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 in March 2020, PABBI has been providing information and updates to our members about funding programs, liability protection, cleaning protocols, etc. PABBI has been available to our members to help them through these unprecedented times. Regular zoom meetings "Lunch with the Inn Crowd" are conducted to give our members an opportunity to ask questions about the latest governmental directives and of their fellow innkeepers on what changes they have made at their B&B/Inn. 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. To help our member inns, PABBI has prepared a series of press releases entitled "Wake Up in a "Safer" State. These press releases will be issued regionally during the month of September.
Advocacy: PABBI has written several letters to Congressional leaders about the financial needs and liability protections for Bed and Breakfasts as a result of the pandemic. PABBI supports the efforts of the PA Restaurant & Lodging Association (PRLA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) that have been lobbying on behalf of the lodging industry for economic relief programs due to the substantial loss of revenue incurred by our industry. 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.
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.
Other membership benefits include:
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
Join PABBI by 10/31/20 and the $50 one-time application fee is waived.
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.