The Appeal of a Bed & Breakfast

A bed and breakfast is both a pleasant as well as personal alternative option to your usual hotel. Even though a hotel might be easier to check into, this kind of lodging offers so much more. What’s great about checking into one is, of course, the breakfast you’ll be having, which is something that the bigger hotels have difficulty competing with.
An inn’s décor is normally the best indicator of what to expect from it. Nowadays, you could simply go online and take virtual tours of what this place has to offer. Generally, comfortable beds are number one on this kind of lodging’s list, which is followed by what’s hanging on the walls and the furniture’s upholstery, among others. At times, it can be worth the trip to go to a lodge like this just to experience what it can offer.
Numerous bed and breakfast places are small and they’re normally run by a retired older couple. These, according to some, are the best. But, don’t take their word for it, of course, since you’d have to experience it for yourself, which isn’t exactly a bad thing. The larger lodges of this kind have a tendency to lose that personal touch and when you do check into one, it’ll be better for you to stay at a hotel since the latter is more conveniently located.
There are quite a number of bed and breakfast places that are scattered all throughout the country and most of them take pride in their place’s location as well as history. On occasion, you can take a short trip for the weekend in case there’s this bed and breakfast place you’re interested in checking into. What you’ll find out about it may surprise you.
You can be surprised at finding out that the particular lodge may not have that much up front. But what they lack in that department, they are going to make up in charm, comfort and personality. What’s more is that once you get in touch with your would-be hosts, they are going to make sure that you feel comfortable even while you talk to them on the phone and this is especially true if your hosts know and even represent what they’re doing quite well.

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Berkshire County Bed & Breakfasts

Berkshire County is very proud of the superior quality of their Bed & Breakfasts and the gracious hospitality offered from family owned lodgings. Most B&B’s tend to be in families through generations adding special touch to the experiences. Old homes and historic places are often turned into bed and breakfasts adding a uniqueness and old-world charm with lovely Victorian furnishings turning a home into a romantic getaway. The Berkshires has many superior bed and breakfasts with amenities varying from place to place, but all are close to attractions such as Norman Rockwell Museum, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ski areas, Tanglewood, The Colonial Theatre and more.
Adams – Mt. Greylock Inn – 6 East Street, Adams, MA
Becket – Canterbury Farm – 1896 Fred Snow road, Becket, MA
Cheshire –Harbour House Inn Bed & Breakfast – 725 North State Road, Cheshire
East Otis – Lakeside Estates – 99 Kibble rd., East Otis, MA
Great Barrington – Thornewood Inn – 453 Stockbridge RD, Great Barrington
Housatonic – Christine’s Bed & Breakfast – 325 North Plain RD, Housatonic
Lanesboro – Tuckered Turkey B&B – Old Cheshire RD, Lanesboro
Lee – Applegate Inn – 279 West Park Street, Lee
Lenox – Birchwood Inn – 7 Hubbard Street, Lenox, MA
New Marlborough – Gedney Farm – Route 57, New Marlborough, MA
North Adams – Blackington Manor – 1391 Massachusetts Ave, North Adams
Otis – Lakeside Estates Bed & Breakfast – 99 Kibble Rd. Otis
Pittsfield – The Thaddeus Clapp House – 74 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield , MA
Richmond – A Bed & Breakfast in the Berkshires – 1666 Dublin Rd, Richmond
Sandisfield – The New Boston Inn – Route 57, Sandisfield, MA
Sheffield – Birch Hill Bed & Breakfast – 254 South Undermountain Rd, Sheffield
South Egremont – The Weathervane inn – Route 23, South Egremont, MA
South Lee – Federal House Inn – 1560 Pleasant St. Route 102 South lee, MA
Stockbridge – 1796 House – 46 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA
Tyringham – Cobble View bed & Breakfast – 123 Main Rd. Tyringham, MA

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Bed & Breakfast in the USA

Most of the bed and breakfast facilities in the United States set out in creating a historical ambience. Many of these properties are historic places in its own right without the owners trying to create historical ambience. Property owners and investors buy up these old properties, home, turn it into lovely bed and breakfast properties, and decorate it with magnificent antique furniture.
With the market being very competitive in the growing popularity of bed and breakfasts, it is not uncommon to find special services such as night time snacks for free, free parking, free internet service, free spa’s and more. Some bed and breakfast homes even offer special wedding services, meeting and conference spaces, and such in order to attract customers away from the traditional hotel setting into more private and personalized spaces.
Bed and breakfasts provide a homely atmosphere and have an economical advantage over hotels, as they generally are much cheaper. During the 1970’s, the idea of bed and breakfast became very popular with homeowners provided with tax incentives to turn their homes into bed and breakfasts in the restoration of their homes. The national Historic Preservation Act of 1966 also moved homeowners and investors to restore property as historic places.
Many of these home owners, such a s the owners of the Thaddeus Clapp House turned their 1871 Colonial Revival house into a historic bed and breakfast. The place has been completely restored in retaining its original beauty and historical integrity.
Bed and breakfast grew in popularity with the Internet and homeowners now being able to advertise their property worldwide to international travelers. Pictures and amenities are well displayed in order to obtain guests from near and far. A good aspect in the rising numbers of bed and breakfasts is that the market stays competitive and prices never to absorbent.

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Bed & Breakfast Market Continuously Grows

The bed and breakfast market gains popularity world-wide as travellers always seek unique and budget-friendly options in accommodations. There is a definite niche for bed and breakfast in the travel industry and growth is inevitable even in coming years with the shrinking economy.
During the last five or six year’s bed and breakfasts gained popularity over thousands of large hotel chains and serviced apartments. Bed and breakfast are homely, comfortable and always available at a much lower rate than all its counterparts.
The advantage of the growth in popularity in bed and breakfasts are the insurers which support the industry as they feel the risk in bed and breakfast insurance are much lower. The advantage for insurance companies is that most owners of this niche are living on their premises and it is a strange combination of home and business, yet safer for insurers.
Around the same time that bed and breakfasts took popularity the Bed and Breakfast .com awards was set up and for the last few years all owners of bed and breakfast and Inns have all been competing to appear on the list as one of the top bed and breakfasts. Independently posted reviews of B & B’s and Inns are regarded both as qualitative and quantitative analysis of the respective entrees.
Historic places are especially popular to convert into Bed and Breakfast accommodations as travellers loves the idea of staying over in historic places which they can never own and it adds to the novelty of romance. B & B’S are very often a historic home converted and typically Revolution-era townhouses, Queen Ann mansions and more. These types of structures are always steeped in history and add to romance. Working cattle ranches, dairy ranches and homes perched beside lakes and rivers are equally well suited for bed and breakfast and typically very popular.

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Bed and Breakfast in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Thaddeus Clapp House in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is one of the most famous bed and breakfast houses in the area and registered at the National Register as one of Massachusetts Historic Places. The historic district of Pittsfield is filled with mansions and stately homes and a delightful place to take a walk. The magnificent Colonial theatre which is under restoration currently and the Berkshire Museum are both within walking distance of the Clapp House bed and Breakfast. Other great places within walking distance are Jacob’s Pillow, Herman Melville House, the Mount, Tangle wood, Lichtenstein Centre of Arts, antique shops and art galleries. In the area are hiking and biking trails, ski resorts, lakes, boating recreation and more. Some of the amenities available to guests are baggage store facilities, secure parking, Terrace, Jacuzzi, Coffee and Tea tray service in bed. Business amenities are dial-up internet connection. Room amenities includes: radio, iron and ironing boards, refrigerator, hairdryer, air conditioning and in-room phones.
The White Horse Inn is another great bed and breakfast built at the turn of the century. It is a charming colonial style mansion and extensive renovation was done around 2006 and modelled after the popular Boutique Hotels. Delicious breakfast and luxurious bedrooms makes for a comfortable and pleasant stay. Minutes away from this bed and breakfast you will find spectacular fall foliage, mountain biking hiking skiing, theatres, dancing and music. Other outdoor activities such as MASS MoCa, Barrington Stage Company, Jacob’s Pillow, Norman Rockwell Museum, Lennox Village and Tangle wood are within walking distance from the White Horse Inn. To ensure every ones comfort they do not allow cooking in rooms, no candles, no pets and no smoking. Quiet hours of the bed and breakfast are from 11 pm till 8 am with office hours from 10 am till 9 pm.

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