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1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton NY: Overlooking the St. Lawrence Seaway

Though you have other options, you’ll want to book a river-view room with a balcony at the only upscale hotel right on the waterfront in the Thousand Islands (and the only 4-Diamond hotel in the region), the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton NY. The show outside your window changes throughout the day, but sunrise […] Read more

Best Hotel Booking Site: Compare Top Search Engines

When the first hotel booking site appeared on the web, it was a godsend. Suddenly, you could look up rates, availability, reviews AND book reservations all in one place. But now that online travel planning is a given, we expect more. The best search engines not only offer the cheapest rates but also a variety […] Read more

Sayre Mansion, Bethlehem PA: Stay In Steel Baron Splendor

In 1858, prominent philanthropist Robert Sayre, chief engineer of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, a director of Bethlehem Steel, and trustee of both St. Lukes Hospital and Lehigh University, built his Gothic Revival stone mansion high on a hill overlooking his gritty enterprises. First Impressions of Sayre Mansion Turned into a boutique inn in the 1990’s, […] Read more

Groton Inn and Forge & Vine Restaurant, Groton MA

If you had to be holed up somewhere, you’d be lucky to find yourself at the charming Groton Inn in the small pastoral boarding school burg of Groton MA. A Colonial-style roadside lodging, this brand new iteration stands on the footprint of what had been one of the oldest inns in America with the same […] Read more

Inn At Hastings Park, Lexington MA: Patriotic Luxury

The Patriot’s Day Parade, commemorating the first armed conflict of America’s Revolutionary War, ends right outside the door of the stellar Inn At Hastings Park, and guests have a front row seat to the proceedings from its wraparound porch. Lexington’s Town Green – where the fighting began, is a five-minute walk away. There are only […] Read more

Concord’s Colonial Inn, Concord MA: A Most Patriotic Stay

For travelers seeking an authentic American History overnight, there’s no better place to bed down in Concord Massachusetts than Concord’s Colonial Inn and Tavern, which was a “Witness Building” on the first day of America’s Revolutionary War. The oldest of the inn’s original three structures, now the front desk and gift shop, dates back to […] Read more

Resorts World Catskills, Monticello NY: Betting, Off-Roading, and Luxury in the Former Borscht Belt

From the 1930’s on, hoteliers have capitalized on the beauty of the Catskill Mountains, opening up resorts that drew a mostly middle-class Jewish clientele from New York City (90 miles away): so much so that by the 1950’s and ‘60’s, the area was referred to as “The Borsch Belt.” Grossinger’s, Kutsher’s, and The Concord dominated […] Read more

Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties NY

Resurrecting the spirit of the paper mill that used to command this dogleg turn on Partition St. (before it burned down in the mid- 70’s), then dusting it with understated glitz, the 30-room Diamond Mills Hotel  has become a go-to for weddings and special events for both locals and NYC Brides and Grooms. The hotel, […] Read more

Studio Allston, Allston MA: Groovy, Man, On Boston’s Outskirts

Imagine entering a real life version of the Beatle’s Yellow Submarine, and that’s what you’ll find when you first walk into the lobby of Studio Allston Hotel in Allston MA, opened in April 2018. A mosaic of color above and below you – leading to and splashed on the elevators, it’s like a psychedelic Yellow […] Read more

Royal Sonesta Boston MA: Better Than Ever in 2019

You can just skip right on over to the Boston Museum of Science, or dip your toes in the Charles River from the back door of the Royal Sonesta Boston – a hotel in Cambridge MA that can honestly bill itself as a Modern Art Museum ever since it opened in 1964. At the time, […] Read more

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