Over thirty-five years ago, the adventure began. Tammie, just a young thing, decided to spend the summer in Beach Haven. Her folks, Fred & Jeanne, visited a couple of times, were hooked on the LBI lifestyle, and voila- before you could say early retirement, they were the proud owners of the Windward Manor Inn. Fast track thirty years, and it was a whirlwind of events for daughter Tammie- California, college, marriage to Chris, babies, etc., and of course frequent visits to the Jersey Shore. Even Chris, Hawaiian born, California bred, was hooked on the white sand and unique vibe of Beach Haven.
In 2004 Fred & Jeanne sold the Windward and retired for real (sort of) to Reno, NV, to be close to their grandkids in Tahoe/Truckee. Fred spent the time writing a book about innkeeping (Innkeepers Key to Success). Meanwhile the Perkins (Chris & Tammie + Jake & Hailey) and the extended family missed LBI terribly. California has some great beaches, but the gravitational pull of Beach Haven was awfully strong. When the opportunity arose to buy back the Windward, they jumped on it in 2010.