In Hudson, Ohio the Jeremiah B. King Guest House is place to stay


Make the Jeremiah B. King Guest House your home-away-from-home in Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is a lovely historic town south of Cleveland so it is only fitting that that place to stay is also historic. The lovely 1873 house earned a spot on the Ohio State Historical Preservation list of Hudson homes designated as historical and cultural assets. The home was awarded the HH (Hudson Heritage) marker in 1980 authenticating its construction date and history. 

The Jeremiah B. King Guest House is located in the heart of
Hudson’s Historic District within walking distance to historic shops and restaurants as well as the First & Main Shopping District.  Named for its original owner, the guest house boasts a pair of carved Italian marble fireplaces, original wood plank floors, wedding cake style plaster cornices, 10-foot ceilings, beautiful wood moldings, and plaster walls. The segmented arched windows throughout the Guest House are original and are complemented by the original restored wooden shutters. Everything for inside and out have been restored to perfection. The furniture and other furnishings are vintage including the Stickley chairs and Tiffany lamps; and, yet it is comfy and welcoming. 

All the accommodations are plush with a private modern bathroom, a Select Comfort Sleep System™, plus cable TV along with free high-speed wireless.  There are homemade cookies, coffee, and a variety of teas for the guests in the kitchen – just help yourself and feel at home. The J.B. King Guest House offers a unique bed and breakfast experience. The innkeepers, Ms. Ren and her husband, are not only wonderful hosts they are great raconteurs as are her interesting and worldly guests making for fascinating breakfast conversations. Breakfast is a meal to remember from fresh fruit to homemade pastries to eggs to order and more. For more information log on to www.kingguesthouse.com.

The Inn at Dresden is Unique

Nestled on the hilltop overlooking the village of Dresden, Ohio, The Inn at Dresden is rich with history. The 9,000 square foot Inn is the former home of Dave Longaberger, founder of The Longaberger Company which is known for its handmade baskets. The unique charm of the home as well as the 10 themed guest rooms is a direct reflection of the exquisite taste and craftsmanship of the former owner.

All of the rooms at The Inn at Dresden are plush and the perfect
place for relaxation. Sit in the garden or on your balcony, if your room has one, and take in the view that is rivaled by no other. Listen to the gentle trickle of the fountain, the peaceful sights and sounds of surrounding wildlife and enjoy the serenity of The Inn at Dresden. In the evening have a glass of wine in the dining area with a snack especially prepared by the host and watch the sun set. 

Enjoy the sitting room with a player piano and other interesting objects.  Ask to see the dining room with its historic mural. Each accommodation is unique and some have a Jacuzzi, some with a private deck, and others with a fireplace.  Many excellent choices. Take note that there is no elevator and most accommodations are accessed by stairs – some with more stairs than others. Enjoy an excellent breakfast, again while enjoy the expansive view of the valley.  Take note that it is no longer a member of Select Registry. for more information log on to theinnatdresden.com.


High Plains Homestead in Crawford, Nebraska is the way it was

Step into yesteryear with a stay at the High Plains Homestead near Crawford, Nebraska. Mike Kesselring and his family have rescued
homestead-era buildings creating a typical homestead village with a general store, tavern, accommodations, blacksmith shop, a jail, a one-room homestead house, and more are in the works.  Visitors can tie up their
horse for the night and/or just stop by for one of their “cowboy” cooked meals. Mike cooks up an awesome meal. You have to look for it but there is also a swimming pool surrounded by a high wooded fence so it doesn’t intrude on the ambiance of the place. There is even internet. 

Some of the quaint but rustic rooms are aptly named (and decorated) “Cowboy” and “Saloon Girl.” They were all occupied so we stayed in the cabin with two bedrooms, kitchen, washer and dryer, and more.  I would have liked to stay longer. We enjoyed the evening sunset, saying goodnight to the horses and buffalos,
and gazing at a zillion stars.  For more information log on to highplainshomestead.com. The local ranchers like the Kesselrings have formed nebraskahighcountry.com to promote the area, their accommodations, and provide a variety of experiences such as a trail ride, fossil hunting, and hiking.  


In Ogallala, Nebraska stay at the Stagecoach Inn

With easy on/off from Interstate 80 and Highway 26, the Stagecoach Inn is the place to stay when visiting Ogallala, the Cowboy Capital. The Colonial-style, brick motor inn is just
minutes from the Petrified Wood Gallery and the Cowboy Museum. There is an old-time stagecoach outside.

The attractive lobby is welcoming with a chandelier,a cowboy mural and stairs leading to the second floor. The accommodations are comfy with air-conditioning, mini fridges,
flat-screen TV and complimentary wireless. There is a tea/coffee maker in each room, along with a small table and chair. A full breakfast is included.
Guests can enjoy the outdoor/indoor pool, a fitness center, and a picnic area. For a great nearby place check out Mansion on the Hill. 

The Monument Inn is the place to stay in Gering

Visiting Scotts Bluff and other places along the Oregon Trail in Western Nebraska?  You don’t have to rough it like the pioneers did, enjoy your stay at Monument Inn & Suites where you will receive a warm welcome, enjoy some fresh cookies, an extensive breakfast, and comfy accommodations. 

The accommodations are quiet plus they offer 24-hour airport shuttle, and exercise room, a business center, guest laundry, and other great amenities.  The rooms have a desk, comfy chair, Keurig coffee/tea service, flat screen TV with USB ports, mini fridge,
micro wave, complimentary water, and a local newspaper along with complimentary internet. The complimentary breakfast is excellent with everything from fresh fruit to cereal to eggs and much more.  Something
for everyone.  There is always fresh coffee in the lobby. 
There is plenty of parking, check out their gazebo where there are often fun evening activities, and the cost is reasonable. 

See Northern Vietnam on Pandaw's River Cruise

Pandaw offers a value-laden 10-day cruise of Vietnam’s Red River and Halong Bay.  Pandaw’s RV Angkor is a pioneer when it comes to passenger travel on Vietnam’s Red River and still the only such vessel.

The cruise includes the sights of Hanoi, Halong Bay, and many places along the Red River that most tourists don’t get to see.  Besides the shore trips there are ethnic shows, on-board cooking demonstration, and informative presentations. The staff takes care of everything from arrival to departure and includes personalized service such as cleaning shoes after a shore trip; they will try to accommodating all reasonable requests. 

White tablecloth-dining is on the main deck with great views of the
river and country side. Guests can choose from several items on a menu plus there is a salad and dessert buffet table. The menu is varied featuring Asian and Western cuisine. Special dietary need will be accommodated. Local beverages including beer are gratis but not imported wines, beers, and liquors. Passengers can expect gourmet meals expertly served. There is open seating. Weather permitting staff will prepare a BBQ on a sandbar in the river.

All 32 air-conditioned cabins are roomy with bathroom/shower larger than on many other vessels and include hair dryer, all amenities and L’Occitane toiletries. All are outside cabins with great views. Each room has ample storage space, two nightstands, a safe, and desk/chair, plenty of lighting and life jackets. 

Pandaw cruises are understated luxury that focuses on the history and culture of the area.  Do not expect to find a TV or any of the activities found on large sea-going cruises such as a swimming pool, disco, or sports.  Most of the Pandaw’s guests have been on one or more of their cruises – some as many as five.  That says it all. 

Paris Beach Hotel in Phu Quoc

Paris Beach is a no-nonsense hotel on the island of Phu Quoc in the Gulf of Thailand just off the shore of Cambodia; however, it is Vietnamese. The bungalows are nestled in a garden setting.  The hotel is located on Long Beach, great for swimming and walking on the beach.  There are VIP rooms in the main building, some of which have wonderful views of the water.  

Breakfast is included. The restaurant has an amazing selection with Vietnamese fresh spring rolls and pizza being exceptionally good. People of adjacent hotels are drawn by the extensive menu especially the BBQ. While there is a large restaurant area most guests prefer to eat on the strip of tables and chairs that look out onto the Gulf. 


For those who do not want to lounge on the beach there is a very nice pool Staff is helpful. There is construction going on all around the hotel. Phu Quoc is growing by leaps and bound.  The construction noise in not much of a distraction and the workers are not using loud noise-making equipment.   For more information check http://phuquocparisbeach.com/en.