aspiring innkeepers

Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop Schedule, Maine 2020

Introducing our 2020 Schedule for Maine Aspiring Innkeepers Buying or selling an inn can be a relatively long process. We don’t just take part in a quick transaction, we establish relationships. The sale is not our goal. Your success is our goal. And our relationship doesn’t end at the closing table. We are fully immersed …

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New Innkeeper Workshops for Maine Aspiring and Current Innkeepers

The Maine Inn Team is pleased to launch our Innkeeper Workshops with two offerings to choose from: Two Day Weekend Workshop for Prospective Innkeepers; or One Day In-Depth Workshop for Future Sellers. As former innkeepers, one of the most often asked questions from guests is: “I have always considered owning a bed and breakfast. How did you …

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Mount Snow Vermont – PAII Regional New England Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show

We just returned from the New England PAII conference held at Mount Snow outside of Brattleboro, VT. This was my second PAII conference (my first was the annual held in Vegas, January 2013) and second time as a workshop presenter. We’re headed to Charleston, SC in January for the annual conference which should be a …

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My Art of Breakfast cookbook is available for pre-order on Amazon!

Some of you might have followed my cookbook writing journey over the past 5 months, but for those of you who have not, an editor from Down East Magazine came to a workshop called “the Art of Breakfast” I was holding for the Maine Innkeeping Academy last spring at the Danforth Inn. It was really …

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A Staycation for Aspiring Maine Innkeepers…

An interesting concept – a Staycation… I read an article in Down East Magazine recently about a Staycation – but in that regard it was more about staying around your home base for vacations and how many Mainers are doing just that. But I know of some innkeepers who are entertaining guests out of the …

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Pet Friendly Lodging…creating a niche…

How I arrived at this blog post: We had breakfast this morning at Cafe 2/Eat-a-Pita in Southwest Harbor. I love this casual cafe and have ever since we moved here. But being innkeepers, we were never able to go for breakfast (they closed at the end of October when we did) so I was excited …

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I’m often asked “what’s happening in the bed and breakfast real estate market?”

I’ve received numerous inquiries of my listings under the $800,000 price point over the past two months. The lodging industry isn’t necessarily in sync with the rest of the real estate market. There are many factors to look at when determining why a property might have a great deal of interest or just very little: …

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PAII article for aspiring innkeepers “Buying your First B&B…” by Dana Moos…

The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty has long been a member of PAII and I was proud to contribute to their monthly innkeeping newsletter. If you’re an aspiring innkeeper, you should give serious consideration to joining the organization. They’re a wealth of information and a great platform to start networking, even before you buy.This was …

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