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Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:11:20 +0000

 



Find Out if You're Ready to Open Your Own Bed...

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A collection of checklists for aspiring bed and breakfast innkeepers. Links to information on startup costs, family considerations, zoning issues, etc.



How to Make Money Running a Bed and Breakfast:...

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How much money can you make running a bed and breakfast in your home? This article will help you understand the financial considerations.



What is a Bed and Breakfast?

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Some basic information on what constitutes a bed and breakfast, part of a series of worksheets for aspiring innkeepers.



Want to Open a Bed and Breakfast? What to Think...

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These important decisions need to be made before you open the doors to your bed and breakfast.



Want to Start a Bed and Breakfast? First, Learn...

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Bed and breakfast owners need to be aware of many laws and regulations. This page introduces you to some of the most common.



Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts

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A worksheet for aspiring innkeepers, designed to help you understand issues related to zoning for bed and breakfasts.



Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast

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Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.



Writing a Business Plan for a Bed and Breakfast

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Developing a detailed plan for your bed and breakfast will help assure that you turn a profit. This worksheet will help you write a good business plan.



Do You Have the Skills to Be an Innkeeper?

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A self-administered quiz designed to help you understand if your strengths and weaknesses are suited to being a bed and breakfast innkeeper.



How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast

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Things that new innkeepers should consider before deciding on a name for their bed and breakfast.



Whose Job Is It? - Assigning Duties at a Bed...

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A list of common jobs at a bed and breakfast in a worksheet format to help you assign family members to the tasks.



Estimate the Startup Costs for Running a Bed...

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A simple worksheet designed to help aspiring B&B innkeepers identify the costs of starting a bed and breakfast.



The Tax Advantages of Owning A B&B

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Owning a B&B not only brings many lifestyle benefits, it can deliver significant tax advantages as well. Here are several areas where you might be able to realize an advantage.



9 Sky-High Treehouse Hotels

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A look at treehouse accommodations, including some which are more than fifty feet off the ground.



Your Guide to Monastic Guest Rooms in the US...

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Staying in a monastery makes for a unique, quiet vacation. Plan your monastic getaway with these resources.



Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions

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A FAQ all about bed and breakfasts, answering frequently asked questions about B&Bs.



Worksheet for Aspiring Innkeepers

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Setting the house rules is an important step in preparing to open your bed and breakfast.



How To Bring Children to a Bed and Breakfast

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Practical tips about bringing your children to a bed and breakfast. It's different than taking them to a hotel, so be sure to plan ahead.



Top 6 Books for Aspiring Bed and Breakfast...

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A look at the best books written for aspiring innkeepers, to help understand what goes into opening and running a successful bed and breakfast.



Making Money at a B&B

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Professional innkeepers discuss whether or not you can make a good profit running a bed and breakfast.



Startup Advice for Aspiring Innkeepers

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A look at the reality of starting a bed and breakfast, from the eyes of a professional innkeeper.



Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

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Thoughts on how to be a good bed and breakfast innkeeper, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.



Best Unique Bed and Breakfasts in the Northeast

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A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the northeast United States.



Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts

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A look at the top 10 myths about bed and breakfasts.



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...

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A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses on the east coast of the United States.



Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Midwest United...

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A look at the top 5 unique bed and breakfasts in the midwest United States.



What Is a Bed and Breakfast?

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

An answer to the question: what is a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.



Why Stay in a Bed and Breakfast?

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If you've never stayed at a B&B and wonder why they appeal so much to some people, here are the answers.



Have You Heard About This Underwater Hotel in...

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A look at Jules' Undersea Lodge, underwater accommodations you have to scuba dive to get into.



Top 5 Cookie Recipes from Bed and Breakfast...

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Links to some great cookie recipes submitted by professional bed and breakfast innkeepers.



18 Castles You Can Stay In

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Bed and breakfasts set in castles in the eastern United States and Canada.



6 Tips For Choosing The Right Reservations...

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Good reservation software is as critical to the success of a B&B as comfy beds and scrumptious muffins. Here we take a look at six things you should look out for as you choose the system that will keep track of your bookings and guest data.



Food Service Requirements in a Bed and Breakfast

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A look at the issues innkeepers need to consider when serving food in a bed and breakfast.



How To Write A Successful Welcome Letter As An...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Writing a successful welcome letter is a great way to make every guest's visit more enjoyable both for them and you as an innkeeper!



Innsitting - Becoming a Substitute Innkeeper

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A look at the life of a professional innsitter -- what they do and how they do it.



Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast

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Tips for current and aspiring innkeepers on how to market your bed and breakfast effectively.



Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort - Takilma,...

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A profile of Out 'n' About Treehouse Treesort, treehouse accommodations in Takilma, Oregon.



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan

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A look at bed and breakfasts in converted lighthouses in the state of Michigan.



Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...

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Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast gift certificate.



Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers

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We hear from three innkeepers about which reservation systems keep business buzzing along.



Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...

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Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...

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A look at some of the family considerations which arise when running a bed and breakfast.



So You'd Like To Own A B&B?

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Want to know what you'll be getting into when you own a B&B? Learn the main obstacles you'll encounter and the attitude you'll need as you begin your quest.



The Castle Inn Riverside in Wichita, Kansas

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A profile of The Castle Inn Riverside, a bed and breakfast in Wichita, Kansas.



More Tips for Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Page 2 of a feature packed with tips for being a good bed and breakfast host, written specifically for aspiring innkeepers.



Buying a Bed and Breakfast in a Bad Economy -...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Things aspiring innkeepers should know before buying a bed and breakfast in a bad economy, including interviews with two industry experts.



Luxury Bed and Breakfast Resorts - Luxury Inns

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Here's a look at some luxury bed and breakfast resorts which offer three meals a day. They're great for getaways when price doesn't matter -- or just to dream about.



Smart, Fast Ways to use Facebook to Increase...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

You surely agree that Facebook is a great tool to keep in touch with friends, past guests and guests-to-be. Here are a few not-to-be-missed tips on how to use Facebook cleverly -- and without spending a penny -- to increase your guest contact and occupancy.



New York City Bed and Breakfasts

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Bed and breakfasts in Manhattan, including Chelsea, Gramercy Park, and Greenwich Village.



Bed and Breakfasts with a UFO Connection

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A look at bed and breakfasts with a connection to UFOs, including some located in and near Roswell, New Mexico.



Baked Oatmeal

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A recipe for baked oatmeal, submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Tips for Running a Bed and Breakfast

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Advice and tips for aspiring innkeepers, stright from the mouths of professional innkeepers.



Boat and Breakfasts on the East Coast

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Information about boat and breakfasts in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.



Boat and Breakfasts - United States West Coast...

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A look at boat and breakfasts in California, Oregon and Washington.



Top 10 Pet Peeves at Bed and Breakfasts

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My top 10 pet peeves at bed and breakfasts, compiled by a traveler who loves B&Bs and always prefers them to motels.



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A look at bed and breakfasts located in lighthouses on the west coast of the United States.



Haunted Bed and Breakfasts

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Some of the most haunted bed and breakfast inns around the world.



Historic French Quarter Homes You Can Stay In

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Small hotels and guest apartments in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Page 3.



Keeper's House Inn - Lighthouse Bed and...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A profile of Keeper's House Inn, a lighthouse bed and breakfast in Isle au Haut, Maine.



AirBnB: Friend or Foe?

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

One of our recent articles generated quite a bit of buzz regarding AirBnB. In response, we have this article, contributed by Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf of The B&B Team that looks at how regulation should be incorporated into the sharing economy as it continues to grow.



A Murder Mystery Weekend Experience

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A murder mystery weekend at the Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, turns out to be a lot of fun for me, my husband, and our friends.



Belgian Waffles

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A recipe for Belgian waffles, submitted by innkeepers Betsy and Karol Paterman of the Glynn House Inn in Ashland, New Hampshire.



Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast

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A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Pepper Kakar - Swedish Cardamom Cookies

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A pepper kakar (Swedish cardamom cookies) recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts

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Tips for travelers making a trip to Louisville, Kentucky, especially those who enjoy staying in bed and breakfasts.



Bed and Breakfast Associations - To Join or Not...

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Innkeepers share their thoughts regarding the value of joining bed and breakfast associations.



Bed and Breakfasts on the Water

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Information about boats and yachts offering overnight accommodations, similar to bed and breakfasts.



What Shouldn't I Do At an Inn?

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The things that guests do that B&B innkeepers wish they wouldn't, including asking to check-in early, not being social at breakfast, and arriving late.



I want to open a bed and breakfast. Where do I...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

An answer to the question: I want to open a bed and breakfast. Where do I start? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.



Making a Good Impression on Your Guests

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How a bed and breakfast innkeeper can make a good impression on his or her guests.



Saratoga, NY: A B&B Kinda Town

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Saratoga Springs bed and breakfast accommodations range from luxurious historic homes to rustic farm houses. All come with modern comforts, thoughtful service, warm country hospitality and delicious home-cooked breakfasts.



Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A profile of Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.



San Francisco Bed and Breakfasts in Every...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Bed and breakfasts near the beach, the bay, the bridge and the bustling streets of San Francisco. This page focuses on Haight-Ashbury and Western Addition. Page 3.



It’s About Time

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Basil Fawltey, John Cleese’s fictional innkeeper would’ve enjoyed his profession if he didn’t have to deal with guests. But guests are the reasons many innkeepers get into the business. But there’s a fine line between spending time with your own guests and knowing when you should give them some space – and give yourself a breather.



How To Create a Romantic Getaway

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How to fill your next bed and breakfast getaway with romance.



Garden Oven Omelet

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Omelets are those things you make in a pan, right? Not necessarily says Susan Steffan at the Farmer's Guesthouse B&B. The oven can help you cook up some delicious egg dishes, as we see here with this recipe.



Kauai: A B&B Kinda Island

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On an island where the hotel prices can often be as extravagant as some of the vegetation you’ll see blooming in the jungle, Kauai offers those of us on a more medium-sized budget the chance to stay at a B&B for much less.



Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii

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A profile of Tree Houses of Hana, Maui, a unique bed and breakfast located in Hawaii.



Annapolis, MD: A B&B Kinda Town

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The charming bed and breakfasts in Annapolis are havens of attentive service and cozy comfortable lodgings ranging from exquisite historic landmarks to contemporary homes.



A Gracious Meander

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I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Inn At Meander Plantation in Virginia. It was a peaceful and restorative getaway that I highly recommend.



Baton Rouge, LA: A B&B Kinda Town

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

The bed and breakfast inns range from historic mansions, to charming Cajun cottages and grand plantation homes. All welcome you with Southern hospitality and go out of their way to make your stay memorable, pleasant and comfortable.



Boulder, CO: A B&B Kinda Town

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Boulder B&Bs offer quintessential Western hospitality and serve as your cozy, moderately priced, high-quality homes that welcome you back after an exhaustive day of sightseeing and outdoor (and indoor!) activities.



Bed and Breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Information about bed and breakfasts in Maui, Hawaii.



Cedar Creek Treehouse in Ashford, Washington -...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A profile of Cedar Creek Treehouse, a treehouse bed and breakfast in Ashford, Washington, not far from Mount Rainier.



Virginia City, NV: A B&B Kinda Town

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Virginia City’s bed and breakfasts are housed in historic buildings, where you will experience the warmth of the Old West in an elegant and relaxing atmosphere.



Fairbanks, AK: A B&B Kinda Town

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Fairbanks is known as the “Golden Heart City,” and its bed and breakfasts deliver with their warm hospitality and abundant friendliness.



Hawk Mountain Sanctuary - Bed and Breakfasts...

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Bed and breakfasts near Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a natural treasure in Berks County, Pennsylvania.



Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Staying in the Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, makes for a unique getaway.



Tips for Your Bed and Breakfast Bathroom

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Tips for making your bed and breakfast bathroom as appealing as possible to your guests. Page 2.



Berkeley, CA: A B&B Kinda Town

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Take your pick from the charming bed and breakfasts in Berkeley, some of them housed in historic mansions. Each inn offers distinctively decorated guest rooms and impeccable, personalized service.



How To Pamper Your Guests at a Bed and Breakfast

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Tips for innkeepers who want to pamper the guests who stay at their bed and breakfast.



Flagstaff, AZ: A B&B Kinda Town (Part IV)

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Bed and breakfasts in Flagstaff are known for their warm small town hospitality, cool mountain environment, easy-on-the-pocket accommodations with distinctive rooms, fresh mouth-watering home cooking and attentive personalized service to cater to your needs.



Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Information about the Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast in Fall River, Massachusetts, a haunted bed and breakfast.



Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A delicious pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Durbin Street Inn in Casper, Wyoming

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

An interview with the innkeepers of the Durbin Street Inn, a bed and breakfast in Casper, Wyoming.



Coral Gables, FL: A B&B Kinda Town

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Coral Gables B&Bs attract many leisure travelers looking for homey comforts, affordable accommodations, service with a smile, and warm Florida hospitality.



Madison, WI is a B&B Kinda Town

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Bed and breakfasts in Madison combine homey comfort, scrumptious home-cooking with fresh local ingredients, hotel-like amenities, charming Mid-Western hospitality and unbeatable value for the money that meet most every traveler's expectation.



Flagstaff, AZ: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II)

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

Bed and breakfasts in Flagstaff are known for their warm small town hospitality, cool mountain environment, easy-on-the-pocket accommodations with distinctive rooms, fresh mouth-watering home cooking and attentive personalized service to cater to your needs.



Baton Rogue, LA: A B&B Kinda Town (Part II)

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

The bed and breakfast inns range from historic mansions, to charming Cajun cottages and grand plantation homes. All welcome you with Southern hospitality and go out of their way to make your stay memorable, pleasant and comfortable.



Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

2016-12-11T11:11:20Z

A brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe submitted by the innkeeper at Bedford Inn in Cape May, New Jersey.