IS THERE ANY ROOM AT THE INN?
“Do you have any availability? No? Ok, I’ll call Barbara. No? Okay, let me check with Nancy then”.
After making several phones calls, and waiting for a couple of call backs, we discover there is no room at the inn and we have to tell the disappointed callers there are no rooms anywhere. We have been doing that all season long. As we are all friends, no one begrudges the time it takes but one day the light bulb went off!
Larry Zalinsky, co-owner of the Rondout Inn realized that his booking engine had opened the door to a wonderful opportunity: our own OTA (online travel agency). Free-to-Book, a booking engine based in Glasgow, Scotland had offered to develop a database of related inns and bed & breakfasts to create one entity for guests to book short term stays.
It took some time, a lot of work and pooling individual strengths and group skills, but after a couple of intense concentrated months, Kingston’s first OTA was born. We are a group of six individually operated bed & breakfasts, inns and apartment suites who love hosting and sharing their varied experiences. As innkeepers, we offer lavishly furnished inns, bed & breakfasts or apartment suites; and as hosts, we love sharing our knowledge of Kingston, the Mid-Hudson region, and all the different activities that the Hudson Valley offers.
The BoutiqueInnsofKingstonNY.com website works just like Expedia or Hotels.com’s websites. Just enter the dates you are looking to stay on the calendar, tell it how many guests are in the party, click on the Availability Button and see which of the six inns come back as available. You can book your stay directly on the website. It can’t get any easier!
Bel’s Inn, DeMew House, Forsyth Bed & Breakfast, Gallery Inn, Rondout Inn in the Rondout Waterfront District and Schwartz’s Inn in the Uptown Stockade District are the proud parents of BoutiqueInnsofKingstonNY.com , born July 1, 2017.
For more details, contact Larry Zalinsky, 845.399.2902 or Tamara Ehlin 845. 481.9148