Tuesday, November 7th, 2023
Thursday, November 9th, 2023

*Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar will be held on November 6th, 2023 from 9 am - 5 pm

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Chestnut Mountain Resort 
8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd
Galena, IL 61036

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Kerri Thiel
Midwest Association of Independent Inns
206 Jefferson Street
Waupaca, WI 54981

Crystal Buhrow, Administrative Assistant: info@mwinns.com

Midwest Association of Independent Inns Conference
& Trade Show

~ Attendee Registration ~

Chestnut Mountain Resort
~On The Beautiful Mississippi River~
 8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd
Galena, IL 61036

November 7th, 2023 - November 9th, 2023
 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
 *Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar - Monday, November 6th, 2023*

Innkeepers, *register today* for education, networking & best practices as we continue to expand our conference.

The conference will have a variety of topics pertinent to innkeeping today. Together with our industry experts, vendor partners, and other innkeepers, we will explore the issues, challenges, and opportunities to enhance the guest experience, grow our business, and be the best innkeeper we can as we balance it all!

*Register on or before September 1st, 2023 and your name
will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free conference registration!

(Payment reimbursed after the conference) 

Conference Pricing - For Members of Any State/Regional Association
$295.00 - General Attendee
$245.00 - Additional attendee of the same inn

Conference Pricing - For Attendees that are not Members of any State/Regional Association
$345.00 - General Attendee
$295.00 - Additional attendee of the same inn
**Optional Dinner Event - "I'm In A Midwest State of Mind"**
$40.00 - Per Person  
(price includes tax & gratuity - limited number of tickets available for advanced purchase)

Transportation Shuttle To/From Chestnut Mountain Resort/The Galena Brewing Company, "Experience the Local Flavor" Buffet, Games & Prizes, Optional Brewery Tours, & Musical Entertainment featuring “Music With Steve” and his selection of Americana/Folk, Classic Rock, Country/Bluegrass Music

You Don't Want To Miss This Fun Event!
Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar Pricing - November 6th Only  
$195.00 - First Peson
$125.00 - Each additional person of the same group

**Aspiring Innkeepers - Come to the Conference too for the special reduced conference price of $150.00 per person!**

Aspiring Innkeeper Seminar & Conference Attendee Pricing -
November 6th - November 9th
$345.00 - First Person
$275.00 - Each additional person of the same group

Keep checking back to the conference page of our website for
up-to-date information, conference schedule, and a list of exhibitors for this sure-to-be memorable event!

The Midwest Association of Independent Inns Thanks Our Sponsors and ALL Our Vendor Partners for Their Support In The Midwest Association of Independent Inns Conference & Trade Show!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS TO DATE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Technology, Trends, Tips & Topics You Need To Know

You will have the opportunity to listen, learn, and participate on a wide range of topics and trends important to you, your business, and your community. There are many unique topics to choose from. You don't want to miss it!

Topic Highlights To Date:

  • "Designing The Guest Experience That Will Keep Them Coming Back"
  • "Protecting Your Data In 2023... In Plain English!"
  • "The Art of Influence: How to Elevate Your Content Marketing Strategy" 
  • "Creating Profitable Partnerships with Local Businesses”
  • "What To Serve The Gluten Free, Lacto-Vegan, Who Eats Bacon!?"
  • "Artificial Intelligence (AI) What Is It and Why It Matters"
  • "Midwest Association of Independent Inns, A Midwest State of Mind"
  • "ADA: Pitfalls to Avoid & Best Practices"
  • "Be Your Very Best Self ~ It's About Wellness”
  • “Building a Profitable Package”
  • "Google Hotel Ads, Everything You Need to Know for Your Business"

And so much more!

You can find more detailed and up-to-date information on topics and speakers on the conference page of our website.

Overnight Options:

1. Chestnut Mountain Resort - We are pleased to have chosen Chestnut Mountain Resort! Onsite amenities include on-site restaurants, sports bar, an indoor pool & sauna, free wi-fi, and many activities in the local area to enjoy!

Special Conference Room Rates at Chestnut Mountain Resort
One (1) adult - $104.00/night ($15 breakfast voucher included*)
Two (2) adults - $119.00/night ($30 breakfast voucher included*)
and so on

*tax & gratuity not included

Room choices include:
 Standard King Bed, Standard 2 Queen Beds, Premium Riverside (2 Queen Beds), Standard King Courtside, Deluxe Riverside, Deluxe Courtside, Standard Handicap Room, etc.

First Come, First Serve! 

Please note that there are no elevators at Chestnut Mountain Resort. Please make sure that when making your reservation online, update the reservation to the correct number of adults and/or children that will be staying in your room. The default selection is 2 adults. Then, select the type of room you wish to reserve from the list of rooms available for your chosen dates.

Please use the booking link below to book your stay* at Chestnut Mountain Resort:
Book Your Stay at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Room block closes on October 15th, 2023! Make Your Reservation Today!

2. Galena Area MWInns Member B&Bs - If you would like to experience a lovely Galena MWInns member B&B, please see this offering of exceptional properties to stay during the conference:

Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
1237 Franklin Street
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815-777-0583
Email: innkeeper@cloranmansion.com
Website: https://cloranmansion.com/

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
2752 W. Cording Rd
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815-777-4100
Email: innkeepers@hawkvalleyretreat.com
Website: https://hawkvalleyretreat.com/

Hotel Galena
324 Spring Street
Galena, IL 61036
Phone: 815-777-0123
Email: info@hotelgalena.com
Website: https://hotelgalena.com/

Please check with each inn for pricing and breakfast policies during conference time. When reserving your stay, please state that you are attending the Midwest Association of Independent Inns Conference & Trade Show. First come, first serve!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MORE INFORMATION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PAYMENT OPTIONS - Payment for attending the conference is accepted via check or PayPal with completed registration (click the "Register Now" button at the bottom of this page). If sending a check, simply send the check to the MWInns offices at the address below. You do not need a PayPal account to pay by credit card (via PayPal).

Midwest Association of Independent Inns
206 Jefferson Street
Waupaca, WI 54981
Phone: 715-942-8180

MIDWEST ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT INNS CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY - Should a conflict arise, you may cancel your registration with full refund up to 7 business days prior to the conference or October 27th, 2023. After that date, refunds are not possible. You must put your cancellation in writing to the MWInns offices directly at info@mwinns.com. In the event of an occurrence that is beyond the reasonable control of any attendee affected and occurs without fault, including things such as "Acts of God", public or private disaster, public health emergencies (COVID), a full refund of registration will be available.

*COVID-19 Statement
The MWInns takes the health and safety of all the sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees of our conference very seriously. Please be assured that during any in-person portion of our conference, any CDC and/or state mandates/guidelines at the time will be practiced.