Aspiring Innkeepers

Unlock the Door to Your Innkeeping Dreams!

Embark on an extraordinary journey into the heart of innkeeping at the California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns’ (CABBI) exclusive Innkeeping as a Profession (IAP) workshop.

Check back Summer 2024 for complete details on our next Innkeeping as a Profession workshop.

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What recent participants have said about the Innkeeping as a Profession workshop:

Spend two days or four days immersed in the bed & breakfast industry
This informative and inspirational seminar is a unique opportunity to step behind the scenes and hear what it’s like to run a quality bed & breakfast inn. This session is not just for those looking to open an inn in California – everyone is welcome. Come prepared! Have in mind your most pressing questions. There is ample time scheduled for questions, answers and one-on-one discussions. This is the best place to get the first look into what it is like in the world of innkeeping.

Meet seasoned innkeepers
Veteran innkeepers come to share their insights and help you learn from their experiences. Hear their stories about running different types of inns—large and small, urban and rural, upscale and down-home— and how they manage daily operations, market their inns, and find the time to balance their business and personal lives.

Talk with industry professionals
Your realtor, accountant and banker will all be important allies along your path. Representatives of these professions will present their knowledge and then join you at lunch to continue the conversation. You will learn about how to finance and purchase an inn, the laws and regulations that may pertain to your location, and how to get your dream headed in the right direction.

Do all your research in one place
We do all the legwork and bring you the expert sources on the thriving B&B industry: the innkeepers and the industry professionals who support them. Why settle for one opinion when you can hear several.

Want to get the most out of this event?
Stay for the InnSpire Conference & Marketplace, immediately following the Innkeeping as a Profession workshop, and get the most out of the event! With over a dozen workshops and endless networking opportunities, this full, four-day event is really the only place you can find everything you need to know about becoming an innkeeper and operating a successful inn. Choose the four-day event option when you register to take advantage of this opportunity. 

Have questions? Contact the CABBI office at 800-373-9251 or for information, or go to for more details on the complete program.