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The old image of Bed and Breakfasts is changing. The emergence of generation X and Y travelers as the customer base for bed and breakfasts has forced b&b owners to adjust to their wants and needs. Redecorated rooms with contemporary themes, large flat screen televisions, wireless internet and flexible check-in times are just some of the changes designed to appeal to younger age groups. Our Eureka Springs B&B has always offered more privacy and convenience than the b&b’s that make you feel like you are staying at Grandma’s. The B&B industry as a whole is updating their image.

DessertAs part of this trend, PAII (the Professional Association of Innkeepers International) suggests guests want healthier breakfasts. We get many compliments on our made-from-scratch breakfasts and desserts and we want to stay current with our guests preferences. It’s a delicate balance to prepare dishes that everyone will like but be different and expressive. We rarely do a “country breakfast” with biscuits, gravy and scrambled eggs because almost any restaurant serves that and we don’t want our dishes to be so fancy that our guests can’t pronounce them.

We want to know what you think. Please answer our poll below and leave us a comment if you wish. Our goal is to serve delicious food that the majority of our guests will enjoy. Thanks for your help. Check back as the poll progresses to see the results.

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