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Luxury getaways: High-end bed and breakfasts

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Bed & Breakfasts fit for a queen

Looking for a luxury getaway for some serious R & R? Get ready to be treated like royalty! These high-end bed and breakfasts are so fabulous, you may never want to leave.

Bed & Breakfasts fit for a queen

3Mount Merino Manor

Hudson, New York

Like the idea of a B&B but prefer the sleekness of a boutique hotel for your stress-free vacation? Enter Mount Merino Manor. The airy seven-room Victorian home was built in the 1870s and is surrounded by 100 acres of shaded woodlands, with views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. "You're close to everything in Hudson but it feels like a country estate," says innkeeper Rita Birmingham. The spacious rooms include high-speed Wi Fi, flat-screen TV/DVD players, whirlpool tubs, spa-jetted showers, spa robes, luxurious cotton sheets and Egyptian cotton towels. A three-course gourmet country breakfast is served daily. Rooms start at $165. To book, call 518-828-5583 or visit

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