Are you a bed and breakfast lover? Never tried a so called B&B that all the kids are talking about? A bed and breakfast as opposed to a more traditional hotel setting can either make or break your vacation, and it can be scary if you’ve never stayed in one before. What are you supposed to expect? What’s provided? Read our ultimate guide to bed and breakfasts to navigate this rough terrain!
1. Determine what kind of experience you want.
The nice thing about staying at a bed and breakfast is it’s like staying in someone’s home. The setting is intimate, there’s typically a common area with games or a fireplace for guests to sit and talk and food (namely breakfast) is usually included in the price of your room. This may sound absolutely amazing to some of you Freaks, or it may sound like your worst nightmare. You need to decide that for yourself; will this compliment the type of vacation you’re trying to take, or will your kids (or you) want to claw your eyes out?
2. Don’t Ignore the Reviews
Bed and breakfasts are often such an intimate experience, if the hosts are rude or the guests are not the flavor you’re looking for, it can ruin your whole vacation.
3. Make friends with the Innkeepers and the other Guests
Innkeepers are jacks of all trades, and usually have very interesting stories. If you’re stuffed up in your room all day or keep to yourself in the common room, it might come off as rude and you’re not going to have as good of a time.
4. Take Advantage of everything that’s offered
Bed and Breakfasts often get deals from local shops or attractions, ask your innkeeper if he or she has any available! In addition, relish the little things offered. Don’t play like you’re too cool for a good old fashioned round of darts, locally made jam, or old school board game. This is the place to take advantage of these things!