California: Sierra getaway
Ashworth House, 4953 Ashworth Road, Mariposa 95338; (209) 966-5504, www.yosemitelinks.com/ashworthhouse. “Spacious suites and rooms on quiet, picturesque acreage near Yosemite National Park. Decks offer outstanding sunset views. Fabulous cooked breakfasts. Helpful hosts even sent us where-to-go, what-to-do information and maps in advance.” Double rooms from $70.
Ireland: Garden spot
Woodside Lodge, Golf Links Road, Westport, County Mayo; 011-353-98-26436, www.woodsideireland.com. “Newly refurbished, beautiful B&B; has gorgeous gardens and is five minutes from the town center. Bathrooms are much larger and nicer than those in other B&Bs; in which we stayed. Gracious hosts.” Double rooms from $78.
Mary K. Dana
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