Rocky Mountain Lodge

Bed and Breakfast Q & A #1

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a Bed and Breakfast? We’ve had our B&B, the Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins, for 7 years now, and have learned a lot in the past several years. I took a B&B innkeeping seminar before we bought our B&B, read some books, had company over and practices for several years beforehand, but once we took the plunge, there was a lot I was still unprepared for and have learned through trail and error. I’ll share a series of Q&A’s about running a Bed and Breakfast Inn here on my blog.

There will also some general Q & A’s for the inn-goer as well. If you’ve never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast Inn before and what to know some general information, I’ll share that as well.

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer, email me at and I’ll post them on my blog. I’m sure there are many questions out there.

So for today…

Q. How many hours a day does an innkeeper work?

A. That can vary. I’d say the average hours a day we work is 14-16 hours per day. We’re up no later than 6:00 am (some days earlier), and we don’t stop until evenings, anywhere between 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. And that’s 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Sometimes we’ll go months without a day off.

You can see our Colorado Bed and Breakfast (Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins) at our website at

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