The notable Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn and Retreat Center is adding a new chapter to its illustrious history. Seeking to revitalize its services, amenities and operations, Wendover has partnered with Barbara Napier and Rhonda Childers of Snug Hollow Hand in Hand Consulting.
The Wendover Bed & Breakfast history dates back to 1925 when pioneer nurse-midwife Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), built the original log home known as the Big House. The historic headquarters of FNS, the Big House became a National Historic Landmark in 1991. With its serene mountain surroundings, Wendover offers comfortable accommodations and home-cooked meals. In addition to the Big House, Wendover offers housing in the Wendover Barn, the Garden House and the Cottage. The Livery is now a separate conference center well-equipped to host group meetings, retreats, and group celebrations. The total number of bedrooms at Wendover Bed and Breakfast Inn is 19, with 29 total beds and a total capacity of 35.
Barbara Napier and Rhonda Childers own and operate Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast in Irvine, Ky. Snug Hollow, offering a 300-acre mountain retreat with gourmet dining in the heart of Kentucky, has operated as a highly successful B&B for the past seventeen years. Barbara and Rhonda will bring their extensive expertise to Wendover, enhancing the overall operation in a variety of ways to deliver a complete guest experience honoring the Mary Breckinridge legacy.
“We know what a treasure we have at Wendover and are very proud of its history,” said FNU President Dr. Susan Stone. “It is important to us that we continue to cherish that history and share it with others. We need to let people know it’s here and invite them to enjoy a first-class, unforgettable experience at Wendover Bed & Breakfast Inn and Retreat Center.”
About Wendover Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center:
Owned and operated by Frontier Nursing University and nestled in the mountains near Eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian region, Wendover Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center is a scenic destination for hosting an event or planning a weekend get-away. The Wendover B&B history dates back to 1925 when pioneer nurse-midwife Mary Breckinridge, founder of Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), built the original log home known as the Big House. The historic headquarters of FNS, the Big House became a National Historic Landmark in 1991. To learn more about Wendover Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center and make a reservation, please visit Frontier.edu/wendover.
About Frontier Nursing University:
The mission of FNU is to educate nurses to become competent, entrepreneurial, ethical and compassionate nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who are leaders in the primary care of women and families with an emphasis on underserved and rural populations. FNU offers graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse-Practitioner distance education programs that can be pursued full- or part-time with the student’s home community serving as the classroom. Degrees and options offered include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Post-Graduate Certificates. To learn more about FNU and the programs and degrees offered, please visit Frontier.edu.