Gluten-free Bed & Breakfasts, a Romantic Getaway for Any Season

My roommate extraordinaire works at a hotel, and she’s gearing up for a hectic Valentine’s Day weekend. Keeps muttering things about “romance packages” and whatnot.

Now, even though I’m not the most pro-Valentine’s Day, I have to admit that there’s something nice about hitting the road for a nice, romantic weekend. Even an in-town staycation is fun, if it means that someone else is doing the dishes and making the beds.

Luckily, there are an ever-increasing number of hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that happily cater to gluten-free guests. Tiffany did a post about gluten-free bed-and-breakfasts a while ago, and I thought it was time for an update.

One of the biggest changes on the gluten-free hotel scene is Fairmont Hotels introduction of something called Lifestyle Cuisine Plus, which essentially means that they are committed to providing gluten-free meals at each of their properties. The meals are priced on par with Fairmont’s other menu offerings, which are priced on par with any luxury hotel’s menu.

The list of local, single-location and family-run bed and breakfasts that are making special outreaches to gluten-free customers is quite a lengthy one. Excitingly, it’s not unreasonable for me to say that regardless of your location your budget, you shouldn’t have to travel too, too far from home to find a B&B that’s friendly to celiacs.

In general, the rules haven’t changed since Tiffany wrote in 2009; an online search for “gluten-free b&b LOCATION” should provide a good starting point. also offers a super-convenient option; if you are searching based on state, you can narrow your results to include only gluten-free B&Bs and inns.

Of course, even if you’re stuck somewhere that isn’t especially accommodating, you don’t have to starve. Just open your gluten-free restaurant guide to search for tasty meals in the area.

And, if you’re not bound by location, here are some gluten-free bed & breakfasts that get high marks from celiac guests:

No word on whether any of these B&Bs has Valentine’s Day vacancies. Have you had a good experience at a US gluten-free (or gluten-free-friendly) bed and breakfast? Share it with us in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Gluten-free Bed & Breakfasts, a Romantic Getaway for Any Season”

  1. I have stayed at Chicken Paradise and I highly recommend it. It’s a gluten-free B&B, so the entire kitchen is GF. (Anne, the co-owner, has celiac.) Anne provides a list of GF-friendly restaurants in your room and a kitchenette is adjacent to the room if you want to eat in (a Whole Foods Market is maybe a mile or two away). The location is dynamite–a very relaxing spot yet close to the attractions in downtown San Antonio. Plus, there’s only one guest room so you get the place to yourself, including the pool and treehouse.

  2. I’m always on the lookout for gluten free holiday packages and hotels that accomodate a gluten free diet. I never knew that the Fairmont Hotels had introduced a gluten free menu called Lifestyle Cuisine Plus. That’s a valuable tip!



  3. Hello there,

    Just want to say thank you very much for including us in your list.


    Carl Kosko at the Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County

  4. Mariaville Lake B&B in upstate New York is not completely gluten free, but we do provide gluten free breakfasts. It’s a snap and we enjoy the challenge of making a yummy, fresh breakfast that guests will love.

  5. I know this is an older post, but I wanted to share that my gluten-intolerant husband and I had a great experience at Oaklawn Inn B&B in Menomonie Wisconsin. My husband normally doesn’t eat in restaurants at all due to being so sensitive. Somehow, the wonderful proprietor made him feel comfortable and served a wonderful breakfast that he actually ate – two mornings in a row – with no reaction!! It was like a vacation from gluten intolerance for us – so special.

  6. My husband and I stayed at an amazing one called the Riverside Inn, which is located in New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley. The food is absolutely amazing, and the owners are incredibly kind and accommodating. There is plenty of sight seeing in that area as well.

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