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Monday, December 18, 2006

Good to know if you aspire to innkeeping...

It is a dream job...most days! But you should get into innkeeping and running a bed and breakfast with your eyes open or be prepared for a possibly rude awakening....now I have all the dreaming out of my system :)

Read, read and read some more....

Visit www.amazon.com for some books on innkeeping, aspiring innkeeping and running a bed and breakfast. And ask us questions...we are happy to share our experiences owning and operating an inn.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ask the Innkeeper

Don't forget, we would love to answer any questions about being innkeepers and what our day-to-day life is like. Life as an innkeeper is never dull and the pros outweight the cons.

Albert Shafsky House B&B to participate in Professional California B&B Industry Conference

Albert Shafsky House B&B to participate in Professional California B&B Industry Conference
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Intensive Seminars Focus on Hospitality Trends, Better Business Practices

Placerville, CA - Dec 15, 2006 Innkeepers Rita Timewell and Stephanie Carlson of the Albert Shafsky House B&B will attend the California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns (CABBI) annual InnSpire professional development conference January 28 – 30 in Orange County. This year marks the 4th year that the Albert Shafsky House B&B has participated in the conference tailored specifically to California B&B owners and operators. During the three-day conference, Rita and Stephanie will attend seminars and workshops designed to help innkeepers run an efficient business and provide guests with exceptional B&B accommodations and service. Each session is led by hospitality and lodging industry experts.
CABBI is the only statewide professional association of certified B&Bs. CABBI has been organizing the annual InnSpire conference for 15 years. In addition to the general sessions designed for seasoned veterans, InnSpire also includes a two-day seminar for people who are new to the B&B industry or considering opening their own inn. Innkeeping as a Profession features a full itinerary of workshops that delve into the basics of buying, owning, and operating a successful B&B in California. InnSpire registration is open to anyone interested in learning more about the B&B industry and fine tuning their business skills. For more information on CABBI, InnSpire 2007, or Innkeeping as a Profession, visit www.cabbi.com.
More about the Albert Shafsky HouseThe 1902 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in the Placerville Historic District provides a wonderful taste of rich heritage, both inside and out. They are a romantic, comfortable bed and breakfast in El Dorado County, just an hour from Lake Tahoe or Sacramento, California.
Our 1902 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in the Placerville Historic District provides a wonderful taste of rich heritage, both inside and out. We are a romantic, comfortable bed and breakfast in El Dorado County, just an hour from Lake Tahoe or Sacramento, California. Inside the Placerville bed and breakfast they offer three deluxe guest rooms, each with its own theme and private bath, wine & cheese upon arrival, and a hearty breakfast each morning. To make the most of your bed and breakfast experience they have many fine amenities: Cypress Robes, Deneen pottery mugs, Gilcrest & Soames soaps and lotions. They also offer high-speed wireless connection from all of the rooms in the bed and breakfast so you can stay in touch, during work or play while you visit Placerville.
Venturing out, you can stroll to shops and restaurants on Historic Main Street, enjoy a visit to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park - where gold was discovered in California, Apple Hill, and local wineries, or take a day trip to Lake Tahoe. With our bed and breakfast so close to Sacramento or South Lake Tahoe, they offer a great base to explore El Dorado County.
Learn more...About Shafsky House B&B
Located at 2942 Coloma St in Placerville, CA 530-642-2776 Open as an inn for ten years, Rita and Stephanie have been the owners since 2002
Website: http://www.shafsky.com