The charm and personalized touch that comes with staying at a Bed and Breakfast has long been a choice for visitors looking for an alternative to hotels, motels and lodges. Situated in private homes, B&B’s are quaint and comfortable, with amenable hosts that enjoy meeting new people and who are more than willing to share local knowledge and tips on getting around. Most have private entrances and gardens. With a wide variety of locations, it is possible to stay very near the centre of towns or cities, in the suburbs, or in quiet solitude in the countryside. And since all operators in British Columbia need to be approved and licensed, standards are kept high. Hosts pride themselves on giving guests the best service possible, not only with clean, comfortable bedrooms or suites, but delicious home-cooked breakfasts. One of the greatest recommendations for B&B’s is their record of guests returning to the same establishments year after year.