Month: July 2009

Inn on the Harbor, Stonington, Maine…

This is the quaint fishing village of Stonington, Maine.And this is Inn on the Harbor, an incredible 13 room waterfront inn which exudes luxury in a very unpretentious form. I went to take photos at precisely 4:36 pm (high tide) yesterday since the water rises up beneath the large deck. With a pier foundation, every …

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ASPIRING INNKEEPER – BUYER INCENTIVE…

You’ve found inn of your dreams. You’ve got a lot on your plate, and not all buyers have the camera equipment necessary for high quality photos. Once you’ve settled on your property and made changes to reflect your personal style, you’ll need new photographs for your website, for print advertising, to show your friends, or …

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Hosting Weddings at Your Inn…

The Big Day. Intimate. Beautiful. Special. Certain inns lend themselves beautifully to hosting this memorable event for both the wedding party and guests alike, large or small. For some aspiring innkeepers, this would not only be a way to provide the ultimate in personalized services, but a fantastic additional revenue stream. Each of the inns …

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Chicken with Roasted Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

What does this have to do with selling inns in Maine? NOTHING! But since I no longer own an inn and therefore don’t make the beautiful elaborate breakfasts I used to, I fulfill my passion for cooking by making dinner and sometimes blogging the recipes. So here is: Chicken with Roasted Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce …

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Giving credit to an Innkeeper, Business Owner and Marketing Genius

This has got to be one of the most creative ways for the non-people person to own a small inn or boutique hotel .Kudos to the owners of Durango Colorado’s Nobody’s Inn: “This is What We Offer: The homeyness and comfort of having your own apartment; privacy; and convenience to everything in downtown Durango. Guests …

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Social Media Conference…Twitter in a Nutshell Volume 1

You hear it on all the news channels, “follow us on Twitter”…it’s as common to have your Twitter “handle” on your business card as your email address. If you’re a business professional and have a need to market a product or service, if you aren’t on the Twitter bandwagon, you should get on it as …

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Aspiring Innkeeper BOOTCAMP!

We’ve just announced our new Fall Foliage Get INNspired Innkeeping “Bootcamp” to be held at the newly renovated Danforth Inn, Portland, Maine October 4-6. A gorgeous time of year to explore what Maine has to offer while contemplating where to buy the inn of your dreams…watch the video and see what The Best of Portland …

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Travel + Leisure and Mount Desert Island…

Travel + Leisure has just announced Mount Desert Island as one of the top ten islands in the world. “Spruce-strewn Mount Desert Island accounts for 35,000 of the 47,000 acres of Acadia National Park, which teems with visitors during the summer months. In September, while the island’s trees explode with color, tourism drops considerably, and …

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Another question I’m asked – “Do you miss innkeeping?”

The answer in general? Yes, a little! Being an innkeeper for a creative, generous type like myself is immensely gratifying. Being able to provide for, and share with your guests is a great thing. On a daily basis you are helping to make your guests vacations as memorable and as relaxing as you can. The …

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Why are so many inns on the market?

This is a question that I understandably hear on a regular basis. And for the most part, it’s a cyclical coincidence, nothing more. Many ask “is it burnout?” And the answer (for most of my listings) is simply “no”. There are so many reasons why a property may be on the market, and it’s not …

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