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    Just Opened Inn(Oh yes I did) Sheridan Wyoming!

    Congratulations, hope that your first year is inn-spiring!
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    What types of souvenirs do you collect when you travel?

    Finding the local brew and bringing home the beer mats - later I look at them and it puts me right back in the spot where I got them.
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    Public and Private Space at the Inn

    Our apartment has a sign on the door proclaiming "Private Residence" and the first room through the door is our office, so it is not the end of the world if a guest ventures in. Not many do, they call us on '0' if they need something. There is a terrace however that belongs exclusively to one of...
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    New Year's Eve Bookings

    Happy New Year to all.
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    New Year's Eve Bookings

    We do serve alcohol, and hors d'ouevres but not dinner and we have six out of ten rooms booked, we expect to pick up a couple more one nighters before the week-end starts. The ski resort has been making snow but there is not much natural stuff around. We had one cancellation because of the lack...
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    Another PITA, grrrrrr.....

    I have one thing to say about guests bringing bedding from home - its the fastest way to get bedbugs at your inn. Don't allow it and then they can't mistake your pillows for theirs.
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    Door slammers competition

    Great ideas - thanks B. Diva They are coming next year as they wrote it in the guest book - "See you for Savage Man 2012" That says it all doesn't it?
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    Wish Me Luck!

    Good for you! Do you think the same applies if a guest shows up with a toddler in tow when the contract says "Children over 12 years welcome"?
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    Door slammers competition

    This week end there was a two day triathalon event in our area and we had several guests who were competing. Of course they all wanted oatmeal, granola, yogurts, fresh muffins and fruit at 6.15am on both days. The inn was full with others not involved in the event, nevertheless those selfish...
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    Takes All Kinds

    Don't let them get you down. They are disfunctional and probably too insecure to allow anyone else to feel good. Sounds like they had they best of both worlds amazing food and a happy face serving it up. Kudos to you
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    Concealed Handgun Laws

    We keep a vacation guide in each bedside drawer. When I went to replace a guide left on the floor (during a fluff) I wisked open the drawer and to my dismay came face to face with a revolver left in there. Guests had gone out for the day. Scared me because it was the last thing I expected. I...
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    fee for cleaning?

    Here is a link for the rubberized pads to protect the mattress. Not expensive and definitely worth it for the protection against life's little accidents.
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    Elves, fairies and gnomes at the inn.

    Does any one else get this from guests? Several people who have been to stay here ask us inn-slaves, who it is patently obvious run and do everything, "When do they light the fire?" or "What time do they serve breakfast out on the terrace?" or "Do they have special recipes that come with the...
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    Fish don't know they're in water

    Along other watery lines, "If you find yourself in deep water - become a diver."
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    Please deliver me from....

    Got an internal call complaining that there was no dial tone on their room phone and even though we said we were full, were we really full because they would like to upgrade their room? The guy IS a rocket scientist here. I went to check the room and found the line was not plugged into the...
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    Staying like a Mother-In-Law

    Great trick Diva, I'll remember that one. Thanks
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    Staying like a Mother-In-Law

    Well, they had to be in their thirties but behaved as though they were oblivious teenagers. Spoiled rotten and useless in a fix. Thanks Ike!
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    Summer Read

    I would suggest "The Millenium Trilogy" - by Steig Larson First one is called "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" They are addictive and totally consuming. Great while mom is having a rest.
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    Staying like a Mother-In-Law

    We had a one night stay yesterday. At check out time they were still in their room. At midday they asked if we had a room for a couple more nights (we did not) and we offered a place in the common room to hang out while they looked for other accomdations. When it was time for Hors d'Ouevres at 6...
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    Check out this news in VA

    That's funny I just wrote my blog about this very subject yesterday - found a great cartoon to go with it too: