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Bed and Breakfast Owners

Overview

A bed and breakfast is an inn, or small hotel, of about four to 20 rooms (although some bed and breakfasts have more rooms). Bed and breakfast owners either single-handedly, or with the help of spouse and family, provide guests with a comfortable, home-like environment. These workers, sometimes called innkeepers or abbreviated to B&B owners, clean rooms, assign rooms to guests, keep books and records, and provide some meals. They also actively interact with guests and provide information about tours, museums, restaurants, theaters, and recreational areas. According to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), there are approximately 17,000 bed and breakfasts in the United States. Though a bed and breakfast may be located in the very heart of a large city, most are located in small towns, the country, and along oceans, lakes, or rivers.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Hands On

Social

Career Ladder
Owner of Multiple Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfast Owner

Management Trainee

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