Aspiring Innkeeping Seminars:



Learn from experienced innkeepers

Learn more about yourselves



Meet other aspiring innkeepers



Explore and celebrate your passion

Is Innkeeping a dream or a reality for me?

Innkeeping is not for everyone. We know that. Hearthside Group provides aspiring innkeeping seminars covering such topics as innkeeping lifestyle, operations, marketing and financing sprinkled with real-life examples from their own innkeeping experiences. The seminars are intensive, informative and fun. By the end of the seminar, you will have a very good idea what innkeeping is about and whether this exciting lifestyle is for you. Whatever your decision, it is a great investment for you.

TAKEAWAYS: By the end of this seminar you will have accomplished the following:

  • Is innkeeping a career you would like to pursue? If not, that is okay. That is a win for you.
  • You will receive a primer on all aspects of purchasing an inn from preliminary.
    modeling, to prospecting, financing, negotiating, valuations, marketing, operations
    and lifestyle /relationship challenges of innkeeping.
  • For those interested in continuing down this path, we will help you to construct an
    innkeeping business model that works for you. Based upon your personal skill sets,
    financial, lifestyle and geographic priorities, you will walk away with a model that will
    save you time and money while you look for the inn that is right for you.

Aspiring Innkeeping Seminar:

Our next Aspiring Innkeeping Seminar is scheduled for November 4-5, 2018 at the Belvedere Inn, Hannibal, MO.

Hosted by Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri (BBIM)

Where:      Belvedere Inn, Hannibal, MO

When:         Sunday, November 4th through Noon, Monday, November 5th, 2018

Price:          $300 per single person & $475 for two people

Includes:    Sunday Seminar: 9 am – 4 pm

Sunday am & pm breaks

Sunday lunch

Monday Seminar: 9 am – 12 noon

Monday am break

The course manual is included

Please Note:  A limited amount of Innkeeping Scholarship Grants are being offered by the State Associations!  If you are interested in attending the seminar or learning about the Grants,  send an email to:

Please include your name and contact information.

Contact us to sign up for the seminar,  filling out the contact form with the name(s) of persons attending, email address and telephone number.  To prepay for the event, please choose the attendance option below and click on the yellow Add to Cart button.  Thank you!

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For lodging, contact the Belvedere Inn, or call (217) 799-6086

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Personalized Innkeeping Seminar:

Can’t make the seminar date? We can tailor a personal seminar for you. With a maximum of 4 people, this is an intensive 4-hour seminar covering topics as innkeeping
lifestyle, operations, marketing, and financing but geared to your specific set of skills and goals. Contact us any time for this service.