Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wow Wow Wednesday

After our trip to Charleston, I thought I'd pass along some links to a couple of B&B type places we've stayed on some of our travels. I highly recommend all of these places or I wouldn't pass along their info.

The first is where we stayed the past couple of nights in Charleston - The Ashley Inn. Our room was 'quaint.' We stayed in their smallest room because it was less expensive, but it had a private bath and Jake's not into sharing bathrooms with strangers! Our breakfast each morning was delicious and we met a couple from Lake Norman and from Western Canada. The Innkeeper is a retired gentleman, but I would say he can't be much older than 60. The staff was very helpful, as well. It's located about 12 blocks from the Charleston Battery, but is a convenient location for getting on and off the main Charleston peninsula. The owner actually owns the Canonboro Inn, too.

Probably our favorite place that we've ever stayed is the Inn on Pamlico Sound on North Carolina's Outer Banks. The views of the sound are amazing. Their daily breakfast was over the top! We had belgian waffles, yogurt parfaits, eggs on a cloud and all sorts of flavored coffees. The Inn has an in home theater room and loads of dvd options. They keep their refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages and snacks. We would be regulars there if we lived closer to NC!

No review of places to stay would be complete without Beulah Land, the cabin owned by my GG and PawPaw Wade in Pigeon Forge, TN. Anyone who knows me well, knows that I always get car sick travelling to Buelah Land, but have a great time while we're there. It's a great place to just hang out and relax and do nothing. I can always find a good deal or two on our trips into Pigeon Forge to eat. You can also take a scenic drive to Cades Cove to catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife that roam the Smoky Mountains.

If you're heading to Las Vegas and want to stay off the strip, we highly recommend Montelago Village at Lake Las Vegas. I do need to give the disclaimer that we've never actually stayed here. We discovered it on our first trip to Vegas and fell in love. The area has a neat Tuscan feel and is a much slower pace than what you experience on the strip. We like to just go sit on a bench by the lake and talk. Of course talking is much better when sipping on a cup of coffee or eating an ice cream! Next time we go, we're going to suck up the cost and stay there! We have actually stayed at Treasure Island and the Stratosphere.

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