As soon as I tell people I work in the bed and breakfast industry, the conversation inevitably turns to how it has always been a secret fantasy of theirs to quit the rat race and run their own inn. The idea is romantic in theory, but in reality, it takes a lot of hard work to make it a success. Just starting the process of purchasing your own B&B can be overwhelming (let alone the day to day demands), but for those seriously interested in this rewarding career path, there is an amazing opportunity you need to know about.
Launched on February 15, 2016, Win The Inn at Rose Hall offers aspiring innkeepers the chance to pursue their vision of living out an exceptional B&B lifestyle in a magnificent 1890s Victorian-inspired home with $10,000 provided for relocation expenses.* This turn-key prize also includes all furnishings, equipment, on-site and telephone training with the innkeeper, and a copy of my book, Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies.
With just 250 words and a $135 entry fee,* an exciting new chapter in your life can begin. Simply explain in your submission what makes you the ideal innkeeper and why you’re passionate about owning a bed & breakfast – and The Inn at Rose Hall could be yours! The inn’s current owner will review all submissions, select 100 semi-finalists, and hand them over to a panel of three judges who will narrow the entries to 20 finalists. The Inn at Rose Hall will choose the winner within 60 days of the June 15, 2016 contest deadline. No previous innkeeping experience is required to participate, which also turned out to be the case for current innkeeper/owner Zoie Kaye when she first began her journey with The Inn at Rose Hall.
“In 2002 I arrived on the doorstep of The Inn at Rose Hall, after having spent over 25 years in San Francisco and the Bay Area. It was definitely a huge leap of faith that brought me to Eureka Springs, AR, and I’ve never looked back. It’s been an incredibly satisfying and unforgettable experience in my life,” she reveals. “Until I purchased The Inn at Rose Hall, I had never been in the hospitality industry. I was fortunate to have a very rich, diverse career in fashion. As a professional speaker, it gave me the opportunity to travel all over the world, and I loved people and entertaining. My diverse background came together as a perfect fit in creating the success of The Inn at Rose Hall.”
Set in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, The Inn at Rose Hall is a grand residence that boasts antique light fixtures and beautiful stained glass windows. Travelers retreat to luxurious guestrooms, each of which are individually decorated and feature fireplaces, jetted tubs for two, and elegant furnishings. In the morning, they awake to a sumptuous gourmet breakfast. A spectacular stone-walled garden provides a tranquil experience for guests onsite, while those who venture away for the day can take advantage of all the scenic countryside Arkansas has to offer. Visits to natural springs, wine and olive oil tastings, fishing, cave explorations, and excursions to a wildlife refuge are just a few of the many things to do in and around enchanting Eureka Springs.
If you’re ready to trade in your cubicle and rush hour traffic for an inn-credible new career, head to www.wintheinnatrosehall.com today.
*$10,000 will be awarded if 5,300 entries are received. A $12.50 processing fee will be added to each entry fee. The Inn at Rose Hall reserves the right to extend the contest deadline past June 15, 2016. Full contest terms and conditions are available.