Gulf County is a Hidden Gem

January 25th, 2016

Uncrowded, Unspoiled, Untouched is the motto of Gulf County. A wonderful weekend.  Visit and stay —Florida-Inns

Do You Like Antiquing?

January 15th, 2016

If you like antiquing then you must check out Arcadia, FL– http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/florida/visit-this-tiny-town-fl/

And plan to stay at Florida-Inns member The Oak Park Inn- http://www.florida-inns.com/listings/oakparkinn-arcadia-florida.html

Nights of Lights a quick getaway!

January 8th, 2016

Looking for a quick getaway? Nights of Lights runs until the end of January Click Here

Be sure and stay at a Florida Inn while in town St Augustine Inns

ASPIRING INNKEEPERS WORKSHOP JANUARY 29 – 31, 2016

November 30th, 2015

PattieTalkingAspiringSponsored by the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

WHEN:  Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31, 2016

WHERE:  Victorian House Bed and Breakfast, St. Augustine, Fl

Register Here for January 29 – 31, 2016

Unlike any other Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop.  An all inclusive weekend full of knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, Marketing your Inn, Evaluating how your Inn is doing, and understanding Exit Strategies, plus every day Operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Professional Speaker, Pattie Detwiler of BedandBreakfastConsultantService.com and Seasoned Bed and Breakfast Owners will walk you through the process.  This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest in a luxury Bed and Breakfast Property.  Two Night Accommodations are in addition to the registration fee & you can reserve your room after registration by contacting the Victorian House directly.  Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place. It’s good to understand the hospitality industry. New Innkeepers are invited to attend as well.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior to the Aspiring Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin.  561.223.3201

What participants at the July 2015 Aspiring Workshop had to say:
100% said they would recommend this Workshop to others!
When asked the most valuable topic presented:  Valuation & Financing;  Regulations & Operational Tips; Vendors and Staffing.
When asked the least valuable topic:  100% said there was no topic they deemed least valuable.

Holiday Gift Certificates

November 10th, 2015

dolphinJump2Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is next and just around the corner is the Christmas Holidays.  It’s not too early to think about Florida Inn Gift Certificates.  Plan ahead so that you can offer a wonderful gift for your special loved ones.  I’m sure Mom and Dad, or Grandma and Grandpa would enjoy a stay at any of the Florida Inns.  Even your Son and Daughter in law would appreciate a few days away from the kids.  It’s easy and delivered to your door.  Your friends and family will love your gift this year. Florida Inns Gift Certificates.  Order here

Florida Inns Association Announces Hotel & Guest House Collection

October 21st, 2015

dolphinJump2The Florida Inns is thrilled to announce the expansion and ability for the traveling public to find quality Florida lodging properties, in addition to Bed and Breakfast and Boutique Inns, with the Florida Hotel Collection and Florida Inns Guest Houses Collection.

Check back soon to see the beautiful independent hotels and guest houses that the Florida Inns will be adding to the website.

Advocate for Bed and Breakfast Inns

August 18th, 2015

Royal Palm woman serves as Advocate for Bed and Breakfast Inns

Florida Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop

July 23rd, 2015

Aspiring Workshop Session Casual DiscussionPD Chair

What participants at the July 2015 Aspiring Workshop had to say:
100% said they would recommend this Workshop to other!
When asked the most valuable topic presented:  Valuation & Financing;  Regulations & Operational Tips; Vendors and Staffing.
When asked the least valuable topic:  100% said there was no topic they deemed least valuable.

 

Look for the next Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop sponsored by the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns and Presented by Bed and Breakfast Consultant and Realtor, Pattie Detwiler coming in January 2016 in St. Augustine, Florida hosted by the Victorian House Bed and Breakfast.

Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop July 2015

May 29th, 2015
Pattie Detwiler Talking to Aspiring Innkeeper at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Conference

Pattie Detwiler Talking to Aspiring Innkeeper at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Conference

As many of you know, I was an innkeeper for 12 years and enjoyed every minutes of it. I can’t tell you how many times guest would visit and say they always wanted a Bed and Breakfast or when I retire I want to buy a B & B?  I’ve heard countless innkeepers from all over say that their guests express the same sentiment. The majority of innkeepers are great people who love to serve and truly enjoy what they do everyday.

When I visit a new B & B I really like the décor of, I usually reflect on how much fun that must have been to create something new and fun that other people would enjoy. I ask aspiring innkeepers all the time to make sure they want to be innkeepers and not just decorators, even though both are lots of fun.

If you are interested in becoming an innkeeper and learning more from the professionals, the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns and Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is sponsoring an Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 17 – 19, 2015. You’ll be staying at a luxury Bed and Breakfast and all accommodations and meals are included. Read More

Father’s Day 2015 Gift Certificate

May 19th, 2015
Dan Shaw with his airplane.

Dan Shaw with his airplane.

What to do for Father’s Day? It’s not too soon to think about what you are going to give your Father for Father’s Day. In this day and age, I think it’s safe to say that giving a tie is too traditional and we should step up our game and become creative. What does your Dad like to do? What are some of his hobbies? Would a family trip together be a great way to spend quality time? Who doesn’t love to come to the sunshine State? Florida has just about anything a Dad could want to do from fishing, boating, relaxing and drinking tropical juices to a nice cold beer. Think about what would be fun and present a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn Gift Certificate for a great gift on Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2015.

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