Whenever we mention the word ‘restaurant’ while on the phone, there is a clicking sound followed by a dial tone. We are learning to use the phrase ‘food service’ instead of restaurant. This little piece is about the advantage of having an Inn with the capability of serving an evening meal. There are many waysRead More
Vail Resorts has recently continued its Vermont expansion with a purchase of Triple Peaks, the parent company that owns Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow. The $82 million deal also includes Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado and Mountain Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire.
“Well, I was an Innkeeper in this crazy little town in Vermont. Nothing made sense in this place. I mean, the maid was an heiress, her husband talked in alliteration, the handyman kept missing the point of things. And there were these three woodsmen… But only one of them talked.” – Bob Newhart
We have been working with Inns for over 40 years now. We have seen many, many changes. One of the major ones was the role of food in the Inn presentation. Today, we hardly speak of full-service Inns, as my unscientific count suggests that about 90% of the properties that call themselves “Inns” or “B&B”sRead More
There are several preconceived notions that can work against the process of finding a bank to partner with you in the form of financing your purchase of a Bed and Breakfast Inn: Bigger is better. In fact many smaller banks with roots in the community where the Inn is are more apt to have specific knowledge aboutRead More
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