After years of hectic lives in the construction business, Rick and I decided to take the leap and pursue our dream of operating a bed and breakfast. Our search led us to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina and ultimately to the little town of Waynesville. We knew immediately this was the right spot. What's not to love... beautiful mountain scenery, hiking trails and streams galore which allows Rick to pursue one of his passions- fly fishing! A town with many, unique shops and fantastic restaurants, from the rib shacks, to the friendly pub, to upscale dining. Luckily for us, during our pursuit of finding the right property, we learned that the motel where we were staying was "on the market". We soon became the proud owners of the Oak Park Inn and now into our 10th year, we still love that we chased that dream. We have involved ourselves in the business community of Waynesville and love working with other owners to make this little mountain town thrive. We have made so many wonderful friendships with the people here and especially with those who return and stay with us year after year and, of course, we're always looking forward to making new acquaintances. In our minds, the Oak Park Inn is just a great big 37 bedroom home.