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About us

We trace our origins back to January 18th 2005 when a conversation between a group of B&B owners resulted in the proposal that we could do at least as well as any of the B&B listings sites around at the time. Thus was born ourinns.org which is still going today although it has expanded beyond its origins as a listing of B&Bs in France and now covers a whole range of different types of holiday accommodation across a whole host of countries around the world.

For the owners, we still retain our committment to produce the very best listings site that we can manage and are now on the fourth version of the sites.

For their guests, we aim to provide the owners with the tools to present their properties well so that potential guests have the most complete picture of what's on offer. Thus we allow owners to add more than the average number of photos and more than the average amount of text. We even review their own websites so that they can communicate better with their guests directly.

Do we still know all the owners personally as we did in those early days? Well, we still chat now and then with some of the original group of owners and we still manually approve each new property but with over a hundred times the original number we can't chat with all of them. Oh, and, no, we don't approve everyone that applies though we do try to guide those that don't quite make the grade.

So that's us. Just a humble little group of websites with the intention to slowly but surely become the very best holiday accommodation sites in the world.

On this site you'll find properties ranging from cottages to castles with the common theme that they all provide you with accommodation and some form of catering. Therefore you'll find bed and breakfasts (often referred to as B&Bs, chambre-dhotes or table d'hotes), inns (auberges or posadas) and small hotels. We stop at 'small' hotels as we feel that you can get all the large ones easily enough elsewhere and this site is all about listing family run places because they'll provide you with a much higher level of service than even the flashiest five star hotel.