If you have a case of the winter blues, one of the best remedies is a weekend getaway. You don’t have to travel far in the snow to escape the seasonal stress. You can experience a warm and cozy bed and breakfast in a matter of minutes.

The Inn on Negley

This beautifully restored period home is located in the heart of Shadyside, just one block away from Walnut Street and Ellsworth Avenue. You can venture out to shop and dine, or stay inside and enjoy the quaint atmosphere. The inn is known for its high tea, featuring savory sandwiches, scones, sweets and a large selection of teas.

Morning Glory Inn

This Victorian townhome on the city’s South Side is minutes away from the located a few blocks south of the Monongahela River. It features five rooms, each with unique atmospheres. Several even have a fireplace. Spark the romance with packages that include wine and flowers. No matter what room you choose, you’ll indulge in a complimentary, gourmet breakfast.

Inne at Watson’s Choice

Less than an hour from Pittsburgh in Uniontown, this secluded spot provides a rustic retreat. You can select a cozy cottage or charming guest room. It’s also a short drive from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and House On Kentuck Knob.

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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