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After talking about buying an inn for more than 10 years, we finally started our search in 2009. We looked at available inns from the central California coast to the San Juan Islands above Washington state. Although there were many beautiful choices, none of the properties compared to the Black Bear Inn. We were immediately wowed by the grand entrance and gathering room, and quickly fell in love with the Inn.
Taking care of people is our passion, and it didnʼt take long to reap the rewards of that passion. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, and catering to the needs of our guests. Our motto, when making daily decisions is, “is this good for the guests, or good for us?” If the answer isnʼt that “itʼs good for the guests,” we make a different decision.
We both have hospitality in our work histories (catering, food/beverage management, golf industry experience, etc.), and knew that those skills would pair well with running an inn. Most recently, we both worked in commercial lending, managing customer experiences for many years. This combination of our skill sets, complimented by Bruce's formal culinary training will result in a continued high level of satisfaction for guests of the Black Bear Inn.