Best of Awards 2009-2010 reviews determine best B&Bs worldwide

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ --, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide, announced the winners of its fifth annual web-based awards program today. Since launching the reviews program two years ago, inngoers have submitted nearly 100,000 B&B reviews. The selection criteria for the Best of Awards included both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the independently posted reviews on

"Despite the worldwide recession, people are still traveling and want to go to places that offer the best value and experience," said Eric Goldreyer, CEO of "Unlike traditional awards, which usually favor the most expensive places to stay, Best of Award winners are loved by inngoers because they offer a wonderful experience and a fantastic value, some starting at under $100 a night."

Listed below are some Best of Award winners. For a complete list of winners, including regional, Canadian and international awards, visit and click on the WINNERS 2009-2010 badge on the left. The Best of Award winners are not ranked numerically and are listed alphabetically by state or country within each category. Theme categories reflect prevalent comments from each winner's reviews.

    Top 10 Overall in the United States

    The J. Patrick House, Cambria, CA
    Napa Old World Inn, Napa, CA
    Addison on Amelia, Fernandina Beach, FL
    Americus Garden Inn, Americus, GA
    The Queen Anne B&B, Natchitoches, LA
    Sobotta Manor Bed and Breakfast, Mount Airy, NC
    Pilot Knob B&B, Pilot Mountain, NC
    Barn Inn, Millersburg, OH
    Inn Above Onion Creek, Kyle, TX
    Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, VT

    Innkeeper of the Year

    Lookout Pointe Inn, Hot Springs, AR
    The Foothill House, Calistoga, CA
    Traveler's Rest, Montezuma, GA
    Azalea Inn and Gardens, Savannah, GA
    Mission Oak Inn, Henry, IL
    Judge Porter Houses B&B, Natchitoches, LA
    Terra Nova House, Grove City, PA
    Quill Haven Country Inn, Somerset, PA
    Laurel Springs Lodge B&B, Gatlinburg, TN
    Bloomsbury Inn, Camden, SC
    Star of Texas, Brownwood, TX
    The Woodstocker, Woodstock, VT

    Best on the Beach: Harrington House Bed & Breakfast, Holmes Beach, FL
    Best Cabins: Cabins & Candlelight, Colfax, IN
    Best Cottages: Maison D'Memoire B&B Cottages, Rayne, LA
    Best for Horseback Riding: The Hideaway Ranch and Retreat, Bluff Dale, TX
    Best Views: TIE: Huron House, Oscoda, MI and Scenic Overlook Bed and
    Breakfast, Pilot Mountain, NC
    Best Bargain: Jersey City B&B, Jersey City, NJ
    Most Romantic: Mount Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn, Eureka Springs, AR
    Best for Birding: Casa de San Pedro B&B, Hereford, AZ
    Best Place to Enjoy History: The Inn of the Patriots, Grover, NC
    Best Pet-Friendly Inn: TIE: The Homestead at Rehoboth Bed and Breakfast
    and The Italian Place, Stonewall, TX
    Best Family-Friendly Inn: Sleepy Hollow Bed and Breakfast, Elysburg, PA
    Best Value: Garden Gate Get-A-Way, Millersburg, OH AND Greystone Manor
    B&B, Bird In Hand, PA
    Best for Girlfriends Getaways: Avenue Inn, New Orleans, LA

Look for thousands of highly rated inns and B&Bs on Founded in 1995, is enthusiastically recommended by The New York Times, Real Simple, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, USA TODAY and many others. To learn about 9,000 other choices for your next B&B getaway, visit A variety of search functions and extensive maps enable inngoers to find the perfect B&B. Travelers can make reservations online, purchase The Getaway Gift Card from, welcomed at over 4,000 B&Bs in the U.S. and Canada, read up-to-date trip reports on The Blog, read and write independent reviews, and post questions on expert-hosted message boards.


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