INNKEEPING AS A CAREER

Vermont Innkeepers Question Proposed Surcharges, Should Your Inn Become a Museum?, Oatmeal Bake

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3 Innkeepers Wonder – Why Is Vermont Adding Tax to Lodging Instead of Other Industries    Stowe innkeepers wonder, why the proposed increase in bed tax? Why the additional proposed $5 per room surcharge? Why is lodging being targeted is the question. Business owners are not happy about it. Quoting from Stowe Today, “It’s the […]

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Capture Travelers Who Are Hungry for New Experiences –

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These 4 Tools Will Change Your Business   Get a New Gorgeous Website that is also Mobile Friendly. This is the key to succeeding in the inn business and there’s competition like crazy in the travel space. What does a bad website look like? Good and bad sites all in one place. Create A Weekly […]

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SPRING SALE – 2 Vouchers for $30    Save from $75 – $675 at participating bed & breakfasts with our best-selling voucher program, now only $20 each (reg $24.95) OR 2 for $30. Each voucher is valid for one night free (two-night minimum stay required) at participating B&Bs nationwide through Dec. 31, 2017. No two […]

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Super Blogs Seem to Put Inns On Top

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Super Blogs Put 3 Inns at the Top of Search Engines    Consistent blogs written about your area with the right keywords and phrases give your website fresh content and keeps you high on Google. In fact, look at the 3 inns below – each one has a good blog AND is on top of […]

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How Queen Victoria Inn Sells Valentine’s Gift Certificates for a Winter Income Boost

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  Website of the Month Modern Yet Warm, Inviting Website – Three Chimneys Inn, N.H. Our IT and design people really liked the accomplishment of this inn’s design because although lots of white space is popular on modern and more expensive websites, it often comes without evoking a warm feeling. Three Chimneys is an excellent […]

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Small Towns, Boutique Hotels, and What it Means for Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers

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Small inns can boost their potential using the same tactics as the boutique inns. Simple steps include delivering high-end accommodations at practical prices. Boutique hotels are often associated with cosmopolitan cities but that same concept is spreading to smaller towns like Santa Barbara, Calif.. And it’s working. The Victorian Cheshire Cat Inn is in its […]

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5 Interesting Bed & Breakfast Website Design – Learn By Seeing

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They Won a Travel Channel Hotel Impossible contest but didn’t get a thumbs up from our website design team. http://www.adorainn.com/  This a clean design although dated and compartmentalized too much. it is well maintained on calendar events. There are some severe issues however, with navigation – for example if you are using  Chrome as your browser, home […]

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Secrets to More Bed & Breakfast Bookings, Expedia Payback If You Do This, 21 Low Carb Pancake Recipes

Pulling Out All the Stops for Summer Bookings A Deal Customers Can’t Afford to Miss Pulling out all the stops for getting summer bookings, the beautiful Hillbrook Inn (above) found ways to lure guests off their couches without the inn giving up dollars. When sent to their newsletter list, there’s no commission to pay either! […]

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The Number 1 Way for Bed & Breakfast Inns to Research for Your Next Website

The #1 Best Way to Research for Your Next Website Look at 100 Good / Bad Websites **** – It’s an easy way to educate yourself so you know what the possibilities are. Get out a notebook or start an email to self during the process and take note: What do I like about this […]

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How to Triple Your Boutique Inn’s Recommendations, Saw Off Your Footboards

5 Reasons Belinda Sawed Off Her Footboards  I’ve often thought about how limiting it is to have a footboard – perhaps because we have a lot of 6’2″ people in my family. (My kids are glad I married tall.)  Jumping Rocks photographers made these recommendations: “Remove footboards from the beds in small or medium-sized rooms. Belinda […]

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