Owning the Inn on Crescent Lake is the culmination of a dream that began in France. Patrick and Beverly Delugeau sought to leave behind the stresses of the corporate world and create a special place in the United States where people could rejuvenate themselves physically, mentally, romantically, and spiritually.
Patrick was born in the Loire Valley, where castles and vineyards adorn the countryside, while Beverly was born in Norfolk, Va., but spent her childhood and teen years in Brittany, France. A four-year search took them to seven different states as they inspected more than 30 properties. Their dream was realized when they discovered the Inn, and the Delugeaus moved to Excelsior Springs from France’s Normandy region to bring their vision to life.
Sadly, Patrick passed away less than a year after completing the move to America. After taking time to allow her heart to heal, Beverly found a new love and married Craig Bohnert on February 26, 2012. Craig was born and raised in southern Indiana and has enjoyed a successful career in sports communications, including opportunities to work with the United States Olympic Team. Next winter he will work at his eighth Olympic Games for the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Craig, Beverly and the devoted staff of the Inn find joy in keeping Patrick’s dream alive and honoring his memory by creating the most enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We welcome you to our home and wish you a heartfelt BIENVENUE!!!