Below are reader recommendations on where to stay and eat around the world as they appeared in the Times over the last year. They have been conveniently organized by country and state. Please note that some prices or other details may have changed since publication. Be sure to check with the hotel or restaurant.
Cairns--Jaime Zuker, Escondido: "Lilybank Bed & Breakfast, 75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Cairns, Queensland 4870; tel. 011-61-70-55-1123, fax 011-61-70-58-1990. Close to Great Barrier Reef. Big rooms with private bathrooms; tropical fresh fruit every day." Rates: about $60 double, $44 single.
East Melbourne--Jim Hulgan, Azusa: "Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel, 101 Powlett St., East Melbourne 3002, Victoria; tel. 011-61-3-9419-4222, fax 011-3-9416-0841. Comfortable and quiet? Yes! Downtown Melbourne just minutes away." Rates: from about $81 single, $84 double.
Shellharbour Village--Jeanne Bellemin, Redondo Beach: "Windradene Seaside Guesthouse, 29 Addison St., Shellharbour Village, New South Wales 2529; tel. 011-61-42-95-1074, fax 011-61-42-97-7050. An hour south of Sydney. Charming, refurbished 1870 guest house." Rates: about $55 to $78 double.
Swansea--Brandy Cotton, Westminster: "Freycinet Waters, 16 Franklin St., Swansea, Tasmania 7190; tel. and fax 011-61-3-6257-8080. A B&B; 40 minutes from Freycinet National Park. Award-winning baked goods, hospitality." Rates: about $58, double.
Sydney--Michael Lenglez, Los Angeles: "Hampton Court Hotel, 9 Bayswater Road Kings Cross 2011, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia; tel. 011-61-2-9357-2711, fax 011-61-2-9356-4821. Helpful staff. Rates include an American-style breakfast and admission to a nearby gym." Rates: from $58 single, $75 double.
Sydney--Harriette Pullen, Culver City: "The Cottage, 213 Ryde Road, West Pymble, NSW, 2073; tel. 011-61-2-9498-7148. Apartment in Sydney suburb, on bus route, with kitchenette, gardens and swimming pool. Helpful owners, Herb and Renate Filla." Rates: $200 per week double or $35 per day.
Brixlegg--Jan Makin, Oakland: "Schloss Matzen, at Matzen Park outside Brixlegg. Contact Christopher Kump and Margaret Fox, 10701 Gurley Lane, Mendocino, CA 95460; tel./fax (888) 837-0618. B&B; in a renovated medieval castle run by the owners of Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino. A 30-minute drive from Innsbruck." Rates: from $155.40.
Feldkirch--Barbara B. Delaney, Escondido: "Alpen Rose Hotel, Rosengasse 6, A-6800 Feldkirch, Voralberg; tel. 011-43-5522-72-1750, fax 011-43-5522-72-1755. Comfortable rooms, mountain views, antique furnishings." Rates: about $128 double, $76 single, with breakfast.
Baddeck--Dorothy Lippert, Los Angeles: "The Stephen's B&B;, R.R. 4, Baddeck, Nova Scotia BOE 1BO; tel./fax (902) 929-2860. Overlooks river near the spectacular coastal Cabot Trail. Attentive hosts, abundant food." Rate: about $41 double.
Bonavista Bay--Ted Yanak, Altadena: "Grand Welcome B&B;, Trinity, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland A0G 4L0; tel. (709) 678-2461. Five rooms with handmade comforters and mountain/bay views. An hour from Gander." Rates: about $38-$67, double.
Clearwater--Diana Schmidt, Newport Beach: "Helmcken Falls Lodge, Box 239, Clearwater, British Columbia VOE 1N0; tel. (250) 674-3657, fax (250) 674-2971. Old-time lodge outside Wells Gray Park. Access to cross-country skiing, winter sightseeing. Good food." Rates: about $98 to $133. Closed April and Oct. 15 to Dec. 29.
Fanny Bay--Arthur S. Hood, Huntington Beach: "Ships Point Beach House B&B; Inn, 7584 Ships Point Road, Fanny Bay, B.C. Canada, VOR1 VO; tel. (800) 925-1595. North of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. Lush landscaping, six rooms on the water." Rates: $81-$160, with breakfast.
Golden--Karin Howard, Los Angeles: "Hillside Lodge and Chalets, P.O. Box 2603, Golden, B.C., VOA 1HO; tel./fax (250) 344-7281. Close to Transcontinental Highway and five national parks. Pet horses, llamas and views of Rockies. Fabulous dinners (about $13) and breakfasts (included)." Rates: from about $58 lodge rooms, $70 chalets.
Niagara-on-the-Lake--Doris Nemzer, Los Angeles: "Bird Watchers Haven Bed & Breakfast, 2 Froebel Ave., Box 1725, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1JO; tel. (905) 468-4639. Two units plus a private cottage. Accessible to the Shaw Festival Theater and Niagara Falls." Rates: about $55-$111.
Quebec--Maureen Croteau, Woodland Hills: "Fernlea B&B;, 2156 Rue Dickson, Sillery, Quebec, GIT 1C9; tel. (418) 683-3847. Cheery, homey atmosphere; beautiful garden. Delicious full breakfasts. Ten minutes by bus to the Old City." Rates: about $35 single, $50 double.
Quebec--Andrea Kustin-Mager, Laguna Beach: "Hotel Chateau Grande Allee, 601 Grande Allee Est, Quebec G1R 2K4; tel. (800) 263-1471, fax (418) 649-7553. Charming Old World-style hotel on Quebec's version of the Champs-Elysees." Rates: from about $57, double.
Salt Spring Island--Claire Knodell, Laguna Niguel: "Cranberry Ridge Bed & Breakfast, 269 Don Ore Drive, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2H5; tel. (250) 537-4854. Magnificent 180-degree view of harbor. Hot tub on spacious deck. Fabulous breakfast." Rates: from about $82, double.
Sidney--Janet Bell Garber, Playa del Rey: "The Latch Country Inn, 2328 Harbour Road, Sidney, B.C. V8L 2P8; tel. (250) 656-6622. It is 25 minutes from Victoria, adjacent to the Swartz Bay Ferry. Elegant breakfasts (about $5)." Rates: from about $64.
Vancouver--Jean Bills, Upland: "The Cherub Inn, 2546 W. 6th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6K 1W5; telephone (604) 733-3166, fax (604) 733-3106. Restored 1913 home; all rooms with private baths. Quiet, fashionable area near shopping, dining." Rates: $74-$124, including gourmet breakfast.
Victoria--Jim Griffin, Pomona: "Bethany's Bed & Breakfast, 614 Craigflower, Victoria, British Columbia V9A 2W2; tel. (250) 381-5472. Close to downtown, with a water view. Delightful owner/hostess, Lisa Berndt. Hearty breakfasts." Rate: doubles about $42.
Winnipeg--Jo-Ann Shelton, Santa Barbara: "Hotel Fort Garry, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0R3; tel. (800) 665-8088. Excellent service and food. Best of all, my room was so quiet that I had the best night's sleep I've had while traveling." Rates: $62.60 to $116, with full breakfast.
Copenhagen--Judith Remy Leder, Fullerton: "Copenhagen B&B;, Tvaeragervej 40, 2300 Copenhagen S; tel. 011-45-3284-0407. Near downtown. The host, the charming, literate, multilingual Jan Karlsson, is a delight. This is far and away the best bargain in Denmark." Rate: about $25 per person per night, with breakfast.
Otavalo--Lisa Davis, Sierra Madre: "The hotel-restaurant Ali Shungu, Casilla 34, Otavalo; tel. 011-593-6-920-750. Two hours north of Quito. Run by an American couple. Hacienda-style building with native rugs and blankets; organically grown food." Rates: $26-$75; dinners $6 and up.
Bath--Jane Williams, Claremont: "Church Farm; mailing address is Clare Lewis, Church Farm, Woolverton near Bath, Somerset, BA3 6QT; tel. 011-44-1373-831-003, fax 011-44-1373-831-005. Beautiful 17th century farmhouse near small ponds." Rates: from about $43 per person, with breakfast.
Bath--Carryl Carter, Woodland Hills: "Cliffe Hotel, Crowe Hill, Limpley Stoke Spa BA3 6HY; tel. 011-44-1225-723-226, fax 011-44-1225-723-871. Beautiful retreat overlooking the Avon Valley, near Bath. Spacious rooms. English breakfast is included. Swimming pool." Rates: from about $140, double.
Bury St. Edmunds--Dickie Hofflund, Tarzana: "Ash Cottage, 59 Whiting St., Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1NP; tel. 011-44-1284-755-098. Tiny but beautiful B&B; in a charming historic market town close to Cambridge." Rates: from about $36 per person.
Chichester--William Geismar, Mission Viejo: "Marriott Goodwood Park Hotel and Country Club, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QB; tel. 011-44-1243-775-537, fax 011-1243-520-120. Beautiful hotel and golf course complex. Fine location for visiting Arundel Castle. " Rates: about $78 per person.
Croesau Bach--Jack Ramer, Ventura: "Pant-Hir B&B;, Croesau Bach, Oswestry SY10 9BH; tel. 011-44-1691-791-457. A stud farm for miniature ponies. Susanne Werry is a gracious hostess and gourmet cook. Ideally situated for touring Wales and Shropshire." Rate: about $63 double.
Folkestone--Ron Jack, Long Beach: "Cliffside B&B;, Cliffside, Radnor Cliff Crescent, Folkestone, Kent CT202JH; tel. 011-44-1303-248-328. Beautiful home overlooking the English Channel, with convenient access to the Channel Tunnel. Evening meals (about $20 per person)." Rates: about $31-$43 per person.
Lydgate--Joseph B. Haughton, Redondo Beach: "Higher Quick Farm, Lydgate, Oldham, OL44JJ; tel. 011-44-145-787-2424. Working farm that dates to the 18th century. Ideal for touring northern England." Rates: about $32-$35 per person, with breakfast.
London--Mrs. Frank Firko, Oceanside: "One-bedroom apartment in Chelsea, home of Ted Phillips, 6 Tite St., London SW3 4HY; tel. 011-44-171-376-7646; fax 011-44-171-376-3747. On a quiet side street near Kings Road cafes and bus stop. Comfortably furnished." Rates: about $165, double; $35 each extra person (sleeps four).
Minehead--Clive Morris, Reseda: "Avill House Hotel, 12 Townsend Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5RG; tel. 011-44-1643-704370. Family-run inn in a former convent, with nine rooms and a bar in the beautiful Exmoor countryside of West England." Rates: about $25-$33 per person, with full breakfast.
Richmond--Shirley Coleman, Pacific Palisades: "Westwood House, No. 5 Newbiggin, Richmond DL104DR North Yorkshire; tel. 011-44-1748-823453. Bed and breakfast in modernized 300-year-old house. Excellent breakfast. Interesting medieval town." Rates: about $27 per person, with breakfast.
Weymouth--Peg Hels, Ventura: "The Bay Lodge, 27 Greenhill, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7SW; tel. 011-44-1305-782-419, fax 011-44-1305-782-828. The Bay View room is charming: balcony, fireplace, Jacuzzi. Superb meals." Rates: from about $41 per person, with breakfast; $67 in Bay View room.
Willisham--Shel Leachman, Redondo Beach: "Willisham Lodge, Willisham, Suffolk IP8 4SL; tel. 011-44-1473-658-782. Magnificent country home near Ipswich with beautiful gardens, 70 minutes by train from London's Liverpool Street station." Rates: from $80, with breakfast.
Carpentras--Christopher Frankel, Rancho Mirage: "Hotel Le Coq Har 36 Place de La Marotte, Carpentras; tel. 011-33-4-90-63-00-35, fax 011-33-4-90-60-40-76. Run by darling couple; husband is French, wife is American. Charming Old World hotel." Rates: about $55 to $75.
Cormery--Donna Posard, Oakland: "Le Logis du Sacriste, 3 Rue Alcuin, 37320 Cormery, France; tel. 011-33-247-43-08-23, fax 011-33-247-43-05-48. Charming 15th century B&B; in the Loire Valley with a Scottish-born owner trained in French cuisine. Dinner can be ordered for about $23 per person." Rates: from about $50.
Limoges--Kristien Evans, Irvine: "Edith Brunier B&B;, Verthamont, 87170 Isle; tel. 011-33-555-36-12-89. Comfortable home near Limoges. Charming hosts. Dinner (wonderful cooking) optional. Swimming pool. English spoken." Rates: from about $37, double.
Paris--Helen C. Kanelas, Newport Beach: "Hotel Pacific, 77, Rue du Ruisseau, 75018 Paris; tel. 011-33-1-42-62-53-00, fax 011-33-1-46-06-09-82. Charming residence hotel in Montmartre with rooms or studios with kitchen available." Rates: about $32-$55.
Paris--Brian and Victoria Jerrems, Van Nuys: "Hotel Aviatic, 105 Rue de Vaugirard, Paris 75006; tel. 33-1-45-44-38-21, fax 011-33-1-45-49-35-83 On a quiet street, steps away from St.-Germain-des-Pres restaurants and shops. Impeccable service; multilingual staff." Rates: about $128-$199.
Paris--Glen Davenport, Claremont: "Grand Hotel Malher, 5 Rue Malher, 75004 Paris; tel. 011-33-1-42-72-60-92, fax 011-33-1-42-72-25-37. Old hotel, newly renovated, within walking distance of Bastille Opera House, Notre Dame, Pompidou Center. Friendly English-speaking hosts." Rates: from about $101, double.
Paris--Carol Greenwald, Irvine: "Modern Hotel Val Girard, 14 Rue Petel, Paris 75015; tel. 011-33-1-48-28-53-96, fax 011-33-1-48-28-69-94. Charming two-star hotel. All 40 rooms have bath or shower. Fifteen-minute walk to Eiffel Tower." Rates: Doubles from $75, with breakfast.
Neumagen-Dhron--Betty Crown, Oxnard: "Wittgenstein Haus on the Moselle, Grafenkeller, Grafenweg 1, 54347 Neumagen-Dhron; telephone 011-49-6507-5499. The Grahams welcomed us to their 200-year-old manor house in the oldest wine town in Germany with a glass of Moselle." Rates: apartment $42-$54; B&B; $30 per person.
Annestown--Philip Taylor, Laguna Beach: "Annestown House, Annestown, County Waterford; tel. 011-353-51-396-160, fax 011-353-51-396-474. Oceanfront B&B; near Waterford and its crystal factory. Wonderful atmosphere." Rates: about $80 double, $48 single.
Crookhaven--Daniel S. Connelly, Santa Ana: "Breakwater Valley B&B;, Crookhaven, Skibbereen, West Cork; tel. 011-353-28-35443. Four modern rooms with private baths. Co-owner Timmy Joe O'Driscoll catches salmon for meals." Rates: about $30 per person; $26 for three-course dinner.
Dublin--Louise Lowry, Malibu: "The Brambles, Carrickbrennan Road, Monkstown, Blackrock, Dublin; tel. 011-353-1-2800848, fax 011-353-1-280-0764. Beautiful rooms. Gourmet breakfast with Irish smoked salmon, homemade brown bread and jams." Rates: about $41 per person.
Galway--Frank M. Reilly, San Pedro: "Suan na Mara, Stripe, Furbo, Spiddal, Co. Galway; tel. 011-353-91-59-15-12. Wonderful guest house on a quiet road near Galway and harbor where boats leave for Aran Islands. The name means 'peace of the sea' in Gaelic. Gourmet dinners available (about $19)." Rates: from about $29 per person, with breakfast.
Killarney--Martha Hansen, Calabasas: "Glena House, Muckross Road, Killarney, County Kerry; tel. 011-353-64-32705, fax 011-353-64-35611. Host and chef Tim Buckley has good information about the area." Rates: from about $31.50 per person, with full Irish breakfast. Dinner about $20.50 per person.
Killarney--Richard M. Downing, Los Angeles: "The Grotto, Fossa, Killarney, County Kerrye; tel. 011-353-64-33283. Opposite Killarney's lakeside golf courses and fishing club. Hosts Jerry and Joan Ryan can help you plan sightseeing on your own or a bus trip. Horseback riding nearby." Rates: $27 per person, with breakfast.
Shannon--Walt Stiles, Palm Desert: "Balally House, Ballycaseymore, Shannon, County Clare; tel./fax 011-353-61-362-770. Five minutes from Shannon Airport. Perfect for the last night before catching an early flight. Immaculate rooms." Rates: about $25 per person, with full breakfast.
Stradbally--P. Gilmore, West Hollywood: "Park House, Stradbally, County Waterford; tel./fax 011-353-51-293-185. Beautiful 17th century Georgian B&B; nestled between the mountains and the Irish Sea. Breakfasts feature fresh farm produce." Rate: about $26 per person.
Tipperary--William Shanley, Apple Valley: "Ballykisteen Lodge, County Tipperary; tel. 011-353-62-33403. Next to golf course on the Dublin-Limerick Road. Brand-new B&B.; Great hospitality." Rate: about $26 per person.
Tipperary--Edward Gerber, Huntington Beach: "Bansha Castle, Bansha, County Tipperary; telephone 011-353-62-54187, fax 011-353-62-54294. Early 18th century manor house near Tipperary town. Big, comfortable beds. Near golf, fishing and the Rock of Cashel. Home-cooked dinners (about $22)." Rate: about $30 per person, with breakfast.
Chiaverano d'Ivrea--Paul Reynolds, Corona del Mar: "Castello San Giuseppe, 10010 Chiaverano d'Ivrea (Torino); tel. 011-39-125-42-43-70, fax 011-39-125-64-12-78. Former convent on a hilltop has 17 rooms, large garden and great views. Great base to explore Valle d'Aosta and Piedmont regions." Rates: from about $78 single, $108 double, with breakfast.
Rimini--Harold A. Samuels, Woodland Hills: "Napoleon Hotel, Piazza le C Battisti, 22, 47037, Rimini; tel. 011-39-541-27-501; fax 011-39-541-50-010. The best room and breakfast we found in our 30-day stay in Italy. Ask for the new section, Room No. 128." Rates: from about $78, double.
Lipari--Leslie Dornfeld, Los Angeles: "Carasco Hotel, 98055 Lipari, Aeolian Isles, Sicily; tel. 011-39-90-981-1605, fax 011-39-90-981-1828. In the Lipari Islands, off the beaten path. Wonderful food and service, beautiful pool." Rates: from about $77.50 per person, with breakfast.
San Miguel de Allende--Bea Bernstein, Gardena: "Guadiana Bed and Breakfast, Mezquite No. 3, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, 37700 Mexico; tel. 011-52-415-24948; fax 011-52-415-21599. Large rooms with private baths, spectacular view, bountiful breakfasts, warm hospitality." Rates: from $56.10, double.
Rosarito Beach--Roberta Rivas, Whittier: "La Paloma Beach & Tennis Club in Rosarito Beach. Contact Ernesto Briceno, 2230 E. Ocean Blvd., No. 20, Long Beach, CA 90803; tel. (310) 434-8041. Beautiful condos near the ocean. Briceno gives travel hints." Rates: from $550 per week, two-bedroom unit.
Essaouira--Ursula Cook, Laguna Beach: 'Villa Quieta, 86 Blvd. Muhammad V, Essaouira; tel. 011-212-4-783281, fax 011-212-4-783421. Guest house in a charming seaside resort about 100 miles from Marrakech. Very gracious owners.' Rates: about $60-$140, double.
Philipsburg--Ted Hatfield, Culver City: "The Pasanggrahan, P.O. Box 151, Philipsburg, St. Martin; tel. 011-599-5-23588, fax 011-599-5-22885. The most beautiful hotel on the Dutch side of St. Martin. Moderate rates, especially for a beachfront hotel." Rates: $157.44-$194.34.
Tapanui--Tom Tomaselle, Lompoc: "Mainholm Lodge, P.O. Box 68, Tapanui, West Otago; tel. 011-64-3-204-8024, fax 011-64-3-204-8080. Near Gore on the South Island. Restored Victorian lodge in an area popular for fishing, hiking and golfing." Rate: about $88 double.
Aghhadowey--F.R. Herman, Newport Beach: "Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, 209 Agivey Road, Aghhadowey, Northern Ireland; tel. 011-44-1265-868209, fax 011-44-1265-868-878. Seventeen rooms, pub, restaurant and a nice nine-hole golf course." Rates: from $105, including breakfast.
Belfast--Charles Mulley, Pasadena: "Stranmillis Lodge, 14 Chlorine Gardens, Belfast BT9 5DJ; tel. 011-44-1232-682009, fax 011-44-1232-683334. Lovely B&B; close to Botanical Gardens, Queens College, restaurants, shops." Rates: from $62 single.
Londonderry--Jere Springer, Glendora: "Joan Pyne's B&B;, 36 Great James St., Londonderry BT48 7EQ; tel. 011-44-1504-269-691. Attractively furnished, remodeled Victorian. Great Irish breakfast. Five-minute walk to town center, museums, shopping and bus depot. Helpful hostess." Rates: from about $28 per person.
Comrie--Lynna Fletcher, Laguna Beach: "Langower B&B;, Comrie, Perthshire, PH6 2ED; tel. 011-44-1764-679-990. Lovely Victorian townhouse in village surrounded by scenic golf courses; easy distance to Gleneagles." Rate: about $32 per night, per person, with full breakfast.
Duns--Colleen Fliedner, La Palma: "Wellfield House, Preston Road, Duns, Berwickshire TD11 3DZ; tel./fax 011-44-1361-883-189. An hour from Edinburgh. Beautiful manor house with spacious rooms, comfortable beds. Breakfast (included) and dinner (on request, about $26) feature organic produce and meats." Rate: about $44 per person.
Edinburgh--Patty Malone, Manhattan Beach: "Clarence St. B&B;, 3A Clarence St., Edinburgh EH3 5AE; tel. 011-44-131-557-9368. In the Stockbridge area, walking distance to the Edinburgh Castle and downtown sightseeing. Hearty breakfast." Rates: from about $26 per person.
Newburgh--Catherine Hampson, Moreno Valley: "Ninewells Farm House Bed & Breakfast, Woodriffe Road, Newburgh, Fife KY14 6EY; tel./fax 011-44-1337-840307. Fully operational grain and stock farm. Magnificent views. Easy reach to St. Andrews, Perth, Edinburgh." Rates: about $32-$35 per person.
Riverside--Susan Cashman, West Hills: "Forth Guest House, 23 Forth Place, Riverside, Stirling, FK8 1UD; tel. 011-44-1786-471-020. Lovely, immaculate 19th century home. Dinner available (about $24 per person)." Rates: from about $31-$38 per person, with breakfast.
Singapore--Genee L. Cadden, El Segundo: "Sloane Court Hotel, 17 Balmoral Road, Singapore 259803; tel. 011-65-235-3311, fax 011-65-733-9041. Great budget hotel with only 32 rooms, all immaculate. The restaurant's food was delicious." Rates: about $62 single, $70 double, $83 triple.
Cape Town--Marie Furrows, Huntington Beach: "Leeukop, 25 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay 80001; tel. 011-27-21-438-1361, fax 011-27-21-438-1675. Modern, stylish B&B; in a Cape Town suburb with mountain and ocean views." Rates: from $34 per person.
Hluhluwe--Jim Hoppe, Manhattan Beach: "Mhlosinga Bush Lodge, P.O. Box 138, Hluhluwe 3960, Zululand, RSA; tel. 011-27-35-
562-0709, fax 011-27-35-562-0052. On a family-owned ranch 2 1/2 hours north of Durban, with three game reserves nearby. Excellent meals." Rate: about $59 per person, with dinner and breakfast.
Madrid--Dolores Merino, Los Angeles: "Los Jeronimos Suite Hotel, Moreto, 9, Madrid; reservations via International Lodging Corp.; tel. (800) SPAIN-44. Outstanding one- and two-bedroom suites in a quiet area behind the Prado Museum." Rates: from $149 per day, $905 per week.
Fairbanks--Bill Ford, Woodland Hills: "Plane Country Vacation Apartments, P.O. Box 84458, Fairbanks 99708; tel. (907) 479-3710. Charming apartment that overlooks a pond and a runway used by small planes, about five miles from downtown." Rates: from $378 per week in high season, May 15 to Sept. 15.
Fairbanks--Simone M. Quarre, Thousand Oaks: "Mountain View Bed and Breakfast, P.O. Box 80542, Fairbanks 99708; tel. (907) 474-9022. Excellent service, view [of Mt. McKinley] and home-style cooking." Rate: $91.80.
Sitka--John Harvill, Perris, Calif.: "Frank & Gloria's Place, 109 Sand Dollar Drive, Sitka 99835; telephone (907) 747-8711, fax (907) 747-5149. Charming, private unit in Gloria and Frank Scigliano's home overlooking the ocean. Sitka has pristine air and great fishing." Rate: $81.75.
Sedona--Gail Kolsky, Cypress: "Castle in the Canyon Bed and Breakfast, 560 Old Indian Road, Sedona 86336; tel./fax (520) 204-5974. Overlooks Oak Creek and has only two guest bedrooms. Fireplace, balcony, gourmet breakfasts and afternoon refreshments." Rates: from $136.80 depending on season.
Cambria--June Hague, Santa Monica: "Moonstone Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5860 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria 93428; tel. (805) 927-4815. A great way to 'get away from it all,' with much pampering. Most rooms have ocean views." Rates: $110-$150.
Dana Point--Jeff Conrad, Solana Beach: "Holiday Inn Express, 34744 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point 92624; tel. (800) 266-3343. With only 30 rooms--many with ocean views and balconies--this hotel seems more like an upscale B&B.; Continental breakfast bar (included)." Rates: from $86.90.
Eureka--Marcia Reed, Palos Verdes Estates: "The Daly Inn, 1125 H. St., Eureka 95501; tel. (800) 321-9656. A 1905 Colonial Revival B&B; close to Eureka's seaport and Old Town, an hour from the Avenue of the Giants [redwoods]. Sunny, antiques-furnished rooms, garden, patio." Rates: $81.75-$152.60.
Groveland--Grace Young, Carpinteria: "Inn at Sugar Pine Ranch, 21250 Highway 120, Groveland 95321; tel. (209) 962-7823. About 22 miles from Yosemite National Park. Gracious hosts. Breakfasts (included) are divine!" Rates: $118.80-$162, double.
Healdsburg--Katherine Braun, Venice: "Camellia Inn, 211 North St., Healdsburg 95448; telephone (800) 727-8182. Beautiful Victorian home. Great location for hiking, shopping, visiting wine country, gourmet dining." Rates: $82-$170, with breakfast.
Kenwood--Jerry Stinson, Capistrano Beach: "The Little House, 255 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood 95452; tel. toll-free (888) 833-5674. Artistically decorated two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental in Kaz Winery's vineyards in Sonoma Valley." Rates: from $163.50 per night.
Kings Canyon National Park--Susan Williams, Lake Forest: "Montecito-Sequoia Family Vacation Camp, 8000 Generals Highway, Box 858, Kings Canyon National Park 93633; tel. (800) 227-9900. Wonderful for families. Weekly rate includes room, great food and activities such as sailing, fencing, watercolors, etc." Rates: $645.75-$729.75, adult; $582.75-$682.50, ages 2-12.
La Quinta--Pat Gammon, Cypress: "Two Angels Inn, 78-120 Caleo Bay, La Quinta 92253; tel. (888) 226-4546. French chateau B&B; on a lake east of Palm Springs, with mountain views, spa, pool and yoga/meditation room. Three-course breakfast and afternoon wine and appetizers (included)." Rates: $203.50-$385.50.
Little River--L. Ann Armstrong, Rancho Mirage: "Little River Inn, Little River 95456, south of Mendocino; tel. (888) 466-5683. Most rooms with ocean views, some with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs. Innovative restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Eleven-hole golf course. A family business since 1939." Rates: $91.30-$280.50.
Monte Rio--Cecelia Waeschle, Beverly Hills: "'Highland Dell Inn, P.O. Box 370, Monte Rio 95462; tel. (800) 767-1759. Charming B&B; on the Russian River. The owners have two dogs, so they welcomed our two cocker spaniels with open arms." Rates: $100-$175.
Monterey--Tisha Black, Laguna Beach: "The Jabberwock, 598 Laine St., Monterey, CA 93940; tel. (888) 428-7253. 'Alice in Wonderland' themed B&B; that dates to 1911. Near Monterey Aquarium. Seven rooms, full breakfast (included), sherry hour." Rates: $125.50-$209.
Mendocino--M.L. Gatov, Long Beach: "Blackberry Inn, 44951 Larkin Road, Mendocino 95460; telephone (800) 950-7806. Different, elegant inn. Each room is named after an early Western pioneer establishment. Try for 'Belle's Place.' " Rates: $99-$187, double.
Morro Bay--Lorraine Espinosa, Bonita, Calif.: "Marina Street Inn, 305 Marina St., Morro Bay 93442; tel. (888) 683-9389. Cape Cod-style house a few blocks from Embarcadero. Helpful hosts. Gourmet breakfast and afternoon snacks with wine are included." Rates: $97.90-$132.
Morro Bay--Diane Aldrich, Santa Monica: "Marina Street Inn Bed and Breakfast, 305 Marina St., Morro Bay 93442; tel. (888) 683-9389. Four smartly decorated rooms, great views of the bay. Delicious breakfasts." Rates: from $97.90.
Oakhurst--Al Hammer, San Diego: "Hound's Tooth Inn B&B;, 42071 Highway 41, Oakhurst 93644; tel. (209) 642-6600. Twelve-room inn, opened in April, about 12 miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite. Very large Victorian rooms; extensive continental breakfast." Rates: $71.18 to $136.25.
Pacific Grove--Judith Rener, Northridge: "Gosby House Inn, 643 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove 93950; tel. (800) 527-8828. Queen Anne home close to shops, restaurants and a few blocks from the shoreline." Rates: $99-$176, with breakfast, afternoon tea.
Point Reyes National Seashore--John Turner, Long Beach: "Inns of Marin, P.O. Box 547, Point Reyes Station 94956; tel. (800) 887-2880. Booking firm for more than 25 inns, B&Bs; and cottages near Point Reyes National Seashore. The service is free; lodgings about $65 to $185."
Point Richmond--Mavis Rumph, Brea: "Hotel Mac, 10 Cottage Ave., Point Richmond 94801; tel. (510) 235-0010. Historic building with custom-made bedspreads, plantation shutters and fine furniture. Outstanding restaurant, lively bar." Rates: $93.50-$165, with continental breakfast.
San Diego--Ellen Straw, Covina: "Villa Serena Bed & Breakfast, 2164 Rosecrans St., San Diego 92106; tel. (800) 309-2778. Mediterranean-style villa with pool and spa, gourmet breakfasts (included). Ten minutes north of downtown." Rates: $187.85 for villa (sleeps six) or $104.98 double (two rooms).
Sonora--Mary Garduno, San Gabriel: "Eller House, 56 Bradford Ave., Sonora 95370; tel. (209) 532-0420. Elegant 1889 Victorian B&B; one block from historic downtown. Rooms are beautifully decorated with English antiques." Rates: $70.20-$108.
Aspen--Deborah Hiatt, Pacific Palisades: "The Residence, 305 S. Galena, Aspen 81611; tel. (970) 920-6532. Very romantic, elegant turn-of-the-century downtown hotel. One-bedroom to three-bedroom suites." Rates: from $162.38, with breakfast.
Durango--Robert J. Pisapia, Westlake Village: "Country Sunshine B&B;, 35130 Colorado 550 North, Durango 81301; tel. (800) 383-2853. A relaxing six-room inn with a hot tub amid Ponderosa pines. Wonderful breakfasts." Rates: $74.83 to $90.87.
Ouray--Sid Eiduson, West Hills: "Damn Yankee Country Inn, P.O. Box 410, Ouray 81427; tel. (800) 845-7512. Outstanding B&B; with hot tub, private baths, gourmet breakfasts (included). Fantastic mountain views. Open year-round." Rates: $78.54-$188.75.
Avon Park--William Perry, Torrance: "Hotel Jacaranda, 19 E. Main St., Avon Park 33825; tel. (941) 453-2211. My wife and I stayed here the first time in 1945. It is truly a visit into the past (built in 1926)." Rates: from $37.45 single, $42.80 double.
Kahana--Bob Knodell, Laguna Niguel: "Dollies Pub & Cafe, 4310 Lower Honoapiilani Highway, Kahana 96761; tel. (808) 669-0266. Near Kapalua-West Maui airport. Delicious home cooking at very 'un-Hawaii' prices. Varied menu." Cost: $12.50 for large pizza, $6-$8 sandwiches.
Kapaa--Marilyn Nichols, Newport Beach: "Inn Paradise, 6381 Makana Road, Kapaa, Kauai 96746; tel. (808) 822-2542. Beautiful area, caring owners. All the comforts of home, if home is paradise." Rates: $66-$110.
Kapaa--Wendy E. Wifler, Irvine: "Snuba Tours of Kauai, 1604 Papau Place, Kapaa 96746; tel. (808) 823-8912. A combination of snorkeling and scuba (the air tank is on a float on the surface, with a 20-foot air line attached to the diver), Snuba is a dive you will never forget." Cost: $55 with gear, orientation, 30- to 40-minute dive.
Kukuihaele--Grey Schmidt, Los Angeles: "Moo's Log Cabin, P.O. Box 5047, Kukuihaele 96727; tel. (808) 775-8035. Incredible views of Waipio Valley on the Big Island. A 35-foot waterfall is just steps away." Rate: $82.50, double occupancy, with breakfast.
South Casco--Douglas Wayne, Sherman Oaks: "Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake, P.O. Box 40, South Casco 04077; tel. (207) 655-4524. Set on more than 100 lakefront acres; includes spacious cabins with wood-burning fireplaces. Great food." Rates: from $152.50 to $237.90 per person per night, including all meals. Open June 15 to Oct. 15 only.
Hamilton--C.E. Allen, Huntington Beach: "Starfire Farm Lodge, 401 Fleet Road, Hamilton 59840; tel. (800) 757-2041, Ext. 5720. A three-unit, rural condominium complex. The hosts, Bonnie and Cliff Honohan, are eager to please. Bonnie raises Angora and cashmere goats and horned Navajo sheep." Rates: from $78. Open year-round.
East Ely--Don Banks, Huntington Beach: "Steptoe Valley Inn, P.O. Box 151110, East Ely 89315-1110; tel. (702) 289-8687. Near the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, 70 miles from Great Basin National Park. Has a rose garden." Rates: from $85.11, with breakfast for two. Open June 1 to Sept. 30 only.
Hillsboro--Dorothea Flynn, San Clemente: "Enchanted Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn, P.O. Box 456, Hillsboro 88042; tel. (505) 895-5686. Large adobe house in historic town at the base of Black Range Mountains, 55 miles north of Las Cruces. Near hiking, biking and lakes for fishing, boating and swimming." Rate: $76.13 double, with full breakfast.
Santa Fe--Eileen Morgan, Los Angeles: "La Tienda Inn, 445-447 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe 87501; tel. (800) 889-7611. Seven charming rooms with private baths, within walking distance of the Plaza. Continental breakfast in your room and afternoon tea." Rates: from $121.28, with breakfast.
New York City--Ruth Pepie, Laguna Hills: "Mayfair New York Hotel, 242 W. 49th St., New York 10019; tel. (800) 556-2932. Within walking distance of the theater district, shopping, bus and subway. Small but beautifully decorated rooms. Friendly, helpful staff." Rates: $94.60-$201.03.
Cooperstown--C.R. Lafferty, Riverside: "A Village B&B;, 27 Pioneer, Cooperstown 13326; tel. (607) 547-7216. Bob and Vera Quigley were excellent hosts. Near Baseball Hall of Fame." Rates: $75 per room.
Eugene--Midge Husting, Huntington Beach: "The Oval Door, 988 Lawrence St., Eugene 97401-2827; tel. (800) 882-3160. Four-room B&B; near downtown. Innkeeper Judy McLane served gourmet breakfasts and made brownies and cookies." Rates: $75 to $99.
Eugene--Patty Mork, La Quinta: "The Campbell House, 252 Pearl St., Eugene 97401; tel. (800) 264-2519. Small, renovated inn built in 1892. I gave my sister her 40th birthday party there--it was fabulous." Rates: $82.50-$302.50, with full breakfast, afternoon tea and evening wine.
Gold Beach--Jane Johnson, Riverside: "Clear Sky Lodging, 268 10th St., Gold Beach 97444; tel. (800) 219-8500. Very modern townhouses and houses close to Rogue River and redwoods. Walked to the beach." Rate: $135.68, with two-night minimum."
McMinnville--Lora Smith, San Clemente: "The Steiger Haus, 360 Wilson St., McMinnville 97128; tel. (503) 472-0821. Susan and Dale DuRette are gracious hosts, with helpful recommendations on Oregon's wine country." Rates: $70-$100.
Sandy--Stacey Peyer, Culver City: "Fernwood at Alder Creek, 54850 Highway 26 E., Sandy 97055; tel. (503) 622-3570. Early 1900s log home B&B; on a magnificent rushing creek in the woods. The two rooms have antiques, private baths and whirlpool tubs. Terrific breakfasts." Rates: $79.50 doubles, $68.90 singles, with breakfast.
McClellanville--Mrs. Robert Taube, Newport Beach: "Laurel Hill Plantation, P.O. Box 190, McClellanville 29458; toll-free tel. (888) 887-3708. An 1850 plantation 30 miles north of Charleston on a tidal creek overlooking salt marshes and islands." Rates: $86.70-$97.90, with full breakfast and afternoon refreshments.
Keystone--Sandra Perry, Manhattan Beach: "Powder House Lodge, P.O. Box 714, Keystone 57751; tel. (605) 666-4646. Set in the Black Hills, 10 minutes from Mt. Rushmore. Beautiful cabins with private decks. Excellent restaurant." Rates: $50.40 to $136.50. Open May 15 through Sept. 30 only.
Pikeville--Jim Marmack, San Marcos: "Fall Creek Falls Bed & Breakfast Inn, Route 3, Box 298-B, Pikeville 37367; tel. (423) 881-5494. Beautiful house, wonderful breakfast. The drive from Nashville to Fall Creek Falls State Park is worth it--the falls are the highest east of the Rockies." Rates: from $79.
Austin--Becky Bowen, Los Angeles: "Jeffrey's, 1204 West Lynn, Austin 78703; tel. (512) 477-5584. Chef David Garrido serves exquisite Southwest dinners. A specialty is fried oysters on yucca-root chips with habanero-honey mayonnaise." Cost: dinner with wine, about $50 per person.
Torrey--Susan Mutch, Newbury Park: "SkyRidge, P.O. Box 750220, Torrey 84775; tel. and fax (801) 425-3222. Beautiful setting near Capitol Reef National Park. Great breakfasts and hors d'oeuvres (included). Four-diamond AAA rating." Rates: $89-$130.
Salt Lake City--Victoria Solinger, Corona Del Mar: "La Europa Royale, 1135 E. Vine St., Salt Lake City 84121; tel. (800) 523-8767. A little touch of Europe in the Utah mountains, near downtown. All rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs." Rate: $192.02, with breakfast.
Meadows of Dan--George Gilbert, Oxnard: "Meadowood Bed & Breakfast, Route 1, Box 28-H, Buffalo Mountain Road, Meadows of Dan 24120; tel. (540) 593-2600. Delightful B&B; just off the Blue Ridge Parkway." Rate: $75, with breakfast.
Castle Rock--Eleanor Todd, Newport Beach: "Blue Heron Inn, 2846 Spirit Lake Highway, Castle Rock 98611; tel. (800) 959-4049. Across the street from the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center, overlooking Silver Lake. Spacious, modern rooms. Gourmet food." Rates: $125-$145, double occupancy, with breakfast and dinner.
Chelan--Mark Wall, San Luis Rey: "Highland Guest House, 121 E. Highland Ave, Chelan, 98816; tel. (800) 681-2892. Best B&B; we've been in. Marvelous hosts--fun, helpful and thoughtful. Every time you inhale anywhere near Chelan . . . apples!" Rates: from $99 during summer.
Eastsound--Linda Denton, Corona del Mar: "Turtleback Farm Inn, Route 1, Box 650, Eastsound 98245; tel. (800) 376-4914. This is a wonderful country inn in a beautifully restored farm setting on Orcas Island. Accommodating hosts. Hearty breakfast." Rates: $86.16-$199.25.
Friday Harbor--Margaret Moore, Woodland Hills: "The Panacea, P.O. Box 2023, Friday Harbor, 98250; tel. (800) 352-2632. A 1907 Craftsman home on San Juan Island, within easy walk of the town. Delicious fresh-baked treats. Knowledgeable hosts." Rates: from $145.40.
Manson--Marion W. Gaskill, Burbank: "Wapato Point Village Inn, 200 Wapato Point Court, P.O. Box 417, Manson 98831; tel. (509) 687-2500. Year-old inn a block away from Lake Chelan. Spacious rooms with kitchens, including a room catering to guests in wheelchairs. Open year-round." Rates: $63.72-$102.60.
Morton--Lucille Gechtman, Sherman Oaks: "St. Helens Manor House B&B;, 7476 U.S. Highway 12, Morton 98356; telephone (800) 551-3290. Between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. In the woods, near a lake. Beautiful rooms, sumptuous breakfast, informative hostess." Rates: from $70.07, double.
Port Angeles--Elizabeth Weinlein, Tarzana: "Lake Crescent Lodge, 416 Lake Crescent Road, Port Angeles 98363; tel. (360) 928-3211. Historic lodge, built in 1914, on picturesque Lake Crescent, 20 miles west of Port Angeles. Superb views. Dining room serves all three meals." Rates: $70.72 to $150.13.
Whidbey Island--Pamela Parson, Northridge: "Eagles Nest Inn, 4680 Saratoga Road, Langley 98260; tel. (360) 221-5331. Four-story B&B; on Whidbey Island with four gorgeous rooms and spectacular views of the Saratoga Passage and Mt. Baker. Gourmet breakfast." Rates: $102.50-$124.10.
Buffalo--Morris Kallan, Los Angeles: "Historic Mansion House Inn, 313 N. Main St., Buffalo 82834; tel. (888) 455-9202. On scenic byway to Yellowstone National Park. Seven western and Victorian-style rooms with private baths. Great hosts." Rates: from $38.50, with continental breakfast.
Jackson--Molly-Ann Leikin, Santa Monica: "Huff House Inn, 240 E. Deloney, Box 1189, Jackson 83001; tel. (307) 733-4164. Nine rooms near the town square, five miles from Grand Teton National Park. The fantastic food is all 'from scratch.' " Rates: $111.30-$196.10, with breakfast for two.
Dallas--Ray Malispina, Fountain Valley: "Coco Pazzo, 2504 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75201; telephone (214) 871-2606. A marvelous range of Tuscan dishes at moderate prices, outstanding desserts and attentive service. Creative specials." Entrees: about $12-$19.
Estes Park, Colo.--Bob Stock, Los Angeles: "The Bistro in the Park, 861 Moraine Ave., Estes Park 80517; tel. (970) 586-1817. Wonderful restaurant run by proprietor-chef Kevin Metivier. The emphasis is on fresh fish in French Provencal style." Entrees: about $14.95 to $17.95 a la carte.
Flagstaff, Ariz.--Joe Davis, Joshua Tree: "Crown Railroad Cafe, 3300 E. Route 66, Flagstaff 86004; tel. (520) 522-9237. Wonderful food, reasonably priced. The cafe has a model train, running on tracks just below the ceiling. Try one of their 66 omelets." Cost: breakfast about $4-$5, sandwiches $5-$6, dinner $6-$10.
Glasgow, Scotland--She Jan Yu, Redondo Beach: "The Buttery, 652 Argyle St., Glasgow G38UF; tel. 011-44-141-221-8188. Excellent traditional Scottish cuisine. The best mussels we have ever sampled." Three-course dinner about $45-$54.
Hanalei, Hawaii--Jeri Pollyea, North Hollywood: "Postcards Cafe, 3214 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai 96714; tel. (808) 826-1191. Fabulous fish and vegetarian restaurant. The most divine chocolate silk pie, made without any dairy." Cost: breakfast $5-$13; dinner entrees $13-$24; no lunch service.
Huntingdon, England--Miriam B. Zisser, Pomona: "La Cote d'Or Restaurant, 19 High St., Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire P.E. 18 OHB; tel. 011-44-1480-861587. Gourmet French cuisine served in an intimate 13th century house. Excellent wine list." Cost: about $44 for a five-course meal.
Moran, Wyo.--Ellen Farhood, Van Nuys: "Buffalo Valley Cafe, P.O. Box 417, Moran 83013; tel. (307) 543-2062. 'Near Grand Teton National Park. Great steaks and specials, i.e. a poblano chili stuffed with buffalo." Dinners from $8.95.
Oaxaca, Mexico--Eleanor Belser, Los Angeles: "El Naranjo, Valerio Trujano 203-Centro, C.P. 68000, Oaxaca, Oax.; tel. 011-52-951-418-78. Creative combination of indigenous ingredients and old recipes with a Continental twist." Entrees: about $7-$9.
Rutland, Vt.--Bea Kline, San Diego: "Royal's 121 Hearthside, 37 N. Main St., Rutland 05701; tel. (802) 775-0856. Notable American cuisine. On Sunday night, desserts, beverages and appetizers are free with entrees." Entrees $10.95 to $19.95.
Taos, N.M.--Nancy States, Santa Barbara: "Lambert's of Taos, 309 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos 87571; tel. (505) 758-1009. Wonderful lamb and fresh salads. A refreshing change from the usual Tex-Mex cooking." Entrees: about $10-$18.
Toronto--Michael Drelich, Studio City: "Barberian's Steak House, 7 Elm St., Toronto M5G 1H1, Ontario; tel. (416) 597-0335. Great steaks, great people!" Entrees: about $14.50 to $24.50.
Victoria, Canada--Elise Karl, Los Angeles: "Rebecca's Restaurant, 1127 Wharf St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W1T7; tel. (250) 380-6999. Terrific fresh food, beautiful sunset-over-the-water views." Entrees: about $8 to $17.
Wellington, New Zealand--Lynn Pitts, Bakersfield: "The Beacon, 24 Blair St., Wellington; tel. 011-64-4-801-7275. Hot new restaurant opened in March 1997. Wonderfully fresh food in a charming bistro setting in a historical section." Entrees: $14-$15.