Thursday, November 17, 2011


Diamond Collection members represent professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns with extensive modern amenities

Rogersville, Alabama – Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast has joined the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. Launched in October, 2009, the Diamond Collection was introduced to help travelers streamline their search for the country’s best inns. Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast is the newest member of the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection.

To qualify and maintain membership in the Diamond Collection, B&Bs and inns must pass a comprehensive professional inspection measuring the property’s quality, service, hospitality, accommodations, food, amenities, and more. To qualify for membership, Diamond Collection properties all maintain top guest ratings and reviews on BedandBreakfast.com and offer a professional reservation experience, including extensive property photos and online reservations.  Additionally, Diamond Collection members provide the amenities that today’s travelers require, including private baths, free Internet service, luxury appointments and amenities, professional staffing, and flexible check-in/out times.

With three luxuriously appointed guestrooms and the Sleeping Porch, an adventurous guest dubbed this room and the experience as "glamping (glam-camping), Longing For Home surrounds you in the greatest of comforts.  Numerous amenities include gourmet cupcakes, comfy robes, a steam shower, large pool, walking trails and numerous places to just be still and take in the fresh air and sunshine, not to mention peace and quiet.  Enjoy the enchantment of the Tuscan Oasis, our newest addition, which includes a large hot tub with AM/FM radio and CD player, lavish chaise lounges and fire pit, a fabulous place for time together to stargaze and dream.  A massage therapist is available to enhance your holiday with a relaxing in-room massage.  Add a special package for an even more gratifying experience. 

Longing For Home’s sumptuous three-course breakfast features original recipes that are among the best in Alabama. Combine Betty’s Cajun Shrimp Quiche and Cheese Grits with a tempting breakfast dessert like her, Italian Cream Pancakes, Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy, or a Chocolate Cobbler for dessert and lunch will be but a fleeting thought!  All this is topped off with humorous storytelling and lore drawn from the area’s surprisingly rich history and Bill and Betty’s experiences.

Owned and operated by Betty and Bill Maloney since 2009.  This couple enjoys sharing true Southern hospitality with guests and friends. They receive their guests personally with a warm welcome.  This is especially important for first time bed and breakfast guests and to quote one,

“This was our first stay at a Bed and Breakfast and I must say, we are both very impressed and plan to return…Must add that the flowers were beautiful, cupcakes decadent and breakfast is beyond words!”  Gwynn and Dale, Alabama.   Bed and Breakfast aficionados find that Longing For Home exceeds expectations, “We would like to thank you for a great stay.  The hospitality was only exceeded by your amazing breakfasts.  Longing For Home will certainly be one of the highlights of our trip…”  Freya and Don, Ontario, Canada

About BedandBreakfast.com:

BedandBreakfast.com is the most comprehensive global site for finding bed and breakfast properties. With more than 11,000 properties around the world, the site helps travelers find the ideal B&B or small inn through informative descriptions, photos and more than 160,000 consumer reviews, and make confirmed reservations instantly at nearly 2,000 properties. In addition, BedandBreakfast.com offers gift cards welcomed at more than 4,000 B&Bs in the United States and Canada, with no expiration or blackout dates. The company also operates RezOvation® the industry leader in property management systems, online reservations, website design and internet marketing for the inn and B&B market.

BedandBreakfast.com is owned by HomeAway, Inc., which operates the world’s leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, representing more than 560,000 paid vacation rental listings throughout 145+ countries.

For more information on Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast, visit longingforhome.com or call (256) 247-0261/(866) 669-5823 for reservations.  
*Carolyn Kent, How To Be a Better Southerner

Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


In honor of our Country’s veterans Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast, Rogersville, Alabama gave away their guest rooms to those that have served, are presently serving and retired from military service on 10-11 November 2011.  “This is the second year we have had the privilege to host veterans and their spouses to a free night here at Longing For Home.  Given the sacrifice veterans and their families have and are making for this country, giving a few the opportunities to come and be pampered for a day is a good thing to do,” states Betty Maloney. 

In both 2010 and 2011 Longing For Home hosted couples whose military experience spanned as many as 60 years.   “It is amazing how quickly these guests begin to share their military stories.  Within half an hour it was like they had known each other for years,” remarked Betty.  For some this was an opportunity to connect with loved ones while on mid-tour leave for active combat zones.  For others it was an opportunity to remember experiences from earlier wars.  “The mutual respect and honor shared between these Veterans is truly a wonderful thing to see,” stated Betty.  

Upon their arrival at Longing For Home our guests discovered our signature gourmet cupcakes in their rooms and snacks for them to enjoy during their stay.  They also enjoyed a three-course breakfast along with stories about Rogersville.  For most, this was the first visit to Rogersville and they enjoyed visiting our shops as well as our fine dining here.

Longing For Home joined 490 bed and breakfast inns across the United States that also honor those who serve each Veterans Day with a free night.

Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.