As I look back over the last five years I can honestly say that I have been living my dream. Running a bed and breakfast is something I’ve always wanted to do. You, my guests are amazing! I’ve met the most interesting people along the way – from musicians and historians to cyclists, hikers and friendly folks just needing a little R&R. It has been an international experience as well. I’ve met folks from all over the United States, Canada, England and even Australia. I’ve shared plants, recipes, my dogs, antiques and just great conversation with so many of you. Your interests and passions have intertwined with mine. Sharing this beautiful place on Red hill has truly been a pleasure.
I could not have done this without the support of friends and family. I feel so blessed that my father lived long enough to witness my experience. My sister was always my biggest support. So very cool that I could name a guest room after her. We’ve had the opportunity to celebrate milestone birthdays as well as college and HS reunions and Alaskan reunions. I’ve met the best local folks through out this experience as well – local farmers, soap makers, food coop folks and many other local business owners to name a few.
Thank You for helping Inn at Red Hill be such a success.
Most of you know that I’m a retired school teacher and that this project was my retirement gig. I’m so glad that I took the plunge to create business. I’ve learned so much through this process. It is hard work like most jobs. The beauty of owning your own business is so very different.
I want to share with you my thoughts for the upcoming year. Most of you know I like to “play” and travel. I must say I have been able to do this nicely along with hosting you, my guests. But the time has come where I would like more time to pursue other interests and of course continue to travel. I’ve learned through personal experience that life does have an end and I would like to squeeze in as many life experiences as I can while I’m healthy.
In October of 2017, Inn at Red Hill will be closing its doors. My plan is to stay on this hill and enjoy this beautiful property as a private residence until I physically can’t take care of it anymore. Then it will be time to downsize.
So let’s make this year a good one. Those of you that have been here before, I look forward to a return visit.
Thanks to all of you that have been involved in this project. It’s been quite a ride.
Here’s to 2017! Let’s make it a good one.