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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

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 […]

Transformational Travel

October 17th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Transformational travel can be defined in simplest terms as a travel experience that becomes a “trip of self-discovery”. This almost sounds like 1960’s jargon (different kind of trip though). Seriously folks. A recent article by Tamara Gillan for The Drum Network; ‘Tapping the power of transformational travel’  explains what transformational travel is all about. “One’s […]

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 […]

B&Bs for Vets- Honor, Duty, Country

September 4th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

While Veteran’s Day seems like a long time from now, it’ll be here before we all know it.  That’s why B&Bs for Vets is starting to focus on the 2018 program now. Hoping to build it to the largest list of B&B offers for military in the country. You may have participated in the past… […]

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 […]

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