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Grand Canyon B&B Purchased

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.

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

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.

Coastal Carolina inn for sale

December 28th, 2017 by Peter Scherman

The Aerie, Luxury Inn and Event Center is a quality coastal Carolina inn for sale. The business is comprised of two buildings, the 7 guest room main house that is owned, and the Guest Cottage and Event Center building across the street with meeting space and two luxury guest rooms, which is leased from the Historical Society. The two buildings are compatibly painted and operate seamlessly as a single entity.

New Bern, NC is a charming historic city at the confluence of the Trent and the Neuse Rivers. With a city population of 30,000 and a regional population of about 90,000, it is large enough to support and sustain a wide variety of local businesses, especially restaurants and shops, which make it a great destination location.

New Bern is 2 hours from Raleigh and Wilmington, NC; 4.5 hours from Charlotte; and 3 hours from Norfolk, VA. With a small regional airport just 3 miles from town, New Bern can be accessed from anywhere very easily.

Among many other attractions, the town is known for being the home of author Nicholas Sparks. Boating and water sports are part of the local fabric.

Located within the historic district of New Bern, The Aerie enjoys a prime location on a relatively quiet street within two blocks of excellent restaurants and shops. This combination of elements makes the location of The Aerie very marketable.

Over 90% of the business is derived from room revenue, with small weddings, packages, meetings, retreats, and retail making up the bulk of the balance. The inn enjoys a robust occupancy around 55% with surprisingly few seasonal fluctuations.

The Aerie is very high quality in its condition, furnishings, amenities, and service. This quality translates into a solid ADR (average daily rate) around $170.00. In short, The Aerie, Luxury Inn and Event Center is a profitable, luxurious bed & breakfast.

Owner’s quarters at this coastal Carolina inn for sale are comfortable and private, adjacent to the ample commercial kitchen with private rear entrance but easy access to the public areas of the inn.

For further details about this superior property and business, please contact the exclusive listing broker, Peter Scherman (434-286-4600) of The B&B Team, Inc.

Luxury Asheville Inn Purchased

December 14th, 2017 by Peter Scherman

We are very pleased to announce that buyer clients of The B&B Team, Inc., Willy and Shawnie Gruber, formerly from Colorado, are the new owners of the 1900 Inn on Montford in Asheville, NC.

The Inn on Montford is an 8 guest room bed & breakfast that redefines luxury with rooms and bathrooms that are above and beyond in their modernity in a lovely property in Asheville’s Montford Historic District.

This AAA Four Diamond inn is in excellent hands, and we look forward to watching them grow!

Thanks to Rick Newman of for arranging the financing and to Barbara Newell of Beverly-Hanks for her work with the sellers, Ron and Lynn Carlson. Best of luck to all!

The buyers were represented by Peter Scherman of The B&B Team, Inc.

Inn on Carleton, Portland In-Town Inn for Sale

November 21st, 2017 by Janet Wolf

Inn at Charlton

Inn on Carleton, Portland in-town Inn for sale is a gracious 1869 Victorian era townhouse on four levels. Original features include the all brick exterior, granite entry stairs, magnificent entryway and staircase, main level 11-foot ceilings, second floor 10-foot ceilings and third level 8.5-foot ceilings. Many of the home’s original architectural details remain in tact, i.e., trompe l’oeil paintings by Charles Schumacher in the entry hallway and opulent plaster moldings on the main and second level.

The Inn features 6 large guest rooms with en-suite baths on the second and third floors. The inn has a lovely spacious patio and garden in the back with seating for the guests to enjoy. Outdoor space in Portland’s West End is a much- appreciated amenity for guests and owners alike.

A real plus is the private 2- bedroom, 2 bath owner’s quarters with a beautiful, newly renovated kitchen. Plus a sitting or dining area directly open to the kitchen, a spacious pantry, a loft with a queen bed and a full bath with tiled shower. There’s a door to the private deck in the back and a side door and stairway to the yard/driveway. Downstairs from the kitchen a spiral staircase leads to the second bedroom, a spacious living room, dining room or den and wet bar.

The guest common areas include front parlor with grand piano and comfortable seating, the dining room with large table for eight and two café tables for four. Outdoors the guests have access to the English garden.

The heart of the home is the completely renovated stylish kitchen with all new appliances, granite and under cabinet lighting. This atmosphere makes cooking for guests, friends and family that much more enjoyable!

The Inn on Carleton, Portland in-town Inn for sale, sits within Portland’s prestigious West End, a residential neighborhood renowned for its brick-lined avenues, historic architecture and refined character. Just two blocks from the Inn, the graceful Western Promenade boasts Olmsted-designed walkways and grand western views across Maine to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and beyond.

Within short walking distance of the inn are excellent restaurants, shops and Portland’s vibrant Arts District and the Portland Museum of Art. Walking from the Inn to the Old Port District takes about 20 minutes.

Inn on Carlton, Portland in-town Inn for sale is offered by The B&B Team, Inc.  This is a buyer’s opportunity to live in a vibrant, thriving and ever growing town and become immersed in all that Portland has to offer. For more information contact Dana Moos, 207 266-5604.

Downeast Maine Waterside Inn for Sale

November 13th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

A true Downeast Maine waterside inn location, a place for gathering, celebrating and experiencing the great outdoors. Guests who venture to the Inn come to experience peace, quiet and privacy. Year- round beauty and outdoor adventures are a draw to this waterside inn. Walk or cross country ski the trails at nearby conservation trust land. Paddling a canoe or kayak, fishing, swimming, blueberry picking or just stay put and relax. Take a pair of binoculars and spot a bald eagle or listen for loons at night. Guests can also venture out and explore Downeast Maine’s most popular towns and attractions conveniently located within day trip driving distances.

The Inn features six guest rooms with ensuite baths. The rooms are bright and cheery with a simple country style décor. An open floor plan lounge area and an expansive dining reception venue have wonderful water views. There are spacious lawns and gardens set on the Inn’s 4 plus acres. The Inn includes a full commercial kitchen. Owner’s enjoy their own private and spacious quarters with three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, office and solarium.

The Inn is a highly sought out property for weddings, retreats, meetings and family reunions. This has historically been a significant portion of their business. New owners could increase the event business as well as the B&B business. There is plenty of opportunity for growth.

Downeast Magazine has included this locale as one of 10 super-scenic places to visit. The Inn’s tranquil retreat like setting is truly worth a visit. The property has been well maintained with love and true pride of ownership. It is now ready for the next chapter.

The B&B Team is proud to offer this beautiful Maine resort style B&B opportunity for $1,095,000.

For more information, please contact Rick Wolf of The B&B Team, 207-967-1995.

New York College Town Bed and Breakfast for sale

October 31st, 2017 by Peter Scherman

The Arbor Inn of Clinton is a highly successful 7 room New York college town bed and breakfast for sale. Clinton is a New-England style village that is anchored by Hamilton College, a highly ranked liberal arts college and major source of guests for the Inn. The Arbor Inn overlooks the 1,350-acre college campus, is perfectly located for visitors to the surrounding Central New York region, and is only 10 minutes from the NYS Thruway. Achieving a 60% occupancy rate, the Arbor Inn earns top ratings on TripAdvisor™ and is ranked #1 in Clinton.

The Arbor Inn of Clinton sits on almost 5 acres of meadows, gardens and mature shade trees. The expanded 19th century farmhouse features 3 generous guest rooms and 2 guest suites, excellent common areas, a custom country kitchen and extensive outdoor seating areas. Two miles away, in downtown Clinton, the Inn operates 2 premier guest suites, known as Williams Street Lodging. The spacious suites are equipped with kitchenettes and are close to restaurants, shops and the village green. All guest rooms and suites are furnished with king or queen beds, private baths, air conditioning, cable TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. Sleeper sofas and trundle beds enable the Inn to accommodate families.

The owners’ newly-built 2-story annex includes a living room with a fireplace and French doors leading to a private deck, a master bedroom with ample closets and a master bathroom. The annex connects conveniently to the Inn’s kitchen. A new, three-car garage provides excellent storage space.

Clinton, NY is an appealing college town with restaurants, small shops, a central “green” and a Farmer’s Market. The college sponsors exhibitions and performances, resulting in a lively cultural scene. Area attractions include:

Area Colleges include:

Financially strong, the Arbor Inn of Clinton is an excellent New York college town bed and breakfast for sale. The Inn is in superior condition and offers new owners an exceptional lifestyle with opportunities to expand the business. Eliot Dalton is proud to offer this turnkey B&B for sale.

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

Shenandoah Valley Inn and Wedding Venue For Sale

October 9th, 2017 by Peter Scherman

Sometimes an inn is just an inn, but this Shenandoah Valley Inn and Wedding Venue for sale is so much more!

Sited on a knoll overlooking the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, the Inn at Old Virginia sits on almost 12 acres of land with lush lawns, rolling pastures, and mature trees.

Approached up a paved driveway from the road on the edge of historic Staunton, VA, this Shenandoah Valley inn and wedding venue for sale is a bed & breakfast that exudes “Old Virginia.” The inn is comprised of the main house with two guest rooms with bath (plus office with bath), living room, reception area, gift shop, fabulous and fully equipped commercial kitchen, and dining room in the conservatory with glass walls and ceiling. The pre-Civil War barn viewed from the conservatory was completely renovated in 2000 into 8 luxurious and spacious guest rooms and suites, half with whirlpools. The barn includes laundry facilities.

Staunton, VA sits at the crossroads of I-64 and I-81, both important interstate highways in Virginia. The City has done a marvelous job over the years reinventing itself with a historic downtown streetscape that offers wonderful restaurants, gift and specialty shops. Staunton is home to Mary Baldwin University and Stuart Hall, a co-ed school for grades PreK through 12, including boarding for grades 8-12. Minutes to the north of this Shenandoah Valley inn and wedding venue for sale is Harrisonburg and James Madison University, while to the south in Lexington is Washington and Lee University as well as the Virginia Military Institute. To the east is Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. In short, Staunton is at the heart of education in Virginia!

With colleges and universities come graduates, many of whom want to get married close to their alma mater. The Inn at Old Virginia is ideally located and with the facilities to make this come true. With 10 rooms, it can handle a full wedding party, and there are hotels nearby to accommodate the remainder of the guests. The grounds are spacious and photogenic, affording the opportunity to hold weddings of up to 175. The commercial kitchen is ideal for onsite catering, should an owner wish to develop the food side of the business. A restaurant open to the public is not out of the question, either.

There is a comfortable and separate apartment wing of the main house for owners or managers, making this an ideal inn for anyone seeking a business opportunity and the lifestyle that comes with it. Performance the past few years has been modest due to the owner’s health, but the growth potential is significant, given the property’s perfect setting, size, and facilities for weddings and events as well as luxurious bed & breakfast accommodations.

This beautiful Shenandoah Valley inn and wedding venue for sale is offered exclusively through The B&B Team, Inc. For details, contact Peter Scherman, 434-286-4600.

James Place Inn Bed & Breakfast for Sale

October 3rd, 2017 by Janet Wolf

The James Place Inn Bed & Breakfast for Sale is a Freeport Maine 7 guest room property. Perfectly situated on a quiet side street just one block from LL Bean. The James Place Inn is a beautifully restored Victorian style home built in 1890. After extensive renovations, the historic home became a bed and breakfast in the mid 1990s.

Freeport is a fabulous location, home of LL Bean and a outlet shopping haven. Yet so close to other prime Maine tourist destinations. Freeport is a great location for those looking to spend time between Portsmouth NH, southern Maine and the mid-coast Camden/Rockland area. Wolfe’s Neck State Park is just a few minutes away.

All the guest rooms at the James Place Inn Bed & Breakfast for sale have ensuite baths, one with private deck and fireplace, three with jetted tubs, one with a new European style walk in shower and one with a large slipper style jetted tub.

Other features include:

  • Approximately 5,200 sf (the inn) 2,000sf (house).
  • Bright window-clad breakfast room.
  • Guest porch with tables and umbrellas.
  • Open year round.
  • Strong business, excellent reputation, fantastic reviews, usually in #1 position on TripAdvisor.
  • Excellent condition, new roof, new siding, new landscaping and more.
  • Wonderful in-town location but on a quiet residential side street, surrounded by mature trees.
  • A lot of natural light.

The owner’s quarters is quite special. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath owner’s house attached, with deck, fireplace, radiant flooring, walk-in tiled/glass shower, wonderful kitchen and farm sink. And let’s not forget the custom built wine cellar! This is a must see and great perk of this listing.

Imagine taking a great walk on one of the beaches located within thirty minutes of Freeport, or hiking one of the many beautiful parks nearby. Guests and innkeepers alike can enjoy lobster shacks and lighthouses, beaches and waves, windjammers and  museums that surround James Place Inn. Freeport is about 2 hours from Boston, 50 minutes from Kennebunkport, 90 minutes from the Rockland/Camden area, and 2 1/2 from Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and home to Acadia National Park. There’s a lot to do within a short drive. Being within 2 hours from Boston’s Logan Airport is a benefit for the innkeepers and air traveling guests alike. But it makes for a very easy off season weekend jaunt by car from the greater Boston area.

The James Place Inn Bed & Breakfast for sale is offered at $1,195,000.

For more information, please contact Dana Moos, 207-266-5604 of The B&B Team.


Downtown Portland, Maine’s West End Inn

September 28th, 2017 by Rick Wolf

The West End Inn is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood of vibrant, ever-growing Portland, Maine.

Built in 1871 and recorded in the City’s register of Historic Homes, the Victorian-era West End Inn has been meticulously maintained and updated to satisfy chic, modern sensibilities and expectations.

The Inn has six uniquely designed guest rooms spanning three floors, all featuring private bath. The common dining and sitting rooms were fully renovated in 2017, leading Downeast Magazine to recognize the Inn’s “wow factor” interior design. The sitting room features a gorgeous built-in bookcase and gas fireplace.

The West End Inn is steps away from the Olmsted-designed Western Promenade with grand views of the White Mountains, and is within easy walking distance of the Portland Museum of Art and the Old Port District.

The ‘garden apartment’ style owners quarters is perfectly suited to an urban sense of style and comfort.

Property Highlights

  • 4632 Square footage
  • Floors: 4, including finished basement
  • 6 guest rooms and 6 baths [5 en suite, all renovated since 2012 including granite countertops and newly tiled showers]
  • 12’ ceilings with impeccably maintained original plaster anthemia medallions and other ornate plasterwork in Dining and Sitting rooms; original, exceptionally well-maintained hardwood flooring in all common areas and three guest rooms
  • Abundant natural light from multiple high windows throughout all common areas, including central bay window in Dining room
  • Gas fireplace in Sitting room
  • Private kitchen with excellent natural light and fully equipped with commercial refrigerator, gas stove, griddle, dishwasher, etc.
  • Fully sprinklered building

Reputation & Marketing Highlights

  • Consistently top rated B&B in Portland on TripAdvisor, rising from 4.8 bubbles in 2016 to 5.0 in 2017
  • Honored in September 2017 Downeast magazine as one of Maine’s Top 12 Destination Inns under new ownership, as selected by the editors [story: ‘The New Innkeepers’]
  • Successful brand re-launch in 2017.
  • Portland, Maine is nationally and internationally recognized as one of America’s top destination cities for superior food, hospitality and recreation:

New York Times

Food & Wine

Bon Appetit

BBC America

Portland’s visitor scene is active year-round and high quality accommodations are in demand in all seasons. Because Portland is not issuing any new B&B licenses in this neighborhood, the West End Inn enjoys a unique, privileged position as the top-rated business in a finite field of comparators.

Portland’s hospitality culture is vibrant and ever-growing. This is a buyer’s opportunity to live in a vibrant, thriving and ever growing town and become immersed in all that Portland has to offer.  Offered at $1,325,000.

For more information, contact Dana Moos, 207-266-5604 of The B&B Team.

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