Your innkeepers, Bob and Shannon, went on a 5-year search to find their Bed and Breakfast. The search was originally narrowed down to coastal areas including Washington state, Oregon, Maine, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. In 2007 the search was focused on Maine and Florida with several inn inspection trips to both states. In November of 2007 Shannon walked into the gracious front hall of the Addison and realized that she had found the foundation of what was to become their dream bed and breakfast. They purchased the Inn in December 2007 and re-opened for business in January 2008.
Bob and Shannon are both originally from British Columbia, Canada. In 1996 they made the move south into the United States to Virginia where they lived until they moved to Fernandina Beach and bought the Addison.
Both Bob and Shannon have engineering backgrounds. Bob was working as a Telecommunications Engineer in support of overseas oil projects for several years before purchasing the Addison. Shannon also worked in Telecom before switching to a brief career in Real Estate. Successful engineering requires an attention to detail and this attention to detail has been transferred over into the operation of the Addison. It is the little things, the details, that add up to the incredible B&B experience that the Addison offers.
Their enjoyment for running an inn is evidenced by the number of positive guest reviews and awards received by the Addison since the re-opening. Your innkeepers enjoy what they are doing and their enjoyment of the Bed and Breakfast lifestyle rubs off on their guests. As Bob likes to say… “I’ve never smiled so much in my life”.