Viewing: B&B

The Hurst House, Ephrata PA: A Fairy Tale Stay in Amish Country

At the Hurst House B&B, in Ephrata PA (Lancaster County), a couple of swans float contentedly in a landscaped pond, swallows dart in and out of Victorian eaves, the patched greens of farmland extend as far as the eye can see. Have I stumbled into a Fairy Tale?? Well, close. The Hurst House, high on […] Read more

Frederick MD: A Mini-Philly With A Charm All Its Own

WHY GO: Maryland’s second largest city (after Baltimore), Frederick MD, is on the move. Distilleries have popped up like stills in the hills, and a stunning downtown canal-walk swarms with locals on balmy days and nights. With its brick row homes, adorable boutiques, and growing culinary scene, Frederick feels like a mini-Philly but has a […] Read more

Swanendele Inn, Ridge MD: A Luxury Hideout in Southern Maryland

On a promontory at the Southern tip of St. Mary’s County MD, where the Potomac River meets Chesapeake Bay, the Swanendele Inn is the perfect hideaway for stressed out intellectuals, nature lovers, and really anyone seeking a slow-paced few days away from the grind. Opened in June 2019, it’s one of the most elegant and […] Read more

Stony Creek CT and the Thimble Islands; A Favorite of Presidents, Tom Thumb and Ayn Rand

WHY GO: When Ayn Rand needed to gather material for The Fountainhead, when President Taft sought a summer home, when Tom Thumb came a-courting, they all turned to this slip of Connecticut that many travelers miss. Most assume that the dingy industrial harbors glimpsed through windshields while barreling up I-95 define the Connecticut coast, but, […] Read more

Red Fox Inn and Tavern, Middleburg VA: Fox Hunting Chic

The Red Fox Inn and Tavern in Middleburg VA is one of the oldest and finest inns in the country – established in 1728 – so it’s not hard to imagine Bold Faced Names like Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie Kennedy  overnighting here during fox-hunting seasons of yore. While the restaurant and several rooms are located […] Read more

Ellwanger Estate B&B, Rochester NY

The handsome Ellwanger Estate, former home of Rochester socialite Helen Ellwanger, wife of horticulturist George Ellwanger, and founder of the Landmark Society of Western NY, sits very near the park-like Mount Hope Cemetery – where Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglas are buried – in this historic and wealthy section of Rochester. First built as […] Read more

Hudson Valley Rose, Middletown, NY – A Country Weekend to Remember

Your first view of Hudson Valley Rose Bed & Breakfast in Middletown, NY is that of a tree-lined gravel road that seems to go on and on and on. Surrounded by all the lush foliage, you might be tempted to belt out the 1960s hit TV Show theme song, “Green Acres is the place to be. Farm […] Read more

Carpe Diem Guesthouse and Spa, Provincetown MA: Updated To Luxe Standards

Carpe Diem owner, Stephen Hooper worked for Donna Karan for over 20 years. His husband, Paul Graves, was a NY attorney. Three years ago, they gave up their high-power jobs and their homes in Brooklyn and upstate NY to establish a life in their “Happy Place,” Provincetown – where they met many years ago. Hooper’s […] Read more

Cold Spring NY Day Trip: Charming Village On Scenic Hudson Valley Train Ride

WHY GO: A Cold Spring NY day trip is as close as it gets to time travel into 19th Century America. The entire center of the village was placed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its more than 200 well-preserved structures. Most were built before the Civil War when the town housed […] Read more

Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield NH

From the fallen bones of 300 year old barns emerged the upscale Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield NH. In the early 1980’s, a collection of decrepit barns and sheds, first built in the 1700’s, were all that stood on this small hill overlooking busy Route 9. In 1984, Pamela Lendzion hired architect Rod Williams, who […] Read more

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