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CABBI: Experts in the B&B Experience

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Who We Are

Established in 1991, The California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) is the largest tourism organization of its kind in California. We are a non-profit, statewide organization that is wholly dedicated to ensuring the highest quality standards in small boutique inns and bed & breakfast accommodations.

In Spring of 2007, CABBI and the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) entered into a partnership that will provide CABBI members with greater access to legislative, marketing, educational and professional development resources specific to the California lodging industry.

Why We're Different

CABBI redefines the B&B and boutique inn experience for travelers seeking the perfect accommodations. How?

All CABBI properties must first undergo our certification process before becoming a CABBI member. This includes meeting and maintaining rigorous standards in their operations such as housekeeping, customer service and regular maintenance checks through site inspections. All CABBI members must verify they possess the required permits and documentation to operate.

So, while searching for accommodations, travelers can rest assured they will be staying in a quality, well-maintained and pre-certified bed and breakfast or boutique inn.

In addition, because we’re dedicated to the state of California, we’re uniquely positioned to provide more one-on-one, localized support to our members -- and therefore peace of mind for travelers – to ensure a wonderful stay across all of CABBI’s Golden State destinations.

Our Members

CABBI B&B's and inns provide more than a room where people sleep. They add substance to a destination—a room with a different view. Travelers can choose from historic Victorian mansions, boutique hotels, rustic alpine cottages, beach-front homes, and unusual settings like boats. Search for members by region, city, inn name, amenities and promotional packages.

Above all, CABBI's charm is the innkeepers. These tireless hosts are often the best “travel planners” in town and they are eager to help their guests plan itineraries tailored to personal interests.

For Reporters

If you need industry data or information on a specific CABBI member, please contact CABBI's Public Relations Representitive, Ranee Ruble-Dotts of Paper Moon Creative, directly at (503) 788-3938. You can also contact CABBI Program Coordinator, Jenn Wheaton, directly at (916)554-2673.

The CABBI main office can be reached at (800) 373-9251 or via email at

Thank you for your interest in CABBI. We look forward to sharing our news with your traveling audience.

You may also reference our recent press releases or a copy of CABBI’s InnCrowd online newsletter.

Interested in taking a tour of an inn or B&B as you continue your research? Or would you like to attend our annual conference for access to innkeepers and vendors? Contact CABBI at (800) 373-9251.