It has been a gorgeous last weekend before Memorial Day Weekend in Maine. People wanting to beat the crowds took advantage of a beautiful weather forecast to get in a wonderful few days. The important thing for innkeepers is to celebrate Maine and the beauty too. Get out and enjoy the community. Hike, bike, antique, shop, sail, dine, do everything your guests do, not just for your personal enjoyment but also to have adventures to share with guests. As an innkeeper, you are the concierge for your guests. Yes, you are also the host, the breakfast chef, the office manager etc. etc. but the concierge role is one of the most important that you have. When you can tell a guest about a house special cocktail at your favorite restaurant or a hike away from the crowds, or a sail that is fully booked but you can get them a reservation - that is what takes the guest experience to the next level. This is why we think it is so important for aspiring innkeepers to find their inn in a community that they enjoy. All work and no play... is really obvious to your guests. Be part of the community - give BACK. Guests who stay in Bed & Breakfast Inns want to feel a part of the community for the time they are there. KNOW what is going on, KNOW where to go, KNOW the special secrets. Time to explore Maine - see what region speaks to you.