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I put this in "Inn the Guestrooms" since this is specifically about naming guest rooms.

Not wanting to jinx anything but... I am trying not to go insane while waiting not so patiently for my next meeting with my investor.  I am down to the short strokes on my acqusition proposal.  The property I have settled on has a log cabin that was built by a very famous person who's name figures prominately in western wear.  I can use his name on the cabin (since he in fact did build it and his initials are visible), but not the property since they supposedly (attorney is verifying) hold a trademark for lodging.

The property currently grazes a neighboring farmer's long horn cattle, the three cottages/cabins have a decidedly western feel to them.  So I am going to exploit capitalize on that old west, sit a spell (thanks to JB and her beautiful porch), relax on the ranch theme.

I wanted to use character names from famous western movies (having a DVD of that movie in each cabin) or something along those lines.  So just like when I can use my degree in design to decorate someone else's home, and I can't decide on a paint color for my own bedroom, I can't decide on names.  I won't sway you beyond that.  I am open as long as it has a western theme, and it DOES NOT have anything to do with a famous hat maker who's last name starts with S.

So pull on your boots and strap on your six shooters pardners and take aim at the best names.

 

 

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I like the wildflower idea...

Our Inn was already decorated & named when we took it over.  The room names have absolutely nothing to do with anything.  I think the former owners just wanted to do a particular set of decorations & then named it after that - Marilyn Monroe, Cabin, Sports, Garden, Lighthouse... they have nothing to do with the 1890's history of the home.  But, it's nice to have completely different themes that suit different personalities.  And it's fun when a walk-in has a tour and gets excited trying to pick which room they want.

As for the name of your inn - is the area referred to as Catawba River area?  If that is a very recognizable name in your area that would have instant recognition, I would definitely keep it in the name.  We are named after the city we're in - Blue Ridge Inn.  It's a no brainer.  The people who come here come specifically to experience Blue Ridge, so we are able to capitalize on that.   Easy to remember - in the town of Blue Ridge, there's the Blue Ridge Inn.  

Inn vs. Farm - from your pictures & description, it looks like "Farm" might be more appropriate.  It conveys a completely different feel than "Inn" and that's probably where you want to lean.  An "Inn" can be anything anywhere, but a "Farm" brings a completely different visual.  

 

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But Farm does not say B & B or lodging although that could be taken care of with page titles.

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You see K that is my dilemma - you are so RIGHT, it will be a farm, a farm stay but it will be a B n B, offering both cottages/cabins, and traditional B n B accommodations.  Albeit the B n B part won't happen until year two or three, the cabins are there now.  The farm part will start as soon as I have the barn cleared out, and some additional cross fencing in.

I am so torn on this, do I do..... Barns at ...... Farm

Barns at ...... Inn

B N B at ..... River (with or without the Farm)

I did as Cams suggested and said it all day yesterday out loud. 

I just couldn't get my tongue around any of then except

Barns at ...... River

no farm, no inn, no b n b

just plain Barns @  Cataw  ba   Ri ver

It might not say it all but it isn't a mouthfull when answering the phone or sending an email.

Oh and let me just add this, (I can hear you all screaming now - I know what I am in for) there will be weddings and events. 

 

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You see K that is my dilemma - you are so RIGHT, it will be a farm, a farm stay but it will be a B n B, offering both cottages/cabins, and traditional B n B accommodations.  Albeit the B n B part won't happen until year two or three, the cabins are there now.  The farm part will start as soon as I have the barn cleared out, and some additional cross fencing in.

I am so torn on this, do I do..... Barns at ...... Farm

Barns at ...... Inn

B N B at ..... River (with or without the Farm)

I did as Cams suggested and said it all day yesterday out loud. 

I just couldn't get my tongue around any of then except

Barns at ...... River

no farm, no inn, no b n b

just plain Barns @  Cataw  ba   Ri ver

It might not say it all but it isn't a mouthfull when answering the phone or sending an email.

Oh and let me just add this, (I can hear you all screaming now - I know what I am in for) there will be weddings and events. 

Go with the name that feels and says right to YOU! In your page titles, key words, pages, listinfs you will be able to get yourself known for all the things you will be doing and as you phase in the next offering. Get yourself established with each phase as it comes. When you start the next phase - COMING SOON!! and blog the heck out of it. You may find you want another domain for the rest of the project. You CAN have more than one domain name/web site/phone number for the same business. You may decide to have a separate "parent" trousers with separate "pockets" for your various components. This would protect one from what the other does. Where is it written this must be one enterprise with one name?

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You are so right, it is not written I must commit to one name or domain.

Thanks to Cams I really did just keep saying it.  The tell tale sign was when I was organizing all my various word and excel files, and killing drafts and marking ones as final and so forth I kept doing it natually without the farm or the inn.  Just ......River.

I can always have little baby divisions as things grow, but for phase one which will be not only the killer but set the tone I think I just go with my gut!

Thanks K, for reminding me what I already knew.  Sometimes it is hard when so bogged down in the details to see the big picture.

 

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Just a thought Cabins at C..River Ranch?

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Just a thought Cabins at C..River Ranch?

That rolls off the tongue nicely.  I will be saying that one all afternoon!

 

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Glad you liked it I thought how nice it sounded " Yes, we are staying at The Cabins at Cat a bwa River Ranch--we are in the Prarie Rose"....

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WP - Love it.  I have as one of the temporary names of the main barn/lodge/building thingy - for lack of a better term....The Prairie Barn.

Plus I like alliterations, River Ranch feels good!

 

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WP - Love it.  I have as one of the temporary names of the main barn/lodge/building thingy - for lack of a better term....The Prairie Barn.

Plus I like alliterations, River Ranch feels good!

 

In re the overall name of the place (not the indiv rooms), what you want to do is practice it on unsuspecting people. You have to use it on the phone to see how garbled/clear it is to the person on the other end. We have a place here whose name sounds like a mouthful of marbles over the phone. I end up having to spell it out, say it again, spell it again. It's a pain to try to refer people there.

You also want random people to tell you what they expect to find based on the name. If you call it 'The Barns at...' I am not thinking I'm going to have bed & breakfast, I'm thinking it's a stable only. 'The Cabins at...' makes me think I'm getting a cabin, but probably self-catering, not B&B.

You could make sure all your materials say 'The Cabins at... A Farmstay B&B'. BUT, 'farmstay' makes me think I have to work on the farm and that it's not going to be the higher end place you're talking about. 'A Cowboy B&B' has a ring to it.

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M - very good points and well taken, that is why I have yet to make a choice.

I want it to convey the atmosphere, without overwhelming the person listening to my 12 word name.

I like ranch, but it will be more of a farm, I like farm but it will be more of an Inn, I like Inn but it conveys a different message to a point than B n B.

What about The Bed and Breakfast at C at awba River (Farm, Inn, Ranch, Barn, Cabins, blank)

But that is 8 flipping words!

Can I just go back to picking furniture now?  Or mowing the lawn that seems to be growing at the rate of a foot a day?  Anything but picking a name.  They all sound good, but they are all .........?

Maybe I should just invite you all down when we settle and let you take a vote! Eye-wink 'Cause I sure ain't makin no progress.

If anyone is interested email me and I will send you the link to the video and photo tour and maybe that will give you some insight and me an answer.

I watch the video about 10 times a day, trying to figure out who I am going to be.

 

 

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Cabins at C River Retreat B&B?

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Skip 'The' as you will be forever alphabetically challenged. (I explain this over and over to directory people who call me. 'Is your listing alpha? Is it broken down by town or county? No? So the whole state is listed in alpha order? Do you know the name of my inn? Think about it, why would I pay to be at the bottom of the list?' They don't get it.)

However, I do like the way B&B at ... River Farm sounds. Hey, wait, how about 'South Fork'? No, that's probably trademarked.

You kind of have to wish that person with the video didn't keep jumping around in the helicopter.

 

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Cabins at Cat abwa Bed & Breakfast?  Keep it simple?

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I'm excited for you too! 

I would make your property name something memorable - we've talked a lot on here about how people end up with guests who can't remember where their reservation is.  Something that evokes the location or the ambiance.

I always remember room names at places I've stayed that also remind me of the locale, but I have a hard time remembering the room name if they're named after people.  Maybe that's just me? 

Have fun with it!  Some places have had a room naming contest for one of their guest rooms prior to opening as a marketing tool.

 

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On this same topic of history I just got this Tweet: Part of Sucker Punch set in Brattleboro insane asylum, not unlike the one that inhabited our grounds once. Inn History. 

Room names would not be evident to the former use of premises there.  

My least favorite room names of all are those you cannot pronounce, as an innkeeper it is a road to an untimely death with a jump off a short cliff... Trust me, trust all of us, when we say even the simple easy to pronounce names are butchered, like the number of times we are called a bread and breakfast. Happens all the time...our name is a familiar name, and yet no one can seem to spell it or speak it. It is just plain WEIRD! 

I googled and this came up first:

http://makingbandb.blogspot.com/2009/05/room-naming.html

and this (which leads me to the obv question, what is the name of the propert/inn, this will help determine the room names more clearly) http://bandb.about.com/cs/runningarticles/ht/name_a_bandb.htm

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Thanks JB those were good reads.

I have narrowed it down to several for the property and probably won't pick a final one until I sleep there for a few nights which is insane since as soon as I sign the contracts I want to get the web page rolling.

All have the name of the river that is the property line, of which there is significant frontage.

Catawba River

So I was toying with.....

Barns at ...Inn or just Barns at ....

Cabins at....Farm or just Cabins at .....

The Inn at.....

.....River Farm

.....River Inn

Maybe I should just take a walk and talk to my neighbor's cows and see if they have any suggestions.  But they are Maryland cows and probably won't know anything about a more southern locale.  Maybe I should ask the Longhorns, see if they have any opinions. 

Although I do like the idea of just making a list, hitting a local bar and see what the yokels have to say, they probably can pronounce all the local Indian names, which I won't even touch with a ten foot pole.  If I can't pronounce it how will some guest from 2 or 3 hours away? 

Oh hell, maybe just numbers would be better!

Does anyone have an opinion on western authors?

I am going to print these all out and put them under my pillow and see if any of them appear in my dreams, seems as scientific as any other option.

I am NOT discounting what any of you have said it just seems there is no simple answer, I am sure it will come to me, hopefully sooner rather than later.

JB - you said this was the fun part???? gimme a financial statement or a dirty bathroom any day!

 

 

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Well, I'm excited for you.  Options are good, and opinions are free advice.  When I was working on my logo a few weeks back, I got tons of input from family and friends.  Thanked them very much, but was not  happy with the two favorites, and after some soul searching, decided to do what I don't often do, and go with a less favored option - that was hard for me, but I am very happy with it.

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Gillum = Gilliam, Gullian, etc

In my Aspiring I touch on naming your inn - I advise against naming it for the famous owner of the property if his last name was something like Schmidt. Try saying that quickly! Thank you for calling the Schmidt House!

Ours are mundane - the owner's of the property prior to us and we started calling Rosi's Room that before the B & B because she had written Rosemary loves _______ on 2 walls as a teen. When DH shouted out to me, This house is too darn big! Where are you? - I answered Rosi's Room. (The house has gotten decidedly smaller over the years!)

Rosi's Room is where the last Gillum child was born and the only granddaughter was also born in that room. But I was NOT going to call it the Birthing Room (found out that history after we were open anyway.)

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 I hate to burst your bubble, but room names are most likely going to aid your business if you pick names which are attributes that people will do a google search for.  JB alluded to this in post referring to using regional names.  For example, a Civil War B&B might use the names of battlefield towns or rivers.  In the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge and Shenandoah names would help.  

Especially as a startup, you might want to choose names that are SEO friendly and not more esoteric choices like cattle breeds or gun models.  Just my two cents - my B&B has been open for 27 years with only numbers for the rooms, so I don't practice what I preach in this instance.

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Then there is the fun of typing and writing the names thousands of times over the upcoming years. Having it fit nicely on printed material, etc. We have the one cottage called the wash house cottage, as it was the wash house for the three properties here over 115 years ago. I have had people say at the breakfast table or write "We enjoyed the wash room" and others look and wonder "What the!" 

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Do you know what species of trees were used to make the log cabin? Perhaps even if it's not exactly right, something like Ponderosa has a western / ranch feel to it and among the right crowd will evoke memories of a TV show that I recall as being one with a relatively positive message.

The names of our cottages at Harborfields are relatively mundane but each is appropriate and descriptive to the cottage and it's setting, and so they just seem to work.

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The existing are a collection depending on the building.  Barn is oak and heart pine, log is ? with heart pine flooring, not sure yet, still checking on that one, one is maple interior and unknown framing, and the other is local pine and oak.  But that is a good thought.  My other thought was to name each of the additional cabins/barns as I add some over the years for the location where they were originally built. 

This is such a tough one.

I am so tempted to make a list and hang it on the door of my carriage house and throw darts to make the final call.

Either that or name each cabin for the first guest that stays in it! LOL NOT.

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When choosing a name for our B&B, we shortened the list to 5, then went to the local bar and took a poll. The top pick became the name of the place. I'm not good at darts.

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I wouldn't name one of the rooms "Muzzle Loader" 

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Please don't name the rooms after animals. I don't like "cutesy" names or theme rooms.

Sigh. There goes the Kitty Cat room in my cat house (brothel)  Eye-wink

If you really get stuck, you could always name your rooms Yellow Socks and Gillum and Catlady. The Proud Texan room might be popular, or not, with old west types!

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I will say this I am partial to Winchester.

I had originally thought about going with (my former) horse names, with the exception of one or two and you are involved with Quarter Horses you would never get it.  I don't know about making the name of a room an inside joke for me. 

There is an old Indian cave on the property as well, so some Indian names and of course artifacts would also work. VERY Subtle naturally. 

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I will say this I am partial to Winchester.

I had originally thought about going with (my former) horse names, with the exception of one or two and you are involved with Quarter Horses you would never get it.  I don't know about making the name of a room an inside joke for me. 

There is an old Indian cave on the property as well, so some Indian names and of course artifacts would also work. VERY Subtle naturally. 

If it were me, I would do some more research, a "who do you think you are" for the property and go from there. I think those would be the most meaningful, history would be more real for your guests when they get to stay there and appreciate it!

I will tell you a little secret, make the name of the most expensive room the one most "out of the area" would pick. In other words, they pick rooms many times just because of their name, so I would get something 'regional' in there if possible. With the local connection to your land, of course. I am excited for you, this is the fun part!

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What is everyone's opinion on mixing it up?

Maybe some cattle names, such as Angus and Charolais - as both will be on the property as well as Longhorns.

Miss Kitty was on the list but for different reasons, my mother's name is Kitty.

I have always been a big John Wayne fan but for some very different reasons, I used to ride a horse he bought for his son Ethan, and he (Ethan) and the horse never got along - or so the story goes, anyway I rode him and we got a long just fine.

First rifle I ever fired was a muzzle loader can't remember what it was, my brother is a collector and he had just finished restoring it. 

The place has a history and to ignore that would be foolish, no modern furnishings in an Amish Farm House!

 

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 Please don't name the rooms after animals.  I don't like "cutesy" names or theme rooms. You will have to explain it to someone. If you want to do that all the time..then go for it.Who is going to be your target market? 

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Who is going to be your target market? 

 I love the photo of the property, and your description of the ranch theme -sounds great.  I've been on tripadvisor looking at the 2011  top hotels and B&Bs in different regions, trying to get ideas for my inn.  One of the top places listed in the US was a ranch themed place, so it sounds like your thoughts are right where people like it.  

As to names of rooms,  I grew up in the 80s - not exactly when westerns were popular.  When I hear a name like John Wayne, I don't have fond memories.  I think shooting, desert, violence and perhaps inappropriate depiction of native americans in films.  Furthermore, I feel really uncool if I don't get the pop culture reference.  And I don't want to feel uncool when I stay somewhere - I want to have fun, forget my worries, and  go horseback riding or longhorn cow gazing!

I  really like the idea of names being something historical or cultural, but not part of our every day vocabulary (keep the movies in the room, just don't name the room after the movie or actor).  Two cents, nothing more.

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This is one of the existing buildings

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Nice!  Are there a few rooms in each house that you'd be renting, or would each cabin be seperate?

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Weaver wrote:

Nice!  Are there a few rooms in each house that you'd be renting, or would each cabin be seperate?

Each of the three existing cabins would be a single rental.  Two are two bed units and one is a one bed.  The barn will get converted at some point to some level of function, just not sure what yet.  Gotta live with it for a while.

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Sweet!  We have to worry about powder post beetle, is that a problem there?

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Sweet!  We have to worry about powder post beetle, is that a problem there?

As far as I know not any longer.  The buildings were meticulously restored/renovated abut 3 years ago and no evidence was found, the contractor thinks the logs had been treated with borate so the beetles would leave them alone.

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Nice. Annie Oakley was born in a log cabin.

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How many rooms?  I love place with fun room names!

Cows: Hereford, Angus, Charolais, Long Horn, Short Horn, Jersey, Holstein, etc.

Actors: Eastwood, Wayne, West, etc.

Real People: Oakley, Hickock (sp?), Earp, Custer, Boone, Sitting Bull, etc.

I like that my rooms all have different first letters. It makes it easier to abbreviate them (MD/ED/AD/HD).  Just something to keep in mind...

And I wholeheartedly agree that you have to go with what is right for YOUR house.  I know of a farmhouse to rent in Amish country... with modern, city decor. It just doesn't feel right. If your house is country, go country. If you don't like country decor, buy a different house!

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How many rooms?  I love place with fun room names!

Cows: Hereford, Angus, Charolais, Long Horn, Short Horn, Jersey, Holstein, etc.

Actors: Eastwood, Wayne, West, etc.

Real People: Oakley, Hickock (sp?), Earp, Custer, Boone, Sitting Bull, etc.

I like that my rooms all have different first letters. It makes it easier to abbreviate them (MD/ED/AD/HD).  Just something to keep in mind...

And I wholeheartedly agree that you have to go with what is right for YOUR house.  I know of a farmhouse to rent in Amish country... with modern, city decor. It just doesn't feel right. If your house is country, go country. If you don't like country decor, buy a different house!

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Right now it has three cabin/cottages.  One original log, one 1800s cedar, and one early 1900s small ranch style house.  As of this moment it will be 5 bedrooms but rented as three units.  The barn will be renovated as well - it is 60 x 100 ft so it will be pretty cool along with the two huge silos.

 

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Right now it has three cabin/cottages.  One original log, one 1800s cedar, and one early 1900s small ranch style house.  As of this moment it will be 5 bedrooms but rented as three units.  The barn will be renovated as well - it is 60 x 100 ft so it will be pretty cool along with the two huge silos.

And you see I like the K.I.S.S. method.  Back in the Day - choose your trip back in time: Log Cabin cir. ?,  Cedar Cottage cir 18??  Ranch House cir 19??    It would be fun to find some items to display of home and farm items used during the time frame.

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Weaver wrote:

Right now it has three cabin/cottages.  One original log, one 1800s cedar, and one early 1900s small ranch style house.  As of this moment it will be 5 bedrooms but rented as three units.  The barn will be renovated as well - it is 60 x 100 ft so it will be pretty cool along with the two huge silos.

 

The log house could have room names like Winchester (the one i was trying to remember when Remington popped up) and Colt with the muzzleloader or old non-functioning rifle over the fireplace with rustic western decor. 1800s could be your famous western names or tribes. The early 1900s could be your ranch names Longhorn or the Miss Kitty (no explanation would be needed there as everyone knows Gunsmoke) or Lily langtree or sagebrush, etc. You have different eras to have fun with.

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Yes those are great ones.  No I am not going Deadwood Wild West just a subtle theme of old west, fancy parlors, stone fireplaces, that sort of thing. 

Every guest that has stayed at the property or held a wedding there previously has commented on how they feel like they are out west with the long horn cattle just the other side of the fence, the open rolling pastures, and the river that cuts through the valley making up part of the property line.

So with that said I want to evoke a very subtle feeling without beating the guests over their heads with it.  Keep 'em coming.

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As regards the name - try them all several times as if you were answering the phone - Thank you for calling Weaver Ranch Weaver speaking how can I help you? Can you see youself saying this name repeatedly every day? and how easy is it to say? Also watch out for it being too similar to anywhere else ie my problem is I am The Camberley with The Kimberley hotel 200 yards up the street leads to constant insanity.

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Yes those are great ones.  No I am not going Deadwood Wild West just a subtle theme of old west, fancy parlors, stone fireplaces, that sort of thing. 

Every guest that has stayed at the property or held a wedding there previously has commented on how they feel like they are out west with the long horn cattle just the other side of the fence, the open rolling pastures, and the river that cuts through the valley making up part of the property line.

So with that said I want to evoke a very subtle feeling without beating the guests over their heads with it.  Keep 'em coming.

Okay so then when you said western movies everyone immediately thought WILD WEST. That was my point, it ain't west. Now James Stewart was in Shenandoah.

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 If you aren't in Deadwood I would not go wildwest. This is like sharing baby names, you know that already right? You will be getting people who hate the name Jordan and Paul and Patricia.

If it is cattle, and ranch and porch I would make it a cattle and ranch and porch theme, not a tumblewood theme. Just my 2 cents. 

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  I am open as long as it has a western theme, and it DOES NOT have anything to do with a famous hat maker who's last name starts with S.

 

 

Like we couldn't have guessed that one.

Gotta have an Annie Oakley room. Wild Bill. What Native Americans lived near there? Come up with some of those, too.

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BTW   did you know Annie Oakley was from Indiana?  I used to drive past her childhood home.

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BTW   did you know Annie Oakley was from Indiana?  I used to drive past her childhood home.

So if you are in Indiana name a room Annie Oakley, athough I have always heard she was from OHIO.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show was in a train wreck enroute to Danville VA. (For the local connection to all of this) Smiling

This became the financial ruin of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Yes they did tour the east, for sure, but this is not what you think of as the wild west. Not Wyoming, or Nebraska.

I love all this stuff.  SHOOT 'EM UP!

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Annie Oakley was born and died in Ohio. Sorry Indiana, but it is easy to see why the confusion - Darke County, Ohio is on the Indiana border,

Back to the task at hand - Stagecoach     Chuckwagon    Cherokee      Happy Trails

Longhorn       Lily Langtree        Miss Kitty          Remington        Hawkins (rifle used by Lewis & Clark)    Bluebonnet             Sagebrush           Yellow Rose

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I love the western wildflower theme.  Yellow Rose, Bluebonnet, Sweet Grass...  I am wondering, is it the woman who choses the b&b?   Who is going to be your customer base?  Families on vacation?  Romantics in search of?   Maybe worth a thought. 

Another theme might be the ol wester brands like lazy s or - b q

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