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Chicago's Bed And Breakfast Scene

Jennifer Brown Banks

With the different mandates and periodic mayhem associated with traveling during the pandemic, an alternative for relaxation and recreation might be a local bed and breakfast. Chicago's bed and breakfast establishments have much to offer for a rewarding experience.


  • Change of scenery
  • Less expensive than out-of-town travel
  • The opportunity to be catered to and accommodated

According to " Service at a B&B goes way beyond just providing you with comfortable lodging for your vacation. The main difference between a bed and breakfast and a hotel is that the owners of a B&B see their patrons as guests, while hotels may see their patrons as customers."

  • Provides a "stay-cation" in your own town

WHAT IS A BED AND BREAKFAST? offers the following definition and distinction of a Bed and Breakfast,

"Bed and Breakfast, or B-and-B, is a term used to describe a private home that lets rooms to travelers for a fee. While they used to be primarily an economical way for travelers to find safe lodging and a hot meal, bed-and-breakfasts have grown in sophistication and are a crucial part of the travel industry. While some countries have specific regulations about what establishments can and can't consider themselves bed-and-breakfasts, there aren't any hard and fast rules in the United States."

I personally like the concept behind the typical B and B experience for the personal touch and level of hospitality provided. In some ways it can be considered your "home away from home." And who doesn't need a safe harbor in these hectic times?

To book your next stay at a Chicago Bed and Breakfast, visit the Chicago Bed and Breakfast Association's site.

To learn more about the Bed and Breakfast history and industry, you'll definitely want to check out this helpful guide provided by Trip Savvy.

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