Each week in "Readers Recommend," the Travel section shares tips on worthwhile lodgings, restaurants, tour guides and other resources on the road. Here is a roundup of recommendations that have been published since our last compilation. Although all information here was correct when it was originally published, some details may have since changed. Please contact the source to confirm prices, hours and other information.
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Bridgeport: Cain House, P.O. Box 428, 93517; (800) 433-2246, http://www.cainhouse.com. "B&B set in beautiful scenery in the Eastern Sierra about 55 miles north of Mammoth, near fishing, hiking, tennis and more. Warm, friendly owner. Restaurant 1881 next door serves gourmet dinners." Rates: $90-$135 double; dinner entrees $17.50-$28.--Mary Lou Dudley, San Marino
Fallbrook: Rancho del Valle B&B, 435 Rancho del Valle Drive, 92028; (800) 841-4908 or (760) 451-9584, http://www.ranchodelvallebnb.com. "Setting is beautiful, rooms are immaculate and hosts Drew and Joléne Robins are most gracious. Our Northern California guests were delighted." Rates: $105-$125 double.--Pat Finot, Fallbrook
Mendocino: Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, P.O. Box 1637, 95460; (800) 731-5525, http://www.schoolhousecreek.com. "Quiet, lovely B&B with cottages and garden, three miles south of Mendocino. Small pets accepted." Rates: $130-$235, including buffet breakfast; $25-$40 pet fee.--Kris Sullivan, Los Angeles
Oak Glen: Cider Barrel Restaurant, 38490 Oak Glen Road, 92399; (909) 797-7910. "Outstanding food and beautiful setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner. An appealing alternative to coffee shops in the area." Salads, sandwiches, burgers and other lunch entrees, $5-$9. Steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta and other dinner entrees, $10-$20.--D. Miclet, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Palm Springs: Desert House Inn, 200 S. Cahuilla Road, 92262; (800) 549-9230 or (760) 325-5281, fax (760) 325-6736, http://www.deserthouse inn.com. "Four studios with kitchen, two other guest rooms. Built in 1940s and totally refurbished in Southwest style. Delightful owners." Winter rates: $95-$175.--Gerry Lamb, Palm Springs
Santa Barbara: John Dunne Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, 93109; (805) 965-0581, Ext. 2773. "Excellent food prepared and served by culinary students. Ocean view. Reservations recommended." Lunch $8.50-$12.50 (Mondays through Fridays); five-course dinner $23.50 (Thursdays, Fridays). Closed holidays, summer, between semesters.--Ajor-Helyn Johnson, Redondo Beach
Sonoma: MacArthur Place, 29 E. MacArthur St., 95476; (800) 722-1866 or (707) 938-2929, fax (707) 933-9833, http://www.macarthurplace.com. "Delightful inn four blocks from town square. Sixty-four lovely rooms and suites in original building dating from 1850s and in surrounding cottages. Delicious buffet breakfast, evening wine and cheese. Restaurant, pool, gardens, spa. Complimentary bicycles." Rates: $269-$349 for rooms, $375-$775 for suites and cottages; winter Internet specials from $179.--Karen Gray, Malibu
Sugar Pine: All Seasons Sugar Pine Resort, 19958 Middle Camp Road, 95383; (800) 788-5212 or (209) 586-2007, fax (209) 586-2002, http://www.allseasonssugarpineresort.com. "New resort near Sonora in gold country is a work of art with unique themed rooms and suites (five units total). In my favorite, 'Confidence Mine,' stone tunnel leads up to room, and inside are murals of miners, slate bathroom, large Jacuzzi tub, steam room, two fireplaces, private deck." Doubles $125-$325.--Joanne Huguley, Universal City
Ajo: Guest House Inn, 700 Guest House Road, 85321; (520) 387- 6133, http://www.wgn.net/morris/ajo. "Outstanding B&B with four guest rooms with private baths and a fabulous breakfast. About 35 minutes north of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument." Rates: $79-$89 double.--Eric E. Schott, Rolling Hills Estates
Flagstaff: Jeanette's Bed and Breakfast, 3380 E. Lockett Road, 86004; (800) 752-1912 or (928) 527-1912, http://www.jeanettesbb.com. "Wonderful Victorian-style B&B. Jeanette and Ray West provide comfortable beds and gourmet breakfasts as well as thorough knowledge of sights in the region." Rates: $115-$145 double.--Peter and Janice Sutherland, Fullerton
Hot Springs: Mrs. Miller's Chicken & Steak House, 4723 Central Ave., 71901; (501) 525-8861. "A very homey restaurant in an old, beautiful converted house. My husband and I had a meal with wonderful biscuits and homemade jams. Like the town, the restaurant is a jewel worth discovering." Complete dinners $9-$19.--Roberta Plumley, Bakersfield
Savannah: "Personalized Tours of Savannah, 521 E. York St., 31401; (912) 234-0014, http://www.savannah sites.com. "Savannah native Harriet Meyerhoff arranged a marvelous custom tour--a wonderful way to experience the charm and history of the South." Rates: Vary by tour and group size; $80 for 21/2-hour walking tour for two, $100 total for four.--Barbara Goldberg, Rolling Hills Estates