Starting a bed and breakfast, or buying an existing Maine inn, ever entertain either thought?
What does it take to start a place you share with others? Open up to live under the same roof? And be the local community host who serves, entertains, educates the new to these parts tourist.
Much like a travel agent who loves where they live, raises a family and shares personal experiences in a new land.
The inn keeper who is the local tour guide to give suggestion about fun things to do.
That opens up their home, bathrooms, porches, and all the other rooms to share their residence.
Shows the ropes, ins and outs of the local turf. That points people in directions to explore and discover the magic of the unique local surroundings.
Maybe the B and B inn exercise is a hobby. You do it for fun. Or are in the real world. So like any business, and running a bed and breakfast is an economic exercise and needing to pay for itself.
Who is the customer you are going after to say hey, stay at my place?
Here are some current Maine B and B Inn lodging options.
What lifestyle are you trying to cater to and to create an experience that matches the taste of the folks laying their head in your bed. And enjoying what you are preparing, dishing out.in season or year round to catering to tourists.
And to round out the prime time lucrative part of your tourist season, what fridge audiences do you want to attract to your clean, friendly, attractive local lodging option? What history of the place would be shared with the tourists and appreciated as you continue the fine tradition as a local steward?