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
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