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Bed and Breakfasts: Room and Board on the Road

According to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, there were more than 20,000 bed and breakfasts operating in the United States in 2006. So you're hardly alone in thinking that a bed and breakfast might be a nice alternative to a bland hotel or roadside tourist trap. Whether you're planning a couples getaway, a family vacation, a trip for your boss, or a quick stop en route to a final destination, the Web sites we've found will help you discover the possibilities.

Bed and Breakfasts Basics

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Evaluating bed and breakfast quality

A B&B's Web site is not necessarily the best indication of its quality or character, but there ... read more »

Bed and breakfasts by state

Each U.S. state has dozens (sometimes hundreds) of bed-and-breakfasts from which to choose. Below ... read more »

International bed and breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts have European roots, but are found all over the world. Peruse the sites in this ... read more »

Historic bed and breakfasts

While many innkeepers try to create a traditional ambiance and old world charm, authentic B&Bs ... read more »

Bed and breakfast cuisine

Bed and breakfasts are notorious for their scrumptious AM offerings, and our Picks will point you to a mouth-watering compilation of recipes you can expect to find at inns around the world.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Some B&B owners post their breakfast recipes online for guests to enjoy back at home. You can also e-mail the owners for a recipe; unless it's a top-secret family formula, they will most likely be happy to oblige.
  • As is evident by the name, most B&Bs offer breakfast with each overnight stay. Many places offer two breakfasts, one for early risers and one for everyone else. Breakfast is usually served buffet-style and occasionally the meal is sit-down. Check the Web site of the B&B you plan to visit for meal times and a breakfast menu.
  • Vegetarians interested in visiting a bed and breakfast should e-mail the innkeeper ahead of time to give them a heads up. Most B&Bs have a plethora of recipes from which to draw and finding veggie dishes should not be a problem. Check out the Web sites listed under this guide's "What if I need special accommodations?" section.
  • Innkeepers sometimes invite their guests to make special meal requests. If you find this to be true with your B&B, visit their Web site to submit an online request form, or shoot them a quick e-mail request before you arrive.
  • The Cooking News delivers a tempting article on recipes for best B&B breakfasts. How does Crème Brule French Toast sound?

Dulcinea's Picks

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What if I need special accommodations?

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