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!

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. 

 

2018 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!


June 9, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
SpringHill Suites Ewing Princeton – Princeton, NJ
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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July 13, 2018
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

Register Here

 


August 3 – 5, 2018
Weekend Bed and Breakfast Seminar
 – Iris Inn – Waynesboro, VA
4:00 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday Fee:$495 couple, $375 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

Register Here

 


August 17-19, 2018
Weekend Bed and Breakfast Seminar
 – Inn on Lake Granbury – Granbury, TX
4:00 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday Fee:$495 couple, $375 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

Register Here

 


August 18, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Mendenhall Inn – Chadd’s Ford, PA
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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September 8, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Inn on the Lake – Canandaigua, NY
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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September 15-16, 2018
Comprehensive Bed and Breakfast Workshop
Hilton Garden Inn – Denver, CO
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm Sunday
Fee: $235 couple, $185 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

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October 13, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Griswold Inn – Essex, CT
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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October 27, 2018
INTENSIVE INNKEEPING WORKSHOP™
–  limited to 8 enrollees
Otesaga Resort – Cooperstown, NY
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday Fee:$250 couple, $199 single Leader: Eliot Dalton

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November 1 – 4, 2018
ABC’S of Innkeeping Hands-On Workshop 
– limited to 4 enrollees
Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
, – Mills River, NC
3:00 pm Sunday  to 1:00 pm Wednesday Fee:$1,350 couple, $900 single Leader: Linda Hayes

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November 2 – 4, 2018
Weekend Bed and Breakfast Seminar
– Captain Jefferds Inn – Kennebunkport, ME
4:00 pm Friday to 12:00 pm Sunday Fee:$495 couple, $375 single Leaders: Wolf & Scherman

Register Here

 


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

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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!