Welcome to Asheville Bed and Breakfast Association (“ABBA” or “Association”), a community of innkeepers devoted to providing exceptional experiences for their guests. We strive to promote the unique charm of Asheville and the WNC region. As a membership we collectively support and promote Association members for the purpose of improving the business performance of members.
Interested in joining?
The Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association (“ABBA” or the “Association”) is a collection of diverse Bed & Breakfasts located in Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding area. We support each other in advancing the interests of our businesses. Our properties reflect the Association’s high standards by providing superior quality, ambiance, guest service, amenities, and outstanding host integrity and hospitality.
We advocate through collective marketing and advertising to attract guests to our properties when they travel to Asheville. We share best practices with regards to safety, food preparation, cleanliness, comfort, standard required amenities, and exterior appearance. Our Association has also partnered with local agencies to support charitable efforts in our community.
General Membership -
General Members are B&B Inns who have met all membership eligibility requirements in accordance with the By-Laws. No vote to approve membership by the Board of Directors is required to join the Association.
Associate Membership -
Associate Members are persons or business entities deemed to be of value or to offer potential benefit to the Association. Associate memberships shall be extended for the period of one (1) year by simple majority vote (one over half) of the Board of Directors.
To qualify, your B&B must be:
1.) located within a fifty-mile radius from Asheville,
2.) having not less than four (4) nor more than twenty (20) units and
3.) capable of meeting or exceeding minimum qualifications for membership as stated in Section 3 of this Article 3 of the By-Laws (to be provided to prospective members).
Should an inn not meeting these requirements apply for membership, and upon recognition of any unique qualities benefitting the Association, these requirements may be waived by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote by the Board present (or by proxy) at a general meeting.
Membership dues are calculated annually and based on current membership divided equally by approved budget for the fiscal year.
Please submit your questions or request an application by contacting the Membership Chair, Sheri Riffle, 828-251-0789 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for considering membership in the Asheville Bed & Breakfast Association!
1899 Wright Inn & Carriage House
235 Pearson Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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