While the search for a viable Inn (or an opportunity enriched property!) is important, what’s most important is what you consider providing once the guest has arrived. You’ve heard us use these words before: exceptional service, gracious hospitality, a generosity of spirit. What do they mean to you?
As the experiential travel market continues to grow, with guests focusing on adventure, unique and shareable experiences, and local immersion, it is more important now than ever that B&B owners differentiate themselves from competition. Photography is the answer.
In January, we wrote a blog extolling the virtues of Vermont’s Mad River Valley. In less than a year, more developments have come to fruition that warrant further examination, perhaps over a flight of Lawson’s Finest Liquids or the Alchemist Brewery’s latest experimental pour.
The swathe of country surrounding Morganton, North Carolina, is referred to as “Nature’s Playground” for a reason. The scenic city (the county seat of Burke County) sits on the Catawba River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Occupancy rates are an important tool in measuring the value and ultimately the price of a given property. But unless there is a thorough investigation of both past performance and future capabilities, bed and breakfast occupancy rates can cause a problem in both directions.
There may not be a subject more contentious and, we believe, misrepresented in the Innkeeping industry than Bed and Breakfast owner financing. Inn sellers have been known to shudder at the very mention of this term, which to them signals an undesirable extension of their Innkeeping career.