By Single, We Mean Unique: The Best Bed and Breakfasts For Young Singles
Single travelers and their friends are looking for a soft landing place to come down from the high of a great show or a run on a mountain of snow. Any single person can appreciate a comfortable room and complimentary hot breakfast after a late night out. The search-by-city function on iloveinns.com makes it easy to find the inn closest to the action. With no children to tiptoe around late at night and historic architecture that appeals to the backpacker in us all, a bed and breakfast is an ideal choice for young singles.
Big City Bed and Breakfasts
Single people are never lonely in a big city. The metropolitan vacation is stacked to the skyline with art, theatre, music, sports, dining and train rides spent shoulder-to-shoulder with potential new friends. For a cozier home base and an adventure in itself, skip the hotel chains and try a one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast.
New York, New York: In the heart of Midtown Manhattan near Restaurant Row, Hotel 414 oozes style with modern décor and modern conveniences like flat-screen TVs and wireless Web access. The concierge service can help guests land a reservation at a hot restaurant or get a ride to the airport. Midtown is central to Times Square, Broadway, Fifth Avenue Shopping, and Rockefeller Center—a perfect place to explore New York City.
For the bohemian traveler with a sense of history, the Abingdon Guest House in Greenwich Village has exposed brick walls, canopied beds, and access to the neighborhood that inspired artists from e.e.cummings to Bob Dylan. Catch a show nearby or take a train to the next artists’ hub, but try to keep it down—this inn prefers quiet clientele.
Chicago, Illinois: Starving artists might try the House of Two Urns Bed and Breakfast in Chicago’s trendy Wicker Park neighborhood. Formerly a Polish bakery, this restored 1912 Brownstone now lures in travelers with artistic touches and the smell of baked goods.
Stay inside and enjoy your room’s Jacuzzi and fireplace or head downtown to experience the nightlife. Chicago’s best art museums are a few metro stops away.
San Francisco, California: The Washington Square Inn resides on the rolling streets of the lively North Beach neighborhood, also known as Little Italy. Originally used as an office space, the Edwardian-style building was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1978, after the Beat movement had come and gone. No matter—the area is still cool. The multi-lingual staff can direct just about anyone to a good bar or coffee shop. For the traveler on a budget, this inn serves both breakfast and evening hors d’oevres with wine.
Small Town Inns with Big Attractions
For fun, you could just close your eyes and point to a place on the map to take your next road trip. For real fun, you could take a look at these unexpected little towns that have at least one big attraction.
Bend, Oregon: Bend is a little mountain town at the foot of Mt. Bachelor in central Oregon with a hippy vibe, good venues for live music and an annual Film Festival. See it all from The Sather House Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of Downtown Bend. It’s a great time for skiers and snowboarders. Now through May 1st the innkeepers are offering a Ski Special: stay two nights, get a third night free. For a ride up the mountain, the Ski Shuttle Bus is only four blocks away. Innkeepers have a light breakfast available for snowboarders who want to get to the lift early or a full gourmet breakfast for the partiers who stayed up late the night before.
Austin, Texas: Austin is the alternative to a typical stay in Texas and it its heart is Carrington’s Bluff. Built on an acre of land in 1877, this bed and breakfast offers fresh fruit and homemade granola to the traveler looking for music, art and culture that are a little different from the rest. A Writer’s Cottage across the street from the main house is available for extra privacy.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee: Every June, the city of Manchester hosts the Bonnaroo Music Arts Festival: a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a 700-acre farm. Rolling Stone calls this self-contained entertainment experience one of fifty moments that changed the history of rock and roll. Why should your lodging experience be any different? Within thirty miles of the festival is The Byrn Roberts Inn in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: a college town home to Middle Tennessee State University. For anyone who doesn’t like to camp, this inn may be worth the drive. A hot shower, fluffy robes and a nap on high thread count bed linens are just what every concertgoer needs after a long day in the sun.
The United States is a big country for the first-time traveler. A stay in a cozy inn with caring hosts makes any city seem closer to home. For the more seasoned traveler, a bed and breakfast offers a unique look at the parts of town the big hotel chains can’t reach. Let our innkeepers help you make your next vacation the stuff of stories to bore your future children with in years to come.
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