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As Americans are managing life with the Coronavirus, the travel industry is continuing to come back.  Hotels and travel destinations in many parts of the country are open in anticipation of travelers ready to throw off their cabin fever and venture out.  Your plans may be for a weekend get away to a cozy bed and breakfast, or perhaps a fishing trip to catch that “big one” that won’t get away this time. Maybe it’s a camping trip full of hiking adventures with stunning vistas, or possibly you would rather walk through America’s glorious past by taking in all the amenities offered in any of hundreds of museums?  How about a week’s stay at a ranch out west?  Whatever your travel desires are, your options are plentiful and, more importantly, clean, safe and following all CDC guidelines for Coronavirus.  Each week we will list state by state travel options we recommend to help make your vacation choices easy.   ALABAMA: Mobile Marriott – Mobile. Creekside Lodge – Dadeville. Fish Trap Charters – Orange Beach in the Gulf of Mexico.   ALASKA: Oceanside RV Park – Haines. Alaska Back Country Adventures – Palmer. Almost Home Vacation Rentals – Ketchikan. Long term accommodations for hospital and medical staff as well as military personnel.   ARIZONA: Distant Drums RV Resort – Camp Verde. Dreamers RV Park – Salome.   CALIFORNIA: El Primero Boutique Hotel – Chula Vista.   CONNECTICUT: Navy Lodge – New London.   FLORIDA: Anchor Inn Bed & Breakfast – New Smyrna Beach. Ramada Inn – Temple Terrace – Tampa. Hampton Inn & Suites - Historic Harbor Front – Fernandina Beach.   GEORGIA: Comfort Inn – Acworth.   ILLINOIS: Bear Branch Horse Camp – Eddyville in the Shawnee National Forest. Rooster Heaven Hunt Club – Forrest. 90 minutes southwest of Chicago.   IOWA: Inn of the Six-Toed Cat –Allerton. Hotel Greenfield – Greenfield.    KENTUCKY: Elizabethtown Crossroads Campground – Elizabethtown.   LOUISIANA: City of Opelousas Tourism – Opelousas. Woolen Lake Campground – Columbia. 318.649.8330 Terrell House – New Orleans.   MAINE: Old Fort Western – Augusta. Living History Museum. Captain Peter Drummond – Kittery Point. Fishing Charters. 207.752.6162   MINNESOTA: Bugsy’s on Bostic – Baudette. Cabins, fishing, restaurant, boat rental.   MISSOURI: Veterans Memorial Museum – Branson. Best Western Branson Inn – Branson. Clarion Hotel – Branson. Titanic Museum – Branson. Eminence Cottages & Camp – Eminence.   MONTANA: Bridger Vista – Bozeman. Year round luxury rental.   NEBRASKA: Enders Lake Golf Course and RV Park – Enders.   NEW JERSEY: Liberty Harbor Marina & RV Park – Jersey City.   NEW MEXICO: Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center – Abiquiu. The Historic El Fidel Hotel – Las Vegas.   OHIO: Kokosing River Outfitters – Howard.   OREGON: Singing Springs Resort – Agness.   PENNSYLVANIA: Harrisburg East Campground – Harrisburg. The National Civil War Museum – Harrisburg. Potters County Family Campground – Coudersport. Camping, Cabins, ATV Camping.   SOUTH DAKOTA: Extreme Pheasants – Wessington Springs.   TENNESSEE: Pine Mountain RV Park – Pigeon Forge. Mountain Lake Ranch Christian Retreat – Danridge. Navy Lodge – Memphis. Titanic Museum – Pigeon Forge.   TEXAS: American GI Museum – College Station. 1st Calvary Division Museum – Fort Hood. National Border Patrol Museum – El Paso. The Peaceful Pelican – Palacios. Brownsville Historical Association – Brownsville. Hood County Museum – Granbury.   UTAH: Old Moe Guide Service – Dutch John. Fishing guides. The Lodge at Red River Ranch – Teasdale.   VERMONT: West Hill House Bed and Breakfast – Warren.   VIRGINIA: Carlyle House Historic Park – Alexandria.   WEST VIRGINIA: Quail Hollow Hunts – Berkeley Springs.   WISCONSIN: New Glarus Hotel – New Glarus. Chippewa Retreat Resort – Manitowish Waters. Military Veterans Museum – Oshkosh. Wisconsin Maritime Museum – Manitowoc.   When you are ready to travel, we are here to help!  Keep checking back every week for more featured locations.  Our travel hosts are eager to see you and work with you to provide safe and clean facilities.
When it comes to winter getaways, it's all about destination! Florida, the snowbird state, doesn’t have to be expensive or trendy.  Try visiting natural Florida on the Big Bend Coast.  Steinhatchee, located on the West Coast, has a very active winter fishing and hunting season, gorgeous hiking and kayaking/canoeing trails, all loaded with old Florida history and plenty of sunshine.  The Steinhatchee Landing Resort offers a warm escape from snow and ice, whether for a quick getaway or for an extended stay.  Situated on 35 lush, scenic acres, just 5 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is an idyllic escape for nature lovers, enthusiastic anglers and anyone looking for an unexpectedly upscale yet laidback vacation from the ordinary. For a one-of-a-kind Old Florida experience at its best, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is the ideal choice.   We invite you to come enjoy our magical sunsets, warm sunshine, and cozy cabins.
By Debra Zeigler The unique location of Blueberry Fields B&B offers our guests a feeling of peace and tranquility that is unmatched. All of our guests are special, and we welcome you into our family! Just off of the central coast of Maine, our B&B is nestled within the town of Washington, only minutes from Camden, Rockland and the state capital, Augusta! Hand-built, by the owners (Deb and Cyd Zeigler), the property stands firm and proud amidst rolling hills, and an 8-acre blueberry field. Within the grounds are trails that wind through the woods, across brooks, groves of sugar maples, and are well-traveled by our furry friends. The views and the experiences will create a bond between nature and you that will never be forgotten. This Bed and Breakfast, with its five guest rooms, has been proudly operating since its completion in May of the year 2010. Using the post and beam construction technique, many have described the Inn to be warm and welcoming. Wood from the local Knotty Pines, frames the inside of the house and gracefully catches the eye of guests entering through the front door. Within each of the rooms you can find a TV, wireless internet and air-conditioning with a private access point to the outdoors. In addition to the 5 rooms in the main inn, there is a separate cottage on the property (also available for rent), just a short walk down the driveway from the main facility. Built in 1983, this rustic cottage can sleep up to 5 adults comfortably with amenities including satellite TV, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen and a screened-in porch. Every morning, breakfast for guests is prepared and served between 8:00-9:00am and for the general public, Thursday-Sunday from 8:00-11:00am. As well as breakfast, guests may make reservations for dinner throughout their stay, and we offer a selection of beer, wine and spirits to pair with your meal. This one-of-a-kind inn and its surrounding features provide a perfect venue for special events such as weddings or fundraisers. A stunning gazebo with porch swing is fit for a wedding alter and the vast grounds allow for quite the crowd to attend. Also, a sugar house where we produce our own Maine Maple Syrup (available for purchase) provides for an exciting new adventure. Spanning over the 120 acres there are many areas perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In 2018 we received the Customer Service Award from the Institute of Family-Owned Business and more recently we were featured on the new Tru TV reality show, “Tirdy Works.”