Monday, March 25, 2013

Honeymoon As Unique As the Wedding

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The first known literary reference to the honeymoon was penned in 1552, in Richard Huloet's Abecedarium Anglico Latinum. Huloet writes:

Hony mone, a term proverbially applied to such as be newly married, which will not fall out at the first, but th'one loveth the other at the beginning exceedingly, the likelihood of their exceadinge love appearing to aswage, ye which time the vulgar people call the hony mone.  —Abcedarium Anglico-Latinum pro Tyrunculis, 1552
The Plaza Hotel, New York City

Typically honeymoons start on the night they were married, with the couple leaving halfway through the reception. Now many couples will leave 1–3 days after the ceremony and reception. The couple basically wants to enjoys the reception to its fullest.  There may be a need to tie up loose ends with the reception venue.  Newlyweds relish a relaxing night afterwards the festivities to recover before leaving on a long journey.

Need a hotel for that relaxing getting to be a couple period before the real honeymoon?  

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What are you looking for in a hotel?

  • Resort hotels often contain full-sized luxury facilities with full service accommodations and amenities.
  • Historic Inns and boutique hotels frequently contain luxury facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations.
  • Holiday Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn have select service.
  • Hampton Inn, aloft, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, and Days Inn are examples of limited service.
  • An Extended Stay hotel is designed especially for longer stays with large studios featuring fully-equipped kitchens … amenities you won't find in a typical hotel room.

Historical Hotel Savoy in Florence

The Blackberry River Inn in Norfolk, CT
Bed and Breakfast

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 Madison Hotel in Memphis, TN

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Underwater Hotel

Jules' Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only underwater hotel in the United States  The Jules’ Undersea Lodge used to be a marine lab The lodge features a 2 bedroom 1 bath retreat that can be rented for a night. Extended underwater honeymoons in the hotel are available.

Couples seeking a truly different way to start their married life, Jules' Undersea Lodge offers all of the romance and adventure of an underwater wedding combined with the comfort and convenience of a dry setting.

The Grand Canyon Railway and El Tovar Hotel

The Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the Grand Canyon National Park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places  The Grand Canyon Railway offers one daily round trip from Williams to the Grand Canyon everyday except December 25. Grand Canyon Depot, also known as Grand Canyon Railroad Station, was constructed in 1909-10 for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon The station is within 330 ft of the rim of the canyon, opposite the El Tovar Hotel, also built by the railroad. The hotel is one of only a handful of Harvey House facilities that are still in operation, and is an early example of the style that would evolve into National Park Service Rustic architecture. El Tovar Hotel has 78 rooms and suites, two of which are accessible rooms.  It was most recently renovated in 2005. Visit gallery page to view images of the El Tovar Hotel.

Floating Hotel

The former ocean liner RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, United States uses its
Photo: D Ramey Logan
first-class staterooms as a hotel, after retiring in 1967 from 

Transatlantic service. Queen Mary is now a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark, and entertainment venue.

Enjoy the warm California weather and get married on the bow or stern under the Gazebo during sunset. If you’d prefer a more traditional setting, the beautifully crafted Royal Wedding Chapel will make any couple feel so special.
Bear Mountain in Killington Ski Resort, VT

 Ethan Allen Express 

The Ethan Allen Express is a 241-mile passenger train operated by Amtrak between New York City and Rutland, Vermont, via Albany. The scheduled total trip time is 5.5 hours. Its operations are subsidized by the State of Vermont, and the train is popular among vacationers travelling to the ski resort area of Killington.  

Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres. Located in central Vermont, Killington has 141 trails and 21 lifts, extending across six interconnected mountain peaks.  The mountains that make up the Killington resort separate the town of Killington (with its access road) from the city of Rutland, Vermont.

More Ice and Snow

Ice Church in Romania
Ice Hotel Chapel, Quebec- Chensiyuan
 Ice Hotel in Sweden-Stephan Herz 
Main hall in ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 2007.
 Sculptures by Jörgen Westin

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