Ever since I was a child I had this dream of opening up a motel… Only, instead of having a strip of motel rooms, there would be little cottages all spread out over the property; each cottage would have its own fireplace and little cooling system! It would also have its own little kitchen and a BBQ, however last year, my dream of opening up such a motel finally came true.
I found a venue that already had a similar set up.
It was all rundown though and the fireplaces needed a lot of work. I hired a nearby heating, ventilation and A/C business to come out and get all of the fireplaces up to par. I want them to be safe and functional… Meanwhile, I started fixing up the kitchens, but the heating, ventilation and A/C workers advocated that we convert the fireplaces to gas. That way, they burn cleaner and there is less of an opportunity for guests to hurt themselves. I don’t know why I didn’t recognize that at first, however that does make more sense. I don’t certainly want to have to show guests how to start fires or worry about them forgetting to close the grate, and all of us got all of the fireplaces converted to gas fireplaces. All of us also got wall cooling systems installed as well. After all, let’s face it, everyone goes on a getaway in the Summer anyway. It took almost all year even though I finally have my little cottage motel that I always wanted. Two months ago we started taking reservations… So far, it is going well. All of us are starting to see a little bit of a profit.