Re-inventing the Bed and Breakfast
When we moved to Evergreen Colorado in 1979 we bought the Highland Haven Motel. One year later with precious few improvements we re-titled it Highland Haven Resort Motel-aptly as we added horseshoes for the luxury of it. Ha. For over 10 years we have been The Highland Haven Creekside Inn and it has stuck. When the business of bed and breakfasts entered the American market, traveling from Europe the variety of the industry varied wildly in styles and offerings. Tom and I have spent our careers here re-inventing the bed and breakfast as it pertains to us.
The differences we trust are evident to our guests, here you will not find the stereotypical offerings of a B and B; an intended absence of lace, delicate china, stuffed animals or antique themed rooms. Rather you will see the warm woods, fine craftsmanship, non-fussy elements that men and women alike will appreciate. Tom says the labor shows and he lives by this creed in all his aesthetic artistry, evidenced throughout the property. Privacy is protected; all suites, cottages and guests rooms have private entries, and bathrooms, and go up to 1500 square feet in size. You need not eat the expansive, and home made breakfast with your neighbors.
We do not stop improving, enhancing or upgrading. This year alone we have added additional flat screen TVs, extended our complimentary wireless service, added more deluxe king pillow top mattresses, and top to bottom remodels of our junior suites. We now consider ourselves a luxury inn. Every new trend is carefully considered and weighed for our guests’ comfort. The vast majority are repeat guests and extra effort and expense is paid to stay fresh, new and in every way comfortable. ‘I want our guests to have more luxury than they have at home and the extra value of an extraordinary breakfast that is so memorable they crave it!’
Our daughter Roxy and her husband, Blake, are now managing the Inn, Tom and I are still here daily because we love it (and still have much to do and improve upon), and we get to be with our family. Nothing is better than that.