There is no greater source of inspiration than to be with other people who understand your challenges and opportunities.
PABBI is your resource for education and advocacy. The annual conference held every year in November offers professional development, resources and services. Throughout the year, PABBI provides unique networking opportunities with other innkeepers. Our Allied Partners offer a breadth of products and services for innkeepers.
Aspiring Innkeeper's that join PABBI will receive a copy of The ABCs of innkeeping: A Guide to Innkeeping in Pennsylvania.
You Can't Afford Not to Join:
We have your back. Since the inception of the pandemic, PABBI has been available to our members to help them through these unprecedented times. PABBI developed the Bed & Breakfast Promise for our industry so that guests see that B&Bs are committed to taking appropriate action to protect their staff and guests and they are taking a leadership role in protecting their community.
Advocacy: PABBI supports the efforts of the PA Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP) that have been lobbying on behalf of the lodging industry for economic relief programs due to the substantial loss of revenue and continued challenges incurred by the hospitallity industry. When needed PABBI supports and/or writes letters to state and congressional leadership about the financial nned and liability protections for Bed and Breakfasts. PABBI is a participating member of the Tourism Coalition. The Tourism Coalition meets quarterly at the PRLA Office's and brings together regional and state leaders within PA's hospitality industry to discuss advocacy initiatives, funding, and mareketing of PA's tourism assets. To learn more about PABBI's advocacy efforts, click here.
Strength in Numbers. Get involved. PABBI's advocacy efforts are judged by the number of our members. The larger our base, the louder your voice and the more successful we'll be in protecting your interests. Join today! The price of membership equals one or two room nights annually. We need to work together to support our industry.
Resources for Education. Focused specifically on the B&B industry, PABBI offers the latest industry news, resources and professional development materials via a monthly member e-newsletter, a dedicated Facebook group and an annual educational conference. For more information about the conference, click here.
Credibility. A PABBI logo next to your B&B name conveys professionalism and best practices. Members receive a window cling "Proud Member of PABBI" that includes the quality assured logo.
Networking. When you're connected to other like-minded entrepreneurs, you'll have a wealth of small business knowledge and experience to draw from when in need of advice for your own B&B/Inn. Monthly zoom meetings "Lunch with the Inn Crowd" are conducted to give our members an opportunity to ask questions and discuss pertinent topics with their fellow innkeepers.
Other membership benefits include:
Health Care Solutions. The Telemedicine component is a fantastic offering to attract part-time and seasonal employees. Only $9/month per enrolled person with no additional copays and includes the entire household. View all the health care options available.
Peer support and encouragement in running your business.
Promotion of your inn on PAInns.com.
Directory of B&B Services. View our complete list of Allied Partners.
Networking opportunities at regional meetings.
Own and/or operate a cottage, country inn, farm stay, guest ranch, traditional bed & breakfast, or any alternative bed & breakfast type of business in Pennsylvania.
Have a minimum of 2 and no more than 27 guest units. If your property exceeds the limit and you would like to be a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Must meet the quality assurance standards defined by PABBI or a member of a recognized B&B organization that meets our quality assurance standards.
2 to 5 Rooms: $199 per year
6 to 10 Rooms: $249 per year
11 + Rooms: $299 per year
If you are interested in becoming a member of PABBI, please complete the online application or contact our Director by calling 717-525-7799 or email by clicking here.