Highland Glen Lodge
Moose don’t have their own bed and breakfasts, or do they? Don’t be surprised to find these Alaskan natives visiting Highland Glen Lodge in Anchorage, Alaska. This quaint Tudor mansion belies the elegance within. Your first view makes you think you’ve stepped off American soil and straight to the English countryside. Highland Glen Lodge is in the shadows of the Chugach Mountains with breathtaking views of the rugged mountains and Cook Inlet.
The English theme carries through to the breakfast fare. You are treated to a blend of English/Scottish country dining mixed with the flavor of the Alaskan frontier. After a delightful breakfast join your family and guests in the Great room. Relax over coffee on the plush furnishings. Floor to ceiling windows offer a spectacular view of the Alaskan countryside.
For your first or fiftieth honeymoon, a stay in the Highlander room is a must. Not only is there a king sized bed, but also a tower and a balcony. You can go from the lounge into the double Jacuzzi for added enjoyment. To make the honeymoon complete, in room breakfast is available. The Glen View room also has a king sized bed with a beautiful view of Cook Inlet. Planning on having three or more in your party? Then The Birch-woods has the extra room with a twin bed. For the ultimate in a family or group gathering, the three room Woodlands Suite is just what you are looking for. There is a private sauna, one king sized bed and two queen sized. Alaska may seem to be the last frontier with civilization many miles away; each room does have Internet access. Although out of sight of the world, you are still in close contact.
All of the rooms come complete with a hot tub and access to the roof patio lounge.
Inn on the River
An extraordinary visit awaits you at the Inn on the River in Glen Rose, Texas. We all know Texans like to do everything in a big way and this extends to their hospitality. It is a place where the constant flow of interruptions is replaced by a quietly flowing river, and the harsh sounds of city traffic give way to those of singing birds.
The Inn, which is selected as a Texas Historical Landmark, is stylishly furnished to make available the ultimate in comfort. No two rooms are the same, but every one is beautifully decorated with an historic armoire, excellent European linens, a feather bed and a goose-down comforter. Each and every one of the rooms has a private bath. And, you will find irresistible the fact that the rooms do not have televisions to inundate you with the news of everyday life.
When it is time to have a little excitement, take a plunge in the mineral water pool, play croquet or volleyball, cruise around town on one of the mountain bikes, or simply sit by the river and slow down for a while. Bird watching from the Adirondack chairs overlooking the river is a much loved pastime of Inn on the River guests. Binoculars and bird watchers’ guides are accessible. The Glen Rose Sanctuary is just a short walk away.
The Glen Rose region offers a broad assortment of leisure opportunities, including the Bird Watching Sanctuary, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Valley State Park, The Brazos River, which is perfect for canoeing and fishing, horseback riding, fishing or boating on Lake Gran-bury and antique shopping.
Don’t allow a visit to Texas pass without spending at least one day at the Inn on the River. It may not be your most exciting stop, but it will certainly be one of your best.