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Allison Inn, Newberg OR

OVERVIEW of Allison Inn

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…

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Bernardus Lodge, Carmel CA

OVERVIEW of Bernardus Lodge

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…

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Blantyre, Lenox MA

OVERVIEW of Blantyre

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…

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Buttermilk Inn & Falls, Milton NY

OVERVIEW of Buttermilk Inn & Falls

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…

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Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW of Captain Lord Mansion

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…

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Chesterfield Inn, Chesterfield NH

OVERVIEW of the Chesterfield Inn

Perched on a hill overlooking a pond in the front and a field of wildflowers in the back, The Chesterfield Inn is the ideal place to serve as your base when visiting southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Located just over…

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Fearrington House, Pittsboro NC

OVERVIEW of the Fearrington House

For over 200 years the Fearrington property, located in the beautiful countryside between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill in North Carolina was a working farm, passing from generation to generation until it was purchased by RB and Jenny Fitch in 1974. Today, the property includes homes, specialty shops…

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Glasbern Country Inn, Fogelsville PA

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OVERVIEW of Glasbern Country Inn

Just outside Allentown Pennsylvania and under 2 hours from New York and Philadelphia, Glasbern was an old run-down farm from the 1800's when new owners purchased it in 1985. Seven of the original farm buildings have been restored and converted to…

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Glen Gordon Manor, Huntly VA

OVERVIEW of Glen Gorden Manor

Every so often we come upon a property that is so exceptional that we just can't wait to tell everyone about it. Such is the case of Glen Gordon Manor in Huntly, Virginia. This is our best find thus far in…

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Glenmere Mansion, Chester, New York

OVERVIEW of Glenmere Mansion

Perched on a hilltop with sweeping lawns and stunning views of Glenmere Lake, the 1911 pink hued Tuscan style Glenmere Mansion is surrounded by spectacular formal gardens and graceful terraces. Inside the villa surrounds a central, flower filled cortile that is romantically…

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Hidden Pond, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW of Hidden Pond

Set on 60 wooded acres, with manicured lawns and beautiful gardens, Hidden Pond is the perfect place if you are traveling with friends or family. 14 gorgeous and individually decorated (each from a different designer) 2-bedroom cottages and 1 bedroom bungalows are spread about the property. They…

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Hope & Glory, Irvington VA

OVERVIEW of Hope & Glory

Originally an 1890’s schoolhouse, the main building and cottages of Hope & Glory are set amidst lush English gardens with meandering brick pathways, whimsical sculptures and a cascading waterfall. The air is filled with heavenly fragrances and there’s even a moon garden…

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Hotel Fauchere, Milford PA

OVERVIEW of Hotel Fauchere

The hotel has a rich history and has entertained guests from Babe Ruth to Mae West to Robert Frost to three U.S. Presidents. Founded in 1852, by Delmonico’s master chef Louis Fauchère, the Hotel Fauchère was operated by the Fauchère family for 124 years, until closing in…

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Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington TX

OVERVIEW of Inn at Dos Brisas

Every serious traveler, foodie and oenophile has dreamed of owning their own place, but few of us, have the resources or the experience to pull it off. Annapolis, Maryland and Houston businessman Doug Bosch and his wife Jennifer had both the resources and the passion to…

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Inn at Leola Village, Leola PA

OVERVIEW of Inn at Leola Village

Set in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster, PA, the Inn at Leola Village is a female owned and operated historic property. The original buildings date back to 1867 and served as farmhouses, a tobacco farm and a carriage house. This is a wonderful…

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Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA

OVERVIEW of Inn at Little Washington

In the late 70’s Reinhardt Lynch and Patrick O’Connell had a successful catering business but dreamed of creating the perfect inn and restaurant. They found an old gas station in the sleepy little village of Washington, Virginia nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah…

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Inn at Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield VT

OVERVIEW at Inn at the Round Barn Farm

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm is the quintessential Vermont B&B. A clapboard building, a roaring fireplace, the smell of fresh baked cookies, wide planked pine floors and gorgeous views combine to make this charming inn as…

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Inn at Thorn Hill & Spa, Jackson NH

OVERVIEW of Inn at Thorn Hill

Perched on a hill with wonderful views of the mountains and the village below, there’s much to like here at the Inn at Thorn Hill from good sized rooms with amenities like two person Jacuzzis and steam showers to a…

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L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona AZ

OVERVIEW of L'Auberge de Sedona

It would be hard to find a better setting for a romantic weekend away than L'Auberge de Sedona in Arizona. From the spectacular Red Rocks to cozy creek side cottages to private dining beside the rushing waters of the creek, a weekend here will rejuvenate an…

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L’Auberge Provencal, Boyce VA

OVERVIEW of L'Auberge Provencale

In the rolling countryside of Northern Virginia sits an absolutely charming French country inn, L'Auberge Provencale, that seems to have been plucked from Provence and set down here. Just an hour and a half from Washington, the Inn is the perfect place…

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Lodge at Glendorn, Bradford, PA

OVERVIEW of the Lodge at Glendorn

Built in 1929 by the Dorn Family and used as a retreat for family and friends The Lodge at Glendorn began welcoming guests in 1995. Today it is owned by Cliff and Tracy Forrest, former guests who purchased Glendorn when the Dorn family put it…

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Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness NH

OVERVIEW of The Manor on Golden Pond

Like many, the movie, “On Golden Pond” is one of my favorites and this is where it was filmed. The area is as beautiful as you remember it from the film. A boat tour will allow you to revisit the…

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Mayflower Inn, Washington CT

OVERVIEW of The Mayflower Inn

Located just two hours from Manhattan in the hills of Connecticut,  the 30 room luxury inn sits on 58 gorgeous acres of gardens and woodlands and is surrounded by a 3,000 acre nature preserve. The majestic Mayflower House is home to reception, The Tap Room lounge,…

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Mirbeau Inn, Skaneateles NY

OVERVIEW of Mirbeau Inn

The name “Mirbeau”, which may be loosely translated as “reflected beauty,” is inspired, in part, by the soft light and warm colors of Monet’s paintings. Set on 12 acres just blocks from the lake, Mirbeau was designed to evoke the warmth and…

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Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton SC

OVERVIEW of Montage Palmetto Bluff

Nestled beside the May River, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC is a spectacular resort just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Built on a 20,000 acre parcel, the Inn is part of a complex that includes residential homes, a delightful Village reminiscent of a New England town…

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Nemacolin Woodlands, Farmington PA

 OVERVIEW of Nemacolin Woodlands

Nemacolin began life in the late 60’s as a private game reserve where Pittsburgh industrialist, Willard Rockwell entertained friends and business associates for hunting and fishing weekends on its then 400 acres. Today the resort is owned by the Hardy Family (84 Lumber) encompasses some 3000 acres…

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Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai CA

OVERVIEW of Ojai Valley Inn

In a lush valley surrounded by the Topatopa Mountain range lies the tiny town of Ojai California. Just a two hour drive north of Los Angeles, this laid back country town is a remote yet supremely accessible haven for those looking to…

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Old Edwards Inn, Highlands NC

OVERVIEW of Old Edwards Inn

Perched on a plateau 4118 ft above sea level in the hills of western North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by pristine mountains, lakes, and waterfalls Old Edwards Inn is the perfect weekend getaway. The resort is located…

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Omni Bedford Springs, Bedford Springs PA

OVERVIEW of Omni Bedford Springs

The grand Bedford Springs Resort, set on 2,200 acres and minutes off the Pennsylvania Turnpike has a fascinating history. Original construction began in the 1790's near seven natural springs. Believed to have "curative powers" the springs were the primary draw when…

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Pitcher Inn, Warren VT

OVERVIEW of Pitcher Inn

About 30-45 minutes south of Stowe on Rt. 100 is the picturesque little hamlet of Warren, Vermont, just outside the Sugarbush ski area. With a covered bridge and an authentic general store, it is the quintessential Vermont village. After the original 1800’s building burned to the…

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Primland Resort

OVERVIEW of Primland Resort

Primland was conceived by Didier Primat, a grandson of Marcel Schlumberger, one of the founders of the Schlumberger oil field services company. A lover of the outdoors, Primat acquired thousands of acres of land in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1970s, which he eventually developed into Primland,…

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Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford VT

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OVERVIEW of Rabbit Hill Inn

There is so much to like about the 200+ year old Rabbit Hill Inn in northeastern Vermont that it is hard to know where to begin. The best place, I guess, is with the innkeepers who after nearly 20 years still…

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Rancho Valencia Resort, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW of Rancho Valencia Resort

Set on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, the Mediterranean-inspired Rancho Valencia,  is an all-suite property and recently completed a $30 million renovation including remodeled guest casitas, a brand new restaurant and new bar, completely remodeled meeting space, as…

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Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie WA

OVERVIEW of the Salish Lodge

Built in 1916 as The Snoqualmie Falls Lodge, the Inn became famous for its country breakfasts which it still is today. The Lodge was completely remodeled in 1988 and become the Salish Lodge. The setting could not be more dramatic as the Inn sits on a…

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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara CA

OVERVIEW of San Ysidro Ranch

Tucked away in the coastal hills of Santa Barbara, San Ysidro Ranch is a quick drive from the freeway through a mélange of upscale neighborhoods landing you at the ornate entrance to the property. A long cobbled drive bordered on either…

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St. Regis, Aspen CO

OVERVIEW of St Regis Aspen

St. Regis hotels have a rich heritage dating back 100 years to the opening of the St. Regis in New York by the Astor family. Many of the early traditions remain; fresh flowers in the rooms, the English style butler service, afternoon…

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The Boulders, Carefree AZ

OVERVIEW of the Boulders Resort

As its name implies, The Boulders Resort is set amidst massive, 12 million year old boulders on 1300 acres of natural beauty in the Sonoran Desert just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. The stunning majesty of these rock formations matched with clear…

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The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, Middleburg VA

OVERVIEW of the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

The marvelous Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia, in the heart of hunt country, is set on 265 exquisite acres of rolling countryside. Originally a private country retreat, it has operated as a luxury inn since 1998. The original carriage house and the…

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The Greenbrier, White Sulpher Springs WV

OVERVIEW of The Greenbrier

Built on 6500 beautiful acres, The Greenbrier is a magnificent resort located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. The resort got its start in the late 1700 s when word spread of the restorative powers of the mineral springs. The first…

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The Lake House on Canandaigua, Finger Lakes, NY

OVERVIEW of The Lake House on Canandaigua

The Finger Lake Region in upstate New York is a group of eleven long, narrow, north–south lakes. The region is known for producing excellent wine, particularly world-renowned Rieslings. Nearly 100 wineries operate in the region. Nestled at the base of Canandaigua…

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The Little Nell, Aspen CO.

OVERVIEW of The Little Nell

Aspen is a wonderfully designed village with most everything contained in a 5-6 block radius. They have preserved the old buildings and blended in new ones seamlessly. Reminds me of East Hampton, NY, great design, galleries, tony shops, restaurants and bars. While…

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Triple Creek, Darby MT

OVERVIEW of Triple Creek Ranch

You’re not at Triple Creek Ranch long before you notice the breeze whispering through the Ponderosas, the water rushing down the creek and the soft whinny of the horses in the stable. A kind of serenity descends upon you before you…

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Twin Farms, Barnard VT

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OVERVIEW of Twin Farms

When Nobel prize-winning author Sinclair Lewis proposed to journalist Dorothy Thompson, she promised to marry him if he bought her a farm in Vermont with sweeping lawns, orchards, and “delicious air.” They found their idyll in a 1795-era farmhouse on 300 acres —…

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Village Inn of Woodstock VT

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OVERVIEW of Village Inn at Woodstock

Woodstock Vermont is what everyone envisions a charming Vermont town to be. There’s a village green, a covered bridge, stately circa 1800 Colonial homes, a river running through the town, beautiful mountain views and nice, friendly people, all of whom to seem know each other. It is pure Norman…

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White Barn Inn, Kennebunkport ME

OVERVIEW of The White Barn Inn

The White Barn Inn has long had a reputation as one of the finest in the country. A member of the prestigous Relais & Chateau group, the Inn exhibits all the wonderful traits savvy travelers have come to expect from…

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Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg VA

OVERVIEW of the Williamsburg Inn

The Inn was conceived and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937. whose vision for a luxurious guest experience lives on today at this remarkable property. Rockefeller and his wife were involved in every aspect of the design and traveled…

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Willows Lodge, Woodinville WA

OVERVIEW of Willows Lodge

Willows Lodge is a terrific weekend getaway located next to the Sammamish River in the heart of Western Washington’s wine country, just 30 minutes from Seattle. With a climate similar to France, the eastern part of Washington State has become one of the top wine-producing regions in the world. View Property Details

Woodstock Inn, Woodstock VT

OVERVIEW of Woodstock Inn

Sometimes, when we visit a property it exceeds even our expectations and that was the case on our visit to the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont. This is a beautiful resort in a wonderful town in one of our favorite…

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