Black Forest Inn

People often ask how we became innkeepers and what brought us to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Well my partner Bruce and I have been together for 25 years and 16 years ago we were living in Denver and both between jobs. We wanted a new adventure and that’s when we stumbled upon a B&B for sale on the Russian River in northern California. So, on a lark, we decided to buy ourselves a job! Little did we know how much work it would be.

We were determined, however, to learn everything we could about the business and after a few years we not only learned a lot about the hospitality business, but we had turned that property into something to be proud of. You see…. both of us had travelled a lot for work in our prior jobs and we knew what we liked to find in our accommodations at the end of a long day. We were successful and after ten years, we sold that totally transformed property.

So what did we do next? We moved to South Dakota, of course, and bought the Black Forest Inn.

Stay tuned for that story…..