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Why Couples prefer Bed and Breakfasts (and it’s not just the romance)

January 22, 2024

Why do couples prefer the Bed & Breakfast experience? History, mystery, romance and of course, gourmet breakfast just to name a few.  PLUS, Bed & Breakfasts love to create specials created just to enhance your stay. Check it all out in this month's blog.

In this Scoop

  • Let me count the ways... why couples love B&Bs
  • February Specials: Sweet deals, bubbly offerings, flowery upgrades and more...

It’s a Leap Year Valentines & your Bed and Breakfast can help you make it even better:

This February, you have one extra day to show some love to that special someone in your life. So why not use that time to plan an extra romantic getaway? Valentine's is on a Wednesday so check out the special that features a free Tuesday night.  On top of that, you can upgrade and add all the romance with bubbles, truffles, massages, flowers and more. Kick the cleaning, cooking and planning to the curb and cuddle up for a little romantic getaway in Asheville, NC.

Check out all the ways our B&Bs love ya back with these Innkeeper Specials.

What’s special about a B&B vs. hotel or vacation rental? Let us count all the ways couples choose B&Bs:

There’s a unique charm about staying at a bed and breakfast that other accommodations such as hotels and vacation rentals just can’t offer. While they all have their merits, an Asheville Bed and Breakfast stay is more like a home away from home experience. There are no dishes to do, breakfasts or beds to make and no one has to remind you to take out the trash. The settings are typically warm and homey and there’s always a little luxury to make you want to linger. If that sounds like a little slice of heaven – it’s because it is. 

When you stay at an Asheville Bed and Breakfast, you’re not just staying at a place to rest your head. You’re having an experience that serves to enhance your romantic Asheville getaway. Bed and breakfasts offer:  

  1. Personalized customer service: Unlike hotels and rentals, B&Bs are typically run by the owners themselves who take great pride in going the extra mile to ensure their guests are comfortable. There’s often luxury bedding, beautiful décor and furnishings and special amenities such as the antique claw-soaking tubs at the Beaufort House Inn, or the cozy fireplaces at the Cedar Crest Inn. You'll enjoy a high level of personalized service, from custom breakfast options to travel advice tailored to your individual preferences. Looking for a romantic place for dinner? Ask the innkeepers about some of their favorites. They’re sure to give you the inside scoop.
  2. An intimate and homey ambiance: The ambiance at B&Bs is generally intimate and homey. Unlike the uniformity of hotel rooms, each bed and breakfast room or suite typically features its own unique décor and there are usually common areas where guests can relax, read, or mingle with other guests. This fosters a sense of community that is rare in hotels or vacation rentals. At a bed and breakfast in Asheville, you can appreciate an array of architecture styles. For example, Abbington Green was built in the Colonial Revival style and boasts brilliant English gardens; and the Wright Inn and Carriage House is a beautifully-restored George F. Barber Queen Anne Victorian Mansion.  
  3. An immersive local experience: Staying at a B&B offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Many B&Bs are located in residential neighborhoods, allowing guests to experience the local lifestyle. The B&B owners, who are usually locals themselves, can provide insights into the best local restaurants, attractions, and other hidden gems. It's an experience that stands out from what you'd typically get with a hotel or rental, making it an excellent option for travelers seeking a more authentic and intimate getaway.
  4. Unique amenities: From gourmet breakfast and in-house spa treatments to personalized perks such as custom tea blends, happy hours and tasty treats, Asheville innkeepers are eager to ensure your stay is not only comfortable, but memorable. Most of these folks are enjoying their second or even third careers and are passionate about what they do – pleasing you. For many, this is the career of their dreams and there’s no one that benefits more from their love of hospitality than you. Enjoy an en suite massage at the Chestnut Street Inn or a complete romance package at the Sweet Biscuit Inn which includes a sparkling beverage, fresh flowers and locally-made chocolates. 
  5. History and mystery: Each Asheville bed and breakfast has a mystery and history all its own. Choose the style that best matches yours. Or, switch it up a little and try something new. If you’re more of a city slicker, why not opt for a change and choose a bed and breakfast that showcases country elegance? On the flip side, if you spend most of your time in the country, a pied-à-terre near downtown may be just the thing to spice up your couples’ getaway. It’s all up to you. Peaceful privacy, luxury lodge or city lights – they all have their charms – and stories to tell. For instance, the Reynolds Mansion, built in 1847, has a connection to the ill-fated Hope Diamond; and the Beaufort House Inn which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places has a rich history which includes a 6-month stay by the late actor, Charles Heston and his wife, Lydia. 
  6. More bang for your buck: Financially the value of staying at a bed and breakfast is better than other accommodation offers. At first glance, a hotel or vacation rental may seem like the better choice for your budget, but quite often that’s not the case. By the time you get to the end of your booking experience, the fees have quickly added up. Many hotels and rental properties offer nitpicky charges – from cleaning and resort fees to extra person, parking and mini-bar fees. Bed and breakfasts are typically all inclusive, so you don’t have to worry about reaching for that extra snack or where to park your car overnight.  
  7. A welcoming atmosphere for couples. Many bed and breakfasts have adult-only policies. If that’s something you’re after, don’t be afraid to ask. Our innkeepers just love catering to couples. Hotels and rentals tend to cater more to groups or families traveling together. Bed and breakfasts are all about spoiling their couples and creating a cozy experience. Staying at a B&B traditionally embraces those who truly crave privacy, luxury and uniqueness. And there’s no waiting in line or reservations needed for breakfast. 

So go ahead – don’t let that extra day this year go unnoticed. Make it an extra special February and take a leap of faith with an Asheville bed and breakfast stay. We’re waiting to spoil you.

The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association is a collection of diverse Bed & Breakfasts located in Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding area. Check out our Specials (updated monthly) and don't forget your Cookbook, a perfect way to take a little of our hospitality with yo


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