Bed & Breakfast Workshop

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Want to Operate a B&B?  Experience the Possibilities!

NABB Fall Conference

October 17 & 18, 2011

Location:  Prairie Creek Inn B&B, Walton, NE

Monday, October 17

8:00 – 1:00     Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop  Join us to learn the ABC’s of Innkeeping.

 

Want to Operate a B&B?  Experience the Possibilities!

By

Harriet Gould

 Innkeeper, Pine Crest Farms B&B, Valparaiso, NE

President, Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast

Have you ever dreamed about running your own business right out of your home?  Do you have extra bedrooms in your home that guests would enjoy?  Do you enjoy entertaining and being a hostess?  Do you like to cook?  If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then perhaps you ought to consider operating a bed and breakfast, an in-home business opportunity that can provide additional income in these tough economic times.

To help you investigate these questions and more, the Nebraska Association of Bed and Breakfast (NABB) is hosting a workshop on Monday, October 17, 2011.  The Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop (AIW) will be held just east of Lincoln, NE, in rural Walton at the Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Veteran innkeepers, all members of NABB, will host this workshop.  They bring a variety of innkeeping experiences to this workshop and provide you with important knowledge about running a B&B in Nebraska.

Some B&B’s are located in cities while others are in very rural settings.  Amenities vary widely from inn to inn too.  Lincoln’s Atwood House is a stately Georgian colonial that has Jacuzzi tubs and luxurious bathrooms while Whispering Pines has an outdoor hot tub and Pine Crest Farms has a spacious outdoor swimming pool.  Burchell’s White Hill Farmhouse Inn in Minden has a restaurant on the property as well as a gift shop.  Traditions B&B in Columbus has an award-winning restaurant attached to the B&B while The Hanlon House in Scottsbluff hosts many cultural events at the B&B.  KrazyWoman Orchard B&B in Scribner is an updated 1900s era farmhouse surrounded by pine, hazelnut, pecan trees and country views. Other inns have none of these amenities but offer the traveler a quiet night’s rest in a unique setting.  There are many, many options available when you begin to think about creating your B&B.  Check out the NABB website to explore the many approved and inspected inns that are members of the state’s B&B association, offering a quality standard for the B&B industry.

Consider attending the Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop on October 17 at Prairie Creek Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Attendees must register in advance for this workshop, and you’re encouraged to book a night at the B&B prior to the workshop.  Complete details about this workshop and the NABB Fall Conference are located on the NABB website : http://www.nebraskabb.com