Inns and Innkeepers

A Hospitality Lesson for Me…from a Hot Air Balloon!

I have to begin by explaining that Marilyn and I are in Tuscany, the beautiful region of Italy known for its wine and olive oils…and, as we discovered today, its hospitality. Preparing for Takeoff We took a hot air balloon ride over the countryside this morning with Idea Balloon, a company owned by Stefano Travaglia …

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Applause to Bill & Lynne-New Innkeepers that followed the process!

On Thursday, March 28, Bill and Lynne Keiper became the new owners of the Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps, a 5 guest room B&B in the popular Finger Lakes region of New York.  The former innkeepers, Jack and Donna Delehanty, plan to retire to the Pacific Northwest and pursue their passions for biking and …

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“What’s That (spicy) Smell?”

Stop by the Bushnell & Bushnell Services booth at the Mid-Atlantic Innkeepers Trade Show & Conference (just two weeks away!) and test your sniffer!  Scott and Marilyn, former executives with McCormick & Co., the world’s largest spice and extract manufacturer and retailer, will have some samples for a blind “smell” test…(anybody can do a taste test!). …

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Maryland, Class of 2013…Guinea Pigs for The B&B Team!

The B&B Team®, Bushnell & Bushnell Services, tried something new this past Saturday as 18 Aspiring Innkeepers tested the new one-day format that The B&B Team® has added to their seminar and workshop schedule for 2013.  This workshop was conducted by Scott & Marilyn Bushnell and Eliot Dalton and held in the conference room of …

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Buying or Starting a B&B? A New Opportunity for Aspiring Innkeepers!

The B&B Team® is trying something NEW in 2013! Starting in January, our Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar opportunities will also include several 1-day Workshops! These Workshops will cover all the pertinent information necessary for decision-making if you have always dreamed of inn ownership, but want more information to help you decide, including: How much investment will …

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Does Your Hot Water “Make you Smile”?

On a recent drive past Dee Fegen’s and Chuck DeMarco’s farmette near Carlisle, PA, there was something different in the side yard next to the barn.  A newly-installed field of solar panels beside the Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast attracted my attention and I needed to take photos and learn more.  EarthNet Energy had approached Dee and Chuck …

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Chinese Checkers, Starbucks and B & B’s: a winning strategy

I like to play Chinese Checkers with my 6 year old grandson, Brody.  That’s the game where you move your marbles across the board and try to be the first one to get them into the spaces on the other side.  You can move a marble one hole at a time, or, you can set …

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