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The B&B Team

Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

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Rooms and Food With a View-North Carolina OBX

February 12th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Inns with restaurants for sale, #3 in The B&B Team series, features The Tranquil House Inn and it’s acclaimed 1587 Restaurant for sale. On the outer banks of Shalowbag Bay with vistas of Roanoke Sound sits a stately Outer Banks North Carolina Inn. There is a reason this Inn is called The Tranquil House, nestled […]

National Book Direct Day-Join the Movement

February 4th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

One of The B&B Team’s mantras is; ‘It is all about the guest.’  Meaning innkeepers should focus on the total guest experience. From your website, through the booking process to check-out. The booking process has become more complicated over the last 20 years or so. Agree? A guests’ booking channels to your Inn’s website are […]

Blogging for Your B&B-6 Good Topics to Inspire You

January 21st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

I love it when I come across a good article I can share. Content that can inspire and educate. ‘Blogging Inspiration-12 post ideas to get guests clicking’. Got your attention? Many of The B&B Team’s clients often express angst when the subject of blogging is addressed. This blog on blogging will help relieve some of […]

6 Wedding Survival Tips for Innkeepers

January 11th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

This blog is appropriately titled 6 wedding survival tips for innkeepers or are you sure you want to do weddings at your inn? Advice from innkeepers that have ‘been there and done that’ is always welcome. Even better, these tips are funny and very true, no fake news here. The Inn at Pleasant Lake Innkeeper […]

Kennebunk Inn & Restaurant

January 4th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

This is the second in a featured series of historic inns with restaurants for sale. The interest in food and food travel has consistently grown across America mostly in the last decade. Some areas have tapped into this growth in a big way. One area is Southern Maine.  Bon Appetit named Portland Maine the 2018 […]

Holiday Treasures

December 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Holiday Treasures wrapped with tissue paper (the paper maybe as old as the treasure). Put safely away for another year. They gather no dust, they rest well. Family treasures worth more than gold. Each item cherished with so many memories tied to them. The following are The B&B Team’s holiday treasure remembrances that will hopefully […]

Get Creative with Your B&B Packages

December 6th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

B&Bs have been offering packages for decades. It can be an important and profitable part of your brand. Packages should be creative and compelling. An enticing activity, adventure or learning experience. Something guests can write home about, so to speak. Airbnb has just launched their ‘Creative Class Month’. “Learn from the pros in one-time only […]

Historic Inns & Restaurants for Sale

November 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Travelers throughout the world have always sought hospitable places to rest and eat. The history of country Inns that offer food and hospitality for the weary journeyer goes back centuries. The term ‘hospitality’ derives from ‘hospice’, meaning a place of rest. Today our historic inns & restaurants offer ‘hospice’ plus so much more. The B&B […]

Spirit of Thanksgiving

November 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

When families gather around the Thanksgiving table, many will pause for a few moments to express a few words of thanks. What are most people grateful for? A Google search revealed the following: Children’s smiles, family time, freedom and good health, dogs and football…and, you guessed it, food glorious food. Families (dogs included) gathering around […]

St. Louis Neighborhood B&B for Sale

November 14th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Lovely restored historic home, stunning architecture, late 19th Century planned city district location, walkable neighborhood streets close to everything. Sounds like a good recipe for a B&B.  Stir once and you get the Fleur-de-Lys Mansion Bed & Breakfast, St. Louis neighborhood B&B for sale. Here are a few one-liners from guest reviews: “It is a […]

Focus on Comfort for Your Guests

November 8th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

All of us at The B&B Team often talk about the importance of good architectural photography for your website in our Better Way to Learn Innkeeping Seminars. We mention that we like to see good photos of breakfasts on websites. We say, ‘It is half of who you are, bed and breakfast. Show us what […]

Vergennes Vermont Champlain Valley Inn for Sale

October 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Enjoy an impromptu picnic on a knoll overlooking a winding river Take a twilight or evening stroll on historic city streets Stop in a café for an espresso and pastry Snuggle with your love on a park bench gazing at the rich architecture of the city This must be Paris? No, its Vergennes. The small […]

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