Whether surrounded by peaceful countryside or nestled on a sparkling waterfront, bed and breakfasts offer unique accommodations and experiences for travelers. While the thought of starting one can be daunting, purchasing a fully established bed and breakfast presents prospective innkeepers with a turnkey business opportunity. Consider these three properties.
Located in Hume, Virginia, The Inn at Vineyards Crossing is a romantic, luxury bed and breakfast in the heart of Virginia’s wine country just over an hour outside Washington, D.C. The original historic property, Barbee’s Tavern, was built in 1787 and operated during the colonial and Civil War times. The property includes six bedrooms, six full baths and three half baths. A saltwater pool separates the main home from a private cottage, and the inn offers picturesque views of the Shenandoah Mountains.
Built in 1865, the Victoriana Inn is a one-of-a-kind property situated on the waterfront in St. Michaels, Maryland. The Second Empire style bed and breakfast, which doubles as an event venue, includes many original features, such as millwork mantels, hardwood floors and wainscoting. With seven bedrooms and eight and a half bathrooms, the inn has more than 4,300-square-feet of living space, and a separate 1,000-square-foot, two-bedroom cottage allows the owner to live in their own private quarters.
Full of Southern charm and within walking distance to the waterfront and restaurants, the Foreman House Bed & Breakfast is located in historic Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The property underwent extensive renovations in 2013, making it a sparkling showplace while preserving its historic character and many original features. Built in 1899, the bed and breakfast has five master bedrooms and six full bathrooms, and the owners’ quarters allows for privacy while remaining close at hand to guests.