Founded in the late 1960’s Select Registry has set out to find what they call “the cream of the crop,” in regards to country inns, B&Bs and small hotels. Searching for original and unique properties that reflect the personalities and tastes of the owners, much of their focus is on personal hospitality. In the beginning there were only 12 properties listed but Select Registry currently represents almost 400 of what they consider some of the finest and most distinguished establishments across the country.
There are thousands of wonderful inns, B&Bs, and small hotels from coast to coast but what make the Select Registry property listings unique are the quality assurance inspections they must undergo for membership and acceptance. According to Select Registry their inspection program involves independent inspectors with years of experience in the hospitality industry. Inspectors actually visit and stay at the properties as guests, unbeknownst to the owners that they are in fact there to perform an inspection. New inns applying for membership as well as existing members, are inspected on a regular basis.
Hospitality remains at the top of the list as an essential component of any Select Registry member. Innkeepers and owners pride themselves on the “personal touch,” their lodgings provide quests. In an increasingly impersonal world, it’s nice to be greeted by the owner/innkeeper, and a welcoming staff, that is eager to satisfy your every need. You can easily leave your cares behind when you know your comfort and satisfaction is a top priority during your stay.
For those of you who don’t have time to spend hours deciding where and what you’d like to do on your next getaway you can check out Select Registry’s Trip Planner. Innkeepers who know, and of course love their locations, have put together great pre-planned itineraries that will make planning your next trip a breeze. These itineraries are provided at no charge, as a service to visitors to the web site. Over 50 itineraries are currently available, with more being added on a regular basis.
If you’re looking for great gift for that special occasion, or those special people in your life, you may want to consider a Select Registry gift certificate. An overnight stay, a weekend getaway, or a mini-vacation, would surely be a long remembered and appreciated gift. Good Morning America even featured Select Registry gift certificates as one of the “most unique gifts” for brides and grooms. Gift certificates are valid at any of Select Registry’s over 400 properties. Certificates are shipped daily and include the Association guidebook with a personal message from the sender.
Select Registry also has several guidebooks available for purchase online including the Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America (the premier guide to exceptional travel and lodging), Distinguished Inns of North America, (showcases a cross-section of the finest inns throughout the United States and Canada), and Spectacular Wineries of Napa Valley.
If you’re looking for an inn, B&B, or small hotel that goes above and beyond to keep their guests satisfied you’ll want to look to the Select Registry to find the property that will make your next getaway a very special one.
For more information on Select Registry visit: www.selectregistry.com.