Announces Top B&Bs in the World, the leading online bed and breakfast directory, listing 27,000 B&Bs worldwide, launched the first web-based awards program for inns just six months ago. Over 16,000 votes were cast in the Best of Awards. After votes were checked for validity, the results show that wonderful B&Bs come in all shapes, styles, settings, and sizes.

Best Overall -- International

Sallerhof, Salzburg, Austria: A delightful pension, best known for its beautiful surroundings, personalized service, and cultural tour packages. Info:, 011-43 (6246) 72521.

Best Overall -- United States

1. Woolverton Inn, Stockton, NJ: Beautifully appointed stone manor offering distinctive elegance, minutes from New Hope, PA. Info:, 888-264-6648.

2. Queen Anne B&B, Galveston, TX: Stained glass windows, inlaid wood floors, and exquisite antiques, within walking distance of the historic Galveston Strand. Info:, 800-472-0930.

3. Collingwood Inn, Ferndale, CA: Victorian home with individually appointed guest rooms and scenic gardens, ideal for weddings. Info:, 800-469-1632.

4. Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal, MO: Steeped in Mark Twain history, this antique-filled mansion offers the ideal romantic getaway. Info:, 888-427-8409.

5. The Empress of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR: This Victorian mansion comes complete with a secret watch-tower in the turret, and candlelit breakfasts. Info:, 877-374-7966.

6. Cordials Bed and Breakfast, New Hope, PA: Superb hospitality in the heart of New Hope's restaurant and shopping district. Info:, 877-219-1009.

7. Eastman Inn, North Conway, NH: Southern charm, New England history, plus whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Info:, 800-626-5855.

8. Notchland Inn, Harts Location, NH: Country mansion in the heart of the White Mountains. Guest rooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs. Gourmet dinners, too. Info:, 800-866-6131.

9. La Maison Marigny, New Orleans, LA: This luxuriously appointed 1898 house is the only B&B on world-famous Bourbon Street. Info:, 800-570-2014.

10. Mountain Thyme, Jessieville, AR: Ouachita Mountain setting, near Hot Springs, with modern amenities and old-fashioned country hospitality. Info:, 888-820-5424.

Themed Category Winners

Most Romantic B&B: Casa de la Paz Bayfront B&B, St. Augustine, FL: Info:, 800-929-2915.

Best Breakfast: Collingwood Inn, Ferndale, CA: Info:, 800-469-1632.

Best Hospitality: Eastman Inn, North Conway, NH: Info:, 800-626-5855.

Best Service: Raven Haven, Mentone AL: Info:, 256-634-4310.

Most Pet Friendly B&B: Lodge at Sedona, Sedona, AZ: Info:, 800-619-4467.

Voting has already begun for the 2005 Best of Awards:

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