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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

“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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

A Recipe Most B&B’s Won’t Use!

As the “friendly” inspector for the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association, I have the good fortune of visiting the member inns in the state to conduct the inspections required for membership.  The MBBA uses a third-party service for this purpose. … Continue reading