1759.... read more.
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Boston Harbor Hotel

OVERVIEW With spectacular harbor views, excellent service, an award winning restaurant and a wonderful outdoor entertainment arena, it is no wonder the Boston Harbor Hotel is a favorite of many travelers, myself included. This is not a cookie cutter chain hotel. It has a style and character all its own. Located on Rowe’s Wharf, it... read more.
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Bucks County Cottage on the Delaware

OVERVIEW On a recent overnight to the New Hope/Lambertville area we enjoyed a wonderful alternative to traditional inns and B&B’s, an absolutely charming little private cottage set on the banks of the Delaware River about 13 miles south of New Hope/Lambertville. It was so cozy and comfortable, we had to think twice about going out to dinner.... read more.
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Buttermilk Inn & Falls, Milton NY

OVERVIEW A short 90 minute train or car ride from New York City, Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa is located in Ulster County directly across the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie. This delightful property sits on a 75 acre spread on the banks of the Hudson and yes, there really is a “falls” right on the... read more.
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Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW The Captain Lord Mansion, is one of the best B&B’s we have encountered in our travels. But don’t let the term “B&B” dissuade you, because this place is much more than that. This is a AAA Four Diamond property owned by the same people, Rick and Bev, for over 30 years. It is a... read more.
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Casa Madrona, Sausilito, CA

OVERVIEW Just across the Bay from San Francisco is the charming seaside town of Sausilito, filled with wonderful shops, cafes and art galleries. If you want to escape the rigors of a big city, yet be close enough to get there when you want, Casa Madrona is the perfect choice. Perched on a hillside overlooking... read more.
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