When Harry Met Meghan
He’s off the market! The Fairview is calling all the broken-hearted ladies still trying to come to terms with Prince Harry tying the knot this summer. And well, since it’s happening – like it or not, best to embrace the occasion with your pinky in the air during high tea at Full English. Grab a friend and head to The Fairview for a tongue-in-cheek girlfriends’ getaway. If the tea isn’t enough, drown your sorrows at one of the many pubs with live music (and cute Brits)!
Package costs start at $498 plus taxes per couple per night; weekends require a two-night stay; available March 1-May 31, 2018.
About The Fairview
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, just four blocks from the trendy SOCO (South Congress) district, The Fairview bed and breakfast is a historic landmark property affectionately known as The Gullett House. Built in 1910 by an early Texas cattleman, the home was eventually purchased by Tom Gullett, the first superintendent of the local school district. In the early 1990’s the home first transitioned into a bed and breakfast and in 2000 Jimi and Vivian Ballard purchased the property as their home. After extensive renovations, the Ballard’s reopened the estate as a bed and breakfast in 2014. Today The Fairview is a six room, family-and-pet friendly, B&B with a modern interior and thoughtfully preserved historic elements. The Fairview is located at 1304 Newning Ave, Austin, TX 78704. To make a reservation call (512) 402-6214 or visit www.fairviewaustin.com.
Casual Escape getaway
Sad that Prince Harry is no longer single? Perhaps wallowing in loose teas and scrumptious English desserts will lift your spirits. TheCaldwell House Bed and Breakfast has teamed up with Charlotte’s Tea Room to offer guests a free cup of Harney and Sons Wedding Tea. So, go ahead and sip your tea in the Library, Blue Willow Room, or Garden Room – and you can do it in jeans and a t-shirt; no black tie required! After, return to the bed and breakfast for a massage or hot Jacuzzi, to refresh and start the new days, sans eligible prince. This special deal is available for the month of May 2018. Reservations at the Caldwell House start at $208 per night plus tax; weekends require a two-night stay.
About Caldwell House
The Caldwell House Bed and Breakfast is a multi-award winning member of the prestigious Select Registry and Diamond Collection groups of Inns. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley– just 60 minutes from NYC by car or train is located close to the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Storm King Arts Center, Brotherhood Winery (and many of the Shawangunk Wine Trail Wineries), and the Woodbury Premium Outlet Mall. Some of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful hiking/biking trails are within walking or easy driving distance. Built in 1802, this historic inn is full of many original features, antiques and original paintings, as well as modern amenities. Each guest room includes its own private full bath (several with Jacuzzi tub for two), smart TVs with Netflix/Hulu, free Wi-Fi Internet access, individual room temperature controls, iPads and more.The Caldwell House Bed & Breakfast is located at 25 Orrs Mills Road, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577. www.caldwellhouse.com
Prince Harry is No Longer an Option getaway
Bummed that Prince Harry is off the market? Perhaps a spot of tea will help restore some inner peace? The Saugatuck Tea Company has created a special blend for those feeling the loss of the handsome and formerly eligible Prince. The premium organic black tea is a melding of a hi-antioxidant English Breakfast Tea and British Court Lodge Tea. If you are looking for a more complex blend, try their Buckingham Palace Garden Party. So, even if your invite to the Royal affair got “lost in the mail,” you can still sip and savor a little bit of England, right here in Michigan. After, retreat to your room at The Hotel Saugatuck for complimentary dessert and a calming Jacuzzi bath. Overnight stays start at $369. This special deal is available the month of May 2018.
About The Hotel Saugatuck
The Hotel Saugatuck is an 18-room luxury bed and breakfast with stunning views of Kalamazoo Lake, offering modern amenities, mere blocks from the vintage reminiscent small-town of Saugatuck and minutes from Douglas. Built in 1865, The Hotel Saugatuck, formerly the Twin Gables Inn, is the only original mill in the area still standing from the busy lumbering era. It is now comprised of a dozen rooms in the historic hotel and three duplex cottages, each with two guestrooms. All rooms feature king sized beds, private bathrooms, Jason Hydrotherapy Tubs with Micro-silk Technology, in-room breakfast, in-room dessert, fireplaces, and individual climate control. Privacy and individual attention define The Hotel Saugatuck experience. The Hotel Saugatuck is located at 900 Lake Street, Saugatuck, Michigan 49453. www.thehotelsaugatuck.com
We’ll Always Have Chapultepec
Yes, ladies… Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle this May pero no lloren! Just because you weren’t invited to the Royal wedding doesn’t mean you have to forego a royal trip. Head to La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Mexico City (for a fraction of the cost) and head straight for the Chapultepec Castle. It’s the ONLY royal castle in the Americas. So, wander the grounds at your leisure, pinpoint what spots starred in the Academy Award-nominated movie Romeo + Juliet (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Daines), and after head back to the B&B for complimentary cookies, coffee and tea; plus your own bottle of local Mezcal. You’ll need the sustenance for your big night out at the countless bars and hot spots (within walking distance). It won’t be long before you wonder: Enrique, who? Package includes: two nights stay in master suite with terrace access, admission for two to Chapultepec Castle, a bottle of Mezcal, and full breakfast each day for two people; $299 – subject to availability, runs the month of May 2018.
About La Palomilla
Located in La Roma, the hippest and safest walkable neighborhood in Mexico City, La Palomilla is a unique seven-room bed and breakfast that caters to the modern traveler seeking an authentic experience. La Palomilla, a phrase as storied as Mexico itself, is a term of affection for one’s closest group of friends. This boutique property provides a colorful escape from the daily routine into a community filled with color, flavor, and lively music. A green property, La Palomilla cares very much about the environment and its carbon footprint. All rooms feature art by local artisans and are named after the great artists, writers, and thinkers of Mexican history. Amenities, from bed sheets to soap are sourced from local area businesses. www.lapalomillabnb.com
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