The Innkeepers

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Vic and Anna Van Deventer purchased the Emerald Island Inn in May of 2021. They took on the challenge of remodeling the inn and grounds while being hands on in serving their guest personally. Their hard work has given them a 5-star rating on various travel sites.

The first time they visited Beaver Island was 20 years ago. Vic has been known to run away from home several times a year to Beaver Island where he has found a place to rest and call his second home. Vic has been a part of the Beaver Island Music Festival for the past 17 years gathering their kids and grandchildren to enjoy this special kind of adventure, but it took Anna a bit longer to join the journey because she was taking care of the "Baert Baron Mansion B&B" they owned in Zeeland, Michigan. 

Vic & Anna operated the historical 5 Star "Baert Baron Mansion B&B in Zeeland Michigan for 13 years and enjoyed meeting and serving guests from all over the world. Anna is also known for her Southern cooking and confectionery delights. 

Vic worked for the TCT Television Network over the past 30 years as a Regional Station Manager & Director of Cable Relations. Vic holds a Michigan contractor's license and has restored several homes in the Zeeland, Michigan area. Also, Vic is currently working on becoming a private pilot. 

Anna also worked at the TCT Network as a Regional Station Manager & Director of National Sales. Anna had a cooking show on the TCT network for a few years, hosted a local Public Report program for 8 years and the past few years she has been a co-host on "Julie & Friends". She has owned several businesses and worked at several ministries. She is an Artist & Public Speaker.

Both Vic and Anna have been involved in their community over the years. Vic served on the Zeeland Historical Society for 6 years as a Board Member & Treasure. Anna also worked as director of the Zeeland Historical Museum. Anna is current a board member of "Grant Me Hope" and" Rustic Beginnings" in the Holland, Michigan area. She has been involved with WAR International rescuing women and children from Human Trafficking. Her passion is gathering women together around a table too have an afternoon of ministry and prayer.

Vic & Anna are from Southern Indiana, Anna is a country girl raised on a large farm while Vic was raised in town. They have a large family of six children, 13 Grandchildren and 14 great Grandchildren. Vic and Anna would be honored to have you stay with them while visiting the Island and look forward to serving you.