florida bed and breakfasts

A Charming Alternative to Sleeping in a Box -

Next vacation or business trip, why not consider a stay in an inviting Florida Bed & Breakfast or Country Inn?

By Christy Fisher

It's the first morning of your Florida vacation. You wake up in an overstuffed feather bed to the aroma of warm bread, sizzling sausage, and hot coffee, in an elegant room appointed with authentic Victorian antiques. Could this occur in a hotel? Probably not, but you could experience this in a Bed and Breakfast or cozy country inn.

In addition to breakfast, most Bed and Breakfasts (B&B's) also serve an afternoon snack and beverage. B&B's homey settings are much more inviting than an antiseptic hotel lobby. Next trip to Florida, be it for business or pleasure, treat yourself to the

Many Florida Bed and Breakfastss have well-tended gardens, restaurants and serve afternoon tea.

welcoming ambiance in a B&B's warm and relaxing living room, parlor, or outside porch and meet other guests in a relaxed atmosphere.

Most Bed & Breakfast Inns are large, old houses with sleeping rooms that are tastefully decorated to depict a certain period of time. Unlike old houses though, each room usually has its own bathroom, and modern conveniences like air conditioning or heat. Many of these old homes have historical significance, some are in the National Register of Historic Places. Bed and Breakfast Inns are found throughout the USA, some are in the middle of towns or villages, and others are way off the beaten path. Each B&B is unique, and if you enjoy

feeling like you are at home, but not having to clean or be bothered by the telephone or television, then a cozy B&B may be for you. However, most Bed & Breakfast Inns do not allow pets or young children, so inquire before making reservations. To assist you in making your decision about Bed and Breakfasts in a particular Florida area, click the cities on the map below for a selection of the state's fine offerings.