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This is getting almost humorous:

  • Can you tell me where the coffee shop is?
  • What time are the stores open until?
  • Are you located in X town? Oh good, what time does the bank open?
  • I'm on Main St, where is the Burberry store?
  • Is there a taxi stand at the train station?

All within the past 2 weeks. I don't know how they are getting my phone number. What search are they doing?

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A couple acres of our property is in a conservation easement and is open to the public (part of the purpose of the easement is to ensure public access to the shore), so if people want to come and picnic there, they are most welcome to (there is parking at the boat landing on the other side of the road).

We don't really mind visitors on the rest of the property, since we assume they are coming to check it out as a potential vacation spot for a future trip to the area (and we will gladly give them a brochure and/or card!). Fortunately, the set-up of our property makes it pretty clear (I think) that ours is a private compound and not a public park, so we tend not to get a lot of "randoms" just coming in to make themselves at home.

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Had someone set up a picnic on my property once.  I walked out to see if they were guests, nope.  They thought because this was a business they could just use the space...  Uh no, we are not the local park this is private property.  People, it takes all kinds to make up the world, some we could do with less of though!crying

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If they had asked your permission before hand, would you have let them picnic on your lawn?

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NO WAY. you open yourself up to all sorts of issues. PRIVATE PROPERTY....unless they are guests. Again the insurance issue mainly.

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People coming to use our property are local people and not ones that would send others to stay here.  Even once had people asking if they could come use our pool.  No, even if they asked first!  There are lots of public parks for such and my tax dollars are used to keep them up for all to use.   To me it is no different than someone going up to a lovely landscaped home and pulling out the picnic!   

Our gardens, outdoor dining spots, and our pool are part of what we have for paying guests.  We sell more than a room!   And my liability ins is high enough, thank you!

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I would not - on the liability issue alone.

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But I don't feel bad, last night I was speaking with the head of Dispatch for the Sheriff's Office here and boy do they get some good ones:

    Calling 9-1-1 to ask where they should sit to see the Christmas Parade? 

    Calling 9-1-1 to ask what the weather will be like tonight? (To which they laugh as they are in a building with no windows - 5 dispatchers with 4 huge monitors each for all emergency services).

 

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Sadly, they must have been used to living in a place like this city where 911 is the only option for most things.  Sad  It still does not cease to amaze me...

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Just from today:

"I am calling from UTAH and your place looks lovely, I will be in the area in a week and am looking for some things to do, can we come by for a tour? I wanted to bring my family for a tour for something to do."

And just now "I am calling to find out if the place next door hosts functions?" I reply they do, and if you call them they can give you information. "Do you know of any caterers we can hire, do you all do catering? Or do they do that over there?" Me "Uh it is a restaurant, so I am guessing that would be the point of hosting functions, providing the food...why don't ya give them a call and find out!"

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T get asked about horseback riding - do ypu know where we can go riding? Yesterday when she was told the farm only overnights the horses of my guests asked if I knew a place where they could camp and the horses could graze.. Uh, no, I don't know any.

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And may I ask, who are you calling? Here is the local Visitor Center Phone number, I am not it!

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Last week I had a call asking where the cheaper motels were blush

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Innkeep wrote:

Last week I had a call asking where the cheaper motels were blush

I give them the name of the worst hotel in the city, when they do that. They learn for the next time.

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thats what i do - not polite on the phone - then I know a place that will have avaliability! see link below - http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187046-d1013749-Reviews-The_A...

 

 

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Yup, that will work. I'm always surprised that they think it's acceptable to ask you for a reference for a competitor. Would they call up Harr0ds and ask them for where they can find the same goods cheaper? Cheaky!

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Innkeep wrote:

Last week I had a call asking where the cheaper motels were blush

OK, THAT is bad.

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Innformation

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