Bed & Breakfasts: Most Popular Articles
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.
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.
These important decisions need to be made before you open the doors to your bed and breakfast.
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Pennsylvania and Texas. Page 3.
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.
Bed and breakfasts in and around Little Rock, Arkansas.
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.
Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.
These kitchen secrets from professional innkeepers can make your life easier while helping you turn your meals into events.
A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
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Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.
A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a bed and breakfast.
A self-administered quiz designed to help you understand if your strengths and weaknesses are suited to being a bed and breakfast innkeeper.
A collection of checklists for aspiring bed and breakfast innkeepers. Links to information on startup costs, family considerations, zoning issues, etc.
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
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.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the midwest United States.
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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.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
A look at the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, from the eyes of a professional innkeeper.
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
Some basic information on what constitutes a bed and breakfast, part of a series of worksheets for aspiring innkeepers.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
Page 2 of a feature packed with tips for being a good bed and breakfast host, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
A profile of the Hummingbird Inn, a bed and breakfast in Goshen, Virginia.
Page two of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 2.
A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.
A look at the issues innkeepers need to consider when serving food in a bed and breakfast.
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!
Author Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) has opened Inn BoonsBoro, a bed and breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland.
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
So, my wife and I were once innkeepers. After leaving that behind, we slowly purchased and renovated two properties -- one at the shore and one in Asheville, NC
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.
Vive la Différance
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
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!
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
Page three of an article about the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, written by a professional innkeeper. Page 3.
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An answer to the question: what is a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
Tips for innkeepers who want to pamper the guests who stay at their bed and breakfast.
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.
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.
Small hotels and guest apartments in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 3.
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 delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
A look at the best books written for aspiring innkeepers, to help understand what goes into opening and running a successful bed and breakfast.
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
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.
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
If you've never stayed at a B&B and wonder why they appeal so much to some people, here are the answers.
Newport, Rhode Island has claimed fame and notoriety over the last three centuries -- and offers a great spot to vacation as a result!
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.
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
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 profile of Neita's Nest, a bed and breakfast near Kingston, Jamaica, including an interview with the innkeeper.
A list of common jobs at a bed and breakfast in a worksheet format to help you assign family members to the tasks.
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
For all hopeful innkeepers who think it’ll be a snap to convert a residential home into an inn: Do your homework.
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
It’s far easier to retain an existing customer than it is to gain a new one, so when a guest checks into your bed and breakfast, what can you do to ensure that they’ll return? In addition to being your usual charming self, consider some additional approaches that may catch their interest and keep you on their itinerary.
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
A profile of The Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm in Dora, Missouri, overlooking the North Fork River.
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
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.
There are very few hard and fast rules when it comes to innkeeping -- and that's what makes the industry so appealing to guests and innkeepers alike. Each inn
A profile of Anne's Dugout Bed and Breakfast, an underground bed and breakfast in Coober Pedy, Australia.
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
Innkeeper Lynette Scofield discusses the fantasies and realities of being an innkeeper, and notes what makes her inn so special.
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.
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
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.
A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.
A look at bed and breakfasts with a connection to UFOs, including some located in and near Roswell, New Mexico.
An ultra-yummy recipe from our friends at the Big Mill B&B in Williamston, North Carolina.
Things aspiring innkeepers should know before buying a bed and breakfast in a bad economy, including interviews with two industry experts.
An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Innkeeper Debbie Mosimann discusses the fantasies and realities of being an innkeeper, and notes what makes her inn so special.
Looking for accommodation in this warm and welcoming town shouldn't be a problem. You'll be spoiled for choice with more than 400 inviting bed & breakfast inns in Otsego County, or just about 22.5 per square mile.
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
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.
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.
A profile of Casa De La Paz Bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.
An interview with Mary White, author of Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies, and a brief review of the book.
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.
A look at the JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston, Minnesota.
A profile of Northern Rail Traincar Suites in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
My top 10 pet peeves at bed and breakfasts, compiled by a traveler who loves B&Bs and always prefers them to motels.
A look at the Blue Belle Inn, a 'painted lady' bed and breakfast in St. Ansgar, Iowa, originally built in 1896.
A list of the best online listings of bed and breakfasts for sale.
A profile of the 1822 Bougainvillea House, a bed and breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
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 with a connection to the railroad across the U.S. and Canda, with some international destinations.
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
A profile of Abingdon Guest House, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the southeast United States.
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.
There are many inns in the mountains of western North Carolina. Twenty miles east of Asheville in the town of Hendersonville, the Waverly Inn has been welcoming guests since 1989.
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.
A profile of Greenwich Village Habitue in Manhattan, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
A profile of Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn, a bed and breakfast in Ahmeek, Michigan.
A profile of the Five-Day Treehouse Stay, a unique getaway in Anchorage, Alaska.
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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 A Garden in Chelsea, a bed and breakfast in Manhattan, New York City.
Luxury bed and breakfasts for those times when price doesn't matter -- or just to dream about.
The dream of owning a bed and breakfast can be overwhelming and hard to resist – even if it doesn’t make sense financially. Helping hopeful B&B owners analyze the realities of innkeeping is Susan Poole, ‘The B&B Coach’. Using skills honed as a not-for-profit change manager, she has prospective innkeepers face facts and decide if the dream is worth pursuing.
Louisville has a wide range of bed and breakfasts offering warm Southern hospitality coupled with personalized service. Some of the inns are housed in historic mansions embellished with opulent furnishings and architecture, but still provide accommodations at affordable prices.
A look at some of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in New York City.
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
Former innkeeper Diane Curry takes a look at learnings from across the spectrum of guest-hosting experience she's had over the years.
To find a carefree and comfortable stay in Bar Harbor is no problem with its plethora of budget-priced bed and breakfast inns. Travelers are pampered with a pleasing home away from home experience, coupled with sumptuous fresh, home-cooked breakfasts and warm hospitality.
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.
A look at some of the very best bed and breakfasts for guests with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
A profile of Amoré by the Sea Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, including an interview with the innkeepers.
Innkeepers talk about the most unusual items guests have left behind in their bed and breakfast rooms.
A profile of The Texas White House in Ft. Worth, Texas, a haunted bed and breakfast.
A profile of the Yellow Rose Inn, a bed and breakfast in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans.
A profile of Abigail Stoneman Inn, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
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.
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
Ivy Lodge, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 19.