In a recent blog entitled ‘15 Amazing B&B’s Worth a Plane Ticket’ by Paul Lee Cannon for BedandBreakfast.com, 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 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!
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.
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,