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Bed & Breakfasts: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
9 Sky-High Treehouse Hotels
A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their 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.
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.
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.
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.
Have You Heard About This Underwater Hotel in...
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. East Coast
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
18 Castles You Can Stay In
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
Sleeping in Former Slave Quarters
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
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.
Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
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.
Setting House Rules for Your Bed and Breakfast
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.
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.
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.
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!
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...
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Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
Historic French Quarter Homes You Can Stay In
Small hotels and guest apartments in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 3.
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.
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.
Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
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.
Boat and Breakfasts - Yachts and Houseboats
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
Sleep in a Train Car
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Pennsylvania and Texas. Page 3.
Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort - Takilma,...
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
What Shouldn't I Do At an Inn?
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Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
Do Innkeepers Make a Profit?
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. West Coast
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
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.
Innsitting - Becoming a Substitute Innkeeper
A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.
When is breakfast served?
An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.
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.
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 Unique B&Bs in the Northeast United States
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.
Tori Spelling Becomes an Innkeeper
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
Haunted Bed and Breakfasts
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
Making a Good Impression on Your Guests
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
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.
Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
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.
Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Keeper's House Inn - Lighthouse Bed and...
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
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.
Top 5 Cookie Recipes from Bed and Breakfast...
Links to some great cookie recipes submitted by professional bed and breakfast innkeepers.
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
How To Bring Children to a Bed and Breakfast
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.
What Every Aspiring Innkeeper Should Know
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
Amoré by the Sea Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Amoré by the Sea Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, including an interview with the innkeepers.
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.
Bed and Breakfast Associations - To Join or Not...
Innkeepers share their thoughts regarding the value of joining bed and breakfast associations.
Top 10 Romantic Movies
A list of the top 10 romantic movies of all time, as chosen by the American Film Institute. If you're planning a bed and breakfast getaway, these movies are great to bring along.
Oven Baked German Apple Pancakes
An oven baked German apple pancakes breakfast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
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.
Manhattan Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
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.
Treehouse Cabins at River of Life Farm in the...
A profile of The Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm in Dora, Missouri, overlooking the North Fork River.
Bed and Breakfasts with a UFO Connection
A look at bed and breakfasts with a connection to UFOs, including some located in and near Roswell, New Mexico.
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.
Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Norumbega Inn - Maine Bed and Breakfast
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
Tips for Your Bed and Breakfast Bathroom
Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.
Bed and Breakfasts in Manhattan
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
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.
Cedar Creek Treehouse in Ashford, Washington -...
A profile of Cedar Creek Treehouse, a treehouse bed and breakfast in Ashford, Washington, not far from Mount Rainier.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
Galena IL is a B&B Kinda Town
As the “B&B Capital of the Midwest”, Galena has more than its fair share of charming bed and breakfasts. Most of them are meticulously restored 19th-century mansions that dot the hills surrounding the town and are within close proximity to downtown.
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.
Yellow Rose Inn in Indianapolis, Indiana
A profile of the Yellow Rose Inn, a bed and breakfast in Indianapolis, Indiana.
JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston,...
A look at the JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston, Minnesota.
Stay At A B&B For Free!
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.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
Story Inn in Nashville, Indiana
A profile of Story Inn, a bed and breakfast in Nashville, Indiana.
Baked Oatmeal
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Saugerties Lighthouse
A profile of the Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Saugerties, New York.
The Castle Inn Riverside in Wichita, Kansas
A profile of The Castle Inn Riverside, a bed and breakfast in Wichita, Kansas.
Cleaning Tips From Innkeepers
With tons of toilets, oodles of old woodwork and more china than most royal families, innkeepers have to be expert cleaners. Here I share a few of their secrets for keeping your inn -- or home -- B&B beautiful.
Bird Song Cottage
Bird Song Cottage, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 26.
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.
Baton Rouge, LA: A B&B Kinda Town
The bed and breakfast inns range from historic mansions, to charming Cajun cottages and grand plantation homes. All welcome you with Southern hospitality and go out of their way to make your stay memorable, pleasant and comfortable.
Florentine Eggs Recipe
A delicious Florentine Eggs recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Top 5 Unique Bed and Breakfast Getaways
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
Charles Street Inn in Boston, Massachusetts
A profile of the Charles Street Inn, a bed and breakfast in Boston, Massachusetts.
GreatStone Castle in Sidney, Ohio
A profile of GreatStone Castle, a bed and breakfast in Sidney, Ohio.
Selling Merchandise At Your Inn
Selling Merchandise At Your Inn. Bed & Breakfasts.
Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Before You Make a Bed and Breakfast Reservation
Issues to consider and ask about before you make a reservation at a bed and breakfast.
Newport, RI: Mansions, Pirates and Great Food
Newport, Rhode Island has claimed fame and notoriety over the last three centuries -- and offers a great spot to vacation as a result!
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.
Rose Island Lighthouse
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
1822 Bougainvillea House
A profile of the 1822 Bougainvillea House, a bed and breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
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.
Savannah, GA: A B&B Kinda Town, Part II
As the setting for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Savannah offers charms aplenty -- including a dazzling assortment of B&Bs.
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.
Simple Ways To Impress Your Guests
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
Will we have our own bathroom?
An answer to the question: will we have our own bathroom at a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
The Castle
A profile of The Castle, a bed and breakfast in Mt. Savage, Maryland.
Old Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast
An interview with the innkeepers of Old Carriage Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana.
Where do the innkeepers sleep?
An answer to the question, Where do the innkeepers sleep? Part of a FAQ on bed and breakfasts.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe
Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
Thornewood Castle - Haunted Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Kauai: A B&B Kinda Island
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.
Bed and Breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii
Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.
Armistead Cottage
Armistead Cottage, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 25.
Bed and Breakfasts in Faubourg Marigny of New...
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans.
Boat and Breakfast in San Francisco
An interview with innkeepers Jack and Gayle Carpentier, who ran a boat and breakfast in the San Francisco area.
Traverse City, MI: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II)
Traverse city in Michigan is an outdoor and B&B-lover's delight!
Touching Innkeeper Stories
A collection of touching and sometimes humorous stories from bed and breakfast innkeepers.
Savannah, GA: A B&B Kinda Town
As the setting for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Savannah offers charms aplenty -- including a dazzling assortment of B&Bs.
How To Find the Perfect Bed and Breakfast
Practical tips on finding the perfect bed and breakfast for your next getaway.
A Five-Day Treehouse Stay in Anchorage, Alaska
A profile of the Five-Day Treehouse Stay, a unique getaway in Anchorage, Alaska.
Fairbanks, AK: A B&B Kinda Town
Fairbanks is known as the “Golden Heart City,” and its bed and breakfasts deliver with their warm hospitality and abundant friendliness.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - Bed and Breakfasts...
Bed and breakfasts near Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a natural treasure in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Bellingham, WA is a B&B Kinda Town!
Looking for a healthy and great getaway? Look no further. Bellingham in Whatcom County, WA ticks all the boxes that guarantee a fabulous break not only for your family, but for the pooch as well.
Anne's Dugout Bed and Breakfast in Coober Pedy,...
A profile of Anne's Dugout Bed and Breakfast, an underground bed and breakfast in Coober Pedy, Australia.
West Eleventh Townhouse Apartments in...
A profile of West Eleventh Historic Townhouse Apartments in Manhattan, New York City's Greenwich Village.
What if I need to cancel after making a...
An answer to the question, what if I need to cancel after making a reservation at a bed and breakfast?
Jamaican Toast
Neita's Nest B&B Stony Hill, St Andrew Jamaica 876-469-3005 Rates: $70 single occupancy; $100 double
Castle Unicorn in Glenwood, Iowa
A profile of Castle Unicorn, a bed and breakfast in Glenwood, Iowa, near Omaha.
Stand Out: Bring Attention To Your B&B
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
Flagstaff, AZ: A B&B Kinda Town
Bed and breakfasts in Flagstaff are known for their warm small town hospitality, cool mountain environment, easy-on-the-pocket accommodations with distinctive rooms, fresh mouth-watering home cooking and attentive personalized service to cater to your needs.
Garden Oven Omelet
Omelets are those things you make in a pan, right? Not necessarily says Susan Steffan at the Farmer's Guesthouse B&B. The oven can help you cook up some delicious egg dishes, as we see here with this recipe.
Swedish Scones Recipe
A recipe for Swedish scones submitted by a professional bed and breakfast innkeeper.
Race Point Lighthouse
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Reed Rose Cottage
Reed Rose Cottage, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island. Page 27.
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.
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.
Charleston, SC: A B&B Kinda Town
An abundance of bed and breakfasts provide comfortable and affordable base camps for your journey of discovery through this historic southern city.
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.
San Diego: A B&B Kinda Town
San Diego's charming bed and breakfasts and inns offer a big variety of styles and locations, from an elegant Victorian mansion in Hillcrest to a casual bed and breakfast on the beach.
Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans - Bed and...
Bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans. Page 2.
Harbor House
A look at Harbor House, a luxury bed and breakfast in Elk, California.
Why Ithaca, NY is a B&B Kinda Town
Looking for pleasing and budget-friendly lodgings? Ithaca’s bed and breakfasts offer privacy in cozy homes ranging from Greek revival mansions to 19th-century farmhouses, coupled with scrumptious, home-cooked organic breakfasts.
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