Readers recommend

California: Sierra getaway

Ashworth House, 4953 Ashworth Road, Mariposa 95338; (209) 966-5504, “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.

David Trask

Mission Viejo



Ireland: Garden spot

Woodside Lodge, Golf Links Road, Westport, County Mayo; 011-353-98-26436, “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


Huntington Beach

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