In 1975, Mike Eden moved from Flint, Michigan, to Key West, Florida, and purchased the Eden House Hotel in Key West, Florida. Mike met Colleen at The Eden House, and they took a sleepy hotel and remodeled the entire place, bought the five surrounding buildings, and made the oasis that is Eden House Key West. For years, they ran a fantastic hotel that boosted a return referral rate of over 60%. In the hotel business, that is almost unheard of. In the early 2000s, Elizabeth started working at The Eden House front desk. She quickly became a manager, updated the property, and was involved in management there till the sale of the hotel in 2022. Elizabeth has come to partner with Mike & Colleen and carry on what she learned from them for years.
In January 2017, we purchased the Princess Anne Hotel. This institution has been there since 1924. Through the years, it has been everything from a hotel to an annex of a psychiatric hospital. However, in 2003, it was entirely restored by award-winning preservationist Howard Stafford. Since we purchased it, we have added all new Spilt AC units and new furnishings in the rooms and common areas, giving this 1924 hotel a modern update while not losing the charm of an Art Deco hotel. We have many plans in place for the hotel as our restaurant grows, and the addition of a Spa is in the works.
In late 2018, we purchased the Carriage Vineyards. We have since changed the name to Eden Vineyards. There, we have 100 acres of a Bed and breakfast, 30 acres of Vineyard, 8 acres of Olive trees, and various ranch animals. Elizabeth has also made it her home with her two sons, Brayden & Ashby. We grow Cabernet, Merlot, Grenache, Viognier and Syrah. The superb small B&B is in the heart of Wine County in Paso Robles.
In 2022, after we sold the Eden House in Key West Mike, Colleen, and Elizabeth wanted to continue what they love doing in the hospitality business. Since the vacation rental market was growing and they both have large families, they saw the need for vacation rentals that could also have more amenities and have service on a hotel level. With Sam in Asheville running the Princess Anne with the help of Jenny and Jocelyn, who have been with us through all hotels for six years, we created Eden Properties. We have 12 properties in Asheville, including short-term, and long-term rentals and a hotel. We have two properties in Tahoe, California, and 3 in Key West. We hope to meet all of your needs, and we welcome any suggestions. We do ask you not to eat the steak and complain later, so if you have an issue, please let us know right away, and we will do our best to rectify the situation or get you to a place more suitable for your needs if that is the case. We are here to make your vacation great, not to be a thorn in your side. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and drop us a line.