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bed and breakfast

An establishment that functions in a manner similar to a hotel but is usually a private residence. The phrase is often called a "B and B" for short. We stayed at an adorable bed and breakfast in the countryside for our anniversary this year.
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bed-and-breakfast

a type of lodging for travelers or tourists offering a place to sleep and breakfast the next morning, typically in a small inn or private home. We visited six European countries and stayed in a bed-and-breakfast every night. I had to take a bed-and-breakfast because the hotels in the city were much too expensive.

bed and breakfast

Also, B and B. A hotel or other hostelry that offers a room for the night and a morning meal at an inclusive price. For example, Staying at a bed and breakfast meant never having to plan morning meals. This term and the practice originated in Britain and have become widespread. [Early 1900s]
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bed and breakfast

1 overnight accommodation and breakfast next morning as offered by hotels etc. 2 designating financial transactions in which shares are sold and then bought back the next morning.
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jack said, As far as the bed and breakfast industry is concerned it s estimated that there are about 30 000 bed and breakfast and guest house establishments in South Africa .
Jack added, It does not matter where the bed and breakfast is.
With a reputation like that, opening a bed and breakfast sounds less risky and more sunny-side up.
Bed and breakfasts draw tourists to all parts of Nebraska, from Crawford to Weeping Water, said Tom Doering with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
It's a typical day at work for Betty Shrader, owner of the Aunt Betty's Bed and Breakfast. She runs the business out of her 1907 Victorian home just blocks from this farming community's downtown.
And if running a bed and breakfast is not enough, the Ricketts also open their garden, included in the National Garden Scheme, for afternoon tea.
But operating a bed and breakfast isn't limited to upkeep of the rooms.
There are no formal educational requirements for bed and breakfast proprietors or manager-innkeepers (those who manage, but do not own, the property).
"We marketed the business as a bed and breakfast but no-one came forward with an offer," he said.
"I am a property developer and was not interested in running the business as a bed and breakfast but could see the potential in the site.
The Hadrian Horse Holiday was the brainchild of Val Gibson, who has been welcoming guests for bed and breakfast at Gibbs Hill Farm, for the last 11 years.
"So the owners of the bed and breakfasts were having to drop them off at a pub and pick them up later that night, meaning that the people running the businesses could not get a night off.
Now, the experience of a bed and breakfast stay can be replicated at home with the purchase of the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado's recently re-released "Colorado Culinary Inn-Spirations" cookbook.
The Baltys reside in the main level of the home, with the entire second floor devoted to the Bed and Breakfast. There are five guest rooms, each with a private bath, as well as a full kitchen and common area.
Owners of the Riverside Guest House in Corbridge, Northumberland, David and Margaret Fairbairn, (corr) are retiring after 13 years running the bed and breakfast.