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California

 

Los Angeles

 

Beverly Wilshire a Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

 

This hotel, located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, is perhaps best known for its presence in the movie "Pretty Woman." It has received such awards as Conde Nast "Readers' Choice Top 75 in North America," Conde Nast "Gold List" and Travel & Leisure "World Best Award." The concierge can arrange any activity available in the city.

San Diego

 

The Prado Restaurant, San Diego, CA

 

Set in Balboa Park's beautiful House of Hospitality, the Prado is a San Diego icon with warm, wood-beamed dining rooms and a sunny terrace overlooking the park’s gardens. The menu offers a delicious take on Latin-Italian fusion under the newly appointed chef Jonathan Hale. While Hale is busy bringing his own vision to the restaurant, he dare not remove certain dishes, including the Rosemary Roasted Jidori Chicken. Prado at Balboa Park is one of the best places to eat in San Diego for outdoor dining in a relaxed setting or a fun happy hour. The restaurant offers bar seating among a warm and whimsical environment full of glass sculptures and trinkets inspired by the surrounding museums. Don’t be offended if your server asks if you’re in a hurry—the spot attracts throngs of theatre patrons who have tickets for the nearby Old Globe Theatre. Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

Santa Barbara

 

Carpinteria State Beach, Carpinteria, CA

Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building enterprise, or "carpentry shop" there, because of naturally-occurring surface tar which was used to seal the boats. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tidepools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi and sea urchins.

 

Global Gardens, Los Olivos, CA

 

Visit the Global Gardens® destination store in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara wine country’s only complete specialty food product line & food tasting room featuring organic, local, gold-medal winning olive oils in the Santa Ynez Valley. We also have a wide range of fruit-infused vinegars, appetizer spreads, glazes, savory snacks and confections all of which are featured daily on the Global Gardens in-store tasting bar. Global Gardens’ products are inspired by travels around this bountiful planet, savoring the colors and flavors of local and exotic lands. We use only the freshest of natural, organic ingredients to make our exclusive food products.

 

Sonoma/Napa/Marin

 

Trail Head Lodging, Sonoma, CA

 

Bed and Breakfast Guest suite in Sonoma Valley Wine Country. 2 bedrooms (available separately), incredible views over the vineyards to the mountains. Luxury horse stabling. Private access to 5,000 acres of trails.

 

Woodside/San Jose

 

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

 

The San Jose Museum of Art is a distinguished museum of modern and contemporary art and a lively center of arts activity in Silicon Valley. The leading institution in the area dedicated to the art of our time, SJMA is committed to providing access for its extraordinarily diverse populations and to pioneering new approaches to interpretation.

 

Florida

 

Ocala

 

Ipanema,  Brazilian Steakhouse, Ocala, FL

 

Through sun-drenched days and sultry nights, Ipanema has a rhythm all its own. Gathering centuries-old traditions with the freshest influences from around the entire world, it embodies a ravenously exotic appeal. Beautiful and sensuous, this is the heart and soul of the Brazilian experience.

 

Heritage Country Inn, Ocala, FL

 

Heritage Country Inn is the Bed & Breakfast experience at its best - comfortable, quiet, and relaxing accommodations, pleasurably and uniquely furnished guest rooms, thoughtful hosts that are dedicated to guest enjoyment and love to pamper their guests, and a location happily situated in the middle of horse country and quaint historic villages, as well as major theme parks and attractions.

 

Wellington

 

Bink Forest Golf Club, Wellington, FL

 

Located in the Village of Wellington, Florida, Binks Forest Golf Club offers the area's premier daily fee golf and banquet facilities. Originally designed by Johnny Miller and Gene Bates, the course was completely renovated in 2007 under the guidance of Gene Bates. Binks Forest is unique among Florida golf courses with rich foliage and pine tree-lined fairways. The new design has improved playability for all levels of golfers, offering four sets of tee boxes. The course is a great experience for the novice and the scratch golfer. In addition to fantastic golf, Binks Forest Golf Club is fast becoming one of the premier banquet and meeting facilities in Palm Beach County. Our newly renovated 30,000 square foot clubhouse includes an elegantly decorated grand ballroom and different banquet and meeting rooms that can accommodate groups from 10 to 500 making Binks Forest Golf Club an outstanding choice for social functions, corporate events and golf tournaments. Members can also enjoy our full fitness center, newly renovated locker rooms, and swimming pool all at affordable prices. 

 

Eau Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

 

Indulge yourself in the cool ocean breezes and warm South Florida sunshine. The Eau Palm Beach offers seven acres of lush tropical gardens and an exclusive beach for the ideal destination of a romantic getaway or a family vacation. Located just steps from the blue waters of Florida’s alluring Atlantic Coast, this award-winning hotel near exclusive West Palm Beach invites you to a unique experience sure to touch all your senses.

 

Mid-Atlantic

 

Long Island/The Hamptons

 

wellNest, Sag Harbor, NY

 

wellNEST is a unique experience where a healthier way of living is not only good for you, but looks good too. Nestled in the village of Sag Harbor, wellNEST offers a wide array of nutraceutical vitamins from renowned doctor and healing specialist, Richard Ash, MD. Additionally, wellNEST houses a gallery of beautiful, eco-practical housewares, personal care items, handmade wooden eyeglasses and the finest cold-pressed organic juices, juice cleanses and raw food delicacies on the East End.

 

Millbrook, NY

 

Charlotte’s Restaurant, Millbrook, NY

 

Charlottes Restaurant is located in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country in the beautiful Hudson River Valley region, of Dutchess County, New York. Charlotte's offers award winning food and an award winning wine list. We also have banquet catering facilities for weddings, rehearsal dinners, Bar Mitzvah's, corporate functions and special events.

 

Millbrook Country House, Millbrook, NY

 

A distinctive destination only ninety miles north of New York City, Millbrook Country House epitomizes a style of country living that is at once sophisticated and relaxed. The gracious grounds and house, with four guest rooms, are ideally placed for full enjoyment of Millbrook’s cultural and sporting scenes. Its tree-lined main street is evenly divided between a succession of small shops and businesses and handsome white-clapboard houses with generous porches. It’s the kind of village where the most important building is the Free Library, the first morning sound to break the night’s silence is likely to be a chorus of robins in spring or, in winter, squadrons of migrating geese.

 

Gladstone, NJ

 

The Gables, Beach Haven, NJ

 

We have five beautifully appointed double-occupancy guestrooms at the newly restored Gables, our Long Beach Island bed and breakfast. The rooms reflect the sumptuous Victorian décor of the time. Each has been individually furnished with period antiques and accessories, a mirrored armoire, Aubusson-style needlepoint carpet and an extremely comfortable Kingsdown queen-sized bed. All rooms have marble bathrooms, four with whirlpool spa tubs, and one, the “Bailey Lloyd,” has a marble half bath with a romantic Victorian claw foot bubble jet tub right in the bedroom.

 

Philadelphia

 

 
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Saratoga, NY

Brunswick Bed and Breakfast, Saratoga, NY

 

We welcome you to the Brunswick Bed and Breakfast. We're pleased that you are considering our Saratoga Bed and Breakfast for your accommodation needs. Located in the heart of Saratoga Springs, there are many activities and Saratoga events to keep you busy, or if you prefer, you can simply relax on our porch.

 

Circular Manor Bed and Breakfast, Saratoga, NY

 

A warm and friendly atmosphere with gracious hospitality! All Guest rooms are exquisitely furnished and feature such amenities as designer linens, central air conditioning and lovely private baths. Each morning guests enjoy an exceptional full gourmet breakfast served in our elegant dining room. Relax with a cup of freshly ground coffee or tea in front of the fireplace or on our Queen Ann-style circular porch. Circular Manor is located in the heart of Saratoga Springs' Historic District and is within walking distance of the Thoroughbred Race Track and downtown attractions. Our guests can take advantage of our ideal location whether they're interested in horse racing, a stroll in the park, fine dining, or an afternoon of shopping.

 

Westchester, NY

Castle on the Hudson, Tarrytown, NY

 

Only thirty minutes north of Manhattan, The Castle on the Hudson sits majestically overlooking the Hudson River on sprawling acres of manicured gardens and grounds. With over 100 years of history, the Castle is undoubtedly a regal escape to the enchanted days of yesteryear. The Castle’s luxurious guestrooms, suites with wood burning fireplaces and impeccable service, continue to be a favorite among dignitaries and celebrities. In addition, the Castle’s award winning dining room, Equus, has also earned a worldwide reputation for excellence. You are invited to experience the utmost in relaxation, service and amenities that continues to be our tradition at the Castle.

 

Blazer Pub, North Salem, NY

 

Join us at the Blazer Pub, just a quick turn off Route 22. This family-owned Irish restaurant and pub offers a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere you can enjoy with both family and friends. Stop by to enjoy our award winning food and stay for a cold beer, with easy access to your favorite premium sports. 

 

Western NY

 

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant, Buffalo, NY

 

Voted best lounge in 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 at the Buffalo Music Awards. Rated 3 *'s by Buffalo News food critic Janice Okun

 

Woods Valley Ski Area, Westernville, NY

 

A great family owned-family friend ski area located near Rome, New York.

 

Western PA

 

Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed & Breakfast

 

Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed & Breakfast offers warm Irish hospitality in a unique sixteen-room French Tudor built in 1937. This magnificent and recently restored home is a landmark of craftsmanship, from its ornate staircase, hard-wood floors throughout, unusual turret and slate roof, to its elaborate 11 foot fireplace. You will be charmed by its unique castle-like architecture.Just three miles away are some of the most-visited trails and beaches in the Great Lakes region. Mentor Headlands and Fairport Harbor are the two most popular Lake Erie beaches. 

 

Lake Erie Wine Country, North East, PA

 

Lake Erie Wine Country, located in the largest grape-growing region east of the Rockies, extends roughly 45 miles from Silver Creek, New York (Chautauqua County) to North East, Pennsylvania (Erie County). By the end of 2011, it will be home to over 23 commercial and estate wineries.

 

New England

 

Boston

Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club, Cape Cod, MA

 

Resort to Freedom at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club. A seaside retreat with 429 acres to satisfy your every whim. A historic Mansion overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Elegant villas along the Cape's only Nicklaus Design golf course. Pools, (4 outdoor and two indoor), warm water Brewster beaches, world-class tennis, a 26-mile bike trail, even croquet on the Front Lawn and bonfires on the beach. Ocean Edge is the perfect destination for your next romantic getaway, family vacation or other memorable celebration. Ocean Edge is tucked away in quaint, historic Brewster, MA, affectionately known as the warmer side of the Cape.

 

Fairfield County, CT

 

Bernards, Ridgefield, CT

 

Experience the contemporary French cuisine and superb service that this 4 star rated restaurant has to offer. Delight in Bernard's signature quality he imparts in every meal. Be it a romantic dinner, a corporate dinner, wedding or any type of celebration, it will surely be memorable.

 

Western MA

 

 

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Woodstock, VT

 

Keepers Café, Reading, VT

 

Enjoy creative comfort food in a relaxed, friendly environment.  Lighter fare or a complete dining experience. Full Bar. Dinner served Tues-Sat @5:00. Summer porch dining. 5 miles south of the Green Mountain Horse Association. 

 

Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock, VT

 

"The Kedron” provides comfortable bedrooms and a relaxed experience for guests with a variety of high quality, affordable food and drink in the dining room, the Tavern or on the porch in the summer. Just down the road from the Green Mountain Horse Association, you are welcome to join us with your riding boots on. South Woodstock, VT

 

Skunk Hollow Tavern, Hartland Four Corners, VT

 

In today’s fast paced world, the Skunk Hollow Tavern is an oasis of calm and comfort that follows a rich tradition more than two hundred years in the making. The picturesque village of Hartland Four Corners has a long history of food, drink and hospitality and town records show that by 1822 the tiny enclave had at least four colonial taverns. The only such classic watering hole visitors will find today is the Skunk Hollow Tavern, in its circa late 18th century setting.Since 1992, live music has been a main feature at the Tavern, with Open Mic night every Wednesday and talented bands of widely varied genres booked every Friday night. Music is always performed downstairs in the Tavern, and dancing is not only allowed, but encouraged!

 

The South

 

Aiken, SC

 

Carriage House Inn, Aiken, SC

 

This luxuriously restored historic Inn caters to all - Equine enthusiasts, couple in search of romance, corporate traveler or tourist exploring our charming town. Relax in one of 16 uniquely decorated accommodations, from deluxe queen with private bath, premium king with double whirlpool or king suite with kitchen. 

 

New Moon Café, Aiken, SC

 

Since 1995 the New Moon Café has been serving up creative comfort food using fresh, local ingredients. Everything we serve is authentic food. We roast our own coffee in small batches, bake our breads & pastries in house, and make our soups from scratch every day. Outstanding food doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive; it just requires a devotion to creating genuine food in an extraordinary way. 

 

Charlottesville, VA

 

Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick, VA

 

Named 'Number 1 Top Small Resorts' in the Mainland USA by Condé Nast Traveler. History and spectacular landscapes come together at Charlottesville, where Thomas Jefferson country meets Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Celebrated landmarks, including Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia, are clustered here among swathes of the East Coast's most beautiful scenery, home to renowned horse races, hunts and vineyards. This is the setting for Keswick Hall, an impressive mansion in true Orient-Express style, with its own Arnold Palmer Signature 18-hole golf course and a luxurious spa. The surrounding estate is the perfect retreat for a special event, wedding and those who wish to combine relaxation and pampering with fresh country air.

 

Lexington, KY

 

Jonathan’s at Gratz Park, Lexington, KY

 

Named for chef Jonathan Lundy, this charming restaurant has a refined, Old World feel, thanks to its presence in the Gratz Park Inn. Deep, ochre-toned walls and polished woodwork surround diners, who delight in the kitchen's "redefined regional cuisine." The hip, upscale menu includes lobster and dumplings, black-eyed pea-crusted sea scallops, coffee-seared pork chops, fried oyster-stuffed filet mignon, and barbecued yellowfin tuna. A wonderfully cozy bar makes a terrific hangout for the professional crowd, and private events are welcomed. Jonathan's hot brown is a welcome standard at lunch and Sunday brunch.

 

Middleburg, VA

 

1780 Stone House, Lexington, VA

 

Visit historic Lexington from this historic vacation rental house in Lexington, adjoining VMI and close to W&L. Near downtown. Whether you are visiting the colleges or the Virginia Horse Center, Natural Bridge,  just vacationing, or "whatever", this 200 year old restored house awaits you to make it your headquarters while here in this most beautiful area.  It is quiet inside the two foot thick stone walls.

 

Southern Pines, SC

 

Ashtens, Southern Pines, NC

 

Ashten's was first opened in 1997 by sisters Ashley and Quinten Van Camp. The original concept was to be comfortable yet elegant, like an old English manor house. The crest, which hangs over the door to the Pub, has a Lion and a Unicorn fighting over a crown roast with "not new things but in new ways" written in latin. This crest is what Ashten's is all about. Traditional but with a twist, We love to take classics and play with them so we do a lot of experimenting! We call it "global cusine from a southern perspective"!

 

Knollwood House,  Pinehurst, NC

 

Don’t settle for an ordinary hotel when you can experience the timeless luxury and elegance of Knollwood House, a beautiful English Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn. Built in 1927, Knollwood House sits on several acres, amidst azaleas,holly trees, long leaf pines and towering magnolias.Since 1992, Knollwood House has been the favored destination for Golf Packages, Romantic Getaways, Spa Packages, Girlfriend Getaways, Corporate Retreats and Board Meetings, and Special Occasions of all types. Centrally located, it is a short distance to the Village of Pinehurst, the quaint shops, restaurants and equestrian venues of Southern Pines and nearby Fort Bragg and Fayetteville.

 

Tryon, NC

 

Pine Crest Inn & Restaurant, Tryon, NC

 

Gracious mountain accommodations and impeccable service unite at the 1906 Pine Crest Inn and Lodge to form a backdrop of relaxed refinement, perfect for romantic weekend getaways, vacations, honeymoons, weddings, receptions, group meetings, corporate events, executive/business retreats, banquets or other special events. Come relax your mind, refresh your body, and rejuvenate your soul as we pamper you with elegant, yet affordable, luxury.

 

Other

 

 

International

 

Wind Horse Tours

Offering tours, treks, and expeditions in Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal and Thailand. 

 

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