Best RenovationRecently remodeled from head to toe, this Victorian lady has been given a jolt of modernity with luxurious high-thread-count linens, flat-screen TVs, and eco-friendly fireplaces in every room. Rates: from $98, including full breakfast.With perfect-size portions of five different dishes at this snuggled-away restaurant, you’ll get a taste of what the Rare Bear Bistro is noted for–style. Not just the warm, low-key decor of pressed white table linens, fresh flowers, and tastefully mirrored walls, but also the wild-mushroom salad, barbecue shrimp on mango chutney, roasted halibut, pan-seared venison, and rhubarb tart topped with vanilla ice cream.
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