B&Bs are huge draws for coupes seeking romantic getaways, whether for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or just a quiet escape from the kids. Want to appeal to these travelers? Offer these amenities and describe them on your BedandBreakfast.com listing and website to make sure your inn stands out as being ideal for couples.
- A lovely setting. Offer rooms with a porch or balcony offering views of the water, mountains, fields of flowers, or twinkling city lights down below.
- A quiet room. The roar of truck traffic is not conducive to a romantic escape, let alone a good night's sleep. Good sound-proofing is equally important; nothing is less romantic than listening to the couple in the adjacent room being intimate.
- Appealing decor. Handsome, uncluttered, distinctive furnishings, with a big, comfortable bed go a long way. A cozy fireplace and double Jacuzzi or soaking tub are definite enhancements.
- A private breakfast, served at their convenience. They may be interested in starting the day with breakfast in bed, or at a cozy table for two. Family-style breakfasts with lots of group interaction are not as conducive to intimacy.
- Adult atmosphere. Romantic travelers prefer unobtrusive innkeepers who respect their privacy, yet are available for questions. If your focus is on attracting couples on a romantic getaway, you may want to consider not allowing children; cranky toddlers and whiny kids are not what these travelers will want to hear.
- A romance package or add-ons. Packages can increase your revenue, and couples seeking romance often appreciate packages or add-on options such as cold champagne, fresh roses, handmade chocolates, bubble bath, or couples massages.
We suggest you explore the winners of our Top 10 Romantic Inns of 2013 award to see some examples of B&Bs that excel at this category.
Have you found any special ways to bring in couples seeking romance?