Unique Inns Newsletter – September 2011

Anytime is great to get away with the one you love, but there is something special about fall that makes hitting the road feel just right. The foliage is gorgeous and Unique Inns offer not only exceptional accommodations, but fun and inspiring packages that were made for romance. So, transform your usual vacation into a romantic adventure with Unique Inns.

Latest Specials Include in-room, hour long couples' massages, VIP wine tasting passes to boutique wineries, hot air balloon rides with picnic brunches & ocean view rooms with wood burning fireplaces & kind size beds!

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Featured Packages

Romantic Getaway
What could be a lovelier setting for a romantic interlude than a 2 night stay at a gorgeous lakeside lodge? Walk into your room & be greeted by a beautiful bouquet of flowers, then cuddle up together in front of your suite's fireplace, sip champagne, nibble chocolates & let your love ignite.
At The Lodge at Sandpoint in Sandpoint, ID

Fall for Victoria
This package includes overnight accommodation, 2 tickets to the Butchart Gardens as well as tickets to the Royal BC Museum or Craigdarroch Castle, a box of delectable Purdy's Chocolates, a 3 course breakfast, evening appetizers & more!
At Abigail's Hotel in Victoria, BC

Mid-Week Special
For those who are able to travel mid-week, the Shelburne Inn offers a great incentive. Sunday to Thursday, October through May & excluding all holidays the inn offers a winter rate that still includes the inns full gourmet country breakfast.  Travelers from near & far have found warm hospitality, splendid cuisine & romantic shelter here since 1896.
At Shelburne Inn in Seaview, WA

Dinner Package
Take advantage of a fantastic dinner package with great value & fall in love with the beautiful Excelsior Inn. This package includes overnight accommodation, champagne & goodies upon arrival, $60 dinner voucher, dessert & breakfast for 2.
At the Excelsior Inn in Eugene, OR

Carmel Getaway
Make your stay in Carmel a little more outrageous. Indulge in a deeply relaxing massage or request a bottle of chilled champagne in your room upon arrival. Spend the day touring in a Land Rover or find yourself on the prestigious Quail Lodge 18 hole golf course. Whatever your choice  you can be sure to return home with a lifetime of memories.
At Vagabond's House Inn in Carmel, CA

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Murder Mystery Dinner

Featuring: Tallman Hotel in Upperlake, CA
Join the Tallman Hotel & Blue Wing Saloon on Saturday, October 22nd for a premier performance of "Last Stage of Death", an original western themed murder mystery dinner show. The scene is the original opening of the Hotel in the 1870’s. 

Wear period costume if you can & join a group of professional actors at the Blue Wing for drinks.  A mystery unfolds as the group proceeds to the Hotel for a delicious 4 course dinner.  Clues are dropped & the group then proceeds to the Meeting House to identify the culprit.

The Murder Mystery Dinner & Room Package is $320 + tax & includes 2 tickets to the dinner, overnight accommodation & breakfast the next morning.


Introducing New Unique Inns Member

The following property has been carefully selected as meeting the high standards & special qualities of a Unique Inn & we are proud to have them as part of the collection.

FivePine Lodge & Spa in Sisters, OR
Inspired by their dream of an inn where guests reconnect with themselves and the ones they love, the Willitts family created FivePine Lodge. Nestled in a majestic Ponderosa Pine Forest, the lodge is wonderful for self-discovery & rekindling relationships.
» Learn more about FivePine Lodge & Spa

This Month's Testimonial:  "Charm & Luxury Among Vineyards"

Featuring: The Wine Country Inn in St. Helena, CA

“We just returned from a lovely trip to Napa Valley & our stay at the Wine Country Inn was a highlight of the trip. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like valued friends. We had booked a very nice room with a balcony & wood burning stove but were offered the choice of an upgrade to a most romantic cottage (California Cottage) complete with gas fireplace that turned on with a flick of the wall switch, private patio surrounded by grape laden vineyards, a huge Jacuzzi tub & separate shower with a rain head plus 2 other shower heads - BLISS.

We enjoyed the private winery tour the next day with Marty as our knowledgeable & fun guide. The grounds were filled with flowers & it seemed so appropriate to stay right in the midst of vineyards. Carole at the front desk was especially gracious & gave us all sorts of helpful hints & directions. The inn provides a free shuttle service that takes you back & forth to restaurants at your own convenience. The breakfast included a different egg casserole each day with lots of both healthful options (oatmeal, grapefruit & yogurt) & not so healthful (scones, muffins, waffles, whipped cream & fruit compote). All in all a very romantic anniversary trip for the 2 of us. Hope to go back!”

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Unique Inns Blog: Drink Coffee at the Original Starbucks

Have a cup of joe where the largest coffee company in the world began. From 1971 until 1975, the first Starbucks was located on Western Avenue until it moved to its new home in the Soul of Seattle, the Pike Place Market (where it remains today).

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This Month's Recipe: Vegan "Eggs"

These Vegan "Eggs" are served at Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn as a great alternative to traditional scrambled eggs. This delicious morning dish is easy to make, quick to prepare & very adaptable so don’t be afraid to put your own spin on things & have some fun with it!

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Featured Above: Lithia Park near the Winchester Inn in Ashland, OR

Rewarding Unique Travelers

As a thank you for supporting Unique Inns, we offer the Unique Rewards Program.

Stay at a member of Unique Inns & receive a $20 reward code. Once you accumulate $100, you will receive a gift certificate redeemable at any Unique Inns member!

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Give A Unique Gift

A day at the spa, a gourmet meal by candlelight or a romantic getaway... Treat someone special with an unforgettable escape. Redeemable at any Member Inn, a Unique Inns Gift Certificate is sure to please!

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Free Guide Book

Hitting the road? Don't forget to bring your Unique Inns Guide Book - the perfect travel guide as you explore the West Coast.

Each page of the Unique Inns Guide Book reflects the diversity in style & personality of its innkeepers & its locale.

Visit us online to order your FREE copy of the Unique Inns Guide Book.

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