A Little More About Your Hosts, Chuck and Edie Janisse
Edie, a California native, was raised in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area of southern California. She gave up her career in marketing at Hewlett Packard, and left Los Angeles to relocate to Baywood, in the Morro Bay area in central California, to raise her five children in a more tranquil setting. While in Baywood, she took a job as general manager of the Baywood Bed and Breakfast and Waterside Cafe. During her tenure at the Baywood Inn, she developed the inn-keeping skill-set that would later serve her well.
Edie is a former sailor, avid runner, and cyclist. Besides her innkeeping duties, she enjoys cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter. In the summer, she hikes, and works tirelessly coaxing her flower gardens to erupt into a riot of color. Edie is also a master seamstress. She has made her own clothes from the age of twelve, and is solely responsible for the many hand stitched quilts scattered around the inn.
Chuck, was born in South Dakota, but raised in the San Fernando Valley area of southern California. The eldest of 10, he has always been independent, with a penchant for self-employment. Previously, he’s built and raced motorcycles; built, raced, and extensively cruised sailboats; built and fished commercial fishing boats; lived in Costa Rica and managed (in Spanish) fiberglass manufacturing and custom wood furniture businesses; wrote for and published newspapers; earned a law degree; managed a boat yard; and established and directed a non-profit association representing commercial fishermen. Besides his innkeeping duties, Chuck teaches snowboarding during the winters, and is a certified EMT, and volunteer member of the Bridgewater FAST squad. Chuck likes books and tools, and knows how to use them.
Edie and Chuck work together in a team effort to run the inn. Edie is the principle greeter, and in charge of the “front-of-the-inn” duties. Chuck is the principle handyman, chef, and is in charge of the “back-of-the-inn” duties. Both Edie and Chuck share bookkeeping and marketing tasks.
Together, Chuck and Edie strive to uphold the October Country Inn’s long-standing tradition of warm hospitality and delicious food. They love their little corner of Vermont and would be delighted to help you discover everything wonderful and unique about it.