Do you provide exceptional service and exquisite amenities?
Plus something else unique for guests to experience?

If so, you may be a Unique Inn

Become a Unique Inns member and increase your reservations, innkeeper network and get the valuable Unique Inns designation!

Keep reading to learn more...

 
 

Membership Benefits

Website  |  Brochure  |  Newsletter  |  Social Media  |  Rewards  |  Networking  |  Credibility  |  + more
  • Your inn featured on UniqueInns.com

    UniqueInns.com is a top referrer of traffic and reservations for members. Members typically recieve 200-600 high quality referrals per month. Attract prospective guests through showcasing your Inn on a Unique profile page along with our Location, Unique Inns Difference, and Blog pages.

  • Inclusion in the Unique Inns Brochure

    The printed brochure promotes all Unique Inns properties and introduces guests to our Rewards program, giving incentive to stay unique. This beautiful tri-fold is delievered to each guest upon arrival. List your Inn with a photo, contact information, and map placement in our brochure.

  • Promotion in the Unique Inns Newsletter

    The Unique Inns monthly email Newsletter is delivered to approximately 10,000 subscribed guests. It highlights Unique Inns specials, travel ideas, testimonials and delicious recipes from our members. Our Newsletter keeps your Inn fresh in the minds of guests getting ready to travel.

  • Facebook and Twitter Exposure

    Unique Inns actively participates in social networking on a daily basis. We post specials, travel ideas, tips, and forward member’s media posts to our network of followers. The Unique Inns Facebook and Twitter page promotes your Inn with your photos, specials, news, and more.

  • Participation in our Rewards Program

    Our Rewards Program brings repeat business, loyalty to our brand, and incentive for guests to stay unique. We offer guests $20 for each stay at a Unique Inn. When they have accumulated $100 they are issued a Rewards Gift Certificate that can be redeemed at their next stay at any Unique Inn property. Keep guests coming back with the Unique Inns Rewards Program.  

  • Participation in our Innkeeper Referral Network

    Unique Inns is a community of members referring each other's properties to traveling guests. Once a year Innkeepers meet for a fun membership meeting to dine, wine, share ideas and experiences. 

  • The Unique Inns Credibility

    Membership with Unique Inns allows use of our logo on your advertisements, associating your level of quality and uniqueness with the Unique Inns Brand. Members are provided with an elegant brass plaque to adorn their property’s entrance with recognized quality and a Members Emblem for placement on your website. 

  • Special Member Benefits

    Unique Inns members enjoy 50% or greater room discounts for you and your staff at any member location. Share ideas with fellow Innkeepers and allow them to learn first-hand about your property for future referrals. 

 

About Unique Inns

  • Our group includes approximately 45 members along the North American West and Hawaii.

     

     
  • Unique Inns was chartered in 1982 as one of the first bed and breakfast innkeeping organizations.

    Our purpose is to market our members and act as a referral network. We share a commitment to providing guests with genuine hospitality, extraordinary accommodations, and truly memorable experiences.

    Membership with Unique Inns provides a sense of fraternity and support – opportunities to meet with your peers to discuss trends and ideas - serving as a source of inspiration.


     

Unique Members

Extraordinary Country Inns, Bed & Breakfasts & Boutique Hotels

  • Cypress Inn
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
    Tallman Hotel
    Upper Lake, CA
    Steamboat Inn
    Idleyld Park, OR
    Hanford House Inn
    Sutter Creek, CA
    Winchester Inn
    Ashland, OR
    Cameo Heights Mansion
    Touchet, WA
    River Dance Lodge
    Kooskia, ID
    Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
    Victoria, BC
    The Avalon Hotel
    Catalina, CA
    Cottage Grove Inn
    Calistoga, CA
  • The Shelburne Inn
    Seaview, WA
    Stanford Inn by the Sea
    Mendocino, CA
    Pine Ridge Inn
    Bend, OR
    Candlelight Inn Napa Valley
    Napa, CA
    Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
    Victoria, BC
    Portland's White House
    Portland, OR
    The Lodge at Suttle Lake
    Sisters, OR
    Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
    Dundee, OR
    The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls
    Hilo, HI
    Campbell House
    Eugene, OR
  • Lodge at Sandpoint
    Sandpoint, ID
    FivePine Lodge
    Sisters, OR
    Carter House
    Eureka, CA
    The Wine Country Inn
    St. Helena, CA
    McCloud Hotel
    McCloud, CA
    Vagabond's House Inn
    Carmel, CA
    Honor Mansion
    Healdsburg, CA
    Sooke Harbour House
    Sooke, BC
    Inn at Occidental
    Occidental, CA
    Jacksonville Inn
    Jacksonville, OR
  • The Inn at El Gaucho
    Seattle, WA
    Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
    Yachats, OR
    Tu Tu' Tun Lodge
    Gold Beach, OR
    Cannon Beach Hotel
    Cannon Beach, OR
    Excelsior Inn
    Eugene, OR
    Groveland Hotel
    Groveland, CA
    Eden Vale Inn
    Placerville, CA
    Abigail's Hotel
    Victoria, BC
    Carmel Lamp Lighter Inn
    Carmel, CA
    The Bed and Breakfast Inn at La Jolla
    La Jolla, CA

Testimonials

What our Members have to Say about Unique Inns

I can quantify that direct bookings from UniqueInns.com brought in an ROI of twice my dues. When I add in bookings from member referrals and those who book on the phone the ROI is even greater. It's a no brainer.
– Ian MacPhee, Innkeeper of Abbeymoore Manor B&B Inn in Victoria, BC

Be a Part of Unique Inns

Read the following criteria, membership dues, and approval process for joining Unique Inns

  1. The owner(s) of the inn shall be directly involved in the daily operations of the inn.
  2. The Inn shall represent a geographic location not already adequately represented by the group (within British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California or Hawaii).
  3. There shall be a minimum of 6 guest rooms with private baths, but not more than 50.
  4. A quality breakfast shall be available on premise.
  5. The Inn shall serve dinner to guests or be able to recommend a quality restaurant no more than five miles away.
  6. All appropriate licenses, permits and liability insurance required for the area shall be obtained and kept current.
  7. The Inn must have been in operation under the same ownership for one full year prior to application.

Initiation Fee

$600 USD
This one-time fee provides for setting up your property on UniqueInns.com, a solid brass membership plaque which will be mailed to you for display at your property, and including your property in the next printing of the Unique Inns Brochure.

If you are a current member of Select Registry your Unique Inns Initiation Fee is only $300 USD

Membership Dues

$140 USD per month
Dues are voted upon by the members at the spring meeting for each fiscal year, based on budget projections of business operations.  This amount is shared by the member inns and paid monthly or yearly.

To become a Unique Inns member please check that you meet the membership criteria and then complete the membership application form below.  There is no fee to apply.

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed by our Membership Committee to ensure you meet the requirements.  You will then be responsible for providing accommodations for at least 1 to a maximum of 3 over-night site visits by current Unique Inns members.

Your membership application along with your site visit reports will then be presented to all members to cast their vote.  If the majority of current members approve of your application then you will be granted entrance to the association providing you pay your initiation fee.

It is highly recommended that you make a relationship wtih an existing member, ideally the closest one to your location, for their support of your application and coordination of your site visits.

Membership Application

Please complete the form below to submit your application to be a Unique Inn

I/WE, the undersigned, herein also known as the applicant(s), hereby apply for membership with Unique Inns, an innkeeper association based in Portland, Oregon. The applicant(s) agree upon approval as a member to pay an initiation fee of $600.00 USD (unless a Select Registry member, in which case the initiation fee of $300.00 USD) followed by a monthly membership fee as set by Unique Inns, currently $150.00 USD monthly.

The applicant(s) agree, if requested, to provide a minimum of one, and potentially up to three overnight stay inspections. These inspections shall be performed by member innkeepers or Unique Inns staff and shall include the cost of lodging and meals on site. If there is less than a three diamond AAA/CAA rating, applicant(s) agree to provide reviews by two different third-party sources.

NAME OF OWNER(S)

INN NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

STATE/PROVINCE

ZIP/POSTAL CODE

EMAIL ADDRESS

TELEPHONE

FAX

WEBSITE

AAA/CAA RATING

OTHER RATINGS

NUMBER OF ROOMS

ROOMS WITH PRIVATE BATHS

ROOM RATE RANGE

MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER INNKEEPING ASSOCIATIONS

SPONSORING MEMBER
(IF APPLICABLE)

# OF YEARS
IN BUSINESS

# OF YEARS WITH CURRENT INNKEEPER

TYPE OF OWNERSHIP
(I.E. CORPORATION)

EXPLAIN HOW YOU AS OWNER(S) ARE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE DAILY OPERATION OF YOUR INN

PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR BREAKFAST - IS BREAKFAST INCLUDED IN THE ROOM RATE?

WHAT DO YOU FEEL MAKES YOUR PROPERTY "UNIQUE"

Upon acceptance to the association you agree to the following terms:

  1. Members agree to place a link on their home page linking to www.uniqueinns.com.
  2. Members agree to provide each guest a Unique Inns Brochure.
  3. Members agree to display a Unique Inns plaque advertising their membership at their location.
  4. Members agree to provide high-resolution photography and a description of their inn with unlimited usage rights granted to Unique Inns.
  5. Members agree to accept Association Rewards Gift Certificates valued at $100 with no reimbursement.
  6. Members agree to accept Association Gift Certificates for reimbursement at the rate of 90% of certificate value.
  7. Members agree to provide a maximum of three complimentary overnight stays to Unique Inns contest winners and Unique Inns' staff subject to availability.
  8. Members agree to provide a minimum 50% room rate discount to other member innkeepers subject to availability.

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