A special word to aspiring innkeepers:

The Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association has developed a new program to help aspiring innkeepers. In addition, specially discounted rates are offered as incentive to those committed to starting their new business in one of the following Ohio counties: Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry, Ross or Vinton. If you are a new or aspiring innkeeper looking for educational programs and business tools to help you get started in your bed and breakfast business, you'll love our intensive one- and three-day workshops. If you want to take advantage of our scholarship program, print out a copy of the Statement of Commitment below and forward to the office:

    OBBA Aspiring Innkeeper College,
    470 Olde Worthington Rd. Suite # 200
    Westerville, OH 43082;
    Ph 614-868-5567; Fax 614-868-1177.

Statement of Commitment

The Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association, in cooperation with Hocking College and with the aid of a USDA grant, has developed a pilot program to offer educational programming to individuals who wish to learn more about how to open and operate a bed and breakfast.

Educational programming is available to anyone with a desire to learn more about the bed & breakfast industry with special benefits available to individuals who make a commitment to try to open a bed and breakfast in one of the pilot programs targeted Ohio counties. Individuals who accept this commitment will be entitled to special benefits, including but not limited to:

  • 50 percent tuition scholarship at Hocking College for any aspiring innkeeper courses offered between June 1998 and April 1999;
  • 50 percent off first-year membership dues in the Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association;
  • other awards, discounts and services that may be incorporated into the Aspiring Innkeeper program.

Individuals who wish to take advantage of the special benefits offered in this pilot program as described above agree that they will:

I, the undersigned, have read and accept the requirements listed above:


Date ________

Name ______________________________

Address ______________________________

City/State/Zip ______________________________

Telephone ______________________________

The Aspiring Innkeeper Program is sponsored by the Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association, a nonprofit association of bed and breakfasts and inns located throughout Ohio. For more information, contact our office: 470 Olde Worthington Rd. Suite # 200, Westerville, OH 43082; 614-868-5567.

  • abide by the policies and industry standards set forth by
  • the Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association;
  • make a commitment that if they decide to pursue a bed and breakfast business, they will do so in one of the following six counties — Athens, Hocking, Morgan, Perry, Ross or Vinton; and
  • submit to a standard inspection of their property by an inspector from the Ohio Bed & Breakfast Association within 12 months after opening.