I’m the owner of Amie St.Jéan Vacations. Before opening the B&B, I had vacation rental houses, but found that running both was more work than I had time for, so now I concentrate on the B&B with aspirations of opening a small store on the premises.
Born and raised in California, I never imagined living anywhere else, let alone in the tourist industry. After my husband passed, I came to the Black Hills to visit a good friend. On that visit, I fell in love with the area. I decided to buy my first house, (which I call my snowbird house) . In time, I decided to sell my home in California and invest that money in other properties. Before I even sold that house, I found what is now my home/Bed and Breakfast. The house originally belonged to John C Haynes (as in Haynes Blvd.) then later became the convent for St. Teresa’s Church. I purchased the house from the Catholic Diocese.
Always being an entrepreneur, I saw great potential in the house and knew I could showcase my hobbies and talents converting it into a Bed and Breakfast. I’m a decorator, gardener and foodie, just to name a few of my many interests. Having a friend in the antique business allowed me to furnish the house accordingly. I always have my eye on the future, and have plans of hosting small events, and will include sales.
Our goal at Amie St.Jéan is to provide the best value for your dollar. At our Bed and Breakfast, it's our desire to give you an experience of comfort, with a touch of elegance. We provide high quality linens. We use 100% Italian cotton waffle towels. The breakfasts are a combination of tried and true recipes loved by previous guests, but we are always open to new discoveries in the culinary world. The same is with our snack. Who doesn't love the standard chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie. But we are always striving to bring new experiences to our guests and ourselves with various treats.
As Amie St.Jéan expands into sales, our mission remains the same "to provide the best value for your dollar" .