After being a schoolteacher for eight years, Scot Fuller decided to follow a different path. He offered inn-sitting services, temporarily taking care of bed-and-breakfast inns so the owners could take a break. Then, in August of 2010, the owner of The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast, located at 140 Chadwick Street in Portland, contacted Scot about helping with property management. Shortly after that, the owner decided he didn’t want to own The Chadwick any longer, and Scot took over the business as of January 1, 2011.
Scot is a true hands-on business owner, doing everything from preparing breakfast and helping to get rooms ready, to doing guest check-in, concierge services, online marketing and more. At this “perfect Portland getaway” built in 1891, the tastefully appointed and updated rooms — each with a private bathroom — offer “the new standard in bed and breakfast luxury.” Guests are served a five-star gourmet breakfast each morning, alternating between sweet and savory dishes (their signature breakfast is Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict with Lemon Scallion Hollandaise). The location is perfect for visitors eager to walk to nearby restaurants, galleries, shops and other venues.
Scot told us, “Each year, we’ve grown; we’ve been able to go from 62% occupancy for the year to 84% occupancy. And, for three years in a row, we’ve ranked #2 on Trip Advisor’s list of Portland’s Best B&Bs (out of 11 in Portland), which is exciting because The Chadwick is the smallest B&B in all of Portland.” Visit www.thechadwick.com for more information