Cyndi and Mason Cobb acquired the Colby Hill Inn in September 2000 after nearly a year-long search for the 'perfect inn.' A 10-year dream turned into a plan in 1998 when the couple attended a seminar on becoming innkeepers.
The couple found an inn in South Carolina and made an offer on it. They resigned from their positions, sold their home, and prepared for their new careers as innkeepers. An 11th hour snafu with structural issues at the inn caused them to back out of the deal. They found themselves 'homeless and jobless' with no inn to go to!
The couple regrouped and began their search for an inn again, staying with family and friends in the interim. Driving more than 20,000 miles, the Cobb’s traveled up and down the Eastern seaboard which finally led them to the Colby Hill Inn.
Mason hails from suburban Washington, DC. He spent nearly 18 years as a professional musician and in his mid-thirties returned to school where he received a degree in Computer Science. He spent the next 9 years at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in various management and systems roles as well as teaching as an adjunct professor.
Mason has a great love of books, is an avid tennis player, and enjoys woodworking projects.
Originally from suburban Detroit, Cyndi began her 25-year career in sales and marketing at a small Gannett newspaper. She later spent several years in Saudi Arabia working in international recruiting. Returning to the US, Cyndi lived in New York City working in corporate food and beverage marketing.
Cyndi enjoys writing fiction, downhill skiing, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Lisa and Jesse
The couple has two children, Lisa and Jesse. Lisa returned to New Hampshire after graduating from Guilford College in North Carolina and works as a caseworker for challenged adults. She is married and has a daughter Ava Ellen
Jesse attends James Madison University studying international business.
We all look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the inn!