Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast?
Why stay at a B&B instead of a traditional hotel? The best reason could be that you are made to feel at home. For the most part, the innkeepers are the owners of the property. They live on the premises and play the part of host better than any hotel manager could. Innkeepers also act as their own concierge; they have a unique insight into the area, and can offer directions to the best restaurant in town, or the hidden attractions that you will not find in a brochure.

Most bed and breakfasts are located in restored historic properties. Some are old farmhouses situated on multiple acres and could feature walking trails, gazebos, streams, and have seasonal activities such as biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, apple picking, fishing, or hunting. You could also find yourself in an old sea captain's house located in a shore town, or a converted brownstone right in the center of a big city. Most higher end bed and breakfasts also feature additional amenities such as luxurious linens, private whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, or balconies.
Eat Great Food
Breakfast is also included in the price, and can range from Continental offerings of cereal, fresh fruit , bagels and pastries, to a sit down feast of omelette's, pancakes, or waffles. Many have an afternoon tea time or offer coffee or tea service throughout the day. You can find bed and breakfasts that are chef owned and feature locally produced food that can add so much to the enjoyment of traveling. Many of these properties also host destination weddings or family reunions, where a group can reserve the entire inn for a very special occasion.
Meet New People
Bed and breakfasts are excellent choices if you love to meet new people. There are common areas which all guests have access to, such as a parlor or porch, and you can meet your fellow travelers at the breakfast table. The opportunities to make new friends are there for the taking.
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The Internet has allowed many of these hidden gems to be discovered by discriminating travelers who want more than just a bed and a shower. The next time you plan a trip, consider staying at a B&B, you will feel more at home on the road.