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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:12:44 +0000

 



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



What is a Bed and Breakfast?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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:...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Before You Buy a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Things you should consider before buying a bed and breakfast.



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Do You Have the Skills to Be an Innkeeper?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Writing a Business Plan for a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Estimate the Startup Costs for Running a Bed...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



How To Bring Children to a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



9 Sky-High Treehouse Hotels

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Best Unique Bed and Breakfasts in the Northeast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Top 5 Unique B&Bs in the Midwest United States

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Worksheet for Aspiring Innkeepers

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Making Money at a B&B

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Startup Advice for Aspiring Innkeepers

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



What Is a Bed and Breakfast?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - Michigan

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Top 6 Books for Aspiring Bed and Breakfast...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



18 Castles You Can Stay In

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Food Service Requirements in a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



More Tips for Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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!



Why Stay in a Bed and Breakfast?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Five Things Guests Do That Drive Innkeepers...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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Innsitting - Becoming a Substitute Innkeeper

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Top 10 Pet Peeves at Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Tips for Running a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



New York City Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Top 5 Cookie Recipes from Bed and Breakfast...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



How To Pamper Your Guests at a Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Haunted Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



What Shouldn't I Do At an Inn?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Making a Good Impression on Your Guests

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



6 Tips For Choosing The Right Reservations...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Boat and Breakfasts on the East Coast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Luxury Bed and Breakfast Resorts - Luxury Inns

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Belgian Waffles

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast - Haunted Inn

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



It’s About Time

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Boat and Breakfasts - United States West Coast...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Baked Oatmeal

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Sleeping in Former Slave Quarters

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Bed and breakfasts at which you can sleep in former slave quarters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina.



Treehouse Cabins at River of Life Farm in the...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A profile of The Treehouse Cabins at the River of Life Farm in Dora, Missouri, overlooking the North Fork River.



Historic French Quarter Homes You Can Stay In

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Pepper Kakar - Swedish Cardamom Cookies

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Saugatuck, MI is a B&B Kinda Town

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Bed and breakfasts set in European castles, both historic and modern.



Cedar Creek Treehouse in Ashford, Washington -...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Garden Oven Omelet

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



The Castle Inn Riverside in Wichita, Kansas

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Stay at a B&B For Free!

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

There’s no trick here, you really can stay for free in many inns from Miami to Virginia, from Brazil to Austria, from Tuscany to Provence. When you participate in “voluntary travel” you don’t pay money for your accommodation, instead you spend a few hours working in the garden, assisting with farm duties or in the Inn’s household, or helping the hosts with whatever their current needs dictate.



Should I Host My Wedding at a Bed and Breakfast?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Hosting a bed and breakfast can have a variety of benefits but may not be for everyone. Learn about the pros and cons of choosing this option for your day of matrimony.



Creating A Dream B&B (Part IV)

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

One in a series of articles in which innkeepers discuss what they would incorporate into the design if they were building a bed and breakfast from scratch.



Coral Gables, FL: A B&B Kinda Town

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Will we have our own bathroom?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

An answer to the question: will we have our own bathroom at a bed and breakfast? Part of a FAQ about bed and breakfasts.



Kauai: A B&B Kinda Island

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Abigail Stoneman Inn - Bed and Breakfast -...

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A profile of Abigail Stoneman Inn, a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island.



Tips for Your Bed and Breakfast Bathroom

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



A Day In The Life Of The Innkeeper

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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A Murder Mystery Weekend Experience

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Spring Cleaning For Innkepers

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Innkeepers are no strangers to cleaning; most of us do some degree of it every single day. But as we emerge from the dark days of winter in the light of spring, it's a great time to get everything refreshed and a little extra sparkling. Here are a few tips to help.



Why Bar Harbor is a B&B Kinda Town

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

To find a carefree and comfortable stay in Bar Harbor is no problem with its plethora of budget-priced bed and breakfast inns. Travelers are pampered with a pleasing home away from home experience, coupled with sumptuous fresh, home-cooked breakfasts and warm hospitality.



Road Trip: The Oregon Coast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

One of the most picturesque area of America is the Oregon Coast. On a one-day road trip from Cannon Beach to Florence you’ll find fantastic scenery, intriguing attractions, and many bed and breakfasts…



Boonsboro Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Author Nora Roberts (aka J.D. Robb) has opened Inn BoonsBoro, a bed and breakfast in Boonsboro, Maryland.



Bed and Breakfasts with a UFO Connection

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Bed and Breakfasts Off the Grid

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A look at bed and breakfasts which are operating off the grid, supplying their own electricity with solar power, wind power, or some other method.



Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



The Inns Of St. Augustine

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

America’s Oldest City has more than three dozen bed and breakfasts. Here are five of them to consider.



B&B-time Story

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

Even though I’ve been an innkeeper myself, every once in awhile, I’ll come across a B&B and think: “I wonder what led them to that?” This recently happened with Casa Farolito, which first caught my attention because of their free “welcome margaritas” on arrival, but then kept my interest because of the location in Mexico.



Charles Street Inn in Boston, Massachusetts

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A profile of the Charles Street Inn, a bed and breakfast in Boston, Massachusetts.



AirBnB: Friend or Foe?

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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.



Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Bed and Breakfasts on the Water

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

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



Simple Inn Recipes

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

If you’ve spent years stuck on your list of standard recipes, consider a few simple selections that may earn a place on your short list.



Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities

2016-09-28T11:12:44Z

A look at some of the fabulous amenities offered at bed and breakfasts.