Travel & Leisure magazine has released its picks for the best hotels this year. A few of the winners:
Best in the Eastern United States: is Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tenn.
Best country hotel in the Western U.S.: the Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, Calif.
Best in Canada: the Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver
Best in England: the Buckland Manor Country House Hotel, Gloucestershire
- The least expensive hotel on the list of 500 was the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Miss., where a mere $139 US gets you about 40 square metres and a marble soaking tub.
Personally, my faves are the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., The Fairmont Banff Springs in the Canadian Rockies, The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, and a little bitty place right on the Twin Lakes east of Independence Pass in Colorado. I don't know if it's still there, but it was a former stagecoach stop/bordello, and had feather beds and the nicest owners I've ever met. Plus great food. I had some great times there back when I lived in Boulder.
Anyway, what's your favorite hotel of all time?
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