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We invite you to consider membership in BBAK...


What Is BBAK?

·  Our highly esteemed family of nearly 30 Bed & Breakfast Inns is popular with discerning travelers who are looking for a very personal and unique hospitality experience.

·  Our member inns enjoy a wealth of benefits though their association with BBAK. 

·  Our criteria and quality standards for membership set the stage for our unparalleled level of Quality Accommodations and Guest Satisfaction.

·  BBAK Leadership is based on the following:

o  Guided and supported by individual innkeepers - regular members of BBAK

o  Communications through Regional Representatives

o  Governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors


Membership Criteria for Inn Members:

  • Breakfast is included in the price of the room
  • Provide evidence of business license/use permit/occupancy permit, liability insurance, and payment of State Sales Tax, Applicable Local Taxes, and Transient Room Tax
  • Provide high standards of housekeeping
  • Interior & Exterior of Property Well Maintained
  • Meet all requirements for guest safety and comfort
  • Distribute the BBAK Member Directory/Frequent Stay Program to departing guests
  • Display the BBAK logo on the property's website and related marketing material
  • Annually Maintain the BBAK Quality Standards Guidelines 

BBAK Membership Benefits:                                         

  • Listing on the BBAK iphone App
  • Receive timely email broadcasts with Helpful Tips & Information
  • Social Media Exposure: BBAK's Blog, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Exposure Opportunities in BBAK's Quarterly Press Releases
  • Exposure to Frequent B&B Travelers: Quarterly E-Newsletter
  • Advertising Discount in Kentucky Travel Guide (Print & Online)
  • Business Referrals from Fellow Members
  • Industry Representation with...
    • Department of Tourism
    • State Legislature of Kentucky
    • KY Travel Industry Association
    • KY Hotel & Lodging Association
    • KY Dept of Agriculture & Agritourism (Farm Stays)
  • Discount on conference registration and annual meeting
  • Inclusion in BBAK’s Gift Certificate AND Frequent Stay Programs
  • Opportunity for cost-share marketing advertising opportunities
  • Member services discounts on a variety of products
  • Information on vendors such as credit card processors, insurance, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in Reciprocal Lodging with other Member Inns
  • Mentorship of all new members & Lasting Friendships with Fellow Innkeepers
  • Regional Socials with opportunities for small group discussions and networking
  • Dual Membership in PAII (Professional Association of Innkeeper’s International)
  • Educational & Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities to help support & advance the organization

And above all, the knowledge all inns and members are inspected and approved by a professional organization with high quality standards.


These are the current forms a new BBAK Member will need to complete and return to the Membership Chairman listed on the form.

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