The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns in New England

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Wiley, Sep 29, 2001 - Travel - 512 pages
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The Unofficial Guides are the "Consumer Reports" of travel guides, offering candid evaluations of their destinations' attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports, and more, all rated and ranked by a team of unbiased inspectors so even the most compulsive planners can be sure they're spending their time and money wisely. Each guide addresses the needs of everyone from families to business travelers, with handy charts that demonstrate how each place stacks up against the competition. Plus, all the details are pulled out so they're extremely easy to scan.

The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts in New England is a refreshingly candid new voice on the B&B scene. Unlike other guides that praise every inn as charming and cozy, the Unofficial Guides team of inspectors criss-cross the region and select the very best inns and B&Bs, offering truly comparative descriptions and rating each selection for value and quality of rooms. Includes a photo insert of our top-rated inns and lovely illustrations of 35 properties.

Five Reasons Why This Is the Best B&B Series You Can Buy: Complete Coverage:

  1. Only the Unofficial Guides profile and evaluate 300 top inns and B&Bs in all price categories, from budget to deluxe, and include a directory of over 250 other great places to stay.
  2. Critical Evaluations: Only the Unofficial Guides rank and rate each B&B (other B&B guides read like promotional brochures).
  3. Personal Inspections: Each B&B is personally inspected by independent travel professionals (most other B&B guides are written by the innkeepers themselves).
  4. Honest Selection Process: Each B&B has been chosen on its own merits; no fees are accepted (most other B&B guides charge innkeepers to be included).
  5. Ideal for Families & Pet Lovers: Only the Unofficial Guides identify pet- and kid-friendly places, and recommend the best rooms.

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Contents

List of Maps
vii
The Best of New England xxxivxlviii
xxxiv
Introduction I
1
Part One Maine
21
Part Two New Hampshire
104
PartThree Vermont
165
Part Four Massachusetts
241
Boston Region
243
Newport and Little Compton Rhode 1sland
326
Block 1sland
344
Mainland Rhode 1slandProvidence
353
Part Six Connecticut
374
Western Connecticut
376
Eastern Connecticut
403
Appendix Additional BedandBreakfasts and Country 1nns
439
1ndex of Profiled BedandBreakfasts and Country 1nns
450

CentralWestern Massachusetts
268
Cape Cod
289
Marthas VineyardNantucket
312
Part Five Rhode Island
324
Subject 1ndex
455
DowneastAcadia xii
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Copyright

About the author (2001)

About the Author and Illustrator Lea Lane has written about New England inns and bed-and-breakfasts in consumer guidebooks including Birnbaum USA, The Zagat Hotel Survey, and trade publications including Star Service. She was a columnist for Gannett Suburban Papers, managing editor of "Travel Smart" newsletter, has co-authored a book on cruises, and contributes to publications including The New York Times, The Miami Herald, Fodor's Belgium and Luxembourg, Fodor's Naples and the Amalfi Coast, and The Unofficial Guide to New York City. Born and raised in New York City, Giselle Simons received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University. She currently lives on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where she works as an illustrator, architectural design drafter, and graphic designer. She is caretaker to a dog, two cats, an increasing number of fish, and her husband, Jeff.

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