Denver Bed and Breakfast Inns – 6 Cozy Denver B&B’s

Denver Bed and Breakfast Inns – 6 Cozy Denver B&B’s

A Denver bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay for your honeymoon, a “girls weekend” or a romantic getaway. Most B&B’s don’t allow children or pets, so you’re practically guaranteed a quiet, intimate vacation!

1. Capitol Hill Mansion is a cozy bed and breakfast that looks just like an old castle. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon, or a romantic getaway. It is within easy walking distance of many attractions and activities, such as Civic Center Park, museums, art galleries, the DCPA, and the Colorado State Capitol.

2. The Queen Anne Urban B&B is intent on being friendly to the environment. It’s the perfect place to get away in ‘green’ style. Each room is uniquely decorated and equipped with organic cotton sheets and blankets, Eco Mattresses with green tea insulation, and organic soaps. The staff uses only 100% natural cleaning products, and breakfast is made with organic, local ingredients. They also serve local wines and cheeses at ‘Happy Hour’. The Queen Anne has earned several awards of excellence.

3. Adagio B&B Homey rooms are named after composers of classical music, such as Handel and Vivaldi. Amenities include in-room coffee makers, wireless high speed internet, and luxurious bathrobes. They also have one suite available.

4. Gregory Inn makes your stay comfortable, with special touches such as teddy bears, chauffeur services, and room service. The inn has been used in several TV commercials, for products such as Almond Glo, Oxy Clean, and KaBoom. A full breakfast is served every day. There is also a big porch, which is the perfect place for relaxing on a warm summer evening.

5. Holiday Chalet looks like an old Victorian home, updated and restored to include modern amenities! The Chalet is very close to many fun attractions, such as the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science. A homemade breakfast is served daily, offering goodies such as pancakes and quiches. You can also go shopping at the She She Boutique, which is located in the Chalet.

6. Lumber Baron Inn is a luxurious Denver bed and breakfast located near LoDo. Each room is equipped with a plasma HDTV and a whirlpool tub. Don’t feel like going downstairs for breakfast? Just call and room service will deliver a Breakfast Basket! For entertainment, you can go to one of the Inn’s special Murder Mystery Dinners.

Mandi Campbell is a webmaster and photographer living in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys working at home over the internet and exploring new internet marketing techniques.

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French Country Inn Dining – The Silver Spring Farm French Restaurant in Flanders, NJ

French Country Inn Dining – The Silver Spring Farm French Restaurant in Flanders, NJ

Recently, the movie “Julie & Julia” has debuted on silver screens across the country and has reignited in many of us our passion for exceptional cuisine. While Julie and Julia of the movie explore the enormously challenging tasks of mastering French cuisine at home, my wife Fran and I had our palettes reignited for the equally satisfying joys of eating at a fine French restaurant.

But where to go?

Living 48 minutes from Midtown Manhattan and its seemingly endless inventory of elegant French restaurants, bistros and cafes definitely has its advantages; but this time we decided to aim our GPS West to see if we could discover a more “country inn” type of establishment to fill the bill.

We recognize that our Garmin Novi GPS is, in reality, a marvelous electronic Ouija board. We touch the screen, ask a question:

“Hermione, (that’s what we call our GPS because she speaks with a British accent) is there a fine French country inn within a half tank of gas west of our home here in Maplewood, New Jersey?”

“Re-Calculating… at the bottom of the driveway – turn – left.”

And in an instant [well, more like 45 minutes], we arrived in Flanders, New Jersey and Silver Spring Farm French Restaurant. This charming Inn is conveniently located very close to Route 80 near Budd Lake and the hamlet of Mount Olive.

Arriving an hour earlier than our 5:00 reservations, we were, none the less, greeted by the “Grande Dame” of the Inn herself, Jacqueline Ivaldi. Standing with perfect posture at the reservations station, she smiled and said, “Bienvenue! Welcome to Silver Spring Farm.”

“Thank you, we are an hour early and we’re wondering if we could get an early seating.”

Feigning, seriousness she actually walked back into an empty dining room peered around and then returned to the station. “Yes, you are in luck” she said, “We can squeeze you in.”

We all had a good laugh and knew immediately that we had made the right decision to visit with Jacqueline, her husband Chef Guy Ivaldi, and their son Jean-Jacques (who trained at the renowned Hotel School of Lausanne, Switzerland)  They have been running The French Restaurant at Silver Spring Farm since the early 1940’s. Here refugees from a devastated Post WWII France could get out of their strange and unfamiliar New York City environs and “vacation” not too far from the city for a weekend or sometimes longer with conviviality, bonhomie and, of course, incomparable French cuisine.

Silver Spring Farm has a website, so I won’t waste time here listing their unique and distinguished menu here. I will, however, give two pieces of advice. First, go there hungry. The portions are generous and irresistible; and, trust me; you do not want to find yourself full before the dessert. Second, ask about off-the-menu specials. I had a chicken, beef, lamb sampler in three different sauces that I can re-experience days later by simply closing my eyes and touching the tip of my tongue to my palate, yum.

As the owners of DinnerSmith Meal Prep Studio in Maplewood, New Jersey http://www.dinnersmith.com we must confess a touch of bias. Our mission, like “Julie and Julia” is to bring the passion, the flavor and joy of home meal prep within the reach of one and all. But even chefs need a day off now and then, and you couldn’t do better than to spend that time visiting with the Ivaldi family in Flanders, NJ. Call, Fax or click to http://www.silverspringfarm.com if you are within reach of this wonderful venue. Treat yourself and make reservations; you won’t regret it.