Posts Tagged ‘B&B Myths’

Some B&B Myths Die Hard

Monday, May 13th, 2013

A recent post by writer Andrew Knowlton, (aka “The Foodist”) at Bon Appétit magazine had us shaking our heads and tsk-tsking. Try as we might in the B&B industry to dispel myths, some food writers simply haven’t  gotten the message. So, first read his post here, then continue with our blog. It’s all so not true! Here in Wisconsin, nearly 100% of B&Bs have private baths and not just any baths but spa-like baths – the White Lace Inn – Sturgeon Bay  and  Canyon Road Inn - Turtle Lake are perfect examples. You don’t have to eat with other guests, although many travelers like the experience. Just choose an inn that provides in-room breakfast like the Otter Creek Inn of Eau Claire, where you’ll customize your own breakfast (and dining time) from their menu.   Or, choose the communal table set-up at Pickwick Inn of East Troy. Curfew, shmerfew….there is no such thing. Same goes for rigid check-in times. Who needs a mini-bar when most innkeepers provide free beverages (unless of course you prefer to pay for water). Many offer complimentary libations and snacks in the evening too. Who wouldn’t love the Wisconsin wine and cheese tasting at Cold Spring Inn, Hubertus…from their own vineyard! To borrow from the line in that Oldsmobile TV spot, this is not your grandmother’s B&B.

Breakfast at the Otter Creek Inn is as individual as you are: choose your entree, sides, and beverages and schedule delivery to your guest room door so that you may enjoy breakfast-in-bed or at the private table in your guestroom.

Breakfast at the Otter Creek Inn is as individual as you are: choose your entree, sides, and beverages and schedule delivery to your guest room door so that you may enjoy breakfast-in-bed or at the private table in your guestroom.

Largest Shower, View of Lake, Canyon Road Inn, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin B&B

Canyon Road Inn – Turtle Lake just may have one of the largest showers of all B&B’s in Wisconsin, at 8’ long . . .and with a view of the lake, too.

Perfectly paired wine & cheese awaits guest enjoyment at Cold Spring Inn's complimentary welcome gathering.

Perfectly paired wine & cheese awaits guest enjoyment at Cold Spring Inn‘s complimentary welcome gathering.

 

 

 

Younger B&B Owners Doing Things Their Way

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The innkeeping profession here in Wisconsin seems to attract a lot of corporate runaways, including a growing number of thirty- and forty-somethings who decided to make this their full-time career choice earlier rather than later in life. Care to read about our younger innkeepers? They have some very funny stories on common B&B myths. Click here and enjoy the tale of what it’s like to be young and in love with a B&B career.

Two More B&B Myths to Dispel

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Time to dispel a B&B myth or two.  First, there’s this notion that innkeepers hover. Not true. They are there when you need them, but otherwise keep busy behind the scenes while respecting your privacy. Just like the best five-star hotels. Myth #2: You have to eat breakfast at a communal table. The answer in many cases is no.  Some inns offer in-suite breakfast delivery like Otter Creek Inn in Eau Claire, while others like Honeybee Inn in Horicon have separate tables in their dining room that are nice for two-somes and small groups of friends who want to make the most of every minute they have together.