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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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The Berkshires–America’s Cultural Resort

September 9th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

When travelers to New England think of a destination location their thoughts may lead them to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.  A place where history and art come together and tell a remarkable story. The Berkshires-America’s Cultural Resort tells such a story. What comes to mind when you think of the Berkshires? Art Museums–Historic Landmarks–Live […]

Time to Honor Our Veterans

August 29th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Veterans Day November 11, 2019 “It is important for us to honor these people who served and sacrificed for their country. But we should also remember that they were people, just like us. They enjoyed crazy adventures with high school friends. They had crushes, fell in love, and got married. Some even had children. They […]

Treehouse Lodging Trend is Here to Stay

August 22nd, 2019 by Janet Wolf

The treehouse lodging trend is here to stay and is growing rapidly. You see it globally. In futuristic pods that appear to be hanging mid air to rustic mini log cabins right out of Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson. Why the popularity? It is unique, fun and private. You may have wanted a treehouse as a […]

Discover the North Woods and Lakes of Maine

August 12th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

In the middle of this vast and diverse state is a region full of natural wonders. The Maine Highlands Region where the north woods and lakes of Maine reside. A region containing 200,000 acre Baxter State Park, thick with mountains, lakes, streams and forest.  Mt. Katahdin, Maine’s highest summit where the northern end of the […]

What is the Best Booking and Cancellation Policy?

July 31st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

What is the best booking and cancellation policy for my Inn? This is a question we are often asked by aspiring innkeepers attending The B&B Team’s  ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ Seminars. This is a topic that is often debated among veteran innkeepers as well. Let’s take a look at two scenarios, both real occurrences. […]

Unlock Your Passions as an Innkeeper

July 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  Are you an aspiring innkeeper that longs to express your passions? If so, you are on the right track. Innkeepers that express their passions and incorporate them into their Inns are the most successful. Why? Because people love to connect with people that are passionate about what they do. Period. Last month Rick and […]

Live, Love and Work in Maine

July 3rd, 2019 by Janet Wolf

We often hear people say , ‘Oh, you live in Maine, I have always wanted to visit Maine!’ Then there are many people that return year after year to experience their favorite places or seek new experiences and new places to visit and stay. We welcome them all! Over the years the signs entering our […]

Bed & Breakfast Wellness Packages-Beyond Spa

June 18th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

“For many, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about health and wellbeing experiences is a spa treatment. For a long time, this type of wellness travel dominated the industry. However, as demand has grown, so has the variety of experiences available to tourists.” Julie Pankey Julie Pankey is an affiliate of […]

Learn Before You Leap – ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ Seminars

June 4th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  As we approach the middle of 2019, we are halfway through The B&B Team’s ‘Better Way to Learn Innkeeping’ seminar schedule. This year we have had the privilege of educating 137 aspiring innkeepers and still have 12 seminars scheduled for the year. You know the old and wise saying, ‘look before you leap’? I […]

Destination Chester Vermont & Inn Victoria

May 29th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Chester, Vermont is one of New England’s destination locations with a timeless Main Street village charm. I’m talking about two kinds of charm here. Historic charm and sophisticated charm. Chester, Vermont has both. Chester is filled with charming historic Queen Ann, Victorian, and Federal style buildings. Owners take good care of these gems. Whether private […]

Inns for Sale Near NYC

May 16th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

If you are searching for properties near the Big Apple, read on. Year-round tourism from a major metropolitan area like the five boroughs of NYC is strong. City life can be stressful, and people want and need to escape from time to time. Explore somewhere new. See some green or clean snow and quiet! Let’s […]

Bed & Breakfast Pioneers

May 9th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

We can all learn from history, the good and the bad. The mistakes of the past are best learned and remembered so not to repeat them. We also want to learn from past good deeds and practices, so we can continue a legacy. It was innkeepers that first bought historic homes and converted them to […]

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