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SOME COUNTRY GETAWAYS

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As the ads say, "Got to get away?" If you're stir-crazy from being cooped up this past winter, it's time to plan a weekend getaway to recharge your batteries. One option is a Bed and ...

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As the ads say, "Got to get away?"

If you're stir-crazy from being cooped up this past winter, it's time to plan a weekend getaway to recharge your batteries.

One option is a Bed and
Breakfast, where you can enjoy being pampered while greeting the emergence of spring. Here are a few that can fit the bill:

Longwood Country Inn - Located in the beautiful Litchfield Hills, Connecticut's "Quiet Corner," this lovely inn offers gourmet dining and access to the colonial village of Woodbury, "The
Antiquing Capital of Connecticut." For reservations, call (203) 266-0800, or log onto their website at: www.longwoodcountryinn.com.

Chickadee Cottage - This charming B & B is located in Pomfret, Connecticut, near an Audubon preserve favored by hikers and birdwatchers. It's also near the antiquing center of Putnam, Connecticut, and is just across the Massachusetts border from Old Sturbridge Village Resoration. Call (860)
963-0587, or access their website at: www.chickadeecottage.com.

Four Columns Inn - This popular B & B offers a world class restaurant that has been visited by the likes of Michael Douglas and Tom Cruise. It's situated in the picture postcard village of Newfane, and is just across the Massachusetts border, easily reached via I-91. Call (800) 767-6833,
or on the web, go to:
www.fourcolumnsinn.com.

The Inn at Mountain View -
Another B & B that boasts a fine restaurant, this one is located in East Burke, in Vermont's
"Northeast Kingdom," the most rural and unspoiled region of the state. Contact them at (800) 572-4509 or on the web access:
www.innmtnview.com.