Choosing a Bed and Breakfast Inn over a Motel/Hotel

Lodging accommodations are sometimes hard to choose. A good experience at either a Bed and Breakfast Inn or Motel/Hotel may help you make your decision upon whether or not to return. We do, however, want you to try a Bed and Breakfast Inn on your travels or a romantic getaway, even wedding, reunion or any special occasion.

Most B&B Inns offer elegant, beautifully decorated rooms with comfortable beds and wonderful views. Morning breakfasts are prepared by your innkeeper or it may even be a personal chef and owner of the Inn which is spectacular. The preparation that goes into these elegant full breakfasts makes you feel really special and the cost is included in the room so there are no hidden prices. In some Bed and Breakfast Inns you may even have coffee and your breakfast delivered right to your room.

In the evening your Innkeeper may offer a snack, coffee, tea or wine before going out for dinner. A great number of B&B/Inns offer dinner created by a chef right there at the B&B/Inn. There may be a charge but well worth the cost. A sherry may even be served before turning in.

Your host will be happy to provide concierge service. They know where there are theaters, museums, antiquing, winter and summer sports, golfing, fishing and so many other activities in the area to make your visit interesting and fun. They also know the best fine dining restaurants should they not serve dinner at the B&B/Inn and you will want to know this information.

Should you be visiting for business be sure to ask if they have special prices for long term stay or mid-week discounts. Also if you have a special friend or relative you need the perfect gift for and know they would like to visit the B&B/Inn, most offer gift certificates for that special someone.

These elegant B&B/Inns want you to return or tell friends that they have done their best to make you comfortable so please write a lovely review about them and tell your friends. Many B&B’s are relying on your word of mouth to get them their next guest.

We did not mention hotels because of their cost factor and hidden fees, we really wanted to focus on how enjoyable it is to stay in a Bed and Breakfast Inn and how much you will enjoy your time there (you will want to return again and again). Innkeepers do give you much time to yourself with a TV to rest and relax. The pools, Jacuzzi’s, gardens and places for a long stroll or walk into town will be memorable. All this for a very modest cost. Always be sure to check with the innkeeper first to see if children are allowed, if the inn is handicap accessible or if you can bring your pet. We hope you will choose a Bed and Breakfast Inn for your next business or romantic getaway.

Almond French Toast from Swan House South

Almond French Toast from Swan House South

4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Almond syrup (coffee flavorings) or Amaretto liquor
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Half & Half

Mix all ingredients well with blender. Cut 6 large croissants (frozen) in half. Dip croissants in egg mixture and place on hot griddle. Serve with maple syrup or honey butter syrup. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and thin sliced almonds.

Milk n’ Honey Tea Room

Profile PictureVisiting Tampa or a Tampa resident and want a delicious affordable lunch or planning a group dinner? Milk n’ Honey Tea Room on West Bush Blvd is the place to go. My daughter planned lunch for my birthday for myself, my mother, granddaughter, my daughter and two of my best friends for high tea. It was absolutely wonderful. Kathy Glenn executive chef and owner and her son made it a really special day. The ambiance was so relaxing. My mother and I enjoyed the quiche, while my daughter and best friend loved the chicken salad and roast beef sandwiches and salads . Each meal came with delicious corn chowder and a salad with an out of this world homemade strawberry dressing. Children welcome. The scones with Devonshire cream are fantastic. One thing that really impressed me was how concerned they were about the fact that my granddaughter has food allergies and they accommodated her with real concern. I was very impressed. There is an extensive menu. Catering services available as well as brunch, conferences, open houses or any time you would like your meals simplified in your life. Check try on the hats and boas and take photo’s. The gift shop is amazing. Kathy is just lovely and makes you feel right at home. Thank you so much for a lovely birthday lunch. If you’re in Tampa and are interested in stopping by, call them at 813-931-1482.

An Inn On the Ocean Bed and Breakfast

An Inn On the Ocean Bed and Breakfast is in Ocean City Maryland with gorgeous ocean views for you to enjoy awaits your visit. Beautifully decorated rooms, delicious breakfast (see recipe below). Perfect for a Spectacular Wedding, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Shower, Honeymoons, Business Meeting, Retreat, Luncheon, and afternoon Tea. Watch the dolphins. Enjoy Maryland Crab!  Wrap around Veranda for you to sit and relax and enjoy. 

The drive from these cities is worth every minute. Baltimore  144 Miles, Washington  153 Miles, Pittsburgh  407 miles, Philadelphia  150 miles,  New York  206 Miles, Richmond Virginia  225 miles.

Visit today you will want to return over and over again. Give a gift certificate to someone you really  love . Hospitality Plus!

Pear French Toast
Serves 6
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons Poire William liqueur
4 pears, cored and sliced
3 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons brown sugar
12 slices French bread
2 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar
Combine brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and Poire William in a skillet. Cook until sugar dissolved.
Add sliced pears and cook 4-5 minutes until pears tender but still hold their shape.
Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar.
Dip French bread in egg mixture to coat both sides.
On a griddle, melt the remaining butter and cook bread until golden brown, turning only once. ( May need more butter)
To serve, place 2 slices of French Toast on plate and top with pear mixture.
Dust with powdered sugar.

Arizona Vacation and Getaway Ideas

Are you traveling through Arizona for romance, honeymoon, or maybe a much needed leisure trip. Is this your first time to see the Grand Canyon and secretly you heard about all those terrific golf courses and you just did not want to bring up the subject to your wife. She has been a great sport about it all these years but this trip is supposed to be special and you are determined to make it just that. The “plan” is to visit Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler and Scottsdale and if there is time a couple of the small  cities Tempe, Gilbert, Peoria and Yuma, Sedona, Bisbee…what order has not exactly been planned as this will give you both something to talk about tonight when you arrive in Yuma.

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Alaska Vacation Ideas and Getaways

Want to try Alaska on for size and see if it fits your sense of adventure and freedom. Maybe your young and have a spouse or significant other beside you wanting the same things you do or just maybe you have retired and want exactly the same things as the younger professional young people do “a sense of adventure and freedom in an unspoiled wilderness. Well guy’s it’s almost Valentine’s Day and with all that sense of adventure head for Alaska where the friendliest people in America are supposed to live. Do you want to go to a major city like Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau or one of the smaller ones like Ketchikan, Homer, Haines or Skagway.

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Alabama Vacation Ideas

Visit Alabama and breathe the beautiful fresh mountain air. The Golf Courses are truly magnificent, as well as tennis, canoeing, fishing, basketball, soccer, and track just to name a few of outdoor adventures to look forward to where ever you stop in Alabama. Huntsville Alabama has the largest space attraction the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Don’t forget the minor league baseball team the Huntsville Stars. Stop in Scottsboro where the Walls of Jericho and Jackson County Park and Lookout Mountain Park known as one of the most scenic drives ever. Birmingham boasts the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame they sure have the right to boast they have original memorabilia from over 200 inductees including “Bear” Bryant, Joe Louis (boxer), Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, two Heisman trophies, 3 World Series trophies and numerous other awards. Don’t forget University of Alabama football at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa it is an experience.
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