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The Perfect Bed and Breakfast Books For Your Happy Guests

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Offer the perfect bed and breakfast books for your happy guests who love to read. Your bed and breakfast may house a small library or even a parlor or study with a large selection of books on your shelves.  If you are wondering what kind of books to make available, the following are some great suggestions:

 

  • Architecture: for readers interested in building and architectural styles

 

  • Arts and Photography: people love to look at art and photography, including books from your local museum

 

  • Biographies: especially of any legends about the people who live in your town or former tenants of your home or anyone famous in your area

 

  • Business: business travelers will appreciate books on business topics such as leadership

 

  • Computers and Technology:  including books about social media

 

  • Cooking: people may be looking for a new recipe–especially if it is your cookbook (that you have for sale)!

 

  • Crafts and Hobbies: scrapbooking enthusiasts as well as those who have other hobbies will like these types of books

 

  • Fiction: particularly if the setting in the book is in your local area or at a bed and breakfast inn, novels may really be attractive to your guests

 

  • Flora and fauna: for the garden lovers, horticultural experts, biologists, and green thumbs

 

  • Guidebooks: for guests who want to get to know your area and its attractions

 

  • Health and fitness: this could include books about eating and exercising

 

  • History books: many people love to read about history (especially the history of your location)

 

  • Home decorating: people who stay in bed and breakfasts usually appreciate home decor, art, and antiques

 

  • Humor and entertainment: these include humorous books by comedy professionals

 

  • Literature: classic literature lovers will be delighted to see books by Shakespeare or Jane Austen

 

  • Mystery, thriller, and suspense: Mary Daheim has a series of bed and breakfast mysteries that could interest your guests

 

  • Relationships: such as improving communication skills

 

  • Romance: keys to keeping the romance alive

 

  • Science fiction and fantasy: including time travel and virtual worlds

 

  • Sports and outdoors: books based on what guests can do at your inn such as fishing, hunting, golfing, skiing, and more

 

  • Success books: people love reading about having success, achieving more, and reaching their dreams

 

  • Travel:  books specific to your local area or your state will help guests make choices on what to do during their stay

 

You need not spend a lot of money if you do not already have a wide collection of books.There are plenty of good used bookstores and even yard sales that sell them.

Having good reading material for your guest helps them remember their stay at your bed and breakfast even more fondly.  See the B&B Books listed for a great selection of Bed and Breakfast related books!

Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography

 

Girlfriend Getaways

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Did you know that your bed and breakfast could be the place for girlfriend getaways? Whether these ladies need to get away from the stresses of family life or their job or they simply want to dedicate a weekend to hang with the girls, this is a perfect package option you can offer. Packages personalize the experience of your inn’s guests.

Your package could include:

  • A wine and cheese tasting
  • Tickets to a local performance or attraction
  • T-shirts and coffee mugs with the name of your B&B
  • Personal massages and other spa services
  • Lunch in a picnic basket
  • A floral arrangement
  • Gourmet chocolates
  • Private hot tub in their room
  • Cookies and milk brought to their room

After together time with friends, those who have experienced your girlfriend getaways, will come home refreshed, renewed, and invigorated. Be sure to follow up with them and ask them to write down or tell you what they liked about their experience.  If they give a good testimonial, you can ask for permission to add that to your website, blog, and marketing materials.  Remember, like the song says, “Girls just want to have fun”!

 

Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B

 

reasons to stay at a B&B

Do you know that your blog is the perfect place to promote reasons to stay at a B&B? Bed and Breakfast Blogging will write a blog for your B&B that entices your website visitors to book rooms!

The following are excellent reasons why a potential guest should choose to stay at your bed and breakfast versus a hotel.

 

1. Bed and breakfasts treat all of their guests with special care and attention.  You may personalize their visits with little extras like flowers in their room and chocolate on their pillow.

2. B&B’s can be very romantic places to stay at. Several bed and breakfasts have honeymoon suites!  You may offer dessert and wine served to their room in the evening.

3. Your guests will enjoy the best home-cooked breakfast they ever have because you cook delicious gourmet food including Eggs Benedict and French toast!

4. Your visitors will be staying in the comforts of your bed and breakfast home and have the amenities of a hotel.  It is important to have pictures (even a video tour) of your bed and breakfast on your website for potential guests to see all your B&B has to offer.

5. Their special event is happening at your B&B.  Many bed and breakfasts specialize in doing weddings or hosting meetings–yours may be one of them.

Bed and breakfast owners, it is important for your blog to highlight what makes your particular bed and breakfast unique. Give them reasons to stay at a B&B. Bed and Breakfast Blogging can write you online content that is targeted to market to your ideal B&B guests.

 

Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography

Why You Need to Use Pinterest

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Pinterest may be the perfect tool for letting potential guests know about your bed and breakfast.  Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp, and Paul Sciarra co-founded this website in March 2010. Millions of people use Pinterest to pick up new hobbies, find their style, and plan life’s important projects.

 

Pinterest has pins that are like handsome little bookmarks. Whenever you find something on the web that you want to keep, add it to Pinterest. Your newly minted Pin will be here whenever you need it, and will always link back to the site it came from.

Boards are where you organize your Pins, and you get to decide what your boards will be all about. This is a great way for bed and breakfast owners to get ideas about cooking, decorating, gardening, hospitality, and more! Plus this is your chance to post pictures of your bed and breakfast, including:

  • The outside of your B&B
  • Your rooms and bathrooms
  • Your delicious breakfasts and recipes
  • Your garden, pool, hot tub, or any other amenity
  • Events such as weddings and music performances
  • Your library of books, DVD collection, etc.

Really the sky is the limit as far as how many pins you want to post. The point is that potential guests will see your bed and breakfast and click to find out more about you from your website.

This is a huge and free marketing opportunity to use Pinterest!  All it costs is the time it takes to share the pictures (your own and the millions of other pictures already on the Pinterest website)! Be sure to check out Bed and Breakfast Blogging’s very own Pinterest website!

 

Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography