From New York To D.c., Stay At Mid-atlantic\’s Best Inns, Hotels

From the sights and sounds of the Big Apple to the country comforts of Eastern Pennsylvania to the seascapes of the Maryland coast, the Mid-Atlantic region is sure to entice even the pickiest traveler. nnThere is, in fact, so much to do in this region rich in history and culture that planning a trip can be a challenge. Perhaps the best plan of attack is to make a list of your top attractions and prepare an itinerary that fits in as many as possible. You could spend your days exploring Washington, D.C., and Virginia or explore upstate New York and its beautiful scenery.nnPlanning a trip to this exciting region can be tough, but travel expert Karen Brown has made the task much easier. On her popular website, Brown outlines nearly a dozen unique itineraries for visitors to the Mid-Atlantic States. Karen Brown readers also chose the following hotels and inns as the best lodgings in the Mid-Atlantic:nnRomance abounds at the Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel. Located in Taneytown in central Maryland, this exceptional inn was once the main house of a plantation and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Named as the Mid-Atlantic\’s \”Most Romantic\” inn by Karen Brown readers, there are nine beautifully appointed guest rooms in the main house, most with a wood-burning fireplace. Antique beds and clawfoot tubs are among some of the other special items you might find in your room or suite. Thirty more accommodations are found in buildings on the 24-acre property, ranging from country cabins to larger historic homes. You can enjoy a full breakfast in the inn\’s dining room or have continental fare delivered to your room. Afternoon tea also is served, and the inn\’s Smokehouse Restaurant serves gourmet, six-course dinners. nnThe Inn at Turkey Hill offers travelers a little bit of everything, including economical accommodations with plenty of extras. The centerpiece of this inn is the historic main house, built in 1839, which houses a tavern, gourmet restaurant and two bed and breakfast rooms. More than a dozen rooms and suites are located in a newer addition which surrounds the inn\’s courtyard. Deluxe rooms with double whirlpool tubs are located in The Stable. Guest rooms are stocked with amenities such as fluffy robes and luxury bath products. Karen Brown readers have chosen this Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, inn as the Mid-Atlantic\’s \”Greatest Value.\”nnFew places can boast as much historic significance as the Inn at Warner Hill. The historic plantation home was part of a spread that was founded by George Washington\’s great-great-grandfather, and the inn is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Add to that its proximity to historic venues such as Jamestown and the location of the Battle of Yorktown, and you\’ll find plenty to do and see. In addition to attracting history buffs, the meticulously restored home is a true romantic retreat. The guest rooms, decorated in period style with antiques, include amenities such as fireplaces and spa tubs. Dinner at the inn is gourmet treat and a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion. This Gloucester, Virginia, inn was chosen as the Mid-Atlantic\’s \”Warmest Welcome,\” by Karen Brown readers. nnA stay at Hotel Plaza Athenee could spoil you for any other place. Located on Manhattan\’s stylish Upper East Side just a block from Central Park, the boutique hotel offers rooms and suites with an elegant European design. The city and park views are equally impressive, and a few suites even offer private balconies or indoor atriums. A drink in the intimate Bar Seine is a must, with its charming mix of dcor that is part Paris, part Casablanca. Arabelle, the hotel\’s romantic restaurant, serves breakfasts, an opulent afternoon tea, and offers a lunch and dinner menu filled with gourmet treats. The hotel was chosen by Karen Brown readers as the Mid-Atlantic\’s top \”Splendid Splurge.

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