Innkeeping from the “Innside”
A view to your Innkeeping Success

Innkeeping from the Innside – description

Spend a morning getting the Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why from a successful Innkeeper who made her Innkeeping dream come true.  There are as many ways to be an Innkeeper as there are wonderful Inns and guests hoping to experience what you have to offer.  Explore the options and get the real scoop on what your Innkeeping success story might be.

Bio – Carol and Tom Edmondson owned and operated a 12-guest room Select Registry Inn on Cape Cod for 12 years.  While they owned their Inn, Carol and Tom, formed Inn Advisors, a consulting partnership focused on finding inns for their clients and teaching innkeeping from their own experience.  They developed the “Innkeeping From the Innside” seminar providing a comprehensive view of acquiring and operating a highly successful B&B.  Carol specializes in taking your Inn to the next level, planning for change, and planning your future strategy.



DATE:                   Tuesday, November 1, 2022.       TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

LOCATION:           Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Grand Rapids, Mi

Cost:                     $75 -morning Aspiring Innkeeper segment.

Special pricing if you attend the Tuesday afternoon conference with dinner- is $100 and if you would like to come back or spend the night at the Amway, the conference will continue on Wednesday morning with morning sessions, lunch, and raffle prizes- $75.

Total cost to attend the Aspiring Innkeeping morning session, Tuesday afternoon sessions with dinner, and Wednesday session with lunch and raffle prizes- $250

This is an incredible value with the amount of learning and interacting with very successful Michigan innkeepers.


8:30-12 Noon- Aspiring Innkeeping Segment 

Presented by Carol Edmondson

from- Inn Advisors

Innkeeping from the “Innside”

8:30 am –  Who are Innkeepers, and what do they do?  A brief look at the many ways people come to Innkeeping.
9:00 am –  When and how to make your dream a reality
9:30 am –  Build or Buy? So many options!
10:15 am – Break
10:30 am – How does financing work, and where do you start
11:00 am – A day in the life of an innkeeper using various models for inns and innkeeping.
11:30 am – Making it your own and finding your guests.
noon –       Industry resources to pursue as your journey continues – handout and brief discussion as lunch begins
12 – 12:45 Lunch with Innkeepers
Aspiring Innkeepers: Register Here

Become an MBBA Aspiring Innkeeper Member for shadowing and mentoring opportunities that exist only with MBBA.