Vermont’s Mad River Valley is appropriately named after the Mad River, which winds for 26 miles through the towns of Warren, Waitsfield, Fayston and Moretown before emptying into the Winooski River. The area has a rich agricultural history, which has carried on since the late 1700s. Today, countless working farms, vibrant villages and B&Bs followRead More
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love dogs and those who don’t. However, no matter which category you fall into as an innkeeper, you’re bound to have a canine cross your path at some point in your career. Whether you’re dreaming of turning your inn into a pet-friendly paradise orRead More
Whether you’re talking about marriage, careers, or making it through all ten seasons of Seinfeld, staying focused on a long-term endeavor takes more than a dream and a can-do spirit. For innkeepers, especially, the 24/7 nature of the job leads many to call it quits and sell their inn after just a few years. However,Read More
Dubbed the “Art & Soul Village of Vermont,” Brandon is located on Route 7 about halfway between Middlebury and Rutland at the foot of the Green Mountains. Brandon is a walkable, classic New England town known for vibrant galleries, studios, shops and restaurants and with easy access to the best of Vermont’s four season outdoorRead More
We continue to be excited and, frankly, surprised by the variety of opportunities available with Inns priced under $1,000,000.00. Of the four Inns introduced in part one of our clients, all were “viable” for a specific portion of the future Innkeeper market. Our second group of four Inns under $1 million has a similar diversity of appeal.
How many new Innkeepers have we seen enter the business with enthusiasm, confidence in their abilities and entrepreneurial spirits in our 36 years as Inn consultants? And how many have we helped to exit that milieu, once they had successfully built a viable business and desired to move toward true retirement, travel or other unfulfilledRead More