Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New Listing! Lovely Inn and Wedding Destination

A beautiful historic home on over 4 acres in the southern midcoast on the Kennebec with beautiful views, beautiful period details, grand spaces, high ceilings, wide plank pumpkin pine floors, a gorgeous owner's quarters and growing wedding business (as a venue). It's a great business model! Contact me for more information and visit my website for more details and photos.

Offered at $1,350,000

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Camden Maine Inn for Sale!

A wonderful 8 room bed and breakfast in the heart of village of Camden, Maine. All rooms have private baths, a mix of period and contemporary decor, and attention to detail. Lovely and bright common rooms, a well landscaped lot and plenty of parking.

The owner's have wonderful space as well, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, spacious eat in kitchen with some commercial equipment and a brick pizza oven!

Financially viable.  Offered at $1,595,000.

Contact me for details or visit my website for more information and photos.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

New Listing in the lakes region! Lakeview Inn, Naples, Maine...

This inn (formerly known as Inn at Long Lake) has been around for many years. It sits just steps from the causeway (a snippet of the lake can be seen from spots around the inn), between Long Lake and Brandy Pond.

16 guest rooms, all with private baths.

Large great room with massive stone fireplace.

Spacious dining room.

Large covered front porch.

Newly renovated owner's quarters with large kitchen with granite, living room, spacious bedroom and bathroom with granite and a tiled shower.

Offered at $1,150,000

For more details, visit the listing page on my website.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Price reduction on this beautiful water view Camden #Maine bed and breakfast!

Now offered at $880,000! This gorgeous inn has 6 spacious guest rooms with en-suite baths, many with water views, all beautifully appointed with custom furnishings, window treatments, rugs and historic art and paint colors. There's a gas fireplace in the large parlor, dining room, two guest rooms and a wood burning fireplace in the library. Ambiance is everywhere!

The first floor spacious owner's suite offers the same appointments, with hardwood floors, French doors from the living room into the bedroom, a spacious eat-in kitchen and a view! All new mechanicals, roofing, and more. Contact me for details or visit the listing on my website.

This is a great opportunity to operate a very manageable inn in a destination location with a view!

Friday, May 20, 2016

New Price! Atlantic Birches Inn, Old Orchard Beach, Maine

This beautiful 10 room inn is just up from the pier and 7 miles of sandy beach! A charming 1940s bungalow and 1904 John Calvin Stevens Queen Anne with beautiful period details.
Now offered at $775,000. Call, email or text me for details 207-266-5604

Friday, April 1, 2016

Innkeeping = Work + Fun + Life... a Nice Balance

How many jobs out there do you know of that can really offer a balance of life, work and fun? I think that Innkeeping may be one of the few!

Let's take a closer look:

working with dietary restrictions
constant grocery shopping
(did I mention cleaning?)
house maintenance
snow removal (for some of us!)
managing the reservation system
managing the purchasing of goods and supplies
managing food costs
marketing and keeping up with new trends
social media and keeping up with new trends
working on special events and packaging
working with staff
entertaining guests and meeting new people
working on ways to make your property be as welcoming as it can be
knowing the businesses in your area (and being a patron of them!)
attending hospitality related conferences (local and national)
knowing and exploring the area (to be the best tour guide for your guests)
working on ways to be locally sustainable and green
paying taxes

cooking (likely for many of us in the industry)
social media (most of us do it personally already)
entertaining guests (part of why we get into this industry, right?)
meeting new people
frequenting the local restaurants (partial write-offs!)
attending conferences/travel (and they're write-offs!)
exploring the area like a tourist (likely in an area you loved that brought you there to buy a lodging property!)
landscaping and gardening (for some of us)
home improvements (for some of us)

grocery shopping
house maintenance/improvements
social media
entertaining (for many of us)
shopping at your local businesses
dining at the area restaurants
meeting new people
landscaping and gardening
snow removal (for some)
paying taxes (ugh)

Do you see the overlap? It's pretty evident, isn't it?

Let me help you get into a lodging property to experience this balance for yourself!

Call, text (207-266-5604) or email!