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!

October 19th, 2019
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
 Griswold Inn – Essex, CT
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton

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November 11th, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop – PABBI Conference
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday
Fee: $180 couple, $130 single
Leaders: Bushnell & Dalton

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November 16th, 2019
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

Register Here


January 11th, 2020
One Day Comprehensive Workshop
 – Portsmouth, NH
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Wolf & Wolf


February 1st, 2020
Comprehensive Innkeeping Workshop
St. Francis Inn – St. Augustine, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Dalton & Bushnell


February 8th, 2020
Comprehensive Innkeeping Workshop
Lake Buena Vista Hampton Inn – Orlando, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Dalton & Bushnell


February 8th, 2020
One Day Comprehensive Workshop

Lambertville House – Lambertville, NJ
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


March 14th, 2020
Comprehensive Innkeeping Workshop
Hampton Inn Airport West – Atlanta, GA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Dalton & Bushnell


March 26th – 29th, 2020
Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop
Mills River, NC – limited to 4 people
2 pm Thursday to 1:00 pm Sunday
Fee: $1395 couple, $900 single
Leader: Linda Hayes


April 4th, 2020
Comprehensive Innkeeping Workshop
Hampton Inn Columbia – Baltimore, MD
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Dalton & Bushnell


April 3rd – 5th, 2020
Weekend Seminar

Inn at English Meadows – Kennebunkport, ME
4:00 pm Friday to 2:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $495 couple, $375 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


April 23rd – 26th, 2020
Future Innkeeper Hands-On Workshop
Mills River, NC – limited to 4 people
2 pm Thursday to 1:00 pm Sunday
Fee: $1395 couple, $900 single
Leader: Linda Hayes


April 25th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Beekman Arms – Rhinebeck New York
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton


May 15th – 16th, 2020
Comprehensive Workshop & Wine Tasting

Inn at Weathersfield – Perkinsville, VT
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Wolf & Wolf


May 16th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks – Valley Forge, PA
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton


June 5th – 7th, 2020
Weekend Seminar

Albemarle Inn – Asheville, NC
4:00 pm Friday to 2:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $495 couple, $375 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


July 11th, 2020
One Day Comprehensive Workshop

Best Western Plus – Portsmouth, NH
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Wolf & Wolf


August 7th – 9th, 2020
Weekend Seminar

Iris Inn – Waynesboro, VA
4:00 pm Friday to 2:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $495 couple, $375 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


August 15th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Mendenhall Inn – Chadd’s Ford, PA
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton


August 21st – 23rd, 2020
Weekend Seminar

Inn on Lake Granbury – Granbury, TX
4:00 pm Friday to 2:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $495 couple, $375 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


September 12th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Griswold Inn – Essex, Connecticut
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton


September 19th – 20th, 2020
One and One-half Day Comprehensive Workshop

Hilton Garden Inn – Denver, CO
8:30 am Saturday to 12:00 noon Sunday
Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

September 26th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Idlwilde Inn – Watkins Glen, NY
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton


November 6th – 8th, 2020
Weekend Seminar

Kennebunkport, ME
4:00 pm Friday to 2:30 pm Saturday
Fee: $495 couple, $375 single
Leaders: Wolf & Scherman


November 14th, 2020
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™ 
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Comfort Suites Downtown – Carlisle, PA
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday
Fee:$250 couple, $199 single
Leader: Eliot Dalton



 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