In 2001, when James and Jackie Revie relocated to the U.S. from Great Britain they hadn’t the foggiest notion that they would be future bed and breakfast owners and had certainly never heard of Three Rivers, Calif. James worked for high-tech companies in sales, business management, and customer service.
The tech industry required James to travel the world over and stay at a variety of world- class hotels. Likewise, Jackie worked as a housekeeping manager at some high-end properties; acquiring an impressive resume that includes one of London’s top hotels, The Grosvenor, and the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in San Diego County.
Before moving to Three Rivers, the couple had visited Sequoia National Park multiple times. On one of those occasions they stayed at Sequoia River Dance Bed and Breakfast in Three Rivers. During that vacation visit, they learned the former owners, Dan and Sharon Bullene, were planning to sell.
James and Jackie were looking for just the right B&B and were already smitten with Three Rivers and its small town appeal and friendliness. So they decided that Sequoia River Dance would be their new home.
“We wanted a bed and breakfast, something we could do together, and the River Dance has been just that,” said James.
Jackie is utilizing her interior design background to bring new color schemes and furnishings to all the guest rooms and common areas. Most of the B&B’s former amenities — including being pet friendly, having reasonable rates, and comfortable guest rooms — will remain unchanged. The property’s popular Healthy Harvest breakfast will also be continued.
“The previous owners created a peaceful riverside location with a high-quality interior that we plan to continue and enhance even more,” Jackie said.
The new owners are dedicated to continuing the excellent tradition of hospitality epitomized by Dan and Sharon Bullene.
“Our goal with the Sequoia River Dance Bed and Breakfast is to provide the most comfortable and unique experience possible, and we are keen on learning anything that helps us improve our guests’ experience,” Jackie continued.
When James and Jackie aren’t working at the River Dance, they will most likely be found exploring the trails of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. When not out hiking, James likes riding his bike or motorcycle; Jackie enjoys cooking, sewing, and the design arts.
Bed and breakfast owners since mid-December, the couple is learning all they can about Three Rivers and Kaweah Country, enjoying the river, and they love being able to drive into Sequoia National Park just minutes from their home. With a portion of the house still being remodeled, the couple plans to have everything completed and fully reopened later this month.
Sequoia River Dance is located at 40534 Cherokee Oaks Drive. For more information or to inquire about rates, call James or Jackie at (559) 561-4411 or visit online at www.sequoiariverdance.com.