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.
Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.
A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a 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 treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
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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.
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.
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.
Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
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!
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 some of the very best bed and breakfasts for guests with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).
Some basic information on what constitutes a bed and breakfast, part of a series of worksheets for aspiring innkeepers.
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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 worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
A look at the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, from the eyes of a professional innkeeper.
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.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
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.
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
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Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
An answer to the question: what is a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the midwest United States.
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.
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Author Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) has opened Inn BoonsBoro, a bed and breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland.
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.
A profile of Cedar Creek Treehouse, a treehouse bed and breakfast in Ashford, Washington, not far from Mount Rainier.
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.
Bed and breakfasts in and around Little Rock, Arkansas.
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
Bed and breakfasts located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
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.
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
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?
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the southeast United States.
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A list of common jobs at a bed and breakfast in a worksheet format to help you assign family members to the tasks.
Boulder B&Bs offer quintessential Western hospitality and serve as your cozy, moderately priced, high-quality homes that welcome you back after an exhaustive day of sightseeing and outdoor (and indoor!) activities.
An ultra-yummy recipe from our friends at the Big Mill B&B in Williamston, North Carolina.
A profile of The Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm in Dora, Missouri, overlooking the North Fork River.
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
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A look at the best books written for aspiring innkeepers, to help understand what goes into opening and running a successful bed and breakfast.
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Pennsylvania and Texas. Page 3.
Take your pick from the charming bed and breakfasts in Berkeley, some of them housed in historic mansions. Each inn offers distinctively decorated guest rooms and impeccable, personalized service.
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!
Tips for innkeepers who want to pamper the guests who stay at their bed and breakfast.
A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.
If you've never stayed at a B&B and wonder why they appeal so much to some people, here are the answers.
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.
A profile of Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington, 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.
For all hopeful innkeepers who think it’ll be a snap to convert a residential home into an inn: Do your homework.
An interview with Mary White, author of Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies, and a brief review of the book.
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.
Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
These kitchen secrets from professional innkeepers can make your life easier while helping you turn your meals into events.
Historic, cosmopolitan, and chic, Quebec City is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Heritage Site and, notably, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Perhaps this explains why there are so many bed and breakfasts here…
My top 10 pet peeves at bed and breakfasts, compiled by a traveler who loves B&Bs and always prefers them to motels.
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 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.
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.
A pepper kakar (Swedish cardamom cookies) recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
A profile of the Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Saugerties, New York.
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
A profile of The Castle Inn Riverside, a bed and breakfast in Wichita, Kansas.
A profile of the 1822 Bougainvillea House, a bed and breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
A profile of Abingdon Guest House, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village.
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
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
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
A list of some items you can bring to a bed and breakfast to make your stay even more romantic.
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.
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 profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
A profile of Casa De La Paz Bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida, a haunted bed and breakfast.
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.
An interview with the innkeepers of Old Carriage Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana.
A profile of Story Inn, a bed and breakfast in Nashville, Indiana.
Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
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 look at bed and breakfasts in and around Denver, Colorado.
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An answer to the question: how does a bed and breakfast compare to a hotel? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
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 profile of Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast in Farmington, New Mexico.
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 raspberry muffins breakfast recipe submitted by innkeepers Becky and Charlie Mallar of The 1785 Inn in North Conway, New Hampshire.
A profile of the Bedford Post Inn, a bed and breakfast in Bedford, New York, owned by Richard Gere and his wife Carey Lowell.
A look at some of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in New York City.
A profile of The Inn at Merridun in Union, South Carolina, is a haunted bed and breakfast.
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
Things aspiring innkeepers should know before buying a bed and breakfast in a bad economy, including interviews with two industry experts.
An interview with the innkeepers of the Black Lab Inn, a dog-friendly bed and breakfast in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
An answer to the question: will we have our own bathroom at a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
A profile of the Yellow Rose Inn, a bed and breakfast in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Vive la Différance
A profile of Greenwich Village Habitue in Manhattan, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans.
A profile of The Inn at Irving Place, a bed and breakfast in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
A profile of The Notchland Inn in Hart's Location, New Hampshire, a haunted bed and breakfast.
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.
There’s no trick here, you really can stay for free in many inns from Miami to Virginia, from Brazil to Austria, from Tuscany to Provence. When you participate in “voluntary travel” you don’t pay money for your accommodation, instead you spend a few hours working in the garden, assisting with farm duties or in the Inn’s household, or helping the hosts with whatever their current needs dictate.
Bed and breakfasts located in and near Dover, the capital city of Delaware.
An interview with the former innkeeper of A. Drummond's Ranch Bed and Breakfast near Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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 look at the best bed and breakfasts with a strong literary connection, or inns which cater to book lovers.
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 profile of Castle Unicorn, a bed and breakfast in Glenwood, Iowa, near Omaha.
An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.
A profile of Neita's Nest, a bed and breakfast near Kingston, Jamaica, including an interview with the innkeeper.