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Meet the Staff at 1898 Waverly Inn

John and Diane Sheiry own the inn and have been the innkeepers since 1988. Darla has worked here since 1991. We are a seasoned crew that works well together to make your stay a good one.

John is the creative force behind the breakfast menu and service. He cooks breakfast if it is a busy morning and we have more than fourteen guests. He leaves it to Diane if there is less than half of a house full of guests. Do not panic, he has taught Diane everything she knows about the cooking of a great breakfast experience. John has another full time job as a commercial real estate appraiser so he definitely needs a little relief from the kitchen when he can get it. He is always playing with a new recipe or tweaking another so be assured that he is always interested in your breakfast experience. John is also the long term planner for the inn. He always sees everything as it should be five years from now. He will always make sure that we are thinking ahead. Whether we want to or not.

Diane runs the inn on a daily basis. If you are missing something let her know. She is always looking for everything to be perfect and will fix any troubles as quick as possible. She also paints, is a decent fix-it person and does the renovation work that the inn always needs. She pays the bills, does the shopping, manages the schedules and generally makes sure that the inn runs smoothly. It’s exhausting watching her keep it all together so well!

Darla is the reason we all have a hard time controlling our weight. She bakes all of those lovely and delicious cakes and cookies that we all find so luscious and irresistible. She also manages to make lemonade an art form with honey and raspberries in her recipe. She picks out the cheeses and puts the nibbles together that we use during the tasting hour. She hires the staff, takes care of the laundry and cooks breakfast when John is out of town. You will see her walking her Havanese dog "Casey" on the streets of downtown and her family's favorite name for her is "Auntie My Darla". She is Diane's sister and is Christie and Tori's aunt.

Eva: Eva is our front of the house, back of the house and everything in between. She will help serve you breakfast and clean your room, all with a smile on her face. She also makes sure that the front porch is clean and comfortable for guests to while away the hours enjoying the rockers.  She is local to the area so she can give you great directions. When she is off duty she is busy raising her lovely family.

Carlie: Carlie is part of the backbone of the house. She is the behind the scenes in the kitchen making sure we have clean dishes, and she cleans the rooms so that our guests will feel like they are home. All that and then she goes home to do the most important job of all, raise her little boy.

Deborah: Deborah is the front of the house. She will take your reservation, send you confirmation, help plan your itinerary, and then serve you breakfast when you get here. She might also check you in when you arrive. She is new to the area but will do everything she can to help you have a great stay while you are here.

Please call 800-537-8195 or 828-693-9193 to reserve your room.

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