Bed and Breakfast Seminars & Workshops


How to Run a Bed and Breakfast

Learn the “ins and outs” of starting or buying an inn at one of our bed and breakfast seminars or workshops. Learn how to run a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel with Eliot Dalton and The B&B Team®. We promise you a “Better Way to Learn Innkeeping™,” a step-by-step process ensuring that your vision is synchronized with the personal, financial and operational realities of starting, 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 Include:

  • 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 Learn Innkeeping™” is offered in four formats:


Level I Programs
Level II Program
 
INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS Comprehensive Workshops Weekend
Seminars
ABC’S of Running
Your Inn
 
  • One Day INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS are limited to 8 participants and are highly individualized. Key aspects of starting an inn and how to run 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 and include a pre-workshop survey and phone consultation, instruction, workbooks, lunch and a personal follow-up consultation.
     
  • One Day Comprehensive Workshops include instruction, workbooks, lunch, and a personalized consultation. Workshops are presented to the group in lecture style. A fast-paced day, the same material is covered as in weekend seminars but without as much time for exercises and questions. Follow up consultations are scheduled individually on a case by case basis. 
     
  • Weekend Seminars, offered over a weekend at a host inn, provide a thorough overview of starting a bed and breakfast and cover essential topics in depth. Seminars are taught to the group in an interactive lecture style. Instruction, workbooks, a personal follow-up consultation, meals and a wine and cheese reception are included.
     
  • 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. Experience how to run a bed and breakfast first-hand. 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. 

 

Bed and Breakfast Seminar & Workshop Schedule

 

Choose a bed and breakfast seminar or bed and breakfast workshop from the schedule below to learn the essentials of how to start a bed and breakfast, full service inn or boutique hotel. Prepare for the business of innkeeping – attend one of our bed and breakfast courses!


November 17, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Comfort Suites Downtown – Carlisle, PA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

Sold Out 


January 12, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop
– Best Western Plus Hotel & Suites – Portsmouth, NH
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 (couple) Leaders: Wolf & Wolf

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January 26, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop
– Lake Buena Vista Hampton Inn – Orlando, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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February 2, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop
– St. Francis Inn – St. Augustine, FL
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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February 23, 2019
Comprehensive Bed and Breakfast Workshop
– Lambertville House, – Lambertville, NJ
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single Leaders: Scherman, Wolf & Wolf

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April 5 – 7, 2019
Weekend Bed and Breakfast Seminar
 Inn at English Meadows – Kennebunk, ME
4:00 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday Fee: $495 couple, $375 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

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April 6, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop
Hampton BWI– Baltimore, MD
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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April 27, 2019
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Beekman Arms – Rhinebeck, NY
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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April 11 – 14, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
2 spaces left 
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
, – Mills River, NC
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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May 18, 2019
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
 Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks – Valley Forge, PA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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May 18-19, 2019
Comprehensive Bed and Breakfast Workshop
– Inn at Weathersfield – Perkinsville, VT
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$175 couple, $125 single Leaders: Wolf & Wolf

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June 1, 2019
Comprehensive Workshop
The Inn at Turkey Hill– Bloomsburg, PA
Focus on Food & Beverage Service
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee: $175 couple, $125 single
Leaders: Eliot Dalton & Marilyn Bushnell

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June 6 – 9, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
– limited to 4 enrollees
Montford Inn
, – Norman, OK
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

Sold Out 


July 18 – 21, 2019
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
– limited to 4 enrollees
Montford Inn
, – Norman, OK
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,395 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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Innkeeping Seminar & Workshop FAQs

Innkeeping Seminar FAQ
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!