Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Today I'm working on a plan to introduce a formal agritourism enterprise to the ranch operation.
I've been giving tours for years and even make a bit of money at it but it's a bit catch as catch can. You can't really give proper tours in less than 90 minutes and without some way of lining folks up and scheduling it's just not a viable enterprise. People seem to enjoy it though.
However, I was lining up some vacation lodging with these folks, and I got to thinking...
Why not offer lodging and tours as a destination?
If I could offer a comfortable, well-appointed home for lodging, with a personalized tour experience, that might just be the ticket. Particularly if the place is less than two miles from an interstate exit, located on scenic native prairie, and if the home is attractive, aesthetically pleasing, and a bit quirky.
Something like this.
Without all the trees, of course. And with cattle.
I've got everything but the home and a system to put folks into it. The combination of a custom steel Quonset home and VRBO looks like it might work. So I'm busy crunching possibilities today.