December 2015

Downton Abbey-Like Bed & Breakfast Inns in the Midwest

Buhl Mansion

The Patterson Inn – Denver, Colorado A Colorado state senator built this Manitou sandstone building, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Hand-carved stairways, restored wood floors, and original stained glass windows give guests a mansion experience as well as the Librrary in the Cheshire Room while the Prague room offers 27-foot ceilings and a […]

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Innkeepers Who Live Longer, How Saratoga Arms Gets 3-Nights Midweek, Cooking Parties, Rum Cake


Innkeeper Vacations Make You Live Longer – Just Like Your Guests Yesterday, I sat down with Bill and Eleonora of Jacob Hill Inn (Providence, RI) at a coffee shop in Dana Point where we enjoyed a nice long chat – almost the way Europeans sit around for hours talking. We celebrated their 20+ years of […]

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12 Winter Specials Include Winter Wineland, Winter Elopements,


Winter Wineland is California’s answer to Winter Wonderland while 11 other inns and bed and breakfasts chime in with their winter specials to entice guests to cozy stays and travel adventures during Dec, Jan, Feb.   Winter Escape Sonoma Orchid Inn – Guerneville, CA – Now through April 17, 2016  Stay 1 night and save 20%  Stay […]

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Smart Innkeepers & What They Give Guests


Re-enforce Your Relationships – Keep Talking to Your Guests You represent what’s authentic and good in the world. And most people today want to reconnect with that to build their strengh and keep positive. Some Smart Innkeepers message their guests with good will all year round like Smart Innkeepers #1 – the Wilburton Inn family […]

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2016 Awards – Are You a Top 10 Romantic Inn? Best of State?


We have been awarding the Top 10 Romantic Inns for more than 20 years. Maybe it’s your turn to become one of the 2016 Top 10 Romantic Inns.  How to Tell if Your Inn Is Romantic Do you get reviews that are LONG and ENTHUSIASTIC raves about how romantic their stay was? (Not only “great […]

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