Touchable Elegance ~ Local Flavor ~ Gracious Hospitality
CARYN WILSON, OWNER/INNKEEPER
Caryn's fascination with Victorian houses began about 40 years ago, when she purchased a do-it-yourself dollhouse kit. After a few frustrating attempts to glue the foundation and three walls together, it became clear that dealing with an already-built, real-life Victorian would be a whole lot easier.
In 2006, Caryn and daughter Nichole purchased the home at 210 East Street, which was previously a bed-and-breakfast. The home was reintroduced to Three Rivers as Voyager's Inn as part of the 2007 Holiday Homes Tour.
Caryn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She developed a passion for the flute at an early age, which led her to the Interlochen Arts Academy, and later to the University of Illinois to study with renowned flutists Charles Delaney and Alexander Murray. Her professional music activities included several years as a high school band director, and over twenty years as director of church choirs for all age groups. Caryn served as Administrator of the American Board of Otolaryngology (testing/certifying organization for ear, nose and throat specialists) for 24 years. She retired in August 2009 and is enjoying her new life as an innkeeper.
Caryn's also serves as the Children's Librarian at the Three Rivers Public Library, and enjoys reading, quilting, sewing and playing her flute when she is not busy keeping a 117-year-old house in running order.
PEGGY DEAMES, INNKEEPER
Peggy has lived in Three Rivers for over 25 years. She loves history, and nearly drove her children insane by reading all historical markers on family vacations. Thus, she finds living and working in a 100+ year old home a perfect fit.
While Innkeeper Caryn is definitely the handy woman, never fearing to paint, drill and hammer, Peggy is the pillow fluffer and pancake flipper. That summer job as a breakfast cook in college and years of being a mom and foodie prepared her to host your stay at Voyager's Inn.
Professionally, Peggy practiced for many years as a registered nurse in maternal/child health and as a woman's health nurse practitioner. Her passion for a holistic approach to healthy living led her to ownership of Love Your Mother, an earth-friendly store in historic downtown Three Rivers.
Peggy's other passions include reading, writing, word games, gadening, learning about local history, walking and traveling. In short, she is into enjoying the journey called life and sharing that with others.