Patti, originally from Wisconsin and a retired nurse, along with her husband Rob, from Michigan and a retired law enforcement officer, moved from Florida to North Carolina in May of 2017. Not quite ready for full retirement, they decided to buy this old historic home and begin renovations to turn it into what is now Almost Heaven Bed & Breakfast. They both have served the public in their previous professions, but now they are beyond excited to be serving in a different, a more relaxed way.
Patti and Rob have always had a love for the mountains, and enjoy hiking the Appalachian Trail (The AT). Rob has hiked many sections of the AT with a dream of someday completing the entire trail.
Patti has always had a passion for collecting antiques. It began as a child when her dad would take her to auctions and estate sales. Both of her parents were avid collectors and many of the antiques they have displayed in the B&B are family heirlooms.
Once their four children were grown, they knew they wanted to change the pace of their lives. Hence, they moved to Waynesville and began their new path of Bed and Breakfast owners. It has made their hearts swell being able to decorate their new home with antiques they have been collecting with each other for more than 20 years.
"I Came here for the soft opening with my family and had an amazing time! My husband and I stayed in the spring room and loved it. The whole house is beautiful with amazing details and the food is mouth watering. Owners/hosts are very friendly and you can tell they put a lot of work into making this the best bed and breakfast to stay at in the beautiful mountains of Waynesville, NC."
~ Amy Jones, April 21, 2018
"Amazing hosts and amazing location! Definitely a place I could see returning to again. There are also plenty of things to do in the area if you like to explore."
~ Kyle Jones, April 21, 2018