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I get to play "Guest Chef" in Camden this weekend!


Timbercliffe Cottage is a lovely 6 room Bed and Breakfast in the charming harbor town of Camden, Maine. My husband and I met Karen and Dave at an innkeeping seminar back in 2004 and have kept in touch since. They fully restored this home complete with beautiful historic colors and decor taking you back to Early American times.

Karen is going to be visiting family and I’m filling her shoes in my favorite spot in the house, the KITCHEN! I just noticed this announcement on the Maine Office of Tourism’s website!

Innkeeping seminars are a great way to network for the future; you’re all in the same boat as aspiring innkeepers and if you keep in touch, regardless of where in Maine you purchase, you can always help eachother out and maintain a network for referrals and support that can only be enhanced over time!

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Get INNspired Innkeeping Seminars for Rookies…

I had a conversation with an aspiring innkeeper a couple days ago about the details of our upcoming seminar and innkeeping in general. The course is a fantastic way to get your feet wet and really learn what you need to before you buy an inn. It’s also a great way to network with other first time innkeepers or aspiring innkeepers, sharing concerns and ideas before purchasing as well as sharing stories by keeping in touch after buying a property. Being well prepared and having others to lean on is of great comfort when you enter into something entirely new. Quite often attendees will not necessarily know what, when or where they want to buy, and that’s perfectly okay. We have clients who have attended seminars and have been looking for quite some time; and they’ll know when the time is right for them or when they’ve found the right property.

What you’ll take away from our experienced course contributors will better prepare you to look for the inn or bed and breakfast with an open mind but will suit your needs.

And always remember, innkeeping is about a lifestyle, an investment, a job and a home. How much emphasis you place on each is up to you; that’s the beauty of it…


Get INNspired Innkeeping Seminars for Rookies…

I had a conversation with an aspiring innkeeper a couple days ago about the details of our upcoming seminar and innkeeping in general. The course is a fantastic way to get your feet wet and really learn what you need to before you buy an inn. It’s also a great way to network with other first time innkeepers or aspiring innkeepers, sharing concerns and ideas before purchasing as well as sharing stories by keeping in touch after buying a property. Being well prepared and having others to lean on is of great comfort when you enter into something entirely new. Quite often attendees will not necessarily know what, when or where they want to buy, and that’s perfectly okay. We have clients who have attended seminars and have been looking for quite some time; and they’ll know when the time is right for them or when they’ve found the right property.

What you’ll take away from our experienced course contributors will better prepare you to look for the inn or bed and breakfast with an open mind but will suit your needs.

And always remember, innkeeping is about a lifestyle, an investment, a job and a home. How much emphasis you place on each is up to you; that’s the beauty of it…


Get INNspired Innkeeping Seminars for Rookies…

I had a conversation with an aspiring innkeeper a couple days ago about the details of our upcoming seminar and innkeeping in general. The course is a fantastic way to get your feet wet and really learn what you need to before you buy an inn. It’s also a great way to network with other first time innkeepers or aspiring innkeepers, sharing concerns and ideas before purchasing as well as sharing stories by keeping in touch after buying a property. Being well prepared and having others to lean on is of great comfort when you enter into something entirely new. Quite often attendees will not necessarily know what, when or where they want to buy, and that’s perfectly okay. We have clients who have attended seminars and have been looking for quite some time; and they’ll know when the time is right for them or when they’ve found the right property.

What you’ll take away from our experienced course contributors will better prepare you to look for the inn or bed and breakfast with an open mind but will suit your needs.

And always remember, innkeeping is about a lifestyle, an investment, a job and a home. How much emphasis you place on each is up to you; that’s the beauty of it…


Just announced…

The New England Press Association awarded the Mount Desert Islander newspaper first place once again for General Excellence and best weekly newspaper website.

The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty was awarded best weekly newspaper real estate ad in all of New England!

Kim Swan says that in a time of unprecedented struggles, things like this are what set us apart. Our commitment to marketing is admirable but hard and we are not taking the easy way out.

In Kim’s words, Our Clients Deserve It“.


Aspiring Innkeeping Seminars…

Presented by The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty,
Maine’s Premier Lodging Brokers

As a leader in the lodging brokerage industry, we’ve gathered a group of specialists (myself included) to provide you with the tools to help you to decide if Innkeeping in Maine is right for you. Our team is well versed in today’s innkeeping experience and the necessary marketing in today’s internet age. We’ll discuss the business and financial side as well as the lifestyle and entertainment side. We won’t just lecture, we’ll have interactive sessions and cooking demonstrations. And all meals (catered and restaurant) are included in the rate, which is not typical. The first seminar will be held at The Pomegranate Inn, in Portland (photos below).

I am thrilled to be a part of it…

Aspiring Innkeeping Seminars…

Presented by The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty,
Maine’s Premier Lodging Brokers

As a leader in the lodging brokerage industry, we’ve gathered a group of specialists (myself included) to provide you with the tools to help you to decide if Innkeeping in Maine is right for you. Our team is well versed in today’s innkeeping experience and the necessary marketing in today’s internet age. We’ll discuss the business and financial side as well as the lifestyle and entertainment side. We won’t just lecture, we’ll have interactive sessions and cooking demonstrations. And all meals (catered and restaurant) are included in the rate, which is not typical. The first seminar will be held at The Pomegranate Inn, in Portland (photos below).

I am thrilled to be a part of it…