of CNYBB Member Bed and Breakfasts
Conforms to definition of current CNYBB by-laws.
The CNYBB member verifies that
their business is in compliance with New York State Laws, rules and
regulations concerning the owning and operating of a Bed & Breakfast
business. It also
verifies that said business is in compliance with New York State &
local building (zoning), fire and health codes and has obtained a
Certificate of Occupancy or other certification, to conduct said
business. (Please review NYS Residential Code of New York State
#AJ701 thru #AJ704. Local Codes are also involved!)
1. Has 2 to 5 guest bedrooms which hold no more than 10 guests
(#AJ704.1&.2 & Section AJ202)
( If establishment has more than
5 bedrooms/10 Guests – there are additional NYS & Health Dept. regs.)
2. In-line Smoke Detectors are installed in bedrooms, common &
dining areas (#AJ703.1 & .2)
3. Emergency exit route maps are displayed in every bedroom
(#AJ704.3.2 & FC Section 404.2)
4. Fire extinguishers are installed in living areas (FC Sect.
906 & may also be required by Ins. Co)
5. There are working CO² Detectors on premises (#AJ703.2)
6. 2nd floor bedrooms more than 14’ from grade must provide fire
escapes for each bedroom (#AJ704.4)
7. A portable escape device for each guest room - recommended
(Article 18: 1997 Exec. Law 378(12)
Lighted exit signs/Emergency exit lighting
(State recommended - Local Codes & Ins. Co. may
Signage in conformance with local zoning codes.
Paint, shrubbery and grounds well maintained.
Entrances well lit.
Walkways safe, providing good footing, well-lit, free of snow and
ice in winter.
Parking convenient and adequate.
All spaces well maintained, free of dirt, dust and clutter.
Furnishings in good condition
Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers placed in compliance with
A least one carbon monoxide detector in or near sleeping area.
Emergency exits posted (layout map of house) in each guest room.
Flashlights with fresh batteries in each guest room.
Emergency telephone numbers posted by each phone.
Information given on how to reach innkeeper in emergency.
Welcome letter giving “need to know” information.
For extended stays, linens changed every third day.
Linens changed after each guest stay.
Trash containers emptied daily.
Must have adequate space to move about.
Storage - hanging and drawer space available.
family or personal belongings stored in guest rooms.
Firm, good quality mattresses covered with mattress pads.
quality pillows, choice of firm or soft, man-made or Fiber filled as
alternative to feather or down.
Bed linens at least 200 count percale.
Blankets, spreads and comforters fresh and clean.
At least 75-100 watt light bulbs; lamps placed for comfortable
Cots and Rolla ways may be available for temporary use, but not
included in permanent room setup.
Comfortable chairs for guests.
Electric outlets and mirrors for personal grooming, especially in
rooms with shared baths.
Heat, air-conditioning or fans available in each guest room.
Screens available for windows that open.
Floors clean and free of stains. Fixtures should shine.
Tubs, shower stalls, walls and floors free of water stains and
Ample hot water supply.
Bright illumination at sinks and mirrors; grounded electrical
Privacy locks, especially in shared baths.
Non—skid surfaces for tubs and showers, or rubber mats.
One bath towel, one hand towel and one face cloth per guest.
Towels changed daily.
Bathroom cleaned daily.
view of guests: waste basket, nose and toilet tissue, disposable
cups or glasses, fresh, wrapped soaps, cloth after-bath mat.
Toilet seats immaculate and tightly anchored.
Kitchen clean and well-maintained.
Food preparation surfaces cleaned and disinfected daily.
Breakfast includes at a minimum a hot beverage, fruit juice, cereal,
pastry or bread and may include fruit and hot entrees.
· Adequate insurance to cover business activities.
· Guest registration book.
· Advance registration/record book.
· Business checking account.
· Bookkeeping including record of expenses and deposits.
Rates commensurate with comparable accommodations in region.
Relationships with other B&B owners polite, cooperative and
· Policies on pets, children, parking, cancellations, check-in and out
included in brochure or guest correspondence.
· Complaints handled quickly courteously and with a spirit of
· Frequent complaints and/or lack of cooperation may be grounds for
Download the current Full Membership Yearly Standards Form.
This Form is required
to be sent with your new/renewal membership application and fee.
Form is in PDF file format ( Adobe Reader )
General Member Information