Take a Break and Hire Inn Sitters!
Are you running your bed and breakfast or is your B&B running you? There are moments when you cannot close your doors because your rooms are booked yet you need a break, have an innkeeping conference to attend, or a family emergency requires you to need to leave. Hire inn sitters, or interim innkeepers, to help solve your dilemma.
You want experienced professionals who may have been innkeepers in the past themselves. Of course you will want to check their references, rates, and services which may vary depending upon the size of your bed and breakfast and the tasks you ask them to complete. They usually can give an approximate range of their fees before meeting in person with you.
Because every bed and breakfast is different, you will need to set aside training time so you can communicate how you run your B&B. Good inn sitters are willing to do things the way you ask for them to be done. If you want them to cook your recipes, allow time to instruct them. They will need to know the “inns” and outs of how you manage your B&B.
When you hire inn sitters that are trustworthy and have the experience and references that assure you they are capable, then you can leave your bed and breakfast knowing that it is in good hands.
One capable couple, Lynda and Howard Lerner, serve as Interim Innkeepers in their business called Inn Caring. After they do a great job filling in for you, please give them a positive testimonial for their website. They also serve as expert bed and breakfast consultants and teach informative seminar training classes.
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