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- • Learn how John & Diane Sheiry of the 1898 Waverly Inn in Hendersonville, North Carolina, have sustained a successful business through a great location and old-fashioned Southern hospitality.
- • Lynnette Scofield of the William Henry Miller Inn in Ithaca, New York, has created a most successful inn thanks to great food, good humor, and a little help from her friends.
- • Debbie Mosimann runs the Swiss Woods Inn with her husband Werner. Their destination inn has been going strong since 1986.
- • Donald Jones and partner Andrew Kohn left Washington, D.C. to open a farm and inn in Granville, Ohio. Read how they’re making the transition to innkeeping at the Orchard House.
- • Jay Karen, president and CEO of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), is featured in a recurring column to address issues such as What Can PAII Do For You?
- • Jay returns with Assisting Aspiring Innkeepers.
- • And offers his advice on Handling Social Media Reviews.
- • How do you handle the reservation process to protect yourself? There’s advice at Any Reservations About Taking Reservations?
- • Who are innkeepers? An abridged version of PAII’s annual benchmarking study is found at Who We Are: A Glimpse At Bed and Breakfasts in 2011
- • Does your B&B website lack punch? Learn some basic tips at Quick Tips For Weaving A Practical B&B Website.
- • How do you handle guests whose behavior is… unusual? Learn some insights at Dealing with Problem Guests.
- • Running an inn can run you down. There are ways to get some R&R at your B&B and you’ll see that at Take Time For Yourself.
- • The changing nature of business sparked several innkeepers to offer their views on the value of the chamber of commerce. See what they said at Are Chambers of Commerce Still A Benefit for B&Bs?
- • The changing economy has changed the ways inns are bought and sold. The feature Five Questions with Roxanne Kolbe of InnMatchmakers.com notes the new realities of bed and breakfast real estate.
- • In 1998, Mary White saw the future in something called the Internet and created BnBFinder.com. Take a look at Five Questions with Mary White of BnBFinder.com and you’ll learn how some inns reached the Internet.
- • If you want to know if you’re onto a good thing, a business plan is a necessary step toward buying a bed and breakfast. You can learn a few of the essentials here: The Seven Steps of Writing a Business Plan.
- • Even if you’ve operated an inn for years, there are always little tricks to learn. Check out Simple Ways to Impress Your Guests will help you understand a few of the basics.
- • If you’re just starting to think about running an inn, there are a lot of things to learn. This feature: So You’d Like to Own a B&B introduces a few of basics.
Suggestions for Travelers
- • Get a glimpse of one of the loveliest cities in North America at Destination: Quebec
- • Get a closer look at bed and breakfasts in Quebec City in the feature Five Quebec City B&Bs: Rest, Romance, and History in Quebec’s Capital City
- • When autumn comes around, visit New England to catch the falling leaves at their finest: Fall Foliage B&B Drive.
- • Like to learn more about innkeepers and their bed and breakfasts? Look for a list of B&B blogs from around the nation at B&B Blog Central.
- • America’s oldest city (and one of the prettiest) is St. Augustine. Five Fun St. Augustine Inns will introduce you to just a few of the many inns there.
- • Heading to Massachusetts? This feature will introduce you to a few inns from Boston to the Berkshires. A Few Massachusetts Inns.