While most enjoy a day of rest on Labor Day, innkeepers and staff at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England (DINE) are busy at work, making memories for their guests. No rest for the weary at the DINE inns for innkeepers, even on holidays.
So often we hear comments about wanting to retire and become an innkeeper. The dream of baking muffins and socializing with guests made famous by Bob Newhart’s Stratford Inn on the Bob Newhart Show in the 1980s is ingrained in many baby boomers’ minds. If that’s something you’re considering today, just think, you could be enjoying another 12 to 15 hour day on Labor Day if that were your job!
A day in the life of a DINE innkeeper is surprisingly busy, and anything but a relaxing retirement adventure. From first thing in the morning until well after sundown, your DINE innkeepers are busy running their businesses. Yes, a part of that day may include baking muffins and definitely talking with guests (often an innkeepers’ favorite part), but in-between and behind the scenes, those innkeepers are also decorators, bartenders, gardeners, mechanics, accountants, tech-wizards, writers, social media experts, nurses, managers, recruiters, and so much more. As we revealed in our blog entry, Tea & Sympathy, DINE innkeepers are also therapists, and last-minute saviors too. No two days are alike for innkeepers, that’s what’s fun about the job. From sun-up to sun-down Distinctive Inns of New England innkeepers are enjoying providing the romantic New England getaways that their guests love, and awaiting their day of rest during the slower season.
We thought it might be fun to take you on a photo tour of a day in the life of a DINE innkeeper. Let us not only tell you about all the fun things they do to fill the day, we’ll show you too!
And when it comes to the holidays, DINE innkeepers go full speed into becoming decorators too.
Innkeepers take the time to attend meetings so events, promotions and new ideas can be shared among DINE members and other innkeepers too.
And when it comes to marketing, DINE innkeepers are dedicated!
As you can see, every day in the life of a DINE innkeeper is filled with a variety of tasks.
Learn more about planning your next romantic getaway and see for yourself what a day in the life of an innkeeper is like at the 12 Distinctive Inns of New England. Click below on links that will take you directly to each of their websites.
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