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Hi! I’m Debbie and this is my husband, Mark. Ever since the first time Mark showed me downtown Naperville, I was hooked! The town struck me as being what I’d consider to be the perfect embodiment of an Americana town…so charming, friendly and clean! We had an amazing, romantic day of walking the Riverwalk, paddle boating, shopping in small one-of-a king boutique shops as well as nationwide stores, taking a cooking class (organic baking & farm-to-table cooking is my passion), then finishing the wonderful day by dining in a fabulous restaurant. I dreamt of someday living and calling Naperville “home".
Meanwhile, I was rarely home with a 30+ year career in the energy industry that required me to live most of my time out of a suitcase. The extensive traveling lifestyle gave me excellent, first-hand knowledge of understanding and appreciating that it was all the little extras that made a wonderful hotel and/or Bed & Breakfast (B&B) stay experience. I found that I preferred to stay at B&B’s, while traveling for business and pleasure, because I was more likely to receive the ‘ little extras’ such as great service, hospitality, luxurious amenities, gourmet breakfasts, and many additional extras for no additional cost at a ‘ home” away from home'.
In 2012, my energy career came to an unexpected and sudden end. That sudden ‘end’ gave me time and the chance to reflect and explore new options for what the next chapter of my life might be.
After almost a decade of dreaming we would someday move and live in Naperville, my husband and I started house-hunting during the winter of 2014/2015. On one of our weekend open house tours, as we were walking up the front porch steps of a historic house, we both had the feeling that we’d come “home”. The house had been operating as a Bed & Breakfast for almost 30 years. We couldn’t have asked for a better location - perfectly nestled in a peaceful residential area and only 2 blocks to the first shops and restaurants in Naperville, 4 blocks to the Riverwalk, and 5 blocks to the Metra & Amtrak train station.
After a series of events, we were blessed to be able to purchase the Harrison House Bed & Breakfast from the Harrisons (who, I’m happy to share are having a great time while staying busy in their retirement). We look forward to meeting you and providing all the little extras to make your stay wonderfully unforgettable as you unwind, relax and be pampered.