Dean & Kathy Buysse, Home Owners
Jesse Struble, Innkeeper
10975 Loy Creek Road
Diane Tapia, Designer / Decorator
Suzanne Brown, Venue Coordinator
When constructing their beautiful inn four years ago, owners Dean and Kathy Buysse chose to build on a ridge above Rampart Range Reservoir, with spectacular views of Pikes Peak. A number of hand-crafted nautical models were built by Kathy’s father, Alvin, and are featured throughout the house. The inn was lovingly given its name as an homage to Dean and Kathy’s first date in Lake Benton, Minnesota.
Ultimately, their goal in building the inn was to create a place where their guests could come to retreat from the rest of the world, and in doing so, they have also developed a local favorite spot to host parties, weddings and other special events. There is a lovely second floor loft that acts as an ideal get-away for the bridal party or the newlyweds.
At the heart of the inn’s design is a state-of-the-art geothermal system that heats and cools the inn for maximum efficiency and minimal carbon footprint. Guest rooms will accommodate two guests on the main level, four guests in the upstairs loft, and six guests on the lower level.