As bed and breakfasts grow in popularity and spread across the landscape, more of these inns that offer a more personal touch are looking for customers on the Internet.
Turn to one of the many B&B directories that have sprung up on the Web to make planning your trip a little easier.America's Gallery of Bed & Breakfast Inns (www.abcsn.com/) has listings of B&Bs arranged by state, along with photos.
The Innkeepers' Register (www.innbook.com/index.html) says it lists more than 300 inns and B&Bs where top innkeepers themselves like to stay in the United States and Canada.
The Bed & Breakfast Channel (www.bbchannel.com/index.htm) claims to have more than 20,000 listings, and many entries include photos.
The American Bed & Breakfast Association (www.abba.com/index.htm) provides a quality rating for the inns it lists.
America's Inn & Lodge Directories (www.dallasadmall.com/) has regional directories for the West, East and Canada, along with one of inns for sale.
Bed and Breakfast Inns Online (www.bbonline.com/) touts listings for more than 1,500 B&Bs and has a monthly contest for free lodging.
A few of the other directories:
Go Native (www.go-native.com/)
Ultimate Bed and Breakfast Directory (innformation.com/)
Absolute Bed & Breakfast (www.infinityquest.com/cgi-bin/absolute.pl)
Bed and Breakfast Inns of North America (bestinns.net/) or (cimarron.net/)
Inn Site (www.innsite.com/browse.html)
B&Bs on the WWW (www.webcitynet.com/bb/index.html)
Choice Bed & Breakfast Guide (www.choice-guide.com/)