Tuesday, March 6, 2018

On March 6th 2018, we attended probably one of the best BBIM Conferences that I can remember.  It was held in Branson Missouri at the College of the Ozarks Keenan Center.  Their facility is staffed by the students of the college and their attention to detail in every aspect of contact with the public just blows my mind.
We learned so many exciting things that I am going to try and explain here.
BBIM has a new website.  It is fresh and more user friendly for not only innkeepers but also our prospective guests.
There is a great increase in our budget to use for Marketing and the Board of BBIM is working to return to marketing as their main goal of our organization.  That was a great revelation to those of us who have been members for a while.
The board has been reaching out to prospective members.  After we ate a great lunch prepared by the culinary staff of the College of the Ozarks, they introduced those who were attending that were not members.  I was on the board for a little over eight years and was at almost every meeting we had and never were so many non BBIM members attending one of our conferences.  I was truly impressed.
We had our business meeting early in the morning which went very well.  We then were led to the kitchen where Chief Executive Chef Robert Stricklin introduced us to some of the recipes that he thought members of our organization would be interested in.  He prepared them, demonstrated the preparation for us.  The whole time he was giving us the demonstration some of the students present with him were passing out small samples of what he was preparing.  After his presentation he walked us through the kitchen where he explained some of the activities that were going on.  The steam roasting ovens were really interesting.  He explained that they were doing exactly what our mothers or grandmothers would do in an old time electric skillet.  They were cooking roasts that were going to be served later.  They cook them for twelve hours.
On the way home from the conference we stopped at the Ice Creamery to help us enjoy the five hour trip home.
We ran into intermittent snow flurries until we approached Sullivan, MO on Interstate 44 when it became almost scary to drive in the snow.  There was a couple of times when we couldn't see the tractor trailer which was about two hundred yards in front of us.  It finally started to slow down when we reached St. Clair, MO. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chrismas Holiday Festival this Saturday, December 7th.  and Sunday, December 8th.
The Parade starts at 11 a.m.
Different venues of Christmas music going on all day.  We have a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time flys

Wow, I can't believe it's already a week into April. I haven't accomplished all the little tasks that I wanted to get done during the slow season, so I guess they will wait yet another year!

The weeds are growing faster than I can keep up with and the warm weather is bringing the blooms on much faster this spring. Those seeds I planted awhile back are growing strong and it won't be long before they can be planted in pots outside. Spring has definitely sprung!

Check out our updated website. It's still easy to maneuver around in and provides many links to help you plan your activities while you are here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring is Coming

This is the time of year when we all are getting sick of the cold winter days. I have found that planting some seeds in little pots that will fit on a window sill help to cure those winter blues. Just last Friday I planted 6 different pots and today, six days later, there are little sprouts in 5 of the pots. That tells me I need to start planning on what flowers I want to get started for the flower garden this spring and now I know it won't be long before we have that beautiful spring weather again!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


It has been a cold winter. Today we have sunshine. Looking forward to the scrapbook ladies returning this weekend.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gift certificates to Somewhere Inn Time Bed & Breakfast are available in any dollar amount and make a great gift for anytime of the year!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Our Colonial home dates back to the early 1900's. It was completely renovated in 1992, and in 1997 became Somewhere Inn Time Bed & Breakfast. There are a total of 4 rooms, each with a private bath.

In our private courtyard you will find the outdoor hot tub open year round and the swimming pool that is open during summer months. The flower garden provides a peaceful retreat from the stress of your daily life.

A hot, full sized breakfast served with coffee, tea, juice, milk and water will fuel you for the day's activities.

We are within easy walking distance of historic homes dating back to the mid 1700's, many of which are available for tours. Antique shops and some of the finest specialty shops are also loacted in the area. Local wineries are of interest to many and Hahn State Park also provides some excellent hiking trails.