Seems like the average length of time running a Bed & Breakfast is around 10 years. There are many B&B's which have operated for many more. Ben Lomonds' Fairview Manor Bed and Breakfast is certainly one of those, we have been in business since 1986. Granted my Mother ran the B&B until she retired in 2005. We have been at the helm since then and always wonder when it will be time for us to officially retire. After 37 years in the Airline Business and an additional 13 running the B&B, it seems like 50 years of working, it is time to hang it up.
So we question ourselves ---- how much longer? Wouldn't it be nice just to have the B&B revert back to our house. Not that we plan to run around naked, we just want to be footloose and free.
I think our grandchildren would be happy, but, would we? We do enjoy meeting new people and seeing how thy enjoy being surrounded in our grove of trees. Tranquility and the quiet always makes us smile. So, we will continue at least through 2018 and reevaluate the retirement question in the fall.
Wishing you all a wonderful spring!