Innkeepers

Bruce and Carol Evans have managed to "pepper" their full-time Innkeeping job with community involvement and pursuit of sharing gifts and talents.

Originally from South Florida, in his early retirement from management in the retail corporate world, Bruce led the adventure to renovate and restore the 1912 Colonial Revival home from a residence to an award winning bed and breakfast. Their deep appreciation of the structures architecture and history, and the opportunity to retain it's integrity and charm soon became their full-time commitment. As an escape, Bruce quickly became involved in equity musical theater, a love rekindled from several years ago of acting and barbershop singing. The long neglected yard and once gracious flower beds also beckoned. With a passion for gardening, Bruce pridefully transformed the surrounding grounds into an exciting and enchanting extension of living space. Bruce has also managed some time for community endeavors...he chaired the County's Industrial Development Authority at it's inception, served on the board for Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, Eastern Shore Tourism, past chairman for the Cape Charles Planning Commission, has been elected to two terms on the Cape Charles Town Council and is also currently serving as Vice-Mayor.

Carol has found an arena for her love of food preparation, interior decorating, designing and group involvement.She and Bruce have made all the color, fabric and furniture selections for their comfortably elegant rooms. Writing for a national cooking magazine and teaching microwave cooking has given Carol the opportunity to proof recipes, then enhance flavors and create a presentation that becomes a part of the WOW when served to guests. Soon after moving to the Eastern Shore from Chesapeake, Virginia to open their Bed and Breakfast, Carol become very involved in the Eastern Shore B&B Association as their President. She has also served on the board for the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia for 5 years, one as Vice-president of Marketing. She has served as President for Cape Charles Northhampton County Chamber of Commerce and currently sits on their board. Carol heads up the meal planning for the town's annual holiday tour and progressive dinner event for close to 500 guests. She also serves on the board for the Eastern Shore Partnership, is currently Chairman for the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission and works closely with the Virginia Tourism Commission (www.virginia.org). Carol also serves on the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation Board.

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