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Celebrate Food, Wine & Fun at Flavor! Napa Valley

Flavor! Napa Valley is a fabulous 4 day festival showcasing the very best of farm to table fine cuisine and some of the world’s best wine. And, where better to host this inaugural celebration than in the home of the founders of America’s fine wine industry: The Napa Valley - a region renowned not only for its wine, but also for its natural beauty, outstanding culinary scene, incredible accommodations as well as its thriving arts community.

Find Out How the Winchester Inn Got Its Name

The Winchester Mystery House is located in San Jose and was once the personal residence of the Widow of a gun tycoon, Sarah Winchester. This Queen Anne Style Victoria Mansion was under construction for 38 years and is renowned not only for its size, but primarily for its utter lack of any master building plan. The house is also reported to be haunted and home to all of the ghosts of Winchester rifle victims.

Be Beautiful, Naturally at Shibui Spa

Put down the mascara and eyelash curler and prepare to be amazed. Eyelash tinting and perming are innovative services provided by Shibui Spa that curl and dye lashes to perfection. At Shibui, each therapist goes through a unique training process so that they are able to provide flawless services to their clients. And, for the ultimate spa experience, Shibui invites all clients to check in at least 30 minutes before their appointment, allowing time for relaxation in the hot thermal soaking tub, Swedish sauna and cold-splash refresher.

Consume Conscious Cuisine at The Ravens’ Restaurant

The Raven’s Restaurant is located at the Stanford Inn by the Sea on the Mendocino coast in California. Inspired by the Inn's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' is world renowned for their outstanding vegetarian cuisine. Guests at the Inn and local residents alike, consider the Ravens’ to be an essential dining experience.

Dig for Clams on Long Beach

Have fun digging for clams on the super-naturally beautiful Washington coast. All you need is a shovel and a container to put your clams in. The pacific razor clam is an exceptionally meaty shellfish abundant in the surf pounded sand of Long Beach. Clams grow to a maximum length of 6 inches, although 3 to 5 inches in length are most often collected. Clams that are 7 inches long have been recorded, but are exceptionally rare.

Spend a few days in a National Historic Landmark: Jacksonville

Spend a few days in a National Historic Landmark, the charming town of Jacksonville, Oregon. With the Britt Festival, Segway tours, wineries and more, there is so much to see and do!

Drink Coffee at the Original Starbucks

Have a cup of joe where the largest coffee company in the world began. From 1971 until 1975, the first Starbucks was located on Western Avenue until it moved to its new home in the Soul of Seattle, the Pike Place Market (where it remains today). And, because Pike Place is a historic district with specific guidelines, the store still retains its original look.

Take a Cascade Lakes Road Trip

What makes this road trip unique? It's unparalleled scenery. Find the true meaning of super natural beauty as you look upon the peaks of the Cascade Mountains, 1000 year old hardened lava flows, high desert plains, thick forests, pristine mountain lakes, gentle streams and peaceful meadows. Take this Cascades Lakes road trip and see for yourself why this 83 mile route is so widely renowned.

Explore the Umpqua National Forest

From the shores of the mighty Umpqua River to the diverse population and abundance of trees, fish and wildlife, the Umpqua National Forest offers countless opportunities to explore a very special, natural environment. So, escape from the everyday grind and experience something new.

Connect with Wildlife at the Oregon Zoo

Located in Portland, the Oregon Zoo is home to hundreds of species of animals and receives more than one million visitors each year. There is always something exciting going on at the Zoo, whether it's an annual event like a summer concert or a limited time special exhibit, the Zoo is your destination for wild entertainment!

Catch a Performance at the Treasured Panida Theater

Opened in 1927 as a movie house and cabaret, the Panida Theater was restored in 1985 by the local community and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Recently, the Panida has received some well deserved recognition from Idaho's governor, Commission of the Arts, Centennial Commission and the US Department of the Interior.

Not Your Average Theater

Located in the historic Belltown district is the fabulously entertaining Big Picture theater. The Big Picture is a boutique meeting facility that provides a great place to enjoy a movie as well as a unique alternative venue for events such as business meetings, parties and even weddings!

Discover Art in Yachats

Yachats galleries feature an incredible array of various forms of contemporary and traditional art. Whether you are interested in collecting new art or simply viewing and appreciating pieces in unintimidating, quality galleries, there is something for everyone.

Visit the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

Home to wetlands, wildlife and a waste water treatment facility is the naturally beautiful, highly functional Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary features hundreds of acres of grassy uplands, freshwater, brackish and salt marshes, mudflats, miles of walking and biking paths as well as an interpretive center that serves over 20 000 visitors every year.

Experience Schweitzer Ski Resort

Home to Idaho's only 6 person, high speed lift, Schweitzer Ski Resort offers a wide array of first class activities set in a magnificent landscape. Providing over 90 trails with open bowl skiing, snowmobiling, tubing & even a spa - Schweitzer has it all!

Plan a Romantic Holiday in Carmel

Get whisked off your feet in cozy Carmel. The lovely beach town of Carmel is a romantic gem - offering everything you need for the perfect escape. Carmel's gorgeous sunsets, scenic neighborhoods and pristine beaches are just the type of spots that make falling in love easy.

Hit the Slopes of Mt. Bachelor

Make the most of mountain this season and hit the slopes of the magnificent Mt. Bachelor. Mt Bachelor features almost 60 groomed runs that are perfectly smooth, soft and carveable as well as ungroomed powder in the trees and above the tree line!

Take a Trip Down the Lochsa River!

Take a trip down a wild whitewater river with the River Dance Lodge. The Lochsa River's magnificent rapids offer tremendous raft pounding and paddle bashing fun. The River Dance Lodge is dedicated to providing a safe, quality, professional rafting experience.

California Music Festivals near Unique Inns

Unplug and enjoy the glow and atmosphere of the people and music you love. Take part in a music festival near one of our exclusive inns. Unique Inn's accommodations are renowned, booking is easy and the music is incredible. What are you waiting for?

Watch the Explosion of the Old Faithful Geyser in California

Come visit California's Old Faithful Geyser -a spectacular, nature directed performance! The Old Faithful Geyser is located at the top end of the Napa Valley in the charming and historic town of Calistoga, California. Calistoga is also home to the lovely Cottage Grove Inn. The geyser is easily accessible and is less than a 5 minute drive from the Inn.

See Where the Past Lives at the Royal BC Museum

Ready to take an intriguing journey that you will never forget? Come visit the Royal BC Museum in beautiful Victoria, BC and check out their collection of more than seven million unique pieces.

Great Fishing at Unique Inns

Whether you would like to simply fish for a couple days, or need a five-star getaway complete with breathtaking accommodation, Unique Inns has it all! Book your trip now for a fun-filled, west coast fishing adventure.

Gallery Hop in Carmel

More than a beach lovers dream, Carmel is also heaven for the art lover! Thousands visit Carmel every year to see the new and old galleries that exhibit and are constantly adding to their growing collections. There are dozens of fantastic galleries as well as non-traditional exhibits throughout this quaint cosmopolitan village. Local galleries feature the works of a wide variety of artists including nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

All the World's a Stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable theater-going experience that is hugely entertaining. Founded in 1935, the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the oldest and largest professional non-profit theaters in the nation.

Be Entertained at the Catalina Casino

The Catalina Casino received its name all the way from Italy! In Italian the word "casino" means a gathering place. There is no actual gambling at this facility. Instead, this enormous 12 story building is divided into a fabulous grand ballroom and movie theater. The venue is also extremely popular for hosting weddings and other events.

Taste the Spirit of Portland

Portland, Oregon has established a reputation for maintaining an outstanding wine industry as well as an agrarian market for distillation ingredients including: fruits for brandies, grains for whiskey and vodkas, and nuts and herbs for seasonings. Now, a group of pioneering distilleries are making local handcrafted spirits accessible for the first time since prohibition. "Distillery Row" includes not only some small local favorites, but some internationally known and distributed distilleries as well.

Rest, Relax and Have Fun at Lake Pend Oreille

Come to the Lodge at Sandpoint and relax on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. The lake is surrounded by luscious national forests and a handful of small towns. So, if you are looking to truly get away from it all - this is the place.

Walk Among Trees Made of Stone in the Fascinating Petrified Forest

Located in the charming and historic country village of Calistoga is the fascinating Petrified Forest! Visit the forest for your chance to step back in time over 3 million years and walk the trail of the petrified Redwood giants.

Health Benefits of Overleaf Spa Treatments

If you are looking for the chance to get away and become restored, refreshed and rejuvenated, you need to check out the serene Overleaf Spa.

Unique Inns Guide to Sonoma Wine Country

Come and enjoy majestic redwoods, brilliant coastlines and visit some of the world's most famous wineries in Sonoma Wine Country! Experience the meaning of "Wine Country Luxury" with a stay at the beautiful Honor Mansion.