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Winners of the favorite B&Bs in the world announced for 2004-2005,

just in time for summer travel plans, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network, featuring the most comprehensive database of inns and B&Bs worldwide, is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual web-based awards program for B&Bs and inns. In the past twelve months, more than 18,000 votes were cast by inngoers in the Best of Awards. After all votes were checked for validity, the results show that best-liked B&Bs come in all shapes and sizes.

"We are delighted that so many people took the time to vote for their favorite B&Bs," explained Eric Goldreyer, President of "Clearly, the winning B&Bs earned a well-deserved spot in the Best of Awards for their fine accommodations, and wonderful hospitality," commented Goldreyer.

Best Overall -- International

The Sallerhof, Salzburg, Austria: Best known for its beautiful surroundings, personalized service, and cultural tour packages. Info: 011-43 (6246) 72521,

Best Overall -- United States & Canada

1. Woolverton Inn, Stockton, NJ: An elegant stone manor with romantic cottages, offering lavish amenities in a secluded country setting, just minutes from New Hope and Lambertville. Info: 888-264-6648,

2. Eastman Inn, North Conway, NH: Offering Southern hospitality with New England flair, this Georgian Colonial offers antique soaking tubs and modern whirlpools, fireplaces, and private balconies. Info: 800-626-5855,

3. Jackson House, Railroad, PA: Built in 1859, guests enjoy an excellent location next to the Heritage Rail Trail, and the superb hospitality of innkeepers George & Jean Becker. Info: 877-782-4672,

4. Twin Gables Inn, Saugatuck, MI: This rambling inn offers harbor views, fireplaces, and an outdoor pool and hot tub. Cottages are perfect for families; the suites are ideal for romantic getaways. Info: 800-231-2185,

5. Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal, MO: Steeped in Mark Twain history, this antique-filled mansion offers the consumate romantic getaway or honeymoon setting. Cap off the experience in the mansion's fine-dining restaurant. Info: 888-427-8409,

6. Graystone B&B Main Floor Suites, Niagara-on-the Lake, Ontario, Canada: Peaceful orchard setting, yet minutes from all NOTL attractions. Rooms feature whirlpool tubs and orchard views. Info: 888-414-0099,

7. Notchland Inn, Harts Location, NH: This granite mansion is located on a 100-acre estate in the heart of the White Mountains. All the romance you expect from an inn in Hart's Location, including dinner. Info: 800-866-6131,

8. High Pointe Inn, West Barnstable, MA: Spacious suites offer ocean views and easy access to Sandy Neck Beach. Supreme hospitality and tempting breakfasts keep guests coming back. Info: 888-362-4441,

9. The Steel Magnolia House, Natchitoches, LA: Located in the historic district, relax in the home where the movie "Steel Magnolias" was filmed. Enjoy rare antiques, peaceful gardens, and spacious guest rooms. Info: 888-346-4095,

10. Empress of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR: The only four-diamond inn in Arkansas, this Victorian mansion comes has a secret watch tower, plus candlelit breakfasts. Info: 877-374-7966,

Themed Category Winners

Most Romantic: Lake La Quinta Inn, La Quinta, CA, 888-226-4546,

Best Breakfast: Eastman Inn, North Conway, NH, 800-626-5855,

Best Hospitality: The River House, Lewisport, KY, 270- 295-4199,

Most Pet-friendly B&Bs: - tied:

Traveler's Rest, Montezuma, GA, 478-472-0085,

Lazy Dog Inn, Chocorua, NH, 888-323-8350,

Most Family-friendly B&B: Twin Gables Inn, Saugatuck, MI, 800-231-2185,

Regional Winners

Winners were chosen for each region of the country. For more information on these winners, go to and type the winner's name. Regional winners included:


  1. Ostrander's Bed and Breakfast, Canton, NY
  2. Rookwood Inn, Lenox, MA
  3. New London Inn, New London, NH
  4. Old Judge Mansion, Troy, NY
  5. Wake Robin Inn, Lakeville, CT
  6. West Hill House, Warren VT
  7. Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, ME


  1. Long Hill B&B, Winchester, VA
  2. Morehead Manor, Durham, NC
  3. 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor B&B, Springfield, KY
  4. Inn at 802, Williamsburg, VA
  5. Magnolia Plantation, Gainesville, FL
  6. Crane Creek Inn Waterfront B&B, Melbourne, FL
  7. Cedars of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA
  8. Raven Haven, Mentone, AL


  1. Mountain Thyme, Jessieville, AR
  2. Blue Belle Inn, Saint Ansgar, IA
  3. Rock Cottage Garden B&B, Eureka Springs, AR
  4. Holmes with a View, Millersburg, OH
  5. Oliver Inn, South Bend, IN

Southwest and West

  1. Outpost at Cedar Creek, Round Top, TX
  2. Hoffman Haus, Fredericksburg, TX
  3. Amore by the Sea B&B Inn & Spa, Victoria, BC (Canada)
  4. 1890 Captains House on the Lake, Granbury, TX
  5. Butterfield B&B, Julian, CA
  6. Pueblo Bonito B&B, Santa Fe NM
  7. Collingwood Inn, Ferndale, CA

For great B&B story ideas, visit the Press Room at is the leading online bed & breakfast reservation network, listing bed & breakfasts and inns throughout the United States and internationally. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase gift certificates accepted at 3,700 U.S. bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to a free newsletter and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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