How to Make Your Bed and Breakfast Business More User Friendly

Bed and Breakfast Business

Providing breakfast in the garden is a unique way to make your B&B more user friendly. Outside furniture in a nook amongst the garden greenery is an ideal place to serve breakfast on a warm summer day.

Many people start up a bed & breakfast accommodation business when they have a nice home with plenty of spare bedrooms.  They get a website designed to show off their property. The smart ones will then get some SEO done on their website to get it ranking high on Google when potential guests search for accommodation online.

People often prefer to stay at a B&B because they can talk to the local person and get more personalised knowledge of the area they are passing through. They can often find out about hidden treasures that are not on any tourist map or advertised widely enough for everyone to know about them.

Some people arrive at such accommodation late in the evening, often after the evening meal eaten elsewhere and they go early in the morning after a quick breakfast. Others like to linger a little longer to enjoy the scenery or a chat with their hostess.  If you have a B&B business, you can make your guests’ stay more enjoyable by adding an outdoor setting to the garden for them to sit and relax, or even have their breakfast at.

Such furniture needs to be comfortable, but it’s also good if it is a bit unusual. For instance, you can go to a furniture store and find alfresco furniture made from boat wood. This means it has had another life before it became furniture – often as a fishing boat.  Relics of its former life show up in the form of nail holes, paint spots or other marks where some needed fishing accessory was fixed.

You can take your guests out to this lovely setting and let them relax there and wait for their breakfast to be served.  In fact, with a bit of storage in the area you can set it up for them to serve themselves cereal while you cook their eggs and bacon or whatever they’ve ordered.  Having breakfast in the garden can be a great selling point when advertising your B&B accommodation.

You’ll need to have a paved area and path to the alfresco breakfast nook so guests don’t get their shoes wet in the morning dew and situate the chairs so they are not facing the low morning sun because that can cause glare in their eyes. Adding shade for hot summer mornings may also be necessary.  Other accessories can also make your outdoor breakfast area attractive to guest.

  • Unusual plants
  • Pretty pots with plants in them
  • A water feature
  • A fish pond
  • Wind chimes
  • An aviary of pretty birds.
  • A collection of unusual or quirky things such as shells or statues
  • Small animals that children might love such as a rabbit, guinea pigs.

Making your bed and breakfast business really attractive will ensure people come back to stay whenever they can and your customers are likely to become good friends over the years. And they will often refer their friends to you.