Recommended Short-term Lodging Options: A Compendium

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At Wandering Educators, we know that finding a place to stay when you are traveling is one of the biggest decisions you can make. It will influence your entire stay, and hopefully ensure a good night’s rest.  Here is a list of recommended places to stay, around the world, while you travel. Please click on the link to read our reviews or articles about them. You can also click on our Sabbatical Homes section, if you are looking for longer term accommodations.

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center – Indoor Water Park.
Sandusky, Ohio


The Elkhorn Inn & Theater
Landgraff, West Virginia


La Tavola Marche


Furnished Vancouver, Canada Apartment Rentals for Vacation, Sabbatical and Relocation Stays
Vancouver, Canada


Knockahopple Cottage
Knockahopple, County Tipperary, Ireland


A Listing of Inexpensive Places to Stay, via Darn Good Digs
Including: The Beehive - Rome, Italy
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm - Queensland, Australia


Presidential Heritage Bed and Breakfasts, including
Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn, Washington, DC
Market Street Inn, Taylorville, IL
Inn of the Patriots, Grover, NC
Mayhurst Inn, Orange, VA



Exclusive Discount at Bed and Breakfast: Aska Lodge
North Georgia Blue Ridge mountains


B&Bs With Underground RR Ties, including
Austin, TX
Amelia Island Williams House, Fernandina Beach, FL
Mason House Inn and Caboose Cottage, Bentonsport, IA
The Steamboat House, Galena, IL
Across the Way B&B, in White Horse, PA
Inn at Aberdeen, Valparaiso, IN
Christopher’s B&B, Newport, KY
Hall Place B&B, Glasgow, KY
Ashley Manor, Barnstable, MA:
The Tern Inn & Cottages, Harwich, MA
Lathrop House, Springfield, MA
Samuel Fitch House, Westford, MA
Cambridge House B&B, Cambridge, MD
Munro House, Jonesville, MI
Escape Guest House, Brooklyn, NY
Inn by the Mill, Saint Johnsville, NY
Saratoga Farmstead, Saratoga Springs, NY
Whispering Pines B&B, Nebraska City, NE
Six Acres B&B, Cincinnati, OH
1830 Hallauer House B&B, Oberlin, OH
Columbian Inn, A Bed and Breakfast, Columbia, PA
Passages Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Speedwell Forge B&B, Lititz, PA
Tattersall Inn, Pt. Pleasant, PA
Great Valley House of Valley Forge, Valley Forge, PA
Across the Way B&B Fassitt Mansion, White Horse, PA
Golden Stage Inn, Proctorsville, VT
Hamilton House B&B, Whitewater, WI
Elkhorn Inn & Theatre, Landgraff, WV  


Rare Hawaiian Paradise available for rent/lease up to 6mths April-Oct 2009


The Casa Grandview
West Palm Beach, FL


Presidential B&Bs, including
White House Inn and Spa, Napa, CA
The Summer White House, Lenox, MA
The White House, Nantucket, MA
Inn of the Patriots and Presidential Culinary Museum, Grover, NC
Portland’s White House B&B, Portland, OR
The White House Inn, Blacksburg, SC
The Texas White House, Fort Worth, TX
The Little White House B&B, Fredericksburg, VA
A Williamsburg White House, Williamsburg, VA
White House Inn, Wilmington, VT


Ten Great Places to Sleep with a Ghost, including
Thornewood Castle, Lakewood, WA
Albert Shafsky House B&B Inn, Placerville, CA
Ghost Rails Inn, Alberton, MT
Texas White House, Fort Worth, TX
Grand Avenue B&B, Carthage, MO
Honeybee Inn B&B, Horicon, WI
Penny Farthing Inn, St. Augustine, FL
Azalea Inn and Gardens, Savannah, GA
Magnolia Mansion, New Orleans, LA
Pinhook Plantation House B&B, Calhoun, TN
By The Side of The Road Bed and Breakfast, Harrisonburg, VA
Manchester Inn, Ocean Grove, NJ
Cornerstone B&B, Philadelphia, PA
Inn at Jackson, Jackson, NH
Captain Lindsey House, Rockland, ME


Captain Lord Mansion – Practice Makes Perfect
Kennebunport, ME


YOTEL's new Schiphol location
Schiphol  Airport 


Cotton Tree Lodge – Culture, Environment, and Education
Central America


Michigan's Small Town Treasures: The Garfield Inn


Kidcations in Mt Washington Valley, NH
Mt Washington Valley, NH


Trinidad's Le Grande Almandier
Grande Riviere on the North East Coast of Trinidad


My Favorite Summer Vacation – a rental cabin in
central West Virginia


Blair Hill Inn
Greenville, ME


Whatever Floats Your Boat – Floating and Nautical B&Bs , including
Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, Moss Landing, CA
Boston Yacht Haven, Boston, MA
Golden Slipper - Boston's B&B Afloat, Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA
Bed and Breakfast Afloat c/o Constitution Marina, Boston MA
Marston Family B&B, Hyannis Port, MA
Boat & Breakfast on the Pintita, Baltimore, MD
Lake George Boathouse Bed and Breakfast, Bolton Landing NY
Motoryacht Southern Comfort, Charleston, SC
Lucky Piper Houseboat Apartment, Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Benefits of Staying in a B&B, including
Beall Mansion...An Elegant Bed & Breakfast - Alton, IL
China Doll Guest House - Chicago, IL
Benjamin F Packard House - Bath, ME


Top Ten Girlfriend Getaways, including
The Ruby of Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO
Davie School Inn, Anna, IL
Avenue Inn B&B, New Orleans, LA
White Cedar Inn, Freeport, ME
Classic Rosewood, A Thorwood Property, Hastings, MI
Loganberry Inn, Fulton, MO
Federal House Inn Historic B&B, Plymouth, NH
Sandhill Crane B&B, Coralles, NM
Black Sheep Inn, Hammondsport, NY
Andon Reid Inn, Waynesville, NC
Passages Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Elkhorn Inn and Theatre, Landgraff, WV
DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada


Burlington to Cooperstown: Along the Foliage Trail in 48 Hours - Part I
Burlington, VT


Monastery Stays: A Unique Accommodation Choice in Italy


Step into History along the Ohio


YOTEL: A New Solution for Weary Travelers
Heathrow or Gatwick


An Ecotourism Adventure: Lapa Rios Ecolodge
Costa Rica, Central America


Traveling in the U.S.? Here's a tip for inexpensive accommodations


There are plenty of accommodation options around the world. For more info, please see our accommodation section, or see this website, which will provide you with an unbiased price comparison for hotels globally. Book early so you can spend all of your time on your vacation exploring the area, eating well, learning, and discovering the local culture. After all, isn't that why we travel?



One of the best parts of traveling is getting a good night's sleep. With these tips to finding a great place to stay, you'll be asleep in no time. Other useful tips I find for sleeping well in new places:

  • Bring a sleep mask and ear plugs - that way, light and noise won't interfere with your sleep (I don't like early mornings).
  • If you really need to focus on a sound, there are plenty of apps for your smartphone that provide nature sounds (waves, rain, etc.) or even white noise. This might be helpful if you have small kids that resist going to sleep in new places because they're so excited! Start the sounds a few weeks before you travel, so that they know it is a bedtime ritual.
  • Drink a nice cup of sleepytime tea before slippin away to dreamland.



And, well, you know me. Always hungry...

Looking for great food? We have a plethora of Foodie Finds - our restaurant recommendations - for around the world. I guarantee it'll make your mouth water and trips bubble up in your mind. If you have a great restaurant to share, please let us know in the comments!


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Safe travels!