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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

Manitou Springs Colorado-Wild West Tamed

December 5th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

There are still some things wild about the wild west. In other words, the same attractions that attracted the early Native Americans and settlers in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado are the attractions that draw today’s travel explorers. Lets’ take a walk on the wild side. “The riding trails at the Old Stage Riding Stables […]

Our Favorite Family Characters at the Thanksgiving Table

November 21st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

What would we all do without our family characters, the ones who brought life and laughter to the Thanksgiving table? I asked our team what their favorite family characters at the Thanksgiving table were. Here are the results, enjoy. My granny would never let any of us go hungry, the thing is she loved her […]

Middlebury VT-Love Where You Live and Work

November 4th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

If you are a Yankee fan (not the baseball team) but the magazine, then you may have read their latest ‘travel’ article on Middlebury, Vermont. Middlebury is a great New England town. Call it quintessential, but that description is used so often. So, I will quote Julia Clancy, the author of the Yankee article. “A […]

A Before and After B&B Story

October 28th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  “Trends come and go, but in the hospitality industry, understand how much your interior design components can affect your guests’ experiences.” Courtney Martin iQ design. Hotels have been changing their décor styles over the past number of years to become more guest user friendly. As an example, making the transition from cookie cutter guest […]

Asheville NC-Great Place to Live and Work

October 21st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Looking to become an entrepreneur in the hospitality business? Need a change in your lifestyle? Want to live in a wonderful town? Asheville NC may be the perfect place to restart your life. Asheville is on many travelers must-visit lists. As a result, cultural attractions have flourished and the food scene as well. This also […]

Time to Declutter Your B&B

October 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Did you know that the average home requires 40% less housework by eliminating clutter? Substitute ‘home’ for your B&B and you have something to think about. This point and others are what I found in a blog by Grace Saunders, How to Declutter Your Home-The Ultimate Guide. Beside the very handy 5 box rule, Grace […]

What are GenZer Travelers Looking For?

October 1st, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Now that we know all about millennials and what they want (?), let’s look at GenZers. Those ‘kids’ born from the mid 90’s to the early 2000’s. They are natives to the internet, technology and social media. Unlike many of us ‘new settlers’ who are still trying to figure out the territory!  Priceline Generation Travel […]

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. […]

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