I Love Technology

I am also afraid of it and what it can do to my reservation calendar – After working my reservations on a desk calendar for the last 17 years, extremely low tech, I have been busy implementing an online reservation system.
A lot of would-be-guests have complained that we don’t have an availability calendar on the website.   My webmaster said that I did not only want an availability calendar but that I would want, whether I know it or not, an honest to goodness 21 century online thing.
So, that’s what has kept me busy for the last week and some days.  I am trying it (haven’t committed to it yet)  because this means that everyone out there in cyberspace can now make reservations and I cannot screen new guests to make sure they all fit in here or if they would be better off at my competition. Ergo, it remains to be seen if this is for us or not

Researchers Wanted!

Tell me how you feel about making a reservation via computer at a small mom and pop place

Oh and please someone take a moment and check it out.  http://www.wayfarerlodgings.com/cottages and first refresh the page

Do you like the way it behaves, does it look right, do you like the pictures/slideshows?

Any critique is welcome (I think I mean it)

Thank you!

Online reservations do not mean that you cannot call me to make a reservation. I love talking to you!  It’s only suppose to support me


…Not the book nor the musical but a wicked idea to have some fun.

Ok so the other day Mike took a reservation from somebody who lives at a pretty unusual location.  A new guest who “has driven by here many times” and “always wanted to stay” with us.
Wouldn’t you know it, our friend Janice lives at that same location AND very close by that new guest’s house.  Just one street away!
I told her (not that bossy)  to go over there and take a picture of the house.

Today she sent that picture to me and I am going to print it out and put it into a nice picture frame and place it on the night stand in the guest’s cottage.  Mind you, Janice is running all over town to get a picture for me all the while she is packing up a house where she has lived for 25 years to move to a condo.  The camera was packed, she had to find it.  The computer was packed, so she had to go to her husband’s store to get the picture off the camera… Thank you Janice 🙂

I wish I could be there to see the look on that guest’s face when he recognises his own house, heehee


An unrelated picture.  Aren’t spiders amazing?

What a great web this one made 🙂