Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Tribute to Rachel Reid

Many of you have already heard that my wife Rachel passed away last month. She was diagnosed with a rare and fast-acting cancer.  And although Rachel was a private person, despite being an outgoing and cheerful innkeeper, I believe very strongly that she would want us to carry on with what we have built here at the Andon Reid Inn. Friends and business associates have come forward to help me with the day-to-day operations. 

I ask that you continue to support our business, social media and marketing efforts in a way that Rachel would have wanted it to be carried on. Future social media and blog posts will be forthcoming from a local professional, very familiar with our property and surrounding area. And I hope you understand that with my focus on the business, I simply don’t have the time to entertain phone calls or emails. I am truly grateful for the support and encouragement from all of you.

Ron Reid, Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina


  1. Ron,

    Thanks so much for posting. Our thoughts and prayers are (and have been!) with you in this difficult time. We love you both and you are dear friends.

    We empathize with you and encourage you in your courageous continuation of the business.

    All our best,

    Scott & Ruth

  2. Ron,

    We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn this and are so sorry for your loss. You and Rachel were/are like extended family to us. We send our thoughts and prayers.

    Weldon & Beverly Patterson

  3. I am saddened to hear this news. Rachel was a lovely person to work with, share recipes from & help promote your beautiful inn. You have my sincere condolences & prayers during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

  4. Ron, I am so saddened by Rachel's passing. Rachel was a wonderful person, a dynamo and the best baker/cook I ever met. I'm glad we got to visit last fall, we shared many happy memories growing up and that evening. I will always remember her warm smile and energy.
    Brian Portugal


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