Beth was raised in the family business of hotels. Because she started her first unofficial job at a hotel, she grew to love the industry. After getting an electrical engineering degree, she entered the service industry fixing machines and problems for 25 years.
Ted was raised in a family that fixed things. From an early age he was taught to fix cars, houses, and anything he could get his hands on. After studying electronics in New Jersey, he entered the service industry, also fixing machines and problems for 35 years.
The two met, and with Beth's love for hotels and Ted's love of fixing things, a dream was born to have a place that would use both of their strengths. Their unique points of view, as well as their different cultural backgrounds, provided a great opportunity to get back to Beth's roots and do it together.
She is the yin to his yang and together they have created a place that they call home. Together they welcome people from all over the world and share with them their take on how to hibernate.
In Montana, black bears can be abundant and grizzly bears are also spotted occasionally. While you may have heard that it is possible for bears to be aggressive in the wild, we know through research that bears do not want to have experiences that involve humans. They prefer to run away at even a sniff of a human. However, these amazing mammals are often the crux of conversation amongst people out West.
As a young girl, the owner of the Red Bear Inn, Beth, had an extra interest and large amount of love for bears. She researched and wrote Science reports as often as possible about bears in school. Beth would also drive around at night as a teenager to hopefully spot bears and observe their behavior in the nearby town of West Yellowstone.
Beth comes from a hospitality-oriented family and once, at her family's hotel, she witnessed a bear trying to get into the door of a cabin on the property! From Beth's point of view, growing up, there was nothing better than a bear. With that love of bears and the color of her red hair, the dream of Red Bear Inn was born.