Jim & Kay Heafner are owner/innkeepers of The Speckled Trout Bed and Breakfast in Waynesboro, Virginia. However, they first became innkeepers when they operated the Country Gardens B&B in their Anchorage, Alaska home.
Youthful treks in the Appalachian Mountains ignited Jim’s outdoor passions, and he’s been engaged in outdoor education, and guiding mountain and river expeditions ever since. Fly fishing, he finds, makes a worthwhile distraction while mentoring at-risk boys.
Fly fishing all over Alaska and as far south as Patagonia were just a start for Jim; he dreams of continuing the search for the “big one” wherever he travels.
After 30 years of wilderness adventure in Alaska, their Virginia roots called them back. Yet Jim and Kay enjoyed their Alaskan B&B so much that they’ve opened their Shenandoah Valley home to guests. They love the beauty of the expansive, historic estates nearby, which convey warmth and charm through a grand tradition of hospitality and enjoyment of the outdoors.
Hospitality is Kay’s field. As well as the B&B, she owned a floral design and event planning business, and flew many a spine-tingling flight with an Alaskan bush airline. She is known for her gracious smile and enthusiasm, and welcomes searching farmer’s markets for wonderful fresh goodies.