Bahama Mama Air Safari

Romantic Getaways Air Safari

PBS Romantic Getaways Air Safari September 4-11, 2005 by Steve & Teri Walker

Ladies, have you ever just wanted to fly somewhere off the beaten track with your sweetheart and luxuriate in romantic small hotels for an entire week? Well, you’re on your own there but if you would consider taking your husband along - here’s your chance! Although we are still attending to the ‘pesky details’ but thought you might like a peek of the highlights of our Romantic Getaways Air Safari.

The idea here is to spend more time enjoying the lovely ambience of our carefully chosen Romantic Getaways than traveling – so the flights between hotels are quite short. The weather in early September should be nice and all flights are planned for VFR (good weather) so don’t worry about that. All flights will be conducted at or below 9,500 feet, so you can relax there, too.

The James House - A Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn Overlooking Port Townsend Bay

James HouseGazing out over the sparking waters and snow capped mountains of Puget Sound, it is easy to understand why Francis James chose this premiere property of Port Townsend to build his exquisite Victorian mansion in 1889. Perched on a bluff, with a sweeping view of Port Townsend Bay, the romance and elegance of another era still lingers here.

James House2You will find beautifully maintained parlors and guest rooms rich in history and charm, yet maintained with the modern amenities which discerning travelers have come to expect in a first class bed and breakfast inn. Our guests are important to us and we pride ourselves in details which make a stay at The James House a comfortable and truly memorable experience.

James House3The outside of The James House is as beautiful as the inside! From early spring until late fall, you can sit quietly enjoy beautiful perennial gardens as well as breathtaking water and mountain views. Whether enjoying your morning coffee, reading a favorite book, or sipping on a late afternoon cocktail, you will find that this is indeed, a very special place!

The James House was the first bed and breakfast in the Northwest, and continues today with its fine tradition of warmth and hospitality. There are eleven rooms available for rent, each with a queen bed and private bath. Every room is uniquely decorated with period antiques, and most have expansive water views. Fresh cookies are baked nightly, and sherry is available as an evening aperitif. Your stay also includes a full breakfast prepared by our trained, professional chef. Breakfasts consist of a main entree, seasonal fruit, fresh baked scones or breads, juice and your choice of beverage.

Gilbert Inn Bed & Breakfast

Upon entering this special Queen Anne Victorian you are transported back into yesterday. The Gilbert Inn, built in 1892, still looks much the same as it did back then,.. the big fireplace in the center of the parlour; the natural fir tongue and groove ceilings and walls throughout the house still retain their warmth and charm.Gilbert Inn1The ten guest’s accommodations are inspired by the classic Victorian era and reflect charm and elegance from the past. Each room offers exquisite decor with queen sized beds, down quilts, cozy comforters, period furnishings and our family heirlooms all mingled together to make the emphasis on comfort for our guests.Gilbert Inn2The Gilbert Inn has an ideal location - being in one of the North Coast's most popular towns, Seaside, with it's historic Prom and turnaround on the ocean is a vacation paradise. Shops, restaurants, beaches, it's all here and within easy walking distance. The Gilbert Inn is one block from the ocean and one block south of Broadway (our main street).

Surprise Valley Hotsprings

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Surprise Valley Hotsprings rests in a picturesque valley bordered by the majestic Warner mountains in Cedarville, California. We have created the perfect destination getaway for complete rejuvenation. Escape to your own private patio hot tub filled by a cascading waterfall fed by artesian mineral water. This is your secluded hideaway while unwinding in the quite atmosphere of Surprise Valley. If you’re looking for a hidden treasure, where you can find therapeutic massage, exercise, outdoor exploration, private Hotsprings and relaxation, look no further. We also feature Fly-N-Soak Pilot packages. Land at the Cedarville airport, jump in your courtesy car to awaited bliss and soaking enjoyment. Imagine if you will, soft contemporary music playing as you step out to your private patio and slide into the soft, silky spring water to soothe every ache and worry away. Come and see what every one has been talking about! Surprise Valley2Forget about your busy life for a little while. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage. We have a licensed massage therapist who applies integrative techniques taught by “Phillips School of Massage” in Nevada City, California. Combine the massage with a soak in the mineral water for a de-stress double whammy!

The Carter House

Carter House1Northern California's premier inn, The Carter House, is an enclave of four magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay in Old Town Eureka, of Humboldt County. The luxurious accommodations at Carter House and the sumptuous dining at its Restaurant 301 (considered among Northern California's best restaurants) set an indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches, and all the other wonders of Northern California's Redwood Coast. Be sure to check out our incredible food and wine lover's packages, featuring romantic dining and accommodations in the heart of the Redwood Empire! Carter House offers Humboldt County's finest accommodations, an outstanding full-service restaurant, an online wine shop, a wine club, and information about our wonderful region here at the heart of California's Redwood Country. Carter House2With perfect grace, Carter House unites contemporary good taste with the gracious elegance of a bygone era, achieving a synthesis of styles which is absolutely unique. Large windows invite glorious streams of sunlight into the mansions, where rich fabrics, original local art, and fresh flowers splash vibrant color in every room. In luxury, Carter House has no equal. Guest rooms feature antique appointments, private baths, and luxuriant amenities suitable to even the most indulgent hedonist. Marble fireplaces, whirlpools with Marina vistas, immense four-poster beds, double-headed showers, in-room entertainment centers and generous honor bars hint at the sybaritic pleasures which await you inside the Carter House.

Pillar Point Inn

Pillar Point1 reception area is a parlor with comfortable sofas, and a library containing books, magazines, games, and videos for our guests. Refreshments are always available. The two-sided fireplace lends its glow and warmth to both the living room and the adjoining breakfast nook. Flowers and colorful place settings on the dining area tables provide a promise of the wonderful breakfast to come. Pillar Point2The Pillar Point Inn is a thoroughly delightful Bed & Breakfast overlooking its namesake harbor on Half Moon Bay. Upon arrival, guests will discover a beautiful seaside inn with all of the amenities that ensure a refreshing and relaxing getaway.

Pillar Point3Each of the eleven guestrooms features a king or a queen size featherbed, covered with an elegant and distinctive designer print comforter. All guestrooms have their own in-room bathroom. The spacious rooms provide a comfortable readiThe rooms' other amenities include a fireplace, hidden television, VCR, and a telephone. A country style breakfast is included in the room rate, and is served each morning in the cozy breakfast room. The ten west-facing rooms have bay window seats, looking out onto Half Moon Bay and the harbor where fishermen and sailors dock their boats. There is ample parking in our private on-site parking lot. ng chair, a desk with chair, and a concealed refrigerator. Pillar Point4The second floor patio is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the sea breezes, as well as the view of the Inn's formal garden with its sculpted hedges and colorful flowers. Pillar Point5The second floor patio is a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the sea breezes, as well as the view of the Inn's formal garden with its sculpted hedges and colorful flowers. There's also a convenient on-site meeting room for conferences and other group functions. Overhead projector, fax and copier services, catered lunches, and refreshments are available, making this a pleasing way to escape the ordinary work-world and still produce results.

Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn1A landmark on California’s Central Coast for over forty-five years! The world-renowned Madonna Inn offers 108 rooms, uniquely decorated with a special theme and color scheme, no two alike! Enjoy your favorite meal in our Copper Café & Pastry Shop or Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House. Dance the night away in the Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge. Shop in one of our three specialty stores: Classic Gourmet and Wine Shop, “My Favorite Things” Boutique, and The Brass Tower Men’s Clothing Store. Indulge in a bit of pampering in the Whispering Hills Massage Center. We welcome your visit to our first-class resort located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.Madonna Inn2Allow our fashion experts to show you the latest designer styles and trends. We carry an extensive line of St. John’s Knits, Blue Willis, Geiger of Austria, Bogner, Garfield & Marks Womyn, Joseph Ribkoff, Toula Knits, Sue Wong Dresses, Isabella Fiore Purses, and Brighton Leathers & footwear. Our personal shoppers can assist you in selecting the perfect gift from our wide selection of Christopher Radko, Evergreen & Royal de Champagne Crystal, Nominations, Pandora & Kalibré Jewelry and our signature water and wine goblets made by L.E. Smith Glass.

Hotel del Coronado - Discover why Zane Grey loved Avalon......

Del CoronadoIf you ride a horse or hike up into the hills overlooking Avalon Canyon and take in the beautiful vista of blue ocean, rolling grasslands and the yacht spotted harbor below, you'll have some idea of just why this island appealed to Zane Grey as a haven from the literary bustle surrounding a best selling author. On the cactus covered hillside just above the Avalon Casino is the sprawling Hopi Indian style pueblo that Grey built in 1926. It is now a hotel for you to enjoy. At sunset you can sit outside on one of the patios, drink in hand, watch the city lights below, track boats in and out of the harbor, hear the canon go off as marlin are weighed in and simply relax...just as Zane Grey did. All sixteen rooms have private baths. A long hall divides the bedrooms overlooking the ocean and those overlooking the hills. A large living and dining room was graced by a fireplace with a log mantel, open beam ceilings, a hewn plank door and an oak dining table with heavy benches. The teak beams were brought from Tahiti on one of Grey's fishing trips. Workmen from the time of construction reported that goat's milk was added to the mortar. Later workmen who replaced some small windows with picture windows attested to the strength of the walls. Zane Grey Pueblo has the best view of Avalon, the bays and mountains. A fresh water pool surrounded by graceful gardens is enjoyed by guests. Catalina Island has so much to offer any vacationer. The weather is great any time of the year. Beach, harbor and town shopping and restaurants at your fingertips.