Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Instead of a Hotel?

April 10, 2019

If you want to get the best experience possible out of your visit to Ashland (or anywhere else, really), you may want to consider staying at a bed and breakfast rather than a hotel. There are a wide variety of ways in which B&Bs offer greater value over hotels, and result in a more comfortable and memorable vacation.

Here are just a few reasons why you should consider staying at a B&B in Ashland, WI next time you visit the area.

Bang for your buck

First and foremost, you’ll find you get more for your money at a bed and breakfast than at an average hotel. At a hotel, you tend to get a small room with free parking and maybe a continental breakfast that doesn’t exactly do a whole lot to prep you for your day. You’ll likely have to pay for other amenities if you want them.

A bed and breakfast focuses on comfort, giving you more comfortable lodgings. But perhaps the best part of staying at a B&B is the delicious breakfast, which is typically a home-cooked meal by a person on staff who is there to make your stay as warm and comfortable as possible. You’ll also find that because these B&Bs tend to have more ties to the local area than chain hotels, they’re more likely to give you access to discounts for local attractions.

More unique

Every room in a bed and breakfast will have its own sort of character—they don’t have the corporate cookie-cutter feel of a hotel. If you come with a group, you can check out each person’s room and see how they differ. You are typically able to book the specific room you want, rather than a category of room as you’d do in a hotel.

Going along with the uniqueness of B&Bs, they tend to have historical ties to the area in which they’re located. Many B&Bs are located in restored buildings that are among the oldest in their areas. In the south, you’ll find old plantation homes turned into B&Bs. In Wisconsin’s Northwoods, old lodges and cabins often make for great B&Bs. The buildings are very much tied in with the local history.

Better service

Because B&Bs are smaller and staffed by people who care about providing the best possible experience to their guests, you can expect more personal attention and better service in general. The innkeepers will do everything possible to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

This often includes providing lots of little extras, including fresh cookies, free wine and hors d’oeuvres, free movie libraries, free coffee, board games and plenty of other little extra features that add to the character of the lodgings and the pleasure of your visit.

These are just a few examples of some of the many reasons why people opt to stay in B&Bs rather than traditional hotels. If you’re interested in learning more about what we provide our guests at Second Wind Country Inn, contact us today at our B&B in Ashland, WI.

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