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Travel Lodging - USA

On this page is a sample of what appears in the Safer Travel Directory, a 51 page guide featuring 300+  less-toxic vacation and relocation spots in the USA and around the world.

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Natural Bed & Breakfast - Tucson, Arizona
All the comforts of home in a safe, healthy and personal environment. Relaxing, professional, therapeutic massage is available on the premises. You will appreciate the friendliness and hospitality of your host, Marc.

Phone: 520-881-4582; website: www.tucsonnatural.com

Las Manos Bed and Breakfast - Buena Vista, Colorado
Las Manos Bed and Breakfast has walls made of bales of straw covered with concrete stucco. They are solid, fire proof, and have an energy efficient insulation value of R-50. This B&B is set within view of Colorado’s majestic 14,000-foot peaks. The 2,600-square-foot home, which includes two large suites ranging from 600 to 700 square feet, is owned and operated by William McQueen and Colleen Finley. They built it themselves. All of the wood visible in the house was locally harvested from standing-dead blue-stain/beetle-kill pine. The interior walls and two of the floors are made from adobe. More than 45 tons of earth was excavated from the inn’s front yard to make the walls and floors. Cabinets were made from pieces of recycled wood and even the bed frames were made by the owners from sustainable wood. Ceilings are insulated with R-50 recycled blown-in cellulose made from old newspapers. In summer, when the temperature is above 90 degrees, the temperature in the inn remains in the low 70s. The B&B does not have an air-conditioning system. The B&B is off the grid with the assistance of solar and wind generators. Propane-powered generators kick in when the property needs a power boost—typically when it is cloudy and the wind is not blowing. In-floor radiant heat is used on the first floor and gas fireplaces are available to guests upstairs if additional heating is needed. Windows open to allow in Colorado’s fresh air. Towels and linens are dried the old-fashioned way—on clothes lines, even in winter. “All of our cleaning products have no additives,” McQueen adds. “We clean windows with vinegar and water. All of our soaps are handmade locally.” The B&B recently was included on the “10 of America’s Greenest Hotels” list by ForbesTraveler.com and also was featured in Inn Traveler Magazine, and in July 2007 in USA Today - http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/environment/2007-07-12-eco-hotels_N.htm?csp=34

Pride & Joy Environmental Resort - Melbourne Beach, Florida

This resort is a safe, yet fun haven for those who need or simply enjoy a healthy, chemical-free stay in beautiful, natural surroundings. Located on the ocean with a private beach and chlorine-free swimming pool. One bedroom apartments with living rooms and kitchens - rehabbed for MCS standards.  Everyday household chemicals, perfume, and pesticides are prohibited.  Organic food nearby.

Phone 321-733-7804; website: www.pridejoyresort.com

Pride & Joy Condos North - Melbourne Beach, Florida
MCS apartments on Florida's central beach. After 5 years of renovation we've created an excellent chemical-free retreat on Melbourne Beach, Florida directly on the ocean. Apartments are a full 1 bedroom with 600 square feet of living space. Apartments have ceramic tile floors - glass and metal furniture - organic bedding - natural paints. Visitors must be perfume/fragrance free. Grounds are completely pesticide/chemical free.

Phone 321-409-8233; website www.prideandjoycondos.com

The Natural Place - Deerfield Beach, FL

Environmental Residence and Hotel for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Individual apartments designed for health-conscious visitors, the environmentally ill (EI), and people with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) looking for an environment that is free of... smoke, pets, pesticides, scented products, and chemicals. Our private, chemical free, environmentally friendly hotel and apartment complex is located on the east coast of Florida, just 20 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale and two blocks from Boca Raton. It is a block and a half from the ocean and one block from the intra-coastal waterway and walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the fishing pier. Kitchen in each apartment, patio, whole house water filtration, Austin Air filters, cotton bedding and beds, TV, phone, fully furnished, air conditioned, washer and dryer facility. Owned and managed by chemically sensitive and environmentally aware people.

Phone: 954-428-5438; website: www.thenaturalplace.com

Southern Palm Bed & Breakfast - Loxahatchee, FL
This B&B is located on 20 wooded acres yet is only minutes from Palm Beach and the polo - equestrian center in Wellington. No particle board was used in the construction. No pesticides or herbicides are used.

Phone: 561-790-1413;  website www.southernpalmbandb.com

Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast - Kempton, IL
Some patients of Dr. Thomas Stone of Kempton, IL stay here. Located halfway between Chicago and Champaign, two miles from Stelle, IL, this B&B is in the heart of northeastern Illinois farm country. 1900's vintage farmhouse (remodeled in 1986) on a two-acre farmstead. Organic garden, orchard, lily pond. Three bedrooms for overnight guests, dining room for 30, facilities for weddings, parties, and meetings both indoors and outdoors. The name Greenhouse B&B refers to 'green' principles used. Cater to special dietary needs if given prior notice. Clean with Seventh Generation and other non-toxic products. Affiliated with Center for Sustainable Community in nearby Stelle, IL. Whole house gas furnace with supplemental wood heat. Electric heaters available in bedrooms to supplement furnace heat as vents in bedrooms are small and heat does not reach bedrooms if doors are closed. Linens and towels dried outdoors on clothesline when weather permits. Portable air purifier available. Rates: $45-65/night (4th night 50% discount). Check website for most current rates or call

Phone: 815-253-9020; website: www.greenhousebed.com

Pennington Place on Delta Organic Farm - Amherst, MA
Catering to the chemically sensitive, our luxurious, private suite is constructed with environmentally safe materials. Enjoy the unique surroundings of the farm's 40 acres of woods and pastures surrounded by neighboring farms and distant mountains.

Phone: 413-253-1893 or 0891; website: www.deltaorganicfarm.com

West of Eden Bed & Breakfast - Seal Cove, Maine
Lovely restored 1872 farm house, surrounded by flowers and organic vegetable gardens.  Vegetarian kitchen accommodating special diets. Located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park, yet only thirty minutes from Bar Harbor.

Phone: 207-832-4038; website: www.acadia.net/westofeden

Yellow Aster Bed & Breakfast - Southwest Harbor, Maine
This B&B is located in a quaint fishing village on Mt. Desert Island. Close to mountains, sea & Acadia Nat'l. Park. Lots of outdoor activities. Home grown organic food & massage therapists available.

Phone: 800-724-7228; website: www.yellowaster.com

CFIDS/FM Guest House Retreat - Gloucester, Massachusetts
CFIDS/FM scenic ocean retreat. Immaculate controlled smoke-free allergen, toxin, substance-free environment. Set in an area of serene and natural beauty overlooking Gloucester Harbor and adjacent to quiet beaches, parks. Easy access via Route 95.

Phone: 978-282-1505; website: www.fibromyalgiacfids.com/cfidsretreat

Crow Wing Crest Lodge  -  Akeley, Minnesota

A taste of the Minnesota Northwoods awaits you at the headwaters of the beautiful Crow Wing chain of lakes.  Plenty of outdoor activities plus a variety of holistic healing therapies are available.  In the Spring, there is a Spring Rejuvenation weekend.  There are rustic and new cabins cleaned with natural products and without pesticides.  Phone 218-652-311     Website: www.crowwing.com

Elaine's Bed & Breakfast - Cedar Crest, New Mexico

Elaine's Bed & Breakfast offers charm, elegance and gracious hospitality in a beautiful 3 story log home nestled in the evergreen forests of the Sandia Peaks. Only minutes to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, historic sites, galleries, and shops.  Phone 800-821-3092  or  505-281-2467     Website: www.elainesbnb.com

Bed & Breakfast Wellington - Syracuse, New York

Smoke-free, scent-free accommodations for those with MCS visiting the Syracuse New York area.  Special diets accommodated.  Natural scent-free cleaners, scent-free soap and shampoo, 100% cotton towels/linens washed with scent-free detergent, area carpets, cotton bedding, private baths.  The home provides fresh air using air-conditioning, gas fired water radiator heating, and no pets are permitted.  The hostess is a vegetarian by necessity and understands your special needs.  Call 800-724-5006 or 315-474-3641
www.bbwellington.com

Jackson Farms Guest House - Godwin, North Carolina

Located on a 300 acre working farm on North Carolina's southern coastal plain, this renovated 100 yr. old house radiates comfort and hospitality.  Surrounded by a private 10 acre wildlife preserve, there are lots of outdoor activities to enjoy.  Organic food is available.   Phone 910-567-2978    Website:  www.jacksonfarm.com

Antelope Lodge - Alpine, Texas

1940's lodge with several units with tile floors, solid wood furniture, electric kitchen, gas heat.  Will clean with baking soda and vinegar upon request.  Weekly and monthly rates.  Phone 915-837-2451  www.alpinetexas.com/antelopelodge.html  Rental Condos - Dallas, Texas

Regina Caeli Environmental Condos, 18 units, for short or long term.  One and two bedrooms, next to a Whole Foods Grocery Store.  Dry sauna, exercise facility and safe laundry facility on site.  Free transportation to Drs. Rea and Johnson.  Phone 469-556-5049 or 214-663-6374 www.safehousingdallas.com

Jefferson Street Bed & Breakfast Inn (and Cottage) - Irving, Texas

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.  Phone 972-253-2000 or 214-212-6501. www.JeffersonStreetBnB.com

e-mail:  JeffersonStreetBnB@hotmail.com
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Green Lodging - International

Bold Point Farmstay B&B - Quadra Island, BC, Canada

10 acre organic farm B&B where guests participate in the Organic Farming - Learn by Doing Program.  Meals made of food grown and raised organically on the farm and nearby.  Many guests return annually for harvest times.  Cleaning products:  only vinegar, baking soda, no commercial cleaners used.  No pesticides/herbicides used.  No clothes dryer - linens line-dried in fresh air.  Phone 250-285-2272www.farmstay-ca.com

Chanterelle Country Inn  -  Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada

Nature at it's finest in an environment suitable for the chemically sensitive.  This Inn sits on a hill overlooking the valley where the North River joins St. Ann's Bay in Nova Scotia.  Enjoy 150 acres of pristine wilderness while hiking the Cabot Trail, or visit the unique art & artisan community which is rich in Scottish & First Nation heritage & culture as well as New World history.  Eight rooms, and one suite, private baths. Fragrance free soaps/cleaning products, solar heat with electric back-up.  Organic food when available.  Perfect romantic getaway or retreat.  Phone 902-929-2263 or (866) 277-0577    Website: www.chanterelleinn.com

English Garden Bed & Breakfast - Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Endorsed by the nearby Nova Scotia Environmental Health Centre, this B&B provides luxurious, safe, smoke-free, scent-free accommodations for those with MCS visiting the Halifax-Dartmouth area.  No carpeting, natural scent-free cleaners, scent-free soap and shampoo, 100% cotton towels/linens washed with scent-free detergent. The home is provided with fresh air using an air-exchanger, air-conditioning, and baseboard heating. The hostess has MCS and understands your special needs.  Call toll-free (866) 282-8906   Website:    www.bbcanada.com/englishgarden Silver Sands Resort - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Silver Sands Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica - Three bedroom house near Montego Bay - all tile and concrete block/steel construction, great sea view, private beach, maid service, non-toxic cleaners used, no pesticides/herbicides used, A-C.  24 hour security.
Phone 214-368-4132 ext.125 or 972-412-1127 (no web site)

Quinta Da Comenda Organic Farm B&B - Viseu, Portugal

Located at S. Pedro do Sul near Viseu, Portugal - six bedrooms and one apartment for rent.  No pesticides/herbicides used, non-toxic cleaning products, all organic, no carpeting, some fireplaces, electric heat, windows open in guest room.  Organic food/wine. Wine tastes for groups.  Learn about organic farming and wine production and relax with many outdoor activities.  Phone:  00 351 22 617 98 89    

E-mail:  quintadacomenda@sapo.pt

www.quintadacomenda.com


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Campgrounds - USA and International

Dallas/Lake Lewisville, TX - Hickory Creek Park

US Army Corps of Engineers campground located on the north side of Lake Lewisville, 45 minutes from Dr. Rea in Dallas.  Open year round.  Nice facilities, space between sites, good air.  124 campsites, 10 walk-in tent sites well away from the rest but close to restrooms.  Swimming beach.  Limit of 14 night stay within 30 days.  Take I-35E to exit 458.  Go south to access road 200 yards, turn left on Tuberville Rd., then right on Point Vista. Phone 972-434-1666 www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/lewisville/hickorycreek.htm       1-05

Sharbot Lake Provincial Park - Ontario, Canada
FA contact here says the park does not apply pesticides - call to verify as rules change.  Hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, playground, park store, showers, flush toilets, laundry.  Phone 613-335-2814 www.ontarioparks.com/english/shar.html        1-05

TENTS MADE OF COTTON Cotton duck tents - order it without a floor because mildew will collect on the bottom of the floor.


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