Category: Inn Keeping Consulting

  • Are you pet friendly, ideas!

    Traveling with your pet Pet-friendly travel has changed so much over the years! We can speak from experience of the days when pet friendly rooms were NOT top notch and very expensive! Current trends now have many upscale inns and bed and breakfasts offering luxurious lodging, top-notch amenities for the humans and delicious dog treats […]

  • The rebirth of hospitality

    Covid has hit us all very hard particularly those in small businesses such as the Bed and Breakfast Hospitality Industry. January for many is about planning and thinking about the future. It’s a time of rebirth, making New Year’s resolutions and taking steps to add new routines to better our lives and to make a […]

  • Lemon Meringue Pie

    Happy to report that our holiday pies were a huge success with not one bite left in a few days. Apple pie is always my favorite but I must say this new Lemon Meringue recipe came in a close second. I have promised myself to NEVER to use the box pie filling again as there […]

  • Pies, pies and more pies

    This morning I woke up with plenty of energy and in the Christmas spirit. Its been a hard year for so many and I find myself working constantly on keeping positive and looking for the blessings! Today my blessings came through memories of my Mom as I was making our holiday pie shells. As I […]

  • 10 tips in choosing the perfect paint colors for your property

    Paint that inspires the feeling you want to evoke Choosing the right paint colors has the power to transform your property! Whether you have a modern chic inn, historical B&B architecture, minimalism or our favorite ’boutiquey style” -we have some easy tips for you to follow. We have painted dozens of rooms in our tenure […]

  • Family traditions move to the mountains!

    Today we had a pretty fabulous day- our new metal roof was completed, the painters start tomorrow AND I made a batch of our treasured Molasses Cookie to share with the roofing crew and a neighbors. It’s the first batch made since selling the inn.

  • Bathroom Remodeling Tips

    Inn keeping consultants have the answers for all your bathroom upgrades Byron and I were laughing the other day when we realized we have remodeled over a dozen bathrooms in our tenure of being inn keepers at Brewster by the Sea and the Captain Freeman Inn. We started out with small remodels that cost under […]

  • Should InnKeepers go on Diets?

    Should InnKeepers go on Diets?

    OK- let’s talk honestly about retirement- which we just did after 17 years of inn keeping! Byron and I are having a blast in North Carolina renovating our home and meeting really sweet retired neighbors. Funny how we chose a neighborhood that is mostly retired, relaxed and really friendly folks. Even during the epidemic we […]

  • Decorating your Inn during Covid

    Decorating homes and inns has been my passion for the past 30 years. I love that something so simple as changing a paint color and updating fabrics can transform an entire room. These past six months I have had the pleasure of decorating and remodeling our retirement home that is located in the mountains of […]

  • A Far away Destination Close By

    Keeping your Bed and Breakfast and Inn marketing local has never been more important in these challenging Covid times. As many innkeepers are tightening their belts and cutting back expenses to offset the reduction in room revenue now is NOT the time to cut back your marketing budget.