But, unlike the past when the kids came home from college, or the daughter and her new hubby could just crash on the old double-bed, now you’ve got heaps of new hubbies and wives, college graduates taking a break from their new jobs, and all sorts of other relations who know that your place is the place to be during the holidays.
And, you know it’s just not like you to ever tell someone, “Well, I’m not sure I’ve got the space.” On the other hand everyone is so grown, and there are so many more of them this year. The time has finally come to consider new lodging options.
It’s time to find a neighborhood bed and breakfast this holiday season!
Why a bed and breakfast for your overflow guests? Let’s count the reasons.
Okay, you’ve come to the conclusion that you simply can’t fit another overnighter in the house (and, you’re also a little uncertain about the airtightness of the old inflatable mattress stuffed in the back of the much older garage). However, it seems to you that the local motel is more shabby than chic, and the chain hotels are much too sterile for guests, not to mention sadly impersonal places to stay during the holidays. And, while the motels or hotels in your area aren't particularly close to you, they also do little in terms of making things easier for you other than just providing beds for heads.
However, just imagine the genius of first scouting, and then recommending your overflow guests stay at local B&B’s. Sure, there will no doubt be an initial shock at your coming to your senses to let them know your house is filled beyond capacity with guests for the first time in family memory. As well, they might feel a bit let-down that you don’t have a dozen or so guest rooms just waiting for them. That’s why having a plan in place for a growing and ever-extending family is so important when it comes to overnight accommodations.
Here’s where the local B&B comes to the rescue to save the holiday.
B&B innkeepers are just like you – conscientious tenders of quality guest relations! Unlike the unpredictable upkeep of local motels, or the impersonal care provided by chain hotels, B&B’s offer unmatched attention to the comfort and happiness of their guests.
You have freshly cleaned towels and linens for your holiday guests – so too do B&B’s.
You have that touch of festive décor in your home and hearth – so too do B&B’s.
Perhaps most clever of all, B&B’s make things easier for you by starting off the day with a nice breakfast for your overflow guests. No more will your guests show up late-morning looking to eat right away, hungry from their long boring drive over the meadow and through the woods. In fact, you can usually find a bed and breakfast so close by that the travel from there to you is negligible. Just think, your overflow guests will already have had a great
breakfast to tide them over until your yams are done, the pies are cooling, and the plump golden bird comes out of the oven.
So, get ready for the holiday guest wave this year by doing something a little different. Have overflow guests feel right at home by helping them stay in another home – a local B&B.