Bed and Breakfast Contests
Bed and Breakfast Contests have now become popular again. In 1993, Janice Sage, then a busy manager of a Maryland restaurant, heard about an essay contest to win The Center Lovell Inn and win she did. Twenty-two years later, she offered the same opportunity for anyone writing an essay of 200 words and giving a $125 entry fee.
Rose and Prince Adams and their 10-year-old son Jacob won the property in this past summer. The Adams couple does have a hospitality background. They worked hard owning and operating a Caribbean restaurant in St. John of the Virgin Islands.
This has inspired a new wave of bed and breakfast owners to sell their inn with an essay contest. The opportunity to win The High Street Victorian has been extended to November 15, 2015. The prize is an operating bed and breakfast, its furnishings, online reservation system, and website. This is mortgage free, with a built in income. The winner(s) do not need to keep it a bed and breakfast, they have the option of just living in this lovely home!
All it takes is a complete entry, a creative essay up to 200 words, plus $150 to enter this contest. Contest opened August 15, 2015 and closes on NOVEMBER 15th, 2015 with the sponsors option to extend the deadline an additional 30 days. For those thinking of entering their contest, it is important to read for through all the details.
Someone will win this incredible bed and breakfast as a home and business if enough entries are received. Otherwise, all of the money will be returned to the applicants. Entry fees will be held in a separate banking account. In the case that too few entries are not received by the deadline (or extended deadline), the entry fees will be returned. You could live in this beautiful historic property!
This is a turn-key bed and breakfast, previously listed for sale at $375,000. Includes approximately $50,000 of furnishings! High Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast consistently ranks as #1 Bed & Breakfast in Booneville with strong, positive 5 star reviews in Trip Advisor.com.
Also inspired by The Center Lovell Inn, owner Cynthia Bruce has an essay contest for people to win Scottsville’s High Meadows Inn and nearly 20 acres of field, woods, and stream. Writing 300 words and entering for a fee of $150, this contest lasts now though November 30, 2015.
According to The Daily Progress article, “The concept is simple: Offer the inn in exchange for a winning composition and a non-refundable entry fee. If not enough entries are received, the fees would be returned. Enough entries means the existing mortgage and debts could be paid and the inn can be transferred to the contest winner free and clear.”
Owner Cynthia Bruce explains, “It’s about the winner’s dream. The property can easily sustain a farm or the vineyard can be redone and it could serve in that way. There’s room for cattle or chickens or ducks. It can be a home. It’s all about a vision, a dream. That’s what’s important to us, that someone cares about the property as much as we do.”
Anyone aspiring to be an innkeeper (or to just win a beautiful property) may decide to enter either one or both of these essay contests. Here is a chance to win the American dream of owning a home (with no mortgage) and to win the ability to maintain a thriving hospitality business.Follow B&B Blogging on Social Media