INNKEEPING AS A CAREER

Inn Website of the Month

Website Of The Month – the Chandler   Boutique Inn Shows Powerful But Subtle Booking Path The rates here at the 20-room Chanler are $695 – $1125 – so you know they had a big budget for their website. Why not check out the features you can use on your own website. It’s good design […]

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Long-Scrolling Bed & Breakfast Websites Convert Visitors to Guests Fast

Long Scrolling Home Pages Get the Visitor Fully Engaged LONG SCROLLING PAGES ARE A THING It’s a New Trend Why? Because it makes mobile searching and booking Faster & Easier. The long-scrolling home page with 9 Book Now buttons  The super long-scrolling Experience Page with 33 Book Now Buttons Long scrolling Home Page for Bed & Breakfast […]

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How to Make Your Bed & Breakfast Website Shine and 3 Tips to Build Your Website Easier & Quicker

Website of the Week Santa Barbara’s Upham Hotel You’ve got to see this Website. Upham Hotel has been on the bed and breakfast scene at least 30 years and has quietly grown into more and more refined property. The HOME PAGE IS SHINY Santa Barbara has always been a high demand getaway and Upham is keeping up to […]

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5 Mistakes Killing Your Bed & Breakfast Website

5 Mistakes Killing Your Website Installing Plugins – Plugins are something that should be carefully considered. The more plugins, the slower your website will load. Analyze them prior to installation AND remove any unnecessary plugins. Not Backing Up – It is critical to backup a site otherwise you risk losing everything! Crashes, security breaches and hackers! Backup […]

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Insurance for B&B Inns, Is Expedia Still Providing False Information about Your Inn?, Lawsuits, Brie & Potato Strata

What We Heard From Innkeepers Insurance for Bed & Breakfast Inns Many innkeepers responded to fellow innkeepers having their insurance canceled by Farmers Insurance. We chose a few to include here. A couple of agents contacted us directly. Hospitality Insurance Agency: – Here’s the insurance agent I use.  Damian Petty – Agent/Broker: Leavitt Recreation and Hospitality Insurance Agency www.LRHInsurance.com, CA License […]

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Attract More Bed & Breakfast Guests With Flexible Check Out

Airbnb Hosting – In the End I Hated it.. Having to buy a Star Wars-type breathing apparatus before emptying your bathroom bins – and still gagging; giving thanks for guests who expertly tend your garden and leave every room spotless: such experiences typify two practical extremes of being an Airbnb host Becoming so antagonistic towards […]

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Power of Page Speed for Your Bed & Breakfast Website, Airbnb Host Gets $123,000 Fine, The Number 1 Thing for New Inns, Make Ahead Cheese Dollars

The 3 Most Important Jobs for New Innkeepers Photography is Job #1 “First get a few killer shots to boost your business” even before you finish any renovations. This according to former innkeepers who took their inn from 20% occupancy to 70% in 5 years. (Jumping Rocks) Job #2 Reinvest the revenue generated from the photography […]

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4 Brand New Bed & Breakfast Websites Are Making a Big Difference

1709 Delaware Inn Sports Fun & Historic Vibes That Really Pop Note the 4 Inn Websites featured in this blog – all are very different and unique. Note The Lily Inn featured above. The slider reinforces the inn’s name – there’s no confusion as to where you are. The words The Lily Inn is repeated on each slider photo. The […]

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When TripAdvisor Claims You Are Full (and you’re not), Wisconsin Inn Amps Up Book Direct, Home Made Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

TripAdvisor Writes to Innkeeper Mr. Smith One of our members shared this communication he received from TripAdvisor – We’ve given both parties an alias. Jul 4, 2019 help@tripadvisorsupport.com Hello Mr. Smith, My name is M one of the Supervisors here in Customer Service Department. We are sending you this email as a follow up of your […]

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Launched on Friday, ADK Trail Inn Celebrates Their Saturday Morning Reservations

Book Direct Success With New Website We just launched ADK Trail Inn’s new website on Friday and the next morning Innkeeper Amy surprised us with a screenshot she had taken of the 4 reservations that came in on Saturday morning:   Conversation Between Our Team and the Innkeeper The Morning After Diane: “Amy, I hope this (your […]

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