Willy and Shawnie Gruber purchased the inn on December 11, 2017. Willy was born in Austria and raised in Alaska. Willy worked for Golder Associates for over 30 years, a $1 Billion company with 6,500 employees globally. He started as a technician in the field and worked his way up the ranks to manage Global operational projects.

Shawnie was born in Memphis, TN into a Navy family. Like many military families, their transfers moved them all over the US and abroad. She has held many key positions over her 22 year career with Golder Associates and 12 years at CWM/Waste Management, Inc,

As a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), she planned logistics for all major meetings. She has led the US Conference and Tradeshow program for the past ten years and combined the US and Canadian Programs (3,500 employees and 275 conferences per year).

The Grubers are most proud to have raised three great people (Jered 36, Josef 25, and Hannelore 22).

As cycling enthusiasts, we encourage our guests to bring their bikes with them as the Inn offers facilities to clean and store bikes safely each evening.  Willy will share some of the local routes mapped on Strava.

We are excited to begin working with the cycling community in the greater Asheville area, to enhance the outdoor experience of their valued guests.