Learn the “ins and outs” of starting or buying an inn at one of our bed and breakfast seminars or workshops. Learn how to find, evaluate and buy a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel with Eliot Dalton and others. We promise you a “Better Way to Buy an Inn™,” a step-by-step process ensuring that your vision is synchronized with the personal, financial and operational realities of buying, owning and operating a successful inn. Exploring how to run a bed and breakfast? Start your bed and breakfast education here. Learn from the experts!
“Hi Eliot, Thank you again for the truly comprehensive seminar you gave this Saturday. The course content went beyond my expectations, and the workbook and supplement information provided is invaluable, and will be referred to many times going forward. I think your teaching method was just about perfect and the pace was just right too. Thank you again and I won’t hesitate to reach out to you should I have any questions. Regards, David D.”
Essential “How to Run a Bed and Breakfast” Topics
Building the profile of your inn – make it right for you
Due diligence – know before you buy
Finding and acquiring the inn – the process
Inn financing – what you need to know
Inn valuation – is the price right?
Business planning – your road map to success in starting a bed and breakfast
“Better Way to Buy an Inn™” is Offered in Three Formats
Bed and Breakfast Seminar & Workshop Schedule
Exploring how to run a bed and breakfast? Start your bed and breakfast education here. Learn from the experts!Choose a bed and breakfast seminar or bed and breakfast workshop from the schedule below to learn the essentials of how to purchase a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel. Prepare for the business of innkeeping – attend one of our bed and breakfast courses!
Innkeeping Seminar & Workshop FAQs
Do you have questions about “Better Way To Learn Innkeeping™” Seminars for aspiring innkeepers? We have answers! If your questions aren’t answered on the Innkeeping Seminar FAQ page, please contact us. We are happy to speak to you!
- Intensive Workshops are limited to 8 participants and are highly individualized. Key aspects of starting a bed and breakfast are covered, with time spent on topics varying according to individual needs. Intensive Workshops are presented in “round table” discussion style.
- Comprehensive Workshops take place in one fast-paced day. The same thorough overview is covered as in weekend seminars but without as much time for exercises and questions. Workshops are presented to the group in lecture style.
- Weekend Seminars, offered over a weekend, at a host inn, provide a thorough overview of starting a bed and breakfast, covering many essential topics. Seminars are taught to the group in an interactive lecture style. The group enjoys meals together and there is casual time for participants and leaders to get to know each other.
- The ABC’S of Running Your Inn is a four-day hands-on program that takes place at a host inn where you will stay and experience the actual practice of innkeeping. From preparing breakfast to cleaning rooms, this fun, practical boot camp allows you to experience all the steps that keep guests returning again and again. Limited to a maximum of 4 people. For those who have taken a Better Way To Learn Innkeeping™ seminar or workshop, or who have decided to become innkeepers.