So You Want to be an Innkeeper?

So You Want to Be an Innkeeper?

 Here is some information for all of my guests that someday want to be a ‘Bed and Breakfast’ owner.

If you would like to talk to me about the class, please call: Sallie Blalock, Katy House, 512 237-4262

Aspiring Innkeepers Workshop to Be Held September 13 in San Antonio, TX


                The Texas Bed & Breakfast Association (TBBA), the state association of inspected inns, bed & breakfasts, guesthouses and distinctive hotels, will hold its Aspiring Innkeepers Workshop in San Antonio on September 13, 2010  

            Often referred to as “America’s Most Envied Profession,” operating a bed & breakfast is a serious business that requires personal commitment, business acumen and high standards to be successful.  TBBA offers the “Basics” workshop to help people who are interested in entering the profession.  The day-long seminar covers topics such as Getting Started, Financial Realities, Marketing & Advertising, Standards and Quality Assurance, Industry Resources, and insights about what the lifestyle is really like from seasoned professionals.

             This is the only workshop of its kind in the State of Texas offering aspiring innkeepers a chance to develop the necessary skills to be leaders in their industry.  With travelers becoming more sophisticated and discerning, successful inns must continually strive to meet and surpass the travelers’ expectations.  TBBA provides the resources to help inns meet this goal.

The workshop will be held at:  Alamo Street Victorian Inn

                                                 951 S. Alamo Street

                                                 San Antonio, TX


Cost of the workshop is:
Basic & Full Member – $100 per person plus $37.50 for basic manual


     NON Basic or Full member $225 per person includes basic manual
The cost includes breakfast, lunch and all materials other than the manual.

If you need reservations for Sunday night, please call:

Aaron Pancoast Carriage House – 800-225-4045 –

Alamo Street Victorian Inn – 800-630-3722 –

Arbor House Suites – 888-272-6700 –

Brackenridge House B&B – 800-221-1412 –

Gardenia Inn – 800-356-1605 –

Ruckman Haus B&B – 866-736-1468 –

The Inn at Craig Place – 877-427-2447 –

For more details contact the TBBA Administrative Office at 1-800-428-0368 or  A printable registration form, is available at


Airing of the Quilts in Smithville, TX

Be sure to visit Smithville November 7, 2009 because quilts will be on display all over town. Some will be for sale, but most will just be displayed. It will be a beautiful site and great photo opportunity.  This event is sponsored by the Smithville Business Association.  Smithville is located between Bastrop and LaGrange.  We are 43 miles East of Austin.

If you need a place to stay, check out our B and B.