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Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America reported strengthening its portfolio with new member properties in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern States. The collection is currently comprised of 400 commission paying inns throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“To become a member, each property must pass a rigorous inspection, as do existing members on an ongoing basis,” explained Will Carlson, Select Registry’s executive director. “Select Registry has the longest running inspection program in the B&B industry. When travelers check into a member inn, they can rest assured the property represents the very best the industry has to offer.”
Select Registry’s new members offer modern comforts such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, spa-like baths and plush beds with luxurious linens. Guests awaken each morning to complimentary gourmet breakfasts made with fresh local ingredients. Situated in and around top destinations, Select Registry’s new members put guests close to summer fun, including beaches, boating, hiking, fishing, shopping, dining, biking, rafting, amusement parks, antiquing and cultural attractions.
New members include the following properties in these regions:
Gabriel’s At The Ashbrooke Inn, Provincetown, MA – Located in the heart of Provincetown, this historic B&B is a brief stroll from bustling boutique shops, great restaurants and the beach. Luxurious accommodations have fireplaces, Tempurpedic beds, private balconies, sleeper sofas and Jacuzzi tubs. Guests gather in the courtyard featuring multi-tiered decks, fountains, gardens, fire pit, illuminated trees at night and paths to a picturesque park right next to the inn.
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, ME – Nestled in the coastal town of Freeport, this 1888 Victorian beauty is steps away from L.L. Bean world headquarters and scores of shops and restaurants. There are guestrooms with custom fireplaces and large bay windows with stunning views. For recreation, guests enjoy lighthouse tours, coastal beaches, summer theater, state parks, museums and cruises along magnificent Casco Bay aboard an antique wooden schooner.
Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH – In 1810, the Bedford Village Inn was the site of a working farm. A multimillion-dollar restoration has transformed the residence into a 14-room luxury lodging with a restaurant that boasts a AAA Four Diamond Award and Wine Spectator Best Of Award of Excellence. Suites are outfitted with large sitting areas, Italian marble baths and huge windows overlooking the green hills and vibrant gardens of this 10-acre estate, 10 minutes from the Manchester/Boston Regional Airport.
Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hershey, PA – Just three miles from HersheyPark and other exciting Hershey attractions, this romantic inn is set on a horse farm amidst the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania. Among Westwynd’s many charms: guestrooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzis, a library stocked with good books and manicured grounds featuring garden waterfalls and ponds. Early risers can help feed the inn’s horses, goats and alpaca. In addition to HersheyPark, the inn is minutes from Chocolate World, theater, golf, winery tours, art galleries, hiking, canoeing, historic sites and more.
Inn at Twin Linden, Churchtown, PA– In scenic Lancaster County, this historic B&B is surrounded by gardens, valleys and farms stretching as far as the eye can see. The inn pampers with featherbeds, fresh flowers, evening aperitifs and romantic gourmet dinners on Saturday. The surrounding Amish Country is famous for its cuisine and simple way of living. It also boasts outstanding restaurants, theater and first-rate symphonies. Go exploring on a buggy ride through town or on a winery tour or a hike in pristine French Creek State Park.
Carlisle House, Carlisle, PA – Built in 1826, the Carlisle House is located in the Downtown Carlisle Historic District. The inn houses 10 rooms and suites and is within walking distance of Dickinson College and the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center. Guests out for a stroll find clusters of lively restaurants, boutiques and antique shops. They can travel the world in culinary fashion, choosing from Moroccan, Belgian, Thai, Japanese, French fusion, Italian, English or American cuisine. For recreation, guests hike the Appalachian Trail, relax at a spa, tour historic sites and fly-fish in world-class trout streams.
Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast, Orange, VA – Built in 1860, this meticulously restored inn is located in the center of Virginia Wine Country close to award-winning vineyards, quaint shops and historic sites like President James Madison’s home, Montpelier. There are six luxurious guestrooms, several with fireplaces and jetted baths. Among the many reasons to visit are winery tours, spectacular scenery, hiking trails and the eclectic local arts scene. Chestnut Hill is a winner of the Bedandbreakfast.com 2010 – 2011 Best of the Best, Mid-Atlantic Region.
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Mills River, NC – Surrounded by the rolling hills and lush forests of western North Carolina, this romantic hideaway houses five guest suites with large windows serving up stunning views. The newly constructed B&B is close to fly fishing, hiking in the Pisgah Forest, perusing quaint shops in Hendersonville and Brevard, and touring the spectacular Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
King’s Daughter’s Inn, Durham, NC– This 1920’s Colonial Revival inn is a brief stroll from Duke University and downtown Durham and minutes from Research Triangle Park and the Durham Performing Arts Center. The King’s Daughter’s Inn boasts a grand staircase with second-floor balcony and original carved wood fireplaces. Each of the 17 guestrooms and suites is unique, featuring eclectic styles, from classic to art deco. The eco-friendly inn offers complimentary bicycles to guests who want to ride to dozens of nearby restaurants or explore Durham’s scenic bike paths.
Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, SC – In the historic district, this meticulously restored antebellum mansion sits on two acres of manicured lawns and colorful gardens. The home was built in 1849 by Colonel James Chesnut, Sr., father-in-law to the diarist whose writings became the basis for the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Mary Chesnut’s Civil War. Today, Bloomsbury welcomes with wrap-around verandas; two parlors; and spacious guestrooms, featuring sitting areas, fireplaces with the original mantels and antique Italian tile bathrooms.
Of the 20,000 inns and B&Bs across North America, only 400 have qualified for membership in Select Registry. This network has a 40-year history of high quality assurance with the longest continuously running inspection program in the B&B industry. Member inns must pass rigorous, ongoing evaluations. An independent inspector with years of hospitality experience arrives unidentified, spends the night and scrutinizes every detail of the property, including its appearance, amenities, service, food and beverage program, grounds, ambience, nearby restaurants and attractions and overall hospitality.