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  • Tried-and-True Holiday Cooking Tips from Innkeepers

    Whether rolling out dough for oven-fresh pain au chocolat or whipping up a savory brunch-time quiche, innkeepers clock countless hours preparing mouthwatering fare for hungry guests. For these seasoned chefs, fixing a feast for a large group is an artful r…

  • Make Food and Friends at Inns with Gourmet Cooking Classes

    Gardens overflowing with organic produce just begging to be picked. Professional kitchens with gleaming stainless steel and high-tech gadgets. Expert chefs with sharper-than-sharp knife skills willing to share priceless guidance. If these sound like the in…

  • Autumn in California Wine Country: The Essential Guide to Napa and Sonoma

    It's Indian summer in wine country now. Sometimes the skies challenge that idea with gray morning cover, but we trust by midday we'll be roaming sleeveless in the sunshine. The harvest came early this year because of the drought, but this is not a bad thin…

  • Tour Napa Valley in One Day

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to lead a group of long-time friends on a one day tour of Napa Valley wineries. I wanted to share examples of the many wine experiences Napa has to offer, but in just one day. It was a tall order with so many wine-derf…

  • Top 25 Napa Valley Wine Tours

    Imagine moving to the Napa Valley, and then going wine tasting almost every weekend for about four years. During the work week, you talk wine with your co-workers (and with visitors, if you work in a tasting room).

  • Nestling into Napa

    When it comes to wine regions to travel in America, Napa is king. What wine lover wouldn't love an extended weekend of driving the winding roads alongside a sea of vineyards that stretch for miles, and sipping through an array of red, white, sparkling and …

  • B&B happy hours

    There are two words almost guaranteed to put a smile on the face of a weary traveler: happy hour. After a day of adventure activities, exploring a new place, or spending time in transit, a chance to kick back with fellow guests with some food and drink is …

  • Bed and brewpub

    The tavern that’s also an inn, the pub with rooms to rent upstairs—in the early days there was less division between where travelers did their drinking and sleeping. When we look back at historic Europe and America’s colonial period, these images of a busi…

  • B&Bs and the bourbon trail

    Imagine Napa Valley with a Southern flair—and taste. 15 years ago, some savvy Kentuckians did just that by pondering the notion that fine bourbon whiskey—specifically their state’s bourbon—might someday be sipped and sought after in impressive quantities. …

  • Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Looking for a new holiday cookie recipe to try out this year? We asked our innkeepers to submit their favorite holiday cookie recipe that guests love. Get recipes to these innkeeper tested mouthwatering treats here.