Susie Lewis, proud owner of The Cottage Inn resides in Elkhart, KS.  She and Dennis, her husband of 33 years, have four grown children, Mike, Tom, Tim and Melissa.  Their pride and joy are four beautiful grandchildren.  Susie has worked for the County since 1986 and currently is the Deputy County Appraiser.  She has been in the rental business for over ten years as well.
Susie’s passion is collecting antiques.  She as a keen eye for hidden potential.  This was certainly the case when she purchased the neglected 1929 Tutor style home in Elkhart, KS.  Her dream was to transform the house into a Bed & Breakfast like no other.  She teamed up with several other talented people who, together made her dream a reality. 

 Susie brings so much to The Cottage Inn with her loving and caring spirit.  She is passionate about her guests experiencing “a difference”  when visiting The Cottage Inn. 

Becki Richardson hails from Southwest Kansas and has returned with her family to the Elkhart community.  She and Rex, her husband of 15 years, have three precious daughters, Keyah, Kylee and Kamry.  Rex is the Principal at Elkhart High School and the Richardsons feel there is no better place to raise their children than Elkhart.  Becki brings her vast business expertise to The Cottage as the Manager.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with minors in Marketing and Management.  She has used her talent as a designer and decorator while working at the Golden Crown in Guymon and the Flower Shoppe in Elkhart.  Becki has also been recognized as an Executive Area Manager for Arbonne International Pure Swiss Skin Care.  She has represented this product line for 13 years.

In January, 2007, Becki was contacted by the owner of The Cottage Inn, Susie Lewis, to design, paint and decorate the Bed and Breakfast.  The project quickly turned into a large scale project resulting in a spectacular transformation of this historic home in Elkhart, KS.  Becki’s design specialty is French Country, but she creates designs that are both elegant and inviting in many different styles.  She loves to use antique furniture and often will refinish pieces for a custom look.  Becki and Susie have created a warm and welcoming atmosphere at The Cottage Inn that reflect their friendly and loving personalities.