If you travel a lot for your business, whether working for yourself or for someone else, you know that there are many different scenarios which can throw some curveballs into your plans. You might not enjoy flying, for example, or airline tickets might be out of the question, as far as your budget goes. Business out of town does not necessarily mean that you can get between towns in an easy manner; there could be any number of reasons why you find yourself looking for accommodations in rural areas on a given business night.
The problem, of course, is that accommodations can be hard to find when you are not in a large city or town. Stopping for the night might be the best thing for you both for safety and for work (you were thinking about maybe getting a few files closed tonight before bed) but a lack of options might mean that you spend the next hour or so looking for a place to stay instead. Weather or traffic can also be a factor. Maybe you're traveling from Montreal to your condo in Mexico and a storm hits that you just don't feel comfortable traveling in.
Well, keep in mind that the fact that there are no hotels or motels around does not mean that you have to keep driving until you find one. More and more people are beginning to take advantage of the idea of a country bed and breakfast when it comes to conducting business away from home. These establishments can be found in the "between areas" all over the country and in any province. They make an ideal choice for the business person for many reasons, whether you're on a sales trip or simply to tired to keep driving.
First of all, a business bed and breakfast in the country offers business people a chance to really unwind as they conduct their business trip. Staying right in the town or city where you have business can make you feel like you never really get away from work during the whole trip. Now, the truth is that you probably won't get totally away from work, as you will likely be taking some "home" with you throughout. It is the ambiance and the atmosphere that most people opting for the country bed and breakfast find most helpful; removed from the noise of the city and within the walls of a place that is a home (though not yours) can really help to take the edge off the day. By extension, this can really help to reduce the overall stress of a trip. If you're regular office is in your home you may feel the most comfortable doing work on the road from the comfort of a B&B.
Finding a nice country bed and breakfast for business in between destinations during a trip can also help the whole organizational process. Instead of having to make check in and check out times at hotels or motels, you can cut your travel time down day to day by making stops in between. This can mean a big reduction in your stress level as you don't have to worry about rush hour traffic twice in one day as you get from one place to another. This could be a cost efficient option as well.
You might even find that bed and breakfasts within the country are better places to do your work than your own home might be. While you will have the ambiance that most people need to unwind, you won't have the interruptions that a home of your own will sometimes have. Kathy Smith says that when she has a large project to prepair, such as research on epoxy flooring options and benefits, she will often check into a local B&B for a quiet uninterrupted space.
There's a lot more to be said about country bed and breakfasts when you are conducting business, and we will look at the specifics in various articles we post to this section. We are sure you will agree that, as far as accommodation options on the road go, there aren't many better choices for the business person and the tourist alike!
Below is an image of a home most often associated with a common bed and breakfast location.