July 2008

The INNside Scoop

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B&Bs and Inns on The Inn Trail

Butler House on Grand

“Midwestern Hospitality at its Best”

4507 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50312
Accommodations: 6 rooms w/pb,
plus 1 suite
Rates: $105-$190
INNside Scoop's rating of inn: ***


Butler's Master Suite

Strong Points: Hospitality plus, setting/location (across from lovely Greenwood Park), full breakfast, guest refrigerator & microwave w/complimentary beverages & snacks, turndown w/chocolates, historic property with impressive architectural details/creative artistry/designer décor, grounds, off-street parking, WiFi, special rates available, VCR/cable/HBO TV in rooms, Jacuzzi tubs available, videos/games/books available, in-room telephones.

Los Pablanos



“An Historic Hacienda Set Upon Twenty-Five Lush Acres”

4803 Rio Grande Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Accommodations: 8 rooms w/pb
(1 shared), plus 5 suites & 2 cottages
Rates: $145-$250
INNside Scoop's rating of inn: ***

Simms Suite

Strong Points: Hospitality plus, historical significance w/impressive architectural details, location & settings, 6 acres of formal gardens/organic & lavender farm, full gourmet breakfast, complimentary snacks & evening wine, guest refrigerator & microwave, décor & furnishings, attention-to-detail, impressive amenities, cultural & events center on premises, WiFi, swimming pool, winter discounts/creative packages, private entrances available, turndown service.


Roca Country Inn



     “Built as a Blacksmith Shop in the 19th Century”

4161 Main Street
Roca, NE  68430
(402) 476-0870
Accommodations: 1 suite w/pb
(entire 2nd floor-like a loft apt.)
Rates: $80
INNside Scoop's rating of inn: ***

The Great Room

Strong Points: Hospitality plus, historical significance, attention-to-detail, primitive antiques (for sale in shop downstairs), tasteful décor and furnishings, full kitchen, private entrance & deck, wood-burning stove, reading/napping loft, bricked patio, off-street parking, homemade cookies and snacks in suite upon arrival, full breakfast (delivered to suite), TV w/DVD player & CD player w/CDs, WiFi, creative packages offered, hosts/caters on-site weddings & events of all types (from small luncheons to large banquets).


Black Bear Inn



“An Outstanding B&B defined by Rustic Elegance

1202 Ski Run Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150
Accommodations: 9 rooms w/pb,
plus 1 suite and 3 cabins
Rates: $200-$450
INNside Scoop's rating of inn: ***

Stagecoach Room

Strong Points: Hospitality plus, location & mountain setting (near a world-class lake and ski slopes), grounds, hot tub gazebo, full gourmet breakfasts (served at individual tables or in room), kitchenettes in cabins, décor & furnishings, attention-to-detail, evening wine and cheese, impressive amenities, access for the disabled, WiFi, in-room telephones, working fireplaces, cable TV/DVD/VCR/CD player in rooms, DVD library, private entrances/porches available, robes, hosts small weddings.