The three avenues for learning are:
Innkeeping Seminars - Apprenticeship Programs - Direct Consultations
Diversion Magazine for Physicians at Leisure, 2004 by Ms. Appleman
"Carl Glassman offers the best innkeeping workshops and apprenticeships at his Wedgwood Inn in New Hope, Pennsylvania. For about a week perspective innkeepers do everything from scramble eggs to unscramble finances. You'll be inspired, but you'll also discover that running a B&B involves a little more than putting up cute gingham curtains in that spare bedroom."
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New York Magazine
"Not a complete balloon-popper, Glassman does warn that innkeeping is simply not for everyone, and he brings formidable credentials to his role as trainer."
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Sheryl Metcalf of Seattle
"It was great to have so much data not only all in one place, but in such a lovely setting, and from such well informed sources."
For the schedule of two-day seminars for aspiring innkeepers, email us at: stay@WedgwoodInn.com
Innkeeping since 1982, Nadine and Carl Glassman have been sharing their inn responsibilities with daughter Jessica.
All our "learning vacation programs" take place in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A small river town across from Lambertville (NJ), New Hope has a 350 year history as a big centre for antiques, handcrafts, historic attractions, fine dining and live music and entertainment. Click here to read about New Hope being voted the # 1 Arts Destination in America's Small Cities/Towns category.
Carl & Dinie~
Just a quick note to Thank You for your time, professional support and advice. We not only had a lovely stay at your Inn, but learned quite a bit at your "HOW2BB" seminar as well. I hope some day you will be guests at our Inn, when our dream comes true! Take Care!
Kate & Kevin ( Phila., PA)
The Seminars are set up to allow individuals/couples to meet one another and to share their interests in becoming an innkeeper, and to participate in our 1 night - 2 day workshop, which is limited to no more than fourteen students. The Seminars are led by Carl and Nadine, with other innkeepers who serve as guest lecturers too. Guest innkeepers are invited to dinner and encouraged to chat informally with Seminar participants. Unlike the Apprenticeship Program, the Seminar does not provide the chance to meet "real" houseguests, however limited "hands-on" experience in operating an inn will be available.
In Business Magazine (cover story):
"Innkeeping, The Right Time for a Dream Business, and the Glassmans' are the experts to train with."
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111 W. Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
New York Times
"Wedgwood's Inn School is a must for the prospective innkeeper."
On Business with Lou Dobbs (CNN)
"Glassman's insights to the inn business is valuable for all aspiring innkeepers".
"A special concern, financing, is Glassman's forte."
"Wedgwood's Inn School is a unique resource this side of the Mississippi River."
The Wedgwood's InnSchool has been featured in a number of business publications in print, online, radio and Television. In addition, Carl's book and programs have been covered on radio and television programs.
One price includes tuition, written materials plus accommodations, a generous, home baked multi-course breakfast, lunch and beverages with refreshments at breaks. (Cost of Dinner is not included.) The 1 night/2 day seminar begins Monday afternoon (2 pm) and continues through 5 pm on Tuesday. The all inclusive cost is $275 per person, double occupancy; $499 for single, plus tax and gratuities.
Everett and Gayle of Chicago
"Attending your how-to seminar was well worth it, even though we delayed our honeymoon to do so!"
Around 1980, Nadine and Carl Glassman had a dream to own a bed and breakfast country inn. They were part of an emerging class of professionals who rejected suburban conformity and urban complexity. It was the life of the small town and a gingerbread Victorian house filled with antiques that drew them. In 1982 they plunged forward buying an inn, the Wedgwood Bed & Breakfast, in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since then, they have expanded to include a collection of three inns. And Carl has co-authored a book for aspiring innkeepers (How to Start and Run Your Own Bed and Breakfast Inn). Carl and Nadine have opened their inn to others who have the same dream and offer an opportunity to "apprentice" with them, to see if the reality of owning an inn is as interesting as the fantasy.
Jeanie Kennedy (pictured at right):
I enjoyed the class . . . and thanks for the innkeeping job at Aaron Burr House!"
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I. Tourneau Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, CANADA
"I thought you'd be glad to know that another one of your "Seminar graduates" is on her way innkeeping... in Canada! I also wanted to let you know that your "How-To Seminar" was really invaluable in helping us more clearly define our goals and take action more confidently. We've also picked up your book several times to review important considerations."
Carl was the keynote speaker at the Annual Alaskan BB/Inn Convention, March 2006 which was held in Fairbanks, Alaska. He also led a half-day Workshop for Native Alaskan Aspiring Innkeepers. Carl also consulted with the staff of the Greater Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau regarding trends in travel and marketing.
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