Do you provide daily/check in refreshments (baked or otherwise)?

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Yes, always
48% (15 votes)
Yes, most of the time
16% (5 votes)
Yes, when almost all rooms are occupied
3% (1 vote)
No, never
13% (4 votes)
Once in a while (but it is on my terms, not posted)
10% (3 votes)
Once in a while if I have a full house, not all the time
0% (0 votes)
Once in a blue moon if I happen to be baking
3% (1 vote)
Varies/Depends
0% (0 votes)
Other
6% (2 votes)
Total votes: 31

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Two bottles of water in the room.   A basket of fruit and snack bars in the living room.  Candy dish is always full.  Coffee, hot chocolate and hot cider always available (Kuerig.)  Once in awhile, when it seems like a good idea, we offer a weary traveler a glass of wine or a beer.  

We did put a split of champagne in the honeymoon room last night.   Couple coming directly from their wedding.

I love the cupcake idea!   

 

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We actually got a guest that read today! I nearly had to have a lie down!

She booked through an agency which asks them to let us know if they will be after 6pm - we have used them since 2005 and she is the first one to ring!

also she booked  a single room of which we only have 1 (we had upgraded her to a twin) and she should see on our web site a single was showing and knew we only had one so was ringing up to double check her reservation!

feel she deserves a prize!

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Yes, I think people like having something made in the area they're visiting, so the VA peanut brittle would be a nice touch. The toffee I give comes in several flavors, but I got the southern pecan so my Yankee guests will think it's something special!

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I put a couple of home made cup cakes in a presentation box in the room at check-in. Proven very popular, lots of +ve comments.

Don't replace when I refresh the room.

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Fresh baked cookies in their room upon arrival, and their room fridge stocked with two Cokes, two Diet Cokes, two Sprites, and two bottles of water.  Basket of goodies (prepackaged stuff) in the common area, next to the tea and hot chocolate.  Sometimes, I'll put out some brownies or blueberry crumb cake...some kind of home made goodie in the common area for guests that come home late afternoon to rest before going out for dinner.  Not often though, because they don't eat it, and then guess where it goes?  Yep, right to my gut!

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I leave a little bag of Arkansas-made "Southern Pecan Toffee" on the welcome book right by the entry door. It's taken 90% of the time. A sticker on the back indicates there's more available for purchase at my sister's store across the street, and some have come over and stocked up on toffee to take  home with them.

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Arkansawyer wrote:

I leave a little bag of Arkansas-made "Southern Pecan Toffee" on the welcome book right by the entry door. It's taken 90% of the time. A sticker on the back indicates there's more available for purchase at my sister's store across the street, and some have come over and stocked up on toffee to take  home with them.

You know you just made me think of something... it is not anything fantastic-but it is good, and in fact it is a dollar at dollar tree, but it is Virginia peanut brittle. Old Dominion (which is our nickname for this state and Virginia peanuts being the finest).

Interesting idea! That may be something fun instead of just two chocolates on the bed. Wow you are full of brilliant ideas, that is why I come to this place...rightcheer... THANKS!

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I can't find the other thread about providing sodas, and why should we? I just saw this on our local news and it touched my heart... I didn't even know they did this at Grand Furnishings...but I love it!

http://m.roanoke.com/mobile/2352674-29/cornershot-for-nov-8-2013.html

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

I can't find the other thread about providing sodas, and why should we? I just saw this on our local news and it touched my heart... I didn't even know they did this at Grand Furnishings...but I love it!

http://m.roanoke.com/mobile/2352674-29/cornershot-for-nov-8-2013.html

Love it! It's all about hospitality!

 

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We have the Queen's jubilee this year so have bought special mints with union jacks on! they are fab!

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 Because I had just one room checking in yesterday I put a nice little bowl of strawberries in their room.  I always feel I need to do something. Maybe this is wrong. Maybe, like we always discuss I give away the farm...too often. I just always think about my own experiences and never having anything special at majority of inns. Perhaps a cocktail meet and greet, which is totally not why I go to a B&B.

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Well, I know you used to have yummy chocolates in your rooms, so if you do that still, that certainly would count as something special!

Once a week, I made the huge batch of the inn's signature cookies and froze them unbaked (about 6 dozen), so that I could whip those out fresh-baked anytime.

I just did what I really like when I go to a B&B....

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I will freeze cookies and brownies for when we only have one room. I still pull out the covered cake stand and do the whole schtick, but I don't have to bake for just one room.

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Ditto, just had a single man check into the cottage so I had homemade gingerbread and hot mulled cider waiting for him.  But I made the gingerbread for last weekend's guests and froze the rest, knowing that we will only have one check-in/per weekend from now until April.  Makes my life much simpler!  

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Silverspoon wrote:

Ditto, just had a single man check into the cottage so I had homemade gingerbread and hot mulled cider waiting for him.  But I made the gingerbread for last weekend's guests and froze the rest, knowing that we will only have one check-in/per weekend from now until April.  Makes my life much simpler!  

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Silverspoon wrote:

 knowing that we will only have one check-in/per weekend from now until April.

We just had 5 rooms show up at once. And we're guessing that maybe 3 people listened to the spiel.

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Madeleine wrote:

We just had 5 rooms show up at once. And we're guessing that maybe 3 people listened to the spiel.

I just returned from two nights at a B&B and got no spiel. Maybe they've given up. I only found out our room locations and breakfast time after asking.

I did notice a lot of their TA reviews complaining that at checkin they were "lectured" about not smoking in the room. The non-smokers didn't seem to appreciate that, even after saying they don't smoke, they were threatened with a $250 fine and told, "and we can smell it!" They didn't give that speech to us, so maybe they've adjusted as a result of the reviews.

I noticed on a recent episode of Hotel Impossible that he was complaining about all the large "DO NOT" signs posted all around a hotel's checkin area. He said that's a sign they are targeting their place for college kids, and if they'd target families they wouldn't need so many rules posted everywhere. It made sense, though of course families might just need different rules!

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We also didn't get a spiel this week. Maybe they figured our friends would tell us. Not knowing how they work breakfast we had to ask. It's apparently 'whenever'.

When we left to go to dinner DH asked if there was a door key. We didn't get a room key. Seems no one asks so they don't give them out. The exterior door key is under a flower pot by the door.

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Baked goods just for two-night stays.    Everyone gets ice cream though.

 

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I voted no, never. We do have fresh baked cookies in a cookie jar at all times though. Didn't know if that counted since it's not specifically for check-in.

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Birdie wrote:

I voted no, never. We do have fresh baked cookies in a cookie jar at all times though. Didn't know if that counted since it's not specifically for check-in.

Yes ma'am that counts as always. 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

Birdie wrote:

I voted no, never. We do have fresh baked cookies in a cookie jar at all times though. Didn't know if that counted since it's not specifically for check-in.

Yes ma'am that counts as always. 

okie doke.....I changed my vote

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We have a small  bowl of fruit in each suite. Some times we deliver  a treat at night .

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Not posted anywhere, but unless I did not get to the store, there is a basket of bananas & apples (sometimes even have granola bars in it) on the dresser or mantle when guests arrive. In the room spiel, I point out it is there "in case they get a case of the munchies during the night".

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