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Vermont Lodging Properties Unites Prospective Innkeepers with Vermont Bed & Breakfast Dreams

Tips on Buying an Inn or Bed & Breakfast from Vermont Real Estate & Hospitality Professional

Middlebury, VT, June 17, 2010 --( The Belding House Bed & Breakfast in Moretown, Deerwoord Estate Bed & Breakfast in Bridgeport, the Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville (celebrating its 10th anniversary), and Almost Home Market in Bristol all have one thing in common – they are a sampling of listings on the Vermont Lodging Properties website ( – a Union Street Media created website managed by Christine Fraioli and John Nelson of Lincoln.

Hospitality consultants and real estate agents with Lang McLaughry & Spera, John and Christine combine their firsthand experience as former innkeepers of the Swift House Inn in Middlebury with their expertise and passions for Vermont, architecture, food, and art. This unifying combination brings forth a team committed to matching prospective buyers with Vermont inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels, homes, and other investment properties.

As summer season begins in Vermont and the trends continue to rise with both vacationers and Vermonters alike dreaming of owning a Vermont inn or other property, Christine offers these basic tips to identify the right type of property to begin turning the dream into reality:

Hone in on what you are looking for – there is a big difference between an inn and a bed & breakfast, a hotel or cabins.
Decide on the management style – do you want to manage the property or do you want to hire someone else to?
Are you looking for a career change or an entire lifestyle change?
Get familiar with the entire Vermont landscape – the topography is quite varied. Consider if you want to be rural, urban, or somewhere in between. In the mountains, on a lake, a river, a farm?
Do you wish to operate year-round or seasonally?
With these questions answered, you can better identify compatible properties. Think about them for a while – how do they feel?

Then you are able to begin reviewing financial considerations including return on investment objectives, the sale of another property, qualification for mortgages, the possible need for Small Business Administration or Vermont Economic Development Authority support, or seller financing and lease purchase options.

“We do not just sell inns, we work with potential buyers to wholeheartedly determine the opportunities and challenges of owning an inn in Vermont,” comments Christine. “We want to be considered a resource and encourage people to use our website for just that.” The Vermont Lodging Properties website aligns with the Professional Association of Innkeepers International to provide more enhanced tips and suggestions as provided here. “We’re also old school and while we love the website, we’re happy to meet with anyone to simply talk about the ins and outs of owning a lodging property in Vermont,” adds Christine.

More information on the Belding House Bed & Breakfast, Deerwood Estate Bed & Breakfast, the Golden Stage Inn, and Almost Home Market is available on the site – Christine also writes a blog and is always interested in receiving information on any Vermont town – she recently joined the Vermont 251 Club.

Vermont Lodging Properties is the knowledgeable hospitality team of Christine Fraioli and John Nelson committed to uniting prospective buyers with Vermont inns, bed and breakfasts, hotels, homes, and other investment properties. Former award-winning Vermont innkeepers, Christine and John offer a unique and detailed consulting process along with their innovative website – – offering powerful search and informational tools for those seeking Vermont inns for sale as well as other real estate opportunities. As an affiliation of Lang, McLaughry & Spera and Lion & Davis, Vermont Lodging Properties is located in Middlebury, Vermont and services all of Vermont and parts of New Hampshire. More information can be found at

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