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Does anyone have a koi pond?  We currently have one and are planning to build one when we move to take over an existing B&B Inn.  We plan to put it near the porch so that it is in view during breakfast. 

Would guests consider a pond an amenity?  Would they enjoy feeding the fish? How much would you worry about drowning liability?  Have you ever seen a koi pond at a B&B?

Thanks for any input!!  

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Koi are great and we have a nice pond in WV (not a b & B anymore) but guests loved to sit by the pond and also feed the fish, these fish are really hardy-in WV or if it gets cold where you are going-never feed them in dead winter and if there is a layer of ice never break the ice-they survived and we hope when we get back home to get more of them. I have seen one or two when I went home in April-broke my heart that the others disappeared-don't ask me how.

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We have a large water garden with a waterfall flowing into it. Guests cross over a bridge in the morning to get to breakfast. It's a very popular place to sit and drink coffee before and after breakfast. It's very relaxing and the guests really enjoy feeding them. Oh and for Empty Nest.... The cats enjoy looking at the fish. Smiling.

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I have seen them at a B&B.  They can be lovely to view.  I would rank it along with a fountain or other eye catching decorative yard items.  Not really an amenity but something to mention on your site. 

Sounds of water flowing or watching fish are both very relaxing & soothing and works well with the B&B environment.

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The only time a pond would be an amenity would be if they could go fishing!  Our guess are always asking about our neighbors pond.  I tell them look but don't touch!  wink

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I don't think I would call it an amenity, but it's definitely something that would add beauty to the place. I would enjoy gazing into the pond during my stay smiley

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Sorry I wouldn't consider a koi pond an amenity. that seems to be stretching things a bit. blush

Yes I have seen koi pond at a B & B..what's the big deal? They are fish .. so what.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Sorry I wouldn't consider a koi pond an amenity. that seems to be stretching things a bit. blush

Yes I have seen koi pond at a B & B..what's the big deal? They are fish .. so what.

 

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Those fish are my babies!!!! Smiling

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EmptyNest wrote:

Yes I have seen koi pond at a B & B..what's the big deal? They are fish .. so what.

Spoken like a true cat person...

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Spoken like a true  cat person...  devil YEP!

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If you are not changing states I think it would be fun. If you are changing states, read the regs. Koi are illegal to own as a private citizen in some places.

There is a place in NH that has a water feature. Not sure if they put koi in it we were there in the winter.

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