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Northside School B&B, Retirement Dreams and a Successful Business

. Northside School B&B has become well known for its hospitality. It’s no wonder that they welcome guests from around the world that regularly return to what feels like home to them.

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Frank and Jerri Duarte had never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before.  Jerri coaxed Frank into it in on a trip to Bonners Ferry in search of property to build their retirement home.  They had always dreamt of retiring in North Idaho, even hoping their kids and grandkids would join them here. But an all-day property search brought them back to the Northside School Bed and Breakfast, where they were staying, and an earlier conversation.  The1912 restored school turned summer bed-and-breakfast had become too much for the current owners and they, too, had hoped to retire.

Back to School for the Whole Family

The Duarte’s dreams of retirement took on a whole new dimension as they entertained the idea of purchasing the Bed & Breakfast as a family business so their children could make the move to North Idaho with them. The kids were all in and within one year the 3-generation family had moved into the old school house transformed into a year-round bed & breakfast.

Grandpa Frank is the self-proclaimed . . . . . Read the full article at CDA Press Business Journal

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