The Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards: Winners of the Favorite B&Bs in the World Announced

YARMOUTH, Maine, June 6 /PRNewswire/ — BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online bed and breakfast directory and reservation network, featuring the most comprehensive database of inns and B&Bs worldwide, is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual web-based awards program. More than 18,000 votes were cast in the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards 2005 as B&B travelers chose their favorites throughout the world.

BEST OVERALL – International

THE SALLERHOF, Salzburg, Austria: Beautiful surroundings, personalized service, and cultural tour packages. Info: 011-43 (6246) 72521, http://www.sallerhof.com/

BEST OVERALL – United States & Canada

1. WOOLVERTON INN, Stockton, NJ: An elegant stone manor with romantic cottages. Secluded country setting, minutes from New Hope. Info: 888-264-6648, http://www.woolvertoninn.com/

2. EASTMAN INN, North Conway, NH: Southern hospitality with New England flair, plus whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Info: 800-626-5855, http://www.eastmaninn.com/

3. JACKSON HOUSE, Railroad, PA: Ideal location next to the Heritage Rail Trail, with historic ambience, plus superb hospitality. Info: 877-782-4672, http://www.jacksonhousebandb.com/

4. TWIN GABLES INN, Saugatuck, MI: Harbor views, fireplaces, swimming pool and hot tub. Cottages are perfect for families, the suites for romance. Info: 800-231-2185, http://www.twingablesinn.com/.

5. GARTH WOODSIDE MANSION, Hannibal, MO: Steeped in Mark Twain history, this antique-filled mansion is perfect for romance, complete with a fine-dining restaurant. Info: 888-427-8409, http://www.garthmansion.com/

6. GRAYSTONE B&B MAIN FLOOR SUITES, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada: Peaceful setting minutes from all NOTL attractions. Rooms feature whirlpool tubs and orchard views. Info: 888-414-0099, http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/ontario/graystone-b-b-main-floor-suites.html

7. NOTCHLAND INN, Harts Location, NH: On a 100-acre estate in the heart of the White Mountains, this granite mansion is great for adventure and romance. Info: 800-866-6131, http://www.notchland.com/

8. HIGH POINTE INN, West Barnstable, MA: Spacious suites with ocean views and easy beach access. Guests return for supreme hospitality and tempting breakfasts. Info: 888-362-4441, http://www.thehighpointeinn.com/

9. THE STEEL MAGNOLIA HOUSE, Natchitoches, LA: Relax in the historic home where the movie “Steel Magnolias” was filmed. Antique decor, peaceful gardens, and spacious guest rooms. Info: 888-346-4095, http://www.steelmagnoliahouse.com/

10. EMPRESS OF LITTLE ROCK, Little Rock, AR: The state’s only four-diamond inn, this Victorian mansion comes has a secret watch tower, plus candlelit breakfasts. Info: 877-374-7966, http://www.theempress.com/

THEMED CATEGORY WINNERS

MOST ROMANTIC: Lake La Quinta Inn, La Quinta, CA, 888-226-4546, http://www.lakelaquintainn.com/

BEST BREAKFAST: Eastman Inn, North Conway, NH, 800-626-5855, http://www.eastmaninn.com/

BEST HOSPITALITY: The River House, Lewisport, KY, 270-295-4199, http://www.riverhousebnb.com/

MOST PET-FRIENDLY B&Bs – tied:

Travelers Rest, Montezuma, GA, 478-472-0085, http://www.travelersrestbb.com/

Lazy Dog Inn, Chocorua, NH, 888-323-8350, http://www.lazydoginn.com/

MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY B&B: Twin Gables Inn, Saugatuck, MI, 800-231-2185, http://www.twingablesinn.com/

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