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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

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 […]

Own a B&B in the Land of Enchantment

April 16th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  Beyond Santa Fe, New Mexico, just 30-minute drive north, rests the village of Chimayo. Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The desert is peaceful here, some ancients viewed it as magical and healing. Today the spiritual mood of the place still exists. And the natural beauty! Chimayo is […]

Are You Just a Bed and Breakfast?

April 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Today you must offer something beyond a standard bed and a breakfast experience if you want to succeed in today’s hospitality sphere. It is not good enough to just survive with average. To be successful and stay successful, you must strive for excellence. Remember how awful it was getting that C- in chemistry in high […]

Top 5 Features Buyers of Inns are Searching For

March 21st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

The B&B Team has years of experience in working with prospective buyers. We recognize features buyers are searching for and work with them to match their wants and expectations. Here are 5 features that often top the list. 1.       Financially Viable 2.       Destination Tourism Location 3.       Good Condition 4.       Expanded Owner’s Quarters 5.       Acreage All […]

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