My first guest

Bed & Breakfast / Short Term Rental Host Forum

Help Support Bed & Breakfast / Short Term Rental Host Forum:

Gingerbread Latte

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 13, 2011
Messages
129
Reaction score
0
I'm still Aspiring (the bank thinks they can get more than my offer, but that's another story.) The current owner and I have become friends thru all this and she asked if I would work the house while she went out of town. She only had 3 guests and I said, "Of course..."
The first gentleman called and said he was about 30 minutes out. I was so excited, I had my tour all planned, my snacks, my greeting (Yes, I was totally sick at my stomach) He gets in, he's been driving for 2 days, here to see his mom in the hospital. He says all he wants to do is get some sleep. He goes straight to his room and crashes. I was so disappointed
Of course, I consoled myself with the fresh chocolate chip cookies and just laughed.
Note to self: Don't get into the habit of eating the treats....
 

InnBloom

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 3, 2010
Messages
304
Reaction score
0

Priceless "note to self" -- and you'll be better than me if you can actually follow through on that! Good luck! Your hips will thank you.
 

Alibi Ike

Well-known member
Staff member
Joined
Aug 8, 2010
Messages
2,928
Reaction score
0
Gingerbread Latte said:
Note to self: Don't get into the habit of eating the treats....
'Occupational hazard.' I've gained 20 lbs in 7 years.
 

bbinnsitters

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 1, 2009
Messages
700
Reaction score
0
Great way to see if you really want to do this - just do more Inn-sitting for the current owner - win-win for everyone! Have fun!
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,744
Reaction score
9
Welcome to innkeeping, step one of being a professional innkeeper is to supersize your thighs in the first year.
 

JBloggs

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
17,744
Reaction score
9
GL I didn't have the greatest guests for my first either, I was up at the crack of dawn baking muffins and all rearing to go...following the dream. Although they loved their fling-a-ding-ding here, and would never tell another soul about it. STUPID AFFAIRS! PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!
 

gillumhouse

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
May 22, 2008
Messages
15,763
Reaction score
414
We all remember our "first guests". Congratulations on your first. I think it is winderful that you are having the opportunity to "get your feet wet" first - before you have invested. It will be, as many have said, the hardest job you will ever love. Probably because the wonderful guests give us such highs (who needs drugs?) and good feelings about what we do.
 

Country Girl

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 20, 2009
Messages
1,249
Reaction score
9
Cheers to you!
After 15 years I still remember my first guests (and how nervous I was) like it was yesterday.
 

Samster

Well-known member
Joined
May 30, 2008
Messages
6,478
Reaction score
15
Location
South Carolina
It happens...but think of it as a better easing into the job than a lot of first guests!
Best of luck on the bank financing.
 

Latest posts

Top