This Awesome B&B Could Be Yours For $150 and 200 Words

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High Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast - COURTESY OF GENE ROYER
  • Courtesy of Gene Royer
  • High Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast

A much publicized bed and breakfast essay contest in Maine is creating imitators -- including the High Street Victorian Bed & Breakfast in Missouri!

Owners Gene and Kriss Royer are putting their beautiful Booneville bed and breakfast on the auction block essay block. After operating the successful business for eleven years, the couple plans to move closer to home and family. Rather than list the property with a realtor, the couple is going a more creative route. One lucky essayist will be handed the keys.

The essay topic, with a maximum of 200 words, is broad. Essayists are simply asked to state why they want to own the bed and breakfast. The contest runs from August 15 to October 15 when the couple will narrow it down to 25 finalists. The winning essay will then be selected by a panel of local judges. However, if a minimum of 2,500 entries are not received, the contest is off.

The Gold Room - COURTESY OF GENE ROYER
  • Courtesy of Gene Royer
  • The Gold Room

Just as it was fun to dream about buying Johnny's Bar, it's fun to dream of operating the Victorian Bed & Breakfast. But with the early mornings, fussy guests, old-home repairs and small-town life, it's probably not quite a permanent vacation.

Also of interest to Gut Check readers, the Royers have a cookbook for sale that features, you guessed it, breakfast foods.

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