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Published: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:33:06 +0000

 



What is a Bed and Breakfast?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Tips for Running a Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Zoning Issues for Bed and Breakfasts

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Writing a Business Plan for a Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



The Tax Advantages of Owning A B&B

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Do You Have the Skills to Be an Innkeeper?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Bed and Breakfasts - Frequently Asked Questions

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



How To Name Your Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Estimate the Startup Costs for Running a Bed...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Best Unique Bed and Breakfasts in the Northeast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Top 10 Myths About Bed and Breakfasts

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - East Coast...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



9 Sky-High Treehouse Hotels

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Startup Advice for Aspiring Innkeepers

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



What Is a Bed and Breakfast?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



How To Bring Children to a Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Making Money at a B&B

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Why Stay in a Bed and Breakfast?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



18 Castles You Can Stay In

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Worksheet for Aspiring Innkeepers

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Lighthouse Bed and Breakfasts - West Coast...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



More Tips for Being a Good Bed and Breakfast Host

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Abigail Stoneman Inn - Bed and Breakfast -...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Baked Oatmeal

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Goose N Berry Inn Baked French Toast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A baked French toast recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Boat and Breakfasts on the East Coast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



New York City Bed and Breakfasts

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



What Shouldn't I Do At an Inn?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Garden Oven Omelet

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Marketing Your Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Boat and Breakfasts - United States West Coast...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Casa de las Flores

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A profile of Casa de las Flores, a bed and breakfast in Ajijic, Mexico, including an interview with the innkeeper.



Castle Bed and Breakfasts in Europe

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Belgian Waffles

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



6 Tips For Choosing The Right Reservations...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Coral Gables, FL: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Tree Houses of Hana, Maui in Hawaii

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Reservation Software Reviewed by Innkeepers

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



How To Pamper Your Guests at a Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Annapolis, MD: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Will we have our own bathroom?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Madison, WI is a B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Family Considerations in Running a Bed and...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Baton Rouge, LA: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Designing A Dream B&B (Part I)

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

Innkeepers discuss what they would incorporate if they were building a bed and breakfast from scratch, including personal spaces, and guest rooms.



Should I Host My Wedding at a Bed and Breakfast?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



San Diego: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

San Diego's charming bed and breakfasts and inns offer a big variety of styles and locations, from an elegant Victorian mansion in Hillcrest to a casual bed and breakfast on the beach.



Saratoga, NY: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Before You Buy Bed and Breakfast Gift...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Virginia City, NV: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Treehouse Cottages - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake Recipe

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Herreshoff Castle Bed and Breakfast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Boulder, CO: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Cleaning Tips From Innkeepers

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

With tons of toilets, oodles of old woodwork and more china than most royal families, innkeepers have to be expert cleaners. Here I share a few of their secrets for keeping your inn -- or home -- B&B beautiful.



Birchwood Inn

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

Information about the Birchwood Inn, an historic bed and breakfast in Lenox, Massachusetts.



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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)

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Road Trip: The Oregon Coast

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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…



It’s About Time

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Best Bed and Breakfast Amenities

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



The Carriage House B&B's Chocolate Waffles

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

Traditional waffles are given a turbo-boost of flavor with the addition of chocolate in this recipe from the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast in Lynchburg, VA.



Tips for Your Bed and Breakfast Bathroom

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



Rosti with Sausage and Onion Recipe

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A delicious Rosti with Sausage and Onion recipe from innkeeper Jennifer Warner at the First Farm Inn Kentucky in Petersburg, Kentucky.



Lousiville, Kentucky, Bed and Breakfasts

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Key West: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

With only a handful of hotels but dozens of idyllic, Victorian cottages and inns which have nice views of the ocean and lovely gardens, it’s easy to see why Key West gets our vote as one of Florida’s coolest B&B towns.



Questions Answered I

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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Almond Crisps

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

An almond crisps cookie recipe submitted by the innkeepers at Ammonoosuc Inn in Lisbon, New Hampshire.



A Murder Mystery Weekend Experience

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Saugatuck, MI is a B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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A Day In The Life Of The Innkeeper

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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Spring Cleaning For Innkepers

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Q&A with Jay: Part 2

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

Jay Karen is the president and CEO of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the largest bed and breakfast organization in the world with approximately 2,200 bed and breakfasts and 400 associate members.



Making a Good Impression on Your Guests

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



The World's Most Unique Bed and Breakfasts

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A look at some of the most unique and unusual bed and breakfasts around the world. The list includes an enhanced treehouse, accomodations in a cave and much more.



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

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Fairbanks, AK: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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



When is breakfast served?

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

An answer to the question, When is breakfast served? Part of a FAQ for bed and breakfasts.



Flagstaff, AZ: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.



Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast in Waupaca,...

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A look at Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast in Waupaca, Wisconsin, including a photo of the inn's exterior. Page 2.



Bourbon Balls

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A bourbon balls candy recipe submitted by the innkeeper at Bedford Inn in Cape May, New Jersey.



Trail Mix Cookies

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A trail mix cookies recipe submitted by a professional innkeeper.



Peregrine Pointe Bed and Breakfast - Bedroom

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

One of the guest bedrooms at Peregrine Pointe Bed and Breakfast near Rapid City, South Dakota. Page 7.



Cerrito Tropical in Panama

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

A look at Cerrito Tropical Panama, a bed and breakfast in Central America.



Berkeley, CA: A B&B Kinda Town

2017-02-27T11:33:06Z

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.