"THE Irish Rose Inn in Sonoma County is one of the nicest establishments I've stayed in. The room we had was quite large with a king-size bed. It's out of town but very quiet."
Doubles from $165.
The Irish Rose Inn, 3232 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; (707) 431-2801, www.theirishroseinn.com.
Canada: Friendly farmhouse B&B
"JORDAN HOUSE, built in 1900, is a B&B on a working farm in Chatham-Kent, Ontario (an hour from Detroit). The owners -- John, a supreme host and chef, and Barbara Jordan -- are most willing to help you learn about southern Canada. There are four rooms, each with a private bathroom. Pet-friendly."
Doubles from $72.
\o7Jordan House, Chatham-Kent, Canada N7M 5J6; (519) 436-0839; www.jordan-house.com.\f7
\o7 \f7KATHY AND RAY PUFFER
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