Hoping to “level the playing field,” the Oak Park Village Board announced its intention to tax Airbnb renters at a similar rate as hotels and traditional bed and breakfast guests. During the Aug. 7 village board meeting, trustee held a first reading of an ordinance that would recognize “transient occupancy rental units” in private residences… Read More

Losing business to Airbnb wasn’t the only reason Betti Newburn sold her Boise bed and breakfast, the Idaho Heritage Inn at 109 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise, in February. She lost about 20% of occupancy since 2011 and it was a big factor in her decision to sell to the neighboring and land-hungry St.… Read More