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Thursday, January 25, 2007

InnSide Innkeeping at our Placerville bed and Breakfast

Well, we are finally off to the California bed and breakfast conference in Irvine to spend time actually planning and thinking about what it is we do as innkeepers here at our Placerville B&B. I will certainly post some tip and tricks we pick up while at the events/seminars upon our return.

In our absence, we will have one of our trusty innsitters minding the inn and taking care of our bed and breakfast guests. We know he will be great! He always gets rave reviews on his cooking.

Speaking of which...a good innsitter is an important part of running a bed and breakfast. With the average life cycle of an innkeeper at about 7 years due to burnout, it is crucial to remember to getaway yourself once in a while and that means either shutting the bed and breakfast or finding someone to take your place while you get pampered yourself!

So, you want to be an innkeeper? Know an innsitter too!

1 comment:

Loving Annie said...

I absolutely LOVE staying at wonderful bed an breakfast inns and small luxury hotels !

One of my favorites is The Old Monterey Innin Montery, CA., near Carmel and Pebble Beach.

And also Les Mars Hotel in Healdsburg near Napa.

I am planning on staying at the Poetry Inn in Napa in April, and Chateau du Sureau near Yosemite/Oakhurts in May, so I will have new experiences to enjoy there !

There is a definite art to having a beautifully maintained, upscale property with a luxurious range of amenities, (including complimentary afternoon tea and freshly baked cookies, high thread count bedding, turn down service and Le Belge chocolates, for example) excellent service and yummy meals !

I usually use Select Registry, Relais and Chateaux, and Trip Advisor to help me sort things out !

I can't fathom the amount of work that goes into creating such a pampering, delihtful experience, but I am certainly glad of the people who provide it !

Will be back to check out your site again and read more, from a customer/inn visitor perspective !