Dave and Nan Charland are the owners and innkeepers of The Laurel Oak Inn Bed and Breakfast. Dave has his doctorate in Physical Therapy and works for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in the Physical Medicine and Rehab Department. Nan was a Regional Human Resources Director for a large senior living company for 17 years. Dave grew up on the East Coast of Rhode Island and is the youngest of 8 brothers and sisters. Nan was raised in Fairhope, Alabama and is the oldest of 3. Some of our favorite pastimes are watching SEC (college) football, in particular, the Ole Miss Rebels, Nan’s alma mater, and Dave is particularly fond of the New England Patriots. We love entertaining and traveling, so what better way to embrace our passions than to open our home to others? As the innkeepers, we believe we are a perfect blend of southern hospitality with an east coast flair.
Rusty, the Concierge, is a golden doodle, who loves people. He may initially bark upon your arrival if he’s never met you or if he is startled, once you meet the friendship will be instantaneous. Rusty is known for nestling his head between your legs and that’s when you know you’ve made a new friend. You may also see three outdoor cats at the Inn. Momma Kitty is black and white with a bit of sass in her walk. Hatter, who is also known as Stubby because of his short tail, has adopted us, which we love.
We hope The Laurel Oak Inn provides a lifetime of memories and experiences for each of our guests. It is our pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to meeting you soon! Safe journeys until you arrive.
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