When you think of a Bed and Breakfast, chances are that you picture a small, cozy rural cottage with a fire in the hearth and country biscuits. However, there are modern versions that still offer the comfort and homeliness of the B&B while incorporating all modern needs.
It depends on the location of your business as well as what the customer expects from your location. Just because you’re already invested in your business doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to improve it. Changing the aesthetic of the place according to what is in demand as well as planning ahead can take you far in such a business.
Here are a few tips and guideline for running a successful Bed and Breakfast:
Survey Your Market:
Surveying what the customers want is the first step to any successful business. For example, if you aim for your house to be a family getaway, you can include stuff in your house that appeals more to parents such as a high chair, board games, a couple of swings in the garden etcetera. This can help you target a certain demographic. Of course, you can also try to aim for the general demographic. This would be harder though, for example, an older couple might not like the ruckus a child might cause. Moreover, it would help to baby proof the house to ensure any parents will not be concerned about the safety of their children.
Survey Your Location:
To provide a better experience for your customers, you can survey your location to find out where any tourists or customers would be most pleased to go. For instance, if you live near a lake, you could buy fishing equipment and rent it out in case any customer wants to go fishing. You can recommend it to them and provide your services for extra business. You need to buy the best fishing equipment, especially the reel. To find out which equipment would serve your needs the best, you can follow any online guide like the one at Reel with Style. They provide a buyer’s guide for the best fishing reels.
They elaborate on the type of reels present and what purpose they serve. It will help you find which one you need for your fishing needs. In addition, their site has tutorials on how to use the different types of reel for the fishing newbies. The tutorials include topics such as, how to spool a reel, how to set it on a rod and how to wrap it up.
Similarly, you could provide hiking services if you live near a mountain or biking services etcetera. You could open these to locals as well.
Keep a Well-Stocked Place:
Customers forget their stuff all the time or it may be lost during the trip. It’s better to have extra stock. These could include toothbrushes, chargers for different phones and laptops, diapers, nail clippers, hairbrushes or any such necessities. You should prepare the bedrooms in advance. Make sure to leave a water bottle on the dresser and chocolates on the pillow. It would help them ease in. Ensure the bathrooms are well stocked with towels, shampoo bottles, conditioners, and soaps.
Keep snacks for any time the guests might want them. Similarly, establish a tea/ coffee station in the kitchen so you don’t have to get up every time anyone wants a cup. Customers can brew it up themselves anytime. Just make sure you have all types of tea bags like earl grey, green tea and the regular.
These three tips guarantee that the customer will have a great experience at your Bed and Breakfast and that your business grows in no time.