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


About the author 

Kristi Dement

Tapping into her love of hospitality & accommodations, as well as her talent for marketing, Kristi started Bed and Breakfast Blogging in November of 2013. She loves helping owners of B&B inns & other properties become more effective with their marketing. She is a member of the Association of Lodging Professionals. 

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