Inn vs. Winery Bed and Breakfast – What’s the Difference?
What’s in a name? No, seriously, is there really a difference between an inn and a winery bed and breakfast?
Well, yes, but the differences are subtle. Much of it has to do with the number of guestrooms and local perceptions (although bed and breakfasts are typically smaller). So let’s not argue semantics.
From our beautiful neck of the woods, we often use “inn” and “bed and breakfast” interchangeably – and then we throw “winery” into the mix! . No matter what you call it, here’s what to expect.
Order a Home-Cooked Breakfast
You’re at home away from home. Order your breakfast the night before and wake up to a culinary delight.
With a winery on the premises, don’t miss out on that spirit. Enjoy a signature mimosa while having breakfast on an outdoor balcony, from the comfort of your own room, or in ample venue space.
B&B’s typically offer breakfast as a complimentary perk to the elegant, rustic experience. Forget the continental breakfast you’ll get at most hotels!
Mingle with Other Guests
You’ve chosen a quaint, intimate atmosphere with a winery bed and breakfast. Full capacity could mean only a handful of other guestrooms.
Not only will you receive individualized attention and service, but you can also foster friendships with the winery B&B guests around you. We’ve heard and seen beautiful stories of love and lifetime friendships shared around a warm fire with a bottle of wine!
Relax in Quiet Serenity
You’ve chosen an escape off the beaten path. Everyone needs to relax and disconnect from life’s rigors.
Choose a winery B&B getaway that’ll bring you:
- Closer to nature
- Closer to seasonal attractions
- Closer to your honey (fellas, pay attention)
Savor your mental health retreat.
Uniquely Designed Guest Rooms
The best inn B&Bs have guest rooms designed for any occasion, spirit, culture, or season:
- Summer in California
- Winter in Paris
- And much more!
You’re familiar with the average cookie-cutter hotel room. An inn or winery B&B will put more tender, loving care into crafting the perfect atmosphere.
Ample Amenities and Activities
You’re getting more than just a place to lay your head. With a winery bed and breakfast, you’ll enjoy:
- An on-site cafe and coffee bar
- Outdoor seating
- Winery tours
- Regular events and special celebrations
A great winery B&B also includes in-room hot tubs to relax life’s stressors away.
Friendly Family Management
Many inns and winery B&Bs are under family management – sometimes with generations of experience and property ownership.
That experience equates to the highest standard of service. The owner often lives on the premises to cater to guests’ needs round-the-clock.
Soak in the Local Culture
Does anyone ever really read those outdated tourist pamphlets? Your friendly family management often knows all there is to offer at their place and in the surrounding area.
Staff can point you toward important landmarks and events (or perhaps even take you on a guided tour). Enhance the fun by scheduling your winery stay around holidays or local festivals.
Step Back in Time
Some inn B&Bs highlight a key piece of local (or even national) history. Think about the significance in PA alone:
- Philadelphia, where our nation came to life
- Gettysburg, where men died to protect it
- Pittsburgh, where steel built the backbone of industry
Even Western PA’s historical wine country has much to celebrate. Come see for yourself!