For people with the right mindset who are looking for a new challenge, getting into the B&B business and buying up a country inn for sale is a great option. And this is the right time to get into the business. The industry is on a growth curve and demand for B&B accommodation is growing.
If you have stayed in a bed and breakfast, you will know of the charm, atmosphere and the difference from cookie cutter hotel rooms a B&B offers. There are a variety of country inns for sale at present. People are often suspicious as to why there are guest houses for sale when the industry is doing well. The simple answer is that established inn keepers feel this is the time for them to expand and start running larger properties. Those looking at moving on have put their inns for sale.
Buying an existing inn for sale, offers many advantages as compared to starting from scratch with a brand new establishment. A country inn for sale will already have an established reputation and regular returning guests. The basic infrastructure will be in place and except for the changes the new owner wants to implement; the inn will be operational from day one. Getting rid of the non revenue start up time involved in setting up a Greenfield country inn can be a huge financial benefit.
People from all walks of life have started B&Bs – businessmen, teachers, farmers, artists, insurance agents, you name it; B&B’s are being run by people of diverse backgrounds. Buying and running a country inn requires no professional expertise or prior experience. A willingness to be active in all aspects of running the B&B and a methodical approach to the business are all you need. The one thing that all B&B inns have in common is that the owners are those who like people. This is a key requirement.
If you buy a country inn, you need to be able to provide the guest with personalized treatment. If he wanted to stay in a cold mechanical place where every room looks the same and every breakfast is like the one he had yesterday, he would stay in a hotel. A guest comes to a B&B inn to stay with a local resident and get a personalized feel of the area. He would like to be able to talk to the owner of the inn and get the personalized help and advice he needs to make his visit more pleasant, which is something a hotel can not offer.
You will find country inns for sale all over the country. These can range from the basic ones that will give a feel of rural life to the luxury ones with 4 and 5 star amenities. The inns can be either old heritage buildings with their distinct charm and atmosphere, a simple house in the country, a set of independent cottages or a new purpose built structure.
Inns are normally, but not always, away from the urban sprawl. Bed and breakfast inns for sale may be found on the outskirts of the cities and offer guests the chance to both visit the cities there and also explore the countryside around them. They can also be in more remote areas where the attractions are either peace and quiet or adventure sports. Take your pick.