Bed and Breakfast Travelers Seek Romantic Destinations, Plan to Travel as Much or More This Winter Announces Top Winter Destinations

Nov 21, 2011, 12:32 ET from

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While winter fills the air with the scent of pine trees and fireplaces, for bed and breakfast travelers, there's also romance in the air. Two out of three B&B travelers look for romantic locations (60%) for their weekend getaways, and those romantic dreams continue when they get to the door of their B&B, with Clint Eastwood (24%) and Robert Redford (23%) leading the list of celebrity B&B owners to greet them and serve them breakfast.


Leisure travel remains strong for bed and breakfast guests with nearly 90 percent of™ guests traveling as much or more this winter.  A recent survey of B&B travelers by found nearly 60 percent plan to take one or more weekend trip this winter and 40 percent plan to take one or more week-long trip.

The top winter destinations for bed and breakfast travelers who plan to travel between December and February include:

  1. New York, NY
  2. New Orleans, LA
  3. Asheville, NC
  4. Charleston, SC
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  7. Key West, FL
  8. Fredericksburg, TX
  9. London, England
  10. Savannah, GA
  11. Boston, MA
  12. St. Augustine, FL
  13. Cape May, NJ
  14. Napa, CA
  15. Barcelona, Spain
  16. Rome, Italy
  17. San Diego, CA
  18. Denver, CO
  19. Chicago, IL
  20. Washington, DC

More than 80 percent travel less than 250 miles for their weekend getaways (84%) and travel with their partner/spouse when going to a B&B (82%).  In addition to romantic locations, two of three travelers also choose B&Bs in historic areas (63%) and nature (61%) destinations.  

"B&Bs are popular among couples because inns are not only romantic, but also each one is different and distinctive, providing its own special hospitality and sense of discovery," says Martin Slagter, vice president of HomeAway, which owns

Looking back over the past year, the survey also found almost a third of travelers (29%) have stayed in more B&Bs this year than last.

About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 11,000 properties worldwide. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. 

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