Business Travelers Stay and Play at Bed and Breakfast Inns
ILoveinns.com Combines Business with Pleasure
Bed and breakfast inns provide stress-free and personable continuity. The novelty of business travel can quickly become tedious and many business travelers dislike the disorientation they feel when waking up in a hotel. Bed and breakfast innkeepers love to meet and exceed the needs of their business guests. Here are a few B&Bs and country inns from iLoveInns.com that welcome business travelers. Combine business with pleasure when you stay and play at a bed and breakfast inn.
Dr. Marie Stanford, a Seattle physician, brings her expertise down to Washington wine country three days a week. She has been staying at Cozy Rose Inn for more than five years. Cozy Rose Inn is upscale and secluded in a rural setting with private parking and separate entrances its suites and cottage. Hosts Mark and Jennie often provide a hot gourmet dinner for Dr. Stanford when she comes from work. Cozy Rose Inn has become such a home away from home that it is now part of the good doctor’s contract.
The Lathrop House Bed and Breakfast gets rave reviews and lots of repeat guests, including a doctor from Israel who fills in for vacationing MD’s at the local medical center. The innkeepers take pride in offering special services such as complimentary continental breakfast to business associates, visiting family and friends. Guests enjoy using their laptops on the columned front porch or in the rose garden–a nice change from hotel windows that don’t open.
Innkeepers Welcome Business Travelers and Friends
Monica and Rock, innkeepers at White Cedar Inn in Freeport, Maine have a motto that suits business travelers just fine: “Celebrating 21 years of providing cozy accommodations, scrumptious breakfasts and thought-provoking conversation.” Their business guests appreciate personalized concierge service, a hot breakfast (served as early as needed); quiet setting (only 7 rooms); business amenities (wi-fi and on-site tech geek); and even a meeting space (with fresh coffee and home-baked goods for a minimal fee).
Some inns are so perfect you want to bring your spouse along. Travelers Dennis and Zella Schiefelbein have made a habit of traveling together and often stay at Devonfield Bed and Breakfast, a gracious English-style country house in Lee, Massachusetts. While one spouse works, the other practices his serve on the B&B’s tennis court or takes a relaxing dip in the heated swimming pool. The guest pantry is always stocked with coffee, tea, popcorn and homemade cookies.
Judy Hotchkiss, innkeeper at the luxury Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast in the Tennessee Appalachian Mountains, finds that business guests like to relax at the inn. They wander around in sweats, get info on the closest jogging trail and take a hot beverage to their room while they finish paperwork. Business associates come over for brief, private meetings in one of the parlors, meeting room or porch with a view. The B&B has a corporate business rate but also accepts state and federal per diem rates and offers room-only rates to stay within a company’s budget.
For Business Travel in Georgia
When business travel takes you in or near Atlanta, Georgia, impress your clients with a Buckhead address by staying at the Beverly Hills Inn. It is centrally located only fifteen miles from the airport and fifteen minutes from downtown Atlanta. Atlanta’s first bed and breakfast, the spacious rooms with hardwood floors, imposing neo-classical architecture and French bistro-style garden room offer an ideal setting along with the necessary business amenities.
Painstakingly restored to its original antebellum splendor, the Confederate House is considered one of Savannah’s best examples of Greek revival architecture. Invite business associates to have civilized meetings while strolling through the gardens or drinking coffee by the magnificent grand piano. After work watch your favorite shows on 42” plasma TV’s (in every room).
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