Seminars & Workshops

 Bed and Breakfast Seminars & Workshops

A Better Way to Learn Innkeeping™ is a step-by-step process ensuring the dreams of an aspiring innkeeper are synchronized with the personal, financial, operational, and marketing realities of owning and operating a successful inn.

If you are serious about investigating your dream, it is imperative to go into the business with your eyes open to those decisions that are important for a successful inn and a fulfilling personal experience.

Your seminar provides a comprehensive overview of Innkeeping from Amenities to Zoning. We have several courses to meet your needs. Examples of the many essential topics we will cover are:

  • Innkeeping Basics – industry statistics, trends, and background
  • Building the Profile of the Inn that meets YOUR goals and needs
  • The Due Diligence Process- to fully debunk the “Buyer Beware” caution
  • Now that you have the profile defined, how you can find THAT inn
  • Financing an Inn purchase-an important step in the discovery process
  • Understanding the real VALUE of an Inn- (to NOT pay more than it is worth)
  • Developing your Business Plan-for financing and as your guiding star in the future
  • An Inn’s Marketing Plan is much more than a website or a brochure!
  • What does the Day to Day routine of an innkeeper look like?

Make a Getaway Weekend Out of It!
When attending one of our workshops or seminars, we encourage you to spend the weekend and explore the area!  Let us know if you would like to spend some time together discussing your plans.

Bed and Breakfast Seminar and Workshop Schedule

Choose a bed and breakfast seminar or bed and breakfast workshop from the schedule below to learn the essentials of how to start a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel. Prepare for the business of innkeeping – attend one of our bed and breakfast courses!

November 17, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Comfort Suites Downtown – Carlisle, PA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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January 12, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop 
– Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites – Portsmouth, NH
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 (couple) Leaders: Wolf & Wolf

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January 26, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop 
– Lake Buena Vista Hampton Inn – Orlando, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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February 2, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop 
– St. Francis Inn – St. Augustine, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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February 23, 2019
Comprehensive Bed and Breakfast Workshop 
– Lambertville House, – Lambertville, NJ
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single Leaders: Scherman, Wolf & Wolf

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April 5 – 7, 2019
Weekend Bed and Breakfast Seminar
 –  Inn at English Meadows – Kennebunk, ME
4:00 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday Fee: $495 couple, $375 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

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April 6, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop 
– Hampton BWI– Baltimore, MD
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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April 27, 2019
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Beekman Arms – Rhinebeck, NY
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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April 11 – 14, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
2 spaces left
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
, – Mills River, NC
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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May 18, 2019
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
 Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks – Valley Forge, PA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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May 18-19, 2019
Comprehensive Bed and Breakfast Workshop 
– Inn at Weathersfield – Perkinsville, VT
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$175 couple, $125 single Leaders: Wolf & Wolf

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June 1, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop 
– The Inn at Turkey Hill– Bloomsburg, PA
Focus on Food & Beverage Service
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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June 6 – 9, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
– limited to 4 enrollees 
Montford Inn
, – Norman, OK
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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July 18 – 21, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
– limited to 4 enrollees 
Montford Inn
, – Norman, OK
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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 Fee Schedule and Details:

The fee for One Day Comprehensive Workshops is $175 for two people or $125 for a single attendee. Workbooks, lunch and a personal follow-up consultation are included. Instruction begins at 8:30 am for a busy and full day, finishing up at about 5 pm.

The fee for One Day Intensive Workshops is $250 for two people or $199 for a single attendee. Limited to a maximum of 8 participants. Workbooks, lunch and a personal follow-up consultation are included. Instruction begins at 8:30 am, finishing up at about 5 pm.

The fee for Weekend Seminars is $495 for two people or $375 for a single attendee. Workbooks, meals, breaks, wine and cheese reception, and a personal follow-up consultation are included. Lodging (which includes breakfasts) to be booked separately with the Inn.

Upon confirmation of your seminar registration we will provide you with information to make your lodging reservations.

  • Full Deposit is due at time of Registration
  • Need to cancel?  Your full deposit will be returned if cancelled prior to 30 days before session.  The deposit is non-refundable if canceled within 30 days of session, but you will be credited for a registration at a future workshop.
  • A confirmation packet will be mailed to you with preliminary information and worksheets.

“The B&B Team’s seminar was not our first seminar we took to help us make up our minds on all the important decisions on whether or not to buy an inn but was by far the best! Scott Bushnell was a great instructor and well prepared for an educational weekend jam packed with quality information one needs to know before making this life changing decision. If you only take one class, make it The Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar by The B&B Team.”

– Pat & Kris, Rhode Island