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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.
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.
Have You Heard About This Underwater Hotel in...
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
18 Castles You Can Stay In
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
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.
Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...
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Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. East Coast
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Setting House Rules for Your Bed and Breakfast
Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.
Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
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.
Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast
A baked French toast 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.
Tori Spelling Becomes an Innkeeper
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
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.
Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
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.
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.
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.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. West Coast
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
Sleep in a Train Car
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Colorado, Minnesota and Montana. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers Crazy
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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.
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.
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.
Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
Manhattan Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
Belgian Waffles
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
Oven Baked German Apple Pancakes
An oven baked German apple pancakes breakfast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Top 5 Cookie Recipes from Bed and Breakfast...
Links to some great cookie recipes submitted by professional bed and breakfast innkeepers.
Keeper's House Inn - Lighthouse Bed and...
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
Bed and Breakfasts in Manhattan
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
What Every Aspiring Innkeeper Should Know
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
I want to open a bed and breakfast. Where do I...
An answer to the question: I want to open a bed and breakfast. Where do I start? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
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 - Frequently Asked Questions
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
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.
Do Innkeepers Make a Profit?
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
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.
Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
Making a Good Impression on Your Guests
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
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.
Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
Sleeping in Former Slave Quarters
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
What type of breakfast is served?
An answer to the question, what type of breakfast is served at a bed and breakfast?
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.
Bed and Breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii
Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.
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.
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.
Stand Out: Bring Attention To Your B&B
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
Race Point Lighthouse
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
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.
Simple Ways To Impress Your Guests
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
Saugerties Lighthouse
A profile of the Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Saugerties, New York.
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.
Historic French Quarter Homes You Can Stay In
Small hotels and guest apartments in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 3.
JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston,...
A look at the JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston, Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thornewood Castle - Haunted Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, Washington, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Norumbega Inn - Maine Bed and Breakfast
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
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.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe
Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
The Reappearing Hat
A true story about a friendly ghost who leaves his hat on the coat rack at a bed and breakfast.
It’s About Time
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.
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 for Sale - Best Listings
A list of the best online listings of bed and breakfasts for sale.
Baked Oatmeal
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Rose Island Lighthouse
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
Casa de la Paz - Haunted Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Casa De La Paz Bayfront in St. Augustine, Florida, a haunted bed and breakfast.
Haunted Bed and Breakfasts
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Southeast United States
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the southeast United States.
Bed and Breakfast Associations - To Join or Not...
Innkeepers share their thoughts regarding the value of joining bed and breakfast associations.
Top 5 Unique Bed and Breakfast Getaways
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
A Five-Day Treehouse Stay in Anchorage, Alaska
A profile of the Five-Day Treehouse Stay, a unique getaway in Anchorage, Alaska.
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.
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
A raspberry thumbprint cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
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.
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.
Greenwich Village Habitue in Manhattan, New...
A profile of Greenwich Village Habitue in Manhattan, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.
Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn
A profile of Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn, a bed and breakfast in Ahmeek, Michigan.
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.
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).
The "Art" Of Two Careers
An interview about having two careers at an inn with Jan and Bruce Garrabrandt, owners of The Artists Inn in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Trail Mix Cookies
A trail mix cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
The Most Wanted Guest
A nice guest at a bed and breakfast turns out not to be quite what he appears.
Before You Make a Bed and Breakfast Reservation
Issues to consider and ask about before you make a reservation at a bed and breakfast.
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.
Abingdon Guest House in New York City's...
A profile of Abingdon Guest House, a bed and breakfast in New York City's Greenwich Village.
AirBnB: Friend or Foe?
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.
Blueberry French Toast Recipe
A blueberry French toast breakfast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
The Flower Power Duo
A flower power honeymoon couple turns a bed and breakfast villa into a spooky temple.
The Grumpy Guests
Opening night doesn't turn out as planned at this bed and breakfast as television stars turn out to be their first guests.
The Berserk Telephones
An inn's resident ghost decides to have fun with their electronic systems on a Friday the 13th.
How does a bed and breakfast compare to a hotel?
An answer to the question: how does a bed and breakfast compare to a hotel? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
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.
Million Dollar Bed and Breakfasts
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
Heceta Head Lighthouse in Yachats, Oregon
A profile of Heceta Head Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Yachats, Oregon.
Post Ranch Inn
A look at Post Ranch Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast in Big Sur, California.
Do bed and breakfasts accept pets?
An answer to the question, Do bed and breakfasts accept pets? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.
A Garden in Chelsea - Bed and Breakfast in...
A profile of A Garden in Chelsea, a bed and breakfast in Manhattan, New York City.
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.
Lebkuchen
A lebkuchen cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Swedish Scones Recipe
A recipe for Swedish scones submitted by a professional bed and breakfast innkeeper.
Pepper Kakar - Swedish Cardamom Cookies
A pepper kakar (Swedish cardamom cookies) recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
A look at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, a luxury bed and breakfast resort in Georgia.
East Brother Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
A profile of East Brother Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Point Richmond, California.
Underground Bed and Breakfasts
These bed and breakfasts are literally underground -- dug out of the earth in and around Coober Pedy, Australia.
St. Louis: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II)
Take a look at St. Louis whose historic attractions dating from the turn of the century make it the perfect town in which to enjoy a stay at a bed and breakfast.
Top 7 Resources for Bed and Breakfast Newbies
Are you new to the world of bed and breakfasts? Get off to a good start with these resources for bed and breakfast newbies.
Florentine Eggs Recipe
A delicious Florentine Eggs recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Sugar Cookies with Options
A sugar cookies with options recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
A peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Interview with Jean Hager
An interview with mystery writer Jean Hager, author of the Iris House Bed and Breakfast series.
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