Tips to Ensure a Bed and Breakfast is Really Accessible
A Bed and Breakfast (BnB) experience can refresh your soul, provide a mini-vacation or enhance a special celebration. The industry has grown even more popular as web-based tools bring myriad possibilities to your fingertips to peruse and choose some place just right for you. But how can you be sure the BnB will support your specific mobility needs?
Typically a BnB is an older home, renovated and remodeled to host guests. But narrow entryways, hallways, and smaller bedrooms can be a hinderance – and even preclude mobility challenged guests from access and enjoyment. BnBs advertising accessibility should have features that will fully accommodate you.
To find a wheelchair accessible inn that will have the right accommodations suited to your specific needs, contact the BnB innkeeper before you make your reservation and ask about accessibility specifics. Consider the following helpful tips.
A call is the best form of contact with the BnB and enables you to have a helpful exchange with the owner or innkeeper. Advertisements and emails most likely don’t provide the details you need regarding specific accommodations.
Once you are comfortable that the BnB will accommodate your needs, get ready to explore, enjoy, and have the experience of your dreams.
About the Author
This article was written by Cameron Bowser (Col, ret USAF) who owns and operates the Double Eagle Bed and Breakfast (www.DoubleEagleBnB.com) with his wife, Beverly Plosa-Bowser (Col, ret USAF).
The Double Eagle Bed and Breakfast stands out from other BnBs because it originally was a home built for a family with a child who depended on a wheelchair. The Bowsers renovated the BnB with an eye toward retaining and improving all the accessibility features.
Their vision is to ensure that everyone can have that special experience staying at a luxurious BnB.
Accessible Travel Resources
Wheelchair Travel - A Primer
Cruise Lines for Wheelchair Travellers
Finding the Right Wheelchair Accessible Hotel
Wheelchair RV Vacationing
More on Disabled Friendly Travel
Tips on ADA Hotel Selection
Types of Mobility Chairs
Wheelchair Sports Activities
Helpful Resource Organizations
Mobility Scooter Buying Tips
Portable Ramp Options