2016 has been another great year for BEDROAM, we have met some amazing people and visited some excellent venues.
Social media has helped boost business; we now have over 1600 Facebook followers. Our summer Facebook competition to win a two night stay at the lovely Allerthorpe Lakeland Park was a huge success. The park provided the perfect base for our winner Sarah Bashford’s young family to play safely and visit some of the many attractions the area has to offer. Thanks to the park owners Nicky and Steve for making it possible.
Twitter also proved a success when Theo Paphitis picked BEDROAM for its #SBS (Small Business Sunday) awards back in May; the award has given us great exposure and increased our Twitter following greatly.
It was also special to be featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: The best builds which was a spin off programme looking back at some of George Clarkes highlights of the Channel 4 series ‘Amazing Spaces’. It brought a surge of interest and enquiries our way from all over the world.
Our bookings this year have been fantastically varied. BEDROAM was hired for a corporate team socialising event from our friends from Chatter Communications which was enjoyed by all. We hosted our first mini festival during the summer for a birthday celebration. This was a big task but everyone got stuck in and we managed to create the perfect woodland setting complemented by first class VIP accommodation of course! One of the weddings we did this summer particularly stood out; Steve and Natalie found a great location and wanted an outdoor ‘festival feel’ celebration. BEDROAM fitted the bill perfectly and the weekend went really well. Slightly hesitant, we also had our first set of Hen and Stags who behaved themselves extremely well and treated BEDROAM with the upmost respect. We helped arrange daytime activities including clay pigeon shooting, paintballing and even a woodland craft lesson! The feedback from all parties was really positive and it was good to be a part of all of the celebrations.
We would like to thank some of the local businesses that our guests have used.
Firstly to Saunts, a local, well-established catering firm that teamed up with us to help promote our business and provide a unique bespoke package for guests looking to make their stay that little bit different. Not forgetting our local butchers cafe which has provided all of 2016's woodland guests with some of the best locally sourced English breakfasts, thanks to the team down at Pig in the Willow cafe.
A lot of our woodland guests have found BEDROAM through Airbnb, so this year we have added some more great partners to our list. We now feature on the exiting new platform Host Unusual as well as another excellent company called Group Stays. With these new partners and some exciting new announcements to come, 2017 is looking really bright!
We would like to say a huge thanks to all our guests and everyone who has helped throughout the year. We look forward to an even more successful year in 2017!
Happy New Year from everyone at the BEDROAM team!