Membership

MEMBERSHIP STANDARDS
We have developed a series of recommended standards to ensure that members provide the highest quality Bed and Breakfast accommodations in Lancaster County. These guidelines are designed to assist innkeepers in providing a high level of safety, comfort, cleanliness and hospitality. And above all, members have the knowledge that all other members are inspected with high standards to offer the inn-going public.

SEO WEBSITE / ONLINE RESERVATIONS - Over 21,000 Visitors Annually
As a member, your property is featured on www.AuthenticBandB.com. Your listing will feature a full color photo, a description of your property, a link to your website, the ability to book online reservations through your Webervations account, and Google Maps so guests can find your B&B/Inn.

Webervations, an online reservation service (www.webervations.com), offers us a special discounted, commission-free, annual rate to use their reservation service.

SOCIAL MEDIA
We have an active social media presence, through Facebook, Twitter, Newsletters, and our Blog. This helps keep us on the minds of travelers who want to hear from us, and who are interested in a Lancaster County B&B.

NETWORKING
Networking opportunities at Annual Conferences, Trade Shows and Lodging/Hospitality meetings are great places to talk with other B&B owners to discuss best practices and offer friendly advice. Our association encourages availability referrals among members, and information/support when challenges arise. Frequent meetings, with opportunities for small group discussions and networking, are also held.

INCLUSION IN GIFT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Get new and repeat business from this exclusive membership program which is promoted on our website. Gift certificates can be purchased on the association website for any dollar amount, and have no expiration date.

EXPOSURE THROUGH ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP ON HIGH TRAFFIC, ONLINE B&B DIRECTORIES
We maintain an association listing on BBOnline.com, BedandBreakfast.com, PADutchCountry.com, 800PADutch.com, PAVisitorsNetwork.com, BnBFinder.com, TheInnkeeper.com, PAInns.com, and others.

ASSOCIATION COOKBOOK
Each B&B may participate by contributing recipes to the cookbook for free. Members receive wholesale priced copies for sale at their B&B. Each participating member receives a self-written description page of their inn including contact information and website.

AFFILIATIONS
We work closely with the PA Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau, with cooperative advertising including a sponsored television commercial which is featured on our website, as well as PADutchCountry.com and YouTube.com. We are also affiliated with the Pennsylvania Association of Travel & Tourism.

We invite you to become a member and enjoy the benefits of our vibrant organization.
We offer tangible benefits plus opportunities for networking, education and professional growth.

Take a Fresh Look at Hospitality!

Join us and continue sharing and learning the art of hospitality in
Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

For additional information about joining our association, please contact
Lynne Griffin, Membership Chair at (717) 464-0707 or stay@walkaboutinn.com