“There's no goals, there's no timelines, it's simply about following your nose and having an adventure and exploring.”
We’re in great company with Joel Greaves, Co-Founder and CEO of Somewhere Inn Calabogie, a re-imagined roadside motel experience and escape to nature in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.
In 2021, Joel was inspired to follow in the footsteps of his entrepreneur role models, convincing his wife, Devon to join him in buying and renovating a roadside motel 4 hours from where they lived in Toronto. Together, along with the help from some longtime friends, they turned it into a boutique hotel inspired by and designed for the adventure seeking traveler.
In this episode, Joel shares how a stay at Somewhere Inn fosters a close connection to the outdoors, oneself and each other, as well as a taste of what’s to come out of this nature-inspired hospitality brand.
[6:00] A little experience in renovating and renting out a cottage in Muskoka goes a long way.
[10:10] Rest. Exploration. Adventure. And all of the little moments meant for guests to experience these these three pillars of a stay at Somewhere Inn.
[12:20] The Somewhere Inn experience intentionally starts with the drive in.
[20:30] From humble beginnings…what some linens taught Joel about hospitality.
[24:20] How to be a supportive life partner while having difficult business conversations.
[26:44] How stays at Somewhere Inn “do good for Our People. Our Community. Our Planet.”
[32:10] Saunas, event style dinners, the search for new locations, and so much more to come from Somewhere Inn.
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