Thinking about opening a B&B? Take notes. These are some photos from my favorite B&B, which I love not only for the hospitable hosts—hi, Carolyn and Frank!—but also for the little touches and details that make a huge difference:
Carolyn bakes constantly, so the sweet scents of vanilla and butter always waft from her kitchen. Guests are greeted by a table topped with treats… and get to be the guinea pigs with her newest recipes.
Wish you were here! (Rather, wish I were there!) Send a complimentary photo postcard with complimentary postage.
The kitties are friendly.
The dogs do tricks. (“Paw!”)
Even the horses do tricks. (“Kisses!”)
You can borrow a movie or a book from the inn’s collection anytime.
The menu selection is broad. (The bottom of the board reads: “It doesn’t matter where you go in life. It’s who you have beside you.”)
The country breakfast is rich, and the presentation is lovely.
You can help yourself to a glass of wine from the inn’s stocked fridge and enjoy it on the porch swing overlooking the pastures.
And speaking of the pastures… How about that view! (Sigh.)
It’s no wonder Jeff and I go back year after year. In fact, we already booked our trip there for 2009.
Your turn: Do you have a favorite B&B? If so, why do you love it?