Let’s work together for Michigan innkeepers and for you
Becoming a Preferred Vendor or Interim Innkeeper member of the Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association is a great way to connect with B&B owners and aspiring innkeepers who buy or will buy products and services like yours.
Showcase your business
Benefits of Preferred Vendor Membership
The Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association offers exclusive opportunities for businesses to showcase their products and services to member innkeepers. More than 60 member inns rely on MBBA for input and recommendations on services and products that can help their businesses operate more efficiently and profitably. Join today to gain their attention and their trust.
In return for your annual dues of $300, enjoy these marketing benefits:
- Contact information, company information, logo, and link from the MBBA website;
- Introduction to members in MBBA News Briefs;
- Complimentary member-wide dedicated electronic introductory promotion (purchasable once annually thereafter at $75);
- Up to four complimentary ads or promotional stories annually in the monthly MBBA News Briefs; and
- Exhibitor discount at the annual conference of $55.
Benefits of Interim Innkeeper Membership
The Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association offers “Innsitters” the opportunity to showcase their services to member innkeepers. How else would they find you? More than 60 member inns rely on MBBA for input and recommendations on Innsitter services to help ease them through an emergency or a vacation that takes them away from their businesses. Join today to gain their attention and their trust at the unbelievably-low annual dues rate of just $99.
Acorn Internet Services
|Acorn Internet Service|
|Mark & Lisa Kolb||947-777-9164|
|Mark & Lisa are longtime and fervent supporters of the Bed and Breakfast Industry. Their company services include Creative & Appealing Web Design; Graphic Design & Branding; Organic and Local SEO & Google Analytics; Ongoing Website Support; Booking Engine Integration; Secure Hosting & Email; Individualized Marketing, Revenue Monitoring & Growth Strategies; Email, Social Media, Digital Marketing; and supporting ADA and GDPR Compliance Requirements.|
|Janet Jaiswal VP of Marketing||tel:650-759-1339|
|Cloudbeds provides the platform that powers hospitality, driving streamlined operations, increasing reservations and revenue, and enabling memorable guest experiences for lodging businesses of all sizes and types across the globe. The award-winning Cloudbeds Hospitality Platform seamlessly combines solutions for front desk, revenue, distribution, guest acquisition, and guest engagement in a single unified system, enhanced by a marketplace of third-party integrations. Cloudbeds was named No. 1 PMS and No. 1 Hotel Management System by Hotel Tech Report in 2022 and recognized by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 in 2021.|
The B&B Team
|The B&B Team / Inn Partners LLC|
|We are Eben Viens, Marilyn Bushnell, David Hiler, Julie Pankey, Kim Williams||tel:802-380-7312|
Fremont Insurance Co.
|Tim Bassett, CIC, CRIS, CAWC, Director of Commercial & Farm Underwriting||tel:231-924-8378|
|We provide a unique package of insurance coverages on a commercial policy tailored to the B&B business operator. Fremont Insurance Company has many years of experience with this special program, with the highest-rated claim service by independent agents, and insures more B&Bs than any other insurer in Michigan. We have many POSITIVE MBBA stories from Fremont’s services.|
|We are Innkeeping Specialists focusing on all aspects of Innkeeping. We understand experience-based travel and the power of the Inn business model. We have taught hundreds of Innkeepers the secrets to a successful Inn business. Become an Innkeeping success story, let us show you how.
We provide the “Innside” information that both Aspiring and Experienced innkeepers need to succeed.
|Gregg Smith||tel:269-455-8095 Cell|
|Combining 15 years of innkeeping experience with a firm grasp of Michigan’s real estate market.
Gregg Smith PO Box 2717 | 2987 Blue Star Hwy l Douglas MI 49406
The Insurance Shop
|The Insurance Shop|
|Make sure you mention MBBA as they have been very big supporters of both our inns and our association.|
|Make sure you mention MBBA as they have been very big supporters of both our inns and our association.
995 36th Street S.E, Grand Rapids MI 49508
|As a previous owner of Snowbird Mountain Lodge in Robbinsville, NC & I created $1 million in revenue in 12 months. After selling our lodge in 2022, I started a hospitality consulting business for bed and breakfast properties and independent boutique hotel owners. My career has been in travel and tourism. I have created an app that offers weekly master class training sessions for operational and marketing purposes and also consult 1 on 1.
1000 Bear Creek Rd Bigfork, MT 59911
|RexNexus is an all-in-one property management software. Whether you are a seasoned property owner or just starting out, ResNexus is designed to make managing your business easy. With our easy-to-use reservation software, you spend less time worrying and more time doing the things you love. See how ResNexus can enhance your business today!
Award-winning reservation software to grow your business
Queen of Guest Experience
|Our simple and effective technology lets B&B owners provide guests with all the information they need to enjoy their stay. Say goodbye to leaflets, PDF printouts, and tatty old binders – say hello to your prettier, easier-to-maintain, and more versatile online welcome book that guests love.|
|With proven business management solutions, integrated payment processing, world-class support and direct connectivity with channels like Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor, our fast, professional and comprehensive platform will unify and automate every part of your business to make it more profitable.|
Interim Innkeepers (Innsitters)
Peace of mind is what we as your inn sitters can offer you. Just as you do for your guests, we will do in your absence. The little things, the details, make the difference. They make our guests’ stay AMAZING.
With 8+ years of Innkeeping experience and 20+ years of customer service experience, we are uniquely qualified to meet your needs. Ask for links to our reviews. We love to share them!
We are available for short or extended stays during peak or off-season times. In return, we get to visit this wonderful country, meet great owners and make new friends everywhere we serve.
While You Were Out
837 Cordele Ave
Port Charlotte FL 33948
941-661-6039 | E-Mail
My objective as an interim innkeeper is to provide peace of mind for owners by successfully running their bed and breakfast or inn to their standards in their absence and/or to provide extra support to their team on a temporary basis. Training includes ServSafe National Food Service Certification, February 2014; PAII Conference, January 2014; Internships: July 2013 at St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine FL, and May 2013 at Horse & Chaise Inn, Venice FL; Inn Sitting Training, Taos NM, May 2013; Entrepreneurial Academy, Punta Gorda, FL, Fall 2013; and Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar, New Castle ME, June 2012. CPR and First-Aid Certified. Currently preparing to retire as on-site director of Pumpin Patch Laboratory Preschool at Charlotte Technical Center since 1993.
Interim InnKeeper Application Form
|From historic inns and charming bed and breakfasts to full-service boutique hotels, you will encounter hundreds of Select Registry properties across North America. While each member’s property exudes its own unique style, there is one thing they all have in common: Select Registry’s endorsement, which has been trusted by millions of travelers for nearly 50 years. We offer independent bed and breakfasts, inns, and boutique hotels that meet Select Registry’s legendary quality standards, the opportunity to join our curated collection of properties.|