Hospitality & Tourism Portfolio

By: Alex Campbell

What is a bed and breakfast inn?

A bed and breakfast inn is a small or large lodging establishment, also known as "B&B". They offer overnight stay and breakfast or brunch in the morning. Most only serve one meal a day and is breakfast.

Breakfast Inns near you

  • There are many different Bed and Breakfast Inns around the Madison area, Some are large and some are small but all of them are very nice and neat.


  • First Bed and breakfast I found was the " Speckled Hen Inn". It is located at 5525 portage Rd Madison, WI. This Inn is a little out in the country where they serve " Farm to table" food (Farm fresh foods). It's the perfect place for a romantic get away or to just enjoy the outdoors and fresh air. There are wild animals and farm animals all around the land as well. They serve breakfast and on occasion brunch. A three coarse Breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m. every morning. To drink they have a picture of cold orange juice or any hot beverage of choice such as, fine coffee or fine tea, as well as hot chocolate. To eat they serve fresh fruit, pastry breads, speckled hen eggs, or fresh veggies or herbs. They also mention that if scheduled ahead of time you can reserve a breakfast of your choice.


  • Prices range from $135 to $240 depending upon how many rooms you would have and how many people would attend but they do have special deals.



Pictures of bed and breakfast inns

Fargo Mansion Inn

This delectable Inn is located in Lake Mills, WI. It's perfect for outdoor living and get away's. They have hiking, fishing, sight seeing, bird watching, and tons more. This is more of an larger inn With more space to do activities. Their fresh and hot breakfasts are served at 8:30 a.m. sharp every morning. They have seasonable fruits, fresh juices, fresh baked sweets and fresh entree, They also have dietary needed foods as well. Breakfast goes until 11:30 a.m. The breakfast self served in a kitchen where you can choose whatever you want at any time.


Prices range from $105 a night to $185, depending upon the size of room you rent out.

Hanson House Inn

You can find this great Bed and Breakfast at 303 north street Cambridge, WI. Enjoy ad relax in there swimming pool or jalousie which is open 24/7. They also have in-room served breakfast or brunch served at 9:30 a.m. every morning. Breakfast next to the bed is your choice of fresh fruits, fresh baked goods, pancakes, waffles, or any other Delicious treat. For drinks they have orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, and etc. They also have diet breakfasts as well. This inn is great for get away's or to just get out of the house and be treated like a king.


The prices are reasonable too! Prices range from $129 to $189, again depending on the room or rooms you would rent out.

Backwoods lodge

My lodge would be located in the north woods of Wisconsin. The lodge would be a log cabin and would sit on an 200 acre property for the guests to walk, hike, nature walk, bird watching, see wildlife, or to just get some fresh air, it would also have one large lake/pond and one small coy pond for fishing. The lodge would be more for families to spend time together or to get away from home. Sixteen guest and bed rooms will be available, Each room will cost $215 a night or depending upon how many people would come we could have packages/deals. There is two hot tubs and a small pool to come to and relax after a long day. The inside of my lodge would also be log cabin type and the counter tops and kitchen would be made of green marble. Couches would match the marble, same as the rest of the furniture. I would also have mounts of animals all around the inside and on the walls. The lights would have deer antlers on them for decoration. All in all, my lodge would be an outdoors men dream lodge. I would only serve breakfast and it would be served at 10:30 every morning, unless some early birds want theirs earlier. I would have 4 different menus for the days of the week. The one ill share with you would be Farm fresh eggs, made however you'd like. Hash browns, ham, sausage, bacon, and pancakes. To drink there is orange juice, apple juice, milk, or any other hot beverage. Along with this tasty menu we have a dietary menu as well.

Menu

Monday: Toast, Sausage links, Bacon bites, and hash browns, on the side will be a fruit salad. Drinks come as shown, Juice, milk, coffee, and hot chocolate.


Tuesday: Pancakes, French toast, and sausage links. Drinks are juice, milk, or any other warm beverage.


Wednesday: Build your own omlit. You Can choose from cheese, peppers, any vegetable, onions, or potato's. On the side with this will be a fruit par fee. Juices and milk will be served with this breakfast (Coffee will also be served)


Thursday: Sausage McMuffin, eggs, and side of hash browns. To drink will be milk and coffee.


Friday: All you can eat pancakes. Choose from blueberry, raspberry, blueberry, chocolate chip, or any other fruit. Milk, coffee, and juice will be served with this as well.

Recipes

1) Our hash brown recipe is made from farm fresh potato's, sizzled to a light brown, smothered in onions and garlic. We add a pinch of salt and pepper for taste and serve from the skillet warm.


2) Omlits are made from the farm fresh eggs, Diced vegetables from the garden, and farm potato's cooked any way for our guest. We also add salt and pepper seasoning for better taste.


3) Fruit salads are fresh out of the garden depending upon the season, otherwise its shipped in from southern states. We do have organic fruits as well that will send your taste buds crazy. We cut and slice all of the fruits and put them in a mixing bowl for the guests to put there own amount on their plate.


4) Pancakes are homemade with out secrete pancake recipe, to give it a fulfilling taste. Any fruit or chocolate can be added to these cakes to give them a delicious taste.


5) Our bacon bites are more than unique, Diced pieces of steak are cooked and then bacon is wrapped around the outside of them, then dipped in barbecue sauce to give it the most amazing taste ever.

Impact on the state and owner


From 1999 to 2000, the average B&B in the United States increased occupancy from 49 percent to 50 percent. This compares to the 69.3 percent and 70.6 percent occupancy levels, respectively, for U.S. hotels in PKF Consulting’s annual Trends in the Hotel Industry survey.


As lodging businesses, bed and breakfast inns (B&B) are definitely unique operations and differ greatly from most U.S. hotels. The typical B&B has only eight guest rooms, and the vast majority are owned by individuals that take a very active part in the operation. In fact, 83 percent of all B&B owners live on the premises, while 88 percent describe themselves as “active” in their operations. On average, 41 percent of all the hours logged by inn employees are those put in by the owners themselves.


Although smaller in size, B&Bs command slightly higher average room rates than the hotels participating in PKF Consulting’s survey of major U.S. lodging markets. This is due mainly to the higher mix of rooms with special amenities (fireplaces, Jacuzzis, etc…). The average daily room rate (ADR) for B&Bs grew from $125.25 in 1999 to $128.87 in 2000. This represents an increase of 2.9 percent. During this same period, hotel managers were able to grow their rates from $116.89 to $122.73, or an increase of 5.0 percent.