On this page are current updates to the printed Safer Travel Directory, a 51 page guide featuring almost 350 less-toxic vacation and relocation spots in the USA and around the world - 63 new locations in 2006 edition.
New Listings as of March 2007:
Hotel Sir Francis Drake
450 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
The Sir Francis Drake, a Kimpton Hotel, blends the timeless elegance of historic San Francisco with the energy of Union Square and downtown San Francisco. "Mind. Body. Spa" program with in-room spa services, Yoga channel on every TV and complimentary yoga accessories for use during your stay. Pet friendly. This hotel has one organic room.
405 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102 USA
A luxury Kimpton hotel in downtown San Francisco, the Serrano Hotel is a destination in itself, located on Union Square near the Theatre District and Moscone. Morning coffee/tea, evening hospitality hour, high-speed Internet, limousine to the financial district (Monday -- Friday, excluding holidays), on-site 24-hour fitness center, with Universal weight machine, Stairmaster, Lifecycle, color television, water station, 14-person steam room and private massage room, from playpens to pacifiers, all the conveniences for children, pet friendly. Ask that green cleaning products be used in your room.
Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites
800 28th St, Boulder, CO 80303 USA
(800) 542-0304 (303) 443-3322
webiste: www.boulderoutlook.com e-mail: email@example.com
Highly recommended by a reader who stayed here. Chlorine-free heated indoor pool, cascading waterfall, 11' and 4' bouldering rocks for climbing, flagstone hot tub, fitness room with dry saunas, more! Free high-speed wireless, DVD player, refrigerator.
Everglades Spa & Lodge
201 W. Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139 USA
Lodge: (239) 695-3151 Fax: (239) 695-3335 Spa: (239) 695-1006
website: www.banksoftheeverglades.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in the heart of the Everglades, this charming establishment in a renovated bank building offers guests the chance to relive the early days of Florida. Canoeing, boating, fishing, birding, shelling. Nearby restaurants prepare your fresh catch for a nominal cost. Airboats and swamp buggies nearby. Golfing, tennis, shopping just minutes away (some within walking distance). Explore the area on one of the lodge’s bicycles. Rooms cleaned with non-toxic products. No pesticides used on premises. Every room has: wireless Internet, private bath , full-kitchen OR mini-kitchen, complimentary breakfast, water filtered through on-site Culligan Water Filtration System, free use of extensive library downstairs. Well-mannered children and/or pets are welcome. Book spa appointments ahead of arrival.
The Burr House
210 E Chestnut St., Bloomington, IL 61701-3020 USA
www.burrhouse.net e-mail: Burrhouse@hotmail.com
Victorian house, non-smoking, no potpourri or air fresheners. Marianne is willing to launder al linens (including blankets) in baking soda/vinegar. Children welcome. No pets. Rates: $60-105. Recommended by a reader.
Shalom Hill Farm
42194 County Rd. 3, Windom, MN 56101 USA
phone: (507) 831-2232 fax: (507) 831-5127 fax. Please call ahead before sending faxes.
website: www.shalomhillfarm.org e-mail: email@example.com
Cultural education and environmental experiences for seminarians; youth groups, and other interested groups; Continuing education for clergy and others; and Retreat and meeting facilities for community groups, congregational groups, and individuals all in a beautiful prairie setting in southwestern Minnesota. Several room rental options - very affordable – non-toxic cleaning products used.
Big Mill Bed and Breakfast, Chloe Tuttle, Innkeeper
1607 Big Mill Road, Williamston, NC 27892 USA
252-792-8787, 252-792-3036 www.bigmill.com/index.html e-mail: info@BigMill.com
Located near Greenville, NC, this B&B sits amid acres of farmland and forest in the coastal plain of eastern North Carolina — two hours from Raleigh and Norfolk. Over 200 acres of grounds, landscaped gardens, original farm outbuildings, stately, eighty-nine-year-old pecan trees planted by the owner’s parents. B&B is in the original house that has been in the family since 1920. Four guest rooms or suites with wireless internet hookup, private entrances, individual climate control, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, toaster, cable TV/DVD, telephone. Coin laundry. Spa services. Near Roanoke River Wildlife Refuge, East Carolina University, Bob Martin Agricultural Center. Environmentally aware owner Chloe Tuttle is willing to accommodate chemically sensitive travelers. Request the "Corncrib" room for best air quality. Recommended by a reader.
Jefferson Street Bed and Breakfast Inn (& Cottage)
512 S. Jefferson Street, Irving, TX 75060 USA phone 972-253-2000 or 214-212-6501 www.JeffersonStreetBnB.com e-mail: JeffersonStreetBnB@hotmail.com
Located in the Historic District of Irving (between Dallas/Ft. Worth) near antique shops, family dining, services, city parks. Convenient to DFW airport, Love Field airport, downtown, public transit (two minutes from South Irving train/transit station connecting to DFW airport, downtown Dallas/Ft. Worth, etc. Free parking. Owners offer an environment that is friendly to people with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Many chemically sensitive people have commented to the owner on how well they felt after staying here. Guests have two lodging options: rooms at The Ranch or rental of the Cottage. The Ranch house, built in 2006, has large comfortable rooms: Tree Room with whirlpool tub, Bluebonnet Room or Cowboy Room. Free cable TV/wireless Internet. Rates: from $75 to $120/night. Or stay across the street in a charming 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Craftsman-style Cottage (houses up to 6) built in 1927 and remodeled in 2006. Living area, kitchen, washer/dryer, lovely backyard with huge trees. Rates: start at $125/night. Continental breakfast food in kitchen or eat breakfast at The Ranch house. Guest quarters have hard-surfaced floors cleaned with mild vinegar solution. No fireplaces or carpet. Each room has its own air system; no air ducts to the guest's room. Individual systems are electric heat pumps and each has an outdoor compressor - system has virtually no sound. Building is brand new, steps were taken to reduce moisture as the house was being built, dehumidifier used as needed. Windows open. Cleaning products: vinegar mixed with water. No air fresheners. High efficiency washing machine - for washing, hot water and 3 tablespoons of non-scented detergent used; 2 tablespoons of softener used per wash in bed linens, none in towels. No pesticides or herbicides used. Smokers not accepted as guests or visitors. No pets. House built energy efficient with lots of insulation. Each room is individually insulated with sound barrier product. Walls 50% thicker than standard construction. Many green conservation practices used. Stearns & Foster mattresses in guest rooms.
Trimble House Bed and Breakfast
Katie Gwinn, Innkeeper
202 Spruce St., Monterey, VA 24465 phone: (866) 797-BB4U (2248) or 540-468-2248
www.trimble-house.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the elegance and tranquility of a Victorian setting. Trimble House was built in 1898 and is on the historic tour of homes. The Parlour and Dining Room at Trimble House are available for small gatherings, such as small family reunions, business and club retreats. Vinegar and baking soda used for cleaning, just water can be used if requested. Linens dried outdoors on a line; no anti-static products used. Entire house, yard organic, no chemicals, pesticides ever; use electric lawn mower (no fumes). No fireplaces. Guest rooms have some rugs which are vacuumed. Baseboard electric heat, open windows and fans for cooling (fans seldom needed due to fresh mountain breezes). Windows open in guest rooms. Natural, organic body care products, including locally-made luxury soaps, Dr. Bonner's Almond soap, Witch Hazel aftershave, and oxygenating mouthwash provided. Cozy duvet available upon request. "Pampered Guest" Options, available on a gratuity basis, include: Hot Tonic Bath, Foot Spa, Clay Facial, Breakfast in . Tobacco-free, alcohol-free, caffeine-free, and for the most part, free of electronic gadgets. No alarm clock, television, radio or Internet service, but a guest phone is in hall. Family pets in residence. No guest pets allowed. Breakfast served at 9:00am (natural, organic). Beverages: herbal teas, fresh-squeezed juices, milk, or rice or soy milk upon request. No coffee or black teas. Many green conservation principles in practice. Rates: $85-115/night
Morgan Hill Retreat
1921 Northeast Sawdust Hill Road, Poulsbo WA 98370 USA
www.morganhillretreat.com e-mail: email@example.com
In a beautiful setting looking out over the Olympic mountain range, Morgan Hill Retreat has luxurious amentities and a gracious inn owner who is willing to accommodate travelers with MCS. Non-smoking, wonderful clean air, windows open very wide. Marcia uses non-toxic, unscented, biodegradable cleaners. Chemically sensitive travelers should request the apartment. Recommended by a reader.
Changes to Listings in 2006 Directory
Inn Serendipity B&B, Browntown, WI USA
Delete this listing from your 2006 Directory because this is a farm with lots of flowers, bees, insects and pollen which may be an issue for sensitive travelers.
Old Northside Inn, Indianapolis, IN USA has new owners who are not willing to accommodate chemically sensitive travelers. Delete this listing from your old copy of the Safer Travel Directory.
Wingate Inn – Buckhead
3600 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
CHANGING OWNERSHIP – verify that the two hardwood floor suites that were set aside for the allergic and sensitive traveler are still available.
The Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, an Environmental Hotel in Philadelphia, PA USA is closed. Rumor has it the building will be converted to condos. Delete this from your copy of the Safer Travel Directory.
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