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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PRESIDENT TO SLEEP IN THE WHITE HOUSE Celebrate President’s Week at a B&B with White House connections

Austin, TX – While the Obama family is in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, you don’t have to be a famous celebrity, well-known politician, or a deep-pockets donor to sleep where U.S. presidents once visited. “If you’ve always dreamed of staying overnight in the White House or in presidential quarters, here’s your chance,” says Sandy Soule, VP of Marketing for, the largest online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide. “You can park in the First Lady’s parking spot, dine in the Reagan Dining Room, and even sleep in the West Wing at these B&Bs, all featuring presidential or White House connections,” says Soule. Visit to review a complete list of Presidential Packages, with offers fit for a king or a president! Additionally, save $50 on a two-night presidential getaway when you book online on before February 28. Simply reserve at any inn displaying the green “book it” button, and type BBROMANCE50 in the "Redeem Special Promo Code" box before completing your reservation.

Enjoy White House architecture, presidential trivia, breakfasts cooked by a former White House chef, and bedrooms once frequented by U.S. presidents, while basking in guest room fit for a world leader at these member B&Bs, listed in alpha-order by state. For more great presidential packages, click here.

White House Inn and Spa, Napa, CA: While the inn is white, its theme is green. Describing itself as Napa’s “first hip green hotel”, the innkeepers of this white-columned inn recommend the Presidential Suite for the nation’s leader or discerning travelers. This 1,300-square-foot private cottage offers two floors, two baths, and a double spa tub. Within easy walking distance of downtown Napa, you’ll find trendy surroundings for Napa’s newest generation of eco-travelers.

Swann House Historic Inn, Washington, DC: In the early 1900s, the Swann House was owned by socialite Eva Cromwell. In 1912, she married J.P. Morgan partner, E.T. Stotesbury, one of the wealthiest men in America. As a wedding gift, he gave his new bride $4 million and a $500,000 diamond necklace. The wedding took place in what is now the Swann House Historic Dupont Circle Inn with Washington's social elite in attendance. Among the honored guests was the nation's 27th president, William Howard Taft. A Washington Post photographer captured President Taft’s rotund silhouette as he descended the front steps of Swann House.

Hall Place, Glasgow, KY: Abraham Lincoln visited this B&B when it was first built as a home for the Tompkins family. Abe studied law under Judge Christopher Tompkins as did his law partner Stephen Logan. Stephen Logan was from Glasgow and lived just blocks away.

1800 Devonfield Inn, Lee, MA: Rumor has it that in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s chauffeur drove him across Devonfield’s front lawn for a visit with the visiting Queen Wilhelmina of Holland. Be sure to stay in the Roosevelt Suite; unlike the windowless Roosevelt room in the White House, Devonfield’s room has a panoramic view of the lawn, plus a wood-burning fireplace for fireside chats.

The White House, Nantucket, MA: This historic property, ideally located in the core district of Nantucket and adjacent to the Jared Coffin garden, is named after its exterior color more than the Presidential theme. The first floor is home to one of the island's fine whaling antique shops where a resident scrimshander can be found carving actual whale bone. Guest rooms above feature Ralph Lauren bedding, private baths, and views of the town. Guests are given vouchers to enjoy breakfast at a nearby restaurant.

1 Church Street, The White House B&B, Belfast, ME: Built by James P. White, this home has long been considered one of the most dramatic in Maine. Designed with graceful symmetry, a columned facade, and an eight-sided cupola, it is one of the most photographed coastal homes. The interior is as stunning as the exterior, with ornate plaster ceiling medallions, marble fireplaces, and intricate moldings. A park-like triangle of grounds and gardens surround Maine’s White House.

Brewster Inn, Dexter, ME: This 8000-square-foot former governor’s mansion has hosted Presidents Taft and Truman as well as senators and governors. The home was featured in the movie “The Aviator” in which former Maine Governor Brewster was involved in a secret government task force.

Inn of the Patriots and Presidential Culinary Museum, Grover, NC: While the inn is painted white, the Presidential draw here is former Executive Chef to the President, Martin Mongiello. As a former White House and Camp David Chef, Chef Marti has collected everything from a large display of Presidential photos to White House china, letters from Presidents and even Wooden Easter eggs rolled on the White House lawn each year. Guests can take a guided tour through this collection, and enjoy breakfasts and afternoon treats that are fit for a President.

Colonel Taylor Inn, Cambridge, OH: Colonel Joseph D. Taylor built the Taylor Mansion in 1878. The Colonel was a lawyer by trade and a long-time U.S. Congressman. Books about the Colonel confirm that he was close friends with Presidents Hays, Garfield, and McKinley. President McKinley definitely stayed at the inn, and the innkeepers suspect that Presidents Hays and Garfield also visited during the years Colonel Taylor owned the home.

Portland’s White House B&B, Portland, OR: A dead ringer for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this circa 1911 B&B comes complete with 14 pillars and fountain in front. Restored to its original splendor with sparkling European chandeliers, a formal dining room, sweeping staircase, and a grand ballroom, this B&B offers extensive collections of European porcelains and 18th and 19th century oil paintings. Five guest rooms in the main house and three guest rooms in the Carriage House are elegantly appointed with antiques, paintings and porcelains. King- or queen-size feather beds, feather pillows, and rich linens guarantee that unlike the President of the United States, guests can enjoy a relaxing and carefree night’s sleep.

The White House Inn, Blacksburg, SC: The majestic columns topped with Corinthian capitals frame the entrance to this inn, which resembles a smaller version of the Presidential White House, although its name comes from former owner Mr. Jim White, a local architectural visionary. Guests can choose to stay in the White House Suite, complete with private bath, kitchenette, and dining, living and sleeping areas or choose the Rose Garden Room overlooking a view of the Rose of Sharon trees.

The Texas White House, Fort Worth, TX: A stay here comes with a guarantee that it’ll be the most accommodating B&B in Texas. Guest rooms feature private baths and sitting areas. Some are complete with double whirlpool tubs or private saunas. On-site massages mean that whether you’re president of the country or your own fan club, you can relax knowing you’re close to Fort Worth’s attractions and downtown offices.

A Williamsburg White House, Williamsburg, VA: A passion for presidential politics led the owners to open a B&B to show off all their Presidential photos and White House collections. Arrive and choose to park in the Chief of Staff or First Lady’s reserved parking spot. You’ll dine in the Reagan Dining Room and relax in the Kennedy Library, filled with photos and reminders of President Kennedy’s time in the White House. Choose to sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom suite, complete with Ford’s Theater sitting room, or stay in the newer West Wing with FDR’s Suite, complete with photos of his time in office. True to its theme, including the front door sign that reads “Homeland Security asks that you please close the door,” this B&B is ideal for political junkies and those looking for a positively presidential respite within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg.

White House Inn, Wilmington, VT: Built as a summer home in 1915 for lumber baron Martin Brown, this inn has 14 fireplaces, finely crafted French doors and two-story terraces supported by soaring pillars. Three intimate dining rooms mean guests an enjoy a cocktail and dinner while watching a magnificent sunset through the large windows. The inn has 16 guest rooms, each equipped with private bath and furnished with period pieces. Thanks to the inn’s majestic hilltop location, there is a view fit for a king – or a President – from every room To learn more about these B&Bs and over 10,000 other perfect choices for your next B&B getaway, visit, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network worldwide. For the perfect gift, purchase The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, including most of the inns mentioned above. A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, 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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