America's Best Bed and Breakfasts: Over 1600 Delightful Places to Stay in All 50 States (Fodor's Best Bed & Breakfasts Series)

America's Best Bed and Breakfasts: Over 1600 Delightful Places to Stay in All 50 States (Fodor's Best Bed & Breakfasts Series)

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ISBN-13: 9780679001812
Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/1999
Series: Fodor's Best Bed and Breakfasts Series
Edition description: 3rd Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.59(w) x 8.26(h) x 1.29(d)

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You'll find bed-and-breakfasts in big houses with turrets and little houses with decks, in mansions by the water and cabins in the forest, not to mention structures of many sizes and shapes in between. B&Bs are run by people who were once lawyers and writers, homemakers and artists, nurses and architects, singers and businesspeople. Some B&Bs are just a room or two in a hospitable local's home; others are more like small inns. So there's an element of serendipity to every stay in an inn or B&B. But although that's part of the pleasure of visiting these establishments, it's also an excellent reason to plan your travels with a good B&B guide.

To create this guide, we've handpicked a team of professional writers who are confirmed B&B lovers: people who love the many manifestations of the Victorian era; who go wild over wicker and brass beds,  four-posters and fireplaces; and who know a well-run operation when they see it and are only too eager  to communicate their knowledge to you. We've instructed them to inspect the premises and check out every corner of premier inns and B&Bs in the areas they cover and to report critically on only the best. They've returned from their travels with comprehensive reports on the very best B&Bs — establishments that promise a unique experience, a distinctive sense of time and place. All are destinations in themselves: not just places to put your head at night, but an integral part of a weekend escape. In our writers' evaluations, you'll learn what's good, what could be better; what they liked and what you might not like. We also include names and addresses of B&B reservations services, just in case you're inspired to search out additional properties on your own.

Reviews are organized by state and then by region. At the beginning of every review is the address  and telephone, with a mailing address in parenthesis — if there is one. A double room is for two people, regardless of the size or type of bed it contains. Unless otherwise noted, rooms don't have phones or TVs. Note that even the most stunning homes, farmhouses and mansions alike, may not provide a private bathroom for each individual. We list the number of rooms in the establishments that do have them en suite. Rates are for two, excluding tax, in high season, and include breakfast unless otherwise noted.

Although we abhor discrimination, we have conveyed informtion about innkeepers' restrictive practices so that you will be aware of the prevailing attitudes. Such discriminatory practices are most often applied to small children, traveling with their parents, who may not, in any case, feel comfortable having their offspring toddling amid breakable bric-a-brac and near precipitous stairways.

Our Best Tip

When traveling the B&B way, always call ahead. If you have mobility problems or are traveling with children or pets, if you prefer a private bath or a certain type of bed, or if you have specific dietary needs or any other concerns, discuss them with the innkeeper. If you're traveling to an inn because of a specific feature, make sure that it will be available when you get there and not closed for renovation. The same is true if you're making a special detour to take advantage of specific sights or attractions.

Table of Contents

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North Alabama

Central Alabama

Gulf Coast Delta





Homer and Seldovia



Northern Arizona,

Including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff,

and Indian Country

Central Arizona, Including Phoenix, Prescott,

and the White Mountains

Tuscon and Environs

Southern Arizona


The Ozarks

Central Arkansas: From Hot Springs to Helena


San Diego County

The Desert and the

San Bernardino Mountains,

from Palm Springs to Lake Arrowhead

Los Angeles With Orange County

Central Coast from Santa Barbara to San Simeon

Monterey Bay, Including Santa Cruz and Carmel

San Francisco, From North Beach

to the Sunset District

Bay Area: Marin, East Bay, and the Peninsula

Including Wine Country, Napa, Sonoma,

Southern Mendocino Counties

North Coast and Redwood Country,

Including Mendocino and Eureka

Sacramento and the Central Valley,

including the Sierra Foothills

Gold Country:

Along Highway 49

High Sierra, Including Yosemite,

Lake Tahoe, and the Eastern Sierra



The High Rockies

North Central Colorado:

Rocky Mountain National Park

South Central Colorado Along I-25

Southwest Colorado:

The San Juan Mountains and the Four Corners


The Southwestern Coast

Litchfield County South and Ridgefield

The Southeastern Coast

Connecticut River Valley

The Northwest Corner


Wilmington and Northern


The Beaches


St. Augustine

Amelia Island

Northwest Florida and the Panhandle

North Central Florida

Central and East Central Florida

Key West

Southwest Florida


North Georgia and Atlanta

Middle Georgia

Coastal Georgia

Southwest Georgia


Big Island of Hawaii




Northern Panhandle

Central Rockies

Boise Valley



Central Illinois

Southern Illinois


Southern Hills

Ohio River Valley


Amish Country

North Coast


The Amana Colonies

Mississippi River

North Central Iowa


Eastern Kansas

Central Kansas


Louisville/Bluegrass West

Lexington/Bluegrass East

Northern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky

Western Kentucky


Greater New Orleans

Plantation Country

Cajun Country

North-Central Louisiana


The Southern Coast:

Kittery to Portland

Mid-Coast: Freeport to

Port Clyde

Around Penobscot Bay:

Rockland to Blue Hill

Down East: Deer Isle and

Mount Desert Island

The Western Lakes and Mountains

The Great North Woods


Oxford/Easton/Eastern Shore

Annapolis/Western Shore/

Southern Maryland


Frederick and Environs


Southeastern Massachusetts

Cape Cod

Martha's Vineyard



North Shore

The Pioneer Valley

The Berkshires


Southeastern Michigan, Including

Ann Arbor and Detroit

Southwestern Michigan,

Including Battle Creek, Grand Rapids,

Kalamazoo, Saugatuck

Upper Peninsula

Mackinac Island

Grand Traverse Region, Including Traverse City

Little Traverse Bay Region


Twin Cities Area

Mississippi River Valley and

Bluff County

Duluth and the North Shore

The Northwest and the Cuyana Iron Range,

Including Brainerd and Detroit Lakes

The Southwestern Prairie


North Mississippi Hill Country

Near the Natchez Trace

Mississippi Gulf Coast Region



Kansas City

St. Louis and Environs


Gold West Country

Yellowstone Country

Glacier Country




Southeast Nebraska


Carson City and Environs

New Hampshire

The Seacoast

The Lakes Region

The White Mountains

Western and Central New Hampshire

New Jersey

The Delaware and Its Surroundings

The Jersey Shore

Cape May

New Mexico

Santa Fe and Environs



Southern New Mexico

New York

The Adirondacks Region Lake George

to the High Peaks

The Capital and Saratoga Region

The Catskills

The Hudson River Valley

Eastern Long Island

North Carolina

The Carolina Coast

The Piedmont

The Mountains

North Dakota

Eastern North Dakota


Western North Dakota


Northern Ohio


Northeastern Oklahoma

Central Oklahoma


South Coast

Southern Oregon, Including Ashland

Willamette Valley, Including Eugene

Wine Country, Including Salem


North Coast

Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood

Central and Eastern Oregon, Including Bend


The Poconos

New Hope, Bucks County, and Beyond

The Brandywine River Valley

Lancaster County/Amish Country

Gettysburg and York

Pittsburgh and Environs

Rhode Island


Coastal Rhode Island

Block Island

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Charleston and the Low Country

Thoroughbred Country and the Old Ninety Six

South Dakota

Black Hills

Eastern South Dakota


East Tennessee

Middle Tennessee

West Tennessee


East Texas, Including Dallas and Fort Worth

San Antonio, Austin, and the Hill Country


Salt Lake City and Northern Utah

Southwestern Utah

Southeastern Utah


Southeastern Vermont

Southwestern Vermont

Northern Vermont


Northern Virginia

The Eastern Shore

Williamsburg and the Peninsula


The Blue Ridge/Shenandoah Valley


Columbia River and Long Beach Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula

Seattle and Environs

Whidbey Island

San Juan Islands

Whatcom and Skagit Counties, Including Anacortes,

Bellingham, and La Conner

Cascade Mountains and Foothills

Spokane and Environs, Including Coeur d'Alene

The Palouse

West Virginia

The Eastern Panhandle

The Mountains


Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

Madison and Environs

Wisconsin River Valley

Hidden Valleys, Including La Crosse and

Prairie du Chien

Hiawatha Valley, Including Hudson, River Falls,

and Stockholm Door County


Jackson and Vicinity

Northern Wyoming

Southern Wyoming

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