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 Aspiring Innkeeper Members and Resources

This page is devoted to aspiring innkeepers and those wondering how to start a bed and breakfast. The information below will provide you with great contacts and valuable information. Starting your own bed and breakfast can be a daunting task, but with the help of our members and their resources, we can assist you in making your dream a reality!


Current Aspiring Innkeeper Member

Ed and Maryann Cutlip
22409 Suzan Ct
St. Clair Shores MI 48080
(586) 634-9883

Elizabeth Gibbs
799 11th St
Otsego MI 49078
I am hoping to own/operate an inn in the future.

Barbara Antonucci
415 Noel Ave
Longmont CO 80501
I have purchased property in Southwest Michigan. I will be moving back to the area in June, 2017. I hope to open a B&B in wine country within the next year. 

Kim Brown
2685 Peck Rd
Croswell MI 48422
My dream and desire is to own and operate my own B&B. Until then, taking baby steps, I am doing a combination of innkeeper shadowing and venturing into work as an interim innkeeper.

Jim and Alice Hahn
2160 S Gera Rd
Frankenmuth MI 48734
We have purchased a farmhouse to convert into a B&B near Frankenmuth.

Join MBBA as an Aspiring Innkeeper


  • Be listed on the Aspiring Innkeeper webpage
  • Receive notices of and invitations to meetings, dedicated workshops and conferences
  • Be subscribed to eNewsletters and other special mailings/alerts
  • "Shadow" veteran innkeepers for on-the-job training
  • Participate in educational webinars as scheduled
  • Access the private online Member Forum 24/7
  • Waive the $50 non-member guest fee for the annual ML2L Innkeeping Conference

Annual Dues:  • $50

For a membership application,
click here or contact 888-575-1610 or email

Note: if you open your inn and join as an inn member before your aspiring membership year is over, we will pro-rate your $50 membership fee against your B&B membership dues.

Find B&B Purchase Opportunities Under "Inns for Sale."

"Shadowing" Opportunities

These seasoned innkeepers invite aspiring innkeeper members to "shadow" their operations and learn innkeeping first hand.

Cathy Russell, Innkeeper
White Swan Inn B&B
303 S Mears Ave
Whitehall MI 49461

Cheri & Paul Antozak, Innkeepers
Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B
3180 washington Ave SW
Grandville MI 49418

Mike and Lori Venturini
Munro House B&B and Spa
202 Maumee
Jonesville MI 49250

Sandy White and Nicholas DeGrazia
Adventure Inn
3650 Shorewood Dr
North Lakeport MI 48059


Great Resources
10 Top Tips for Runninig a B&B
How tough is it? Can you cut it? Find out from Karen Thorne, innkeeper and founder, Bed & Breakfast Academy

Inn Broker Inc.
Select from among a collection of "how to" books. A variety of other innkeeping info is included with each book order. Bob Fuehr, The Inn Broker, will cheerfully reimburse any of his book or DVD purchases and seminar tuition for anyone who purchases an inn through him!

Running a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies
Connect with Barnes & Noble
Learn to * Choose a location and make it your own * Create a profitable business plan * Decorate and renovate your property * Market your property for maximum occupancy. Authored by Mary White, President,

Lake to lake 
Reading resources compiled for the association's Aspiring Innkeeper Workshops. 

Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association 
The best resource in the Great Lakes region, this not-for-profit association offers start-up kits, seminars and many other resources for aspiring innkeepers.

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