DESTINATIONS FOR ROMANTIC RETREATS
Leith Hall is a charming and quaint Victorian bed and breakfast in Cape
May, NJ. The owners, Elan and Susan, are sweet and very accommodating.
Each room is uniquely decorated with authentic antiques and unusual
collectibles (look closely at Elan and Susan's old family photos). Our
room had a view of the ocean and when we opened the windows we got the
breeze from the beach and heard the waves breaking. Leith Hall is
ideally located 1 block from the beach/boardwalk and 2 blocks from main
street which is lined with privately owned shops and restaurants.
Everything is walking distance from Leith Hall. After we parked our car
shortly after arriving, we didn't use it again until we checked-out.
Now that's a retreat!
Henderson's Wharf is a boutique hotel on the harbor tucked away on a
quiet street near downtown Baltimore. It's also a short walk to Fells
Point, a very up-and-coming area in Baltimore. The hotel itself is
perfect for a romantic getaway. The rooms are finely decorated
including exposed brick walls, harbor views, and a snack bar. The hotel
serves a complimentary breakfast with loads of delicious fresh fruit. I
highly recommend Henderson's Wharf.
The Inn at WestWynd Farm is a charming and luxurious country bed and
breakfast located a few minutes from Hershey Park in Hershey, PA. The
inn is situated on a 26 acre farm. Just a short walk from our cottage
were horses and goats to roaming in the sprawling fields. It's a
beautiful place. There are numerous rooms in the main house; all
decorated nicely. Each guest has access to the large common areas also
which include sitting rooms, fireplace, snacks, TV/DVD, etc. My wife
and I stayed in the cottage which is set just off the main house and
included a full kitchen, dinning room, and loft bedroom. It's very
nice. We had a great trip and recommend both the inn and the area.
wife and I just returned from one of our 3 day romantic retreats and
the place we stayed was so special that I wanted to share it with you.
If you live in the Northeast maybe you can consider it for one of your
trips. Or, after you read this, maybe it'll be worth a plane ride to
you. We stayed at the Sky View Cottage in Luray, Virginia, about an
hour outside Washington D.C., although it feels worlds away from
anything metropolitan. The Sky View Cottage stands on 20 foot stilts,
literally, elevated into the trees, overlooking the Shenandoah River.
The elevation was not only a novelty, but it also provided total
privacy from the few other cottages along the river. The Sky View
Cottage is a secluded property, surrounded by the river on one side and
fields on the other. Picturesque would be an understatement. The
cottage is so close the river that you can hear the running river from
the patio, which is a perfect place to sit and read or chat. Talk about
sounds, there's no other noise other than the birds by the bedroom
window in the morning. There's a fire pit just off the patio in front
of the river where we built a campfire and had a glass of wine in the
evening. The cottage itself was wonderful. It has a full kitchen,
bedroom, sitting room, living room, and dining area. We had all our
meals there, or you could go into Luray where there are a few
restaurants about 15 minutes away. You can see pictures here:
The pictures don't show
the outdoor Jacuzzi, but that was fun too, especially since we were
there in November. If you like this kind of quiet cottage getaway, then
this place is perfect. Keep in mind it's not a hotel, so there's no
room service, and make sure you bring a hair dryer. If you want any
more info about the Sky View Cottage you can visit the web site above
or call 540.743.1494.
wife and I just returned from another one of our romantic retreats.
those of you who live in the Northeast (and for those of you who don't
mind traveling), I want to share with you a little about the Bed and
Breakfast we visited because it was a perfect retreat site.
stayed at the Combsberry Bed and Breakfast in Oxford, MD. It's a
historic waterfront property. I was blown away when Ann (the Inn
Keeper) gave me the full tour. I noticed the HUGE fireplaces and
wondered why they were so big. Remember I said it was a historic site?
Well, the fireplaces were huge because they are original, from the
1700's, and that was how the house was heated in those days.
list of historic features like original wood floors goes on and on. It
was beautiful and fascinating.
has 4 rooms and 2 cottages. We stayed in a 2 BR cottage with full
kitchen and water views. It was perfect. We hardly stepped outside for
3 straight days. It was luxurious and comfortable and set on a huge
waterfront property with no distractions.
you're interested in this site you can see pictures and get a further
description at www.Combsberry.net
or give them a call at 410.226.5353. Tell Ann I say
http://www.woolvertoninn.com. If you’re looking for
a romantic getaway location, I want to
make another recommendation. My wife and I just returned from a 3 day/2
getaway at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, NJ. What a fabulous place!
in the Soujorn which is a two story loft overlooking the corn fields.
cottage was luxury all the way complete with a large whirlpool tub, his
robes, and, believe it or not, a hammock (my wife loved that part).The
itself was beautiful as well. Each morning I took a long brisk walk
the property, through the gardens, and past the sheep. I think our
part was breakfast on the outdoor patio overlooking the corn fields. It
perfect, peaceful, and very relaxing. The location was also a plus.
is just a few minutes from New Hope and Lambertville. Maybe
you’ve heard of
these places. They’re well known vacation spots, quaint small
antique shopping and river strolling. Bottom line: recommended! If
interested, check it out here http://www.woolvertoninn.com.
If you decide to go, please tell Bob I say hello, and look for a copy
Marriage Fitness in your room.