www.circleviewranch.com. "The house, with seven guest rooms, sits atop a butte with a 360-degree view — south to the White River and Pine Ridge Reservation, west to gorgeous sunsets, north and east to Badlands buttes and grasslands. It's a working ranch and a place to get in touch with the rugged beauty of the Badlands and the Black Hills." Doubles from $80.
Tres Amigos, 1801 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin TX; (512) 327-1776. "This is one of four Tres Amigos restaurants in the area. The cuisine is labeled Tex-Mex, but it's a little more upscale than that. They deep-fry a corn tortilla and when it puffs into a ball shape, they drain it and carefully cut it into delicate halves, filling one half with a taco mixture and turning the other half upside down and covering it with melted cheese and chiles." Dinner entrees are $4.50-$25.
Canyon Vista Bed and Breakfast, P.O. Box 351, Springdale UT 84767; (435) 772-3801, www.canyonvistabandb.com. "Wonderful B&B is next to Zion National Park. Excellent hosts provide you with a delicious breakfast, all the information you need, movies to watch, bikes to ride and dogs and cat to pet." Doubles start at $99.
Oyster Bay Inn, 4412 Kitsap Way, Bremerton WA 98312; (800) 393-3862, www.oysterbayinn.com. "On a recent trip on the Olympic Peninsula, we stopped at the Oyster Bay Inn in Bremerton. The room was reasonable, very clean and had a view of the bay. The best surprise was the restaurant with a lovely decor, excellent service, food well-presented and delicious. We recommend the inn to all travelers." Doubles from $80.
Orchard Inn, 1207 Pecks Canyon Road, Yakima WA; (509) 966-1283, 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.
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