Did you buy your B&B or start from scratch

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Purchased an existing B&B
30% (8 votes)
Started from scratch
52% (14 votes)
Purchased a former B&B that had been closed a long time
11% (3 votes)
Other (explain)
7% (2 votes)
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What I meant was either establishing the B&B as a business for the first time in an existing building, or building a structure from the ground up.  Either way it's from scratch. smiley

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Assuming you mean 'starting from scratch' as in starting the business and not building the building from scratch, then I answered correctly.  wink

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copperhead wrote:

Assuming you mean 'starting from scratch' as in starting the business and not building the building from scratch, then I answered correctly.  wink

Our is so from scratch we brought the utilities on to the property!  surprise (that's right we did the work)  Bring on that tank!!!   LOL

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Ice wrote:

copperhead wrote:

Assuming you mean 'starting from scratch' as in starting the business and not building the building from scratch, then I answered correctly.  wink

Our is so from scratch we brought the utilities on to the property!  surprise (that's right we did the work)  Bring on that tank!!!   LOL

And what they did is fantastic! Sooooo beautiful!

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former hotel restaurant, closed for 5 years....

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Converted the home I own into a B&B in 2002. Not  100 % starting from scratch......Mary

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Bought the old house and put an addition on for our selves, thinking that we would surely have friends and family staying in the original antique wing.  But it's funny how a house renovation/addition eats up the $$$.  Once we were done we needed some regular income to support the house so...voila!  the B+B was born.

 Guests stay in the antique portion of the house and have their own entrance, living room, dining room and hall....one suite down and one suite up.  We have our modern living space on the other side of the house so the only co-mingling is in the dining room for breakfast.

I don't think we could have lasted this long if we did not have this great arrangement for private space.  

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We did our house-hunting with the B & B as part of the plan. Other than the bathrooms, it has the perfect floor plan. The guest area is the entire second floor. The rooms to the right on he first floor are owner's quarters and because there are French doors between the "living room/DH studio now" we can go from room to room without going into the public side of the house.

Since the house is downtown and in a mixed zone (we did zoning since I opened) there is no problem with zoning. When I asked what I had to do to open I was told - hang out a sign. That is no longer true but being on the zoning commission, made sure there will not be problems for anyone in the future - no matter who is on the commission!

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ours became a B&B in the early 70's that's when the first planning permissions were applied for

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Started from scratch... twice.

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The property has been in Wendy's family since 1832. The hospitality business was started in 1948 by Wendy's grandparents. After the grandmother's passing in the mid-1980's, the family hired others to manage the business for them. We took over the management of the business (bringing it back into the family) in October 2011, when the then-existing managers left to move on to the next phase of their lives.

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Harborfields wrote:

The property has been in Wendy's family since 1832. The hospitality business was started in 1948 by Wendy's grandparents. After the grandmother's passing in the mid-1980's, the family hired others to manage the business for them. We took over the management of the business (bringing it back into the family) in October 2011, when the then-existing managers left to move on to the next phase of their lives.

That is just so cool. Some of my family still lives on the auld sod. But that's a few thousand miles away. Eye-wink

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Ours has been an Inn for over 100 years.   And parts of it looked that way. 

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On our road trip the percentage of Innmates who had started their own B&B's seemed higher than the published averages.  Curious as to the percentages of all Innmates.

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