Don’t Ever Stay at a Bed and Breakfast...Not. Some people have had a bad experience with staying at a bed and breakfast and tell others, “Don’t ever stay at a bed and breakfast”. What they don’t tell you is that unlike a hotel that offers two beds with a nightstand in the middle, and is predictable, no two bed and breakfasts are alike. One bad experience “doesn’t spoil the whole bunch of apples”. Gone is the day where many bed and breakfasts have lace doilies and a frilly décor. Some are quite modern, some are rustic, some have themed rooms, some have wine cellars or pubs for beer, some have outdoor activities, etc. You will find rooms in every color of the rainbow, some with Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, balconies, flat screen televisions, and more. There are misconceptions out there such as sharing bathrooms. Having to share a bathroom at a bed and breakfast is almost as extinct as a dinosaur. Bed and breakfast owners are usually very catering to a guest's needs. One example is breakfast. If you are told that breakfast is from 9-10 a.m. and you ask for a 10:30 a.m. breakfast so you can sleep in or a 7 a.m. breakfast because you are there on business the innkeeper is likely to work with you. The moral of this story is don’t let one bad experience at a bed and breakfast keep you from trying a different one. You will be pleasantly surprised to find out that a bed and breakfast can be the better way to stay.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com