Bernice “Bunny” Chesler Leaves Us at 69

From The New York Times — 9/16/2002

Bernice Chesler, 69, Guidebook Author, Dies

[B]ernice Chesler, the author of widely read guidebooks about American bed-and-breakfast inns, died on Sept. 4 at her home in Newton, Mass. She was 69. The cause was cancer, said a friend, Lynda Morgenroth.

Mrs. Chesler’s work won praise around the country. Her four bed-and-breakfast guidebooks were republished in at least a dozen revised editions. The books “created the template for inn guidebooks nationwide,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch said in 1999, adding, “In addition to giving the facts about an inn’s address and rates,” she sought to portray “the personality of the hosts and their house.” Read more...