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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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Embrace the Seasons-Mount Desert Island

October 5th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

When you live in a beautiful scenic part of the world, all four seasons are magical. Yes, even winter in Maine! Put temperatures aside (remember…there is no bad weather, just bad clothing). In Maine people embrace the seasons and embrace what each season has to offer. Let’s take a look at the four seasons on […]

5 Hospitality Trends-Looking Forward

September 27th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

‘What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening’ There is always a buzz about what’s new and trending in the hospitality business. Here are 5 hospitality trends positively impacting the hospitality industry. 5 trends that have been around for awhile that are not going away. 5 trends that are increasing in popularity and importance. 5 hospitality […]

Colleges & Inns-Winning Relationships

September 11th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Boutique Weekly’s BLLA recent newsletter topic; ‘Dissecting the Relationships Between Universities and Boutique Hotels‘ revels some interesting insights. “Any hotelier will tell you location is key – this is another factor that lends to the success of boutique hotels in university towns. Not only do campus hotels maintain a very high occupancy during the school […]

Galena Country-Tourism Destination

August 29th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

What is a DMO? “In travel and tourism terms, DMO stands for Destination Marketing Organization. They represent destinations and help to develop their long-term travel and tourism strategy.” Galena Illinois has a strong one,  Greater Galena Marketing Inc. Their mission is to promote Galena Country and they do an outstanding job. Where is Galena Country? In the […]

Importance of Trust and Transparency

August 23rd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

In 2012 our friend, colleague and The B&B Team member affiliate Scott Bushnell, who sadly passed away this year, wrote an article about trust. I would like to revisit and share his inciteful  thoughts on this subject, the importance of trust and transparency between buyer and seller. “Just yesterday I received a call from an […]

Financially Viable Inns-Opportunity Knocks Four Times

August 14th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Are you a buyer looking for financially viable Inns? It may take time to find the right one. And for the seller, it may take time to find the right buyer for your Inn for sale. It can be a challenging  journey for both parties. The B&B Team can help make the introductions and successfully […]

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