When you have a guest, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable during their stay in your home.
Here are some wonderful ways to make your guest feel like they are “home away from home”.
1. Extra Blankets and Pillows
The key to comfort, is warm and well relaxation. Having a number of different pillows available to your guests that have different degrees of firmness will allow your guest to use their “perfect” one.
Some people are naturally warm all the time. While others, like me, are always cold. Having extra blankets available will make sure that your guests can be as warm or cool as they desire. Without having to bother you, their host.
2. Books, Magazines or Other Reading Materials
Sometimes, when in a new place, people need to unwind before falling asleep. Many do this by reading. Having a wide selection of books in the guest room gives your guest the ability to ease themselves to sleep.
Traveling to new areas can be very exciting, but also very exhausting. Having a local newspaper can give your guest the ability to explore your hometown while relaxing in your home. Allowing them some rest for the next adventure.
If you know your guests will have children with them, a coloring book with crayons or age appropriate books would show your thoughtfulness.
And finally, for those times when your guest prefers mindless reading, a popular magazine will do nicely.
3. Their Own Space
This could be a physical space, or simply cleaning out a closet or drawer, so your guest doesn’t have to live out of a suitcase. Having their own area in the bathroom, if sharing, is also a nice touch. If a dresser is not available make sure to have a luggage rack and somewhere to hang clothes.
Other thoughtful things to have are a nice fuzzy robe, slippers, and extra towels. Displaying these items in a creative way will add a personal touch.
5. A Cozy Room
Without a cozy room your guest may as well sleep in a hotel.nWhen setting up your guest room, make sure it is clean and bright and not cluttered. Curtains for privacy on the windows is a must. Good bedside lighting is also key.
In addition, a waste basket should be provided as well as tissues and even a clock. A chair or other place to sit that isn’t the bed could also be a welcomed feature.
Whether you are entertaining friends and family in your home or hosting people that you have never met in your B&B, include these basic essentials to make your guests feel welcomed and special.