Inn the news 10/26/13

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No doilies at these Wisconsin B&Bs Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
So when Thiel and her husband, Michael, bought an 1880s farmstead on the edge of Waupaca seven years ago to operate as a bed and breakfast, she knew ...

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Like leaves? We have some leaves...here is the video and the family pet which people think is just awful to have at a B&B, we must hide them from the public! NOT. She is in the video...of her own accord.

I took this today as I saw the leaves falling outside, but you can't even see them in the video. We are early for the leaves still, this weekend will be grand. We have a couple rooms open, come and see us!

 

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Yeah for Junie B!  You just need to pan....a wee bit slower Smiling  GREAT!!!!

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I know it seems like I am going so slow when I do it. surprise

See the new picket fence?

It is not a clear day for this, but heck, whatever...I am going to try to get some fall photos this afternoon too...you cant wait for the perfect anything, I just wanna get outa the house today and enjoy it. I wish I could pan around to the wash house and have some gorgeous couple sitting there eating breakfast...

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Oh yes...everything looks great. I have not gotten many good fall shots this season.It has been dreary since the park opened back up..I am hoping for a bit of color when our car club goes on its fall ride through the valley this weekend. We'll see...wind is suppose to kickup here later.

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Oh yes...everything looks great. I have not gotten many good fall shots this season.It has been dreary since the park opened back up..I am hoping for a bit of color when our car club goes on its fall ride through the valley this weekend. We'll see...wind is suppose to kickup here later.

I got some today and maybe, just maybe a kodak moment, i have not looked at them yet, just walked back in. Saw turkey, deer, moo moos, dogs, vultures, big green tractors and more... 

One area is in a bit of a trough, it was funny the road was wet when I drove through, and back out it was sprinkling only there, again.

Remember stinky review guy, he said we are not in the mountains, I am not sure if he wanted to sleep in a tree or what, but we are. Here is a view from in town... the other side of town, but in town - our town.

and here is our town this is the high school 3 blocks from us (we are over to the right), yes with another "hill": Do you think this looks like mountains? It does to me, driving all over the hills and curves makes me think so. We had guests the week before complain about altitude, I still laugh at that, we are not super high up.  Smiling

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Best time to take foliage photos is not brilliant sunshine, it's partly overcast. Or early/late in the day.

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The ultimate goal of an article like this one which was posted in a general interest newspaper is to attract new guests - those who may not be familiar with your property or B&B's in general.  The three B&B's mentioned in the article are trying to attract a specific type of guest - GenX-ers and GenY-ers who are more likely to have a  lot of misconceptions about B&B's. They're counteracting those myths by stating them and telling readers how your property is different from their perceptions.

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Most of our issues with articles that state 'we're not like those (fill in the blank) B&B's' is that most of the articles are taking a pot shot at B&B's that are like that. Simply state what you offer, what your decor IS rather than ISN'T and go from there.

To obliquely state or infer that 'lace and frills' is 'bad' and we are 'good' makes other choices, whether the inngoer would like that or not, seem like the inngoer is a fool to choose them.

It's always better to state your case without running down another type of business model. There is room for all of us in this biz without demonizing someone else's choice of how to run their biz. The owners of the properties need only state what they are.

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Madeleine wrote:

Most of our issues with articles that state 'we're not like those (fill in the blank) B&B's' is that most of the articles are taking a pot shot at B&B's that are like that. Simply state what you offer, what your decor IS rather than ISN'T and go from there.

To obliquely state or infer that 'lace and frills' is 'bad' and we are 'good' makes other choices, whether the inngoer would like that or not, seem like the inngoer is a fool to choose them.

It's always better to state your case without running down another type of business model. There is room for all of us in this biz without demonizing someone else's choice of how to run their biz. The owners of the properties need only state what they are.

Well said Maddie!

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at least it does say how rare shared bathrooms are

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Agreed BrekNemo.

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Seems to me that those folks quoted in the article are continuing to perpetuate the stereotypes by saying how different they are from what's out there.

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Breakfast Nemo wrote:

Seems to me that those folks quoted in the article are continuing to perpetuate the stereotypes by saying how different they are from what's out there.

Not much point in doing a press release if all you're going to say is that you're just like everyone else. Eye-wink

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