Consulate Inn

Month: July 2015

Photo printing and Photobook Creating With Ease!

Taking those prized photos from your latest family outing has never been more user friendly or easier! After you are done snapping those amazing photos at your latest family outing there is the matter of getting them printed, or turned into a photo books created for the whole family to enjoy.

In most instances these photo transfers can occur via inserting your SD card into your local photo kiosk or loading those pictures directly to your computer via the connecting cable. This typically comes in the package with your camera purchase. Once you have done that you have two choices, uploading them from the camera directly to the photo service site of your choosing, or downloading your photos to your computer for further editing.

Once you have used your own editing tools, or those provided by the photo servicing site, it is then time to decide what size prints you would like. Typically at checkout you will finalize your order and either have them shipped to your home or pick them up at your local stores. If you choose to order a custom photobook most providers have a unique design tool for your convenience. Your entire photobook, including beautiful scripting and unique borders, can be created with a few clicks. Once you have checked out, previewed your purchase, it zips out to the servicer who prints and binds your wonderful creation.

Some photo servicers have the capability to finish these on site at their local stores however other providers may need to ship your memories to you. Most servicers offer varying types of shipping methods. Some even offer email delivery! So download those memories, upload the creativity, and enjoy your photo memories for years and years to come!


Top 5 Farm Inns

Bed and breakfast inns draw in visitors throughout the United States. These quaint hotels are hidden away inside of homes. The owners offer a room and breakfast while visitors enjoy the inn and nearby towns. Farm Inns have become popular throughout the country as vacationers look for unique places to stay while traveling. Farm Inns are Bed and Breakfast establishments located in the countryside on or near a farm, orchard or vineyard. Many Farm Inns offer the services of world class hotels in the peaceful setting of the countryside. Following are 5 of the best Farm Inns in the United States.

  1. Christmas Farm Inn and Spa (Jackson, New Hampshire)

The Christmas Farm Inn and Spa in Jackson, New Hampshire is a quaint hillside in overlooking the White Mountains with an upscale spa. The Aveda concept spa offers full spa services. The main house of the Inn serves breakfast and dinner for the public in the country casual dining room.

There are rooms in the inn, spacious carriage houses or family loft conversions in the barn.

  1. Maple Hill Farm Inn (Hallowell, Maine)

Maple Hill Farm Inn in Hallowell, Maine has full service hotel features on a quiet farm. Solar and wind power supply energy to the 8 bedroom inn. Each room is accommodated with private bath and flat screen TVs. Private decks overlook the rolling fields and woods filled with hiking trails. A nearby barn is filled with animals.

  1. Inn at Irish Hollow (Galena, Illinois)

Nestled in the heartland of America is the Inn at Irish Hollow in Galena, Illinois. The romantic bed and breakfast has private rooms in the inn as well as private cottages built in the original 19th century buildings but updated to include elegant amenities. A full breakfast of local, fresh seasonal foods is served each morning in the inn. Located on 500 acres of a working farm views of the rolling hills, pastures, forests, wildflowers and wetlands are serene.

  1. Henry Farm Inn Bed and Breakfast (Chester, Vermont)

The Henry Farm Inn is tucked away between a river and sloping meadow on 56 acres of forest foothills in beautiful Chester, Vermont. A true country getaway, the inn has 9 spacious rooms, each with a private bath, a guest parlor and country kitchen with a hearth oven. Originally an 18th century tavern then stagecoach stop, the building preserves its beautiful history while offering full service hotel amenities. Views are breathtaking and the town is peaceful.

  1. Inn at Black Star Farms (Leelanau, Pennsylvania)

The Inn at Black Star Farms in Leelanau, Pennsylvania is a hidden gem. Located in view of the areas vineyards, barns and pastures, 10 luxury guest rooms accommodate visitors. Guests are welcome to use the on-site tasting room and the sauna room. Along with full breakfast service, guests can enjoy a nightly hospitality hour including wine and hor d’oeuvres.

Farm Inn’s provide the perfect quiet getaway. The bed and breakfasts on a farm offer the beauty and serenity of a farm in the country with all of the amenities of a nice hotel. Some have spa services and some are great places to bring the whole family. All offer a perfect country getaway whether the inn is your destination or a stop along your travels.