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4 Common Myths about Bed and Breakfasts – DEBUNKED!

Bed and breakfasts have been around for centuries, providing travelers with a unique and personalized lodging experience. However, there are several myths associated with bed and breakfasts that have prevented some people from considering them as an option for their travels. We are going to debunk four common myths about bed and breakfasts and show how Aldrich Guest House raises the bar and sets the standard.

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Myth #1: Bed and Breakfasts are Expensive
One of the most common misconceptions about bed and breakfasts is that they are expensive. While it is true that some bed and breakfasts can be pricey, many are actually more affordable than traditional hotels especially when you consider what is included. At Aldrich Guest House, for example, guests can enjoy a luxurious stay without breaking the bank. The rates at Aldrich Guest House are competitive with those of nearby hotels, but guests receive much more value for their money. In addition to a comfortable room, guests also receive a delicious homemade breakfast each morning, complimentary coffee and homemade cookies available 24 hours a day, drinks and hors d’oeuvres every evening, free parking and Wi-Fi, and of course, our personalized attention.

Myth #2: Bed and Breakfasts are Outdated
Another myth about bed and breakfasts is that they are outdated and old-fashioned. However, many bed and breakfasts have updated their accommodations to include modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms. At Aldrich Guest House, guests can enjoy the charm of a historic home while still having access to all the modern conveniences they need. Each guest room at Aldrich Guest House has its own private bathroom, individually controlled heat and A/C, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additionally, we’ve completely renovated the property with the goal of reflecting the amazing history of the house without replicating it.  No more baby dolls, crazy wallpaper, or doilies here!

Parlor with wood floors, fireplace, white walls, and antique furniture, along with a light blue tapestry rug and green plants

Myth #3: Bed and Breakfasts Lack Privacy
Some people believe that staying at a bed and breakfast means sacrificing privacy. However, this is not necessarily true. While guests do share common areas such as the parlor, library, screened-in porch, or dining room, they still have their own private space in their guest room. At Aldrich Guest House, each guest room has its own private en-suite bathroom, and guests can come and go as they please – no lock-out hours or curfew! Additionally, as the innkeepers at Aldrich Guest House, your privacy is our priority.  We have perfected our unique style of service that’s laidback and unpretentious yet personalized and intuitive all while remaining unobtrusive – there when you need us but not when you don’t.

Myth #4: Bed and Breakfasts Have Limited Amenities
Finally, some people believe that bed and breakfasts have limited amenities compared to traditional hotels. While it is true that bed and breakfasts may not have large fitness centers or swimming pools, they often offer unique amenities that cannot be found in a hotel. At Aldrich Guest House, for example, guests can enjoy the included drinks and hors d’oeuvres offered each evening, as well as a delicious homemade breakfast each morning. We also feature complimentary fiber optic Wi-Fi, super comfortable beds, Comfy brand linens and robes, Beekman 1802 bath amenities, and locally sourced coffee and ingredients whenever available. We are also happy to provide recommendations for local restaurants and activities to help guests make the most of their stay.

A variety of fruits, cheeses, and nuts with a glasses of red and white wine.

In conclusion, bed and breakfasts are a unique and personalized lodging option that should not be overlooked. While there are several myths associated with bed and breakfasts, many of them are simply not true. Aldrich Guest House is a perfect example of a bed and breakfast that defies these myths. With competitive rates, modern and unique amenities, professional and personalized service, and private accommodations, Aldrich Guest House provides guests with an unforgettable experience.

Make us your Galena home away from home!  For the best rates and availability, book direct by giving us a call at 815.777.3323 or on our website:  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

2 thoughts on “4 Common Myths about Bed and Breakfasts – DEBUNKED!

  1. It’s great that you discussed that we should choose a bed and breakfast that offers impressive amenities. My friend prefers a place with comfortable beds. I should advise him to look for a bed and breakfast with the amenities he needs.

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