Executive Director’s Message

Welcome to the website of the
Saskatchewan Bed and Breakfast Association!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Saskatchewan Bed and Breakfast Association (SBBA) is the non-profit organization, formed in 1973, that represents the SBBA-accredited bed and breakfasts, guesthouses and guest ranches in beautiful Saskatchewan. Currently, our 75 members have operations right across Saskatchewan… in cities, towns, resort areas, rural areas and farms. They are on the prairie, in the parkland and on the northern forest fringe. Each operation is unique and makes a special contribution to the variety of experiences offered to our guests. What is common to all of our members is that they love meeting people and inviting them into their homes.

What does SBBA do?
We promote member bed and breakfasts. We love this province, and we want to invite more people to come and experience it. We find that visitors really appreciate the personalized service and warm friendly hospitality that they get from staying with our members, and they are assured an enjoyable stay when they see the Black Rooster.

What’s the Black Rooster?
All SBBA members have had their property inspected and accredited to the stringent accreditation standards of the Saskatchewan Bed and Breakfast Association. This means visitors are guaranteed a high level of safety, comfort, cleanliness and hospitality at any accredited facility. Once a bed and breakfast has successfully completed the accreditation process, it is awarded the Black Rooster, and can use it on its publicity to show that it has passed this rigorous test.

SBBA is pleased to note that Tourism Saskatchewan and BBCanada.com (the leading Canadian on-line B&B directory) both recognize and support the SBBA quality assurance program represented by the Black Rooster.

What else do we do?
We help and encourage people who are starting to get a bed and breakfast operation going. This is an expanding industry and we are happy to see new people getting involved. We mentor by providing advice and suggestions to new operators, and we link them with people who have more experience in the tourism industry. We publish a newsletter, the ‘Rooster Newster’, four times a year, and we hold an annual conference with workshops of interest to our members.

What’s so great about a bed and breakfast?
Visitors to Saskatchewan enjoy meeting the people who live here. They often want to stay with local people who can tell them what there is to see and do, and who can answer questions about local history, wildlife, events and local culture.

Business travelers find a bed and breakfast to be a “home away from home” when they are doing business, and many B&Bs offer extras to business travelers such as Internet access or a meeting room. Other people just like to get away from it all and to be pampered, and find a B&B to be the perfect escape. Many operators have special packages – a romantic get-away or a honeymoon special. What better way to get in touch with your rural roots than to stay at a farm or ranch?  Maybe you can even help with the chores or go on a trail ride.

All members offer wonderful experiences and first-rate accommodations… the Black Rooster symbol guarantees an experience that will make visitors want to return again and again.

 

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