VENUE TYPE: Bed & Breakfast Inn

Gather at this Williamsburg B & B. Adirondack Cowboy Sensibility included.
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 9027
VENUE:
Urban Cowboy B & B
LOCATION:
Williamsburg, NY
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Au Courant Artful Antique
Hip(ster) Home on the Range
REPORTER: Katie David Bush
Gather at this Williamsburg B & B. Adirondack Cowboy Sensibility included.
Gather at this Williamsburg B & B. Adirondack Cowboy Sensibility included.
Gather at this Williamsburg B & B. Adirondack Cowboy Sensibility included.

The Report

Saddle up, swarthy adventure seekers and dust off your boots! When you arrive at this diamond in the wilds of Williamsburg, you will discover a veritable love letter to the old West as told by the most ruggedly posh of urban cowboys. By day, owner Lyon Porter, is the Director of Sales for a Manhattan-based real estate company, and by night a self-confessed innkeeper “cowboy.” Porter bought this property a little over a year ago with the intention of renovating and turning it into a series of apartments. Yet, something happened on a surf trip to Nicaragua. It changed him in a way that only travel can and in lieu of the big paycheck, he followed his east coast heart on the dusty trail west, while keeping his spurs firmly planted in the Big Apple.

He speaks lovingly of the Williamsburg of yore, yes much like the Old West when trains didn’t run on schedule, shootouts were common and ahem, ladies of the night set up shop on every corner. While there are plenty of developments in progress nowadays as well as extremely lovely and posh boutique hotels setting up shop, there is nothing quite like living the Cowboy Way at Urban Cowboy, a Brooklyn Bed & Breakfast.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE? Out-of-towners can fly into either La Guardia or JFK and take a bus or subway, local city dwellers can take the L-train.

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A 125-year-old Gilded Age Mansion in the Berkshires
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 7953
VENUE:
Kemble Inn
LOCATION:
Lenox, Massachusetts
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ralph Lauren meets Kelly Wearstler
Majestic Mountainside Vistas
REPORTER: Katie David Bush
A 125-year-old Gilded Age Mansion in the Berkshires
A 125-year-old Gilded Age Mansion in the Berkshires
A 125-year-old Gilded Age Mansion in the Berkshires

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Report Correspondents Leila Brewster Photography, True Events & mStarr Event Design, have personally thrown an event at this venue. Last week we shared stunning images and the full scoop from a group of incredible event planners who recently hosted a Berkshires girls getaway at this venue. It was chock full of flowers, mixology classes, a slumber party in PJ's and ended with a dinner party! They creatively called it the #INNspiredescape. You can see the full report along with their lovely floral crowns in our feature here.

In 2010, a 125-year-old Gilded Age mansion set in the Berkshires, underwent extensive renovations, with stunning contemporary furnishings and interior design. It later opened it's doors to rave reviews from guests who exclaimed, “Not your grandmother’s Bed and Breakfast!” and “Ralph Lauren style in Lenox!”. Two years later, The New York Times reported that the breakfast here, could very well be the best in the country!

Berkshire County — better known simply as “the Berkshires” — is a long strip of land along the western border of Massachusetts bordered by Vermont, New York and Connecticut, and adorned by the soft, rolling peaks of the Appalachian range.  Built in 1886 as the country home for President Chester A. Arthur’s Secretary of State, Kemble Inn has a historical and storied past. Usher it successfully into the modern age with sophistication, whimsy and thoughtful design courtesy of owner, Scott Shrott. Perfectly positioned between the Berkshire Mountains and Lenox Village you’re either steps away from the town’s charms or a “million miles away from everywhere” on the lush length of back lawn.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Fly into nearby Albany (approx. 38 miles away) and rent or take a car to Lenox, nestled in the heart of the Berkshire mountains. If you come in through Mass Pike, you’ll pass Trinity Church, built in 1888 in the Gothic Revival style and noted for it’s grandeur. Or if you’re local its an easy-peasy drive from New York City/Boston/Connecticut areas.

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A Berkshire Girls Getaway & Relaxing Retreat
Katie David Bush
REPORT
No. 7767
VENUE:
Kemble Inn
LOCATION:
Lenox, Massachusetts
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Beautiful Berkshires Bed & Breakfast
Majestic Mountainside
REPORTER: Katie David Bush

You know that us reporters are always in search of fabulous venues for all types of occasions, including locations ideal for retreats and group getaways. We especially love a good girls weekend. A venue that you and your gals can gather at for a couple of nights filled with dinner parties, late night laughter, storytelling and just pure relaxation.

 

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The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 4120
VENUE:
The Oyster Inn
LOCATION:
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Beach Boutique
The Sea & Bay
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand
The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand
The Oyster Inn : Auckland, New Zealand

The Report

Hello you nomadic Party Animals. Today our reporters are excitedly yelling 'Auck you!". Why? Because we are quite enamored with Auckland, New Zealand and want to swim all the way over to Waiheke Island. In this adventure capital of the world you just might find yourself partaking in bungee jumping, flying through the air as you skydive or simply planting your feet firmly on the ground on an incredible hike. In addition to the breathtaking scenery of Auckland how does saltwater air, weathered furniture, wicker, vintage cane chairs and bright striped yellow VW vans sound to you? Yep, we thought so.

The gem of a venue that caught our eyes and got our reporter notepads out is The Oyster Inn with glorious views of the Coromandel and beyond. This Victorian style building and seaside hideaway is nestled on Waiheke Island, a mere 40 minutes from Auckland. Located in the heart of Oneroa village, half of the property once housed the local island newspaper ‘The Gulf News’ which has been there for 31 years. With 3 gorgeous guest rooms, the hotel offers the perfect intimate escape for a getaway, events, and/or a delicious dining experience.

History Lesson. The Oyster Inn is the brainchild of two former Londoners who fell in love with the charming island after careers in the marketing and event industries. They hired Auckland-based designer Katie Lockhart to do the interior design. She utilized locally made furniture crafted from reclaimed wood, custom designed pieces and vintage staples.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE: Once landed in Auckalnd take a bus or taxi to the ferry building and take the regularly scheduled service to the island by Fullers.www.fullers.co.nz

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Fogo Island Inn : Canada
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 1719
VENUE:
Fogo Island Inn
LOCATION:
Joe Batt's Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Bed & Breakfast Inn
Eco Contemporary
Panoramic Ocean
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
Fogo Island Inn : Canada
Fogo Island Inn : Canada
Fogo Island Inn : Canada

The Report

World wanderers and contemporary explorers get out your maps and check out the coordinates of Fogo Island, the precise location that is home to the dreamy Fogo Island Inn. This place is so magical that the hands on the clock will strike midnight 30 minutes before any other timepiece on the North American Continent. Celebration seekers, come here for NYE and you’ll be among the first in North America to ring in the New Year! This elemental place offers a precious opportunity to mark the arrival of the New Year from one of the four corners of the earth.

On the rocky shore of Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, Fogo Island Inn is an unexpected place at the edge of the world. This venue is for intrepid, curious and high-comfort celebrators. The buildings' rugged minimalist architecture balances traditional influences with a contemporary sensibility, which architect Todd Saunders has made and built just for Fogo Island Inn. A cultural destination in its own right where visitors and locals meet, the Inn includes an art gallery, heritage library, cinema and rooftop sauna. Each of the 29 guest rooms is unique, every detail has been chosen with purpose, and most of it has been handcrafted by locals. Fogo Island Inn has supported and will continue to support the local communities of Fogo Island by using only materials found on the Island and neighbouring Change Islands. The goal of the Inn is to promote growth on the island and help the economy.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?:  All points may be reached via national and international connections by scheduled commercial airlines and charter services. Air charters out of St. John’s reach Fogo Island within 40 minutes. The shortest charter flight from Gander airport is 30 minutes to the Fogo Island airport’s 3,000ft/914m asphalt runway. The airstrip on Fogo Island can easily accommodate a fixed-wing 12-passenger Beech 1900D aircraft. A helicopter-landing pad also located adjacent to the Inn. Alternatively, the Inn may be reached from Gander by way of an hour drive to Farewell’s ferry terminal and an additional picturesque 45 minute ferry ride to Fogo

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