Lumière Hotel ~ Telluride, CO

Okay, I’m going to let you all in on my little secret…I’m in love with Colorado! There I said it. And Telluride in particular. I have been seduced by Telluride’s beauty and charm ~ the historic western town with its adorable boutique shops, art galleries, and trendy restaurants; I’ve been awestruck by the stunning mountain peaks, […]

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Yosemite Valley

I have visited many of the major U.S. National Parks, but I have to say that Yosemite National Park will always hold a special place in my heart. It may be because I have many childhood through current memories here but it is also because of its exquisite beauty. Whenever I enter into the park, it never fails to […]

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Pioneer Village ~ Yosemite, CA

The next time you find yourself near the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite, take a moment to seek out the little hidden gem tucked in the nearby woods ~ Pioneer Village. This quaint area was created from structures that were located throughout the park over different eras and they were moved together to create this history center to honor the […]

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Chateau du Sureau ~ Oakhurst, CA

I originally visited Chateau du Sureau, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux family, in the Fall of 2014 and was very impressed with this luxurious property (see review here). When I had the opportunity to visit the property again, a few months later in December, I didn’t hesitate to make my reservation. Located in the Northern Califorinia […]

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Gold Rush Country, CA

On a recent visit to the Gold Rush country in Northern California, I visited a few quaint towns and thought I would share the charm of this historic area. Murphys Murphys is a tiny town being called “the next Napa” due to all the vineyards and wineries that have infiltrated this area. The quaint main street has become a […]

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Chateau du Sureau, Oakhurst

Nestled in the Sierra foothills of Oakhurst, CA, less than thirty minutes from Yosemite Park, resides an unsuspecting property that could be something right out of a fairytale. The Estates by the Elderberries is a compilation of a first class restaurant, Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant; a luxury 10-room hotel, Chateau du Sureau; a private villa, Villa Sureau along with the most recent addition […]

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