Guests who have experienced our Eureka Springs B&B know we love providing the distinctive hospitality that only a quality bed & breakfast inn can give. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes how luxurious, convenient, varied, and relaxing a stay at a B&B inn can be.
The Personal Touch
Bed & breakfast innkeepers are a detail-oriented breed. They think about every aspect of a guest’s stay. It’s not just a matter of making sure the room is clean (although they certainly do!) They actually care for their guests. They’re flexible about what each individual needs and they go out of their way to provide pampering if it’s wanted and privacy if that’s preferred. Great innkeepers don’t just provide lodging and food. They’re also your helpful concierge who can schedule your cab, a massage, a day trip to the best local attractions. They know their town and area by heart and are happy to share the local favorites and history. B&B innkeepers provide a warm welcome and a fond farewell that simply don’t happen at any other type of lodging.
Think of the last time you stayed at so-called budget lodgings. Do you remember the “continental breakfast”? If you were lucky, you poured some from-the-plastic-pitcher batter onto a waffle iron so you’d have something warm to go with the bland coffee. This is not the breakfast a good B&B has to offer! Most B&Bs offer delicious made-from-scratch meals that can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room or table or among new friends at the dining table.
Some inns even have their own restaurants. Many give afternoon teas featuring freshly baked goodies, plus fresh fruit, gourmet teas and coffees. In fact, snacks and refreshments such as fruit juice, fresh coffee and homemade cookies are often provided at all hours for B&B guests. Old candy bars and chips from a vending machine simply can’t compete!
Full Amenities & Beyond!
Regular motels and hotels don’t necessarily offer the fresh, high-thread-count sheets or the sparkling clean rooms of an inspected bed & breakfast inn. How about fine and/or antique furnishings, flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, in-room fireplaces, private porches, four-poster beds? Fresh flowers (or not if you have allergies)? Gourmet chocolates on your pillow? Clawfoot tubs and multi-jet spa showers? (Because most B&Bs do have their own en suite private bathrooms.) What about decor? Some B&Bs are Victorians. However, many inns feature modern or contemporary eclectic architecture and decor. Because each inn is unique, you can have your pick of the style that best suits you.
These are just some of the things which set bed & breakfasts apart from the regular run of accommodations. To help spread the word and “put to bed” a few myths about B&Bs, the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) has created the “Better Way to Stay” campaign. If you love staying at bed & breakfasts and want to help others learn about how great they can be, please share these videos.