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Bed & Breakfasts: Most Popular Articles

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Top 5 Cookie Recipes from Bed and Breakfast...
Links to some great cookie recipes submitted by professional bed and breakfast innkeepers.
Want to Open a Bed and Breakfast? What to Think...
These important decisions need to be made before you open the doors to your bed and breakfast.
How to Make Money Running a Bed and Breakfast:...
How much money can you make running a bed and breakfast in your home? This article, written for aspiring B&B innkeepers, will help you understand the financial considerations.
Estimate the Startup Costs for Running a Bed...
A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a bed and breakfast.
Want to Start a Bed and Breakfast? First, Learn...
Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.
How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.
Sugar Cookies with Options
A sugar cookies with options recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Find Out if You're Ready to Open Your Own Bed...
A collection of checklists for aspiring bed and breakfast innkeepers. Links to information on startup costs, family considerations, zoning issues, etc.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...
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Do You Have the Skills to Be an Innkeeper?
A self-administered quiz designed to help you understand if your strengths and weaknesses are suited to being a bed and breakfast innkeeper.
Your Guide to Monastic Guest Rooms in the US...
Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.
Smart, Fast Ways to use Facebook to Increase...
You surely agree that Facebook is a great tool to keep in touch with friends, past guests and guests-to-be. Here are a few not-to-be-missed tips on how to use Facebook cleverly -- and without spending a penny -- to increase your guest contact and occupancy.
Have You Heard About This Underwater Hotel in...
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
9 Sky-High Treehouse Hotels
A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
The Tax Advantages of Owning A B&B
Owning a B&B not only brings many lifestyle benefits, it can deliver significant tax advantages as well. Here are several areas where you might be able to realize an advantage.
What is a Bed and Breakfast?
Some basic information on what constitutes a bed and breakfast, part of a series of worksheets for aspiring innkeepers.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
A raspberry thumbprint cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers Crazy
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Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
Writing a Business Plan for a Bed and Breakfast
Developing a detailed plan for your bed and breakfast will help assure that you turn a profit. This worksheet will help you write a good business plan.
Almond Crisps
An almond crisps cookie recipe submitted by the innkeepers at Ammonoosuc Inn in Lisbon, New Hampshire.
How To Write A Successful Welcome Letter As An...
Writing a successful welcome letter is a great way to make every guest's visit more enjoyable both for them and you as an innkeeper!
Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
The Reality of Starting a Bed and Breakfast
A look at the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, from the eyes of a professional innkeeper.
18 Castles You Can Stay In
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
Tori Spelling Becomes an Innkeeper
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Midwest United States
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the midwest United States.
Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
So You'd Like To Own A B&B?
Want to know what you'll be getting into when you own a B&B? Learn the main obstacles you'll encounter and the attitude you'll need as you begin your quest.
Top 3 Bed and Breakfasts for Guests with...
A look at some of the very best bed and breakfasts for guests with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Melting Moments
A Melting Moments cookie recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Food Service Requirements in a Bed and Breakfast
A look at the issues innkeepers need to consider when serving food in a bed and breakfast.
Baked Oatmeal
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Manhattan Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
Christmas Gingerbread
A Christmas gingerbread recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
What is a bed and breakfast?
An answer to the question: what is a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
Top 6 Books for Aspiring Bed and Breakfast...
A look at the best books written for aspiring innkeepers, to help understand what goes into opening and running a successful bed and breakfast.
Pepper Kakar - Swedish Cardamom Cookies
A pepper kakar (Swedish cardamom cookies) recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Innsitting - Becoming a Substitute Innkeeper
A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.
More Tips for Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host
Page 2 of a feature packed with tips for being a good bed and breakfast host, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
Strawberry Bread Recipe from Big Mill B&B
An ultra-yummy recipe from our friends at the Big Mill B&B in Williamston, North Carolina.
Groupon vs Living Social
How do the social media discount sites work for B&Bs? Some innkeepers wouldn’t touch the deals with a ten-foot pole, but others swear by them. See what innkeepers had to say about the cost – and the return.
Sleeping in Former Slave Quarters
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
Belgian Waffles
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
Top 5 Bed and Breakfast Cookbooks
One of the best reasons to stay in a bed and breakfast is the delicious and unique breakfasts you get to eat. These cookbooks include recipes from professional innkeepers so you can recreate their magic touch right in your own home.
Becky's Raspberry Muffins
A raspberry muffins breakfast recipe submitted by innkeepers Becky and Charlie Mallar of The 1785 Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire.
Top 10 Pet Peeves at Bed and Breakfasts
My top 10 pet peeves at bed and breakfasts, compiled by a traveler who loves B&Bs and always prefers them to motels.
Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
Historic French Quarter Homes You Can Stay In
Bed and breakfasts located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
Coral Gables, FL: A B&B Kinda Town
Coral Gables B&Bs attract many leisure travelers looking for homey comforts, affordable accommodations, service with a smile, and warm Florida hospitality.
Peppermint Cookies
A peppermint cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort - Takilma,...
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
Do Innkeepers Make a Profit?
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
What Every Aspiring Innkeeper Should Know
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
The Good Side of Being an Innkeeper
Page two of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 2.
Cedar House Inn & Yurts
Cedar House Inn & Yurts in Dahlonega, Georgia, is a unique bed and breakfast. In this interview, the innkeepers explain why they decided to offer yurts as guest accommodations.
Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
A brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe submitted by the innkeeper at Bedford Inn in Cape May, New Jersey.
6 Tips For Choosing The Right Reservations...
Good reservation software is as critical to the success of a B&B as comfy beds and scrumptious muffins. Here we take a look at six things you should look out for as you choose the system that will keep track of your bookings and guest data.
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Bourbon Balls
A bourbon balls candy recipe submitted by the innkeeper at Bedford Inn in Cape May, New Jersey.
Setting House Rules for Your Bed and Breakfast
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.
Bed and Breakfasts for Sale - Best Listings
A list of the best online listings of bed and breakfasts for sale.
French Lace Cookies
A French Lace cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
How To Pamper Your Guests at a Bed and Breakfast
Tips for innkeepers who want to pamper the guests who stay at their bed and breakfast.
Casa de las Flores
A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Rose Island Lighthouse
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
Author Nora Roberts' Bed and Breakfast in...
Author Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) has opened Inn BoonsBoro, a bed and breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland.
Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
The Seven Steps Of Writing A Business Plan
Before you can become an innkeeper, you have to buy an inn. As with any business, you’ll need a business plan to make sure that your dreams can become a reality.
Million Dollar Bed and Breakfasts
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
The World's Most Unique Bed and Breakfasts
A look at some of the most unique and unusual bed and breakfasts around the world. The list includes an enhanced treehouse, accomodations in a cave and much more.
Mystic, CT: A B&B Kinda Town
Mystic boasts some of the finest bed and breakfasts in New England, many of which are housed in historic mansions which offer guests fascinating insights into the opulence and glamour of a bygone era.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. East Coast
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Boat and Breakfasts - Yachts and Houseboats
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
Simple Ways To Impress Your Guests
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
Chocolate Mint Brownies
A chocolate mint brownies recipe submitted by the innkeeper at Blue Belle Inn Bed and Breakfast in St. Ansgar, Iowa.
B&Bs North and South of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A look at bed and breakfasts located north and south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
A peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Top 5 Unique Bed and Breakfast Getaways
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
Springtime Suet
A guest post from Chloe Tuttle from the Big Mill Bed and Breakfast who shares her recipe for a suet that can be made from ingredients most innkeepers already have on hand.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe
Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
Bed and Breakfasts in Manhattan
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. West Coast
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
Meet The Innkeepers: Daniel and JoAnna Jimenez
Innkeepers Daniel and JoAnna Jimenez approached their search for a bed and breakfast a little differently than most. They didn’t know they were looking for a bed and breakfast. But when they found a home with the right zoning in a residential neighborhood, JoAnna realized it was time to work from home and start a family. A year later, everything fell into place.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
Luxury Bed and Breakfast Resorts - Luxury Inns
Here's a look at some luxury bed and breakfast resorts which offer three meals a day. They're great for getaways when price doesn't matter -- or just to dream about.
Quick Tips For Weaving A Practical B&B Website
In a few short years, printed brochures have given way to websites that have given even the smallest bed and breakfast worldwide exposure. But how do you get started on a design that separates a good website from a great one?
Stand Out: Bring Attention To Your B&B
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
Designing A Dream B&B (Part III)
One in a series of articles in which innkeepers discuss what they would incorporate into the design if they were building a bed and breakfast from scratch.
Bed and Breakfasts in the Falkland Islands
Bed and breakfasts in the Falkland Islands, one of the most remote destinations in the world.
Why Stay in a Bed and Breakfast?
If you've never stayed at a B&B and wonder why they appeal so much to some people, here are the answers.
Sleep in a Train Car
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California.
Why Do Guests Cancel?
For innkeepers, a deposit is insurance that a guest will arrive. But sometimes you have to make a judgment call on whether a guest’s excuse for cancelling is worth a refund. Based on an open question that asked ‘Why do guests cancel?’, innkeepers offered their takes on the art and science of cancellations.
Spring Cleaning For Innkepers
Innkeepers are no strangers to cleaning; most of us do some degree of it every single day. But as we emerge from the dark days of winter in the light of spring, it's a great time to get everything refreshed and a little extra sparkling. Here are a few tips to help.
Dealing with Problem Guests
Not every guest is as concerned about your inn as you are. How do you handle it when guests treat your B&B like their private resort?
Secrets of the Innkeepers - Favorite Cleaning...
A collection of tips on the best cleaning supplies, all from professional bed and breakfast innkeepers.
Adding Streams of Income
How can you make more money while keeping your room rates at a price that won’t drive away guests? As innkeepers across America have found, there are multiple ways to pair your talents with the resources of your bed and breakfast to generate additional income.
In The Zone: Is Your Dream Home Allowed To Be A...
For all hopeful innkeepers who think it’ll be a snap to convert a residential home into an inn: Do your homework.
Questions Answered I
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Any Reservations About Taking Reservations?
Every innkeeper can share stories about the fine art of taking reservations. How much to take for a deposit, when to process the charge, creating a cancellation policy… While there’s no definitive reservation policy in the industry, there are some tips to know that will protect your profitably.
Key West: A B&B Kinda Town
With only a handful of hotels but dozens of idyllic, Victorian cottages and inns which have nice views of the ocean and lovely gardens, it’s easy to see why Key West gets our vote as one of Florida’s coolest B&B towns.
Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies
An interview with Mary White, author of Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies, and a brief review of the book.
Trail Mix Cookies
A trail mix cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Chocolate Chai Cookies
A chocolate chai cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Bed and Breakfasts in the Garden District of...
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Garden District of New Orleans.
Charleston Bed and Breakfasts - South Carolina
Bed and breakfasts built before 1905 in the historic Ansonborough and Business District neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina.
Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Riding the Rails: Train-Related Bed and...
Bed and Breakfasts with a connection to the railroad across the U.S. and Canda, with some international destinations.
Oatmeal / Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
An oatmeal apple cinnamon pancakes breakfast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Ten Tips For Quicker Cleaning
A bed and breakfast is one of the few professions where the owner is usually the custodian. Keeping a clean house is a must, but cleaning must be done quickly to prepare for the next arrivals. Here are a few suggestions for keeping things tidy – and timely.
Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
Haunted Bed and Breakfasts
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
Tools Of The Trade II
As kitchen ninjas, innkeepers have a secret stash of terrific tools to help them fight the evils of bland breakfasts around the world. Here we let you in on a few of their favorites.
Words of 100: An e-Book Offers Advice for...
In your quest to own a bed and breakfast, you can take a lot of classes and ask a lot of questions – or you could have someone else do the work for you. ‘Words of 100’ is an e-book that offers the advice from 100 innkeepers across the nation – advice that can offer a shortcut to fulfilling your dream of owning an inn. And if you already do, there’s advice for you as well!
Meet the Innkeepers: Debbie Mosimann
Innkeeper Debbie Mosimann discusses the fantasies and realities of being an innkeeper, and notes what makes her inn so special.
San Francisco Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts near the beach, the bay, the bridge and the bustling streets of San Francisco. This page focuses on Haight-Ashbury and Western Addition. Page 3.
Meet The Innkeepers: Lynnette Scofield
Innkeeper Lynette Scofield discusses the fantasies and realities of being an innkeeper, and notes what makes her inn so special.
Whose Job Is It? - Assigning Duties at a Bed...
A list of common jobs at a bed and breakfast in a worksheet format to help you assign family members to the tasks.
Chocolate Cherry Cookies
A chocolate cherry cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
1822 Bougainvillea House
A profile of the 1822 Bougainvillea House, a bed and breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Tricolor Almond Cookies
A tricolor almond cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
To Every Inn, A Season
If you're thinking about opening a bed and breakfast, one of the things you'll want to keep in mind is seasonality. My inn was located in an area of the country
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts
A look at bed and breakfasts in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Making a Good Impression on Your Guests
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
Sandy Shore (Part I)
We check in with two innkeepers whose B&Bs survived Hurricane Sandy at the Jersey Shore, and despite the odds, are ready to receive guests this summer.
Keeper's House Inn - Lighthouse Bed and...
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Northeast United States
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.
Underground Bed and Breakfasts
These bed and breakfasts are literally underground -- dug out of the earth in and around Coober Pedy, Australia.
Lebkuchen
A lebkuchen cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Meet the Innkeepers: Rick Litchfield & Bev Davis
Long before most of us knew what a B&B was, Rick Litchfield and Bev Davis were on their second decade as innkeepers. In 1978 they opened the Captain Lord Mansion Inn & Spa of Kennebunkport, Maine and have long outlasted the fabled “seven-year itch.” Indeed, they are still going strong at their 20-room AAA Four Diamond inn. If you’re looking for the voice of experience, Rick Litchfield’s your man.
Race Point Lighthouse
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Buying a Bed and Breakfast in a Bad Economy
Things aspiring innkeepers should know before buying a bed and breakfast in a bad economy, including interviews with two industry experts.
Cream Wafers
A cream wafers cookie recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Twin Farms
A look at Twin Farms, a luxury bed and breakfast resort in Barnard, Vermont.
Chocolate Melt-Away Cookies
A chocolate melt-away cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
B&B Blog Central: October 27 Update
An inn’s website tells only part of the story. Visit this site to find connections to blogs created and maintained by innkeepers everywhere.
Personal Advice from Innkeeper Sallie Clark
Page three of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 3.
Interview: Winding Way
The Winding Way Bed and Breakfast in Rockland Maine, might be small with only two bedrooms, but it’s big on history and character. For starters, its half inn and half art gallery with a selection of watercolors on display (and for sale) from the owner Anne McMath and other local artists. And back in the 1880’s it used to be an ice cream parlor -- and guests can still be treated to ice cold creamy treats by the innkeepers. The inn just opened in January of this year, so I checked in with Anne to see how Winding Way came to be.
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