$175 a Night Tents, Win an Inn for Your Kid


Santa Barbara “Inn” With $175 Tent Rates Offers DIY Fireside Dinner Under the Stars

El Capitan Canyon – Santa Barbara
Escape for one night to the great outdoors and enjoy a fireside dinner under the stars! The evening of your arrival, we will deliver a Barbecue Kit from our Canyon Market and Deli. All of the ingredients you need to cook your delicious fireside dinner will be delivered to your doorstep along with one of our famous Canyon S’mores Kits for dessert. Tent Rates start at $175 tax not included. Cabin Rates range from $245 to $445 tax not included. Valid Sunday-Thursday only. Note similar yurts (but maybe not classified as glamping) is offered by a nearby campground – Cachuma Lake.
Could you do this on your acres?

Win an Inn for Your Kid

jpeg (4)Have your children grown up innkeeping? Maybe they would dig their own inn – mortgage free.

How?  Win the Inn at Rose Hall.

You could win this beautiful inn The Inn at Rose Hall, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. There’s an entry fee of $147 and if it’s like the last “Win an Inn” essay contest, your money is returned if they don’t get the number of entries they need which is 5150. (High Meadows Inn -Virginia- did not quite reach the 5800 entries they needed last month in their essay contest.)

Booking.com Annoyed by Hotel Direct Booking Initiatives – Such as Hilton’s “Stop Clicking Around”

Marketing initiatives by hotels chains such as Marriott and Hilton which talk up the benefit of booking direct, have not escaped the notice of Darren Huston, chief executive of Booking.com.

It’s annoying,” he told an audience at ITB Berlin this week. Hilton’s “stop clicking around” TV ad was shown for reference. His response presented in a tongue-in-cheek way (“I was at a chain hotel the other week and the wifi password was ‘book direct’, as if that would persuade me”). But there was a steely resolve beneath the soundbite. Click here to read more…

Take Restaurant Photos – Playa Del Reyfood

Reawaken Your Love of Good Food Our guest are coming back to us with enthusiastic reviews of these two newer restaurants.

Manchego in Santa Monica is a gem. Cozy, but not cramped with attentive staff who manage to give you plenty of space. The menu of tapas, charcuterie and cheese platters, and other Spanish specialties are amazing as well as their well-chosen selection of wines and cocktails.


Lemon Bread Recipelemonbread

Recipe Provided By: Scottish Bed and Breakfast in Bremen, Indiana

This light-moist, sweet-tart bread is as good as it sounds!

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 tsp freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
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