Before purchasing her first bed & breakfast, Heidi Milbrand was an Aquatic Resources Program Specialist for the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. With a B.S, degree in Outdoor Recreation, it was the perfect job for her. She was basically on, in, or near the water almost every day of the year. Doing everything from stocking fish to teaching kids how to canoe safely, to writing lesson plans and training instructors in water rescue. While working full time, she pursued her Master’s in Parks & Recreation Administration.
In 2001, after retiring from the state, she purchased The Inn at Elizabethville (PA) – a small, 7 room inn – and ran it for a little over 3 years. Her husband took a job in Nashua NH, and so began the search for her second bed & breakfast.
She found Pleasant View B&B in Bristol NH and purchased it in May 2004. Since the purchase, the B&B has been completely updated with all the guest rooms having private baths, TV’s, a/c and their own heating units. Some of the rooms even have private terraces. Also, a new farmer’s porch has been added and a pool and tub can be found off the sunroom.
Heidi has obtained her Restaurant Management certificate while running the inn. She is the president of the New Hampshire B&B Association, president of the Lakes Region B&B Association, sits on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, and is the Bristol town rep for the school board of the Newfound Region Area School District.