About the Innkeepers

In 2007 at the Beaufort House Inn, Jim and Christina Muth, seasoned business professionals decided to trade their 25 years of corporate experience for the exciting and busy life of professional Innkeepers. It has been an enjoyable career change and one that has allowed them to use their people skills and business experience to connect with their guests and create an environment of warmth, relaxation, and rejuvenation at their bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. In December of 2019 Jim and Christina turned over the Inn to their long-time Manager, Erica McClain. 

Jim & Chris will miss the daily interactions with guests but are confident that Erica will carry on the legacy of warm hospitality she was so instrumental in providing over the past 11 years as Manager.  

Previously, both Jim and Chris were business consultants and trainers who lived in Maryland and traveled extensively in their work with major organizations. They had been visiting Asheville and Western North Carolina for more than ten years to visit their oldest daughter and her family, including two grandsons, who now live only a few blocks away. They also have frequent visits from their other two children…a daughter, and a son and his wife live in Maryland, with their son and daughter to round out a total of four grandchildren…..so far.

Chris’ previous career focused on organizational performance, culture, and values as well as senior leadership team development. She worked with a variety of clients providing process facilitation, executive consulting, and change management.

Jim’s career included consulting, training, and executive coaching for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. Jim’s expertise includes organizational development, emotional intelligence, executive coaching, and sales effectiveness.

Jim was formerly a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot, and he was also on the adjunct faculty of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Counseling Psychology.