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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, … Read more

The Yellow House in Waynesville, NC

As soon as we met Owners and Innkeepers Ken and Kelli Todtenhagen, we felt very welcome at The Yellow House in Waynesville, North Carolina. We were in town to tour Western Carolina University in nearby Cullowhee. We stayed in the Rockwell Suite (pictured above), named in honor of the famous 20th-century American author and prolific … Read more

What Innkeepers Like Most

I wanted to see if there were some common responses to the question I asked bed and breakfast innkeepers in an online Linked In group. The question was, “What do you like most about being an innkeeper?” Answers to what innkeepers like most included: Welcoming guests from all over the world Meeting people from all … Read more

Are You Media Friendly?

  Are you media friendly?  Why not make it easy for a journalist or reporter to do a story on your bed and breakfast? Have a press kit on your website.  Consider asking, “Are you a journalist working on a story about inns or bed and breakfasts? We would love to help you with your … Read more

When You Need to Unwind…

      There are days when you need to unwind. For the bed and breakfast owner, it could be any of the following situations:     An unexpected expense (anything from needing a new roof to a new refrigerator) Guests (most are great, but a few can be hard to deal with) No time … Read more

Valentine’s Day is Coming

    Valentine’s Day is coming. It is time to start promoting how your bed and breakfast will be celebrating it. This is a great opportunity to put together a package deal for couples.     Make a connection with a local florist that you will only use their service in exchange for them giving … Read more

Maximizing Your Time

We all have 24 hours in our day.  Since none of us can buy time, we must maximize (make the greatest and full use of) this limited resource. This means we must have a strategy (a plan for obtaining a specific goal or result). So what are goals?  Goals are the results toward which our … Read more

Why Bed and Breakfasts are Better Than Hotels

Staying at a bed and breakfast can be better than staying at a hotel. Your B&B could be located in a restored old home or even a mansion with antique furnishings.  Your gardens may be lush and offer comfortable seating, and your rooms range from cozy to luxurious. Staying in your B&B can be a … Read more

Getting to Know Kristi Dement

Getting to know Kristi Dement. I was born and raised in Holland, Michigan.  My great-grandmother was originally from Holland, Netherlands.  After graduating from West Ottawa High School,  I completed my bachelors degree in psychology from Michigan State University’s Honors College in East Lansing, Michigan just three years later.   Since I did not want to … Read more