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10 Amazing Black-Owned B&Bs Perfect for a Spur-of-the-Moment Getaway


Awaabaa Inns — Various Locations

Husband and wife Glenn Pogue and Monique Greenwood were inspired to launch Awaabaa Bed and Breakfast Inns after staying at one in the early 1990s. They purchased the first location in Brooklyn, New York in 1995, and then opened others throughout the north and south in the early 2000s. The D.C. spot features rooms inspired by authors such as Toni Morrison. Spa and bridal packages are available.



 Magnolia House Inn — Hampton, Virginia

The Magnolia House Inn is a Victorian-style home located on the Chesapeake Bay with three spacious guest rooms. A wedding chapel on site makes it ideal for intimate ceremonies. Conveniently positioned near business and tourist attractions like the Ferguson Center for the Arts, the B&B works well for traveling professionals and recreation. Owned by Lankford and Joyce Blair, this extended-stay opened in 2006 and was originally built for an 1800s harbor pilot.


Welcome Inn Manor — Chicago, Illinois

Located on Michigan Avenue, Welcome Inn Manor offers two all-inclusive budget and transportation packages.  The Queen Anne historic home – owned by Merrill “Mell” and Angie Monroe – was built in 1893. Attractions like Museum Campus, 31st and 41st Street beaches, the lakefront, Room 43 for Jazz and U.S. Cellular Field are nearby.  This B&B offers on-site parking and won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence two years in a row.



Thee Matriarch Bed and Breakfast — Orangeburg, South Carolina

Spouses Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes and Fred Holmes bought two 100-year-old homes for Thee Matriarch in 2001. Separating it from others of its kind, the space features meeting and special-event venues with catering provided. The B&B opened in 2012 with fully decorated spaces, making it ideal for weddings and celebrations. Guests can visit the The I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium or the Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center during their stay.



Inn of Treasured Memories — Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Inn of Treasured Memories is the ultimate B&B for relaxation. Innkeepers Jane and Hank Henry greet tenants as they walk in. Guests are invited to relax in the living room or read and play cards in the Nook. Several Harwich beaches are close by, and the innkeepers have a number of grab-and-go or dine-in eating options available for a change of pace. Tours, historical sites and the Cape Cod Rail Trail are other recreational choices.

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