Chasing promotions or Chasing your dreams? Divorce corporate style!

I just returned from a relaxing foliage expedition at New Hampshire’s mountain region.  I was expecting a pleasant time enjoying the beautiful sceneries of Franconia Notch and the colorful Appalachian trails, instead, the highlight of my stay turned out to be the little cozy cabin we rented for our stay at Bishop Farms in Lisbon NH.

What really got my attention was the story behind the birth of this establishment. I was particularly impressed with the story of Annie Salter, one of the co-owners of Bishop Farms. One sunny morning Annie decided that enough is enough and that she had to end the one sided relationship with her ungrateful partner, and follow her dreams instead.

And “divorce” she did! Divorce corporate style that is… She left her big and arrogant corporate life in Santa Barbara, CA for a bit-up old farm in NH!! The change was difficult, but she neither looked back nor ever regretted her decision. For you see, Annie was originally a farm girl with love for working with horses. Somewhere in her life she lost track of right and wrong and was lured by the glamour of corporate life. Slowly but surely Annie found herself entangled in a one-sided and draining relationship with her work. That beautiful day she received a call from her siblings, Heather and Dan asking her to join them in restoring a  bit-up old farm in NH and turning it to a top notch Bed and Breakfast  was the sign she was unknowingly waiting for. Didn’t take Annie much to make her decision, she left her ungrateful corporate partner and  took with her all the experience in Marketing and Customer Relations Management she came to master during her relationship with the good old big corporation. Annie and her siblings invested their time and experiences they gained from their professional lives into turning Bishop Farms from a comatose patient to an award winning Bed and Breakfast establishment.  

In 2003 the Salter family bought the farm. In 2005 they opened the doors to the main house Bed and Breakfast and by 2008 they had the little cozy cabins renovated and ready for customers.

In 2011, Bishop Farms won the Best of New England Travel Award from Boston Magazine for best service!!

I enjoyed my stay at the Bishop Farms and plan to go back again and again. I hope in my future visits I will finally be able to figure out where in the world is Annie getting her energy from!! I have never seen a person with so much enthusiasm and energy. If I can find a way to bottle that energy, I bet I would be able to buy Bill Gates  five times over!

For more info on Bishop Farms visit their website at or click on the link itself.


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