Mike and Kerri love to welcome guests to their historic homestead and hope that you find it as special of a place as they have! But besides "working" to make the Inn warm, welcoming, and comfortable, who are your Innkeepers and what else are they all about?!
Let's start with Mike. Although he prides himself on being the primary host of the "Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception", chief lightbulb changer, and head quality control expert of the Inn ("Kerri, why aren't the sodas filled in the guest refrigerator, and it looks like we need more wood stacked for the fireplace..." etc.), Mike's full-time profession is an accountant. He is an entrepreneur and has owned and operated, Michael R. Thiel, CPA for over 25 years. He has offices both in Waupaca and in his hometown of Beaver Dam.
Although he can "talk numbers" better than anyone I have met, you can always look forward to lively conversation on his other interests of sports (of all kind including Indy Car Racing), music (especially rock & roll of the 70's--ask to see his extensive album collection), radio, his alma mater of UW LaCrosse, festivals, and Puli dogs, in particular.
Kerri is an outdoor enthusiast and her passion is being outside as much as possible and enjoying nature in all seasons. In between taking care of the Inn's 7.5 acres and river frontage (she really does love to mow, rake, shovel, garden, etc. etc. etc.), she will find the time to bike the Waupaca County countryside, swim the lakes (her favorite is Shadow Lake which is a short bike ride from the Inn and is where the Waupaca Triathlon is held), kayaking, snowshoeing, or just hiking the area and the trails at Hartman Creek State Park and beyond.
A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Business, Kerri spent most of her career in corporate sales and marketing. Through her many travels, she appreciates the needs and expectations of the traveler, and strives to create a balance of privacy and hospitality for her guests.
Kerri also enjoys cooking, interior design, reading, traveling, and growing in her faith.
Kerri and Mike have three grown children, who they are so very proud of, living in Ames, Iowa, Whitefish Bay, WI, and Portland, OR. We are also first time grandparents ~ sweet Avery Elizabeth!!