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ACCOMODATIONS

General
All-hotels.com: A U.K.-based booking engine with a massive supplier base and 100,000 properties listed
Cheapaccommodation.com
Hotelchatter.com
Tvtrip.com TVtrip posts videos--shot by pros--tyhat let you scope out European hotels.


Condos & Apartments
Crhmaui.com
Cyberrentals.com
Resortquest.com
Resortime.com
Vacationstation.com
Vrbo.com
Therightvacationrental.com
Rentalo.com
Vacationspot.com: Owned by Hotels.com, it focuses on townhouses, condos, villas, and resort suites.
Vrbo.com: Basically classified ads for 51,000 condos and vacation homes, booked directly through the owners.
ResortQuest.com: A property management company that handles more than 20,000 vacation rentals in popular North American destinations such as Maui and Orlando.
Apartmentservice.com Catering primarily to business travelers since 1981, it rents 2,000 apartments, the vast majority of which are in Europe.
ResorTime.com For a yearly fee of $29.95, members can book luxury resort condos in the U.S. and abroad at heavily discounted rates.

Inns & B&Bs
BedandBreakfast.com: A database of 28,000 B&Bs worldwide, including nearly 6,000 with photos and expanded descriptions that can be booked through the site
English-Inns.co.uk: More than 500 historic hotels and country inns in England
Ozbedandbreakfast.com: 14,000 B&Bs in Australia and New Zealand

Rustic
DudeRanch.org: 120 places for pretend cowpokes in the western U.S. and Canada
EstanciasArgentinas.com: Hundreds of Argentinian ranches that welcome day and overnight visitors
Gites-de-France.fr: France's resource for 55,000 guesthouses, B&Bs, apartments, and chalets, almost all of which are in rural locations
Nzhomestay.co.nz: Dozens of homes and farms in New Zealand that rent rooms; the same company operates Australianhomestay.com
Agriturismo.com: Italy's association of more than 1,000 farmstays and countryside villas and B&Bs

One of a Kind
HistoricHotelsofEurope.com A collection of 16 extraordinary lodging associations with more than 800 properties in total, including Austrian castles, Portuguese pousadas, Irish manor houses, and countryside hotels in Sweden
TravelIntelligence.com Some 3,500 hotels handpicked by 120 travel writers, and you can search by categories such as Urban Hideaways, Barefoot Luxury, Budget Chic, and Off the Beaten Track
Uhotw.com Unusual Hotels of the World lists 137 art galleries, lighthouses, prisons, caves, and other unique places to spend the night
Parishotels.com A database of more than 100 one-to-four star hotels (many intimate and family-run) cherry-picked by the local founders. Restaurant and sightseeing information too.

Inexpensive
Venere.com An Italy-based booking site for 12,000 European properties--including one- and two-star hotels overlooked by other sites, as well as B&Bs, apartments, pensions, and hostels. Town maps showing property locations are especially helpful.
Cheapaccommodation.com More than 35,000 places to stay, ranging from hostels to five-star hotels, though properties tend to skew toward the low-end. Like sister site Cheapflights, it doesn't search availability.
Viaggiaedormi.it For Italy: Hundreds of moderate hotels (most rated three stars or less), as well as pensions, B&Bs, apartment rentals, and agritourism stays.

Eco-friendly Travel
Greenglobe.org
Greenglobe21.com
Grist.org

Hut-Hiking
Alpineclubofcanada.ca
Doc.govt.nz
Huts.org
Outdoors.org
Sac-cas.ch
Yosemitepark.com

RVs
Cruiseamerica.com
Elmonterv.com

U.S. Campsites
Freecampgrounds.com
Woodalls.com


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