Month: April 2009

Social Media and Innkeeping? Absolutely!

Facebook…Twitter…Youtube…Myspace…you’ve seen them or heard about them all. They were primarily used for personal networking, but not today. Professions of all sorts have jumped on the social media bandwagon, and it’s important that innkeepers jump on, too. If you’re an innkeeper, you know how often guests want to hear your “story” of how you came …

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What’s for dinner? Lobster is calling…

Just came back from Beal’s Lobster Pier…paid $6.17/lb for 1 1/2 pound lobsters…not bad, considering Filet Mignon is $16/lb, Strip steaks around $12/lb, Salmon usually $10/lb, and just plain chicken up to $5/lb…you get my point…We only bought four (well, quite often we’ll buy eight so we have leftovers for lobster bisque, lobster rolls, Lobster …

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I visited a few of my listings yesterday…

It was a beautiful day to take a ride down the coast (with the top down, of course) to visit a couple of my listings and take new exterior photos (sans snow). As I passed through each town along Route 1, signs of the summer season were everywhere! Red’s Eats in Wiscasset was even open! …

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Bad Maine Weather?…let’s set things straight!

summer in Southwest Harbor…looking toward Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park…seasmoke in November…fog in April… As a former innkeeper, one of the comments we heard absolutely constantly, without fail, was “how do you deal with the weather, particularly the winter?” And our natural reaction was this “well, we don’t often have to deal with hurricanes …

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Fabulous weekly rental in Bass Harbor, Maine

The season is upon us and I’m soon going to list a wonderful home in Bass Harbor for weekly summer rentals. This spacious 4 bedroom, 2 car garage home has a living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and a wonderful enclosed cedar porch. The home is just up the street from the small working harbor …

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