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A View from the Loo: In the Zone on the Throne and Other 'Over the Top' Bathrooms from

A View from the Loo: In the Zone on the Throne and Other 'Over the Top' Bathrooms from

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to USA TODAY (10/2/06), hotels are spending billions on 21st-century upgrades, including "better beds, splashier showers, trendier bars and flat-screen TVs." Let's face it; hotels are following the trail blazed by B&Bs. Shared baths have been abandoned for palatial bathrooms sporting everything from "vertical Jacuzzis" with multi-jet showers to toilets with the best view in the house. "Savvy inngoers expect luxurious surroundings beyond the bedroom," explains Sandy Soule, Editor of "B&Bs lead the industry in the art of pampering hospitality." offers this compendium of bathrooms with distinctive themes and amenities. For the complete list, visit

Inn at Locke House, Lockford, CA: Gaze out the large windows at the treetops and the Sierra Foothills while soaking in antique clawfoot tubs or luxuriating in the large showers.

Belfry Inne, Sandwich, MA: Cleanliness is next to godliness at this renovated church-turned-inn. The bathrooms feature stained glass windows and an ultra-massage whirlpool tub in the belltower.

Inn at Norwood, Sykesville, MD: The Loft Room's double spa tub overlooks the 900-square-foot suite, including a three-sided gas fireplace. Watch a movie while soaking in the tub.

Rockcliffe Mansion, Hannibal, MO: This 13,000-square-foot mansion was built to satisfy the original owner's desire for a Mississippi River view from his bathroom balcony - now it's yours for the night!

1900 Inn on Montford, Asheville, NC: From the double whirlpool tub in Zelda's Retreat, enjoy the fireplace, TV and view of the wooded yard. Next, luxuriate in the deluxe steam room and multi-jet two-person shower with seven shower heads. Photo:

Inn at Bowman's Hill, New Hope, PA: The Pond Vista bathroom has heated towel racks, Italian tile, double whirlpool, and a pastoral view with deer grazing at dawn and dusk. Photos:

Inn above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX: Sunset vistas from the Porter Suite potty are memorable, but the Tolson Suite's view of spiraling swallows, grazing cattle, and occasional lightning storms is a favorite.

Four Columns Inn, Newfane, VT: Suite Four has the best loo view from its massive Federal-style windows. Enjoy the crackling fireplace, the two-person spa tub, and the marble shower with its 12-head all-body massage spray. Photo:

Run of the River, Leavenworth, WA: Luxurious Ravenwood Lodge is the ultimate in pampering, with programmable mood lighting, and a bathroom with Cascade Mountain views from the two-person shower. Photo:

Cascadas de Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: Private three-tiered waterfalls surround each glass-enclosed shower. Mayan in ambiance and tranquil in effect, B&B rates are only $80 per night.

Learn more about 6,500 inns on, the leading online bed and breakfast Internet directory and reservation network.

Additionally, for information on a range of independently owned distinctive lodging, visit's sister site,

CONTACT: Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, Sandy Soule, 203-637-7642,

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