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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western PA

Wow! I’ve traveled far and wide and have never, ever, seen anything like this. Named after the local Native American chief who blazed the Indian path that became The National Trail – US Route 40 – Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, just 1 1/2 hours southeast of Pittsburgh, continues to blaze new trails year after year. What exactly […] Read More

Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel: Pittsburgh PA

STAY: Renaissance Pittsburgh. After a savvy redo, the cooly designed luxe Renaissance Pittsburgh in the former Fulton Building, on the riverfront opposite PNC Park, is a top choice for style-minded travelers. Located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Renaissance is right next door to the Byham Theater, within a couple of blocks of the Benedum Center […] Read More

The DeBruce, Livingston Manor NY: Boutique in Fly-Fishing Country

Built in 1880 as an inn, and then a boarding house, The DeBruce has not roamed far from its origins – except stylistically. Now a cool-bean 14-room boutique hotel, owned by hospitality maestros, Sims and Kirstin Foster, (who also own the Arnold House, North Branch Inn, and 9 River Road), the DeBruce is emblematic of […] 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

Loews Boston: Ghosts of Boston’s Men in Blue

There are reminders everywhere of Loews Boston Hotel’s original identity: as Boston Police Headquarters from 1926 until 1997. In 2004, the Irish hotel company, Jury’s, purchased and repurposed the “last major Italianate Renaissance Revival building erected in the city” into a luxury hotel. It became a Loews Hotel in 2009. Two large blue lights flank […] Read More

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Region, Argentina – Relais & Chateaux in the Midst of Malbec Country

Cavas Wine Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, sets a new precedent for vineyard-luxe. Even in winter, when leaves and fruit shrivel and brown, this posh outpost nurtures guests with meticulous service, excellent cuisine, and warm, involved owners. Billed as “The first luxury lodge in the foothills of the Andes,” Cavas Wine Lodge takes some […] 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

The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA: As Close to the VA State House As You Can Get

Once the hotel of choice for government officials, The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA, within steps (and with great views) of the Virginia State Capitol, has been newly renovated and updated as a cute artsy boutique for trendy travelers as well.   Joining the growing number of boutique hotels in Richmond VA (Quirk, Graduate Richmond, and […] Read More

Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel, Washington DC

There are 11 Kimpton Hotels in Washington DC, and many fans of the brand love to try them out one by one. Mason and Rook, opened and welcomed into the Kimpton family a mere two years ago, can be found on a quiet side street – steps from DC’s zesty food and entertainment 14th Street […] Read More

The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC: Fraught With Baggage and So Much Fun

There’s never been a hotel so fraught with figurative baggage, so memorable in its role in the takedown of an American Presidency, as The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. The suffix, “gate,” in fact, has applied to every scandal since, traced back to this newly renovated and mod-sexy hotel on the Potomac River. Yes, Richard […] Read More

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