Monday, May 8, 2017

20th Anniversary

Twenty years ago today, my first official Bed and Breakfast guests arrived. We bought this beautiful old home the year prior and had been renovating it, room by room, to get it ready as a B&B. Another innkeeper in town had called me the week before and told me she was sending a family to stay with us. When I told her I wasn’t ready, she said, “Get ready, because they’re coming.”

Those first guests were so incredibly kind, appreciative, and fun, I knew I was on to a great adventure with this B&B. I was not wrong.

During the past 20 years we’ve had over 11,000 guests stay with us, from all over the world. I’ve had the privilege of welcoming people who share different political, religious, economic, social, and philosophical views. I’ve had the honor to sit with royalty and I’ve had the honor to sit with a homeless person. Everyone has a story, and if we are open, we feel that human connection, and we are made better for it.

Thank you, my wonderful guests, for allowing me to share this ride of life with you. I am grateful beyond measure.