Bed and breakfasts dot the globe, being found not just in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, India, and even Pakistan. In the United States, bed and breakfasts are found in every state, and many of them try to create an historical atmosphere, decorating with antique furniture and knickknacks. The bed and breakfast industry has become quite advance in the United States, with a professional association and adopted standards for management. Still viewed as an alternative to hotel lodging, bed and breakfasts stress their unique character and promote themselves as one-of-a-kind destinations.
Travelers rate the most popular bed and breakfast destinations in the United States as Massachusetts, North Carolina, California, and Arizona. Arizona is a top pick for bed and breakfast visitors. There are more than 25 bed and breakfasts throughout Arizona, in the northern, southern, eastern, and western parts of the state. The Arizona Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns lists 33 bed and breakfasts for the entire state.
In Sedona, in the northern part of the state, about two hours north of Phoenix, is the Casa Sedona Bed & Breakfast. This inn was shown on the Travel Channel’s “Best of the Best” series and listed in the 2007 Edition of "1000 Places to See Before You Die." With that pedigree, the Casa Sedona Bed & Breakfast seems an attractive place to stay.
In Sedona is the Inn on Oak Creek. Oak Creek is a picturesque canyon in Sedona's red rock region. For art lovers, the Inn on Oak Creek is located near Sedona's gallery district, within walking distance of art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.
Flagstaff is even farther north, near the San Francisco Peaks at about 7,000 feet in elevation. Featured in Flagstaff is the Starlight Pines Bed & Breakfast. The Starlight Pines Bed and Breakfast is located in a Victorian style house at the foot of Mt. Elden. This bed and breakfast is a highly successful inn, but the operators stress the antique ambiance and personal attention.
The Grand Canyon is a prized Arizona destination, and it is home to bed and breakfast quarters, too. Close by you'll find the Firelight Bed and Breakfast, located in cool Williams, Arizona. Presented as the gateway to Northern Arizona, this inn features an English Tudor exterior and modern interior.