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Bed and Breakfasts Named After Animals

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Bed and breakfasts named after animals are easy to remember and can attract new guests. There is almost always a story behind the name.  If you are ever a guest at any of these inns, the innkeepers would most likely be happy to tell you how their name was chosen.



The following list of forty bed and breakfasts is just a small sampling of the many wonderful inns named after animals.  Animal lovers may be attracted to being a guest at these inns. Innkeepers choosing a bed and breakfast name for their inn can be inspired by these creative names.


In alphabetical order, here is the list of names along with their location in the United States:


Baby Quail Inn: Sedona, Arizona


Bird-In-Hand Village Inn and Suites: Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania


Black Dolphin Inn: New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Black Sheep Inn and Spa: Hammondsport, New York


Blue Buffalo Bed and Breakfast: Austin, Texas


Butterfly Hollow Bed and Breakfast: Gordonsville, Tennessee


Cheshire Cat Inn: Santa Barbara, California


Cinnamon Bear Creekside Inn: Sonoma, California


Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast: St. Joseph, Michigan


Dragonfly Ranch: Kona, Hawaii


Fox and Hound Bed and Breakfast: New Hope, Pennsylvania


Gilded Swan Bed and Breakfast: Ashtabula, Ohio


Grey Hare Inn: Traverse City, Michigan


Hummingbird Inn Bed and Breakfast: Reeds Spring, Missouri


Kangaroo House B&B on Orcas Island: Eastsound, Washington


Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast: Asheville, North Carolina


Meandering Moose Lodging: Talkeetna, Alaska


Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Spa: Naples, New York


Muley Twist Inn: Teasdale, Utah


Otter Creek Inn: Eau Claire, Wisconsin


Pheasant Run Farm Bed and Breakfast: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Red Elephant Inn Bed and Breakfast: North Conway, New Hampshire


Sandy Salmon Bed and Breakfast Lodge: Brightwood, Oregon


Seal Cove Inn: Moss Beach, California


Sleeping Bulldog Bed and Breakfast: Seattle, Washington


Sparrow Hill Inn: Monroe, Georgia


Sun and Cricket Bed and Breakfast: Gibsonia, Pennsylvania


Swamp Rabbit Inn: Greenville, South Carolina


The Blushing Oyster Bed and Breakfast: Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts


The Bobcat Inn: Sante Fe, New Mexico


The Chicken Coop Bed ‘n Breakfast: Crawford, Georgia


The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast: Franklin, Indiana


The Honking Goose Inn: Amsterdam, Ohio


The Mermaid and the Alligator: Key West, Florida


The Owl’s Perch: Robbinsville, North Carolina


The Peaceful Pelican: Palacios, Texas


The Scranton Seahorse Inn: Madison, Connecticut


The Whale Walk Inn and Spa: Eastham, Massachusetts


The Whimsical Pig Bed and Breakfast at Wolf Creek: Copley, Ohio


Yellow Turtle Inn: New Windsor, Maryland


Observations about some of these animal names:


  • Names include colors: black, blue, grey, red, and yellow.


  • Names include movies: “Cheshire Cat Inn” and “Fox and Hound B&B”


  • Describe a quality about their particular animal: gilded, meandering, sleeping, blushing, flying, honking, peaceful, and whimsical.


  • Describe where the animal is: butterfly hollow, dove nest, dragonfly ranch, seal cove, sparrow hill, chicken coop, owl’s perch, swamp rabbit, and whale walk.


  • Have two contrasting concepts: “Lion and Rose”, “Sun and Cricket”, and “Mermaid and Alligator.”


If you are thinking about naming your bed and breakfast after an animal, you could make the name fun like “The Whimsical Pig.”  Unusual color names like “Blue Buffalo” and “Red Elephant” will be easier for your guests to remember.  Innkeepers, make sure you like the name because you will be saying it again and again!


Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography

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