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.

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates 2015

April 2nd, 2015

IMG_1561Surprise your Mom on Mother’s Day with a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn Gift Certificate. It’s a perfect Gift for your Mom that can be used any time during the year. Moms do so much for us and we forget she likes time away to regroup, rethink and regenerate. Show her how much you care by giving her a Gift Certificate from the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns. Who doesn’t want to stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Florida? She’ll have fun, fun, fun!   Show your mother how much you appreciate her by going out of your way for her now. Florida is always a nice getaway.

Palmer House Bed and Breakfast Lithia Florida

March 23rd, 2015

Palmer House Bed and BreakfastFront Door Palmer HouseGazebo 2Guest Room 2 with wolf

 

 

 

 

 

When I recently visited the Palmer House in Lithia, Florida, it reminded me of the country days I experienced when my children were going up. Sometimes when you walk into a Bed and Breakfast you experience a feeling of, I’m so glad I came. I was fortunate to stay at the lovely Palmer House and received a warm welcome from the owners, Gail and Bob Palmer.  Every little detail of the Bed and Breakfast was well thought out. The color of the front door and the wreath that hung there was so inviting.   I was charmed by all the décor and the spaciousness of the guest rooms. Palmer House sits on 8 acres of land housing a beautiful gazebo for the Weddings that take place there, along with the screened outdoor pool, the enticing hot tub and the beautiful oak trees that give you a feeling of peace. You will see cows grazing in the pasture. I breathed in the fragrance of the blooming orange blossoms and smiled at the lovely flowers blooming as I walked around the yard.

Even though you feel you are in the country, civilization is just around the corner. Palmer House backs up to the amazing community of Fish Hawk Trails off of Lithia Pinecrest Road and the nearby restaurants are plentiful. Also, very nearby is horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking and all the pleasures of the country. What a wonderful place to spend the dog days of summer.

Lithia is located in Hillsborough County near Tampa with lots of shopping nearby. Disney, Adventure Island and the beaches are all within an hours drive or less.

Monticello Home and Heritage Tour March 14 2015

March 2nd, 2015

JohnDenhamHouse

Monticello Home & Heritage Tour

Saturday, March 14, 2015

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The residents of Jefferson County are extremely proud of their historic heritage. Over 20 stately homes and public buildings, beautiful trees and lovely gardens paint an elegant portrait of the Old South. This is a wonderful opportunity to see an historic town and stay at the John Denham House Bed and Breakfast, an authentic elegant, historic restoration. Listed on the National Historic Register, this thirteen room 145 year old early Victorian Mansion was built by a cotton trader who shipped cotton and goods to New York and back. It has eight fireplaces, an acre of restored grounds and a cupola on top.

Monticello Florida Bed and Breakfasts Inns are located in North West Florida.  Monticello is just 23 miles east of Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee, and is fast becoming one of that city’s favorite “bedroom communities”.   Monticello is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida’s northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports.

Historically, the City of Monticello has no equal in Northern Florida. Nestled within the tree lined streets of Monticello are many antebellum homes which provide a unique look and feel to the city. During the depression of the 1930s, many of the residents of Monticello could not afford to build new homes and the houses were renovated or restored. Today, these homes offer tourists a rare glimpse of the original architectural styles, which prevailed in the south prior to the civil war.

 

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