Category Archives: Lodging

Twin Farms: Spring get-away A place so special you won’t want to leave

Being lucky enough to travel and stay in some pretty remarkable properties through the world, I have truly loved many. Rarely do I feel like I just don’t want to leave even though I have enjoyed them. This was a different stay and I truly did not want to head home. Nestled about 15 minutes […]

A sweet way to enjoy Vermont

  Maple Open House Weekend will take place on March 25 and March 26, all-day each day. What a sweet way to spend a weekend in neighboring Vermont. At the weekend-long event throughout the state, you can tour sugar houses big and small. Learn how the syrup is gathered, boiled down and made into fabulous […]

Pittsfield, Massachusetts’s Hotel on North

In neighboring Pittsfield, Massachusetts, sitting gloriously on North Street is one of the coolest boutique hotels in New England. It’s named plainly Hotel on North. While located in the Berkshires where there are artisans and artists and entertainment of all kinds to enjoy, this hotel may just be reason enough on its own to take […]

The Ritz Carlton in Westchester, N.Y.

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester is an excellent start to a premier shopping weekend… Combining a wonderful hotel stay and spa visit could ease the pain or heighten the joy depending on your thoughts on” back-to-school” shopping. A tradition started some time ago for some families to travel outside their area to visit outlets or free-standing stores […]

Hidden Pond Resort: Kennebunkport, Maine

From the moment I turn off Route 1 at the Kennebunkport sign in the great state of Maine, my body relaxes.  It is a zen-like moment for me each and every time the voyage is made.  I am happy to report that on this particular trip that suspended feeling of calm and happiness continued until […]

What do American Girl Dolls and Aurora, New York have in common: Aurora, New York

What do American Girl Dolls and Aurora, New York have in common?  The answer is Pleasant Rowland. The founder and original owner of the American Girl Company. Rowland donated $40 million to her alma mater, Wells College, to revitalize Aurora and thus help with college enrollment. The premise being, if you like an area you will […]

White Barn Inn & Spa: Maine

Gourmet Get – a- way. From the moment you step into this bastion of excellence to the moment you sigh and drive off the property, you can count on the most relaxing and tranquil of times away from home. The entire property seems to operate on a different time.  I am not speaking of East […]

The Inn at Stockbridge – Beauty in the Berkshires

In Western Massachusetts one finds the Berkshires – a resort center of mountains, beautiful vistas, cultural events, fine dining and of course, fine accommodations. The Inn at Stockbridge, a Fodor’s Choice selection, is one of those special places you visit that you will remember always. Innkeepers Alice & Len Schiller great guests year round at […]

Mirbeau Inn: Finger Lakes, NY

To find the Mirbeau Inn & Spa in the Finger Lakes region of Skaneateles you need only head west toward the sunset for a few hours to experience this lovely resort. Upon arrival I felt that I was literally walking into a Monet painting, with the ponds, the lilies pads floating over the Koi, the […]