The new owners of the North Lodge are Chris and Myra Vergani. For the last eight years, Chris & Myra have operated and maintained the Inn Around the Corner, a seven-room bed and breakfast in a small town just outside of Asheville, NC.
Chris has been a financial and accounting executive for over 35 years, which includes the management of a variety of hotels and resorts that range from small boutique 34-room townhomes in the United Kingdom, mid-sized hotel properties in Florida and Washington, golf resorts, restaurants, and large 4-diamond resorts including the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont and the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, California.
Throughout his career, as part of the executive team, Chris has experience in hospitality leadership, staffing, cleanliness, and of course, the financial, legal, and insurance requirements of both small and large-scale properties. In addition to the financial duties, for multiple years Chris held a Community Association Management license in the state of Florida and was the property manager for two commercial strip centers, a vacation ownership timeshare, and four condominium projects.
Myra has a Master’s degree in Nutrition, with experience in hospital dietary requirements and diabetes education. She works in both the educational realm at the college level and for private culinary companies. Myra’s background provides vital knowledge in food safety, dietary requirements, and healthy choices for special dietary or allergy-related needs.
Chris and Myra are both enthusiastic “foodies” who love entertaining and cooking. Chris loves to cook and create dishes, which Myra then tweaks to produce healthier versions that still retain bold flavors.