Posted on January 19, 2015

Your Best and Brightest Vacation Starts at an NC B and B

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your “V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!”

Summer vacation brings with it significant expectations for relaxation, fun and excitement. When deciding where to stay on your vacation, most of us automatically factor in things like location, cost and amenities.

But what about safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness? Do you just assume that any place you select will have passed an “inspection” of some sort? We’re sad to report, that is NOT a safe assumption —  and it’s one that can spoil your best laid plans for a worry-free time of fun and rejuvenation.

Even the best photos, website and information on Google cannot accurately assess those all-important safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness characteristics guests expect when they choose their lodging arrangements.

NCBBI Member Inns Pass Inspection

When you make a reservation at a Bed and Breakfast that belongs to the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns Association (NCBBI) it means peace of mind. In fact, we’re the only professional association of inspected inns in the entire state. That’s important.

Did you know that the only way to become and remain a member of NCBBI is to earn a spot? Members cannot simply buy their way in. They must consistently meet rigorous criteria of over 200 items developed to enhance guest comfort and safety — from maintenance of the inn’s grounds to the dishes your breakfast will be served on.

NCBBI requires evidence of fire safety, food safety and A-grade sanitation scores from the NC Department of Environment Health. When the third party evaluation is conducted, inspectors verify that an inn is a legal business with appropriate licenses and adequate liability insurance.

The inspectors check that the hot water is hot, that the fridge is cold and the towels are soft and clean. You can rest assured that carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are in place and working properly. Even adequate light for reading is required for all NCBBI members.

We Take Our Jobs Personally

Our passion for our work shows every day. We’re professionals and as such, we’re deeply vested in our B&Bs. We shop locally whenever possible, selecting the freshest, best ingredients to use in preparing your special breakfast. And, we ready your room with the kind of care and attention to detail you’d expect.

We want the Bed and Breakfast you select to feel like a sanctuary. And we delight in sharing “locals only” insights which make it fun and easy to explore the nearby sights, shops, best kept secrets and off-the-beaten path NC diners and dives.

We hope you will choose to stay at an NC Bed and Breakfast member inn whenever you travel North Carolina. Whether for business, pleasure, or both, we have a room with your name on it.

You can be confident you’ve chosen well and that this year’s B&B vacation will be your best and brightest ever.