New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2006
The number of couples choosing bed & breakfasts for their honeymoon is on the rise. Perhaps it’s the high cost of gas and airline tickets forcing couples to consider celebrating their love closer to home or maybe it’s simply that the word is out that B&Bs are travel’s best kept secret. For those who never considered or who don’t understand the intimate personalization of creating honeymoon memories at a bed & breakfast, BnBFinder.com, a leading online bed & breakfast directory, puts to rest 10 common myths about honeymoon romance at B&Bs.
Myth #1: B&Bs Are Cheap And Second-Rate
Fact: While there are many values offered by bed and breakfasts that can make them an economical alternative to other accommodations, B&B guests find upscale amenities such as luxury linens, fresh flowers, fine china and gourmet candlelit breakfasts – amenities and special touches not found even at higher priced hotels.
Myth #2: Breakfast Is Family Style With Other Guests
Fact: Many bed and breakfasts have restaurant style seating so you and your sweetheart can have a romantic dining experience at a table of your own or breakfast in bed, usually without the expense of room service! At the Deerhill Inn (West Dover, VT), the Wine, Dine & Romance Package includes fresh flowers, champagne and chocolates waiting in your room upon your arrival, dinner for two and a full country breakfast served in bed the next morning.
Myth #3: Shared Bathrooms
Fact: A long believed myth about bed and breakfasts is that guests must share common bathrooms. It’s time to uncover the truth! According to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, 95% of inns include a private bath and many now offer private in-room Jacuzzis for two.
Myth #4: Bed And Breakfasts Are Only For Older Couples
Fact: In a recent poll, innkeepers reported the average age of honeymooners is between twenty and thirty. Inns across the country are welcoming honeymooners from recent high school graduates to great grandparents, so there is something for everyone!
Myth #5: Limited Privacy
Fact: Many bed and breakfasts maintain a quiet, romantic, mature atmosphere for their adult guests and often have policies prohibiting children. Innkeepers have also taken into account thin walls and squeaky staircases by soundproofing, remodeling and updating older homes.
Myth #6: Fattening, Unhealthy Breakfasts
Fact: Since breakfast is a highlight of most B&B stays, mention any special dietary preferences when booking an inn. Many inns are adjusting their portion sizes and now serve healthy dishes such as fruit, oatmeal, and low-fat or low-carb items. Enjoy the fact that you are eating a delicious breakfast that the chefs pride themselves in (innkeepers are usually happy to share their signature recipes with you to make at home).
Myth #7: B&Bs Are Just A Room – And Boring
Fact: On the contrary, many bed and breakfast inns provide activities for their guests, free of charge, or have deals with local vendors to offer guests discounted rates. Because of their size, bed and breakfasts are able to offer individualized activities and personal service. Depending on the time of year you plan to visit, there will be an array of things to do. Biking, skiing, golf, tennis and boating are just some activities that can be personally arranged by the inn.
Myth #8: Only Breakfast Is Served At A B&B
Fact: Don’t let the name fool you! Even though they are called “bed and breakfasts” many inns offer lunch and dinner à la carte. For a romantic twist, ask the innkeeper to pack a picnic lunch for you to take on your day trip. The Inn at Thorn Hill (Jackson, NH) includes a picnic lunch with their Ultimate Relaxation Package (the package also includes spa treatments, breakfast in bed and more!)
Myth #9: Spa Services Are Not Available At Small Inns
Fact: Bed and breakfasts offer a multitude of additional services. For the ultimate honeymoon experience, inquire about spa services offered at many B&Bs. Some inns offer special pricing packages at local salons and others offer spa treatments onsite. The Barley Sheaf Farm Estate & Spa (Holicong, PA) offers a unique spa experience. The private in-suite treatment rooms offer guests the opportunity to experience the exceptional natural herbal spa treatments in the privacy of their own suite.
Myth #10: B&Bs Don’t Offer Discount Pricing
Fact: Many bed and breakfasts offer special honeymoon packages. Celebrate your special occasion at the Brierley Hill Inn (Lexington, VA), where you can stay in one of their luxurious suites, each with whirlpool tub and fireplace. Their honeymoon package includes a chilled bottle of champagne (or sparkling cider), a delicious wine and cheese basket, as well as fresh flowers in your suite. Your breakfasts will be candle-lit, at anytime you choose with full silver service by the fireplace in the dining room.
From chocolate and roses to spa treatments, inns put together packages to entice every taste and personality. If it’s gourmet food and wine, couples massage, and your own private suite in a stunning location that most appeals, there is a Bed and Breakfast inn that can fulfill your every desire. You and your sweetheart can decide together whether you want to get out for a horse drawn carriage or sleigh ride or just soak in a private in-room Jacuzzi tub then snuggle under the covers with milk and freshly baked cookies. You may want to frolic in the colorful leaves around in a historic Northeastern manor house in the fall, burrow in a cozy, secluded mountain inn in winter, go baroque in a frilly Victorian to celebrate spring, or venture to a beachside or waterfront inn for fun in the summer sun. Depending on your budget and time available, you may be delighted to discover a very special inn close to home offering you an affordable, but no less wonderful honeymoon escape.
B&Bs, often considered Travel’s Best Kept Secret, can be found in directories such as BnBFinder.com. Find your perfect honeymoon getaway using the BnBFinder Bed & Breakfast Advance Search, which features 26 search options. The personalized service you will receive when staying at a bed and breakfast is sure to make your honeymoon a memorable event that you will cherish forever.
And Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificates are the perfect gift to say “thank you” to parents for their help with the big day.