• 1994

    A great idea is born!

    Remember when the word "Google" was not a verb? It was during these early days of the Internet that Eric Goldreyer came up with the idea to create a website for finding and booking B&Bs.

  • 1995

    June:  Joining forces

    First B&B directory

    Eric Goldreyer and his wife join together to launch a directory website for bed and breakfasts and inns called InnsandOuts.com.

    November:  The first online B&B directory is born!


    The first online B&B directory, InnsandOuts.com, officially launches on the Worldwide Web.

  • 1998

    January:  A new website

    Inns and Outs launches its second B&B directory website, titled TheBBChannel.com.

    Later that year: BedandBreakfast.com is born!


    Inns and Outs purchases the BedandBreakfast.com URL and officially changes to BedandBreakfast.com, the number-one global resource for finding and booking B&Bs.

  • 1999

    July: New ownership

    Buy and Sell

    BedandBreakfast.com expands its reach when it is acquired by WorldRes, Inc.

  • 2000

    October:  Joining forces

    BedandBreakfast.com launches the Getaway Gift Certificate.

    Later that year:  A big move is made!

    Golden, CO

    BedandBreakfast.com moves from Golden, Colorado, to Denver, Colorado.

  • 2001

    Early that year: Goin' Platinum

    BedandBreakfast.com introduces its Platinum membership level. At the Platinum level, members get to display up to 25 photos of their inn and a video.

    November:  More advertising opportunites!

    Featured property

    BedandBreakfast.com launches its Featured Property auction, a cost-per-impression product, as a way for members to get additional advertising when they need it.


  • 2002

    Coming in hot!

    Hot Deal

    BedandBreakfast.com launches two new products for members: Hot Deal and Inn of the Month. These products help member innkeepers get more exposure when they need it most.

     Taking back the business

    Featured property

    Eric Goldreyer acquires BedandBreakfast.com and GuestTracker back from WorldRes, Inc. GuestTracker later merges with MesaCreek to form what is now RezOvation Software.


  • 2003

    September: And the winner is...

    BedandBreakfast.com launches the awards program, which highlights members inns with themed lists of top properties. The annual awards recognize top B&Bs in specific markets.

  • 2004

    Click to book!

    BedandBreakfast.com launches its Online Reservations program to make B&Bs bookable directly on the site.

  • 2005

    A big move!

    Austin, TX

    BedandBreakfast.com moves its office headquarters for the second time, from Denver, Colorado, to Austin, Texas.

  • 2006

    November:  Joining forces

    BedandBreakfast.com partners with Expedia, and member inns are bookable on Online Travel Agency websites for the first time.

  • 2008

    January:  A big win!

    Wheel of Fortune

    BedandBreakfast.com partners with "Wheel of Fortune" to launch the first ever B&B Week on the show. Every night, one BedandBreakfast.com member inn is featured to more than 11 million viewers of the show as a prize giveaway.

    October:  Invitation only

    garthwood mansion

    BedandBreakfast.com launches a collection of guest-reviewed and professionally inspected luxury B&Bs and inns called the Diamond Collection. Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal, MO, joins as the first member of this elite group.

  • 2009

    January:  A new partnership!

    BedandBreakfast.com first partners with Priceline.com to make BedandBreakfast.com properties bookable on Priceline.com.

  • 2010

    March:  New mothership

    HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals, acquires BedandBreakfast.com.

  • 2011

    June:  Going public!

    HomeAway announces its initial public offering, trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AWAY" and raising 216 million in the offering.

    Later that year:  Europe invasion!


    BedandBreakfast.com begins marketing to travelers and B&Bs in Europe for the first time after launching Spanish, Italian and French translated websites.

  • 2013

    Mobile or bust!

    BedandBreakfast.com begins rolling out mobile "responsive" pages, starting with the state, regional and city pages, and soon the B&B property page.

  • 2014

    October:  Sprechen sie deutsch?

    BedandBreakfast.com begins marketing to German travelers after launching a new German website.

    December:  B&B Week is Back!

    Wheel of Fortune

    BedandBreakfast.com re-establishes partnership with "Wheel of Fortune" to bring back B&B Week, during which BedandBreakfast.com property stays are featured as prizes.

  • 2015

    February:  Content is king


    BedandBreakfast.com launches its new content leadership initiative, focused on spreading the joy of the B&B experience to travelers through interesting and inspiring written content, beautiful imagery and third-party promotion.

    June:  New and improved!

    BedandBreakfast.com home page

    BedandBreakfast.com launches a new home page that features large, beautiful images and the latest traveler content. The new home page exclusively features BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection B&Bs.

    July:  Diamond Collection reaches 500!

    Summit Debary Inn

    The BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection reaches 500 members after just five years. The Summit Debary Inn in Summit, NJ, co-owned by Jim Cramer of "Mad Money," is the 500th member.

July 2015 BedandBreakfast.com celebrates 20 years

20th anniversary

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