A bed & breakfast is not a hotel. It requires a different etiquette from a hotel. Basically, you have to remember that you are in someone's home (unless, like 5 Corners, you're not; but to me that's not a B&B, that's a hotel that includes breakfast). Therefore:
- DO let your hosts know if you're going to arrive significantly later than planned.
- DO knock or ring at the front door unless there's a sign specifically inviting you to walk in.
- DO compliment the hosts on the room you're shown.
- DON'T wander around the house looking at things or opening closed doors.
- DON'T change rooms in the middle of a visit unless you have a very good reason.
- DON'T use linens to clean up spills.
- DO make special requirements, e.g., dietary restrictions, known in advance or as soon as possible upon arrival.
- DON'T invite guests over without clearing it with the hosts first, especially for meals, and DO expect an additional charge for extra meals.
- DO treat the home, its furnishings, and anyone living or staying in it with courtesy and respect.