The Better Baltimore Bed and Breakfasts, an association of acclaimed bed & breakfasts and inns in Baltimore, was formed just a few months ago. It aims to spread awareness that Baltimore is a haven for bed and breakfast connoisseurs.
This year, the association has organized their First Annual Holiday House Tour to inspire guests, locals, and tourists alike. Five member B&Bs and inns that are also BedandBreakfast.com members will open their doors to the paying public to share the yuletide cheer that is normally only available to overnight guests while also raising much needed funds for a local charity, Santa Claus Anonymous.
The hour will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2010, from 2-7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 for general admission, or for $35, you can purchase a VIP ticket which grants you access to transportation via motor coach to each of the participating properties. Tickets are available here. Tickets are limited to ages 13 and up.
For this nominal fee, you will enjoy the intoxicating smells of homemade wassails, cookies, pastries and more, many which are baked by the innkeepers themselves. Explore seasonal décor at its very best. Experience the city’s optimum in hospitality as you meet the owners, hosts, and innkeepers themselves.
The tour includes 1840s Carrollton Inn, Celie’s Waterfront Inn, Inn at 2920, Rachael’s Dowry B&B, and Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast located through the city. All five lovely B&Bs are BedandBreakfast.com members.
“It’s time that bed & breakfasts and inns are a more visible part of what makes our city such a unique and unexpectedly warm, inviting and comfortably luxurious destination. It is time that everyone know what our thousands of guests the world over have been keeping to themselves, that B&Bs and inns are among the very best way to stay when traveling to Baltimore,” owner of Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast, Barry Werner stated in a press release. He went on, “There is almost no better way to share a morsel of that experience than by opening the doors of our homes and businesses to the public while raising funds for a very worthy charity, Santa Claus Anonymous, at this festive time of year.”