Germany: Black Forest inn
Leohof, Bergackerweg 15, D-79874 Breitnau; 011- 0049- 7652-1787, www.leohof.de. "This comfortable bed and breakfast offers a great place to sleep in the Black Forest. They have a two-room apartment with kitchenette and a location that is convenient to all the major attractions in the Black Forest, including Freiburg, Triberg and Titisee. The location is breathtaking, and the family is very friendly; the son and daughter-in-law speak English." Double room $38 to $51, including breakfast.
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California: magical B&B
Elam Biggs Bed and Breakfast, 220 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 95945; (530) 477-0906, www.elambiggs.com. "This comfortable B&B in Grass Valley is named after its first owner, an early hardware store owner in town. It is an easy stroll to downtown and only a few minutes' drive to Nevada City. Owner Peter Franchino, a Burbank native, is a talented magician and, if you ask, he'll perform some sleight-of-hand tricks for you. It's the only B&B I've visited more than once." Doubles, with bath, $85 to $120.