Wanderlust Bed and Breakfast

Wanderlust Bed and Breakfast

How is Windward House A Wanderlust Bed And Breakfast? Wanderlust is about a sense of restlessness. But it is more than that. It’s about discovering, not just the topography of the land but the topography of the people who live there. The Maine coast is definitely a...
Trip Advisor – Day 1 of 150

Trip Advisor – Day 1 of 150

I am writing this on the morning of Memorial Day Weekend. I am anxious about the next 150 days ahead of me.  I was told today by my Innkeepers group that there are 150 days in the season – 150 days of  rising early, working hard and going to bed late. If you are...
Getting Things Together – Kind and Comfortable

Getting Things Together – Kind and Comfortable

Jesse and I are working so hard to get the Windward House property looking its best. After a long cold winter, it is hard to believe the natural color of the cherry trees and flowers will ever return. Slowly but surely, the forsythia, hostas and tulips are starting to...
Going Back to the Start, City to Farm Trip

Going Back to the Start, City to Farm Trip

Early this spring Jesse and I took the kids to New York and New Jersey to visit family. While we were there we visited the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial in New York (completely humbling and beautiful, everyone should go) and the Museum of Natural History. When we...
Breakfast Lessons

Breakfast Lessons

  When Jesse and I first purchased the B&B, I often got aggravated with Jesse because the breakfasts were being cooked and served slowly to the guests. We were new to the job and there was definitely a learning curve. Jesse was an attorney in Staten Island...

Eating Local This Summer in Camden Maine

Last week I put on my boots and headed inland to pick strawberries from an organic farm. There are some farms locally but for strawberries you really should have organic. Not all local farms are organic. I clean about 5 pounds of strawberries everyday for breakfast...

Trip Advisor and Reservation Systems

I love the online Wikipedia definition of hospitality –  “the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers”. The...
Senior Garden Advisor – Family Farm

Senior Garden Advisor – Family Farm

Our senior garden advisor, a.k.a. Grandpa Bifulco, is coming from New York today. Jesse flew down to NY and will drive back to Camden Maine with his dad. Jesse’s dad is a great help when he comes to visit. Grandpa, Pat Bifulco, has a very distinguished history...
Innkeepers response to Thriving on the Road Travel

Innkeepers response to Thriving on the Road Travel

I recently discovered the USA Today series: Thriving on the Road – Travel Ideas. I learned about this series from a tweet on Twitter . The topics discussed are interesting and thought-provoking. As an Innkeeper, it is important for me to learn about my guests...
Bed and Breakfasts Conferences – The B&B Team

Bed and Breakfasts Conferences – The B&B Team

Recently we had some wonderful guests from Texas that stayed with us right after they attended a B&B Conference in Kennebunk Maine. They attended a conference with The B&B Team. The B&B Team is a diverse group of professionals in the Bed and Breakfast...
Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and Breakfasts

There are no franchise hotels in Camden Maine. There was one lodging franchise over 10 years ago, but franchises just can’t last in Camden. Those that live and travel to Camden want an experience that is not cookie cutter. An experience of being near the ocean...