We are three childhood girlfriends that, once every year or so, ditch our husbands and enjoy a relaxing stay in a B & B. We shop, eat, and catch up on our families, etc. Ambience is a key ingredient in our search of the perfect venue. Impressive service and good food are other important features that we seek. The Jean Bonnet Tavern / B & B has it all!
I am familiar with the area as I have family that lives in town. There really is a multitude of options for things to do in Bedford and the area. Besides Old Bedford Village there is a cute little downtown area with many tiny shops to visit or explore for hours in "Founder's Crossing" downtown. One floor of Founder's is all consignment shops with everything from wooden furniture to homemade placemats and much more. The basement is all antiques. The building is an old 5 & 10 cent store so it is huge. There are many great restaurants in town. A tea room "Everything Tea" in Bedford has wonderful tea and treat selections. There are covered bridges and a winery in the area too. In October Bedford hosts their Fall Foliage festival on two different weekends.
About Jean Bonnet B & B -- it was a wonderfully relaxing experience! The owner and the manager are very attentive. The owner even emailed me a recipe! The food we had at dinner (other family joined us too) was delicious and the staff was attentive. The included B & B breakfast was about the best we have ever had and so very plentiful that we were just stuffed! They have four rooms at Jean Bonnet and ours was very comfortable. The rooms are in character with the 1700s when the inn was built. The floors in our room sloped, which only added to the charm of the place. Speaking of character, and as written in the folk lore section of the inn's website, the inn is known for the presence of ghostly sightings. I am witness to that fact as two of us heard the sound of walking in the hall when no one was around in the middle of the night (sounded like cowboy boots on a wooden floor)! It was very enchanting - pun intended!
I would highly recommend that you consider this historic inn / tavern for overnight and dinner in the basement by the hearth.