Bed and Breakfast Resources for Buying and Selling an Inn

Bed and Breakfast Resources by offers the following bed and breakfast resources to aide in buying and selling an inn:

State Bed and Breakfast Associations:

Be sure to take advantage of this most valuable resource when you are planing on purchasing a bed and breakfast. State bed and breakfast associations can provide prospective and established innkeepers with state specific information on operating an inn. See our list of State Bed and Breakfast Associations in the right column of this page

Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies by Mary WhiteRUNNING A BED AND BREAKFAST For Dummies
by Mary White
All the tools to start and run a profitable B&B–and have fun doing it! This book provides professional advice for those interested in starting and operating a successful B&B or inn and covers everything from finding the perfect location to establishing a budget to handling maintenance issues. Author Mary White (New York, NY) is President of, one of the most informative and easy-to-use B&B sites on the Web. She has been involved in marketing and promoted B&Bs online for more than ten years. 360 pages.  Order on 
So you want to be an Innkeeper?So You Want to Be an Innkeeper
(revised and expanded third edition)
The Definitive Guide to Operating a Successful Bed-and-Breakfast or Country Inn
Mary E. Davies, Pat Hardy, Jo Ann M. Bell and Susan Brown.
A must for future innkeepers, a valuable reference tool for pros. From finding a place and evaluating it to burnout, from business plan development to a new chapter on dinner service. The only book packed with hard financial data and 24 checklists. Nitty-gritty resource written by innkeepers with a national perspective. Order on
How to Start and Run Your Own Bed and BreakfastHow to Start & Run Your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn
by Ripley Hotch & Carl Glassman
In this book you’ll discover the secrets of the best inns. You’ll find out what business strategies characterize a successful inn and learn how to incorporate them in your own business. Chapters include detailed information on all aspects of innkeeping. Stackpole Books, 182 pp., Order on

Bed and Breakfast Financing:

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Bed and Breakfast Innkeeping and Innsitter Services:

Getaway Innkeepers: We’ve learned first-hand that innkeepers have times when they need to be away from the Inn, sometimes unexpectedly, and closing for that time period is not the best option. Carolyn & Rick Bentzinger started Getaway Innkeepers to provide experienced, short-term interim innkeeping/innsitter services for bed and breakfast inns. These seasoned hospitality professionals believe that details and exceeding guests’ expectations are the foundation for their services.

Bed and Breakfast Insurance:

CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance Program: CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance Program delivers a policy designed to address the issues of running an inn or bed & breakfast (B&B). Their comprehensive insurance policy protects exposures before a loss occurs, whether you operate a one-room B&B or a full-service resort. 800.488.1135

Bed and Breakfast Suppliers:

InnStyle: The source for Innkeeper supplies and linens since 1952 offers you a complete line of quality products and services to add to the hospitality of your bed and breakfast, inn or establishment. In addition to products shown on this web site, we can special order almost any product you find in other catalogs or stores. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-877-4667 or e-mail us for more information.

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