Live Auction - Shindig Party - Wednesday - 7pm-11pm

One of the most anticipated events every year, and undeniably a popular favorite, the live auction at AIHP’s Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace offers us an opportunity to support AIHP in its ongoing mission to support innkeepers. It’s more than a high bid and a lot of fun. It also moves us forward. This year’s live auction theme of “Travels Across the Americas” fascinates the curious traveler within all of us that brought us into this wonderful industry. Discover something new, learn a new trick (or secret recipe!), or have your breath taken away as you soak in a splendid view. Float above the desert in New Mexico on a hot air balloon ride, or rejuvenate your breakfast menu with a cooking lesson from the 8 Broads. Explore the rich cultural attractions of the Atlanta metropolis, or soak in the steamy waters of central Colorado’s all-natural hot springs. Bask in the Central American sun in Costa Rica’s rainforests or explore the vineyards nestled within California’s fertile wine valleys. You’ll also find generous offers from our consultants and a chance to bring our CEO to your business! Whichever you choose, bid often and bid high! A world of adventure awaits. 

Magical History Tour

The state of Virginia is rich in our nation’s history and known for the greatest concentration of Civil War Battlefields, not to mention the home state for two of our Founding Fathers, George Washington and James Madison. This is a collective contribution by StayVA members offering a Civil War and American History experience with 6 nights of lodging and lots of extras!


New Mexico True Experience Vacation Package

Explore the fabulous Land of Enchantment with a 6-night package in New Mexico. Travel from The Dreamcatcher B&B in Taos to the El Farolito B&B in Santa Fe to The Bella Roma in Albuquerque enjoying the Sandia Peak Tramway, a hot air balloon ride, and dinner certificates. 


Win a Day with One of the 8 Broads!

Select a member of the 8 Broads in the Kitchen to visit your inn and work with you in your kitchen.  You might revamp your breakfast menu or create your signature dish incorporating local flavors.  Along with a day of consultation, you'll receive an autographed copy of The 8 Broads Cookbook and your very own 8 Broads Apron.


An Urban Escape

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta’s only luxury bed and breakfast, invites you to visit Atlanta for two nights in their Master Suite with breakfast each morning, access to their sweet and savory bar, and off-street parking. Conveniently located within walking distance of Piedmont Park, the High Museum of Art, The Fox Theatre, and numerous great restaurants, your urban escape will keep you busy.


Colorado Getaway

Join us in Buena Vista on the Sunnyside of Colorado with over 300 days of sunshine a year for a 4-night getaway at the Liars Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Experience our local hot springs with day passes to the Mount Princeton Hot Springs and the Cottonwood Hot Springs, a massage for two, guided RZR tour with a picnic, and a dinner train ride through the Royal Gorge.


The B&B Team Consulting Services

The B&B Team® is delighted to offer a Marketability Assessment and Valuation, best suited for 6+rooms, or an Inn Tune Up™ that is suitable for any inn. Must be booked within 12 months of the conference auction. Purchaser will pay travel expenses for the member(s) who perform the MA&V or Inn Tune-Up.

From Tammy Ensey, the winning 2017 bidder “We felt like having the B & B Team out to the Historic Elgin Hotel was a golden opportunity for us. What better time to start a relationship with the top experts in the field than in the first year of operation? The insights that Peter and Rick were able to give us about the business were so useful, but establishing a relationship with experts we can call upon at any time is priceless.”


Escape to Costa Rica

Looking for a more exotic getaway? Look no further than a visit to Villa Temenos in Dominical, Costa Rica. Perched in a hillside jungle, 300 feet above the gleaming Pacific Ocean, Villa Temenos is a private retreat designed for 4 guests total, 2 guests each in their own private “Palapa”. Surround yourself in modern tropical luxury while experiencing the beauty and adventure of Costa Rica.

The winner of Key West, 2017, Katherine Lemay Brown said, "Gather your friends and bid together.  We won...did we ever win!   Tired of SEO, tired of cooking breakfast, tired...tired...this package was a fantastic recharge for us.   Perfect lodging in the center of everything, we totally recommend you bid on Costa Rica."


Northern California Wine Country Getaway

Love wine?!! You’ll get to taste it all in this fun weeklong trip to Napa, Mendocino and Sonoma County wine country.  From an overnight stay at the Inn San Francisco, three nights at Camellia Inn and then a visit to Mendocino, your six days will be filled with breakfast each morning, wine tastings, a boxed lunch, special dinner and more.


Innkeeping Specialists 2018 Property Consultation

If it’s time to reboot your business and take advantage of a healthy and growing travel market, then let Innkeeping Specialists help you make the most of your property’s assets. Innkeeping Specialists will visit your property and create a plan to take you to the next level of your unique guest experience tailored entirely to your business.

From Dan Clark of Inn at the Turquoise Bear, a 2017 winner "What an eye opening, fun, impactful, and rewarding experience! Carol & Tom Edmondson spent two days at our Inn carrying out their property consultation in December 2017.  We received insightful and impactful recommendations for every one of our guest rooms, common areas, breakfast service, and general business management & planning.  The on-site visit and resulting consulting report was worth so much more to our business than our end costs.  We began implementing most suggestions immediately and will have them back for another round in a few years!   I can’t recommend their property consultation highly enough!  Just do it!"


Crustacean Nation Vacation

Win a 6-day trip to the Coast of Maine that is filled with Lobster, Lighthouses, and Luxury! Captain Jefferds Inn, Berry Manor Inn, and Camden Hawthorn Inn will be your hosts as you visit quaint shops, lighthouses, and enjoy the incredible beauty of Maine’s southern coast. Lobster will be plentiful with a lobster fishing tour, lobster dinners, and lobster roll picnic aboard a windjammer. Bid high and bid often!


Discover Ohio Adventure

Ohio has so much to discover!  Whether it’s the wineries around Lake Erie, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the quilts, cheeses and food in Ohio’s Amish area or the great outdoors in the Hocking Hills. Stay two nights at each of three of Ohio’s finest Inns and enjoy a different experience at each one.  The Lakehouse Inn, The White Oak Inn and Inn at Cedar Falls invite you to visit Ohio!


Bring the CEO to Your Property

Need some additional help at your property for a few days? Then hire Rob Fulton, the CEO of AIHP, to make the beds, clean toilets, prep in the kitchen, pull weeks, shovel show or whatever you can DREAM up! For our Allied Partners, Rob is willing to join your team meeting as he did in 2017 with ThinkReservations.