Meet the Innkeepers
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MEET THE NEW INNKEEPERS

Innkeepers Rick and Karen MatveyOur journey all started when we married in June of 2016 after staying at a Bed and Breakfast Inn for the first time in St. Petersburg, Florida. During our stay, it became apparent that for us - owning an Inn was a good fit. We then started to research the industry and began a year-long course in learning what it takes to become owners and proprietors of a Bed and Breakfast Inn. Many evening hours after work and full weekends were spent on this journey. After researching over one hundred potential inns across the country and visiting well over a dozen, we chose Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast. Prescott, Arizona, and the Inn, fulfilled every requirement for our dream location. We are very excited to begin this new adventure, to embrace the change in lifestyle, and to make Prescott, Arizona and the Prescott Pines Inn Bed and Breakfast our new home.

Innkeepers Rick and Karen MatveyRick was born in Buffalo, New York and raised in Pittsburgh during the “70’s” (Steel Curtain era). In 1985, he moved to Clearwater, Florida where he began working in the Information Technology industry and spent over 30 years in the corporate biotech business working for firms like Bristol Myers Squib, Baxter International, and Conmed Corporation, and most recently at an architectural and interior design firm, Chancey Design. In purchasing the Prescott Pines Bed and Breakfast Inn, he has left the “corporate” world behind to pursue his lifelong aspiration of owning and managing his own business. Raised in an Italian family where cooking is everything, Rick is looking forward to applying and refining those culinary skills as a new Innkeeper. Along with possessing an extensive knowledge of technology, he doesn’t know a stranger and the “gift of gab” will serve him well. Karen was born in Endicott, New York and lived in Alabama, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Texas before finally moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1985. She has a degree in Business Administration from Milligan College, Tennessee and a Master of Education degree from National Louis University, Chicago. She began working as a banker and decided to move on to teaching in her second career. Now, after more than twenty years, she is retiring from teaching and literacy coaching to launch her third career. By integrating her business experiences with her love for interior designing, crafting, baking, and gardening, she is thrilled to begin this new adventure as an Innkeeper. Adventurous by nature, Karen is looking forward to reviving her love of horseback riding, hiking, and exploring the mountainous outdoors.

Innkeepers Rick and Karen MatveyWhile we leave behind dear family and friends, and the sunny beaches of Florida, we know that the beauty and wonder of Arizona is unmatched in the world. And our family and friends are already planning to visit! Yes, moving from sea level to mile-high Prescott will be a big change, but we are ready and excited about the new venture. Please come and see us! The current owners, Lisa Carlson and Dawn Delaney have done a magnificent job in remodeling the rooms and creating a menu of delicious cuisine. We plan to maintain the current excellence and add our own touches to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as they have done over the past several years. Visit us in this little oasis of pine trees and see the historic sites of Prescott. You’ll love it as much as we do!
Prescott Pines Inn | 901 White Spar Rd Prescott, AZ 86303 | 928-445-7270 | info@prescottpinesinn.com