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GREAT B&Bs FOR WATCHING THE WATERS FALL members invite guests to take advantage of the spring rush of water after a winter of above-average precipitation

Austin, TX - After a winter marked by generous rains, waterfalls throughout the country offer spectacular viewing and photographing opportunities. Visit these members to enjoy spring getaways enhanced by waterfall tours and extra bonuses. Unless otherwise stated, all prices are quoted per room per night for double occupancy and do not include applicable state taxes or gratuities. Listed alphabetically by state, here's a round-up of spring waterfall packages offered by members of

Mountain Laurel Inn, Mentone, AL: DeSoto Park is a nice ten-minute walk from the inn, and offers a multitude of waterfalls in a beautiful wooded setting, including Indian Falls, Lost Falls, and Laurel Falls. The waterfall package includes two nights lodging, breakfast each morning, a guide book to area waterfalls, two Mountain Laurel Inn water bottles, picnic lunch for two, and two Mountain Laurel walking sticks, all for $265, including tax. This package is offered through June, 2005 and children are welcome. Info: 256-634-4673,

Riverside B&B, Oroville, CA: The Nature Getaway Package offers the chance to view spectacular Feather Falls, a 643-foot waterfall in pristine wilderness. Follow the complimentary map to a secret spot overlooking the falls, ideal for savoring your picnic lunch. Next, stop by Gray Fox Vineyard to observe the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting. A massage therapist awaits upon your return for a couples massage -- the perfect ending for your day. This package includes two nights lodging in a premier room with Jacuzzi and wood stove, breakfast for two each morning, gourmet picnic lunch, wine tasting, and massages for $200 per person. Info: 530-533-1413,

Hidden Valley B&B, Hiawassee, GA: This affordable getaway includes a guest room with private entrance and use of the spa area with Finnish sauna and Sundance Jacuzzi tub. Take a self-guided tour with a picnic lunch to the many waterfalls in the nearby mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina. The waterfall package includes a two-night stay, breakfast each morning, waterfall brochures and maps, and a picnic lunch for two for $195. The waterfall package is available through May 2005. Info: 706-896-4988,

Chanticleer Inn, Lookout Mountain, GA: Visit five famous nearby waterfalls: Ruby Falls is a unique underground waterfall in a cavern; Lula Lake Falls plunges 100 feet into a gorge; Glen Falls can be reached by a half-mile hike; and the breath-taking waterfalls at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia and Desoto State Park in Alabama are just 40-minute drive away. Reserve a waterfall package including a two-night stay with a full breakfast each morning and receive maps to the waterfalls and a picnic lunch for the day. Third nights are offered at 20-percent off. Waterfall package rates range from $200-440. This package is available through September 30, 2005. Info: 706-820-2002,

Inntiquity , Logansport, IN: Indiana's highest waterfall is at France Park, just four miles from the inn. Couples will enjoy the wine lover's package, with a picnic basket lunch, and a room with a whirlpool tub and queen- or king-canopy bed, while families will prefer the picnic fun basket, plus a family-friendly room appropriate for children of all ages. The waterfall package includes a two- night stay, breakfast each morning, and a picnic basket for your waterfall tour. The wine lover's package costs $300, while the family package costs $200 for a family of four. Info: 877-230-7870,

Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH: Each guest room at the Inn at Ellis River is named for a waterfall in the surrounding White Mountain National Forest. You'll be provided with a map and guide booklet to different waterfalls, picnic lunch, homemade trail mix, and insect repellant. The Inn's atrium-enclosed hot tub, sauna, and outdoor heated pool (May-October) await your return. Visit the waterfall for which your room is named and receive a scenic waterfall photograph. Two-night packages including lodging for two, full gourmet country breakfasts, afternoon refreshments, and souvenir insulated picnic cooler, start at $239 (April 15-May 26), $259 (May 27-June 30), and $289 (July 1-September 15). Stay a third night and receive a second picnic lunch free. Info: 800-233-8309,

Besemer Station Inn, Ithaca, NY: The Ice Age created gorges made of shale and sandstone with hundreds of waterfalls, ranging from Taughannock, highest free-falling waterfall east of the Rockies, to Lucifer Falls, to Cascadilla Gorge within the city. The waterfall package includes two nights with breakfast, and a picnic lunch from $240-$270. Info: 607-539-6319,

Mountain Brook Cottages, Sylva, NC: The mountains of western North Carolina area are surrounded by falling water, including Dry Falls, Cullasaja Falls, and Secret Falls. Enjoy a two-night stay and receive a descriptive map detailing nearby treasures. Travel packets for kids include crayons with a map for coloring, snacks and other treats. The two-bedroom cottages have fully equipped kitchens; breakfast is not included in the nightly rate of $110. Info: 828-586-4329,

The Bell House B&B, Hillsdale, NY: Bash Bish Falls is a spectacular and pristine waterfall located just five minutes from the inn in Taconic State Park. Equally lovely is the mile-long forest path that follows the rock-strewn stream that flows from the waterfall. Enjoy a peaceful picnic lunch while marveling at the tumbling torrent. The waterfall package is available April through June and includes a two night stay, breakfast each morning, picnic lunch, and directions to the falls for $300. Info: 518-325-3841,

Roebling Inn on the Delaware, Lackawaxen PA: Enjoy a self-guided driving/hiking tour of five of the area's most beautiful waterfalls -- Shohola, Raymondskill, Dingmans, Childs, and Bushkill. Map, directions and insiders tips supplied. Bring your camera and take $10 off your two-night stay toward photo prints. Nightly rates range from $95 to $155. Available April 1 - October 30, 2005. Info: 570-685-7900,

Olde World B&B, Dover, OH: Stay in a grand 1881 Victorian Italianate farmhouse which features a veranda overlooking bountiful gardens and a waterfall flowing into a pond. For more dramatic waterfalls, visit Dundee Falls, a state-owned recreational area. Travel along a short footpath to reach the first waterfall, then take a one-mile hike to a scenic waterfall, and sit behind the fall observing the forest. Listen to the sounds of the waterfall as you enjoy a lovely light lunch. This package includes a two-night stay, lunch for two, use of blanket, binoculars, wildlife guide books and maps from $205. Info: 800-447-1273,

The Red Horse Inn, Landrum, SC: Waterfalls, covered bridges, massage and fine dining are highlights of this intriguing waterfall package. Begin your visit with a ninety-minute tour of covered bridges and a restored grist mill, then stop for lunch in Landrum. After lunch, continue to Pearson's Falls, where a pleasant stroll will lead up to the Tryon Garden Clubs and the waterfall. End your day with a romantic dinner for two in your luxurious cottage, followed by a sunset carriage ride. Day two features a trip to the DuPont waterfalls, couples massage back at the inn, then off to a romantic dinner at one of the many fine dining establishments in Landrum. The waterfall package including a two night stay, breakfast each morning for two, the couples massage, carriage ride, and in-room dinner ranges from $460-710. Info: 864-895-4968,

Ocoee Mist Farm B&B, Benton, TN: This waterfall package features llamas that will carry the load and lead the way to the beautiful waterfalls of the Cherokee National Forest. Once at the waterfalls, stretch out on the blankets and watch the water cascading down from the forest. This waterfall package is available March through May and October through February and includes a two-night stay, full breakfast each morning, maps, and the llama hike with lunch for two for $300. Info: 888-541-9583,

Inn at Evins Mill, Smithville, TN: Carmack Falls is a breathtaking ninety-foot cascade, Tennessee's tenth highest waterfall. At its base is a pristine swimming hole. Trails lead to overlooks and the base of the falls, an easy stroll along serene grounds of the inn. Info:

Creekwalk Inn at Whisperwood Farm, Cosby, TN: Choose from several self-guided hikes, each leading to a waterfall where you can savor a picnic lunch and the beauty of nature. A moderate two-mile hike brings you to nearby Hen Wallow Falls, while a more difficult hike is the four-mile ascent to Ramsey Cascade, a thirty-minute drive from the inn. For experienced whitewater enthusiasts, mountain kayaking at Big Creek is an adventure not to be missed. Stay two nights during March and April, complete with breakfasts, and a picnic lunch for $299-369. Info: 800-962-2246,

Inn at Wawanissee Point, Baraboo, WI: Hike through the gorges of Parfreys Glen or Pewitts Nest to discover area waterfalls and enjoy a picnic lunch, all within minutes of the inn. The waterfall package is available April 15 through Memorial Day weekend, and includes a two-night stay, breakfasts each morning, wine and cheese each evening, a picnic lunch, and maps for self-guided waterfall tours for $520. Info: 608-355-9899,

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