Bed and Breakfast Owners


Bed and Breakfast Owners


A bed and breakfast is an inn, or small hotel, of about four to 20 rooms (although some bed and breakfasts have more rooms). Bed and breakfast owners either single-handedly, or with the help of spouse and family, provide guests with a comfortable, home-like environment. These workers, sometimes called innkeepers or abbreviated to B&B owners, clean rooms, assign rooms to guests, keep books and records, and provide some meals. They also actively interact with guests and provide information about tours, museums, r...

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma



Internships, part-time jobs, or volunteerships



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Large, well-established bed and breakfasts can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, but most owners of average-sized inns earn much lower revenue. SimplyHired.com reported in September 2019 that the average salary for hotel owners was $49,664, and innkeepers averaged about $64,468 per year. The U.S. Department of Labor reported in May 2018 that 10 percent of all lodging manager...

Work Environment

Imagine yourself living in a beautiful, restored historical house among antiques and vacationers from all around the world. And you don't have to leave to go to work. Though it sounds like an ideal environment, and it may not seem like you're at work, bed and breakfast owners must perform many responsibilities to keep their property nice and pleasant. Their chores will mostly be domestic ones, ...


Some bed and breakfasts have been in business for decades, but it's only been in the last 25 years that inns have become popular vacation spots. PAII estimates the number of inns in the country to be approximately 17,000, up from a measly 5,000 in 1980. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the projected employment growth for all lodging managers, including the bed and breakfast owners, is ...