Becoming a member with Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri comes with benefits that you may not even be aware exist! Of course, one of the best perks is getting publicized on our page, as well as receiving features on our social media, but what other benefits do you get to enjoy when you become a member with BBIM?

Well, one perk that comes with our membership is our Gather+Grow event!

What is Gather+Grow?

You may be wondering, “What is the Gather+Grow event?” and that is a great question!

This event is exclusive for the members of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri and consists of meeting and socializing with other innkeepers, gaining insightful knowledge on running your Inn, and quite frankly, just having some fun with some like-minded, driven individuals!

What is the Purpose?

The overall purpose is to gather together, socialize with one another, (over food and beverages, of course,) share ideas, challenges, and opportunities that result in growing professionally, and interpersonally with one another. Plus, these events occur roughly 3-4 times a year and move all around the state, meaning you get to continuously grow with a wide array of business-savvy intellectuals.

What Do You Do?

One of the fabulous, fun activities that we provide is presenting you with roughly 6-8 different Missouri wines to try out! In addition to this, we also offer food pairing suggestions, and even showcase and teach you how to make a Charcuterie board that you can take back to your B&B’s! Eating and drinking? We consider than an absolute win/win in our book!


Fun Facts

Some of the fun facts we learned about the wines we tried this past event were:

-Back in the 1800s, Missouri — not California — stood at the forefront of the global wine industry. And the town of Hermann, which had been established by German settlers in 1837, was at its center.

-Wines in the 11% to 12.5% ABV range are considered ‘off-dry’ meaning that there is some notable residual sugar. If it’s 12.5 percent or higher, the wine will be ‘dry’ and have little to no perceptible sweetness.

-Most wines under 10% ABV will be sweet.

So, what are you waiting for? Become a member with BBIM and enjoy the benefits that you just have to experience! We offer so much more in terms of perks, but we cannot deny that the Gather+Grow event is one of our top favorites!

If you are ready to learn more about how to become a part of the BBIM membership, please check out our website at,