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Bed & Breakfasts: Most Popular Articles

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Will You 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.
Decisions to Make Before Starting a Bed and...
These important decisions need to be made before you open the doors to your bed and breakfast.
Treehouse Bed and Breakfasts
A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than 50 feet off the ground.
Monastic Guest Rooms - Bed and Breakfast in a...
Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.
Bed and Breakfast Rules and Regulations
Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.
Underwater Accommodations
A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.
Bed and Breakfast Startup Costs
A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a bed and breakfast.
Do You Have the Right 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.
How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast
Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.
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.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in the Eastern U.S....
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.
Bed and Breakfast Worksheets for Aspiring...
A collection of worksheets for aspiring bed and breakfast innkeepers. Topics covered include startup costs, family considerations, zoning issues, and many more.
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.
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.
Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts
A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.
What Every Aspiring Innkeeper Should Know
Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.
Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast
Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.
Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts
A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.
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.
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.
Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host
Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in the Middle U.S.
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the middle United States, including Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Page 2.
Manhattan Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.
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.
Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast
A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
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.
Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.
Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort - Takilma,...
A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.
Innsitting - Becoming a Substitute Innkeeper
A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Norumbega Inn - Maine Bed and Breakfast
A profile of the Norumbega Inn, a castle bed and breakfast in Camden, Maine.
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.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. East Coast
Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii
A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.
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.
Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe
A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.
Tori Spelling Becomes an Innkeeper
Information about actress Tori Spelling's bed and breakfast, Chateau La Rue, in southern California.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in the Western U.S.
Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the western United States, including California, Colorado, Utah and Washington. Page 3.
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.
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.
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!
New Orleans French Quarter - Small Hotels and...
Small hotels and guest apartments in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 3.
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn
Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted 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.
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.
Boat and Breakfasts - U.S. West Coast
A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.
Top 5 Unique Bed and Breakfast Getaways
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfast getaways.
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.
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 - Yachts and Houseboats
Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.
Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...
Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.
Tips for Your Bed and Breakfast Bathroom
Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.
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.
Bed and Breakfasts for Sale - Best Listings
A list of the best online listings of bed and breakfasts for sale.
The Seven Steps Of Writing A Business Plan
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.
Belgian Waffles
A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.
Sleep in a Train Car
Bed and breakfast-style accommodations inside train cars in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas and California.
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.
Bed and Breakfasts in and near the French Quarter
Bed and breakfasts located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities
A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.
Casa de las Flores
A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.
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.
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.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...
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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.
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.
Do Innkeepers Make a Profit?
Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.
Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers
We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.
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.
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.
Springtime Suet
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.
Bed and Breakfasts in Manhattan
Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side and Harlem. Page 2.
Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast
A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers Crazy
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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.
New York City - Romantic Bed and Breakfasts
A look at some of the most romantic bed and breakfasts in New York City.
Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...
A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.
Simple Ways To Impress Your Guests
Five small gestures that can make a difference.
Rose Island Lighthouse
A profile of Rose Island Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.
Sleeping in Former Slave Quarters
Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
Meet The Innkeepers: Donald Jones
Innkeeper Donald Jones and partner Andrew Kohn fulfilled a dream by purchasing an inn in March 2011. Like veteran innkeepers, they’ve already learned the realities of running an inn. From the unique perspective of a fledgling innkeeper, Jones discusses the surprises and successes of the Orchard House Inn.
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.
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.
Baked Oatmeal
A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Top 10 Best Bed and Breakfasts in the United...
The best bed and breakfasts in the United States, as chosen by voters at BedandBreakfast.com.
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.
Bed and Breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii
Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.
Adding Streams of Income
How can you make more money while keeping your room rates at a price that won’t drive away guests? As innkeepers across America have found, there are multiple ways to pair your talents with the resources of your bed and breakfast to generate additional income.
Keeper's House Inn - Lighthouse Bed and...
A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.
Race Point Lighthouse
A profile of Race Point Lighthouse, a bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Brooklyn Bed and Breakfasts - New York City
A look at some of the wonderful bed and breakfasts located in Brooklyn, New York City.
A Five-Day Treehouse Stay in Anchorage, Alaska
A profile of the Five-Day Treehouse Stay, a unique getaway in Anchorage, Alaska.
Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts
Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.
BedandBreakfast.com Names Best B&B Breakfasts
Half a bed and breakfast’s appeal is its breakfast, and in BedandBreakfast.com’s first-ever Breakfast Recipe Challenge Facebook fans selected the very best from the Top 16 contestants.
Meet The Innkeepers: Daniel and JoAnna Jimenez
Innkeepers Daniel and JoAnna Jimenez approached their search for a bed and breakfast a little differently than most. They didn’t know they were looking for a bed and breakfast. But when they found a home with the right zoning in a residential neighborhood, JoAnna realized it was time to work from home and start a family. A year later, everything fell into place.
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.
Three A-Maze-Ing B&Bs
You might enjoy enriching your holiday retreat with an optional dose of meditating and spiritual relaxation, so here are three B&Bs with not-to-be-missed labyrinths.
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.
A B&B In A What?!
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.
Haunted Bed and Breakfasts
Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.
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.
Stand Out: Bring Attention To Your B&B
Create A Degree Of Difference. Bed & Breakfasts.
Making a Good Impression on Your Guests
How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.
Five Quebec City B&Bs
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…
Bed and Breakfasts in Faubourg Marigny of New...
A look at bed and breakfasts in the Faubourg Marigny, a neighborhood in New Orleans.
Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions
A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...
A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.
Top 5 Romantic Items to Bring to a Bed and...
A list of some items you can bring to a bed and breakfast to make your stay even more romantic.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Bed and Breakfasts
A look at bed and breakfasts in the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe
Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
A peanut butter oatmeal cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.
Visiting Williamsburg, Virginia
Bed and breakfasts near the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Page 2.
Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Southcentral United...
A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the southcentral United States.
Bed and Breakfasts in the Falkland Islands
Bed and breakfasts in the Falkland Islands, one of the most remote destinations in the world.
The Inn at Irving Place in Manhattan, New York...
A profile of The Inn at Irving Place, a bed and breakfast in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
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.
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.
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.
Castle Unicorn in Glenwood, Iowa
A profile of Castle Unicorn, a bed and breakfast in Glenwood, Iowa, near Omaha.
Meet the Innkeepers: Debbie Mosimann
Innkeeper Debbie Mosimann discusses the fantasies and realities of being an innkeeper, and notes what makes her inn so special.
Cranberry Nut Muffins
A cranberry nut muffins breakfast 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.
Million Dollar Bed and Breakfasts
An article about bed and breakfasts listed on the real estate market for more than $1 million.
More Bed and Breakfasts in the French Quarter...
A second page of links to bed and breakfasts in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 2.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan
A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.
Quick Tips For Weaving A Practical B&B Website
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?
When is breakfast served?
An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.
Festive Farmhouse Apple Coffee Cake with...
Apple Coffeecake with Raspberries
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.
Guest Post: A Look Back (Part I)
Michelle A. Neita, of Neita's Nest in Jamaica reflects on her life as an innkeeper.
JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston,...
A look at the JailHouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Preston, Minnesota.
Five Questions with Roxanne Kolbe of InnMatchma...
The economy may not have hurt the B&B industry as severely as some sectors, but according to Roxanne Kolbe of Innmatchmakers.com it has change the way buyers buy and innkeepers sell.
Underground Bed and Breakfasts
These bed and breakfasts are literally underground -- dug out of the earth in and around Coober Pedy, Australia.
Before You Make a Bed and Breakfast Reservation
Issues to consider and ask about before you make a reservation at a bed and breakfast.
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.
The Inn at Merridun - Haunted Bed and Breakfast
A profile of The Inn at Merridun in Union, South Carolina, is a haunted bed and breakfast.
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.
Dealing with Problem Guests
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?
Questions Answered I
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Victorian House Bed and Breakfast
An interview with the innkeepers of the Victorian House Bed and Breakfast in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Is it time to spruce up your small talk? (Part...
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!
Meet The Innkeepers: Barbara and Jim Smith
Any innkeeper will tell you that breakfast table conversations are the most fascinating and rewarding aspect of doing business. If you stay with Jim and Barbara Hearn at the Holly Tree Manor Bed & Breakfast in Trenton, Tennessee, the conversation will be very entertaining, indeed. Why? Because Jim was in the CIA and, back in 1956, Barbara was dating an up and coming singer. His name was Elvis Presley.
Is it time to spruce up your small talk? (Part I)
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!

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