What if I need special accommodations?

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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

A visit to a bed and breakfast offers a more intimate type of lodging, with uniquely decorated ... read more »

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 ... read more »

What if I need special accommodations?

If you can't leave home without your dog, cat, oxygen tank, or three screaming children, don't panic. You are entitled to a vacation. Take at look at Dulcinea's selections for travelers with special needs, whatever they may be.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Use these sites as jumping-off points for finding bed and breakfasts that accommodate your particular needs.
  • If a B&B promises an amenity on their Web site, call or e-mail to double check. You don't want to arrive to find no wheelchair access or a missing dog run.
  • Most bed and breakfasts are designed to cater to an individual's needs. E-mail the innkeeper with your requests and don't be surprised if they grant your every wish.
  • Many B&Bs have separate cottages or back rooms for families. If you're in the market for an overnight stay with a family of four, look for pictures or virtual tours that reveal extra space.

Dulcinea's Picks

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