Unique Inns Newsletter – October 2010
Looking for the perfect escape? From incredible coastlines, gorges and mountains, to lush fields and rainforests, the west coast offers a rich abundance of spectacular options for travelers to enjoy. Indulge in your sense of adventure with a Mushroom Hunt in Elk, California or enjoy a private cooking lesson and dinner with Chef/Owner Maurizo Paparo at the Excelsior Inn in Eugene, Oregon. There has never been a better time to experience the sights and sounds that make Unique Inns ideal for your next vacation.
Planning your next trip is easy and fun with these fantastic unique experiences and deals. Latest specials include great savings on weekend getaway packages, room discounts of up to 50% off, free additional nights, complimentary champagne, wine tasting and spa treatments!
Taste Distinctive Washington Wine & Cuisine
Explore the Heart of California Wine Country
Treat Yourself With a Cozy Stay in British Columbia
Spend a Day on the Greens in Oregon
This Month's Testimonial: "This is What Heaven is Like!"
“My mom and I came primarily to visit Butchart Gardens, and this is the closest hotel. Little did I know what a joy the whole trip would be. This is a little gem, hidden away from the noisy world. The entire staff did everything to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms are lovely, the food is incredible, and the location is so quiet and pleasant. We spent many happy hours just taking in the quiet and scenery. It was a most memorable experience and made a very special time for me and my precious mother.”
Fall in Love with Life Again... A Signature Special!
Featuring: The Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, CA
Arrive, smell the Pacific. Watch the sunset over the ocean from your deck and then sit down in front of your fire listening to the crackle of the burning wood. Come down to dinner, and enjoy outstanding cuisine at the inn's nationally acclaimed vegetarian restaurant. After dinner, select a romantic comedy from the extensive video collection to share.
The next day, after breakfast, take a canoe or kayak and explore California's longest undeveloped estuary now part of the State's newest park. The river's solitude is punctuated by cries of osprey, the rustle of deer moving through the forest canyon, and ducks taking flight. Watch for the harbor seal that usually follows paddlers. After, relax in the hot tub followed by a massage. Once you have recovered from so much relaxation, take some time to walk along the bluffs over Mendocino Bay. Come for an early dinner then return to your room just to be with one another.
The next day, after a gourmet breakfast, explore the village's many galleries and visit the Art Center. Later borrow a bike and ride along one of the logging roads now incorporated in the new Big River State Park. Return to the inn and enjoy time with other guests for dessert samplings or if you rather, in the quiet of your room.
This Month's Recipe: "Perfect Norwegian Potato Lefse"
This popular Shelburne Inn recipe is collaboration of innkeeper Laurie Anderson and a friend, who used to make Lefse together. On one occasion Laurie paid meticulous attention to every step of the production and wrote the recipe down. The lefse was perfect! The Inn serves it buttered with sugar, cinnamon or cranberry sauce rolled inside.
Featured Above: The River Dance Lodge rests on the beautiful banks of the Clearwater River in Kooskia, ID.
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