Announces Winners of 2012 Best of Awards

Nov 08, 2012, 08:30 ET from

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --®, the most comprehensive site for finding bed and breakfast properties, with more than 13,000 properties worldwide representing nearly 80,000 rooms, today announces the winners of its eighth annual Best of Awards™.  The 2012 Best of Awards recognize the top inns around the world providing the best travel experience, hospitality and customer service.

(Logo: analyzed the quality and quantity of the traveler reviews from the past year on to select the inns providing superior travel experiences and hospitality. It also considered the quality of inns' photos, listing descriptions and overall online customer experience on

This year, recognizes 30 exemplary inns and bed and breakfasts in these categories:  Top 10 B&Bs in the United States, Top 10 B&Bs in Canada, and Top 10 International B&Bs.

"The Best of Award winners really showcase bed and breakfasts and inns that often become the destination for travelers and not just a place to stay," says Gregory Sion, general manager of "Travelers select bed and breakfasts because they enjoy a one-of-a-kind place that offers not only character, special amenities and unmatched hospitality, but also enables them to discover new experiences."

In addition to its annual award winners, also recognizes exemplary inns each month in a variety of categories from Unique B&B Experiences and Luxurious B&Bs to B&Bs with Coolest Pools, Views and Outdoor Spaces.

Here are the Best of 2012 Award Winners, 10 of which are members of's Diamond Collection™ (noted with * below). Nearly 400 inns are part of's Diamond Collection, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns that offer private bathrooms, 24-hour access to service or staff, free Internet, flexible check-in or guaranteed late arrival, and maintain a 4.0 or higher out of 5.0 consumer review rating on

Top 10 B&Bs in the United States

Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill* in Mills River, North Carolina

Belfast Bay Inn* in Belfast, Maine

Bufflehead Cove in Kennebunkport, Maine

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast* in Orange, Virginia

Historic Webster House* in Bay City, Michigan

Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast* in Amelia Island, Florida

Port d'Hiver Bed and Breakfast* in Melbourne Beach, Florida

The Farmhouse at Veritas* in Afton, Virginia

Twin Pine Manor Bed & Breakfast in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Villa D'Citta* in Chicago, Illinois

Top 10 B&Bs in Canada

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast* in Victoria, British Columbia

A la Carte B&B in Montreal, Quebec

A Touch of English Bed & Breakfast in Kelowna, British Columbia

Binners' Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, British Columbia

Cartland Estate Bed and Breakfast in Niagara Falls, Ontario

John Lewis House in Victoria, British Columbia

Queen Anne Inn in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

Sweet Dreams Luxury Inn in Abbotsford, British Columbia

The Refuge Bed and Breakfast in Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia* in East Kempville, Nova Scotia

Top 10 International B&Bs

Bed & Breakfast Pegaso in Valeggio sul Mincio, Italy

Casa Lima Bed & Breakfast in San Jose, Costa Rica

Casa Roa in Mexico City, Mexico

Estinfil Guesthouses in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Le Roulage in Longueville, France

Lippergut'l in Fussen, Germany

Los Artistas B&B in Ajijic, Mexico

Maison Maurice in Biron, France

Suites Plazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy

Villa Los Paraisos in La Puebla de Cazalla, Spain

About, based in Austin, Texas, is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfasts, with more than 13,000 properties worldwide representing nearly 80,000 rooms. It is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals. helps travelers find and book the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos, and more than 210,000 consumer reviews. offers convenient gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no restrictions or blackout dates.

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