Festive Fun is Inn Season with Holiday and Winter Packages From Select Registry Distinguished Inns

Marshall, MI (PressExposure) December 02, 2009 -- Skiing and chocolate making, New Year’s Eve galas, gourmet dining in rustic settings, and accommodations where George Washington’s great-great grandfather slept – they’re all part of the 2009 holiday and winter packages from Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North America(TM).

Each package is as unique as the inns themselves. But all properties share the distinction of showcasing the B&B industry’s best of the best. Select Registry (www.selectregistry.com) represents 400 award-winning inns, B&Bs and small boutique hotels across North America.

Members include properties with AAA-Four Diamond and National Register of Historic Places designations. They rank high on Top Ten lists of all types, from Leading Inns of North America and Most Romantic Hideaways to Best Places to Kiss, Best Porches in America, Best Places To Watch Bird Migrations and more.

This winter, you don’t have to roam far. Located in and around popular destinations across the USA and Canada, Select Registry inns beckon with one-of-a-kind packages like these:

Inn at Warner Hall, Gloucester, Vir. Pair the old and the new in this lovingly restored mansion on a plantation created by George Washington's great-great grandfather. The Ring In the New Year package includes two nights’ accommodations, New Year’s Eve afternoon tea and sandwiches, five-course New Year’s Eve feast with wine and live jazz, midnight champagne toast, and home-baked New Year’s Day brunch with Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. The package is valid Dec. 30 – Jan. 2 for Wed./Thurs. or Thurs./Fri. lodgings, and priced at $725 per couple, including tax and service.

Inn at Warner Hall is a 38-acre waterfront retreat not far from Colonial Williamsburg. The property is listed by the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. It houses 11 spacious guestrooms and suites with fireplaces, antique furnishings and plush canopy and brass beds. The inn is known for its sumptuous Five-Course Chef’s Tasting Dinner. French doors lead from the casually elegant drawing and dining rooms to a glass-walled porch with breathtaking views of the Severn River. Guests can stroll down to the boathouse to enjoy tranquility, nature and the spectacular Virginia Tidewater scenery.

The Hartstone Inn, Camden, Me. The Down with Downhill package offers a romantic, two-night getaway with a gourmet twist. Down with Downhill welcomes with a multi-course breakfasts each morning, afternoon tea and cookies, a five-course feast for two prepared by award-winning chef-owner Michael Salmon, and two one-day lift tickets or snowshoe rentals at nearby Camden Snow Bowl. After a day of recreation and fun, return to a Martini Mixology class with complimentary hors d’ouvres in the Hartstone Kitchen. As a bonus on Christmas Day, guests can indulge their sweet tooth in a chocolate-making class with Hartsone’s spectacular collection of 200 chocolate molds. This package is valid for all winter holidays plus Dec. 15 - March 1. Rates start at $280 for the two-night stay, and guests can add a third night for an extra $50.

Hartstone Inn is a charming hideaway and culinary destination in the heart of picturesque Camden village. The inn’s 14 guestrooms feature featherbeds, flat-screen televisions, DVD players and complementary Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have Jacuzzi baths, fireplaces, and lace canopy beds. Hartstone Inn is a 2009 recipient of the American Culinary Federation Fine Dining Award of Excellence. Additionally, the property has received Wine Spectator magazine’s Award of Excellence for the past seven years. In the dining room, the five-course menu changes nightly to utilize the freshest local ingredients. Nearby toboggan chutes, snowboard paths and ski trails showcase panoramic views of the ocean and countryside.

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan, Oh. Pamper yourself amidst rustic beauty with the Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire package from Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. The package provides one weekday night’s accommodations for two in a cozy guestroom with double whirlpool bath; gourmet candlelight dinner in the Inn’s restaurant, housed in an 1840's log cabin; full country breakfast; and a holiday cookie tin filled with fresh-baked cookies. Valid Sundays – Thursdays through Dec. 24, this package is $199 plus tax.

Nestled on 75 acres, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls provides a natural retreat amidst the dense forests and meadows of Hocking Hills State Park. Guests choose from cozy, antique-filled guestrooms, rustic cabins with decks and cottages with double whirlpool baths. After a day of outdoor recreation, the region’s only destination spa – the onsite Spa At Cedar Falls – invites guests to relax with a signature massage, facial, mud wrap or other treatment surrounded by the fresh air and rugged natural beauty of Hocking Hills.

Auberge des Gallant Rigaud, Quebec, Canada Celebrate in style with the New Year’s Package, providing three-nights’ accommodations for two in an elegant guestroom with fireplace; two breakfasts; and three dinners, including a New Year’s Eve gala feast with dancing and midnight champagne toast. Weather permitting, New Year’s Day brunch is topped off with horse-drawn sleigh rides and a snowman contest. Guests enjoy complimentary snowshoe rentals and 10 percent discount at the onsite Spa Gallant. The package is good Dec. 29 - Jan. 2 and priced at $1000 for two plus tax.

Auberge des Gallant sits in the heart of a bird sanctuary high on Rigaud Mountain, 45 minutes west of Montreal. Twenty-five guestrooms welcome with fireplaces, whirlpool baths and balconies overlooking five acres of gardens that promise sleigh rides and skiing in the winter. The inn’s Debeur Guide four-star restaurant is known for its award-winning regional cuisine and wine list. Skating, snowshoeing, and skiing and snowboarding trails are minutes away. After a day on the slopes, nothing beats Spa Gallant’s maple syrup therapy, a signature treatment with a Quebec twist.

To find a unique inn near you, visit http://www.selectregistry.com. Browse by location or theme to discover additional value-added holiday and winter packages from Select Registry Distinguished Inns.

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Select Registry: Distinguished Inns of North AmericaTM represents 400 of the finest country inns, B&Bs, and unique small hotels across North America — the very best the travel industry has to offer. Select Registry carries out a quality assurance inspection for each of its inns involving independent inspectors with years of experience in the hospitality industry. The inspectors arrive unidentified, spend the night and evaluate the inn on a detailed point system, which translates into a pass/fail grade for the property. Inns applying for membership are inspected, as are existing members on a periodic basis. No other online directory or organization of innkeepers has a comparable inspection program, establishing Select Registry as the benchmark for quality. Select Registry has a strong referral program. More than 400,000 copies of the organization’s new guidebook are available now as gifts to guests at member inns, making the guidebook the largest publication of its kind in the travel industry. For more information, visit http://www.selectregistry.com

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