Judy and Doug Cook
After nearly 40 year careers in Civil and Environmental Engineering/Land Use Planning (Doug) and Environmental Compliance/Personnel Management/Retail Sales (Judy), along with raising 4 boys through completion of their college educations, Doug and Judy needed a change of pace.
They chose the field of hospitality management and created Four Brothers Inns, LLC in early 2004 and purchased the Brannan Cottage Inn, an historic (circa 1860) six room bed & breakfast inn in Calistoga, CA (at the top of the iconic Napa Valley). They immediately increased occupancy and income (on an annual basis) by emphasizing the customer, providing many additional services (wine tastings, concierge and pet-friendly services, etc.) and embarking on a program of continuous improvement both in service and facility upgrades. After a wonderful 9+ years of inn ownership, "surviving" the recession, and subsequent business growth, they sold their inn and determined their primary interests were in visitor management and concierge services. They took on a salaried position as Innkeepers at the Chelsea Garden Inn, a 5-room B&B also in our unique little city. Since 2013, we’ve gradually added further property management services for CGI and our owner’s other properties in town—vacation cottages, vacation homes, townhouses, etc.
While Judy was doing all the hard work at the Inns, Doug found time to get involved in the California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns (CABBI; recently renamed as California Association of Boutique and Breakfast Inns). He initially served on the InnSpire Convention Committee, was appointed to the CABBI Council in 2009 and is serving his sixth year (essentially the Board of Directors of the Association). And now, after 11 years in Calistoga, we’ve decided we again need a change of pace/location and are looking for our next assignment(s) as interim innkeepers (short or longer term).
Travel: Anywhere in the US or across the world
Home base: California