Welcome to our neck of the woods!
We're David and Jeannie Babbitt, your hosts at Horton Creek Inn. We met in Eaton Rapids Michigan, and were married while working together at the family owned company. Soon after our marriage we opened a new branch of the company in Flandreau South Dakota. There David managed a small manufacturing business. I was busy with 4 kids and volunteering with many local projects. I also pursued my love for cooking and cake decorating.
When the opportunity arose in 1990 to sell the company we knew then we wanted to some day operate a bed and breakfast. Thinking with my cooking, his gardening and our love for being around people we would make good innkeepers. We actually traveled around the south and east for a location to build towards our goal. As it happened, once we returned to Michigan it felt most like home and therefore we started moving back home.
Dave found our property and had the vision for what it is today. We had our Town & Country Log home built in 1991, moving in late fall. We finished raising our 4 children here as we started putting the rooms in order the way we wanted them for our guests. In 2001 we were ready and so were the guests.
Now we find ourselves going on 15 years enjoying the many wonderful guests we share our home with. We do hope you choose to come and visit our neck of the woods. You will find beauty and peaceful quiet that will make it hard for you to leave.