Bed & Breakfasts: Most Popular Articles
These important decisions need to be made before you open the doors to your 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.
A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a bed and breakfast.
A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
A collection of checklists for aspiring bed and breakfast innkeepers. Links to information on startup costs, family considerations, zoning issues, etc.
Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.
Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.
A self-administered quiz designed to help you understand if your strengths and weaknesses are suited to being a bed and breakfast innkeeper.
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.
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.
A look at the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, from the eyes of a professional innkeeper.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the midwest United States.
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
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.
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
Some basic information on what constitutes a bed and breakfast, part of a series of worksheets for aspiring innkeepers.
Page two of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 2.
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
An answer to the question: what is a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
Page 2 of a feature packed with tips for being a good bed and breakfast host, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
Page three of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 3.
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.
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
A profile of The Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm in Dora, Missouri, overlooking the North Fork River.
A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.
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!
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
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.
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
A list of the best online listings of bed and breakfasts for sale.
A look at the issues innkeepers need to consider when serving food in a bed and breakfast.
A profile of the Hummingbird Inn, a bed and breakfast in Goshen, Virginia.
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Bed and breakfasts located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Tips for innkeepers who want to pamper the guests who stay at their bed and breakfast.
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Pennsylvania and Texas. Page 3.
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.
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
Basil Fawltey, John Cleese’s fictional innkeeper would’ve enjoyed his profession if he didn’t have to deal with guests. But guests are the reasons many innkeepers get into the business. But there’s a fine line between spending time with your own guests and knowing when you should give them some space – and give yourself a breather.
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
Author Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) has opened Inn BoonsBoro, a bed and breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland.
A list of common jobs at a bed and breakfast in a worksheet format to help you assign family members to the tasks.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
A profile of the Five-Day Treehouse Stay, a unique getaway in Anchorage, Alaska.
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your 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.
For all hopeful innkeepers who think it’ll be a snap to convert a residential home into an inn: Do your homework.
A look at the best books written for aspiring innkeepers, to help understand what goes into opening and running a successful bed and breakfast.
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
My top 10 pet peeves at bed and breakfasts, compiled by a traveler who loves B&Bs and always prefers them to motels.
Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.
A profile of Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington, a haunted bed and breakfast.
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
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.
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
An ultra-yummy recipe from our friends at the Big Mill B&B in Williamston, North Carolina.
A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.
A profile of Casa De La Paz Bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida, a haunted bed and breakfast.
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A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Traditional waffles are given a turbo-boost of flavor with the addition of chocolate in this recipe from the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA.
Things aspiring innkeepers should know before buying a bed and breakfast in a bad economy, including interviews with two industry experts.
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
It’s easy to think that all B&Bs are simply old houses that have been restored and reconfigured to take overnight guests. But guess again! B&Bs are turning up in unusual, inventive places that offer travelers adventure, history and memory-making experiences. Here are four unique lodging options that have been cleverly and beautifully re-imagined and repurposed into stylish bed & breakfast inns.
All the resources you need to plan a trip to Door County, Wisconsin, including a collection of links to the county's many wonderful bed and breakfasts.
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the southeast United States.
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.
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.
One of our recent articles generated quite a bit of buzz regarding AirBnB. In response, we have this article, contributed by Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf of The B&B Team that looks at how regulation should be incorporated into the sharing economy as it continues to grow.
An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.
Bed and Breakfasts with a connection to the railroad across the U.S. and Canda, with some international destinations.
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.
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
One of the most picturesque area of America is the Oregon Coast. On a one-day road trip from Cannon Beach to Florence you’ll find fantastic scenery, intriguing attractions, and many bed and breakfasts…
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
A look at some of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in New York City.
An interview with Mary White, author of Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies, and a brief review of the book.
A profile of the Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Saugerties, New York.
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.
A profile of Cedar Creek Treehouse, a treehouse bed and breakfast in Ashford, Washington, not far from Mount Rainier.
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.
An interview with the innkeepers of Old Carriage Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana.
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Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
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A true story about the more serious side of innkeeping, as a guest suffers a heart attack.
A look at how the Inn at Blue Moon Farm near Nashville, TN evolved into a getaway for famous guests and those looking for a custom-made escape.
An answer to the question: how does a bed and breakfast compare to a hotel? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
Bed and breakfasts are most often run by a couple. Some however, make a go of the innkeeping lifestyle on their own which presents its own unique sets of rewards and challenges as we see in this interview with Vikki Woods from the Iron Mountain Inn.
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
An answer to the question: will we have our own bathroom at a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
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.
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
A profile of The Barbican, a bed and breakfast in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Woodstock bed and breakfasts provide cozy away-from-home comforts, delicious home-cooking, personal pampering services and warm traditional Vermont hospitality, all at prices you can afford.
A profile of Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast in Farmington, New Mexico.
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A profile of Abingdon Guest House, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village.
A profile of the Bedford Post Inn, a bed and breakfast in Bedford, New York, owned by Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell.
Hosting a bed and breakfast can have a variety of benefits but may not be for everyone. Learn about the pros and cons of choosing this option for your day of matrimony.
A profile of The White House of Wilmington, Vermont, a haunted bed and breakfast.
On an island where the hotel prices can often be as extravagant as some of the vegetation you’ll see blooming in the jungle, Kauai offers those of us on a more medium-sized budget the chance to stay at a B&B for much less.
A profile of Williams Pond Lodge, a bed and breakfast in Bucksport, Maine, which is completely off the grid.
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.
How to fill your next bed and breakfast getaway with romance.
A profile of Heceta Head Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Yachats, Oregon.
A peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A raspberry muffins breakfast recipe submitted by innkeepers Becky and Charlie Mallar of The 1785 Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire.
A profile of Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn, a bed and breakfast in Ahmeek, Michigan.
A profile of The Castle Inn Riverside, a bed and breakfast in Wichita, Kansas.
An interview with the former innkeeper of A. Drummond's Ranch Bed and Breakfast near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans.
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.
Practical tips about bringing your children to a bed and breakfast. It's different than taking them to a hotel, so be sure to plan ahead.
Advice for bed and breakfast innkeepers on whether or not to provide microwave ovens for guest use.
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?
Innkeepers the world over often have to answer the same questions, over and over, from guests the world over. And they have to do it with style, grace and patience while trying hard not to reveal the chronic fatigue (and sometimes frustration), that comes with a never-ending daily dose of making small talk!
For some people, a pet is family. When it’s time for a vacation, the odds of leaving them behind is non-existent. Because not every inn is pet-friendly, it’s a relief to find ones that are. It’s even better when BedandBreakfast.com selects the Top Ten Dog-Friendly B&Bs.
If you’ve spent years stuck on your list of standard recipes, consider a few simple selections that may earn a place on your short list.
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Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
An inn’s website tells only part of the story. Visit this site to find connections to blogs created and maintained by innkeepers everywhere.
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.
A look at the JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston, Minnesota.
A look at bed and breakfasts in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.