Mothers Day 2013

Mother’s Day has a United States history. The day of celebrating your mother is only a little over a hundred years old. It began in 1908 when a lovely lady named Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” an official holiday in the U.S.

There have been other days honoring mothers since the 1870’s but nothing official. Anna Jarvis trademarked “the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day”. President Woodrow Wilson made the day official by an act of U.S. congress. Other countries adopted this “special day” not on the same date but with their own name and dates, typically falling on a Sunday. There are some great Mother’s Day traditions around the world to check out on the Internet.

Down to the “oh, what am I going to do for my mother on Mother’s Day” and the day is quickly approaching? Check out these lovely B&B’s.

Mother’s Day at the Lady Neptune B&B/Inn in Hampton, Virginia is offering a family special. Cozy comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast and buffet await you.

New England’s Captain Fairfield Inn (a luxury Boutique B&B) in Kennebunkport, Maine offers an absolutely elegant weekend for any occasion. You have to check the amenities, lodging, food, packages and the Keene area. Chef Jed’s prepared breakfast, wine list, and afternoon and evening snacks are a special treat. Choose a Special Package today at the Captain Fairfield luxury Boutique Hotel. Call Alana today at 1 800 322-1928.

The Beacon House in Carolina Beach, North Carolina is offering special Mother’s Day packages. Is mom ready for the beach? Call 910.458.6244.

Mother’s are special and a weekend away may be just the thing to put a smile on her face and to know how much she is appreciated will make you happy too.

Happy Mother’s Day from The Aardvark Team

Happy St. Patricks Day!

St patrick's day banners vectorThere are so may great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and wish everyone you know health, happiness and success. Many weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries are spent at Bed and Breakfast Inns across the world the weekend before and after March 17th and even though this year St. Patrick’s day falls on a Monday, it is no less special.

Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast in New Orleans welcomes you to partake in their holiday celebration. Saturday, March 16 starts the Tracey’s St. Paddy Day Party in New Orleans, LA. At noon, the Irish Channel Parade begins and on Sunday, the entire afternoon and evening is a great celebration. Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast hosts weddings, anniversaries, reunions, retreats, small meetings and a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The guestrooms at Avenue Inn are not only beautifully decorated and comfortable but also affordable. Special packages are available upon request.

St. Patrick’s day In Savannah, Georgia is remembered by a small group of immigrants who marched the streets of Savannah for their own country against political persecution and potato famine. The traditional parade, going on now for over 200 years, has a Grand Marshal, Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park, Celtic Cross Mass and so much more. Check Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn online at www.savannahbnb.com for their St. Patrick’s Day three day Celebration. Call the Savannah Tourist Information Center at 912-644-6400 or consult the official website for St Patrick’s Day at www.savannahsaintpatricksday.com for more of Savannahs best. Don’t forget: Savannah is the home of Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons Restaurant which is worth stopping in to visit while you’re in Georgia.

Wherever you choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day will be a wonderful celebration for family, friends and new acquaintances. Great fun, food, singing, dancing and dedication to wonderful St. Patrick’s tradition should be expected. To all the innkeepers, owners and guests of Bed and Breakfast Inns celebrating, Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Aardvark Team.

Country Cabin Manor in Alfred Station, New York For Sale

Country Cabin Manor Alfred Station New York is a great opportunity. A log home set in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. 4,000 square feet of guestrooms with vaulted ceilings and skylights, private baths with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, dining room and maintenance free deck. Turn key with furnishing included. B&B has been in business for 10 years. Located near golf courses, antique shops, and only an hour from Corning Glass Museum and Finger Lakes wineries. Two local collages close by and this is the only Bed and Breakfast in the immediate area. Affordable priced and negotiable.

Choosing a Bed and Breakfast Inn over a Motel/Hotel

Lodging accommodations are sometimes hard to choose. A good experience at either a Bed and Breakfast Inn or Motel/Hotel may help you make your decision upon whether or not to return. We do, however, want you to try a Bed and Breakfast Inn on your travels or a romantic getaway, even wedding, reunion or any special occasion.

Most B&B Inns offer elegant, beautifully decorated rooms with comfortable beds and wonderful views. Morning breakfasts are prepared by your innkeeper or it may even be a personal chef and owner of the Inn which is spectacular. The preparation that goes into these elegant full breakfasts makes you feel really special and the cost is included in the room so there are no hidden prices. In some Bed and Breakfast Inns you may even have coffee and your breakfast delivered right to your room.

In the evening your Innkeeper may offer a snack, coffee, tea or wine before going out for dinner. A great number of B&B/Inns offer dinner created by a chef right there at the B&B/Inn. There may be a charge but well worth the cost. A sherry may even be served before turning in.

Your host will be happy to provide concierge service. They know where there are theaters, museums, antiquing, winter and summer sports, golfing, fishing and so many other activities in the area to make your visit interesting and fun. They also know the best fine dining restaurants should they not serve dinner at the B&B/Inn and you will want to know this information.

Should you be visiting for business be sure to ask if they have special prices for long term stay or mid-week discounts. Also if you have a special friend or relative you need the perfect gift for and know they would like to visit the B&B/Inn, most offer gift certificates for that special someone.

These elegant B&B/Inns want you to return or tell friends that they have done their best to make you comfortable so please write a lovely review about them and tell your friends. Many B&B’s are relying on your word of mouth to get them their next guest.

We did not mention hotels because of their cost factor and hidden fees, we really wanted to focus on how enjoyable it is to stay in a Bed and Breakfast Inn and how much you will enjoy your time there (you will want to return again and again). Innkeepers do give you much time to yourself with a TV to rest and relax. The pools, Jacuzzi’s, gardens and places for a long stroll or walk into town will be memorable. All this for a very modest cost. Always be sure to check with the innkeeper first to see if children are allowed, if the inn is handicap accessible or if you can bring your pet. We hope you will choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn for your next business or romantic getaway.

Maine’s York Harbor Inn gearing up for fall

descriptionThe beautiful York Harbor Inn in York Harbor Maine emailed us their spectacular fall foliage Specials. York Harbor Inn is a premier luxury Bed and Breakfast Inn with completely redecorated guest rooms and common area. Linens and furnishings have all been upgraded. The concierge “Innkeeper in Residence” Paul Gagnon of the Chapman Cottage is there to welcome you. Previous guest will receive a great 50% discount. Fall foliage guests who reserve on the Internet will also receive a substantial discount. These are for those who reserve on line only. Thanksgiving at the beautiful York Harbor Inn is having their 32nd year of a bountiful buffet. Roast Turkey, Seafood Newburg, Coffee-Spice sirloin, baked stuffed haddock, three cheese lasagna, oyster cornbread stuffing, praline butternut squash, homemade cranberry sauce, apple crisp, pumpkin pie and the list goes on and on. Thanksgiving dinner is also served in the Ship’s Cellar Pub. Staying at York Harbor Inn enjoy the luxury comfortable rooms with fireplaces and all the amenities you could ask for, jacuzzi spa tubs or ocean view decks. Queen and King beds check the room pages to confirm your specific amenities. A fall Wedding at the romantic York Harbor Inn will be an oceanside function with beautifully decorated rooms and 35 foot cathedral ceilings. Wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners overlooking spectacular views. Ask about discounts for Friday and Sunday Weddings.Only 45 minutes from Portland and 50 minutes from Manchester NH airport. York Harbor Inn is recognized by the Travel Channel’s “Great Country Inns of America” . This award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn can be found on http://www.bedandbreakfastnetwork.com/maine/ just click on the banner link, check out the beautiful Inn, and rooms and Pub. Remember this is an Historic Inn and truly beautiful. Reserve your getaway, wedding or corporate meeting today.

New England Fall Foliage

Anytime is the perfect time to visit New England but Fall is really special because of the fall foliage. The colors of the leaves are spectacular.  A drive through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut will bring memories for the rest of your life. Or revisit or even discover a new area.

1. We have embedded Yankee’s Live Fall Foliage Map for you to track the best foliage of New England

2. Remember to bring warm clothes. The air in New England is getting cooler and you may need that sweater or jacket.

3. A visit to New England with a loved one or good friend will be one of great memories for a life time.

4. Don’t forget your camera and remember there are many websites that have contests for the best photo’s for New England’s  Fall Foliage and you may be the winner.

5. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast or Country Inn. Their rooms are beautiful and their breakfast are family style or gourmet style and ever so delicious. Starting your day with a great breakfast is the smart thing to do. Many Bed and Breakfast Inns offer dinners by reservation so do not forget to make one if staying for several days or a week.

6. Please visit www.BedandBreakfastNetwork.com and find the perfect Inn for your New England destination in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts or Connecticut.

7. We will be here in Florida thinking of what a wonderful time you will be having and hope you will drop us an email about the great time your having.

Use this map to track the fall foliage. We will enjoy hearing from you and will post your comments and or photo’s on our next blog. Wishing you a wonderful Fall Foliage Vacation.

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Milk n’ Honey Tea Room

Profile PictureVisiting Tampa or a Tampa resident and want a delicious affordable lunch or planning a group dinner? Milk n’ Honey Tea Room on West Bush Blvd is the place to go. My daughter planned lunch for my birthday for myself, my mother, granddaughter, my daughter and two of my best friends for high tea. It was absolutely wonderful. Kathy Glenn executive chef and owner and her son made it a really special day. The ambiance was so relaxing. My mother and I enjoyed the quiche, while my daughter and best friend loved the chicken salad and roast beef sandwiches and salads . Each meal came with delicious corn chowder and a salad with an out of this world homemade strawberry dressing. Children welcome. The scones with Devonshire cream are fantastic. One thing that really impressed me was how concerned they were about the fact that my granddaughter has food allergies and they accommodated her with real concern. I was very impressed. There is an extensive menu. Catering services available as well as brunch, conferences, open houses or any time you would like your meals simplified in your life. Check http://milknhoneytearoom.com/ try on the hats and boas and take photo’s. The gift shop is amazing. Kathy is just lovely and makes you feel right at home. Thank you so much for a lovely birthday lunch. If you’re in Tampa and are interested in stopping by, call them at 813-931-1482.