Beckford’s Tower: Holiday in a Writer’s Retreat

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Austen's England & The Open Palace Programme

While some reclusive writers favor retreats hidden away, William Beckford instead built a tall tower everyone could see, with no inclination of inviting anyone inside. If you’re looking for a quiet retreat with a reading nook above the rooftops, the lower rooms of Beckford’s Tower are available for weekend rentals.

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Chincoteague Accommodations for the Misty Fan: Miss Molly’s Inn

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Misty of Chincoteague & Pony Penning Week 2016

Situated at the end of Chincoteague’s downtown is an unassuming three-story, pale yellow house. Painted blue flowers cascade down the white front porch pillars. This is Miss Molly’s Inn, the b&b where Marguerite Henry stayed when she began writing her now famous, Misty of Chincoteague. While a literary pilgrimage to Chincoteague is not complete without

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PEI Accommodations for the Anne of Green Gables Fan

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Anne of Green Gables & Prince Edward Island

For this trip we split our stay on PEI between two B&B’s. The first in New Glasgow, a little quieter and less touristy, and the second in the heart of Cavendish, the touristy area. Our plan was to visit the heritage sites and spend our evenings relaxing at a quiet B&B with a Jacuzzi tub, and

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