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1770 House

OVERVIEW of 1770 House

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.

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American Hotel, Sag Harbor

OVERVIEW of the American Hotel

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…

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Baker House 1650, East Hampton

OVERVIEW of Baker House 1650

Baker House 1650 is the most magnificent B&B we have encountered in all our travels. Designed in 1910 from a 1648 farmhouse, this architectural marvel is a stunning property and unlike anything you have experienced before. Beautifully decorated in period antiques…

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Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor

OVERVIEW of Baron's Cove

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…

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Bellmoor Inn, Rehoboth DE

OVERVIEW of the Bellmoor Inn

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…

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Casa Marina Resort

OVERVIEW of the Casa Marina Resort

If a full service hotel is what you are seeking, The Casa Marina will fit the bill. Opened in 1920 it has the charm of an old world hotel with all the modern amenities. It is located just outside the heart of town on the largest private beach…

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Castle Hill Inn

OVERVIEW of The Castle Hill Inn

The stately and elegant Castle Hill Inn is a top choice for accommodations in Newport. Slightly formal, yet very comfortable. The property sits on 40 acres of magnificent oceanfront, just a short drive from town on Newport’s renowned Ocean Drive.  Perched atop a small bluff, the water views…

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Charlotte Inn

OVERVIEW of the Charlotte Inn

If I only had one more day on this fine earth, I just might want to spend it at the Charlotte Inn. This is a magnificent inn with museum quality antiques and oil paintings that still manages to be one of…

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Chateau Inn & Suites, Spring Lake

OVERVIEW of The Chateau Inn & Suites

Long the standard for accommodations and service in this part of the Jersey Shore, The Chateau Inn and Suites in Spring Lake remains the choice of many, including celebrities who visit the area. They raised the bar…

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Cliffside Beach Club

OVERVIEW of the Cliffside Beach Club

Begun as a private beach, The Cliffside Beach Club became a private club in 1949 where the same members returned year after year to get the same locker, the same umbrella and the same spot on the beach. The Currie Family bought the Club in 1959 and in…

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Cliffside Inn

OVERVIEW of The Cliffside Inn

Just outside of town and about a block from the legendary Cliff Walk is one of the most charming B&B’s we have seen, the Cliffside Inn. Once the home of noted artist Beatrice Turner, it has retained all the wonderful subtleties of days gone by, while including all the…

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Crowne Pointe Inn, Provincetown MA

OVERVIEW of the Crowne Pointe Inn

Provincetown or "P-Town" as it is affectionately called by locals and fans sits at the northern tip of Cape Cod, bordered on three sides by the Atlantic. Its history goes back nearly 400 years…this is where the Mayflower actually landed and the Mayflower Compact…

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Delamar on Greenwich Harbor CT

OVERVIEW of the Delamar on Greenwich Harbor

The Delamar on Greenwich Harbor is ideally located in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, easily accessible from NYC, New Jersey, New England and even Philadelphia. Waterfront rooms and great dining make this a wonderful weekend escape. Opened in 2002 after extensive…

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Estancia La Jolla, La Jolla CA

OVERVIEW of Estancia La Jolla

Just north of San Diego lies the upscale enclave of La Jolla (pronounced hoy-a), and within it, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, a peaceful refuge from the bustle of the city. The impeccably manicured grounds are designed in Spanish hacienda…

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Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Del Mar CA

OVERVIEW of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The magnificent 249-room luxury San Diego resort, Fairmont Grand Del Mar,  captures the elegance and comfort of an old-world Mediterranean estate with an enviable Southern California locale. Its design honors the indelible style of visionary architect Addison Mizner (1872-1933)…

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Francis Malbone Inn

OVERVIEW of Francis Malbone Inn

Conveniently located downtown, within walking distance to everything, The Francis Malbone is our choice as the best B&B in downtown Newport. That says something because this town is filled with wonderful B&B’s. This gorgeous inn was built in 1790 for a shipping merchant and stands today…

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Grand Colonial La Jolla

OVERVIEW of the Grand Colonial La Jolla

La Jolla is our favorite part of San Diego and The Grand Colonial is the ideal base for your activities in the area. The hotel is a wonderful and warm European style boutique hotel steeped in history, but perfectly…

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Gurney’s Inn, Montauk

OVERVIEW for Gurney's Inn Montauk

Gurney's Inn Montauk has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation led by new owners George Filopoulos and Lloyd Goldman that has transformed the once stodgy old resort into the new hot spot at the East End. Wunderkind designer Michael Kramer has created 38 new oceanfront suites with grand terraces overlooking…

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Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

OVERVIEW of Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina

A few years back, new owners George Filopoulos and Lloyd Goldman  transformed the once stodgy old Gurney's Montauk resort into the new hot spot at the East End of Long Island. Now they have worked their…

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Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina, Montauk

OVERVIEW of Gurney's Star Island

Gurney's Star Island has been around for quite some time, (80+ years to be exact) and its distinctive lighthouse is familiar to many. An extensive 2009 renovation refreshed the property and it is now an even better destination, ideal for couples or families. The Yacht Club is the setting…

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Harbor View Hotel

OVERVIEW of the Harborview Hotel

At the eastern end of the Island, perched on a bluff overlooking the Lighthouse and Edgartown Harbor, the Harbor View Hotel opened in 1891 and remains the island’s premier full service hotel. While boasting all the modern amenities you would expect,…

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Hob Knob Inn

OVERVIEW of the Hob Knob Inn

Affectionately named after her grandparent's sprawling country home in Ohio….The Hob Knob, owner Margaret H. White has created a charming and comfortable eco boutique hotel which may be the only truly "green" property on the island. Everyone has their preference…

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Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles CA

OVERVIEW The Hotel Bel-Air opened its doors in 1946 and quickly became a favorite of the Hollywood elite including Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. Purchased in 2008 by Dallas businesswoman Caroline Hunt, the hotel became a member of the esteemed Dorchester Collection…

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Inn at Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington

OVERVIEW of the Inn at Langley

Whidbey Island is a wonderful weekend retreat, particularly for Seattle and Portland city dwellers. Its natural beauty, local wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, outdoor activities and quaint charm make an ideal place to relax and unwind. The island is about 30 miles north of Seattle, and is…

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La Mer/Dewey House

OVERVIEW of the La Mer/Dewey House

Staying here is getting the best of all worlds. La Mer and Dewey House are delightful, private and intimate oceanfront B&B’s, but are part of the adjacent Southernmost Hotel which has three pools, two outside bars and a fishing pier.  Also part of the complex is the Southernmost…

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Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla CA

OVERVIEW of The Lodge at Torrey Pines

Set on 6 1/2 acres beside the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of the most dramatic settings for a resort in the country. The beautiful Torrey Pines State Park with its beaches,…

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Mill Street Inn

OVERVIEW of The Mill Street Inn

An article surfaced the delightful Mill Street Inn and I was charmed by this all-suite property housed in a 19th century mill. With 23 suites, the Inn is located just two blocks from the center of town, convenient to restaurants and shopping. It is a member…

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Nantucket Hotel

OVERVIEW of the Nantucket Hotel

A few years back, the Snider family purchased the old Point Breeze Hotel (circa 1891), poured a ton of money into a complete renovation and the result is the wonderful, family friendly Nantucket Hotel + Resort. Properties are run better when the owners are also the operators and The…

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Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

OVERVIEW of Newport Beach Hotel & Suites

The Newport Hotel and Suites is one of the best values I have seen in a long time. Ideally located across the street from the Easton Beach, minutes from the Cliff Walk and next to the Newport Pond, the hotel is the perfect choice…

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Nick’s Cove, Marshall CA

OVERVIEW of Nick's Cove

The 1 ½ drive to Nick’s from San Francisco is worth the trip alone as you make your way up the coast though redwood forests, on winding mountain roads with more hairpin turns than you’ve ever experienced and beside green pastures with…

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Ocean Key Resort

OVERVIEW of the Ocean Key Resort

If location is everything, then the Ocean Key Resort has it all. Situated at the end of bustling Duval Street and right on the Gulf, the Resort stands next to Mallory Square the site of the nightly sundown festival.

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Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch

OVERVIEW of The Ocean Place Resort & Spa

Sitting right next to the lively Pier Village with its boutique shops and restaurants, Ocean Place is the only full service hotel directly on the ocean at the Jersey Shore. The views from the rooms are spectacular up…

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Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank

OVERVIEW of the Oyster Point Hotel

Red Bank is just about the hottest town in this part of the Jersey Shore. Great restaurants, a hopping night scene, delightful shops and boutiques and wonderful antique stores are all part of a revitalization project started about 10 years…

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Parrot Key Resort

OVERVIEW of Parrot Key Resort

It is not often that a new resort is built in Key West, so Parrot Key, made the wait worthwhile. Located about two miles outside the center of town on North Roosevelt Blvd.(U.S. 1) this is the perfect places for families, couples traveling together or "girl's…

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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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Rancho Bernardo, San Diego CA

OVERVIEW of Rancho Bernardo

Nestled amidst the sprawling neighborhoods of San Diego’s coastal mountains, Rancho Bernardo has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond award for 33 years running and has earned the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine. It is a cozy and intimate respite just 30 minutes from downtown…

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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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Ritz Carlton, Ft Lauderdale FL

OVERVIEW at Ritz Carlton, Ft Lauderdale

Staying at a Ritz Carlton is always a pleasure and staying at one on the water makes the experience even better. The Ritz Carlton Ft. Lauderdale sits right on the Atlantic and boasts an elevated pool with fantastic ocean…

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Royal Blues Hotel, Deerfield Beach FL

OVERVIEW of Royal Blues Hotel

We are always so impressed when a new hotel or restaurant opens and it is clear that the owners have put a lot of thought into their new venture. Such is the case of the Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield…

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Sherburne Inn

OVERVIEW at The Sherburne inn

The words elegant, gracious and tranquil aptly describe this beautiful year round inn, just a block from the center of town. The first thing you notice as you approach the Sherburne Inn is the meticulously manicured lawn and the beautiful rear gardens surrounding an intimate setting of Adirondack chairs.…

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Sofitel, Los Angeles CA

OVERVIEW of Sofitel

Los Angeles is notorious for having no real downtown area. However if it did have one, it would probably be the few blocks surrounding the Beverly Center. A major shopping and dining destination in its own right, the Beverly Center has garnered a panoply…

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Sound View, Greenport, NY

OVERVIEW of Sound View

We came upon, Sound View, a wonderful little gem of a hotel on the Eastern end of Long Island, via a mention in a magazine and it looked so interesting that we immediately booked an overnight. Built @1935 as a "motel", it…

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Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach OR

OVERVIEW of the Stephanie Inn

Just an hour and a half from Portland, the oceanfront Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach offers spectacular views of majestic Haystack Rock, the Pacific Ocean and the Oregon Coast. Fireplace rooms and a wonderful restaurant add to the charm. Excellent accommodations…

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Sunset Key Cottages

OVERVIEW of Sunset Key Cottages

Few choices are better for a truly special occasion than the Sunset Key Cottages located on a private 27 acre tropical island, just a 10 minute boat ride from the heart of Key West.

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The exquisite cottages, which make…

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The Breakers on the Ocean

OVERVIEW of The Breakers on the Ocean

Nestled in the heart of the "Irish Riviera" in Spring Lake, NJ, The Breakers on the Ocean is an elegant, full service hotel, just steps from the beach and the Atlantic. A delightful wrap-around porch offers the opportunity to…

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The Chanler at Cliff Walk

OVERVIEW of The Chanler at Cliff Walk

If the adage “location, location, location” is true, then The Chanler is perfectly positioned to take advantage of it. Perched atop towering cliffs overlooking Eaton Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, few spots offer as dramatic a setting. Housed in…

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The Gardens Hotel

OVERVIEW of the Gardens Hotel

Once the largest private estate on the island, the Gardens Hotel has been transformed into an exotic oasis just blocks from the action on Duval. The Main Building, which houses Reception, has a delightful living room with reading material, videos and…

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The Harborfront Inn, Greenport

OVERVIEW of the Harborfront Inn

The historic village of Greenport, New York is the perfect base for a visit to the North Fork of Long Island. Ideally located at the eastern end of the North Fork, Greenport gives you easy access to many of the best wineries…

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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 Reeds at Shelter Haven, Stone Harbor, NJ

OVERVIEW of The Reeds

Some of the best properties in America were created by business people who had spent their lives “on the road” and decided to open their own inn or hotel incorporating the “best” of what they had experienced in their travels. The Inn at…

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The Vanderbilt

OVERVIEW of The Vanderbilt

In a town with great accommodations, the relatively new The Vanderbilt takes its place among the best. Originally built in 1909 by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, the former Vanderbilt Hall was purchased by the Grace Hotel Group in recent years and painstakingly restored…

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The Virginia, Cape May NJ

OVERVIEW of The Virginia Hotel

The Virginia Hotel, is a landmark building circa 1879 and located in the heart of the historic district, just a few blocks from the beach. Wraparound porches and a delightful outdoor dining patio beckon in warm weather and a lively bar…

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The Wauwinet

OVERVIEW of The Wauwinet

An acclaimed Relais & Chateau property (the only one on Nantucket), the Wauwinet is located about 9 miles from town at the northeastern part of the island and if you like inn accommodations, this would have to top any list. The rooms…

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Topping Rose, Bridgehampton

OVERVIEW of Topping Rose

In 2005, two old friends, Bill Campbell and Simon Critchell, joined together to purchase and restore Topping Rose House, which was built in 1842 for Judge Abraham Topping Rose and his family, and transform it into a year-round luxury boutique hotel.  The stunning design by architect Roger…

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Union Street Inn

OVERVIEW of The Union Street Inn

Union Street Inn, the only one of our Featured Properties in Nantucket to actually be in-town, is a beautiful circa 1770 inn with wide plank pine floors and 12 luxuriously appointed, guest rooms. Exquisitely maintained and gorgeously decorated, the rooms here (6 have working fireplaces) are among the…

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Vineyard Square Hotel

OVERVIEW of the Vineyard Square Hotel

With wonderful views of the harbor, the 28 room Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites is perfectly located in the center of town, surrounded by shops, art galleries and restaurants. Virtually anywhere you would like  to go in Edgartown is only steps away.…

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White Elephant Hotel

OVERVIEW of White Elephant Hotel

Minutes from the center of town and sitting on the edge of the harbor is the elegant White Elephant Hotel, a sophisticated luxury hotel with 53 guest rooms and suites and 11 garden cottages. Personal service, as evidenced by the high staff to guest ratio, is important here and…

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