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​​New Hope's 1870 Wedgwood Inn​​

An Inn for All Seasons

​​​​​111 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938

215-862-2570   stay@wedgwoodinn.com

Carl Glassman, named "one of a few professional inn consultants in North America," by Inc. Magazine (May 1989), is available to consult with aspiring innkeepers on a one-to-one basis at the Wedgwood, or the proposed location of your new inn. In addition to opening many inns for clients in Bucks County, Carl has done inn consulting in Bar Harbor, Charleston, Savannah, Indianapolis, Cape May, Del Ray Beach (Florida), Dubuque (Iowa), and Chesapeake City (Maryland). Services range from location evaluation and structuring the organization and purchase of the property to establishing inn policies and procedures and developing a brochure and marketing plan.

Special (for credit) internship programs for college and graduate students have also been designed.

Visits to Inn vendors and to other B&B's and Inns are scheduled too, with the intent to provide an insiders perspective to several on-going establishments. There is a $400 cost for the Apprenticeship Program, plus the cost of room and board. Participation is limited, and the Apprenticeship schedule must be arranged in advance.  Apprenticeships are available year 'round, but limited to one apprenticeship per quarter.

As an aspiring innkeeper, I thirst for reading material! I'm in the process of reading your book published in 1992 "How To Start and Run your Own Bed & Breakfast Inn."  Thanks for so much very good information.  I hope to work at an inn this summer to see if that discourages me at all, I doubt it! Any other books in the bookstore from you?
   Linda Behmoiras, Miami Beach

All Apprenticeship Programs cover the full range of inn experiences: from financing your purchase and registering guests to making beds and preparing -breakfast.  Longer stays obviously allow for more in-depth learning. The last days of all programs afford the aspiring innkeeper(s) a chance to take charge and operate the inn by themselves.

Thank you for sharing your 20 years of experience with the 'Zen of innkeeping." Your insights into the 'effortless effort' of successful innkeeping are priceless.
   Steve & Mary, NY, NY

Hello, Mr. Glassman.

I am in the process of soaking up your book, How To Start and Run Your Own Bed and Breakfast Inn. My husband just told me yesterday that I am reading it like it's a juicy novel! I told him it was even better than that! I have read a couple of other books on the subject and must tell you that I find yours to be the most informative to date. I am learning a great deal and I'm not even done yet!

We are one of the many who are dreaming of having our own place and are at the research point. I can't help but want to ask what you think the current situation in our country may do to the B&B industry. I would like to think the industry would get a boost from travelers choosing to stay closer to home. I would love to hear from you and hear any tips you would like to pass on.

Thank you again for your great book!
Angela Powell-Craney"
 

Reading Resources

There is a per diem fee ($150/hr.) for consulting services, plus the reimbursement for expenses. Please call us at (215) 862-2570 for more specific details and a list of references.

How to Start and Run Your Own Bed and Breakfast Inn, co-authored by Carl Glassman.  First published in 1992, the second edition is now available. You can purchase an autographed copy by calling the Wedgwood Inn directly (215-862-2570) or Email us at: stay@wedgwoodinn.com  to Order Online.  This is a "must" read for any prospective innkeeper.

Apprenticeship Programs

U.S. 1 Newspaper - "Do You Want to Run a B&B"  2005

by Euna Kwon Brossman.
...The Glassmans have taken the idea of sharing their knowledge one step further with a series of seminars designed for aspiring innkeepers. The seminars take place on site in New Hope and are set up to allow individuals and couples to meet one another and to discuss their interests in being an innkeeper. The hands-on workshops are led by Carl and Nadine with other innkeepers who serve as guest lecturers - and who give participants a much-needed reality check: is owning an inn as fun and intriguing as the fantasy?... 

Wedgwood's InnSchool for Aspiring Innkeepers

We warmly invite prospective innkeepers to spend time at the Wedgwood and to participate in a structured residential "hands-on" learning program, geared to provide a full range of day-to-day experiences in operating an inn.  The length and content of the Apprenticeship Program is tailored to the individual needs of the participants.  The program usually runs between five (5) and ten (10) days, and often runs as long as two weeks.  W4 called this program, "a unique resource this side of the Mississippi River." (August 1990)

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Consulting Services

A college student prepared this overview of our Wedgwood Inns, Click Here to view photos and text

for aspiring innkeepers