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THE BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM AWARDS 2008-2009 Reviews Determine Best B&Bs Worldwide, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide, is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual web-based awards program for B&Bs and inns. Since launching the reviews program almost two years ago, inngoers have submitted nearly 50,000 B&B reviews. The selection criteria for the Best of Awards included both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the independently posted reviews on

“Independent reviews are vital for B&B travelers looking for accommodations, and we work hard to encourage inngoers to post them,” explained Eric Goldreyer, President of “The Best of Awards demonstrate that exceptional inns and B&Bs are found not only in big cities but also in small undiscovered towns and villages worldwide. We applaud the Best of Award winners for their fine accommodations, value, and exceptional hospitality,” he commented. 

“While award winning inns are found around the globe, we were delighted to learn that three Best of award winners were located in tiny Millersburg, OH, in the heart of Holmes County Amish country,” agreed Sandy Soule, Editor and Marketing VP of

The Best of Award winners are not ranked but are listed alphabetically by state or country within each category. Themes and categories reflect prevalent comments from each winner’s reviews. Reviewers are anonymous on; some review excerpts are quoted below:

Top 12 Overall Worldwide
The SallerhofThe Sallerhof, Salzberg, Austria: “Sallerhof offers the best value for money that we experienced in Europe. [Innkeeper] Klaus deserves every award!”

Graystone B&B Main Floor SuitesGraystone B&B Main Floor Suites
, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, Canada: “What an awesome place! The surroundings, the views, the accommodations, the hosts -- absolutely amazing. It refreshed and recharged me.”

Traveler's RestTraveler’s Rest
, Montezuma, GA: “Adele took care of our every need. We really enjoyed the fabulous candlelight dinner and the delicious breakfast the next morning. All the extra touches like the rose petals on our bed and the great hot tub make this B&B stand out from the rest!”

Queen Anne B&BThe Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast
, Natchitoches, LA: “As a travel writer for a major U.S. syndicate, I have stayed in numerous B&Bs, and I have to say that this one is the best, offering everything from Southern hospitality to the most exquisite, delicious breakfasts. Charles was an amazing host…Martha Stewart couldn't do better. “

The Kingsley HouseKingsley House
, Fennville, MI: “The Kingsley House is a beautifully preserved and maintained Victorian home that affords comfort and convenience to its guests. Mr. Drees is a great innkeeper and serves wonderful breakfasts -- each day is a unique experience.”

Pilot Knob Inn B&BPilot Knob Inn Bed & Breakfast
, Pilot Mountain, NC: “We have been going to Pilot Knob B&B every year since 2003. The cabins are peaceful, the breakfasts are outstanding, and they anticipate everything you might need, from logs for the fire to extra big fluffy towels for the large tub. I have stayed in many places in 46 states of our fine country; this place is exceptional in every way if you are looking for a rustic getaway.”

Inn at Ellis RiverInn at Ellis River
, Jackson, NH: “What a beautiful inn! The innkeepers truly went above and beyond our expectations. The food was exceptional, always hot and homemade. The room was unbelievably clean with great attention to detail on the décor… a little piece of heaven in Jackson, NH.”

The Barn Inn B&BBarn Inn B&B
, Millersburg, OH: “We were in total awe of our room; the decor was breath-taking. Paul and Loretta have done an outstanding job of creating a phenomenal atmosphere; they are the most gracious and knowledgeable hosts. The serene setting makes the Barn Inn the perfect setting for city folk who crave to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.”

Terra Nova HouseTerra Nova House
, Grove City, PA: “Finding your true love is one thing. But spending it together at the Terra Nova was an experience that we will always remember. The fireplace, roses, wine, chocolate, and breakfast in our room was amazing.”

Pomegranate House CottagesPomegranate House & Cottages
, Granbury, TX: ���Wonderful place for a relaxing, stress-free stay. Beautiful garden, friendly innkeepers, and wonderful food. We felt very well cared for during our stay, and all amenities were provided for us.”

Rabbit Hill InnRabbit Hill Inn
, Lower Waterford, VT: “This is definitely one of our favorite bed & breakfasts. The hospitality and friendliness of the staff was outstanding, as were the food and accommodations. We loved the attention to detail, including the candles lit in our room each evening.”

The Woodstocker InnWoodstocker Inn
, Woodstock, VT: “We really enjoyed our stay at the Woodstocker. It is so conveniently located. The breakfast was fantastic; definitely try the sausages and the fruit compote and yogurt. David and Dora are great hosts -- friendly and helpful, yet give you plenty of privacy to enjoy your stay.”

Innkeepers of the Year

Chris and Lisa McCants, Mount Victoria B&B Inn, Eureka Springs, AR
Joe and Bebe Rabhan, Avenue Inn, New Orleans, LA
Debbie and Rich Howard, High Pointe Inn, West Barnstable, MA
Sue and Ron Westenhaver, Inn at Harbour Ridge, Osage Beach, MO
Junior and Robin Hester, Sobotta Manor B&B, Mount Airy, NC
Chloe Tuttle, Big Mill B&B, Williamston, NC
Carol & Rowland Miller, Quill Haven Country Inn, Somerset, PA
Paul and Miriam Grossi, Holmes with a View, Millersburg, OH
Bruce and Katherine Brown, Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, SC
Wiley Gregory and Hank Overton, Piney Hill B&B, Luray, VA

Best Family Friendly Inn: The Hideaway Ranch and Retreat, Bluff Dale, TX
Most Romantic: The Foothill House, Calistoga, CA
Best for Special Occasions: Chestnut Hill on the Delaware, Milford, NJ
Best Beds: The Inn at Peralynna Manor, Columbia, MD
Best for Animal Lovers: Tie: Anderson Creek Lodge, Bellingham, WA & WhistleWood Horse Farm Bed & Breakfast, Rhinebeck, NY
Best Pet Friendly: Dream Horse Guest House, Kinsman, OH
Best for Dogs (and their humans too): The Homestead at Rehoboth Bed and Breakfast, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Best on the Beach: Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, Holmes Beach, FL
Best Value: Jersey City’s B&B, Jersey City, NJ
Best for Weddings: Taylor House Inn, Banner Elk, NC
Best for Elopements: South Court Inn B&B, Luray, VA
Best Gardens/Grounds: B&B at Roseledge Herb Farm, Preston, CT
Best Organic/chemical-free: Park Lane Guest House, Austin, TX
Best Urban B&B: The Intown Uptown Inn, Washington, DC
Best Spa: Beach Spa Bed and Breakfast, Virginia Beach, VA

Best Breakfast 
Albert Shafsky House Bed and Breakfast Inn, Placerville, CA
Judge Porter House Bed and Breakfast, Natchitoches, LA
Cocoa Cottage, Whitehall, MI 
Cornerstone Victorian B&B, Warrensburg, NY
Granbury Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Granbury, TX
Amid Summer's Inn Bed & Breakfast, Cedar City, UT
Grace Manor Inn, Richmond, VA

Best of the West (United States)
Alaska's Harvest Bed & Breakfast, Palmer, AK
Her Castle Homestay B&B Inn, Cambria, CA
Olallieberry Inn, Cambria, CA
The Ship's Inn Bed & Breakfast, Eureka, CA
Inn on First, Napa, CA
Napa Old World Inn, Napa, CA
Trinidad Bay Bed and Breakfast, Trinidad, CA
Bronze Antler B&B, Joseph, OR
Anchorage Inn, Coupeville, WA
Misty Valley Inn, Forks, WA

Best of the Rockies (United States)
The St. Mary’s Inn, Colorado Springs, CO
Florence Rose Bed and Breakfast, Florence, CO
Craig Ranch Bed and Breakfast and Horse Motel, Limon, CO
Log Spirit Bed & Breakfast, Athol, ID
American Country B&B, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Blue Heron Inn, Rigby, ID
The Ghost Rails Inn, Alberton, MT
Garden Cottage B&B, Cedar City, UT

Best of the Southwest (United States)
Indian Springs Ranch B&B, Goodyear, AZ
Osmer D. Heritage Inn, Snowflake, AZ
Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, Chimayo, NM
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast, Brenham, TX
Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast, Brownwood, TX
Meyer Bed & Breakfast on Cypress Creek, Comfort, TX
Magnolia House, Fredericksburg, TX
Hale House Inn, Jefferson, TX
Munzesheimer Manor, Mineola, TX
Inn on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX

Best of Great Lakes (United States)
Bernadine's Stillman Inn, Galena, IL
Cloran Mansion Inn B&B, Galena, IL
Mission Oak Inn, Henry, IL
Inselhaus, Macomb, IL
Carriage House at the Harbor, South Haven, MI
Beyer Haus Bed and Breakfast, New Ulm, MN
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Grand Rapids, MI
The Queen’s Residence, Ypsilanti, MI
Brayton B&B, Oshkosh, WI
Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, Sparta, WI

Best of the Midwest (United States)
Cabins & Candlelight, Colfax, IN
Songbird Prairie, Valparaiso, IN
1874 Stonehouse, LLC, Cottonwood Falls, KS
Cincinnati’s Weller Haus, Newport, KY
Bass and Baskets, Lake Ozark, MO
Sarah's House Victorian Bed & Breakfast, Dresden, OH
The Lakehouse Inn, Geneva on the Lake, OH
Captain Montague's, Huron, OH
Garden Gate Get-A-Way, Millersburg, OH
Abend Haus Cottages and Audries B&B, Rapid City, SD

Best of the South (United States)
Addison on Amelia, Amelia Island, FL
Azalea Inn and Gardens, Savannah, GA
Park Avenue Manor, Savannah, GA
A Storybook Inn, Versailles, KY
Levy East House Bed and Breakfast, Natchitoches, LA
Royal Street Courtyard, New Orleans, LA
The Twin Lakes Lodge, Greensboro, NC
Cameron Park Inn, Raleigh, NC
Christopher Place, Newport, TN
Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn and Cottages, Sevierville, TN

Best of Mid-Atlantic (United States)
My Fair Lady B&B, Crisfield, MD
Ostrander's Bed & Breakfast, Canton, NY
Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast, Penn Yan, NY
The John F. Craig House, Cape May, NJ
The Columbian Bed & Breakfast, Columbia, PA
Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg, PA
The Brafferton Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Cordials B&B, New Hope, PA
Barclay Cottage, Virginia Beach, VA
Cedars of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

Best of New England (United States)
Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT
The Maguire House, Ashburnham, MA
White Porch Inn, Provincetown, MA
Beach & King Street Inn, Rockport, MA
Galen C. Moses House, Bath, ME
The Gazebo Inn, Ogunquit, ME
Mermaid Cove Inn, Winterport, ME
Colony House, Keene, NH
The Haddie Pierce House, Wickford, RI
West Hill House, Warren, VT

Best of Canada
On the Cliff Bed and Breakfast, Levis, Quebec
Atmosphere, Montreal, Quebec
Les Bons Matins Montreal Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, Quebec
Le Terra Nostra, Montreal, Quebec
Bluecrest Bed and Breakfast, Niagara Falls, ON
Brockamour Manor, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
John's Gate Gourmet Bed and Breakfast, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Kilpatrick Manor, Niagara Falls, ON
Li-Li Bed& Breakfast, Niagara Falls, ON
Auberge McGee's Inn, Ottawa, ON

Best of Europe
70 Traversiere Bed & Breakfast, Brussels, Belgium
Amsterdam B&B Barangay, Amsterdam, Holland
Parkzijde, Amsterdam, Holland
Ca' Solare, Piedmont, Italy
B&B Casa dei Tintori, Firenze, Italy
Le Fontanelle Bed and Breakfast, Rome, Italy
La Luna Guesthouse, Florence, Italy
Suites Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy

Best of Mexico, Caribbean and South America
El Edificio de los Pavos Reales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Garden B&B, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rio Lodge Inn, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
La Terraza Guest House, Grecia, Costa Rica
Hacienda La Esperanza B&B, Copan Ruinas,  Honduras
Casa Cielito Lindo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn, Luquillo, Puerto Rico

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