Pamela and Richard Riley delight in sharing their love of Lexington Kentucky and surrounding areas with guests at Charred Oaks Inn, their new Kentucky B&B. Seasoned innkeepers and veterans of the world of special events, prior to relocating to the Bluegrass Region they owned and operated another Bed and Breakfast Inn, the Hodgdon Island Inn, an award-wining nine-room bed & breakfast, located in Boothbay, Maine.
Pamela is a former non-profit executive and fund-raiser. She spent her formative years traveling around the country managing special events including walks, runs, relays, marathon and cycling events, black tie galas/auctions; golf, tennis and basketball tournaments; and weddings with participant numbers ranging from 150 to 15,000+ before deciding to stay put and spend more time with Richard doing what they love to do best – spoil and pamper guests! A self-taught chef, Pamela loves to experiment in the kitchen and create new breakfast recipes to serve to guests at Charred Oaks Inn. To view some of Pamela's recipes, go to www.charredoaksinn.com/breakfast
Richard grew up on a 167 year-old family-owned farm in Kentucky where he started his own company specializing in the manufacture of sculptural metal embossing dies for paper products. After a quarter of a century in this field, he decided it was time to make a change and to think about pursuing what he enjoyed doing most: painting and taking pictures. Richard has spent the last several years painting, drawing and photographing the subjects near and dear to him – his and his wife, Pamela’s, favorite places in and around Kentucky, the Northeastern United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Many of his photographs and original paintings grace the walls at Charred Oaks Inn.