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Unique Inns Offers Delicious Ideas for the Holidays


Let Innkeepers Do the Cooking or Sample Favorite Recipes for Memorable Holiday Home Cooking


PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 19, 2008)Unique Inns, one of North America’s first bed and breakfast innkeeping organizations, today announced its holiday ideas for home and away, including an assortment of seasonal getaways, the debut of a new premier restaurant, a holiday baking class and favorite innkeeper recipes.


“The cuisine is frequently an essential part of guests’ experiences. The innkeepers are often willing to share their favorite recipes with special guests,” said Rose Allen, executive director of Unique Inns. “The holiday season is the perfect time to share a few of our favorite recipes, as well as offer some fantastic deals for guests who are looking for a holiday season respite.” 


The special package offers include stays that come with a free second night or a complimentary dinner, holiday baking lessons taught by one of the inn’s professional chefs, or festive feasts to ensure that guests catch the holiday spirit. Unique Inns also offers gift certificates which can be securely ordered online at or by calling (877) 286-4783. Gift certificates do not expire and can be redeemed at any member inn.


Unique Inns has locations in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The organization’s members actively participate in the vibrant and varied food scenes sweeping North America. Most have been recognized for offering superb travel and dining experiences and award-winning wine collections. The inns operate in the upscale or luxury segment and are selected for membership in the Unique Inns’ organization based on their one-of-a-kind location, style and guest experiences.


Join the Christmas Bake-off at Abigail’s in Victoria, B.C.


Guests at Abigail’s Hotel in Victoria can participate in a private baking class with the inn’s chef on Saturday, December 13 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Participants will learn Christmas baking essentials, as well as how to decorate a Gingerbread house. Registration for the baking class is CAD $60; hotel guests will be given priority status for participation.


Situated just three blocks from downtown’s Inner Harbour on a peaceful cul de sac, Abigail’s is an intimate and elegant full-service bed and breakfast inn. With 23 guest rooms offering wood burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi® or claw-foot soaker tubs in most rooms, the inn is a haven for the romantic, combining Old World beauty with modern comforts. Guestroom rates start at CAD $139. (


Idaho’s Lodge at Sandpoint Debuts New Restaurant; Dinner Included with Two-Night Stay


Guests at The Lodge at Sandpoint in Sagle, Idaho, can be among the first to dine at 41 SOUTH, the new premier restaurant located immediately adjacent to The Lodge. With the “Dinner is on Us” package, guests staying two consecutive nights are given a gift certificate valued at USD $60 for a candlelight dinner for two at the restaurant. The offer is good from Dec.1, 2008, through March 30, 2009.


The Lodge at Sandpoint is a magnificent getaway resort just outside Sandpoint overlooking Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains. The property boasts 27 deluxe guest rooms and three rustic cabins; most are lakefront and have spectacular views. The property also offers guests a daily continental breakfast that is served lakeside. During the holidays, Eggnog Creme Brulee is a favorite dessert item at the beautiful 41 SOUTH restaurant. (Recipe follows this news release)


To make reservations and secure the “Dinner is on Us” package, call (208) 263-2211.



Get the Second Night Free at Bend, Oregon’s Pine Ridge Inn


Through November 23, guests at the Pine Ridge Inn who stay one night will get the second night free; guests staying through December 20 will receive three nights and pay for only two. Rates begin at USD $159 for a lower riverfront mini-suite or USD $199 for a Jacuzzi® tub suite.


In an area known for its natural beauty, Pine Ridge Inn is distinguished by its spectacular

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