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Two B&B’s–Among the Chosen Few

March 31st, 2016 by Janet Wolf

Lucilles Mountain Top Inn

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa-On Top of the World

In a recent blog entitled ‘15 Amazing B&B’s Worth a Plane Ticket’ by Paul Lee Cannon for, Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa and the Inn of the Turquoise Bear were among the ‘amazing’ B&B’s mentioned. Congratulations! All you innkeepers out there know how wonderful this is to be selected for articles like this.

These two B&B’s-among the chosen few truly stand out amidst the 15 and  The B&B Team knows something about their history and success.

Scott Bushnell, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, affiliates of The B&B Team recently sold Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa to Charlie and Chuck Anderson. They were thrilled with being among a group of exemplary Inns and expressed their gratitude so graciously to the past innkeepers.

“LOOK WHAT WE GOT!!! …there’s no way Lucille’s could be what it is today without all of your dedication and hard work before we showed up.  Thanks again for giving us such a good foundation to build upon.”

The previous owners, Jim Matthews and Jerry Morris worked hard to turn the property around and create most of what you see today. But, quoted Scott: “The Andersons are taking it even higher in performance and reaping oodles of additional accolades.”


Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn

Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn is truly on top of the world in many ways. A true retreat needs an amazing location. Picture ‘360-degrees of ethereally blue mountains towering over acres of lush forest of in the North Georgia Mountains.’ A quaint mountain village and nearby outdoor adventures complete the package.  Then of course there is the Inn. Spacious rooms with quality amenities are delivered.  Then there is the Spa, a great way to start or end your day at Lucille’s.

Peter and Rick were consultants to Dan Clark and David Solem in the 2014 transfer of ownership of the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. The Inn is just what you would picture a Santa Fe historical rambling adobe estate should be. Dan and David’s goal was to: “Rekindle the comfort, creativity and hospitality for which this home was renowned in the past and provide our guests with a unique, restorative experience that captures the essence of Santa Fe’s past and present.” And they have done just that!

Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Inn of the Turquoise Bear

Inn of the Turquoise Bear Patio

Inn of the Turquoise Bear Patio

The B&B Team was thrilled to see many new and aspiring innkeepers like Charlie and Chuck and Dan and David on the list of attendees at the upcoming Association of Independent Innkeepers (AIHP) 2016 Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace in Nashville, April 4-6.


Want to learn the latest in innovation to ensure your success in the bed and breakfast and independent lodging industry? Then you have found your home.

To quote Neil Patel, one of my favorite marketing gurus and a speaker at the conference (:

“Get out of your shell and go to events! Obviously, you go primarily to learn, but a huge secondary result can be the relationships you come back with. Events are a great way to meet other people in your industry and explore opportunities to work together.”

So congratulations to all the innkeepers old and new who will be attending. The B&B Team is sooo looking forward to meeting and re connecting with you all at the conference in Nashville.

As you can see Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa and the Inn of the Turquoise Bear are examples of B&B’s at the top of their game but smart innkeepers know that to stay on top you must keep learning, stay connected and above all…have fun!

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

Hocking Hills in Ohio

August 17th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

The Hocking Hills in Ohio was placed among a lofty group of getaway destinations a while ago by Budget Travel. 25 Beautiful Places to Get Away From It All. Here was their pitch:

“Close enough to home that we can get there in a few hours. You really get off the grid and it’s fabulous. Beautiful forests, caves, waterfalls, and amazing hiking that will surprise some people that it’s Ohio.” —Charlotte Horseman

Why Hocking Hills? It is a true retreat in the true meaning of the word! Like the other 25 Budget Travel destinations which include way off of the grid places like Antarctica and Fiji, the Hocking Hills in Ohio is in a world of its own. The serenity of nature surrounds visitors to the Hocking Hills with ancient forests, waterfalls, caves and rock formations. A place where you can visit and do absolutely nothing or rev up your adventurous side.


Off the grid…does that mean no cell phone coverage? Yes and that is not such a bad thing. In fact one emerging travel trend is travelers seeking retreats where they can (or must) leave their gadgets behind. There are some city hotels that are offering ‘technology-free’ packages. Personally I question the future success of these in a city location, too easy to cheat!

Of course travelers have to find these retreats through advanced technology like travel apps and or Smart TV but once you arrive…disconnect then reconnect and renew relationships with your partner, family or business colleagues.

No better place to do this than at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. Back in 1987 entrepreneur Anne Castle had a vision. She envisioned a place where folks could retreat to nature in a destination she loved, the Hocking Hills in Ohio. Her dream became a reality and her daughter Ellen Grinsfelder joined her in running the business. Today Ellen Grinsfelder and Terry Lingo continue as the keepers of her mission. The Inn and Spa have flourished under their keep and has become the top lodging choice to retreat to in the Hocking Hills.

Cottages & Cabins, Inn& Spa at Cedar Falls

Cottages & Cabins, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls

Not only can you leave your plug-in gadgets aside, you can also loose your car keys. No need for you to leave the grounds if that is what you want. The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls includes:

  • The Kindred Spirits Restaurant & Tavern offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Full Service Spa
  • Gift Shop
  • Rooftop Garden
  • The ‘Gathering Place’ for meetings, corporate retreats and social events including weddings
  • Guests have a choice of staying in a cottage, a more secluded cabin or Inn room. All offering luxurious quality amenities.
Hocking Hills of Ohio spa

Spa at Cedar Falls

Scott Bushnell, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, The B&B Team is representing the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls for sale. From Scott; “It is not just the location and features of this Inn that are attractive.  The Inn has an enviable business strength with significant and contributing revenues from the spa, gift shop, the full service restaurant and tavern, and the guest rooms, cottages and cabins.  With occupancy levels and Average Daily Rate well above the national averages for inns of this large size, the Inn generates significant Cash Flow resulting in attractive profitability as well as impressive Capitalization Rate on the investment.”

Can’t make it to Fiji this year? The Hocking Hills of Ohio may be just the retreat you need. Or for the aspiring innkeeper seeking a strong business with a wonderful history of hospitality, please contact Scott for a tour. You won’t be disappointed.

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf