England: country inn
Saracen's Head, Wolterton, Norfolk NR11 7LX; 011-44-1263-768909, http://www.saracenshead-norfolk.co.uk . "This delightful Italianate inn is on Lord Walpole's Wolterton estate. Cozy, comfortable setting with rich, warm colors, roaring fires and views of either gardens or countryside. Mornings start with a cooked British breakfast that is impossible to resist; many wonderful choices for dinner, including roast pheasant, venison, beef or lamb. Location is convenient for touring Norwich, the North Norfolk Coast and several well-known estates and gardens." Doubles $102.
Vero Beach, Fla. *
Mississippi: Southern gem
Monmouth Plantation, 36 Melrose Ave., Natchez, MS 39120, (800) 828-4531, http://www.monmouthplantation.com . "This wonderful plantation has been lovingly restored to its original grandeur and is a true gem. It is beautiful beyond words, is very peaceful and the staff is some of the nicest I've ever met. The dinner was exquisite." Doubles start at $165.
Los Angeles *
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