Friday, June 28, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Barbara B&B Releases Family Summer Vacation Guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 28, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA - The Santa Barbara bed and breakfast Inn Cheshire Cat released a helpful family vacation guide this on their blogThe secret to planning the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation is including plenty of fun kids’activities. To ensure guests are aware of the many Santa Barbara attractions,  Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several things to do in Santa Barbara with kids.

To ensure families staying at the downtown Santa Barbara hotel are aware of the many kids activities in Santa Barbara, the Inn decided to review and recommend several fun things to do in Santa Barbara.  Families on summer vacation will enjoy this helpful review. The selections were chosen based on location, reputation, cost, and entertainment opportunities.

“We want guests to enjoy everything there is to do in beautiful Santa Barbara. We hope these tips are helpful in coordinating a stay at our bed and breakfast with the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation." said Andrea Dunstan, Innkeeper

If you are looking for fun family activities to complement your stay at Cheshire Cat Inn, bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, these Santa Barbara kids activities are worth considering.  Each one provides an enjoyable, affordable and entertaining experience for both parents and kids. The resources named also offer educational opportunities that provide an additional learning benefit.  These fun kids activities will help you plan the perfect summer vacation in Santa Barbara.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charm, and hotel pricing make it the perfect Santa Barbara b and b. Follow Cheshire Cat Inn on Facebook or call (805) 569-1610 for more information.


How To Plan The Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

“Santa Barbara bed and breakfast provides family vacation ideas…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is one of the downtown hotels in Santa Barbara that families choose because of its central location to Santa Barbara family activities. Visitors from all over the world come to Santa Barbara for the quintessential California summer vacation. There are so many fun things to do while on a family vacation.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fun Santa Barbara attractions, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several fun things to do in Santa Barbara with kids of all ages. The following Santa Barbara kids activities are enjoyable, affordable and entertaining. The selections were chosen based on location, reputation, cost, and entertainment opportunities. These fun kids activities will help you plan the perfect summer vacation in Santa Barbara.

If you are looking for fun family activities that will complement your stay at Cheshire Cat Inn, bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following options.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has twelve exhibition halls that feature a life-size 72-foot Blue Whale Skeleton, birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, and the Chumash Indians. Guests experience the wonder of space exploration in the Gladwin Planetarium. The Museum also owns and operates the Ty Warner Sea Center located on historic Stearns Wharf. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-682-4711 for more information.

Santa Barbara Zoo - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Zoo - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Santa Barbara Zoo is celebrating its golden anniversary with plenty of fun family activities. With 30 acres and 500 animals, visitors need a map to be sure they see Condor Country, the pair of realistic high-tech dinosaurs in the “Dino Doc” show, the two baby giraffes, and many more animals in naturalistic habitats. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-962-5339 for more information.

Santa Barbara Land and Sea Tours - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Santa Barbara Land and Sea Tours - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationSanta Barbara Land and Sea Tours is Santa Barbara’s original amphibious tour vehicle. Guests climb aboard the LAND SHARK for a personally narrated 90-minute land and sea tour adventure and enjoy exquisite views of the Santa Barbara coastline, the American Riviera, and the Santa Ynez Mountains as seen only from a boat at sea. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-683-600 for more information.

Quinlan Museum - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Quinlan Museum - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library is dedicated to the love of dolls, teddy bears, books and the support of doll and teddy bear artists. Visit the historical and literary galleries, Tea Room, museum store or browse through the library collection. Visit the website or call 805-730-1707 for more information.

Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family Vacation

Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel - Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Family VacationThe Chase Palm Park Antique Carousel in Santa Barbara was made in North Tonawanda, New York, by the Allan Herschell Company in 1917. Herschell was the largest manufacturer of these flights of fancy during the Golden Age of carousels. Old-fashioned calliope music plays as the carousel turns. The carousel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. Visit their Yelp page or call 805-963-9463 for more information.

Planning the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation can be a challenge.

Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes providing entertainment suggestions for Santa Barbara family activities. With so many Santa Barbara attractions, planning the perfect Santa Barbara family vacation can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching family vacation ideas on their own. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and family fun for Santa Barbara Inns. After a day of entertaining the kids, parents can reward themselves with the Inn’s quaint Victorian charms and spa treatments. Special pricing makes this ideal as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cheshire Cat Inn Raises Awareness For Transition House

Downtown Bed and breakfast Hotel raises awareness for Transition House

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Transition House Donation campaign.

It was a huge success and we're delighted to see how many joined the effort to help solve family homelessness in the Santa Barbara area. 

At Cheshire Cat Inn, we strive to be more than just a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara.

On May 15th, we launched this campaign using our Facebook Fan page in an effort to promote awareness for families who have found themselves in distressed situations.

We pledged to donate one dollar for every new person who "LIKED" the Cheshire Cat Inn Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/cheshirecatinn between April 23rd and May 15th. We started the challenge with 281 fans on Facebook, and as of today we have over 401 “likes”. As a result, we're thrilled to be mailing a check to the Transition House in the amount of $122.00

The Transition House is dedicated to the solution of family homelessness in the Santa Barbara community. Capable and motivated families with children are offered respectful, non-sectarian residential services and the life skills needed to alleviate their poverty, and to restore self-sufficiency and dignity.

Help us continue the support to the Transition House. Here's how you can donate: Online: Donate online through the web page at http://transitionhouse.com/services/supporters/donation/ Mail: 425 E. Cota Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Phone: (805) 966-9668

Sincerely,

Christine Dunstan
Cheshire Cat Inn
(805) 569-1610
http://www.CheshireCat.com - Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Trip Advisor Awards Cheshire Cat Inn With 2013 Certificate of Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Santa Barbara, CA - June 3rd 2013 - TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Cheshire Cat Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Cheshire Cat Inn has been listed as a winner of the prestigious 2013 Certificate Of Excellence, by TripAdvisor. Cheshire Cat Inn is a downtown Santa Barbara bed and breakfast featuring eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres, Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Santa Barbara, CA - June 3rd 2013 - TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Cheshire Cat Inn with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. Cheshire Cat Inn has been listed as a winner of the prestigious 2013 Certificate Of Excellence, by TripAdvisor. Cheshire Cat Inn is a downtown Santa Barbara bed and breakfast featuring eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres, Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

The Certificate of Excellence Winner award identifies hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

According to TripAdvisor, “The winners are determined by those who matter the most – your guests. The key to winning the award is consistently excellent service. Properties had to maintain an overall ranking on TripAdvisor of four out of five, achieved by only the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide. The volume of reviews in the past 12 months was also a determining factor”.

On being advised of the awards, Cheshire Cat Innkeeper, Andrea Dunstan said, “At Cheshire Cat Inn our goal is to create an exceptional experience when you visit our Santa Barbara bed and breakfast. You will enjoy the comfortable atmosphere and gracious hospitality of a B&B combined with the amenities you would expect at a small luxury hotel. We are thrilled that our guests have taken the time to express their delight and satisfaction at TripAdvisor”.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s quaint Victorian charms, spa treatments, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Santa Barbara Inn Reviews 3 Santa Barbara Museums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Santa Barbara, June 2, 2013 - Cheshire Cat Inn is an elegant Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that features eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres, Jacuzzi suites, and attractive hotel package offers. This month the downtown Santa Barbara hotel reviewed and recommended three Santa Barbara museums.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine museum opportunities available to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara inn, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara museums. The Inn wanted to make sure that any museum it recommends to guests has an interesting and inspirational environment. They named the following museums: Karpeles Manuscript LibrarySanta Barbara Museum of Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

“Our Santa Barbara Inn recommends a visit to these historical museums. The selections were chosen based on reputation, exhibits, and educational opportunities to increase the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara museums all provide an in-depth and interesting look at the world around us." said Andrea Dunstan, Innkeeper

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charm, and hotel pricing make it the perfect Santa Barbara b and b. Follow Cheshire Cat Inn on Facebook or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

Cheshire Cat Inn Reviews 3 Santa Barbara Museums

“Our Santa Barbara Inn recommends a visit to these historical museums…”

Cheshire Cat Inn is an elegant Santa Barbara bed and breakfast that features eighteen elegantly appointed guest rooms, suites and cottages, daily breakfast and early evening wine/hors d’oeuvres,  Jacuzzi suites, and attractive package offers that are sure to enhance the quality of your stay in Santa Barbara.

Often, guests of Cheshire Cat Inn take a day to relax and enjoy a leisurely appreciation of the many museums our charming and historic city offers. The Santa Barbara bed & breakfast often recommends quality Santa Barbara museums that guests can enjoy for a day of soaking up knowledge.

To ensure guests are aware of the many fine museum opportunities available to complement their stay at the Santa Barbara inn, Cheshire Cat Inn reviewed several Santa Barbara museums. The Inn wanted to make sure that any museum it recommends to guests has an interesting and inspirational environment.

The selections were chosen based on reputation, exhibits, and educational opportunities to increase the enjoyment of the Santa Barbara experience. These Santa Barbara museums all provide an in-depth and interesting look at the world around us.

After thorough consideration, Cheshire Cat Inn named the following Santa Barbara museums as its top three favorites: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Karpeles Manuscript Library, and Santa Barbara Historical Museum. If you are choosing a museum to further your understanding of this area and complement your stay at the best bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, consider the following three Santa Barbara museums.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Santa Barbara Museums
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - Santa Barbara Museums
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Museum preserves extensive natural history collections of more than three million objects. The Museum is the largest repository of Chumash Indian artifacts in the world. Visitors can learn about underwater life at the Ty Warner Sea Center, consider the wonders of the universe at the Gladwin Planetarium, or take in special exhibitions such as this summer’s TINKERTOY®: Build Your Imagination™ display. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-682-4711 for more information.
           
Karpeles Manuscript Library - Santa Barbara Museums
Karpeles Manuscript Library - Santa Barbara Museums
The Karpeles Manuscript Library offers the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. Depending on the current exhibition, visitors might be treated to fascinating views of original documents written by John Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Abigail Adams, or original compositions by Beethoven, Mozart and other great composers. This branch of the library houses the original proposed draft of the Bill of Rights, an Emancipation Proclamation Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln, and Einstein's description of the theory of relativity. Visit the website or call 805-962-5322 for more information.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Santa Barbara Museums

Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Santa Barbara MuseumsAlthough focused on the rich history of Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum keeps a firm eye on building a future worth remembering. The Museum interprets over 500 years of history with collections form the Chumash, Mexican, Spanish, and American periods. The current exhibit, “De la Tierra - Art of the Adobe,” features works from the museum’s collection by renowned artists displayed alongside historic photographs of this unique Southwestern building material. The Gledhill Library contains a vast repository of cultural and historical material. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-1601 for more information.

Finding a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge.

Part of Cheshire Cat Inn’s commitment to excellence includes expedition suggestions for a wide variety of Santa Barbara museums. With so many Santa Barbara educational options, picking a Santa Barbara museum can be a challenge. This review aims to save guests of Cheshire Cat Inn from the effort of researching Santa Barbara museums on their own. We hope this information helps you make an informed decision.

Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambience and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charms, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.

About Cheshire Cat Inn - Cheshire Cat Inn offers the perfect combination of location, ambiance and enjoyment for Santa Barbara inns. The Inn’s spa treatments, quaint Victorian charms, and special pricing make it perfect as Santa Barbara’s Great Escape. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805- 569-1610 for more information.