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THE BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM AWARDS 2009-2010 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 fifth annual web-based awards program for B&Bs and inns. Since launching the reviews program over two years ago, inngoers have submitted nearly 100,000 B&B reviews. The selection criteria for the Best of Awards included both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the independently posted reviews on

“Despite the worldwide recession, people are still traveling and want to go to the places which offer the best value and experience,” said Eric Goldreyer, CEO of “Unlike many traditional awards, which tend to favor the most expensive places to stay, many  Best of Award winners are loved by inngoers because they offer a wonderful experience and a fantastic value, some starting at under $100 or €100 a night.”

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

Top 10 Overall

The J Patrick House, Cambria, CA: “Loved the hospitality of our hostess, and enjoyed talking with John, the owner. The room was cozy, bright, and the bed unbelievably comfortable. The real wood-burning fireplace was a wonderful touch. The homemade cookies and cold milk were a perfect nightcap. Will definitely return.”

Napa Old World Inn, Napa, CA: “Our online search turned up many B&Bs that looked old-fashioned, with bedrooms reminiscent of a grandmother's guest room (dolls? lace?) -- not our idea of romantic. The Old World Inn has an updated B&B feel with tasteful decor, high quality and modern. The bed was divine with crisp sheets, fluffy comforters, soft pillows; the bathroom had luxurious products and plush towels. The staff is friendly but not 'in your face.' And the brownies placed out at night - to die for!”

Addison on Amelia, Fernandina Beach, FL: “Wonderful place to stay. Outstanding food! Beautiful rooms. Walking distance to downtown area and close to the beach.”

Americus Garden Inn, Americus, GA: "I must say it exceeded my expectations. Susan and her husband Kim were fantastic. The best service we have ever gotten at a B&B.”

The Queen Anne B&B, Natchitoches, LA: “Very private and exactly as advertised....maybe even better! The Garden Room turned out to be a fabulous choice. We even got a peek at three other rooms and still loved ours best! Robert is wonderful and the food is excellent. He even shared some recipes. Toured other area B&Bs and this is one of the best (in our opinion).”

Sobotta Manor Bed and Breakfast, Mount Airy, NC: “Everything exceeded our expectations, including a charming and most gracious hostess, a beautifully presented breakfast and a lovely room with a view.”

Pilot Knob B&B, Pilot Mountain, NC: “We only live two hours away so it was a great little one- night out-of-town trip. The cabins were perfect, rustic and cozy. The fact that they are all separate cabins, and therefore a little more private, is a big plus.”

The Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, OH: “We reserved one of the smaller rooms but still found it very roomy; the bed was comfortable, and everything was neat as a pin. Each room opens out to the back deck so we were able to enjoy the pleasant evenings on the ‘back porch.’ The wireless internet speed was very fast. Each morning brought a hearty breakfast, and the sausage was amazing. And there were always cakes, muffins, or cookies for snacks each evening. Every morning after breakfast Loretta would tell us about great little places to go in Amish country. Neat places and people we would never have found on our own.”

Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX: “I expected a nice place, but I was surprised at the luxurious, yet rustic, surroundings. The views of the Hill Country are breathtaking… The food was fabulous and the spa treatments were superb.”

Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT: “The service and dining beats any Manhattan restaurant or hotel by far! When we arrived at Rabbit Hill, the innkeeper told us that we would find that ’time slows down here.’ To our astonishment, we found that to be absolutely true. If you like a quiet, romantic getaway in a quaint location with a friendly, professional staff, this is simply the best.”

Innkeepers of the Year

Kristie & Ray Rosset, Lookout Point Inn, Hot Springs, AR
Darla Anderson, The Foothill House, Calistoga, CA
Adele Goodman, Traveler’s Rest, Montezuma, GA
Teresa and Jake, Azalea Inn and Gardens, Savannah, GA
Denny and Jan Reed, Mission Oak Inn, Henry, IL
Charles A. LaCaze, Jr.,Judge Porter House B&B, Natchitoches, LA
Barry & Sandy Miller, Terra Nova House, Grove City, PA
Carol & Rowland Miller, Quill Haven Country Inn, Somerset, PA
Karen and Dan Berry, Laurel Springs Lodge B&B, Gatlinburg, TN
Bruce and Katherine Brown, Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, SC
Don & Debbie Morelock, Star of Texas, Brownwood, TX
Dora Foschi & David Livesley and Daisy Doo the hound!, The Woodstocker, Woodstock, VT

Best Food

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, Galena, IL
Chestnut Street Inn, Sheffield, IL
Inn at Harbour Ridge, Osage Beach, MO
Buttonwood Inn, North Conway, NH
Mast Farm Inn, Valle Crucis, NC
Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast, Penn Yan, NY
Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Braeside Inn, Sevierville, TN
Magnolia House, Fredericksburg, TX
Belle Hearth Bed and Breakfast, Waynesboro, VA
Anchorage Inn B&B, Coupeville, WA
Misty Valley Inn, Forks, WA

Best Urban Inns

Intown Uptown Inn, Washington, DC
Stonehurst Inn, Atlanta, GA
House of Two Urns, Chicago, IL
Beech Tree Inn, Brookline, MA
Scarborough Fair B&B, Baltimore, MD
The Garden Manor, Columbus, OH
Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, Fort Worth, TX
Grace Manor Inn, Richmond, VA


Best on the Beach: Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, Holmes Beach, FL
Best Cabins: Cabins & Candlelight, Colfax, IN
Best Cottages: Maison D'Memoire B&B Cottages, Rayne, LA
Best for Horseback Riding: Hideaway Ranch and Retreat, Bluff Dale, TX
Best Views: Tie: Huron House, Oscoda, MI and Scenic Overlook Bed and Breakfast, Pilot Mountain, NC
Best Bargain: Jersey City B&B, Jersey City, NJ
Most Romantic: Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn, Eureka Springs, AR
Best for Birding: Casa de San Pedro B&B, Hereford, AZ
Best Place to Enjoy History: The Inn of the Patriots, Grover, NC
Best Pet Friendly Inn: Tie: The Homestead at Rehoboth Bed and Breakfast, Rehoboth Beach, DE and The Italian Place, Stonewall, TX
Best Family Friendly Inn: Sleepy Hollow Bed and Breakfast, Elysburg, PA
Best Value: Tie: Garden Gate Get-A-Way, Millersburg, OH and Greystone Manor B&B, Bird In Hand, PA
Best for Girlfriends Getaways: Avenue Inn, New Orleans

USA Regional Winners

Best in the West

Bauers' Gilded Nest, Cambria, CA
Inn at Moonlight Beach, Encinitas, CA
Yosemite's A Haven of Rest Bed & Breakfast, Oakhurst, CA
Inn Harmony, Ojai, CA
Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast, Fort Klamath, OR
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast, Newberg, OR
The Craftsman Bed & Breakfast, Pacific City, OR
Carson Ridge Private luxury Cabins, Carson, WA
The Blue Goose Inn, Coupeville, WA
Cameo Heights Mansion, Touchet, WA

Best in the Southwest

Annabel Inn, The Bed & Breakfast, Cottonwood, AZ
Chocolate Turtle B&B, Corrales, NM
Adobe & Pines Inn, Taos, NM
Stone Creek Bed and Breakfast, Broken Arrow, OK
The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast, Brenham, TX
Rudder Jessup B&B, College Station, TX
Meyer Bed & Breakfast on Cypress Creek, Comfort, TX
Alla's Historical Bed & Breakfast, Spa & Cabana, Duncanville, TX
Katy House B&B, Smithville, TX

Best in the Rockies

Briar Rose Bed & Breakfast, Boulder, CO
Eastholme in the Rockies, Cascade, CO
St. Mary’s Inn, Colorado Springs, CO
American Country Bed and Breakfast, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Paradise Gateway B&B & Guest Log Cabins, Emigrant, MT
Good Medicine Lodge, Whitefish, MT
The Garden Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Cedar City, UT
Sunburst Lodge Bed and Breakfast, Casper, WY

Best in the Midwest

Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast, Hot Springs, AR
Murphy Guest House Bed and Breakfast, Bristol, IN
Oliver Inn, South Bend, IN
1874 Stonehouse, LLC, Cottonwood Falls, KS
Bass and Baskets, Lake Ozark, MO
Museum Hill Bed & Breakfast, St. Joseph, MO
Elk Ridge Bed & Breakfast, Keystone, SD
Westby House Victorian Inn, Westby, WI

Best in the Great Lakes

Bernadine’s Stillman Inn, Galena, IL
Cloran Mansion Inn, Galena, IL
Queen Anne Guest House, Galena, IL
Castle in the Country, Allegan, MI
DeLano Mansion Bed and Breakfast, Allegan, MI
The Kingsley House, Fennville, MI
Prairieside Suites Luxury Bed and Breakfast, Grand Rapids, MI
Aurora Staples Inn, Stillwater, MN
The Lakehouse Inn, Geneva on the Lake, OH
Holmes with a View, Millersburg, OH
Franklin Street Inn, Appleton, WI
Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast, Sparta, WI

Best in the South

Palmer House Bed & Breakfast, Lithia, FL
Casa Grandview Luxury Vacation Resort Homes, West Palm Beach, FL
Cedar House Inn & Yurts, Dahlonega, GA
1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor Bed and Breakfast, Springfield KY
Taylor House Inn, Valle Crucis, NC
Andon Reid Inn, Waynesville, NC
Oak Hill on Love Lane, Waynesville, NC
Big Mill Bed & Breakfast, Williamston, NC
15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House, Charleston, SC
Blue Mountain Mist Country Inn and Cottages, Sevierville, TN

Best in the Mid-Atlantic

Haley Farm Bed & Breakfast, Oakland, MD
Chestnut Hill on the Delaware, Milford, NJ
Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, Ocean City, NJ
White Pillars Lodging, Canton, NY
Cornerstone Victorian B&B, Warrensburg, NY
Echoes of the Glen Bed & Breakfast, Watkins Glen, NY
The Inn at Westwynd Farm, Hummelstown, PA
Berry Patch B&B, Lebanon, PA
The Stonewall Jackson Inn Bed & Breakfast, Harrisonburg, VA
Iris Inn, Waynesboro, VA

Best in New England

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, CT
Above the Bay at Thornton Adams House, Plymouth, MA
Beach & King Street Inn, Rockport, MA
Gazebo Inn Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME
Bear Mountain Lodge, Bethlehem, NH
Goddard Mansion, Claremont, NH
Inn at Ellis River, Jackson, NH
Sarah Kendall House, Newport, RI
The Victorian Ladies, Newport, RI
Applewood Manor B&B, Castleton, VT

International Winners

Best in Canada

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn, Abbotsfield, BC
Kilpatrick Manor, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Li-Li Bed& Breakfast, Niagara Falls, Ontario
A Suite Dreams Toronto B&B, Toronto, Ontario
Les Bons Matins Montreal Bed and Breakfast, Montreal, Quebec
Absolument Montreal B&B, Montreal, Quebec
Atmosphere, Montreal, Quebec
On the cliff bed and breakfast, Levis, Quebec

Best in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America

Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn and B&B, St Michael, Barbados
Casa Lima Bed & Breakfast, San Jose, Costa Rica
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn, Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
Los Artistas B & B, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
Casa Cielito Lindo, Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Best in South America

El Edificio de los Pavos Reales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Secret Garden Iguazu B&B, Iguazu, Argentina
Cachoeira Inn, Buzios, Brazil

Best in the United Kingdom

The Boathouse Bosham, Bosham, England
Parkwood Hotel, London England

Best in Ireland

Abbey Court, Westport, Mayo County, Ireland

Best in Austria

The Sallerhof, Salzburg, Austria

Best in Belgium

La Maison Jaune de Danielle, Brussels, Belgium

Best in Italy

N4U Guest House, Florence, Italy
La Luna Guesthouse, Florence, Italy
Suites Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy
Comfort Rome Vaticano B&B, Rome Italy
Agriturismo Marciano, Siena, Italy

Best in the Netherlands

Amsterdam B&B Barangay, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thebest2b, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bed & Breakfast Amsterdam 1680, Amsterdam, Netherlands
B&B Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Welcome Home B&B, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best in Portugal

Guest House Douro, Oporto, Portugal

Best in Spain

ABC-BnB, Valencia, Spain

Look for thousands of other highly rated inns and B&Bs on Founded in 1995, is enthusiastically recommended by The New York Times, Real Simple, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY and many others. To learn about more than 9,000 other perfect choices for your next B&B getaway, visit, the leading online bed and breakfast 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 The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, read up-to-date trip reports on The Blog, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.

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