19 October 2012

Bed and Breakfasts

For our honeymoon, Angel and I decided to try a mode of accommodation that was completely foreign to the both of us: bed and breakfasts. We'd camped with our families growing up and stayed in motels, but we thought it would be fun to try something a little different for that special vacation.

However, after trying B&B's, we feel like we never want to stay in a normal hotel again! I think a big reason why people, especially those around our age and in our financial circumstances might avoid bed and breakfasts on vacation is because they are thought to be more expensive than hotels. From our experience, all three of the bed and breakfasts we've stayed in, in three different states, have had rates comparable to or cheaper than the local hotels, and all of them were from $70-$90 a night, three-course breakfast included. Of course you do have to shop around, as there are some bed and breakfasts that charge several hundred a night, but with a little research, you should be able to find one in your price range.

But I wanted to give you three big reasons why you should consider a bed and breakfast for your next vacation.

1. The Bed--usually much prettier than the bed you might come across at your average hotel chain.

2. The Breakfast--besides the three courses, there's usually fancy table settings and sometimes roses on your table, too! We thought this was way cooler than the mini boxes of cereal at a the complimentary continental breakfast bar.

3. Being mistaken for honeymooners. This was, obviously, not on our honeymoon trip, and to this day we're not entirely sure why the owners decided that it was our honeymoon, but we weren't complaining!

Have you ever stayed at a bed and breakfast? What do you think of them?


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  1. We've always wanted to stay at one, we just haven't yet. Glad you liked it though. Will definitely have to keep that in mind for the next trip. Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. I have always wanted to stay in a B&B! Is it like how tv shows portray it with all the people hanging out together? I don't think I could do that.

  3. I LOVE B&B's! We went to one a couple years ago and such a great time! So much better and more comfortable than just a regular hotel! :)

  4. I've always wanted to stay at a B&B too. It just seems more romantic and relaxing.

  5. Lovely pictures! I've never been to a Bed and Breakfast before but I would love to try it someday... it seems so quaint and shabby chic! I found your blog through the Find+Follow blog hop, and I'm glad I did! Following you now, feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!

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  6. I've heard good things about bed and brother in law and sister in law stay at them all the time and they're always talking about how great it is when the owners hang out and chat with you during meals and such. I like to go stay places where I don't have to talk to a single person the entire time if I don't want to...not where I have to sit and awkwardly make conversation with a stranger!

    1. Some of them give you the option of sending you breakfast to your room and that way you don't have to always chat with the inn keepers. Some are chatty and some are not. It depends which ones you get. -Angel

  7. Ive never been to one but they look sooo fun!!! I've always wanted to go to one , just to get away for a weekend!!

  8. I have never been to one, but always love the idea. I think I'm always worried about what the owners would be like. One day we will definitely try them though!

  9. I haven't but I always hear really good things about them!

  10. B&Bs are fabulous. My fiance and I always stay at them because the owners are usually locals and know the areas well. Also the food is always really good. I write about the places we stay here: I'm a little behind from this summer and last but there are about 10.