While all Select Registry inns provide exceptional service and accommodations, some have found a way to do that while maintaining green practices. Twenty-three Select Registry properties have been recognized as Green Leaders by TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor ranks properties from bronze to platinum based on their green practices. Basic criteria includes having linen and towel reuse plans, tracking energy usage on a regular basis, recycling, and using energy efficient light bulbs.
The Inn at Round Barn Farm offers guests a unique combination of rustic charm and elegant splendor in Waitsfield, Vermont. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the green hillsides, meadows, calming ponds and perennial gardens from any of the 12 guest rooms. The inn’s green efforts include using ENERGY STAR laundry machines, planting local plants in gardens, installing energy-saving lighting controls, tracking energy use, setting temperatures to save energy, and educating guests on green practices.
Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn in McMinnville, Oregon sits atop a bluff overlooking Oregon wine country and offers guests four king suites and four queen guest rooms. The inn’s green efforts include ENERGY STAR windows, organic toiletries, temperature set to save energy, ENERGY STAR guest room appliances, energy saving guest room controls and energy efficient light bulbs. In addition to being recognized as a TripAdvisor Green Leader, the inn has also been recognized with a Wine Spectator award.
The 8000-square foot Fairbanks House on Amelia Island, Florida, offers guests both history and luxury. The inn, built in 1885, has 12 guest rooms offering travelers the choice of large traditional rooms, cottages and suites. The Inn’s platinum GreenLeader designation was earned through their landscaping to minimize flooding, linen reuse program, low-chemical gardening, efficient ventilation system, toiletries with recycled packaging and education for guests on green practices.
Los Poblanos Inn and Organic Farm has 25 acres of gardens, lavender fields and a working farm near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Guests can savor local ingredients, produce and meats prepared by the inn's exceptional chefs, then retire to one of 20 private and comfortable guest rooms. The inn's green initiatives include water-efficient fixtures, ENERGY STAR guest room appliances, solar panels, tracking energy usage, locally produced toiletries and local plants in their garden.
The Inn on First in Napa, California encourages guest to disconnect themselves from the outside world and connect with themselves and their loved ones while staying at the inn. In fact, the inn is proud of the fact that there are no televisions in any of the 10 luxurious guest rooms. In addition to the energy saved by encouraging guests to “unplug,” the inn also tracks energy use, provides biodegradable toiletries with recycled packaging, trains staff on green practices, uses a towel reuse program, and practices non-toxic pest control.
Located in Clayton, Georgia, Beechwood Inn sits among 100-year-old terraced gardens overlooking Black Rock Mountain. Luxury accommodations include 7 rooms and suites, as well as a garden cabin. The inn’s green efforts include organic and biodegradable toiletries, ENERGY STAR kitchen appliances, waste composting, towel reuse program, and landscaping designed to minimize flooding. In addition to being recognized as a Green Leader, the inn has also received a AAA 3 Diamond rating and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Don Gaspar Inn is nestled in the historic Don Gaspar neighborhood of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The inn offers guests a wide range of options for their stay including private suites, one-bedroom casitas and an entire house. Tracking energy use, having ENERGY STAR guest room appliances, using an efficient ventilation system, offering energy-saving lighting controls, providing locally produced toiletries and recycling are the inn’s top green efforts.
Bentwood Inn in Jackson, Wyoming sits on 3.5 acres where wildlife and nature’s beauty are abundant. The inn offers 5 guest rooms in their impressive log inn. The inn’s GreenLeader status was achieved by practicing low-chemical gardening, implementing a linen reuse program, providing biodegradable toiletries, donating or reusing leftover materials, serving organic and local food and beverages, and installing ENERGY STAR windows.
The 10-acre oceanfront grounds of Colette’s Bed and Breakfast in Port Angeles, Washington offer guests the perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Colette’s offers the choice of 5 guest suites, each with a king size bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi spa for two. The inn’s green efforts include composting waste, planting local plants in gardens, practicing low-chemical gardening, donating or reusing leftover materials, using ENERGY STAR guest room appliances and practicing non-toxic pest control.
Amelia Island Williams House is a charming and historic Victorian inn located in a quiet seaside village on Amelia Island just off Florida’s northeast coast. Guests enjoying one of the ten luxury guest rooms have the option of using beach towels, chairs and umbrellas to enjoy the clean and beautiful local beaches. Amelia Island Williams House’s green efforts include a towel reuse program, local plants in the gardens, a linen reuse program, a recycling program, ENERGY STAR guest room appliances and staff training on green practices.
The historic Orchard Inn sits on 12 acres on a mountaintop in Saluda, North Carolina. Guests can choose to enjoy the views from one of the 14 guest rooms and cottages or relax in the breeze on the wraparound porch. The Orchard Inn achieved Green Leader Silver Level status in part through tracking energy use, installing ENERGY STAR guest room appliances, providing locally produced toiletries, installing water-efficient bathroom fixtures, composting waste, and serving local and organic food and beverages.
McCaffrey House in Twain Harte, California, beautifully blends elegance and luxury with the quiet forests of the mountains. The inn was built by Michael and Stephanie McCaffrey after five years of planning and includes 8 charming guest rooms. The inns green practices include serving organic and local food and beverages, training staff on green practices, providing biodegradable toiletries, using energy-efficient light bulbs, installing ENERGY STAR windows , and using energy-efficient light bulbs.
The historic Glynn House Inn, located in Ashland, New Hampshire and the heart of the lakes and mountain region offers guests the choice of 12 guest rooms. The traditional guestrooms offer luxuries including luxurious linens, fireplaces, Afghan blankets, and bathrobes, while the suites offer double whirlpool spas and separate sitting rooms. Glynn House achieved Silver Level Green Leader status by serving organic and local food and beverages, providing ENERGY STAR appliances in guest rooms, reusing or donating leftover materials (a.k.a. food), recycling, planting local vegetation in gardens, and installing ENERGY STAR windows.
Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins in Carson, Washington offers a unique experience to stay in one of ten private cabins. Each cabin is complete with a hand-carved log bed, luxurious linens, leather chairs, fireplace, hydrotherapy spa for two, walk in shower, and open-beamed ceilings. Carson Ridge’s green efforts include using organic and locally produced food and beverages, using energy-saving lighting controls, landscaping to minimize flooding, implementing a linen-reuse program, offering biodegradable toiletries, and using energy-efficient light bulbs.
Located in Blue Hill, Maine, the Blue Hill Inn is a Federal period inn offering visitors eleven guest rooms and two suites. The inn, situated on an acre of land in the center of the small village, is surrounded by shade trees, a perennial garden and a small grove of fruit trees. Blue Hill’s Silver level Green Leader status was achieved by implementing a linen reuse program, practicing low-chemical gardening, installing ENERGY STAR kitchen appliances, using energy-efficient light bulbs, planting local plants in the garden, and furnishing guest rooms with ENERGY STAR appliances.
Travelers looking for an environmentally-conscious inn at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks should look no further than the Inn at Harbour Ridge. The inn offers four traditional guest rooms and an ultra-private two-level hideway. Their green practices include providing toiletries with recycled packaging, recycling, installing an efficient ventilation system, using energy-efficient light bulbs, installing ENERGY STAR kitchen appliances and offering water-efficient bathroom fixtures in guest rooms.
The Historic Castle Marne Inn in Denver, Colorado offers guests the opportunity to stay in a historic American mansion designed by architect William Lang and built in 1889. Guests can choose from any of the 9 guest rooms ranging from the cozy conservatory to the very spacious presidential suite. The inn’s green efforts include using ENERGY STAR laundry machines, recycling, offering toiletries with recycled packaging, implementing a linen reuse program, tracking energy use and practicing non-toxic pest control.
West Hill House Bed and Breakfast was built in the 1850s as a private home in the Mad River Valley. The home is now a charming and relaxing bed and breakfast located on a quiet country road in Warren, Vermont. The inn offers 9 unique guest rooms all with en suite baths and memory foam beds. ENERGY STAR guest room appliances, tracking energy use, educating guests on green practices, a linen reuse program, donating leftover materials and planting local plants in the gardens are the efforts that helped West Hill House reach GreenLeaders bronze level.
Island Cottage Oceanfront Villa Inn in the small village of Flagler Beach, Florida, offers guests six guest rooms featuring private decks, ocean views, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Each of the rooms also has a kitchenette. The inn’s green efforts include an efficient ventilation system, local plants in the garden, water-efficient bathroom features, education for guests on green practices, landscaping to minimize flooding and window films to keep the building cool.
Arsenic and Old Lace B&B is located in the Ozark Mountain village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The Queen Anne style mansion has 5 guest rooms offering king or queen beds, jetted tubs, silky sheets and luxury towels. The bed and breakfast’s green efforts include staff training on green practices, energy-efficient light bulbs, water-efficient bathroom features, temperate settings to save energy, organic and local food and beverages, and an efficient ventilation system.
Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Carlisle House offers a variety of room sizes ranging from a cozy guestroom with a queen bed and private bath to a suite with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a sitting room, and an eat-in kitchen complete with dishwasher, ceramic top stove, refrigerator/freezer and a washer/dryer. Carlisle House achieved Green Leader standing by implementing a linen reuse program, recycling, serving organic and local food and beverages, using energy-saving lighting controls, donating or reusing leftover materials (a.k.a. food), and composting waste.
The carefully and fully restored Old Harbor Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts offers guests the choice of twelve guest rooms. Each of the rooms offers guests something different, ranging from the pleasant bay room designed for the economic-minded traveler to port fortune room that feels more like a private cottage than a guest room. The inn trains staff on green practices, plants local vegetation in the garden, has ENERGY STAR kitchen appliances, offers guest education on green practices, has ENERGY STAR windows and uses energy-saving lighting controls.
Guests looking for eco-friendly luxury in Kennebunkport, Maine should explore the Maine Stay Inn and Cottages. A feeling of relaxed sophistication is felt by guests the minute they arrive at the former home of Captain Melville Walker, now a fully restored 17 guestroom inn. The inn installed ENERGY STAR windows, educated guests on green practices, installed water-efficient bathroom fixtures, uses energy-efficient light bulbs, practices low-chemical gardening, and installed ENERGY STAR kitchen appliances in an effort to become more environmentally friendly.
The Lafayette Inn, a Georgian mansion in the College Hill Historic District of Easton, Pennsylvania, offers eighteen custom-decorated guest rooms complete with private baths and antique furnishings. Three of the rooms even accommodate your pets. The inn’s green efforts include donating or reusing leftover materials, installing an efficient ventilation system, implementing a towel reuse program, providing biodegradable toiletries, practicing a linen reuse program, and providing ENERGY STAR guest room appliances.
All Select Registry Inns
Select Registry inns across North America are finding new and creative ways to more efficiently use energy, decrease the use of chemicals and recycle. Look for more Select Registry inns to be added to be designated as Green Leaders in the future.