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I just had the most wonderful guests who stayed for a week... fabulous in every possible way. In discussing recipes and ideas I often gave credit to this forum and my innkeeper friends. The guests wanted to know if I was going to post about them... I said that good guests don't make for interesting posts!
But I think they wanted me to post about them, so here it is. I had awesome guests this week from Arizona!
=)
Kk.
 

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LOL So that's good that you caved in to their request so easilly....otherwise they might have had to resort to damaging something just to get you to post it. ;)
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
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catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
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catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
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YellowSocks said:
catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
I agree with Catlady. Unless they were aspiring innkeepers, I would not tell regular guests about this forum. If you want to publish appreciation to them you can post something on your blog. If they ask where you got recipes, etc, you can tell them from another wonderful innkeeper. A bit too much information for B&B guests...it's a much better experience for guests to think & feel that what they experience all happens magically.
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
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catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
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You could just say from my innkeeper friends.
If innkeepers can't come here and chat / vent freely then it loses it's purpose. Sure some non innkeepers will find this site, but to direct guests to it is not a good thing in my personal opinion.
 

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Isn't it a joy having wonderful guests? We have many, but often the ones that stand out are the ones where you feel you can let your hair down just a little. It can have a cathartic effect during a busy time.
 

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We have a wonderful couple with us right now that has been celebrating their Anniversary here annually since 1994.We are the 3rd set of innkeepers during all that time and each set of innkeepers has developed their own special relationship with this couple. It's great to see them each and share the highlights back and forth.
 

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We have a wonderful couple with us right now that has been celebrating their Anniversary here annually since 1994.We are the 3rd set of innkeepers during all that time and each set of innkeepers has developed their own special relationship with this couple. It's great to see them each and share the highlights back and forth..
That is unusual. 3 different sets of innkeepers and they still keep coming back. They must really like the place..and you... and as you say..have developed special relationship with each set of innkeepers....that is GREAT! You don't hear that too often.
 

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We have a wonderful couple with us right now that has been celebrating their Anniversary here annually since 1994.We are the 3rd set of innkeepers during all that time and each set of innkeepers has developed their own special relationship with this couple. It's great to see them each and share the highlights back and forth..
That is unusual. 3 different sets of innkeepers and they still keep coming back. They must really like the place..and you... and as you say..have developed special relationship with each set of innkeepers....that is GREAT! You don't hear that too often.
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catlady said:
That is unusual. 3 different sets of innkeepers and they still keep coming back. They must really like the place..and you... and as you say..have developed special relationship with each set of innkeepers....that is GREAT! You don't hear that too often.
We actually have a lot of repeats from "the old days". I think the key is that the original innkeeper had a wonderful vision of what this place is...the next owners put their touch on it, then we did also, but over the years the "feel" of the place has stayed the same. We were all drawn to place because of the vibe of the property and the area. I think new innkeepers sometimes make the mistake of totally changing things and that can work against them. Change needs to be made slowly and also be sure to buy a place that fits your asthetics.
We've lost a few repeats from the old innkeepers, but usually it's because their relationship with the innkeeper was so strong that they just can't bear to see any change. We love hearing from the older repeats that our place is the best it's ever been. Now that means a lot!
This next week we have guests staying that were first here in 1999 and another couple that was first here in 1996.
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
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catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
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You could just say from my innkeeper friends.
If innkeepers can't come here and chat / vent freely then it loses it's purpose. Sure some non innkeepers will find this site, but to direct guests to it is not a good thing in my personal opinion.
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catlady said:
You could just say from my innkeeper friends.
If innkeepers can't come here and chat / vent freely then it loses it's purpose. Sure some non innkeepers will find this site, but to direct guests to it is not a good thing in my personal opinion.
Well, I don't exactly "direct" them to come and read the forum... I doubt any guest would want to wade through the hundreds of posts to find a comment about themselves.
But we laughed a lot... I made lots of jokes and cracked them up a lot and we had a blast together. They wanted to know if I had anybody on my "x list." I said it's called the "do not book" or the "no room at the inn" list but that I've been really blessed with wonderful guests. [The only real pita I've had is the one who stripped the amenity basket and I'd have her again (but remove the basket!). ] But I know those pita guests are are there... I've read the stories online!
Anyway, they were like, so, are you going to post about us on your forum? I'm like, do you really want me to? So, sure, why not?
There was another website that I did direct them to, though, writing it down and everything for them... You know, that annoying one that will never go away and can make or break our business.
:wink:
=)
Kk.
 

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I get really nice guests. I received a package in the mail this week from a guest that has stayed with me three times so far. I wondered what it was and I opened it and it was SILPAT! I always wanted to try one of those. I just thought it was so thoughtful of them to think about me. I have used the SILPAT to back cookies and scones and it is wonderful.
 

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I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
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catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
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YellowSocks said:
catlady said:
I don't think I would be sharing information about this forum with guests...sorry.
Why not? They ask where I get my fabulous recipe for Sausage Braid (tipsy) and Cheesy Potato Pie (Bree) or Dutch Babies (swirt). Or they ask how I came up with the idea to use rack cards as a cover for a cookbook (Riki? Someone here!) or why I have a bell (Kathleen) or how I learned to fold the TP that way.
I owe a lot to my online colleagues... what am I going to say, I just sorta figured it all out on my own?
=)
Kk.
Please tell them you belong to a professional innkeeping forum. No one needs to read about used condoms and other grossness we discuss here. They (the guests) think we are all part of a group somewhere anyway...this is a community here, we need to support one another.
I am not fond of non innkeepers reading the forum, innkeepers will not share any guest stories if they think about guests reading the forum. I know our resident BnB specialists who are non-innkeepers have been enlightened by some of the stories told here. The stories, imo are the most beneficial. Like Eugee forgetting a guest checking in, and how he handled it, that is invaluable information.
 
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