A good B&B is like gold, not least for its atmosphere of cosiness and warmth – something often missing in a larger, impersonal hotel. In NSW, you’ll find lots of bed and breakfast accommodation in alpine regions, on farms, by the beach and in the bush.
The great thing about staying in a B&B is that the owners are often under the same roof, are local – and will go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one. Better yet, there’s good, affordable bed and breakfast accommodation all over NSW.
Cooler climates lend themselves naturally to cosy, owner-run accommodation so the Blue Mountains is packed with quaint, affordable B&Bs. Check out the options in Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls; many have views over the escarpment and open fires. Further west to country NSW, you’ll find lots of rustic B&B accommodation around Bathurst to choose from, too.
If you’re heading to the ski fields, the Snowy Mountains also has great B&B accommodation, some nestled into the foothills of Mount Crackenback in Jindabyne, and other options right in the heart of the Thredbo village. Really, is there nothing better than a hearty cooked breakfast before hitting the slopes?
The Hunter Valley’s also a great place to book a B&B, as you’ll be out all day wine tasting anyhow! Amazing accommodation can be found in historic buildings, elegant churches and restored cottages all over NSW’s famous wine region.
NSW’s coastal regions are also full of fantastic bed and breakfast options, many with sea views. Around Jervis Bay and The Shoalhaven on the south coast, B&Bs are located in picturesque Huskisson and Mollymook, and the quaint inland villages of Berry and Kangaroo Valley. On NSW’s north coast, particularly around Port Stephens and Coffs Harbour, you’ll find loads of B&B accommodation, many with spa baths and stunning views of the coast.