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BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “BEST OF BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM 2011-2012 AWARDS” Features Top Inns Around the World, New Categories & Travelers’ Choice Winners

AUSTIN, TX (November 3, 2011) –™, the most comprehensive site for finding bed and breakfast properties around the world, today announces the winners of its seventh annual “Best of Awards™,” recognizing the top inns around the world providing the best travel experience, hospitality and customer service. analyzed the quality and quantity of the traveler reviews from the past year on to select the inns providing superior travel experiences and hospitality. It also considered the quality of inns’ photos, listing descriptions and overall online customer experience on

This year, recognizes 41 exemplary inns and bed and breakfasts in these categories:

  • Top 10 B&Bs in the United States
  • Top 10 B&Bs in Canada
  • Top 10 International B&Bs
  • Travelers’ Choice B&B
  • Top B&Bs in 10 Special Categories

“The Best of Award winners really exemplify the special experience, hospitality and service that travelers expect from staying in a bed and breakfast,” says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway, Inc, which owns “Take one look at our guest reviews and you’ll see that travelers discover every day that B&Bs offer personalized and unique experiences, from gourmet breakfast and other amenities like free Internet and refreshments, to concierge-like attention to detail that makes weekend getaways so memorable.”

In addition, Slagter says plans to initiate a new monthly awards program to recognize exemplary inns in a variety of categories, from Top B&Bs for Skiing and Most Romantic Inns to Top Urban Inns to showcase the special and distinctive features offered by bed and breakfasts.

Here are the Best of 2011-2012 Award Winners, five of which are members of’s Diamond Collection™ (noted with * below).

Top 10 B&Bs in the United States

A Storybook Inn* in Versailles, KY

Atlantis House in Key West, FL

Berry Manor Inn* in Rockland, ME

Cameo Heights Mansion in Touchet, WA

Chocolate Turtle Bed & Breakfast in Corrales, NM

Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast* in Hot Springs, AR

Park Avenue Manor in Savannah, GA

Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, VT

The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA

The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn in Dillon, SC

Top 10 B&Bs in Canada

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn in Abbotsford, BC

Bee & Thistle Guest House in Vancouver, BC

Cherry Blossom Bed and Breakfast in Vancouver, BC

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn in Victoria, BC

Fisher House Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, BC

Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal, NS

Graystone B&B in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Refuge Bed and Breakfast in Mont Tremblant, QC

A la Carte B&B in Montreal, QC

Atmosphere in Montreal, QC


Top 10 International B&Bs

Club Arias in Savaneta, Aruba

The Sallerhof in Salzburg, Austria

Cachoeira Inn in Buzios, Brazil

LIPPERGÜT'L in Fussen, Germany

Villa Wastra in Ubud, Indonesia

N4U Guest House in Florence, Italy

RetRome Colosseum Garden in Rome, Italy

Casa Virgilios in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Guest House Douro in Porto, Portugal

Valencia Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Valencia, Spain


Travelers’ Choice B&B
Chestnut Hill Inn Bed & Breakfast
* in Orange, VA

Best B&B with Unique Animals
The Social Goat
in Atlanta, GA

Best B&B If You Have a Special Diet
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
in Newberg, OR

Best B&B with a Pub
Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast
in Brattleboro, VT

Best Boat & Breakfast
Sea Suites Boat & Breakfast
in Saugatuck, MI

Best Architecture
Inn on the Lake
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Best Locavore B&B
* in Fogelsville, PA

Best Themed B&B
Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast Resort
in Nice, CA

Best B&B for Finding Zen
Santosha on the Ridge
in Shawnee on Delaware, PA

Best B&B for Tech Geeks
Bernerhof Inn Bed and Breakfast
in Glen, NH

Best B&B for Motorcyclists
The Blue B&B
in Savanna, IL

More than 200 inns are part of’s Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns that offer private bathrooms, 24-hour access to service or staff, free Internet, flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival, and maintain a 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on

About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 160,000 consumer reviews. offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates.

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