American Historic Inns, Inc. – An Industry Leader

Founded in 1981, American Historic Inns, Inc. is the industry leader in publishing country inn and bed & breakfast guide books, with more than 2.5 million books sold.

AHI also owns and runs, a top country inn and bed and breakfast guide website. iLoveInns contains over 19,000 bed and breakfast deals searchable by location or property type. The website also features unique stories on exceptional properties and has handed out the prestigious “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns” award for 16 years.

Professional Standards for Our Bed and Breakfast Guide

AHI has stringent standards for the types of properties it writes about and promotes. The journalists at American Historic Inns, Inc. write all text for our bed and breakfast guide publications. All inns that participate in AHI publications must pass through an approval process, and these high standards for our bed and breakfast marketing plan are painstakingly maintained.

Our Clients

American Historic Inns, Inc. has developed bed and breakfast guide books and promotional programs for Amtrak, The Coca-Cola Co., Land O' Lakes, Sara Lee, Glen Ellen Winery, Hallmark, Lipton, MasterCard, Minute Maid, Nabisco, MCI, Nestle, Rand McNally, Taster's Choice, Tom's of Maine, Tylenol PM and many others. These programs have helped develop awareness of bed and breakfast travel for millions of travelers, while providing consumer goods companies a deep connection to their consumers in a home-like, high-touch vacation environment.

Read the wonderful comments from Innkeepers, "Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free" book buyers, consumer goods companies and  Why travelers LOVE B&B's.


In February 2009 Apple iTunes chose iLoveinns' - InnTouch application as a staff favorite. A gold award was received in 2008 from, the highest award for directories.  In 2002, Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine named "Best B&B Site." Our bed and breakfast guide books have received numerous honors for content, quality and marketing. In 1993, American Historic Inns, Inc. won the Gold MOTI Award for Outstanding Promotion. The company is the two-time winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Travel Guide & Best Directory and is the winner of the Travel Publishing News Best Travel Reference. In 1996, the company was honored with the "Book of the Year" Award, top honors given by the Publishers Marketing Association to only one of several thousand independent publishers.

Featured in...

American Historic Inns, Inc. guidebooks, web site and iPhone application have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Chicago Sun Times, Orange County Register, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union-Tribune, Atlanta Journal & Constitution, The Oregonian, Rocky Mountain News, Sacramento Bee, Sunset, Forbes, Consumer Reports, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, McCalls, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Travel Holiday, Cosmopolitan, Country Home and many more.

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