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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 19, 2007

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Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331, Marti.Mayne@BedandBreakfast.com

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THE BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM AWARDS

BedandBreakfast.com Reviews Determine Best B&Bs Worldwide

BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide, is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual web-based awards program for B&Bs and inns. Since launching the BedandBreakfast.com reviews program less than a year ago, inngoers have submitted nearly 10,000 B&B reviews. The selection criteria for the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards included both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the independently posted reviews on BedandBreakfast.com.

"We are delighted that so many people took the time to review their favorite B&Bs," explained Eric Goldreyer, President of BedandBreakfast.com. "These awards demonstrate that exceptional inns and B&Bs are found not only in big cities but also small undiscovered towns all over the world. The winning B&Bs have earned a well-deserved spot in the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards for their fine accommodations, value, hospitality and exceptional offerings," Goldreyer commented.

The Best of BedandBreakfast.com Award winners are not ranked, but are listed alphabetically by state or country within each category. Reviewers are anonymous on BedandBreakfast.com; review excerpts are quoted below:

Ten Best Overall - United States

A Storybook Inn, Versailles, KY: "No corners are cut, and everything from the elegant decor to the careful attention to detail shows evidence of 'only the best.'"

High Pointe Inn, West Barnstable, MA: "Excellent housekeeping, beautiful rooms, great breakfasts, fantastic setting! Add to this two of the best innkeepers in the business."

Inn at Harbour Ridge, Osage Beach, MO: "Sue and Ron are so friendly; the house and grounds are immaculate; and the breakfasts are to die for. We always leave planning our return visit!"

Garden Gate Getaway, Millersburg, OH: "My wife and I have stayed five times in the past year. Great accommodations, a campfire every night at sunset, wonderful breakfasts. Carol and Herb are terrific hosts who know the Amish country well."

Sobotta Manor B&B, Mount Airy, NC: "Comfort and beauty inside and out -- serene gardens, great beds, delightful pets, plus Robin, a warm, friendly hostess who dishes up a delicious meal in a gorgeous setting."

Terra Nova House, Grove City, PA: "We won't stay anywhere else and try to come at least once a year if not twice. Another inn or hotel could never compare!"

Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, SC: "The Browns are wonderful and definitely go the extra mile to make your stay special. The inn is beautiful and the food was wonderful."

15 Church Street: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House, Charleston, SC: "The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and immaculate. Jack and Annelise make you feel right at home with their gracious hospitality and helpful knowledge of the city."

South Court Inn, Luray, VA: "Great combination of elegance and warmth. The Margaret Bland room was fabulous. The signature candlelight breakfast featured Mrs. Potts' stories of the Victorian era; Chef Potts is a breakfast artist."

Woodstocker Inn, Woodstock, VT: "My wife is really cautious and picky about B&Bs but loved it from the moment she walked in. The decor, atmosphere, and easy comfort make it a winner."

Best Overall - Canada

Les Bons Matins Montreal Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, QC: "World-class artwork, authentic antiques, spotlessly clean. Phenomenal breakfasts: smoked salmon eggs Benedict, waffles with passion fruit and lemon cream, freshly squeezed O.J. Just six houses away from the subway station."

Graystone B&B Main Floor Suites, Niagara on the Lake, ON: "Everything a couple needs on a getaway: beautiful, luxurious room with a large Jacuzzi tub, delicious breakfasts, cozy robes, and amazing hosts who are gracious and unbelievably hospitable!"

Auberge McGee's Inn, Ottawa, ON: "We have stayed here about five times and love the friendly hosts. The breakfasts are to die for. I also like all the antiques and the character of the inn."

BedandBreakfast.com declares Niagara on the Lake to be Canada's B&B Capital based upon the quality of B&B reviews, including Brockamour Manor, Abacot Hall Bed & Breakfast, Green Oaks Inn, and John's Gate Gourmet Bed and Breakfast.

Best Overall - Caribbean, Mexico, South America

Sweetfield Manor, St. Michael, Barbados

Three-way tie in Brazil:

  • The Rio de Janeiro Guesthouse Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ipanema Bed and Breakfast, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Imperial Housing, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cancun B&B, Cancun, Mexico

Quinta Zoe, Queretaro, Mexico

Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn, Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Best Overall - Europe

Sallerhof, Salzburg, Austria

Il Capitello Bed and Breakfast, Rome, Italy

Ca' Solare, Brusasco, Piedmont, Italy

Le Mesnil de Creances, Creances, France

B&B Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Themed Categories

Best Breakfast: Kingsley House, Fennville, MI

Best Hospitality: Jackson House, Railroad, PA

Best Value: Avenue Inn B&B, New Orleans, LA

Best Gardens: Greystone Manor B&B, Bird in Hand, PA

Friendliest Innkeepers: Quill Haven B&B, Somerset, PA

Best Views: Storybook Inn, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Best Pet-friendly Inn--Tie: Collingwood Inn, Ferndale, CA, and Lazy Dog Inn, Chocorua, NH

Best for celebrating anniversaries: Cordials B&B, New Hope, PA

Most Romantic: Mount Victoria B&B, Eureka Springs, AR

Best for City Escapes

Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel, Little Rock, AR

Intown Uptown Inn, Washington, DC

Sugar Hill Inn Harlem, New York, NY

Innisfree B&B, South Bend, IN

Grace Manor Inn, Richmond, VA

Regional Awards

Best of the West

Olallieberry Inn, Cambria, CA

Napa Old World Inn, Napa, CA

American Country B&B, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Good Medicine Lodge, Whitefish, MT

Floras Lake House by the Sea B&B, Bandon, OR

Based upon B&B reviews including the Napa Old World Inn, Beazley House, Daughter's Inn and Candlelight Inn, BedandBreakfast.com named Napa the Best B&B town in the West.

Best of the Southwest

Miners Pick B&B, Idaho Springs, CO

Bobcat Inn, Santa Fe, NM

A Place in Time B&B, Fredericksburg, TX

The Hale House Inn, Jefferson, TX

The Holekamp House Bed & Breakfast, Comfort, TX

Best of the Midwest

Mountain Thyme B&B Inn, Jessieville, AR

Cloran Mansion Inn, Galena, IL

Bernadine's Stillman Inn, Galena, IL

Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B, Grand Rapids, MI

Bingham Hall B&B, New Ulm, MN

Best of the South

Atlantis House, Key West, FL

The Hamilton-Turner Inn, Savannah, GA

Royal Street Courtyard, New Orleans, LA

Bent Creek Lodge, Asheville, NC

Big Mill B&B, Williamston, NC

Best of the Mid-Atlantic

Woolverton Inn, Stockton, NJ

Rhythm of the Sea, Cape May, NJ

Halcyon Farm B&B, Amsterdam, NY

Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg, PA

Cedars of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

Best of New England

B&B at Roseledge Herb Farm, Preston, CT

White Porch Inn, Provincetown, MA

Greenville Inn, Greenville, ME

Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH

West Hill House, Warren VT

To learn more about B&B stories, visit BedandBreakfast.com's Press Room at http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/about/pressRoom.aspx.

Learn more about these inns and almost 6,500 others on BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online bed and breakfast Internet directory and reservation network worldwide. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase gift certificates welcomed at nearly 4,000 U.S. and Canadian bed & breakfast inns, subscribe to free newsletters, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

BedandBreakfast.com is the exclusive B&B aggregator for Expedia, Inc. and Expedia serves as BedandBreakfast.com's exclusive online travel agent. See http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/about/press.aspx?year=2006&article=04032006 for details.

Additionally, for information on a range of independently-owned distinctive lodging, visit BedandBreakfast.com's sister site, www.Inns.com.

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