Thinking of where you'll travel once this pandemic is over? These properties can't wait to see you! In the meantime, they're sharing digital postcards with comfort food using ingredients you're likely to have in your pantry. Let's rise together and bake apple pie.
More than three dozen inns dotting the U.S. and beyond are coming together to offer a slice of comfort with recipes for baked apple goods that quarantined travelers can make at home in a nod toward National Apple Pie Day
New York (April 28, 2020)— Inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country are sending some sweet messages to guests across the web and baking in some comfort, as part of a new ‘Wish You Were Here’ digital postcard campaign. Each postcard features a photo of an apple pie, edible apple roses, baked apple, or other apple treat, as a way to mark National Apple Pie Day on May 13.
“We miss our guests,” said Tamara Ehlin, owner of The Forsyth B&B in Kingston, New York, whose postcard features a mouthwatering apple tart. “Innkeepers aren’t inclined to ‘social distance,’ so this has been a very difficult time on many fronts.”
The new promotion includes 43 recipes, which the innkeepers will share via email, e-newsletter, and social media – culminating in batches of tweets, each inn individually sharing its entire recipe in 280-characters or less on May 13.
“If the travelers can’t come to us, we’ll go to the travelers,” said Samanta Franzetti, innkeeper at the Al Nifontano B&B in Varese, Italy. Al Nifontano’s digital postcard features an exquisite Italian torta di mele, aka apple pie.
The move comes as a way to ‘digitally un-distance’ and forge a connection with the travelers that the inns so wish could be sitting across the table, not on the other side of a computer screen. Many of the properties involved are presently closed, as mandated by their states, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each bed and breakfast, inn, and boutique hotel is monitoring the news – nationally and specific to their local area and will begin to welcome guests as soon as reasonably appropriate.
As the shelter-in-place orders remain, the independent lodging industry, as many others, has suffered unprecedented financial hardships. Property owners have had to contend with the loss of income and the anxiousness over the loss of their home – since many owners live on the premises too.
All of the participating properties are part of STILL INN BUSINESS, a preparedness campaign that launched earlier this month in a show of camaraderie to help these small business owners stay visible in the travel and hospitality space and boost economic optimism. The pro bono campaign has upward of 270 members and continues to grow daily.
All 43 recipes, images of postcards, food photos, and property photos are available upon request. Below are the 42 properties (+1 lodging association) with Pinterest-worthy postcards. To experience the different postcards or find interactive links to every recipe visit: https://stillinnbusiness.com/wish-you-were-here.
Tiffany's B&B in Bismarck, AR
Stanford Inn and Resort in Mendocino, CA
Dancing Moon B&B in Clifton, CO
The Miller-Dunham House in Odessa, DE
Carriage Way Inn in St. Augustine, FL
Americus Garden Inn in Americus, GA
Al Nifontano B&B in Varese, ITALY
Georges on York B&B in Taneytown, MD
Captain Swift Inn in Camden, ME
Timbercliffe Cottage Inn in Camden, ME
The Leonard at Logan House B&B in Grand Rapids, MI
Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B in Grandville, MI
A G Thomson House B&B in Duluth, MN
Gibson Mansion B&B in Missoula, MT
1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House in Asheville, NC
At Cumberland Falls B&B Inn in Asheville, NC
Engadine Inn and Cabins in Asheville, NC
Pinecrest B&B in Asheville, NC
Sweet Biscuit Inn in Asheville, NC
The Lion and the Rose B&B in Asheville, NC
Wildberry Lodge in Leicester, NC
Highland Lake Inn and Andover Barn in Andover, NH
The Glynn House In Ashland, NH
Dreamcatcher B&B in Taos, NM
Hudson Valley Lodging Association in Hudson Valley, NY
Caldwell House B&B in Salisbury Mills, NY
The Forsyth B&B in Kingston, NY
Chehalem Ridge B&B in Newberg, OR
Old Parkdale Inn B&B in Parkdale, OR
Heceta Lighthouse B&B in Yachats, OR
Historic Smithton Inn in Ephrata, PA
Twin Pine Manor in Ephrata, PA
Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast in Intercourse, PA
BF Hiestand House B&B in Marietta, PA
Grape Arbor B&B in North East, PA
Brownstone Colonial Inn in Reinholds, PA
Artist's Inn in Terre Hill, PA
Summer Creek Inn in Rapid City, SD
Blisswood B&B in Cat Spring, TX
Walker Manor in Gladewater, TX
The Rosevine Inn in Tyler, TX
Strong House Inn in Vergennes, VT
Miller Tree Inn in Forks, WA
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