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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

Posts Tagged ‘The B&B Team’


Destination Chester Vermont & Inn Victoria

May 29th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Chester, Vermont is one of New England’s destination locations with a timeless Main Street village charm. I’m talking about two kinds of charm here. Historic charm and sophisticated charm. Chester, Vermont has both. Chester is filled with charming historic Queen Ann, Victorian, and Federal style buildings. Owners take good care of these gems. Whether private […]

Bed & Breakfast Pioneers

May 9th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

We can all learn from history, the good and the bad. The mistakes of the past are best learned and remembered so not to repeat them. We also want to learn from past good deeds and practices, so we can continue a legacy. It was innkeepers that first bought historic homes and converted them to […]

Own a B&B in the Land of Enchantment

April 16th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

  Beyond Santa Fe, New Mexico, just 30-minute drive north, rests the village of Chimayo. Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The desert is peaceful here, some ancients viewed it as magical and healing. Today the spiritual mood of the place still exists. And the natural beauty! Chimayo is […]

Are You Just a Bed and Breakfast?

April 10th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Today you must offer something beyond a standard bed and a breakfast experience if you want to succeed in today’s hospitality sphere. It is not good enough to just survive with average. To be successful and stay successful, you must strive for excellence. Remember how awful it was getting that C- in chemistry in high […]

Guest Friendly Trends for 2019

March 13th, 2019 by Janet Wolf

Guest friendly trends for 2019. The B&B Team has collectively stayed in 180 properties in 2018. We can add about 10-15 more for 2019. One can learn a lot travelling and overnighting in that many properties. We all pick up what is trending, what should be improved, and what innkeepers have done well. We also […]

Holiday Treasures

December 19th, 2018 by Janet Wolf

Holiday Treasures wrapped with tissue paper (the paper maybe as old as the treasure). Put safely away for another year. They gather no dust, they rest well. Family treasures worth more than gold. Each item cherished with so many memories tied to them. The following are The B&B Team’s holiday treasure remembrances that will hopefully […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Importance of Trust and Transparency

August 23rd, 2018 by Janet Wolf

In 2012 our friend, colleague and The B&B Team member affiliate Scott Bushnell, who sadly passed away this year, wrote an article about trust. I would like to revisit and share his inciteful  thoughts on this subject, the importance of trust and transparency between buyer and seller. “Just yesterday I received a call from an […]

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