8 Bed and Breakfasts with the Best Fixin's (PHOTOS)

by The Daily Meal Subscribe to The Daily Meal's posts Posted Aug 6th 2011 09:00 AM



Bed and breakfasts promise the warmth and comfort of home for those on the road. But, how many of us are cozily welcomed home with a glass of wine by the fire or awoken by the smell of coffee and freshly baked scones every day?
Like at your most generous friend's house, the innkeepers live on site, so they know the area backwards and front and they can't wait to show you the best of it. The houses themselves, often in an idyllic setting, harbor a rich history and ooze character.

Whether they're haunted, were once homes of grand families, or have been passed down by generations of B&B owners, every portrait and floral bedspread tells a story.

One of the most obvious ways innkeepers show their passion for hospitality is through pampering their guests' palates. The Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast is perfect for chocolate-lovers. Innkeepers make sure their guests are always staring down something cocoa-filled, whether it's homemade chocolates or the richest hot chocolate around. The Gastonian wakes its guests up with lemon ricotta pancakes or poached eggs with grilled tomato, creamy spinach, and apple-smoked bacon.

Near the charming, food-loving small town of Asheville, N.C., the Brookside Mountain Mist Inn boasts a multi-course homemade breakfast starting with scones or muffins, working toward a fresh fruit parfait, and finally an entrée like Belgium waffles, pecan French toast, or a Southwest chicken frittata. The hosts take care of all their guests' needs by accommodating diabetics, gluten-free diets, lactose intolerant needs, and vegans as well.

The romance of getting a key (instead of a card), making your way up creaking, wooden stairs, and receiving a friendly, warm hello from the hosts is surely not lost on us.

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September 28 2011 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joey Tripp

The B Street House B&B in Virginia City, Nevada has amazing breakfasts! We've been to a lot of B&B's across the west, mostly moderately priced and this had the best breakfast by far. Different everyday (we stayed 3 nights) which is something some places don't do, top of the line and sensitive to food needs.

August 19 2011 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am surprised The Simpson House in Santa Barbara, CA wasn't highlighted by this article. It is one of the most beautiful B&Bs we've ever experienced with food excellent enough to please even the most discerning palate. The service is outstanding and the gardens are a pure delight.

August 14 2011 at 11:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The Iowa House in Ames, Iowa (where the Republican Party is holding its straw poll) has pretty amazing breakfasts, and home made coffee cakes, muffins, or cinnamon rolls every day.

August 13 2011 at 12:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You totally missed the BEST bed and breakfast--El Portal in Sedona, AZ. It has extraordinary accomodations, beautiful surroundings near the Grand Canyon, is pet friendly and has an on-staff chef that creates the MOST delicious food you can imagine!

August 12 2011 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

there should be nine you didn't include The Rose Bed and Breakfast in Calabash,NC

August 12 2011 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh my God! That is just unbelievable! Such a great article! I've been thinking about where to spend my next weekend, and seems like I have just found a solution :) Peace, delieous food and total relaxation is what I'm exactly looking for!

August 08 2011 at 4:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply