Jill and Charles had diverse evolutions of careers that took them around the country and abroad before they took the plunge to own and run a B&B. Charles had a growing passion for the natural world, vernacular architecture, handmade tools & craft, and there never seemed to be enough opportunity to delve deeply into those things. Jill always relished the arts, literature, and literary events. When hosting celebrations in the past, Jill was sorry friends and writers had to go home afterward, and busily planned the next event. Inviting guests to stay with them, enjoying good conversation & food, and sharing the wonder of the islands with others makes them particularly happy.
Jill has spent most of her life exploring Western Washington and the islands. When not creating mouthwatering offerings for guests, she writes and teaches fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and enjoys running a non-profit organization to promote the arts called Artsmith. Charles loves making and building things by hand, antique tools, blacksmithing, and work crafts lost to the industrial revolution. Together they enjoy all the arts, an unapologetic love affair with food, travel, independent bookstores, antiquing, the outdoors, and stealing away to find every nook and cranny of Moran State Park.
While visiting, you might see Aengus, our friendly orange tabby (and incidentally the god of poetry and love) who likes to frequent the flower beds or other sunny spots and just might inspect you at the hot tub. He is not allowed inside no matter what he tells you. You will probably also see Campbell, our sweet, quiet, enormous spotted pooch. He is also not allowed in the inn (He can clear a coffee table with one swish of the tail), but can be spotted early in the morning and again in the afternoon bounding down North Beach Road with one of us in tow. If you want to meet Campbell, let us know (and be prepared to be licked.) If you want to meet Aengus, you'll probably have to hunt for him in the garden.