person in active control of the management of any Hotel, Cottage,
Cottage Colony, Inn, Cabin Colony,
Tourist Home, Motel, or Bed and Breakfast, and earning revenue through the operation of such tourist accommodation.
Although we recently came across the
following definition on the website for
The Beall Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Alton Illinois, which we feel is a better explanation....
of an Innkeeper: i) A lot of hard work and a little
bit of magic,
ii) Someone who works 18 hours a day 7 days a week so they don't have to work a 9 to 5 job,
iii) Someone who gets to live in a house they can't afford,
iv) Someone with experience or ability in the following areas: Accounting, advertising, marketing, laundry, linens, stain removal, decorating, cooking, buying, selling, telecommunications, internet, customer relations, landscaping, renovation, first aid, sewing, plumbing, wiring, roofing, furniture repair, computer science, networking, people skills, writing ability.
Sainthood? No, just an innkeeper.