Inn Expert Hands
We have always loved the business of innkeeping. Our experience in the hospitality business started in Africa where we ran the Santawani Safari Lodge in Botswana. We moved to the United States to start our family in 1986 and to Bozeman, Montana, in 1989 when we purchased the Voss Inn bed and breakfast. After 29 years of innkeeping we decided to sell the Voss Inn. Our decision to sell the Voss Inn was a difficult and multi-faceted one. The extreme climate of Montana, especially the long cold winters, was beginning to lose its appeal and we wanted to move to a more agreeable climate. We found that in our new home in Oriental, North Carolina.
Our area of expertise is varied and large. After 29 years owning and operating our own B&B, we are fully aware of the demands, responsibilities, tasks and intricacies of the hospitality industry. Trip Advisor reviews will attest to that! We both love to cook and are accomplished at preparing and serving breakfast to a full house. (Frankee’s cinnamon rolls were featured in an issue of Gourmet Magazines!) Adapting recipes on the fly to accommodate guest’s personal needs is no problem. Both of us are meticulous about detail in breakfast preparation and in how the inn presents itself to guests. Bruce is adept at the daily upkeep and maintenance of a bed and breakfast. For 29 years Frankee worked tirelessly creating and maintaining the garden that surrounds the Voss Inn.
In 2010 Frankee became an ITMA Certified Tea Master and started her own ecommerce tea business, A Thirst for Tea, which she operated out of the bed and breakfast. It was only natural that Afternoon Tea was served daily to guests at the Voss Inn.
We still love the innkeeping profession. Working as interim innkeepers provides us with everything we could want. We live in a warm and beautiful part of the country and we can pursue the work we continue to love without being tied down to one place. Between innsitting jobs we look forward to traveling to China, Japan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Malawi to meet the tea growers we work with at A Thirst for Tea.
We will travel as long as the client reimburses travel costs. We have a dog that we would like to take with us if at all possible.