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Monday, January 21, 2008

Now that I am an innkeeper, what do I do?

So, you have decided to become an innkeeper and purchased the perfect place...now the trick is to keep your sanity while working your dream job.

When we first took over the Albert Shafsky House B&B in Placerville, which had been a dream, we worked 18 hour days for several weeks.  It was grueling, it was hard and it was stupid...I am sure we were not nearly as prepared for guests as we should have been, since we were exhausted.  There was so much to do...

There is still much to do all these years later, but we have learned how to take care of guests and ourselves.  Treat yourself...take a day off now and then....leave the inn to an innsitter (a good one) and take a vacation...or a long weekend...if you are not rested, how will you possibly take care of your guests?

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