Hello, we are Greg and Kjersten and can't wait to embark on this exciting journey. We have been dreaming about running a bed and breakfast for years but it never seemed like the time was right. We debated about waiting until our younger children graduated from high school but that is many years away. Then there is the whole logistical thing to consider. Both of us have great jobs and love to travel and wouldn't it be hard to walk away from that? Then Kjersten's dad passed away a couple of years ago and we asked ourselves 'what are we waiting for?'. Life is short and we are ready to start a new adventure together.
Greg recently retired from the TSA where he was an Officer at the Grand Rapids airport. He is quite the home improver who loves building things, including all the tables we use in the inn's dining room. These are no ordinary tables, there are four smaller tables which link together to make bigger tables. They are able to convert into round tables that we can use to host small gatherings like birthday parties, showers or small reunions. Greg is also the head breakfast maker/cook and is in charge of most laundry duties.
Kjersten is a statistical programmer in the pharmaceutical industry and works from home. This allows extreme flexibility when it comes to running a B&B. She helps Greg with home improvement tasks but really enjoys the decorating and finishing pieces of any job. She also enjoys baking and will be the head baker for the inn.
We have three wonderful children, two of whom we adopted at birth and one who has to claim us as his own. Our younger two kids live at the inn with us so you're are bound to see them around during your stay.
Our oldest son, Dallas is an engineer who lives in Ferndale and works in the auto industry. We do not see him nearly enough but are very proud of him.
Our youngest son, Garret is a 7th grader at St Johns Middle School. He was born in Warren and loves baseball and hopes to play on the high school team one day.
Our daughter is Gracie and she is a 5th grader. She was born in Mobile, AL and is the creative one. She loves writing her own short stories and is an avid reader.
We also have two cats, Misty and Gidget who are settling into the inn just fine. Everyone is excited to meet new people and learn about new places. We look forward to your visit.
The Nordic Pineapple is currently CLOSED due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
After much consideration for the safety of our guests and our family we have decided it best to close during this unprecedented pandemic. We are confident that as the country recovers life will return to normal and we hope to see all of you later this spring/summer. We are still taking reservations, either by phone or through our website so please plan your post-COVID getaway now.
If you have an urgent need for overnight accommodations please call the inn at 989-292-4178 and we will evaluate each case individually.