Australia: penguin territory
Anchlia Waterfront Cottage, 2 Murray St., Bicheno, Tasmania 7215; 011-3-6375-1225, anchlia.tripod.com. "We stayed in one of two units. Ours, the smaller of the two, was a newly renovated, very comfortable place with a bedroom, large living/dining room, kitchen, bath (with washing machine) and lovely gardens. It is on a rocky outcrop next to a beautiful beach. There is a bit of bush between the house and the rocks where fairy penguins roost." Doubles from $93.
Keith and Barbara Ansell
Washington: quiet inn
Orchard Inn, 1207 Pecks Canyon Road, Yakima; (509) 966-1283, http://www.orchardinnbb.com . "While enjoying the Yakima-area wineries, we discovered a wonderful B&B. Private baths, jetted tubs, down comforters and totally peaceful surroundings. A private entrance allows you to come and go as you wish. Small dogs are welcome, and the innkeeper speaks fluent German." Doubles from $89.
Don and Charlou Joy
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