From crying in my beer to full house

5 replies [Last post]
Morticia's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

6 hours. We had 2 rooms booked at noon, now we're full. Money's nice, but I hate stressing over it like this.

__________________

Never judge a person's story by the chapter you walked in on.

 

gillumhouse's picture
Online
Joined:
05/22/2008

My reservations have always been hit or miss. I do not fret over an empty reservstionbook. The phone always rings or I get an e-mail from Rez-Key when I need it most. 

Tourism Division has a partnership program for advertising. I have partnered with them for $500 of Facebook ad (for $250 no more than what it would cost for a couple ads that will line a bird cage) that will focus on my Elopement Package. It will start on Sept 9. Figure that is worth a try. SOME matketing IS needed. I am not in a "destination" but am still open for the 24th year.

 

Morticia's picture
Offline
Joined:
05/22/2008

That sounds like a good deal on the elopement package ads. Does the state take care of all of the advertising and posting, etc?

gillumhouse's picture
Online
Joined:
05/22/2008

Yes. I just had to give the photos and what I want to accomplish and $250, what the package is so they can understand it.  They will send me a proof of what they have put together prior to it going live. They are going to use my elopeinwestvirginia domain as the landing for the tracking. It is incorporated in my web site. This is just for this FB ad, nothing more than that. I am using this as a trial run to see how it works before I do any more.

PhineasSwann's picture
Offline
Joined:
09/25/2012

Same here. We've had several weekends where we've gone from 2 rooms to 9 in just 48 hours. 

__________________

Darren
Innkeeper & Owner

 

Tom
Tom's picture
Offline
Joined:
10/11/2009

My impression: getting more of our bookings this time of year with day-of or shorter term reservations.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.