Join us this month at Lakelands as we celebrate all the wonderful things that B&Bs have to offer. A while back, we brought you a blog post on why Bed & Breakfasts are so much better than hotels. And what better excuse to remind you of those things as you plan your fall getaway? When you’re looking around online for that next big-name hotel, consider indulging in the hospitality of a local innkeeper! We promise you won’t regret it.
Privacy vs. Human Interaction
Let’s face it. Being human is about wanting one thing one minute, then craving the opposite shortly after. B&B hosts are really good about giving you privacy — say, during those quiet mornings when you’d like a coffee by yourself, or perhaps in the afternoon when you just want to sneak away for a nap. But if later on you’re in need of some local recommendations or a friendly chat, we’re right here to listen and engage. At Lakelands, June and Zoli are masters at accommodating your emotional spontaneousness. Something hotels don’t know how to do very well.
Potential for Savings
Most B&Bs are owned by locals — regular people just like you and me. That means there’s potential for value and savings when compared to big hotel rates. While staying at a corporately-owned accommodation, you’re often forced to pay ridiculous fees and tourism taxes. But because B&Bs operate on a different business model, you’re often getting personalized service at much better value.
Do as the Locals Do
When your accommodations are owned and operated by locals, no doubt you’ll get a sense of the lifestyle unique to that region. Many B&Bs are found in quiet, residential areas. So the places you’ll explore will be free from the commercialization that most tourists flock to. When it comes to restaurants, parks and activities — seek out recommendations on the local favourites. After all, isn’t that what traveling is all about?
Stay with Lakelands this Fall!
As the year winds down and the cooler weather sets in, join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake to take in the beauty of autumn. We’re excited to celebrate International B&B Month, and look forward to showering you with the hospitality us innkeepers are known for. Browse our beautiful collection of Suites and book your stay. At Lakelands, we’re more than just an accommodation. You know you’ve made friends as soon as you step into our lovely home!