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House Hunting: The best of B&Bs
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Belfast, Maine. Hiram Alden, president of the Maine Telegraph Co., built this seven-bedroom bed-and-breakfast in 1840.


Details include six fireplaces, two parlors, a library, and a shaded porch. The residence is on a 0.9-acre landscaped lot a few blocks from Penobscot Bay. $675,000. Kimberly Swan, Sotheby's International Realty, (207) 288-5818.



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Reidsville, Ga. Set on a 0.3-acre lot, the Nelson Hotel B&B is the "Steal of the Week." The inn was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The inn has seven guest rooms and is being sold fully furnished. Interior details include heart-pine floors, bead-board ceilings, and owner's quarters with a separate entrance. The two-story clapboard building has wraparound porches on both levels. $219,999. Susan Nicholson, owner, (401) 423-2747.



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Little Falls, N.Y. Inventor and engineer D.H. Burrell, who patented the first oil burner, completed this mansion in 1889. The three-story limestone inn includes an elevator, nine fireplaces, stained-glass windows, pocket doors, and a bar.


The B&B sits on 15 acres overlooking the city and features a three-bedroom carriage house for an additional price. $1,000,000. Sherry Comstock, Van Billings Real Estate, (315) 868-9894.



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Seabeck, Wash. The Wilcox House is a six-bedroom inn on the Kitsap Peninsula in Puget Sound. Built by Lionel Pries, the B&B features a copper roof, a library, a pub, and a theater room. Each guest room has a private bath, and views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains.


The 8-acre property includes 500 feet of water frontage and a private dock. $2,985,000. Joe Sanchez & Associates, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, (253) 820-1148.



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Sandwich, Mass. This 1750s Colonial inn is downtown, close to the boardwalk and Cape Cod Bay. The six-bedroom B&B features hardwood floors, four fireplaces, and plaster walls.


The 1.2-acre grounds include mature plantings, perennial gardens, stone walls, and patio areas. $895,000. Jane Bodrie, Sotheby's International Realty, (508) 737-4915.



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Fish Creek, Wis. The White Gull Inn has been providing lodging and dining since 1896. The B&B comprises a main lodge, two houses with individual room accommodations, two houses to be reserved in full, and two cottages. The inn is known for its award-winning breakfast and its fish boils, and Fish Creek is on the Forbes list of "Prettiest Towns in America." $5,500,000. Tad Gilster, True North Real Estate, (920) 868-2828.



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Cloverdale, Calif. Built in 1901, this eight-bedroom Queen Anne Victorian sits in the heart of Sonoma County. The B&B, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, includes seven guest rooms with private baths, original hard-wood details, and a large porch.


The 0.3-acre property features a demonstration vineyard, multiple patios, and ornate gardens. $1,249,000. Jonathan Soh, Sotheby's International Realty, (707) 935-2503.



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