An interesting concept - a Staycation...
I read an article in Down East Magazine recently about a Staycation - but in that regard it was more about staying around your home base for vacations and how many Mainers are doing just that.
But I know of some innkeepers who are entertaining guests out of the area at their inn who are interested in getting into the innkeeping business. We refer to this as a Staycation as well - it's a vacation; you're staying at an inn and shadowing the innkeepers. The real deal on the ins and outs of innkeeping.
If you're afraid to jump into the hospitality industry head first, maybe testing the waters with a Staycation is for you. Contact me if you're thinking about doing this in Maine, I just might now some innkeepers willing to take part!