Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House

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Innkeeper Training


If you’ve dreamed of running your own bed and breakfast, learn before you leap! Take a “working vacation” and join Steve and Dusty at the Lion and the Rose to learn the ins-and-outs of innkeeping. We will custom tailor a hands-on training program to meet your needs.

Since taking over the B&B in October 2002, our bookings are up 90%. We now host over 2,000 guests a year in 8 guest rooms. We’re prepared to share all we’ve learned.

Depending on time of year and your training requirements, add $500 – $1,000 per week to charge for room and breakfast.



  • Preparing Breakfast
  • Serving Breakfast
  • Breakfast Clean-up
  • Food-handling Issues
  • Shopping

Guest Services

  • Taking Reservations
  • Checking-in Guests
  • Dealing with Guests
  • Defining Level of Service


  • Guest Rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundry


  • Pricing
  • Web-site
  • On-line Services
  • Brochure
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Professional Associations

Business Operations

  • Guest Management Software
  • Bookkeeping
  • Income and Expenses
  • Taxes
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Business Plan