About The Innkeepers

Stan and Christine Penton relocated to Rabun Gap after selling their equestrian training and boarding facility in Littleton, Colorado.

York House Inn history

Both have long careers in hotels, including The Century Plaza, Meridian, Hilton, Radisson Pritikin and Hotel Sofitel. Stan has held positions in hotel operations and was Food and Beverage Director for Hotel Sofitel and storied Ma Maison Restaurant. Christine held positions in Sales and Marketing within Hilton and Sofitel.

The Pentons are excited to offer a unique Georgia mountain experience to travelers. Christine, still an avid horsewoman comments, “In the hospitality world we consistently strive to exceed guest expectations, and our wish is this renovation will maintain the personal, cozy spirit the York House Inn has been known for while our guests can enjoy the polish of modern era amenities.” Stan is excited to have travelers experience the “true history of the Inn and its place in the history of Rabun County and Georgia.”

Stan and Christine have three children. McKenzie is a recent graduate of George Washington University and lives in Washington D.C., Spencer who will be living in Florida soon, and Analessa who soon will be off to film school in London UK in the fall.