“I WENT TO A restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance." - Steven Wright
The funniest thing about this joke is that it is so close to the truth. Many restaurants, boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts s try to create an historical ambiance. Old properties are turned into guesthouses decorated with antique furniture and period trimmings.
According to Time Magazine, "Americans have a wide array of lodgings to choose from when they take a vacation: high-rise hotels, rustic resorts, motels by the bay. Yet more and more people are flocking to bed-and-breakfast inns, the most old-fashioned homes away from home. Just 20 years ago, there were only 1,000 B&Bs, as they are nicknamed, scattered throughout the country. Today there are more than 28,000 serving more than 50 million guests each year".
That's great news for the B&B industry, but how to capitalize on the friendly and nostalgic atmosphere that compels so many visitors to stay at a B&B? Certainly, the decor and appearance makes a difference. A period style Bed and Breakfast sign plays no small part! A hand-crafted piece of sign artistry can set your B&B apart from others who put less thought into their signage strategy. If your establishment prides itself in friendly hospitality and quality care, you sign should reflect these values as well. Try designing your own B&B sign using our online sign-designer, or ask us to draw up a sign that fits your unique B&B.
We received our signs today and they are gorgeous! My husband is just as thrilled with them as I am. I would like to say how many wonderful compliments I get on my sign. We have it lit at night and it's even more gorgeous at night and our guests no longer have any problem finding which house it is.
- John D, Phineas Swan B&B