January 5th, 2016: The 20th Anniversary of Pinehurst Inn!
January 5th is the official anniversary of our purchase of the Pinehurst Inn property – the beginning of a long and wonderful journey. 20 years… That’s a long time to live anywhere, let alone running one of the best bed and breakfasts in Wisconsin.
Living in Bayfield was just a dream. When we discovered that Pinehurst was for sale in the spring of 1995, it was as if a path was presented to us that we simply could not ignore. After much research, a lot of negotiation and a few near meltdowns, we closed in January and started the renovations to “reopen” to guests in May, 1996.
Over the years, we have seen numerous improvements and additions to the property: upgrades in the main house guest rooms, continuing expansions of the gardens and landscaping, building the Garden House, adding the garage, and much more behind the scenes. Through this entire time, we have continued to ask ourselves if these changes or additions enhance the guest experience.
Through the course of further work on our branding and recognizing our own commitment to sustainable operations, we realized that we needed to be more vocal about our efforts to be “green.” These efforts were focused in a number of areas, including our website and communications as well as active involvement in local and state development of the Travel Green Wisconsin program. In the spring of 2014, we were thrilled as we received the 2014 Stewardship Award from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Over the years, we have enjoyed some great business partnerships! Whether kayaking with Living Adventure or dogsledding with Wolfsong, our guests have been able to experience the adventure side of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands. We’ve seen Bayfield continue to work to welcome thousands of visitors each year, and we’ve been engaged in this continued effort through active involvement with the Bayfield Chamber & Visitor Bureau.
Yes, 20 years is a long time. We’ve gotten older and perhaps a bit slower. Yet our commitment to being the best bed and breakfast in Wisconsin is just as strong. Join us in our celebration of this 20th Anniversary! Watch for ongoing and periodic specials that honor all the wonderful bed and breakfast guests that have walked through our door.
Come Stay with Us at Pinehurst Inn!
Now that you know a bit about our background, make plans to stay with us to see this amazing place for yourself! Our luxurious bed and breakfast features eco-elegant rooms, fantastic amenities, and gorgeous views. You’re bound to love our healthy, homemade breakfast as well! Don’t miss your chance to stay in Pinehurst Inn, the best lodging of Wisconsin- book your stay today!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for upcoming specials and contests!