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Western New York Full Service Inn for Sale

Asa Ransom House has beautifully appointed guest rooms, elegant dining rooms, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and an excellent reputation - Just 15 minutes from Buffalo

Western New York Full Service Inn for Sale

July 18th, 2018 by Peter Scherman

Asa Ransom House is a classic western New York full service inn for sale near Buffalo, New York. The 10 guest room inn has a reputation as a peaceful oasis and is known for fine farm-to-table dining. The location, in historic Clarence, NY, is secluded and quiet, yet convenient to all the activities, events and attractions of Western New York. This Select Registry® inn has unusually large guest rooms that are well-appointed with features such as custom woodwork, antiques, fireplaces and porches. The restaurant is a local favorite and offers packages to B&B guests. The setting and facilities are ideal for special events. With a focus on food, new owners will have an excellent opportunity to build new business while taking over a solid, turn-key operation. Asa Ransom House is just 15 minutes from Buffalo and 30 minutes from Niagara Falls.

Asa Ransom House opened for dining and lodging in 1975, when the original 1853 building was restored, and dining rooms were added. In 1993, a wing was added, bringing the number of guest rooms to 10. At every step, great care was taken to preserve the inn’s historic character. The inn has been meticulously maintained. The 10 guest rooms are located on three levels and there are three porches to take advantage of lovely garden views. An elegant library/living room, innkeeper’s office, gift shop, petite dining room, commercial kitchen, main dining room and 40-foot veranda complete the first floor.

High ceilings, bay windows and a fireplace create a romantic, historic ambiance in the main dining room which seats 47. The “snug” dining room seats 12 guests at one long table. The restaurant is open to the public six nights a week, year-round, also offering lunch and high tea at times. The veranda and the inn’s front lawn, gardens and gazebo are available for dining and special events in warm weather. The professional kitchen is large and well equipped, with capability for catering and large events. Asa Ransom House earns glowing reviews for both food and lodging.

A separate owner’s cottage, on its own adjacent lot, is a wonderful addition and asset. It has two bedrooms, two baths, a living room and an eat-in kitchen. A second building on the property has 2 rental apartments with potential as employee housing.

Asa Ransom House is in the center of the Greater Niagara region of Western New York. Natural attractions include Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park (the “Grand Canyon of the East”) and the Erie Canal. Visitors enjoy cruises on Lake Erie, the Niagara River and the Erie Canal. There are acres of parkland for hiking and biking. Arts and architecture bring visitors to Buffalo, which has an exciting new food scene. The Niagara Wine Trail is just 25 minutes from the inn.

Asa Ransom House’s location, 15 minutes from Buffalo and 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, is a boon to future growth. With a focus on food and special events, there is excellent potential for more business. Asa Ransom House  is a highly rated member of the Diamond Collection and a member of Select Registry®, an indicator of exceptional quality.

For more information click here and contact Eliot Dalton, 610-717-8083 of The B&B Team / Eliot Dalton.

Galena IL B&B for Sale

July 5th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Welcome to Galena, the little river town often called the “small frozen-in-time town.” For generations, over 1 million travelers have flocked to the town. Galena is a prime historic Midwest destination location for couple’s and girlfriends’ getaways, weddings and other celebrations. And this Galena IL B&B for sale has it all!

We are pleased to offer Farmers Guest House to a future innkeeper. With 9 guest rooms, comfortable owner’s quarters, and a killer location, this Galena IL B&B for sale is in the historic downtown, one block from Main Street.

Business is strong in Galena, and strength brings successful and quality downtown businesses. Retail stores and restaurants are home-grown. Shopping, antiquing, fine and casual dining, art galleries, and museums partner with an abundance of four season activities, festivals and tours, all of which are well marketed by the community. This makes it a prime location to own this Galena IL B&B for sale.

The town is known for its Historic District, with the same charm and look as it had in the 1800’s. The original architecture has been preserved and restored. Over seventy-five percent of the town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Bed & Breakfasts are a prime choice for lodging, and Farmers Guest House is continually recognized as one of the best bed and breakfasts in Galena, IL.

Here’s why:

  • Built as the Farmers Home Hotel in 1867, this icon of hospitality in Galena is one of the few historic buildings in the downtown Galena National Historic District that is still fulfilling its original purpose.
  • Of the 9 guest rooms, 5 are king bed and 4 are queen, with 2 suites in the main building and a charming, secluded backyard cottage suite.
  • Guestroom extras include full bathrooms, ceiling fans, abundant electrical outlets, flat screen TV’s, and individually controlled thermostats. Suites additionally include private sitting room, fireplace, whirlpool tub, and coffee service.
  • Decorated with a tasteful mix of antiques, contemporary furnishing and eclectic whimsy!
  • The dining and gathering area is comfortable and inviting. From morning ‘til evening guests gather to enjoy the Farmers Guest House hospitality.
  • Outdoor patios and hillside landscaped garden.
  • Short walk to downtown.
  • Plus, the Inn features their private spa, Studio at the Farmers Guest House offering a variety of treatments.

Galena has a small-town friendly atmosphere with the advantage of being nestled in beautiful country surroundings. Located in the northwest corner of Illinois near the Mississippi River, the rolling hills, green valleys and unspoiled vistas include many acres of preserves and parks. Vineyards are plentiful with tours and tastings year-round. Guests can explore the preserves and parks in well maintained hiking biking, walking and cross-country skiing trails. There are activities that draw visitors in all seasons, drawing from many major metro areas in 4 states. Minnesota – Twin Cities, Wisconsin – Madison & Milwaukee, Iowa – Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids, Illinois – Chicago & Springfield.

The owner’s quarters are comfortable, convenient and private comprising interior and exterior entrances with a living room, master bedroom and bath. The kitchen is a gourmet or professional’s delight. There is a partially finished basement for an additional hobby room plus plenty of storage.

What more could you ask for than a well-established and strong business in a strong destination location? The opportunity for new owners to grow the business and add their own brand and vision at this Galena IL B&B for sale is noteworthy.

For details, please contact Peter Scherman, 434-286-4600 or Rick Wolf, 207-967-1995 of The B&B Team, Inn Consultants LLC.

Sellers are represented by counsel, Nack, Richardson & Nack, P.C. Some photos by Unposed Photography.

Lake Michigan bed and breakfast for sale

July 5th, 2018 by Peter Scherman

Twin Oaks Inn is the top-rated bed and breakfast in Saugatuck, MI, a premier Lake Michigan destination, just 2 ¼ hours from Chicago. Saugatuck is an historic harbor town known for its award-winning beaches and vibrant art scene. The completely renovated 6 guest room Lake Michigan bed and breakfast for sale is within easy walking distance of Saugatuck’s unique shops, galleries, restaurants and harbor. The inn has a new 2-story owner’s addition, making life for the innkeepers a pleasure. If you’ve been looking for a great Michigan bed and breakfast for sale in a great destination town, Twin Oaks Inn is it!

Saugatuck, Michigan has been welcoming visitors for generations. Since the 1890’s, artists have been drawn to the unspoiled landscape. Today the area attracts vacationers for outdoor recreation, artistic pursuits, unique shopping and an exciting restaurant scene. Wide, sandy Oval Beach is 1 mile from the inn. Saugatuck Center for the Arts hosts art exhibits and stage productions year-round. Visitors can hike the dunes in Saugatuck Dunes State Park or pursue biking, golf, cross-country skiing, paddling, sailing or fishing on Lake Michigan. Then there are the wineries, music festivals, galleries and antiques!

Twin Oaks Inn, a premier Lake Michigan bed and breakfast for sale was built in 1860 in a Folk Victorian style. In 2013, the inn was totally renovated, adding up-to-date features and amenities. In 2015 the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom owner’s addition was built, and the kitchen was transformed into a gourmet cook’s dream.

All 6 guest rooms have spacious bathrooms, quality furnishings, WiFi, LED TVs and air conditioning. The contemporary décor stylishly compliments the inn’s historic character. Ample common areas for guests include a large dining/living room, a three-season screened porch and a paved patio.

Owner’s quarters are private and spacious, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, storage space and a 2-car garage! There is also a private outdoor patio for the owners, and a private entrance. The inn’s open plan gourmet kitchen is the owner’s private space and includes family room seating and a half bath.

Saugatuck is a great place to live, with a prosperous local economy, excellent schools, and a lively arts scene. Tourism is strongly promoted by government agencies and business trade groups. Saugatuck is often called the B&B capital of the Midwest and Twin Oaks Inn is the #1 ranked Saugatuck B&B on TripAdvisor™! The price is strongly supported by the inn’s cash flow. Everything is in place for new owners to thrive – so contact Eliot and learn more!

For more information click here and contact Eliot Dalton, 610-717-8083 of The B&B Team / Eliot Dalton.

Lindenwood Inn, Southwest Harbor Maine

May 12th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Lindenwood Inn, Southwest Harbor Maine inn for sale was built in 1904, a classic Maine shingle cottage style former sea captain’s home. Fabulous Maine destination location of Mt. Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park.

-9 contemporary styled guest rooms, all with private baths, many with views and some with decks.
-Spacious parlor, dining room and reception area, decorated with beautiful colors and art with an eclectic flair
-Classic wrap porch with awnings
-In-ground swimming pool with lovely slate pool deck with large hot tub, outdoor shower
-Paved onsite parking
-Restaurant and Liquor license (not currently operating full service restaurant, only honor bar)

​Lindenwood is a unique offering that checks off many boxes for today’s buyer​. The inn stays open May – October though in some years they’ve stayed open an extended season. The inn has also seen the demand from locals in the off season for dinner service, so this is a buyer’s opportunity for an additional revenue stream.

Owner’s quarters is a lower level apartment with two bedrooms, an office area, full kitchen open to a living area, and bath with a large jet tub, separate shower. Mexican tiled floors and beautiful exposed, large granite block walls are throughout, reminiscent of a European wine cellar! Entry from inside or outside the inn.

Southwest Harbor is often called “The Jewel” or “The Quiet Side” of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. There are hiking trails in the park that surround this small village; you can virtually be alone to enjoy the magnificent views of the mountains, lakes, and the ocean.

​Acadia National Park boasts more than 120 miles of hiking trails on its 46,000 acres of parklands, most of which are located on Mount Desert Island. This incredible network of well-maintained, marked, and signed trails offers a range of pleasant hiking experiences.

Guest stay in Southwest Harbor as their home base for a great vacation in Maine. This traditional New England village has everything that encapsulates the heart of island life. Southwest Harbor is close to Bar Harbor, yet far enough away to avoid busy crowds and traffic. Southwest Harbor is also a great place to enjoy lesser known areas of the island.

The B&B Team, Inc. is pleased to offer this extraordinary property for $1,700,000.  For more information contact Dana Moos, 207-266-5604.

Shenandoah Inn and Cabins for Sale

April 22nd, 2018 by Peter Scherman

Nestled at the base of the mountains between Lexington and Staunton, VA lies a magnificent 8 guest unit Shenandoah inn and cabins for sale. Sitting on over 50 acres of fields and woods, the main house at Steeles Tavern has five guest rooms, common areas, commercial kitchen, and spacious owner’s quarters. Strategically placed around the land are three luxury cabins.

The five guest rooms and suites in the main inn are all tastefully decorated and furnished, with fireplaces or Franklin stoves, and private baths boasting luxury amenities like whirlpools. This Shenandoah inn and cabins for sale has lovely landscaping, paths meandering the lawns around rock outcroppings, leading to secret and peaceful resting places along the stream. The large spring-fed pond is stocked with fish and anchors the lower part of the property.

There is a fenced, in-ground pool that can be used by the guests or reserved for the owners, however one wishes. But it’s there to enjoy!

There are three cabins spread across the 51 acres. One is near the main house. The other two are accessed by a separate drive and are located at the top of the hill with dramatic views of the Shenandoah Valley. These two are strategically separated to provide the utmost privacy. All three have small but full kitchens, spacious living areas with stone fireplaces, baths with whirlpool tubs, hot tubs on the totally private back porches, satellite TV, WIFI, and even a grill. Many guests never leave, while other enjoy exploring the many attractions in the area near this Shenandoah inn and cabins for sale.

Of significance to note is that Rockbridge County, VA will allow the construction of up to 5 more cabins on the land. With over 50 acres, there are places to site new cabins that will offer the same kind of privacy and features (views!) that the current cabins enjoy.

Guests can drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, down to Lexington, the home of Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University. Up I-81 in Staunton is Mary Baldwin University. In all directions there are antique shops, great hiking, awesome views, and easy access to dining and shopping. The inn sits on “old Route 11,” an interesting drive up and down the Shenandoah Valley, and is only a couple of miles from the Interstate (81 & 64). In short, it’s a great location!

The metrics for this inn are excellent with a 9.0% cap rate and 4.9 GRM. If you’ve attended our seminars or know the industry, you’ll recognize that this Shenandoah inn and cabins for sale is priced right.

For further details, please contact Peter Scherman, 434-286-4600, of The B&B Team, Inc.

Lincolnville Maine Beachside B&B for Sale

April 22nd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Lincolnville Maine Beachside B&B.  Are you looking for a coastal Maine B&B that is right across the street from one of the only sandy beaches on the Mid-Coast of Maine?  Are you looking for an Inn in great condition where the ocean breezes provide a wonderful bonus to sitting on the porch in a rocking chair looking at the water?  Are you looking for an Inn with a spectacular cooks kitchen, upscale laundry facilities and lovely lawns and gardens?

The list goes on and on and The Spouter Inn provides an opportunity to own this spectacular Lincolnville Maine beachside B&B. Ocean views from all eight guest rooms. Can’t get better than that!

Guests enjoy chillin’ on the front porch rockers located directly across from Lincolnville Beach, with Penobscot Bay and the Island of Islesboro, all in view. A perfect location to explore the Mid-Coast Maine corridor of Rockland, Rockport, Camden and Belfast. Outdoor adventures await, Outside Magazine voted Lincolnville one of the “Top 20 Towns in America.” Or the foodie seeking diverse cuisine adventures, guests can find their own experience while staying at The Spouter Inn.

The original colonial style home was built in 1832 on 1.5 acres. Expansions and custom renovations have taken place over the years and the results are striking. Most noteworthy is the custom woodworking throughout the Inn. The use of mahogany, cherry, oak, pine and maple adorn the guest rooms, coffered ceilings, staircases and fireplace mantels.  The expansive lawns and flowering landscapes are a gardener’s delight.  There too are opportunities for potential expansion if that suits you!

The Inn features a lovely living room and adjoining dining room with double doors that lead to the patio. The fully equipped cook’s kitchen with space to create culinary delights comes with a wood burning stove/fireplace, right in the heart of the Inn. The bright breakfast room and guest pantry with multiple windows is another favorite space. Additional and private owner’s space adjacent to the kitchen, provides a perfect retreat area for new Innkeepers.

The Inn was re-opened in 2016 and is well on its way back towards financial viability, but circumstances are necessitating the current owners to make changes in their lives.

For those seeking a Mid-Coast Maine Inn with location pluses in pristine condition and idyllic and highly desirable ocean views, this is it!

Your Lincolnville Maine beachside B&B awaits your visit.  For more information, contact Rick Wolf of The B&B Team, 207-967-1995.




St. Augustine Florida Bed & Breakfast for Sale

April 12th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

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The Inn on Charlotte is an 8-guest room St. Augustine Florida Bed & Breakfast for sale. An historic charmer in one of St. Augustine’s vibrant historical neighborhoods. St. Augustine is known for its’ colorful historic charm, lush parks, vibrant downtown and beautiful beaches. The Inn’s location…perfect!  Walk out the door and stroll along the narrow bricked streets and explore St. Augustine’s unique culture, retail shops, restaurants and multitude of historic sights.

The Inn on Charlotte consists of two buildings, the main 1918 historical house on Charlotte Street and a carriage house located at the rear of the property. The Inn was built during St. Augustine’s building and tourism boom. The design is known as the ‘vernacular’ style of architecture.  The style includes a front porch with matching second story balcony. Open spaces to catch the warm Atlantic breezes. Masonry brickwork construction and enclosed gated front garden patio. Lush tropical landscaping completes the picture! A true escape from the ordinary.

The first floor of the main house includes a formal entry, guest living area with a fireplace, and the dining/breakfast room with access to the kitchen. There is one guest room on the ground floor. The kitchen is fully functional and equipped. There is a back entry for deliveries and laundry and storage room and bathroom for staff.

There are 5 guest rooms on the second floor of the main building and 2 guest rooms in the carriage house at the rear of the property. The carriage house rooms have either a private deck or  private patio. Private off-street parking available to guests in the rear of the main building, with additional parking nearby.

Some of the guest rooms have fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and private decks.

In the past the owner’s quarters was in the first-floor guest room in the main building. This spacious room could be used for owner’s quarter again.

What does St. Augustine have to offer small business owners?

  • St. Augustine is the epitome of small town life where small businesses flourish.
  • The community is deeply committed to its history and preservation.
  • People who live here love it and love to share their love.
  • Tourism is huge in the ‘Nation’s Oldest City’ where there is a steady stream of entertainment options.
  • Top notch liberal arts and technical colleges.
  • Flagler Hospital, acute care facility that receives top rankings.
  • Active artistic community.

Another reason to live and own a business in St. Augustine… “Whatever you feel like doing, you can do it here…other than ski.

You are welcomed to visit and explore the options of living and owning a vibrant bed and breakfast in this captivating and business friendly town. This outstanding St. Augustine Florida Bed & Breakfast for sale is offered at $1,575,000.  Florida Broker of record, BHHS Chaplin Williams Realty.

Consulting Services provided by The B&B Team, Inn Consultants LLC for $1,575,000. Contact Rick Wolf, 207-967-1995.

Northern New Jersey Bed and Breakfast for Sale

April 6th, 2018 by Peter Scherman

The Whistling Swan Inn is a nine guest room northern New Jersey bed and breakfast for sale, located in Sussex County, NJ, a region of beautiful sparkling lakes and mountains. Known as the Skylands, it is remarkably close to New York City, one of the best travel markets an innkeeper could wish for. The Big Apple is just 50 miles away. In addition to a great location, this top-tier bed and breakfast inn offers new owners excellent growth potential. That’s a winning combination!

The northern New Jersey bed and breakfast for sale sits in the historic district of Stanhope, a northern New Jersey town on the edge of Lake Musconetcong and Hopatcong State Park. The 1905 Victorian style mansion has a refined yet welcoming character. Original woodwork, built-in cabinets and fireplaces create a sense of grandeur and warmth. Large, comfortably furnished common rooms, a wide wrap-around veranda and English style gardens provide abundant areas for guests to relax or gather. Guest rooms vary in size and amenities, from standard rooms to luxury suites. All have fireplaces.

The owner’s desirable living space is a recent addition that connects to the Inn’s beautifully equipped country kitchen. It includes a family room with glass doors opening to a private deck, a very spacious master bedroom suite, ample storage and a separate office. Two outside entrances assure privacy and there is quick access to every floor of the Inn via an interior staircase.

The Inn also has 14 off-street parking spaces and an electric vehicle charging station.

The Skylands of New Jersey offer natural mountain beauty, lakes, historic towns, and agricultural attractions. Visitors to the region spend more than $575 million on lodging annually and overall tourism spending is growing. There are miles of woodland trails for hiking and biking and hundreds of lakes. Development is strictly limited in the 1,250 square mile area surrounding Stanhope, protecting the region’s natural assets. Local attractions and activities include antiquing, boating, historic sites, farm stands, golf courses, museums, unique shops, wineries and an abundance of restaurants.

Guests of the Whistling Swan Inn, northern New Jersey bed and breakfast for sale, come for romance, pleasure, business and outdoor recreation. Close proximity to New York City makes the Whistling Swan Inn an ideal getaway destination for metropolitan residents. Occupancy is high and the Inn is open year-round. The Inn also hosts small to medium sized special events. The Whistling Swan Inn earns excellent traveler ratings on TripAdvisor™ and is a member of Select Registry® and the Diamond Collection, an indicator of superior quality. The price is supported by the Inn’s current cash flow and is accurately based on a Marketability Assessment and Valuation.

For more information click here and contact Eliot Dalton, 610-717-8083 of The B&B Team / Eliot Dalton.

Grand Canyon B&B Purchased

March 9th, 2018 by Peter Scherman

Discover the intimacy and slower pace you crave at the Sheridan House Inn, an 8 guest room bed and breakfast in Williams, Arizona. This is an inn where a guest can relax, kick off their shoes, and smell the clean, fresh mountain air. It’s a place to slow down and experience nature: joyful bird songs and a gentle breeze drifting through the pines.

Nestled at the base of Bill Williams Mountain in Williams, Arizona, at an elevation of 7,000 feet, just one hour from the expansive vistas of the Grand Canyon, the Sheridan House Inn provides a quiet, peaceful, comfortable bed and breakfast escape on historic Route 66.

Williams, Arizona is a perfect location from which to explore all that the high country of northern Arizona has to offer. Take in the Grand Canyon, just one hour away by car. Explore the Kaibab and Coconino forests. Take a drive on historic Route 66. Visit the breathtaking Red Rocks of Sedona. The list goes on …

The B&B Team, Inn Consultants LLC is pleased to have represented the new owners of Sheridan House Inn, Mark and Debbie Santy, formerly of Colorado. Mark and Debbie are graduates of The B&B Team’s Better Way to Learn Innkeeping seminar.

Kentucky Farm Bed and Breakfast for sale

February 2nd, 2018 by Peter Scherman

Maple Hill Manor Inn is an historic, 7 guest room Kentucky farm bed & breakfast for sale comprising 6,888 square feet on 13.6 rolling acres of bucolic farmland just outside Springfield, Kentucky. The very spacious guest rooms with private baths are complemented by public spaces that serve well for a variety of activities. Murder Mystery dinners, weddings, and other special events are popular at Maple Hill Manor!

A distinguishing feature of the Kentucky farm bed and breakfast for sale is the agri-tourism business conducted on the farm. The owners raise alpacas with a few llamas and have a thriving retail store offering alpaca products. The store, which has been moved to an in-town location but could be brought back to the farm, generates a substantial amount of gross revenues. However, while guests enjoy the alpacas, they are not essential to the B&B business. Auxiliary buildings include a wood frame retail store, a frame barn, and storage building.

Maple Hill Manor is centrally located within the Bourbon, History, and Horses Region, with an abundance of year-round attractions and festivals to enjoy. The inn is on 4 Tourism Trails: Bourbon, Wine, Lincoln, and Civil War. In 2018, there is an expansion of the Distillery Trail into Springfield, KY, site of Maple Hill Manor. In addition, some of the high-profile attractions include My Old Kentucky Home State Park, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bernheim Arboretum, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, and Kentucky Horse Farm Tours. During the warmer months, there is a wide-range of outdoor dramas and local theaters: Stephen Foster Musical, Pioneer Playhouse, Ragged Edge Community Theater, Norton Center for the Arts, to name just a few of the reasons to visit this fantastic B&B.

Every inn must have dining readily available, and this Kentucky farm bed and breakfast for sale, despite its country setting, is no exception. Fortunately, there is something to offer everyone, ranging from Southern Cuisine, Bourbon specialties, historic dining, train dinner excursions, winery dining, and gourmet fine dining. From quick and essential, causal and entertaining, to the very finest of dining experiences, there are choices for every taste.

In order to be successful, an inn must have a populace to draw from that is within a reasonable driving distance. As the numbers below clearly show, there is more than adequate population to generate successful revenues.

Population within:

50 miles, 1,650,000
100 miles, 3,400,000
150 miles, 10,100,000
200 miles, 17,250,000
250 miles, 24,700,000

All things considered, the location of Maple Hill Manor is ideal for blending the beauty of the countryside with access to amenities and activities and a population to support a viable business. This makes the location of Maple Hill Manor very marketable.

Owner’s quarters at this Kentucky farm bed and breakfast for sale are modest but serviceable. The kitchen is very large, ideal for the gourmet!

For details, please contact Peter Scherman, 434-286-4600, or Rick Wolf, 207-967-1995 of The B&B Team, Inn Consultants LLC.

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