Why We Love University and College Bed and Breakfast Inns

There are 4561 inns in on www.iloveinns.com that identify a college or university nearby.  Apparently, if we listen to our travelers, part of the choice of a college has to do with the overall experience and feelings drawn from the visits to a college town. Below you can see how an innkeeper actually strongly contributed to a students choice for Chco State University. 

About the Woodstocker Inn

We stayed at the Woodstocker Inn for my son's graduation from Dartmouth College. The hotel accommodations closer to the College were exorbitantly expensive and we needed rooms for about 11 family members traveling from the Chicago area. Dora and David are welcoming and hospitable. David was very helpful in selecting appropriate rooms for the grandmothers in our party. Although the inn is beautifully appointed and decorated it is also extremely comfortable. The breakfast is superb! Dora and David are friendly and engaging. Our entire party hopes to return to the Woodstocker Inn for a more leisurely visit.

Innkeeper Makes Up for Road Trip Mistake

Melinda R wrote that by staying at a bed and breakfast her daughter made the right college decision and has now happily graduated. (This also speaks to the problem of traveling on college road trips and how a poor motel colors the whole experience.) Here's what she said about the inn called, "The Grateful Bed".

"When my 17 year old daughter wanted to look at the university in Chico, California, I was at a loss where to stay, and we ended up in a horrible motel, which tainted our visit to Chico State, even though we had a great tour and she loved the campus. After looking at other schools, I insisted on another visit, and this time I discovered The Grateful Bed. We instantly fell in love with the gorgeous Victorian home and their lovely grounds, the proximity to the campus was walking distance for us, but mostly it was the innkeepers, Carol & Rick that turned everything around. They knew the schedules for each activity, and ultimately the graduation dates, etc. My daughter told me that she immediately wanted to call them Aunt & Uncle, and I understood her feelings. I have never, and I mean never, had a better breakfast served so beautifully anywhere, anytime. We have continually visited their inn, and our entire family have stayed in every room. Ashley is now 24, and she has a BA with a dual teaching credential, which is only obtainable at Chico State, and we are still pinching ourselves how lucky we have been."


Great American History with Pampering

A diligent, gracious and well-seasoned bed and breakfast and country inn staff make history come alive to their guests. When you get both history and breakfast all in one overnight stay you get a lot of return on your visit and create special memories to share with your family. This review is for Monmouth Plantation, a Natchez, Mississippi inn  . 

"My family and I are still feeling the glow of wonderful Monmouth!  We visited in June and it was extraordinary! Lani and Ron Riches have created not only a five star hotel (which is no easy feat on its own), but they have worked tirelessly to ensure that this house that belonged to General John A. Quitman, former governor of Mississippi, is also included on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
"If you are a history buff, you're going to love this hotel with its attention to detail - portraits, letters, and antique artifacts. You just breathe in the fragrance of the history here. And you can do so while sipping a freezing mint julep in a silver cup either in the secluded Quitman Study or in the company of the other friendly guests, eating from an inspired Southern menu that has caught the notice of the James Beard House in New York.
"The staff, some of whom have been working at Monmouth for over 20 years, are so very welcoming and accommodating. During the day, our boys, 11 year old twins, went fishing with the poles provided by the guide and caught a number of fine fish. In the evening, they dined on their own in the main-house parlor while we took our time with the full five course tasting meal in the dining room. 
"Monmouth is a very special place and the Riches's hospitality sees to it that every guest feels pampered, right down to the lovely talcum powder in a vintage pewter bottle in the bathroom. June is warm, but with Spanish moss dripping from the large trees and frogs croaking and crickets chirping, it was mesmerizing. Ladies, you could become "soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum," but it is sixty years later and your hosts at Monmouth have the air-conditioning and iced tea just right."  Lexy L., Michael U.