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Aptravelnews-September 5th-Whitestone Country Inn, Kingston, TN.–This is a “sanctuary for the soul” as Innkeepers Paul and Jean Cowell like to say. Situated on the shores of Watts Bar Lake, this resort is rated by AAA as a 4-Diamond, Inn for many years in a row. The accomodations here are spectacular, Jacuzzis’s in the bathroom, waterfall showers, beds that can handle the two fat ladies at the circus, comfortably. We opted for the spacious porch at our Mockingbird Suite to relax on, while actually getting some time out to read a book for a change. Great AC, great telly, soaring ceiling and comfort personified in our suite. The offerings at the restaurant overlooking the sloping fields, and meandering lake view were flat- out, excellent! Finally, a stuffed mushroom I loved, and finished to the last slurp off the plate (great sauces here). There was this piece of real cod, not ersatz, but the real piscatorial treat we love- fresh, tasty, healthy cod fish. Barbs steak was a treat, and the desserts were first rate all the way-my apple cake was finished off with coffee that tasted like coffee, not a dishwater limp flavor or non-flavor.
Ap travel news – Barb and I always enjoyed stopping at the New Perry Hotel in Perry, Georgia. We like stopping there to smell the roses, enjoy a good nights rest on our way to our farm in Tennessee after a great Southern comfort breakfast. Well, a few years back we stopped staying over because the place had become run-down and we opted for one of the ‘box motels’ just off the exit instead. We were not happy, but as a stopover before heading for the traffic of Atlanta, on our way to Tennessee the “box” worked.
Recently, we stopped their again after hearing that a nice family (the Johnsons) took it over, refurbished much of the hotel, and once again put this 1925 old- jewel of a hotel back on the register of great places to stop, going and coming from our place in Florida, to TN. Once again we got to enjoy the victuals, the pillows and the blooming roses-not to mention the great welcome that a family owned and run business should offer to prosper in any community. Kevin and Patty Johnson dreamt of running a B&B after Kevin retired from the Marines and ended up as Kevin explained falling in love with the old Perry Hotel. Love works in circuitous ways. Here in Perry Kevin would be able to bring the whole family together (7-family members) to asisit in remodeling, reworking and running a delightful hotel that they and the whole community could once again be proud of. They purchased the hotel last October and now have it up to speed and thensome. We loved it there and we can heartily recommend the Perry Hotel to everyone now! view the hotel on-line at www.perryhotel.com and also call for reservations for a “step back in “time” visit at 478-224-1000. Their address is 800 Main Street, Perry GA. 31069
James at the restaurant served us up the finest fresh cut porkschops and fixin’s ever.
AP Travel News – All Bed and Brealfast Inn’s are not the same, they are a factor of their owners personalities. The Inn At Buck Hollow has great owners, Brad and Jacquie Schwartz, together with their 400-acre property, their 4-unit Inn is extremely bright and comfortable and solar powered too! We are here for two nights and wish we had time for 5-more. The slate floor in the common room, antiques, early American folk-art, clocks and windows that look out to a forest replete with deer and at least two moose is rather exceptional for us. To be a part of this place for even those two days and nights was delightful. We had lemon pancakes for breakfast with their own home manufactured maple syrup. The coffee; Green Mountain of course, said Brad Schwartz, Innkeeper. Along with his artist, vegan wife, Brad has had this property and developed it (not the land, it’s kept in it’s original wild state) into a great Inn. A heated pool, hot tub, miles of walking trails, very pet friendly, a full blown sugar house operates during sap-season (you can purchase various sizes of maple syrup jugs too) we bought syrup as gifts for our sweet teeth and friends too when they come over for waffles and pancakes! Breakfast like Cheri made for us at the Inn. Wow! It was great! A pieceful place to be. For day trips, St. Albans and Burlington are an easy drive.
This will be a great place to book a room for foliage season. Get in touch with the Schwartz’s and at 800-849-7985 or check out their website: www.buckhollow.com.
APtravelnews-May August 28th -We were in Connecticut. We stayed at the Copper Beech Inn, in Ivoryton, Connecticut. We were close-on to the widest part of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. A perfect spot to unwind a bit, and to get ready for our foray into Long Island. This Inn, besides a fine creative breakfast, offers gourmet fare for dinner that rivals dishes from even the most celebrated, fine New York or Hartford restaurants. After we checked in, and settling down, we sat down, looked out at a delightful garden, and supped on an unusually tastey asparagus soup; a lobster salad appetizer, and then we hunched over our plated duck, and a bouillebaisse fit for Queen Elizabeth. Yes, it all was that terrfic! Three big cheers to the Brasserie Pip, a Four-Diamond AAA restaurant! And of course; Chef Tyler Anderson with the Pip for 4-years. After dinner we checked out the lighthouses and the Connecticut River Museum on the edge of the river as it flows out into the Long Island Sound.
This area of Connecticut is astoundingly beautiful. Homes here are definitely for the very well heeled, and firmly pocketed.
Our room at the Inn had a balcony looking out to a wooded area, and the peace and quiet we all enjoy after a long day on the road or visiting area attractions. The bath had one. A giant Jacuzzi! This Inn offers
extremely commodious suites and rooms-we were very pleased! Get in touch at: The Copper Beech Inn 860 -767- 0330 go: www.Copperbeachinn.com and take a look!