Bed and Breakfast Owner

Run a bed-and-breakfast business.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $88,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bed and Breakfast Owners do?

Do you love to entertain guests? Do you have a home or cabin you’re proud to share with others? If so, you might want to become a Bed and Breakfast Owner.

A Bed and Breakfast can be anything from an upstairs room to a series of deluxe cabins on the lakefront. As a Bed and Breakfast Owner, you get to make all of the decisions. But of course, two things that your guests always expect are a bed and breakfast.

That means you must love to cook. Or at least, you must be willing to learn to love it, or hire someone to do it for you. No matter how it gets done, breakfast is important because it’s a time when your guests can gather and mingle over a hot meal.

The best B&B’s (as they are known) offer baked pastries and/or hot dishes made using fresh, local ingredients that represent the area. Your food should leave your guests gushing accolades to friends and counting the days until they can come back.

Your rooms might be an addition to your house, or separate structures entirely. Again, the goal of a successful Bed and Breakfast Owner is to provide a unique experience. Guests are looking for something “homier” than the local hotel, so you go out of your way to grant their every need.

You cover the beds in upscale linens, stock the bathroom with bubble bath and robes, and ensure that every inch is scrupulously clean. In addition, you provide information on restaurants, activities, and entertainment in the area.


Should I be a Bed and Breakfast Owner?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper

    How to become a Bed and Breakfast Owner

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