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B&B MYTH BUSTERS: A GUY'S GUIDE TO B&Bs
Guys love to get lucky at B&Bs gals love to love.
BedandBreakfast.com debunks male misconceptions about B&Bs and offers great ideas for guy's getaways.
Austin, TX - Women think they're lucky to get their men to a B&B; guys go to get lucky. BedandBreakfast.com, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, is out to banish the belief that B&Bs mean an overabundance of frou-frou and eating breakfast with the preacher. The B&B industry, now 20,000 strong in the United States, leads the travel sector in providing unique and luxurious lodging options where men can enjoy distinctive accommodations and personalized service.
Five BedandBreakfast.com B&B Myth Busters
- I'll have to eat with the preacher: Gone are the days of sitting in the kitchen discussing muffin recipes. While some B&Bs still offer family-style breakfasts, most will accommodate couples at private tables, while others deliver breakfast right to the room, for the utmost in privacy. Romantic gourmet breakfasts are the specialty of B&Bs today, and most innkeepers offer generous breakfasts for both hearty and discerning appetites.
- I'll have to share a bathroom: While this was true in the 1980s when the B&B industry was in its infancy, today less than 1 percent of B&Bs have shared baths. Quite the opposite -- the bathroom has become the new bedroom Click here for a sampling of B&Bs that have lavish baths and "a loo with a view."
- It'll be filled with doilies and doodads: No longer resembling Grandma's house, B&Bs have become sophisticated havens for discerning travelers; in addition to queen- or king-size beds, free wi-fi and even flat-screen TVs, the décor ranges from rustic log furniture to elegant contemporary pieces.
- It's cheaper than a divorce: This myth is true! B&Bs offer a haven for rekindling romance. Such romantic amenities as in-room fireplaces and double whirlpools make women feel pampered, relaxed, and ready to cuddle.
- If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy: Guys, make Mama happy with a getaway to your favorite B&B; it's a win:win for everyone.
Here are top B&Bs where guys won't have to frown at the frou-frou or dart from the doilies. Listed alphabetically by state, BedandBreakfast.com has compiled this list of inns, sure to convert the most skeptical B&B naysayer.
Martine Inn, Pacific Grove, CA: Vintage automobiles, bath sheets (not towels), and a billiards room are all "mantractions" here. A vintage collection of MG automobiles and auto art on display include a 1929 MG18-80 Mk I Speed Model and Johnnie VonNeumanns 1950 MGTD that won more West Coast races in 1950 and 1951 than any other car. Move over ladies, men may be swooning over these cars, not you!
Carr Manor , Cripple Creek, CO: A beautifully restored former high school still features blackboards on which guys write proposals and romantic missives. Men especially like the Roy Rogers room, filled with authentic Roy Rogers artifacts; everyone loves the beautifully yet simply furnished rooms, some with spiral staircases leading to a raised whirlpool tub. If you're feeling particularly lucky, visit the nearby casino for a round of black jack or some time at the slots.
Cranmore Mountain Lodge, North Conway, NH: Once a vacation respite for Babe Ruth, this inn offers technical ice climbing and mountaineering packages in conjunction with Eastern Mountain Sports. While she visits the 200 nearby shops and outlets in tax-free NH, he can learn to scale mountains (guides, technical and safety gear included). In the summer, he can fish in the stocked pond and brook behind the inn while she fishes for bargains. Hearty breakfasts offer filling, not fancy, options.
Inn on Mill Creek, Ridgecrest, NC: Wind your way down the two-mile drive through the Pisqah National Forest to his rustically elegant inn located on a private lake, stocked with trout. Paddle boats and canoes are supplied for fishing; great mountain biking and hiking is right outside the door. Best of all, if you're on the outs with your significant other, man's best friend is always welcome at this pet-friendly B&B. Accommodations feature private decks, free wi-fi and satellite TV, DVDs; many rooms have Jacuzzis, hot tubs, or steam showers.
Lost Creek Bed & Breakfast , Chandler, OK: Guys will drop their spurs while she rustles her petticoats at this cowboy-style B&B. Guys and their gals will relive the romance of the wild wild West in themed cottages, including the Lost Creek's Sheriffs Office with a John Wayne's jail cell door from his Durango movie set and the Red Fox Bordello. Modern romantic touches like private decks and double whirlpool tubs ensure romance is not lost.
Weasku Inn, Grants Pass, OR: Set among tall fragrant pine trees in the heart of the Rogue wilderness, this inn has been named among the top 25 Wilderness Lodges by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Built of river rock and logs, the inn's rooms, cabins and A-frames are perfect for guys seeking time outdoors in a rustic yet elegant setting. Fishing and white water rafting packages make planning easy.
Christopher Place, Newport, TN: Built by guys with guy's taste in d?cor, yet enhanced by luxury amenities, incredible views, and a restaurant serving romantic candlelight dinners, this is a great getaway destination where men will be happy and women will be wow'd. Plenty of outdoor adventure from national parks to white water rafting is easily accessible.
Washington School Inn, Park City UT: For those who love the lure of a great ski town, this is the perfect inn. Tons of common area, lovely rooms and suites without too much frou-frou yet offering everything you need for a relaxing, romantic getaway, plus ski lockers and more. An easy walk to Park City's slopes and the town's great restaurants and shops too.
Killahevlin , Front Royal, VA: Irish-style warmth in a historic hilltop Edwardian mansion along with the Irish-style pub complete with Guinness on tap make for a man-tastic getaway. Freshly baked cookies and a decanter of sherry are in rooms upon arrival, perfect to take off the evening chill.
White Gull, Fish Creek, WI: Rooms feature clean crisp d?cor that appeal to both men and women. The fish boils held throughout the spring, summer and fall along with the inn to inn progressive dinners are especially appealing to those who love culinary adventure. The inn is within easy access of all the Door County offers.
South Bay B&B on Lake Watcom , Bellingham, WA: A stone's throw from Bellingham, this B&B offers six water view rooms with oversized jetted tubs, fireplaces, and private patios overlooking Lake Whatcom. Loaded with trout, bass and Kokanee salmon, with complimentary kayaks and canoes available, this is a fisherman's paradise. For the more daring outdoorsmen, nearby Mt. Baker National Recreation area has some of the best mountain climbing and hiking trails available. Hunters can also find access to areas with deer and elk too.
For more B&B choices for guys, visit www.BedandBreakfast.com. BedandBreakfast.com is the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network, listing over 6,600 B&Bs 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 The Getaway Gift CardT from BedandBreakfast.com welcomed at nearly 4,000 bed & breakfast inns in the U.S. and Canada, subscribe to free newsletters, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.
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