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What Could Be More Romantic Than Surprise Getaway to New England Inns

February 9, 2017
Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA has a Date Night Package © 2017 Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

From the mountains of Vermont and cultural hub of Massachusetts to the canals of Amsterdam, what could be more romantic than surprising your special someone with a last-minute Valentine’s Day escape?

The Inn at Manchester, Vermont 

For couples still looking for a special Valentine’s Day getaway, the Inn at Manchester’s Fireside Romance package helps set the mood for a romantic winter escape. Lovebirds can sip on cocktails in the Inn’s cozy living room-style pub, discover the peaceful charm of Southern Vermont, and relax by their own private fireplace.

Available through March 31, 2017 based on availability, the Fireside Romance package includes: two nights’ accommodations in a room with a fireplace;  full breakfast daily; Vermont chocolate and a bottle of wine upon arrival. Prices start at $255 per night in a suite, based on double occupancy. Valid on new reservations only. Call 802-362-1793 to book.

The Inn at Manchester is located at 3967 Main Street, Manchester, VT. For more information, visit www.innatmanchester.com.

 Romance in The Berkshires

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Berkshires transforms into a picturesque New England destination for travelers looking for a romantic winter getaway. Two renowned Berkshires properties – Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, and  Porches at MASS MoCA in North Adams – invite guests to rekindle the romance with value-added Date Night packages:

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA: Red Lion Inn’s warm lobby fireplace has been welcoming travelers since 1773, and this winter will welcome couples looking to rekindle the romance. The inn’s Date Night package includes overnight accommodations, a $50 dining voucher, a bottle of wine and a box of locally-made chocolates.  Rates start at $210 Monday-Sunday and $280 Friday and Saturday based on double occupancy. Available until May 25, 2017.  To book, visit www.redlioninn.com.

Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adam, MA: Guests can discover of the art of romance at the Porches Inn at MASS MoCA. The Date Night Package includes accommodations, two tickets to MASS MoCA, and a three-course dinner for two at the Gramercy Bistro, Pera Mediterranean Bistro or The Williams Inn restaurant. Rates start at $287 per night Sunday – Thursday and $337 per night on Friday and Saturday based on double occupancy. Available through May 18, 2017. To book, visit www.porches.com.

 The Dylan – Amsterdam 

For couples looking to take their romance international, The Dylan, the refined luxury boutique hotel centrally located in Amsterdam’s trendy “nine streets” shopping area, welcomes couples with sweet poetry.  On February 14, Amsterdam’s Poetry Pusher will create personalized poems for couples on an old fashioned typewriter based on each couples interests and likes.

Available February 11-19, 2017, The Dylan’s Valentine Package features, one overnight stay; Dylan buffet breakfast; the hotel’s signature High Wine experience; a special Valentine gift and poem created by the “Poetry Pusher” (customized poem for guests staying on February 14 only, guests visiting other nights will receive special Dylan Poem crafted by the Poetry Pusher). Rates start at €405 (approximately $431 USD) per package, based on a double room for two people. Additional nights are available starting at €400 per night including breakfast.  Package is subject to available and excludes 5% city tax. To book, visit www.dylanamsterdam.com.

The Date Night packages are available throughout the winter, blackout dates may apply; taxes and gratuities additional.

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Award-Winning Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe, Introduces ‘Southwest Splendor’ All-Inclusive Cultural Package

January 12, 2013

“Where the Orient and Old West Come Together,” The Inn of The Five Graces, recently named to Condé Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2013 Gold List “Best Hotels in the World,” and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards #1 hotel in the Southwest, is celebrating in style with the debut of “Southwest Splendor,” an all inclusive culturally-oriented package available now through April, 2013.

From the distinctive historic adobe and stone structures, and private enclave of lushly-landscaped courtyards to the tolling church bells amid the high desert air, the luxurious 24-room inn evokes “life as it is meant to be,” — an experience that rejuvenates the senses and stirs the soul.

The “Southwest Splendor” package includes suite accommodations; Southwest inspired breakfast for two; Tibetan-inspired fireside massage for two (inclusive of gratuity); Desert Blends gift set with massage oil, scrub, clay and lotion, handcrafted for the Inn; two four-day passes to five museums, including The Place of the Governors, that houses the New Mexico History Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art and the Museum of International Folk Art; and a one hour private cultural walking tour of historic Santa Fe. Prices begin at $1,065 for two nights (based on space availability).

“Our mission is to offer guests opulence at its finest with an unrivaled experience, pairing excellent service, delectable cuisine and exquisite accommodations,” says General Manager Sharif Seret.

Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s historic district, The Inn of The Five Graces, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux, anchors the historic, 17th century Barrio de Analco, or Quarter “Across the Water” in the language of the Mexican Tlaxcala Indians, who came to Santa Fe in 1598 with Spanish explorers. The world-class Inn blends Eastern tradition with New Mexican hospitality and sensual elegance. The low golden buildings of the Inn, some centuries old, hold suites of unsurpassing beauty. Interiors are lavishly decorated with intricate mosaic tiles, coved ceilings, thick beams carved by hand hundreds of years ago, hand crafted Tibetan furnishings, richly-colored throws, jewel-toned carpets, gleaming chandeliers and wood-burning fireplaces.

Guestroom amenities include sumptuous robes and slippers, a complimentary mini bar with non alcoholic beverages and kitchenettes. Upon arrival, guests are treated to chips and salsa, complimentary hot cider, cappuccino, espresso, coffee, tea, and a wine and cheese reception on Friday evenings. The Inn also boasts complimentary breakfast, the adjacent 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar, a 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, a full-service fitness center and an enchanting spa with an enticing treatment menu inspired by the natural setting and the hotel’s unique fusion of Tibetan and East Indian ideals, traditions and style.

The three serene courtyards of The Inn of Five Graces are lined with flagstone floors, brimming with plants and flowers, vines rising up and over walkways and arches, tall flowing fountains, and silver-lined lounge chairs. These private courtyards offer a peaceful spot for guests to enjoy complimentary breakfast or a tranquil retreat from the daily bustle of Santa Fe.

Award-Winning Inn

The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Inn of The Five Graces was named #1 hotel in the Southwest by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s 25th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards; U.S. News &World Report’s “Best Hotels in the USA,” ranking #39 overall, including #1 hotel in New Mexico, #1 hotel in Santa Fe; and #8 in the category of Relais & Chateaux Hotels, a member organization based in France with a collection of the finest hotels from 55 different countries around the globe.

The 24-room Inn of The Five Graces, with some suites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a private honey walled sanctuary of lavishly decorated and supremely comfortable suites with dual sinks, deep soaking tubs, art and artifacts, and wood burning fireplaces. The Inn is the ultimate resort-like destination that presents Santa Fe’s many indulgences within strolling distance from its luxury accommodations. Hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, fly fishing, hot air ballooning, horseback riding, golf, skiing, snowshoeing, wine tasting, fine dining, shopping, art galleries and museums are all within city limits.

The Inn of The Five Graces was originally known as Seret’s 1001 Nights which opened in 1996 after present proprietors Ira and Sylvia Seret, internationally-known importers and creators of unique and exotic architectural elements, rugs, furnishings and antiques, took a cluster of historic buildings and created a magical and fanciful retreat, curated with near-eastern treasures and antiques purchased and brought back from their travels. Sylvia Seret, a renowned mosaic artist, designed the fabulous mosaic tile-work for the suites and bathrooms, while Ira Seret enhanced the Inn with his touch for art and interior design.

In 2002, the Inn found its new name honoring its exotic, sensuous and luxurious atmosphere along with its many Silk Route artifacts. The Five Graces was chosen, in honor of the five “graces,” an Eastern belief that people are graced with five ways to enjoy the pleasures of the world – sight, sound, touch, smell, taste.

Getting Here

Nestled in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Inn of The Five Graces is located in the historic district of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the corner of Old Santa Fe Trail, one of the main and most historic roads into the city at 150 East DeVargas Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The city of Santa Fe is in the north central area of the state, about an hour’s drive north of Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. Visitors can arrive via Highway I-25.

Most major airlines service Albuquerque, and it is a one-hour flight from Phoenix, 1.5 hours from Dallas, and two hours from Los Angeles. There is also a municipal airport in Santa Fe, with American Airlines flights from LAX and DFW, which services commuter airlines and private aircraft. For more information about The Inn of The Five Graces “Southwest Splendor” package, romance, honeymoon and/or spa packages, call 505/992-0957, e-mail guestservices@fivegraces.com or visit www.fivegraces.com.

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Horse Stamp Inn on Georgia Coast Winter Promotion Features Golf at Sanctuary Cove

December 18, 2012
The Horse Stamp Inn is nestled on 16 sprawling acres of the Georgia coast, with expansive pastures, rustic horse barn.
The Horse Stamp Inn is nestled on 16 sprawling acres of the Georgia coast, with expansive pastures, rustic horse barn.

The Horse Stamp Inn, inWaverly, Georgia, one of the newest and most distinctive bed & breakfast inns on the Georgia coast, is hosting a winter promotion that includes golf at the championship Sanctuary Cove, designed by Fred Couples and Davis Love III. The golf course sits on the Golden Isles of Georgia, representing one of the top semi-private golf facilities in the state.

From January 1 thru March 15, 2013, guests of the Inn who stay for a minimum of two nights (based on availability) will receive one complimentary round of golf, including cart. Sanctuary Cove Golf Course is only seven miles from the Inn and a perfect accompaniment to the luxurious and handsome Southern mansion (second person pays $35 to play).

The 5-bedroom Inn is nestled on 16 sprawling acres with expansive pastures, rustic horse barn and artesian fresh water pond. Owners Tom and Kris Hutcheson begin each day with breakfast prepared from fresh and locally produced ingredients. Guests can have breakfast served in their room or suite, choose to dine on the al fresco verandah or in the homey Inn kitchen.

The inn features oversized accommodations with exquisite rural country views, a private salt water swimming pool 16’ x 32’, a horse-friendly four-stall stable with tack/saddle room, a large chicken coop for fresh farm-to-table eggs, brick fire pit for bonfires, picnics and cooking fresh caught fish from the pond, and farm-to-table breakfast featuring family favorite dishes that also respect guests’ dietary needs.

Horse Stamp Inn, 2418 Horse Stamp Church Road, Waverly, Georgia 31565, 912.882.6280, www.HorseStampInn.com.

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Bar Harbor’s Historic Balance Rock Inn Opens for Summer Season on Frenchman’s Bay

May 3, 2012

Built as a family ‘cottage’ 109 years ago, when wealthy tycoons selected the most desirable locations along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast for their summer season mansions, the Balance Rock Inn in Bar Harbor today presents romantic ambiance and luxurious amenities.

The Balance Rock Inn (circa 1903) is opening for the Summer Season for guests to enjoy the privacy and serenity of Frenchman’s Bay and the opulence of days gone by. Built as a family ‘cottage’ 109 years ago, when wealthy tycoons selected the most desirable locations along the rocky, island-studded Maine coast for their summer season mansions, the Balance Rock Inn today presents romantic ambiance and luxurious amenities to new and returning guests through the end of October.

The Inn celebrates the “balance rock”, a precariously positioned boulder and a huge remnant from an ice age. On the Inn’s sloping lawn down to the shoreline, guests can gaze from the veranda past the glistening swimming pool, flower gardens and nearly three acres of sweeping lawns framed with stately trees to where the property connects with the historic Shore Path walk along the water’s edge.

The Balance Rock’s 21 rooms and suites and three apartment-style luxury suites are tastefully outfitted in harmonious colors, handsome wall coverings and handcrafted furnishings. Each accommodation is unique with features such as ocean views, fireplaces, whirlpool baths, saunas and private porches. Guests have been returning season after season to pamper themselves in the luxury and amenities that set the Balance Rock Inn apart from the expected.

A lavish Breakfast buffet is prepared for guests daily where they can dine and relive the splendor of the Gilded Age in the dining room, sundeck or verandah ~ featuring impeccable service and a full hot and cold menu. The well-stocked Verandah Bar is a popular spot to relax and meet other guests throughout the day with cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres presented nightly.

Only a block from the restaurants, shops, galleries, museums and outdoor activities that define Bar Harbor, The Balance Rock Inn is a perfect getaway to experience scenic bike riding, granite peak hiking, sightseeing boat tours to view whales or seals or to indulge your taste for lobster within steps of the front door.

For generations, the shingle-style building has been an icon of comfort, grace and style. As guests walk the historic Shore Path, winding from the seaport’s pier along the ocean’s edge and past many glorious mansions built over a century ago, it’s obvious why visitors recognize the Balance Rock Inn as a gem of hospitality, spectacular scenery and innate charm.

Balance Rock Inn, 21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, 800-753-0494 or 207-288-2610, www.BalanceRockInns.com.

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Select Registry Gives Away ‘Vacation of A Lifetime’: Free Nights at Each of 350 Leading Inns

February 16, 2012

Travelers can win a “vacation of a lifetime” with a new contest from Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. The grand prize winner will be entitled to a free night stay at each of the nearly 350 inns and B&B’s in the Select Registry™ portfolio for a full year.

“It’s a dream vacation – an opportunity to explore exciting new places and visit family and friends, with complimentary accommodations at the most celebrated inns and bed and breakfasts throughout the U.S. and Canada,” says Will Carlson, executive director, Select Registry.

To enter the Vacation Of A Lifetime Contest, you register with the Select Registry Golden Quill Loyalty Program at http://www.SelectRegistry.com/GoldenQuill. After that, each of your qualified Golden Quill nights throughout 2012 will count as an additional entry.

One grand prize winner will be entitled to a free night’s lodging at each of the nearly 350 Select Registry inns, B&Bs and boutique hotels throughout North America, redeemable for a full year.

Additionally, three first-place winners each will get a $500 Select Registry Gift Certificate good at all the portfolio’s properties. Five second-place winners will each receive a $250 Select Registry Gift Certificate.

Select Registry’s Vacation Of A Lifetime Contest is open to travelers ages 18 years of age and older in the U.S. and Canada. The promotion ends midnight EST, Dec. 31, 2012, and winners will be announced in early 2013.

Only 350 inns in North America have earned this designation, passing rigorous inspections to gain and then maintain membership.
Former Vacation of a Lifetime winner Lee Willson traveled with his wife, Joyce, from their home in Washington to Select Registry inns in that state as well as in Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C. and British Columbia.

“We stayed at amazing inns in cities and towns where we have friends and relatives,” Willson explains. “Joyce and I like regional cooking and things that are local and unique. We sampled fantastic regional cuisine from the Pacific Northwest all the way to New Orleans and Charleston, and we got our recommendations from the Select Registry innkeepers.

“Unique experiences – that’s what we got at each B&B,” Willson continues, “along with beautiful accommodations and a real feel for the local culture. It truly was the ‘vacation of a lifetime.’”

For a quick video on Select Registry’s Vacation Of A Lifetime Contest and a look at the portfolio’s celebrated inns, visit http://www.selectregistry.com/Vacation-of-a-Lifetime.asp

About Select Registry
Select Registry is a collection of North America’s premier inns. Member properties must pass rigorous, unannounced quality inspections to gain and maintain admission to this elite portfolio. Many of the inns are recipients of coveted industry awards for both service and ambiance, including: Best Small Hotels in the U.S., Top Ten Romantic Inns, Best Breakfast in America, Best Places To Watch the Sun Set, and World’s Best Adventure Lodges. Only 350 of the 20,000 inns and bed and breakfasts in North America have qualified to join this “best-of-the-best” collection. To explore Select Registry inns across North America, visit http://www.selectregistry.com.

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The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls, New Hampshire Offer Two-For-One Specials Throughout January

December 29, 2011

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls, a collection of six properties including four inns and two cottages located in Meredith, New Hampshire, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, are offering a Two-for-One special throughout January, when guests can reserve two consecutive nights, Sunday – Friday (excluding 1/15 & 1/27) and only pay for one.

Guests also receive two $25 credits towards a full massage or facial at the Inns’ world-class Cascade Spa. The special also includes two-for-one breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees at participating restaurants per day, and a coupon book to 12 boutiques in the Mill Falls Market Place.

January also happens to be Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month in New Hampshire, and there’s plenty of skiing near Meredith. January 7-12 is Ski NH’s Learn to Ski & Snowboard Free Week, where first-time skiers and snowboarders receive a free learn to ski or snowboard lesson, free equipment rentals and a free beginner terrain lift ticket. Participants must register with Ski NH to download a Learn to Ski & Ride Free coupon then make a reservation with one of several participating resorts, including Waterville Valley and Gunstock Mountain Resort. Registration begins on January 2 and is first-come, first-served.

Full Moon Snowshoe Walks are offered every winter at Prescott Farm in Laconia – this year, on Wednesday, January 19th from 7-8pm. Environmental educators will guide visitors on an hour-long walk along one of Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center trails, encouraging visitors to use their senses to explore the area in a different way. Participants will learn to identify several constellations in the night sky and discuss the habits of nocturnal animals.

After a day or evening of skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, visitors may want to check out Deals After Dark at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton. Starting January 10th through February 28th, between 5 and 8pm, shoppers will be rewarded with deeper discounts.

Topping off a perfect day of skiing and shopping, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante’ is one of the Lakes Region’s most loved since 1989. Known for being “Very Musical, Very Italian & Very Good!” this full service restaurant offers nightly musical entertainment along with award-winning pizza, pasta, seafood, steak, chicken, vegetarian, gluten-free and more.

Gift certificates are available for lodging and the Cascade Spa (at church Landing). Pet friendly rooms and a wellness room are also available

The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, 312 Daniel Webster Highway , Meredith, NH 03253    800-622-6455, http://millfalls.com/inns/index.htm.

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Select Registry Member Inns Supports B&B’s For Vets with Free Stay, Nov. 10

October 23, 2011

Historic St. Augustine, Florida. The St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine is participating in the free night's stay program for veterans, Nov. 10 (c) Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America joins B&B For Vets to honor the men and women of the armed forces with an offer of complimentary accommodations, Thurs., Nov. 10, the night before Veterans Day. Last year, nearly 100 Select Registry inns in 26 states, Ontario and British Columbia signed on to mark the day of observance by providing complimentary rooms to service members. Many of these properties included other perks too, such as discounts on spa services, dining and local activities.

Last year, more than 900 properties across North America participated in B&B For Vets, a program conceived in 2008. The campaign continues to enjoy enthusiastic support from innkeepers this year too.

The free night’s stay is good for active and retired members of the armed forces. To participate, service members must show a valid military or Veterans Administration ID. Inns are offering one or more complimentary rooms, available to vets and one guest on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the military should contact the B&Bs directly to reserve their room.

Here’s the current list of participants:

 

Arkansas

Arsenic and Old Lace B&B, Eureka Springs

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

Hilltop Manor, Hot Springs

 

California

Emma Nevada House, Nevada City

 

Colorado

Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast, Denver

 

Connecticut

Stonecroft Country Inn, Ledyard

 

Florida

St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine

 

Georgia

Chanticleer Inn B&B, Lookout Mountain

Glen-Ella Springs Inn, Clarkesville

Beechwood Inn, Clayton

 

Kentucky

A Storybook Inn, Versailles

 

 

Maine

Inn at Sunrise Point, Camden

Captain Jefferds Inn, Kennebunkport

Maine Stay Inn & Cottages, Kennebunkport

Captain Lord Mansion, Kennebunkport

 

Maryland

Savage River Lodge, Frostburg

Wayside Inn, Ellicott City

Brampton Inn, Chestertown

Sandaway-Waterfront Lodging, Oxford

 

Massachusetts

Captains House Inn, Chatham

The Birchwood Inn, Lenox

Gabriel’s at the Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown

 

Michigan

Inn at Black Star Farms, Sutton’s Bay

Mississippi

Fairview Inn, Jackson

 

New Jersey

Candlelight Inn, North Wildwood

Mainstay Inn, Cape May

 

New York

Genesee Country Inn B&B, Mumford-Rochester

Asa Ransom, Clarence

Geneva on the Lake, Geneva

 

North Carolina

1898 Waverly Inn, Hendersonville

1906 Pine Crest Inn, Tryon

White Doe Inn, Manteo

The King’s Daughther’s Inn, Durham

 

Ohio

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan

Whispering Pines B&B, Dellroy

 

Oregon

WildSpring Guest Habitat, Port Orford

 

Pennsylvania

King’s Cottage, Lancaster

The Beechmont Inn B&B, Hanover

The Lafayette Inn, Easton

Inn at Twin Linden, Churchtown

Reynolds Mansion, Bellefonte

The Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong

The Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown

 

South Carolina

The Cypress Inn, Conway

 

Texas

Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle

 

Vermont

The Inn at the Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield

Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast, Brattleboro

Swift House Inn, Middlebury

West Mountain Inn, Arlington

 

Virginia

Brierley Hill B&B, Lexington

Inn at Riverbend, Pearisburg

 

Washington

Shelburne Inn, Seaview

 

West Virginia

Thomas Shepherd Inn B&B, Shepherdstown

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