A bed and breakfast is a romantic option that can make your woman feel like she’s in some kind of cheesy romance novel. Yeah, the local hotels are probably cheaper as well as more convenient. And there are some things you just won’t get with most B&Bs, like a pool or a workout room. Hell, you might not even have WiFi at a bed and breakfast.
However, odds are pretty good that your lady will absolutely love staying in a B&B. So, when should you stay at the local budget motel, and when should you go with a bed and breakfast? Answer these questions, and you should be able to work out if a bed and breakfast is right for you and your lady.
Whether you’re driving, flying or even taking a train, you have to think about the amount of time you’ll be spending together traveling to your location. Generally, you want to stick to a few hours from your city. Most of the time, that’s long enough to find a nice little pocket of countryside to enjoy a weekend.
Once you know how far you want to go, do a little bit of online research and come up with a list of available places. Obviously, anything with a lot of negative reviews should be passed over at once; this isn’t the kind of vacation you want to risk. Once you have a list, consider size, location, and value.
How big is the bed and breakfast? A homey country cabin might have only two or three bedrooms available for guests, so you’ll have to book much longer in advance, and you’ll also have to deal with your fellow guests much more. A mixer in the sitting room is going to be a lot more personal with less than a dozen people there, so there’s the risk that if you don’t find another couple to click with, you won’t have pleasant company for the weekend. Also, at a smaller gathering, it will be a lot more obvious if you and your girl don’t leave the bedroom for three days.
Is there anything fun to do nearby? Whether it’s apple-picking, horseback riding, or a drive down country lanes and into town for a late night comedy show at the only tavern, you should have some plans to fill the time you won’t be spending spooning on the bed.
What does the bed and breakfast offer? Do they give a full meal package, or just breakfast? Are there events, games, etc, that you’d like to attend or see? If you’re left to make your own entertainment, you should be paying a lot less than if they have activities twice a day and all meals thrown in.
That covers the basics of picking a rural bed and breakfast. Once you’ve made the general selection, run the list by your lady and find the one that appeals the most to each other you.