Bed and Breakfasts in the USA
Bed and Breakfast accommodations seem to be known worldwide. The name is applied to the most modest lodgings as well as castle-hotels. In America, private family
houses with spare rooms may offer guest lodging as B&B, or country lodges with full commercial kitchens, spa facilities and more may offer Bed and Breakfast, as may city hotels and small-town inns, motels and country cabins. So what can a traveler expect of accommodations labeled B&B? That depends ... so you must look carefully
when planning a stay.
We believe that Bed and Breakfast accommodations are a fine and special tradition, and that travelers deserve to know that the establishment, whatever its size and
nature, is hosted in a professional manner. That means we like to see establishments that are licensed businesses and that participate in an inspection system, preferably
that of their state B&B association.
But what really makes the difference to us is that a Bed and Breakfast be hosted by an innkeeper who lives on the premises and is present to offer hospitality as
well as assistance with local arrangements. Breakfasts should be the real thing, fresh, homemade, nutritious, delicious, and substantial. The traveler should find
evidence throughout the house and around the grounds that the innkeeper has given special care to make visitors comfortable and to offer extremely pleasant surroundings.
Comfortable spaces for lounging, reading, playing games supplied by the establishment, snacking, or watching movies, should be inviting, and guests should know they are invited to enjoy the property to the fullest.
Our Recommended Inns
Following those criteria, BBOnline has selected the following inns in the Chesapeake Bay Region as our top recommendations. We are sure you will find warm hospitality
and great food from these owner-innkeepers, so we invite you to explore and book a stay.