The WBBG is proud to offer a membership program designed to meet the needs of Aspiring Innkeepers- Washington's future innkeepers! The membership is tailored to meet the needs of the following individuals:
Those who do not currently own or operate a B&B or Inn
Those actively engaged in determining whether to open or operate a B&B or Inn
Membership expires 30 days from opening or operating a B&B or Inn (Any portion of unused dues may be applied within 90 days toward the immediate transfer into application of full membership)
Many of our members who now own successful Bed & Breakfasts started as Aspiring Innkeepers.
Eligibility: Aspiring Membership is intended for persons who do not currently own or operate a bed and bed and breakfast and who are investigating whether they wish to construct, purchase or manage one. Aspiring membership terminates 30 days after opening or operating an inn. Unused aspiring dues may be applied to Inn Membership if application is made within 90 days of opening.
Benefits: Aspiring Innkeepers are entitled to participate in WBBG activities and meetings*, access to the members-only section of wbbg.com, online newsletters, access to lists of inns for sale, vendor discounts, and WBBG’s Aspiring Innkeeper mentoring program. Included are visits with three experienced mentors and a professional inn keeping book.
* Aspiring Innkeepers, while welcome at all Guild events, do not have voting rights.
Your $199 fee covers initial evaluation of your application and the materials, mentoring, and other benefits which will be given to you as an Aspiring Innkeeper.
Additional years of dues beyond the first year are $99.
Application Process: We encourage online application and payment of your application fee. Alternatively, you may download the application below, fill it out and print it and mail it with a check for $199 to the address found on the last page of the application. Click “Start” below to start the online application process.
Download application form