Your “Bed”

I think most people have a certain generic image in their head when they hear the terms “bed and breakfast.” The bed in this term of course being the whole home and not simply referring to only the bed. Although the bed is definitely a very important aspect of any bed and breakfast experience, especially for the couples :)

Don’t Think Like A Hotel

If people wanted to get a hotel for their vacation then they would have booked one!

breakThe home of any bed and breakfast is an essential part of the whole puzzle and you want to give your guests a “homey” feel and not the one of a corporate hotel entity. I think most of you out there have an idea of what I mean when I use the word homey but just to reiterate, it should feel comfortable and a place your guests would love to call home. You really can’t get this authentic feel from a hotel no matter where you look.

So if you are thinking about getting into this business, it is important that you have the house to do so. The foundation of your home is extremely important and should be in tip top shape and ready to take on your guests.

Different people have different plans for what they want to do when they are visiting so make sure you plan for anything!

A Proper Bed and Breakfast Experience

There is a lot that goes into running the proper and professional bed and breakfast home for vacationers and people looking to get away for a weekend. I have both ran my own bed and breakfast, and have visited countless over the years and there are a number of things that make an experience exceptional rather than just ordinary.

Make Your Guests Trip!

Now the idea of a bed and breakfast can vary from person to person. If you are running your own bed and breakfast business then it is important to read your guests through body language and general feel of what they would like their weekend or trip to be like.


Some people’s idea of a perfect getaway weekend is to simply be that; a getaway. They don’t really feel like interacting with anyone else but who they are there with and are generally best left alone. As long as you are totally accommodating all of their needs and making sure they have everything they want, it can actually ruin their trip if you are too abrasive or overwhelming to your guests. These type of guests are usually very easy to spot and you should have no trouble identifying them.

Then there are the guests who love interaction and using their trip as a reason to get out and meet new people and see new things. These are the most fun guests and love any recommendations from locals like yourself and genuinely appreciate your company.

It’s important to read your guests and make sure that you exceed their expectations!