Staying at a bed & breakfast on your next trip could be just the change you need to take your visit from great to amazing. As an alternative to staying at a branch of a well-known hotel chain, a B&B can give you peace, quiet and privacy. Often located in more rural areas, a bed & breakfast is a great place for a romantic retreat. With only a handful of rooms, these are typically peaceful places that induce rest and relaxation. Since they often don’t cater to families there likely won’t be any screaming children either.
With a small handful of guests, personal service that goes above and beyond is common. In fact, the concierge is likely the owner or relative of the owner. These staff members have a personal investment in the B&B and provide quality service to the guests that choose their establishment over the chain hotel down the road. Also, with less guests coming and going, B&Bs tend to be safer with less theft or inappropriate activity. Owners keep a better eye on their property and guests than a typical member of a hotel staff.
Bed & Breakfasts aren’t normally found on main roads in tourist towns. They are located a few miles into the community or in more rural settings. Adventurous travelers love to stay at B&Bs because they get to see more of their destination. They are also more submersed in the culture, getting to experience the traditions and food of the residents. Bed & Breakfasts are generally owned and operated by locals that have resided in the area for years with extensive knowledge in activities and cuisine.
Speaking of food, breakfast is included with your stay – they aren’t called Bed & Breakfasts for no reason. Not your standard continental breakfast, B&B’s offer hot, gourmet breakfasts, which start your day of exploring and enjoying off right. After breakfast, the owners can be a wealth of knowledge providing information about local attractions and hidden gems like wineries or restaurants that have the best food and drinks the area has to offer but might not be well known and promoted in brochures or by larger hotels.
Overall Bed & Breakfasts are unique and welcoming places to stay during your next trip. On top of all the amenities they provide, they are a great value when you calculate the cost per night versus what you receive. For couples especially, staying at a B&B can be a romantic, cozy getaway leaving you with exciting experiences and better memories than you ever could have expected.