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From solar powered and wind turbine energy to locally and organically grown food, B&Bs are taking action against global warming. Enjoy a Green Getaway and take home energy saving ideas.
To find an inn with a garden for your next getaway, visit www.BnBFinder.com/Gardens or select from BnBFinder's favorites:
Desert Dove Bed & Breakfast
Nestled on four acres in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains, Desert Dove Bed and Breakfast is a true desert garden. Wildflowers and cacti grow wild over the entire property. A "living fence" of Ocotillo cactus surrounds the inn's beautifully maintained sitting gardens. Radiant during the winter months, the Bird Garden boasts several kinds of flowers and cacti and is ideal for welcoming birds of many types.
Mill Rose Inn
Half Moon Bay, California
Raved about as an ideal English garden, Mill Rose Inn is the perfect garden setting by the sea. Set in almost an acre of spectacular gardens bursting with color all year, this fragrant oasis features hundreds of perennials, annuals and more than two hundred rose bushes. A tropical flower filled gazebo shelters an intimate spa, ideal for relaxing any time of the year.
Blue Lake Ranch
This Colorado retreat sits on 100 acres and is surrounded by 10,000 irises, 25,000 peonies, a sea of daffodils and tulips and a private spring-fed lake. Heirloom flowers bloom in every direction the eye can see. Take home a packet of lavender, wildflower or petunia heirloom seeds that the innkeepers harvest themselves. With thousands of flowers in full bloom at all times, there’s always something to see and smell.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn
Fabulous peonies that pop up each spring and a row of hosta along the inn’s front porch are a magnificent sight to see. The brilliant old holly tree that graces the garden’s entrance and a creation of perennial and herb gardens accompany the formal garden area at the back of the inn. A pavilion for outdoor gatherings and the formal garden area are popular spots for weddings and gatherings.
Oliver Inn Bed & Breakfast
South Bend, Indiana
Escape to this B&B’s “secret garden.” Walk through the garden gate and you’ll be surrounded by brilliant plants and flowers. The expansive yard is full of lawn chairs and a hammock for watching the bubbling bird bath or listening to the garden’s stone fountain. Relax on the swinging chair in the vine covered gazebo and feel a world away from it all.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Visit this luxurious Bucks County bed & breakfast inn and totally unwind. The inn is situated on a beautifully landscaped estate adjacent to Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Enjoy a peaceful oasis of shade under the vine terrace or spend an afternoon in the Orchid Room conservatory. Five acres of rolling English gardens tempt guests to stroll through the grounds for hours or sit and take in the magnificent sights and smells.
Stone Hill Inn
Enjoy elegant floral views from hammocks, Adirondack chairs or benches that dot the inn's garden filled landscape. Perennial flower gardens wrap around the entire inn. Wind your way through the wooded walking trail of the inn's nine and a half acres and stop for lunch at the picnic table secluded among the trees. Guest will feel a sense of serene relaxation from the trickling sounds of the garden waterfall, which is the centerpiece of the grounds.
Lazy Cloud Lodge B&B
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Situated on 3 picturesque acres, this is a true English cottage garden. In the spring more than two thousand tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus bulbs flower and beckon hummingbirds and other beautiful songbirds. Set in the middle of the garden is a gazebo, where guests can sit and enjoy the perennial garden. Lay back in several double hammocks placed throughout the grounds and watch the world go by.
April Showers Bring...B&B Getaways
Don't let April showers get you down. Rain or shine, there are tons of fun indoor activities at bed and breakfast inns. Scrapbooking, quilting, cooking classes, photography workshops and more are all available at a B&B near you.
Get out of the rain and into a bed and breakfast. Check out all the classes, courses and workshops at our B&Bs at www.BnBFinder.com/Classes.
While it’s unfair to classify B&Bs as “cluttered with needlepoint pillows, ceramic figurines and garden gnomes,” the
As a whole, innkeepers think the show will be funny and are optimistic that it will make younger travelers aware of a trend that is already started. “I am sure Tori Spelling’s B & B will have luxury amenities and I think it will show B & B’s in a good light; and encourage even more young hip people to stay at B & B’s and not hotels!! We have a young clientele at our B & B and we love the young people - they don’t seem to complain as much as the older ones” says Ellen Cook of At Journey’s End Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine, FL.
Luxury amenities, free wireless internet and unique surroundings are standard fare at many of today’s B&Bs. “The wonderful thing about B&Bs is their individual personality.” says Mary White, President of BnBFinder.com, “No two are the same; you’ll find the traditional homey B&B feel, those with a Victorian ambiance, others with an upscale, modern and chick presence and those that combine all of the above and more! I hope the show shatters any stereotype about a typical B&B and encourages more travelers to try them.”
Reality vs. Entertainment? For up to date information, facts, and guest and innkeeper reactions after each episode and to add your comments, visit www.bnbfinder.com/blog.
Interesting people and compelling conversation are features of the B&B experience that keep patrons coming back time and again. The legendary Abacrombie Bed & Breakfast, located in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland's Cultural District is no exception, attracting a wide diversity of guests from all walks of life.
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