Booking On-line Reservations (BBIthaca.com) Made Easy

Welcome to BBGI’s new blog! Our B&B association members are located throughout the greater Ithaca area and offer a variety of B&B experiences to choose from. Whether you want an historic home or inn, a farmhouse, or a modern home, we have them all! Located in the Central Finger Lakes region, we’re close to wineries, hiking, waterfalls, water activities, art, music, and farm-fresh foods.

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This first installment focuses on the website’s on-line booking capability. The instructions below will help you to choose a B&B for your stay in the greater Ithaca area. There are two ways to navigate your way depending on how you like to travel: One) you may only want a B&B for a “base of operations” to be conveniently located to your planned activities, or, Two) you may want to stay at a particular B&B for the experience offered by the host.

One) Finding a “base of operations”
1) click the”location” link for a map that illustrates where the member B&Bs are located in relation to the city of Ithaca. This will help you with your travel plans.

2) Once you identify which B&Bs are located in the area you want, click on the “check availability” link. On the “check availability” page, the calendar illustrates availability for the current two weeks. The anchor symbolizes “no availability.” For stays beyond two weeks, type in your arrival date and hit the “go” link to see which B&Bs have available rooms. ** see Note below

3) To find price ranges click on the home page “amenities” link or if you have special needs such as pet allergies, learn which B&Bs have cats or dogs in their home.

4) Once having selected the B&B you want from the “check availability” page, click on the desired B&B “DETAILS” link to book securely on-line. If you have any questions or special needs that need clarification, click the “email” envelope link to send an inquiry to the innkeeper.

Two) Selecting a particular B&B experience offered by the host

1) click the “members” page link on the home page to peruse through the listed members and “visit” the ones that appeal to you.

2) To find price ranges click on the home page “amenities” link to find out price ranges, or if you have special needs such as pet allergies, learn which B&Bs have cats or dogs in their home.

3) click the “location” link for a map that illustrates where the member B&Bs are located in relation to the city of Ithaca. This will help you with your travel plans.

4) Once you have an idea of which B&Bs work best for you, click on the “check availability” link. On the “check availability” page, the calendar illustrates availability for the current two weeks. The anchor symbolizes “no availability.” For stays beyond two weeks, type in your arrival date and hit the “go” link to see which B&Bs have available rooms. ** see Note below

5) Once having selected the B&B you want from the “check availability” page, click on the desired B&B “DETAILS” link to book securely on-line. If you have any questions or special needs that need clarification, click the “email” envelope link to send an inquiry to the innkeeper.

**Note: It is important to note that the availability calendar is not always in “real time”. Sometimes on-line or phone reservation requests have not been added to the B&B’s calendar when you happen to be looking at the availability page.