We often hear from guests with questions around our three night minimum stay - so we thought we should explain. The most common comment we used to get from two night weekend bookings is: “We wish we had longer”. From experimenting and data collecting, we have found much greater satisfaction from three or more nights. The first night everyone is a bit frazzled after squaring things away, finishing work, getting on the road and finding the joint.
With most of our homes being a little quirky - our guests don’t yet know the run of things, hunting for light switches, rummaging through the utensils drawers. The second night, guests are slowing down - and by the third they're truly in the holiday flow, knowing which spot is best for a morning coffee, and where to curl up with a book to catch the last of the evening glow. Our place is now theirs.
The few times we have been talked into a one night stay, its has turned out to be quite transactional - with both parties disappointed. As hosts, our team can really feel when guests don't connect with our properties. Or rather we can really feel the difference when they do.
Perhaps the biggest drawcard?
Hearing how the longer our guests stay, the more they notice. Geoff who stayed at Liptrap Loft recently, summed it up perfectly:
“Each day I found another hidden gem and thoughtful touch. It was a constant reveal of goodies over time that brought me smile after cheeky smile.”
So there you have it. We're not trying to get as many people through the door as we can. We want to make sure that every guest that stays with us feels the same magic we do.
Mike August 2023