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Total loan: $9,000

Stuart

Baraboo, WI, United States / Services

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A loan helped purchase supplies and services to renovate a historic structure and increase revenue.


Stuart's story

We had a dream of owning and running a Bed & Breakfast. That dream came true in 2015 after we purchased the Ringling Brothers Estate and opened the Ringling House B&B. Julie was a computer programmer for over 25 years and a musician who loves to cook and garden. Stuart has 35 years’ experience in management and has written a book. Being innkeepers is a perfect combination of all our talents and interests: management, history, cooking, hospitality, socializing, music, gardening, writing and planning events. Now that we have been innkeepers for a few years, together with our cat Cinnamon, we are enjoying the ride! The main house, where our bed and breakfast is situated, is where most of our improvements have been completed. The estate contains 4 separate buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places. Our future plans are to improve all of the buildings on our estate so we can use them for business revenue. What was a single-family home and estate for over 100 years, is now a historic business open for more people experience and enjoy!