The Unitarian Universalist Bed and Breakfast network was established in 1980 by Ann Thorpe as Homecomings. Charles and Margaret Walker purchased the business from her in 1991 and developed it in size and scope. They sold the business to us in June 2003, and we changed the name to UU're Home, a play on words that we think expresses our hope: that we will enable Unitarian Universalists and other religions liberals to find congenial homes away from home when they travel.
Over the years, members received an annual directory of listings by mail early in April. In 2004, we added an online listing with photographs. These listings are continually updated as new hosts are added, contact information is changed, or hosts are removed. Beginning in 2012, we decided to discontinue the paper directory, maintaining the website directory only.
We have tried to make the listings as user-friendly as possible. It is expected that hosts will be glad to provide information about attractions in their area, such as restaurants, historic sites, hiking trails, shopping, and directions to the nearest UU congregation, etc. Many UU hosts especially welcome guests regardless of their sexual orientation; their listing includes the word "Welcoming." Prices are listed as the costs for a single guest or for two (for example, $40/$50) unless otherwise stated. Be prepared to pay your host with cash or a check; few hosts accept credit cards.
We welcome your comments and suggestions on ways that UU're Home can be improved. As a result of several member suggestions, we added a notation of "Home Exchange" for those hosts who would consider exchanging homes with another member.
Jean and Vance Reese
The Benefits of Membership in UU're Home
- Travelers meet hosts who share many of their interests, concerns, and values.
- Hosts gain new friends from other places.
- Travelers enjoy comfortable quarters at affordable prices and have the opportunity to obtain answers to their questions about the area they are visiting.
- Hosts supplement their income or raise money to help support their congregation.
- Unitarian Universalist churches and fellowships use the directory listings as a way to raise money.
- Ministers may list their homes at no charge.
UU're Home is a membership organization for Unitarian Universalists and other religious liberals that provides information about bed-and-breakfast accommodations in members' homes throughout North America, and a few abroad.
UU're Home will cheerfully refund the full cost of membership for any reason whatsoever.
UU're Home will not share information regarding members with anyone without their written permission. We do not share e-mail lists or phone numbers of members.