Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Our First Bed and Breakfast Experience

Ever since one of our couple friends in Boise shared with us that they celebrated their anniversary in a bed and breakfast inn (or commonly known as B&B), I was intrigued by the idea of doing something similar. So for our 5th anniversary, we went out of town to San Antonio and reserved to stay in a bed and breakfast inn.

There were a couple of inns we shortlisted. After considering availability, location and price, we went for Beauregard House's Picasso Room. It's a historic 1905 house located in the equally historic King William District where the houses are nestled in between lush vegetation - feels very soothing and peaceful!

For those who are intrigued by the idea of bed and breakfast inns, the best resource I found was It has the most extensive list of B&B inns in the US and Canada. It summarizes the Reviews, Ratings, Rooms, Rates and available services. It has all the B&Bs for your search location mapped out. All these in just 1 page so it gives you a birds' eyeview of what are available before you zoom in into too many details! It also shows room availabilities and links to the B&Bs own websites. will definitely help you shortlist faster and more efficiently. Once you have a shortlist, then you can drill down to each B&B inn and read everything that is in there. For me, it was the Reviews and my considerations of availability, location and price that led us to this wonderful experience! For convenience, you can also reserve your selected B&B in the same website. So right there and then, you can book a B&B at without having to go to another website! How convenient is that!?!

It's interesting to note that B&Bs are advertised as being great gifts or for personal use on honeymoons, anniversaries, girlfriends getaway, multi-generational get-aways, valentines, etc. (More information on the Gift Certificates is here.) As for us, it's priced relatively more than the roadside traveler's hotel but it was worth the experience - even just once! We're just glad that we heard about bed and breakfast from our friends in Boise!

Any of you stayed in a bed and breakfast inn already? What did you like most about it?


tin,  July 2, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

i remember you talking about staying at a b&b when we were in seaside, or... glad you had a wonderful time. happy 5th anniversary! :)

Rela Pantaleon-Manigsaca July 2, 2008 at 11:55 AM  

Yes, Tintin... that Seaside B&B was where Terry and June stayed.

Belated happy 5th anniversary, too!

BTW, Hane has plane tickets for Austin reserved on April 2009. I know you guys are going home for Christmas, but if you can come in April, too, that would be great!!!

ThinkersEntrerprise July 2, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

wow, nice experience, kakaiba din, because most of the thoughts about spending anniv is travel and site looks/seeing...but you marked a new time spent together...

be blessed more...see you in Singapore next year...

best regards,
p.s. must see this video: check the link below:

pracso July 2, 2008 at 10:54 PM  

Hmmm... I remember we were thinking of offering B&B in Greenwoods.

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