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  1. J

    Should I Sell A Service?

    We have room on our porch for two. It's conveniently located for flow of service. It's offered to suites and folks here alone on a slow day, first come first serve. No extra charge!
  2. J

    Fail to Plan... Plan to Fail

    PPPPPPP = Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance!
  3. J

    Fail to Plan... Plan to Fail

    From one carbon based life form to anther. Well done Brother. Having fun with it..............
  4. J

    I Want to Cancel My Non-Refundable Reservation...

    Well, we are business people and the Bank charges to enter a charge and then to again to refund.... so, 25$ is reasonable
  5. J

    Hello from an aspiring innkeeper!

    If still interested - we have a great opportunity for the right person or couple - help my Wife and I during busy season and run Inn independently in slower winter months. The successful candidate will receive an option to become a Partner after 1 year successful service! Sweat equity- For...
  6. J

    I Want to Cancel My Non-Refundable Reservation...

    We tell them - Sorry, but we are a small Family owned Business and simply can't afford to absorb the financial burden of last minute cancelations." Be sure your Policies are to the point. The CC companies have honored our cancelation Policy. Here is our Policy" Deposit/Cancellations A one...
  7. J

    Fail to Plan... Plan to Fail

    For last minute cancelations (under 30 days from reservation) that we do not re-book, we say "I'm sorry but we are a small Family owned business and simply can't afford to absorb the financial burden of last minute cancelations."
  8. J

    Fail to Plan... Plan to Fail

    Right on Jim. We use online booking sites - we put rooms at higher rates with them to cover commissions (Booking.com-Expedia). We tell them you are getting the best price and selection going directly through us.
  9. J

    Fail to Plan... Plan to Fail

    Service and Guest experience first, everything else should follow. It helps us to be in an area that has more people looking for rooms than there are rooms to be had. In the slower months we follow by looking at competition - to a point - we will not go to low in price for various reasons. 1.)...
  10. J

    Stairs and Private Bathroom

    Good for you GoodScout. No Let Up for "Living your Life."
  11. J

    Inflation!

    We looked at our competitors and tried to align our rates to Market Demand?? I guess if your spending 200+ at Quality Inn we are a bargain. Better breakfasts, Cleaner rooms and great atmosphere to enjoy. Get the increases when you can and try not to cut yourselves short. We can probably get more...
  12. J

    Reservation Software

    ReservationKey is our Online software, Very few issues ang the Owner/Programmer is always attentive.
  13. J

    The phone caller - you just know!

    Very funny! Hang in there - It's almost time for our R&R to begin. Blessings to the Hospitality Industry - Especially us small Business's.
  14. J

    Took me long enough to figure this one out

    I hear that!! We close 11/15. Less than one month. Looking forward to some R&R for ourselves. God Bless you all for serving others with cheer and grace. Rest up - next year is just around the corner.
  15. J

    Took me long enough to figure this one out

    Covers cleaning costs - that's a help!!
  16. J

    Can’t remember the exact quote

    Right on. 4 more weeks for us!!! Looking forward to some R&R of our own.
  17. J

    There’s nothing to eat!

    When we first started - I would be extremely inflexible - you ate what was made or selected from our Continental Breakfast layout, Instant Oatmeal - bagels - toast - muffins - fresh fruit etc.... NOW, I'm more comfortable as a short order cook that all special requests (made prior to the...
  18. J

    Looking to buy a b&b

    Oak Valley inn & suites is for sale. Oakvalleyinngeneseo.com - No property - Just profitable turn-key Business opportunity - great lease!
  19. J

    There’s nothing to eat!

    Ban some Parents!! Good one
  20. J

    There’s nothing to eat!

    Sorry to hear this, We love children at our Inn. They are so cute in the mornings at breakfast. (OK, Some are!) Two days ago a little girl asked Margie if she could hug her. BUT, and it's the BIG BUT - The Parents make all the difference. Maybe, people are used to No Children at many B&B's - I...
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