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. Innseekers.com 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:
- Chicken Paradise, San Antonio TX
- Harvest Moon, Lancaster PA
- Maine Stay Inn, Kennebunkport ME
- The Chestnut Inn, Sheffield IL
- Architect’s Inn, Newport RI
- Chehalem Ridge B&B, Newberg OR
- Briar Rose B&B, Boulder CO
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!