We just had our first official B&B guest. We have had friends and family stay with us and used them as guinea pigs for our B&B aspirations. In our former home, we would invite the neighbors over for breakfast to practice how long meals for a bunch of people would take and to try out recipes on them.
But now it is official. We are a working B&B.
Zach and Courtney were the perfect first guests, friendly, outgoing and just a lot of fun. Airbnb allows for, and encourages, a lot of communication between hosts and guests. Among other things, they told us that they were on their honeymoon.
A friend commented that it was "cool that the start of your new venture begins with a couple who are beginning an adventure of their own." And I was excited to be a part of their honeymoon memories.
We plan on providing some sort of treat each day for all our guests, in addition to the breakfast. But this was a special day for them, so I made chocolate dipped strawberries and then made some heart shaped linzer cookies. Go big for a honeymoon!
We were absolutely thrilled when they told us the next morning that they enjoyed the place so much and wanted to stay another night. Sure! And then they brought a treat back for the dog. How great is that?
Courtney and Zach are on their way home and we will clean and prepare for the next guest. We have someone coming Sunday and I just got another inquiry.
So we are on our way.