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The Madonna Inn: A Family’s Fantasy Comes True

The Madonna Inn is located on 2,200 scenic acres in San Luis Obispo, California. Its very existence is the fulfillment of an American family’s dream. Passersby who approach the sight of the gleaming white and pink buildings along busy California Highway 101 are guaranteed a smile. Those that take the time to stop and look …

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An Intimate Bed and Breakfast on the Backroads of Northwestern Connecticut

Rock Hall was originally designed in 1912 as a country home for a steamship company heir. The unique private manor is now an exclusive country inn catering to discriminating travelers. Distinctive and apart The home was designed by Addison Mizner, the celebrated architect most known for his work in Florida where he made famous the …

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A California Boutique Hotel in Charming Half Moon Bay Remembers the Past on Historic Main Street

Take one historic building constructed during the Great Depression and add some highly creative ingenuity and you just might come up with the likes of the fabulous Half Moon Bay Inn. It was not so long ago that visitors to the quiet coastal town of Half Moon Bay would have paid little attention to the …

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Visit Blarney Castle Then Stay at the Best 5-star Hotel in Cork, Ireland

  Cork is a delightfully cosmopolitan city in Southern Ireland and is only a short 20-minute drive from fabled Blarney Castle.  Hayfield Manor is an elegant boutique hotel near the city center of Cork. When you combine a spectacular attraction like Blarney Castle with an extraordinary hotel like Hayfield Manor, you have brewed up a “must …

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The Best of Connecticut: The Countryside Elegance of the Mayflower Inn and Spa

In one way, writing about New England’s unparalleled Mayflower Inn and Spa is probably the easiest assignment of our literary careers. However, finding the right superlatives to describe this extraordinary property was no easy task. Let us start with the first one that comes to mind – incredible!   Nestled in a pastoral setting in rural Connecticut …

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