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Andrew and I love staying at Bed & Breakfasts. We started staying at B&Bs before we had Ethan and even now we choose them over hotels anyday! If you have never stayed at a B&B you are totally missing out. The ones we have stayed at are always super clean and the owners are really nice. Plus you get a wonderful homecooked breakfast each morning. No instant powdered eggs here! A lot of B&Bs offer treats in the afternoon or evening that you can grab at anytime.
Just because you have kids doesn't mean you still can't stay at a Bed & Breakfast. We have stayed at B&Bs since having Ethan and it was a pleasant experience. All of the ones we have stayed at the rooms are nice and large so the pack'n'play fits nicely into the room.We feel that the rooms are nice and insulated so he does not bother anyone next door to us.
I admit, we have had one bad experience staying at a B&B. One of the worst problems we had with this one B&B was that it didn't have it's own private shower, just a tub. I'm a shower girl and have to wash my hair everyday. I was also 6 1/2 months pregnant and didn't like the thought of leaning over the tub to wash my hair. There was no info on the website that told us that it did not have a shower. If I had used a Bed & Breakfast Directory like iLoveInns.com I wouldn't have had that issue!
iLoveInns.com is a wonderful directory of B&Bs and country inns, with more than 19,000 listed! Use the easy Innfinder Search to quickly access inns near your destination. Check out all of the information you need to know about each inn you are considering before booking online. Color photos are available so you know what your room will look like before you decide where to stay. There is a great Advanced Search option that you can use to specify inns with certain accommodations. You can also learn about bed & breakfast hot spots across the country. And also find out where the top inns are, including iLoveInns.com famous picks for the Top 10 Most Romantic Inns.
The Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns book is a compliment to the iLoveInns.com website. This is a handy guide featuring nearly 1,000 inns. The inns in the book plus 400 more listed online participate in the One Free Night Certificate that is included with each book. The book lists the B&Bs by state and county. Under each inn, information is included about the time period the inn was constructed and about the accommodations. I love the ease of the book. It is nice to have something at my fingertips that I can look at anytime. Plus the certificate will save you $100-$450 on your stay! We are planning a trip this fall when we will use our One Free Night Certificate and I will be sure to blog about it.
Buy It! You can purchase the Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns book at iLoveInns.com for $10! This is a blow out sale until the books are sold out!
WIN IT! iLoveInns.com is giving away one copy of the Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns book to 4 Take Time to Smell the Rose Readers! This is up to a $450 value each!!
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.(CST) Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.
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The thoughts and opinions expressed on my blog are my own and are not swayed by any monetary or product compensation. I received a complimentary copy of Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns from iLoveInns.com and no other compensation was received.
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