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The Blue Belle Inn B&B,
Saint Ansgar, IA
What are your favorite getaway experiences? When you leave the
inn, do you stay at other B&Bs? If you haven’t been on vacation
in a while, at least share your fantasy escape! Let us hear
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learned some years ago that the best way to forget my troubles and relax
when on vacation is not to leave the country. Literally! It does the soul
good to be so far away from home that you can't do anything about any
problems that might arise, even if you did know about them. Which you
hopefully won't, once you're out of cell phone range! In the past ten
years, I've stayed at charming B&B's and guesthouses in Denmark, Norway,
England, Wales,Alberta, and British Columbia, met some wonderful innkeepers,
and gotten some great ideas and recipes, too. My staff or innsitters have
always done just fine in my absence, although I once returned home to find
that the dozens of goldfish that used to reside in my lily pond were now
fertilizing the garden… We're still not sure what happened, but the fact
that was 106 degrees for three days in a row might have had something to do
with it. The point is, I couldn't have changed what happened anyway, and a
person needs to relax and get far enough away from home that you can
truly forget about your everyday stresses. It's a big world out there, and
it always helps my perspective when I realize that I occupy only one tiny
little corner of it. And when I come home, I'm always filled with renewed
appreciation for what I have! For the record, I always try to stay in B&B's
when traveling in the US, too, and have used BedandBreakfast.com to locate
my options on many occasions! Sherrie Hansen, The Blue Belle Inn, St.
“My husband and I retreat to a log cabin in the
Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. It sits on three acres and is surrounded by
100 acres of woods. No one calls. No one stops by. All peace and quiet.”
Nancy Hawke, Hawke
Bed & Breakfast, Gardner MA
“We are members of the
Model A Ford Club of Long Island (even though we now live near Saratoga
Springs). Every year there is either a New England Meet (yes, NY is
included) or a National Meet. Although the meets are held at a large hotel
in the hosting city, we always stay at B&Bs, and it has always been a
rewarding experience. Several years ago we attended a meet in Dayton, Ohio,
reserving a room at a wonderful B&B in Dayton, Ohio. Friends of ours
decided to attend, and since the hotel was sold out, they booked another
room at the same B&B, although they had never stayed at one before. They are
now ‘hooked’ on B&Bs, and we are thrilled. The same thing happened at a meet
in Pennsylvania with another couple -- and they too have stayed in many
B&B's since. Members of the club always ask about B&B visits, and luckily,
each time, they are happy and tell the other Model A members to try a B&B
sometime. We have stayed in B&Bs in Hong Kong; the Cotswolds in England; in
Lima, Peru; and in Germany and Switzerland. Each has been unique and
wonderful. There is nothing like staying with the local people and living
the local life. We would not exchange our experiences for anything in the
world.” Wendy & Richard Duvall, Country Life B&B, Greenwich (Saratoga
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