It’s no surprise that Christine’s Bed and Breakfast opened its doors to guests in 1987. Steve and Christine are natives to this area. Steve is from the historic village of Sheffield, MA. He was born in the inn business. His parents owned a famous inn called the “The Blue Belton Inn” on Rt. 7. About forty years ago, this inn resort had a nine hole golf course, pool, and fed breakfast, lunch and dinner year round, so these innkeepers know first hand about this business. Most local people will always remember the Blue Belton Inn. Christine is from Bennington VT. with a degree in human services in re-motivation therapy and recreation of 17 years. She truly loves being with and helping people. She met Steve in Williamstown when he was in college. They met and fell in love and were married at the Williamstown college campus church about 30 year ago. They raised two wonderful children, one a teacher and the other a high mountain guide in France.
When Steve is not working at the inn he owns and operates an insurance agency in Pittsfield and teaches skiing at Butternut Basin Ski Area. Christine spends her spare time volunteering at the local chamber in Great Barrington and working closely with the Berkshire Lodging Association.
Christine and Steve’s hobbies range from golf to skiing, gardening, and cooking for all their guests.
And sometimes they get good old help from the former innkeepers “Steve’s parents” they always lead them in the right direction. Sometimes with monthly specials, taking reservations, menu planning or with the inn’s famous dinners that are done about four times a year in the main house dining room, “The Rumford Room”.
In the innkeeper’s spare time, they devote their love to their golden retriever named Penny who everyone knows. Just a note of humor… when Steve’s parents owned the inn back in the 1940’s, there were no electric timers for all the lights so it was Steve’s job to go around every evening and turn on all the coach lamps and outside lighting as well.
Well, he is still doing that today keeping up with a good old fashion tradition in time.