If you own a B&B website, it should include a strong blog

In today’s social internet world, it is more important than ever for the bed and breakfast establishments with a website to also have a strong blog connected.  The reason is simple, the internet continues to change as the devices and the people using them continue to evolve.

The innkeeper that is sharing information that fills a need for their  guests is the innkeeper that is also putting the heads in the beds. For the bed and breakfast owner, the number one thing guests expect from the website owner is finding local information. This means the innkeeper needs to constantly be sharing about the things happening on the property as well as in the immediate area, letting people know why they should come visit, and keeping them informed about what they can be doing when they stay at the B&B.

Potential guests want to know what activities can be enjoyed in the local area.

Celebrate Labor Day at a Bed and Breakfast

Labor day will be celebrated across the U.S.A this week-end. In the United States, the first Monday of September is when we celebrate Labor Day. On this day we honor and celebrate all American workers (laborers) in our country. It is traditionally viewed as a day of rest, relaxation, and a time when families can spend the day together — a special day devoted to thanking ordinary workers for all they have done throughout the year to keep our country strong and prosperous.

If you are struggling with the question of “what to do” over the 3-day holiday, consider a getaway trip to a bed and breakfast. B&Bs can usually be found in almost any destination you plan to visit – large or small cities and rural areas.

Bed and Breakfast accommodations come in many unique offerings, everything from log cabins, to farm stays, to luxury suites in downtown areas of cities large and small.

Choosing to spend your holiday at a bed and breakfast, is akin to choosing to relax, rejuvenate and recharge. B&B’s are usually owned by individuals, who take a more hands-on approach to managing their properties and strive to ensure that their guests are content. And, the breakfast that is usually included in the price of your stay is almost always homemade with local fresh ingredients — not stale donuts, orange juice from concentrate, and instant coffee.

Finding a bed and breakfast establishment that offers the type of surroundings you’d like is not difficult. The internet makes the task of planning your getaway relatively simple. You can even make your reservations online.

Searching for just the right place is simple, just go to your favorite search engine (google.com, yahoo.com, etc.) and type in the words bed and breakfast, then the city and state. Here is an example of a query for B&Bs in the state of Iowa, near a popular lake: bed and breakfast near West Lake Okoboji Iowa.

The results of the search will bring links to a wide range of choices for lodging. Everything from romantic restored farm houses, to lakefront cottages.

No matter how you want to celebrate Labor Day, there is a bed and breakfast inn that can accommodate and pamper you.

Thrieving Bed and Breakfast – Near Des Moines – For Sale

Garden and Galley B&B located in Indianola, Iowa

Thriving bed and breakfast is located inside the city limits of Indianola, Iowa, on 9 acres of nature trails, ponds and wooded areas. Can be purchased as a B&B or private home.

Bed & Breakfast
Indianola, Iowa

This exceptional property, with home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and architect-design, on almost nine acres within the city limits of Indianola, Iowa, is being offered as a thriving bed and breakfast or a spacious private home.

Originally built in 1953 as a spacious brick ranch overlooking the South River valley, a two story brick and cedar addition was built in 1986 converting this to a 5 level split.

The home features 3,755 sq ft on the top three levels and an additional 1,350 sq ft finished in the walkout lower level. A unique one-of-a-kind property with amenities galore.  The main living area features a full wall of windows in the living room, a large kitchen and a lower level family room that takes advantage of the stunning views.

With 7 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, there is room for everyone! The house includes 3 fireplaces, two full kitchens and built-in cabinets and closets throughout. Outside you can enjoy 3 patio areas and a front entry with gardens, an older barn filled with treasures and a potting shed. The additional land is mowed with walking paths and a beautiful grove of trees for a restful retreat. Contact Kim Keller at Iowa Realty at (515) 681-2123 for more details or to schedule an appointment to view the property.  See listing and photos by clicking here.