Well here it is! My first blog entry. Since I’ve never written a blog before I am simply learning as I go. I bet some of you feel the same way about staying at a Bed & Breakfast for the first time. Here are a few pointers to help you feel more comfortable when staying at a B&B; whether its at 5 Corners or in some other neck of the woods.
- Every Bed & Breakfast is different. Be sure to ask questions when making your reservation.
- While most B&Bs try to make you feel as if you are in your home away from home, it may not provide all of the same amenities – Ask about cable TV, free WIFI, private baths, parking, guest refrigerator, payment options, etc
- The Breakfast. Many people are nervous about this meal. Will have I have to sit with people I don’t know? What if I don’t like what they serve? Will I be able to order off of a menu? The answer to many of these questions will depend upon the size of the inn. The best thing to do is to ask before you book. Don’t be nervous sitting with others. This will only enhance your bed and breakfast experience. At our table, there is never a lull for conversation. Only interesting people sharing life stories. If you are uncomfortable with this, many inns will provide breakfast-in-bed for a nominal charge.
- Sharing a bath – The majority of B&Bs today offer private baths but be sure to confirm this prior to making a reservation. In general, B&B guests are very respectful of not only the place in which they are staying but of the other guests.
The bed and breakfast experience will leave you relaxed and eager to try another during your next trip. And don’t forget the great memories you’ll take with you on your journey home.