Mark Tyler
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Mark Tyler

London, England

Live life in the outside lane. Don't stop to smell the roses, run right over the roses. Buy a coffee. Go to sleep. Wake up and smell the coffee. Run over more roses. Cycle and repeat.

October 23, 2014
Rated 5.0

Absolutely loved this place. The owners are friendly, the apple juice was amazing and the process very interesting to see. Roadside location as well makes this a worthwhile stop to please the tastebuds.

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October 13, 2014
Rated 4.0

The owner of Whitcomb Summit Retreat, Jim, is a friendly, helpful guy. The rooms operate as a motel at the moment, with typical motel breakfast available, but are clean and a good size, with TV, fridge etc.

The nearby restaurant is not open at present and part of a long term plan to bring the whole plot back to its former glory, but the renowned Golden Eagle Restaurant is a short roll down the hill and guests at Whitcomb get a 10% discount.

Ideally located between North Adams and Greenfield, and close to the beautiful town of Shelburne Falls, Whitcomb Summit Retreat is hard to beat if you are looking for a simple stay on the Mohawk Trail with wonderful, uninterrupted views of the sunrise.

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October 13, 2014
Rated 4.0

Quaint, cosy rooms in the motel make this a good place to stay on a budget at the edge of the White Mountains.

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September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0

Absolutely loved The Butterfly Garden Inn. The owners are a young family who were friendly, welcoming and passionate about the business and its past. Having found the property for sale a couple years ago, they couldn't believe their luck at not only offering a wonderful, historic place to stay, but also a wonderful environment to bring up their children. Easily accessed on an amazing drive down into Sedona, plus the Hot Apple Cider is to die for if you are there at the right time.

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September 15, 2014
Rated 4.0

Check in at the Grand Staircase-Escalante Visitor Center in Big Water to check conditions and directions before starting.

I was lucky to hike to the hoodoos on a dry river bed, albeit uneven, but shortly before that the river had flooded wiping out all the trailhead signs.

Well worth the effort though, particularly if you go early morning and get the sun still on the hoodoos and not over the ridge as it will be in the afternoons.

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September 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

We used Debbie's as a base for 3 days while visiting Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend, Paria Canyon in Utah and Wahweap Hoodoos.

Of all the places we stayed in on our trip, Debbie's stands out as a home away from home. Tony was ultra helpful and friendly. The apartment was clean and spacious and being able to walk out of the door and cook on the barbecue was great.

I'm now planning a trip around New England and when discussing the type of hotels we want to find, the comment of finding somewhere like Debbie's keeps coming up - praise indeed.

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