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Bed and Breakfast

Have you ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast? It's different than a hotel, more of a "homey" feel and typically more quaint. Usually B&B owners strive for a wonderful stay for each guest, and treat each guest like a personal friend. They also will generally have some great breakfast food for you!

There may be a few down-sides to a B&B . Some really old buildings, for any reason, may not have been converted to having individual bathrooms in all of the guest rooms. This could mean sharing. Also, most B&Bs aren't really kid-friendly, they're designed more for couples. They won't typically have a pool or anything like that. Also, you generally will spend more per night at a B&B than at a hotel.

We stayed in one in Washington State, called The Rutherglen Mansion. It's family-owned and operated, as most are. It was rustic and in need of some repair, but it was still a fun experience. It is situated on top of a hill on the outskirts of town.

The breakfast was amazing. The chef would prepare what we wanted each morning, and it was all so tasty.

They also served dinner some nights in the restaurant, although we were never there during dinner hours so we didn't eat it.

We were there for several nights. It was great to add to the whole experience of the vacation by staying here, and I'm glad we did.

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scheng1 wrote on March 16, 2015, 9:27 AM

I have stayed in one B&B before. We ask her to take out the breakfast for a price reduction.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 16, 2015, 10:02 AM

The Uk has some great B&B ´s to stay in if ever you visit.

shaggin83 wrote on March 16, 2015, 8:33 PM

That sounds like a really neat B&B to stay in. I would love to stay in a B&B mansion. I had a friend who I was friends with just as she started converting her home into a Bed and Breakfast. It turned out absolutely gorgeous. I have never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast but someday I would like to. This Bed and Breakfast that my friend owned a lot of people spend their honeymoons there or to stay at while they are on a skiing vacation nearby.

Colibry21 wrote on March 17, 2015, 4:51 PM

My husband and I stayed in a B&B once. It was a nice little place.

Porcospino wrote on March 20, 2015, 7:51 PM

I once stayed in a B&B in the Eastern part of Denmark. The room was in a separate building and there were no lamps between the B&B Building and the bathroom in the main building. It was hard to find the way to the main building when we wanted to brush our teeth in the evening, but the owners were great and they were really friendly,

allen0187 wrote on April 12, 2015, 11:51 PM

I actually prefer bed and breakfast establishments over hotels because of the 'homey' feel each one has. Agree about your points about the downside of staying in such establishments. i think the key is to read a lot of reviews before choosing which place to stay in.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 13, 2015, 12:19 PM

We have not stayed in one but we have one in our town that is in the historical section of town.