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Meet North San Juan’s New Innkeeper

posted Jun 1, 2021, 4:22 PM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Jun 1, 2021, 5:15 PM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Lovingly created by Frank and Jeannie Milano nearly two decades ago, Milano’s Inn is in very good hands. The new innkeeper, Kimberly Amaya, has years of experience, working most recently at the Swallows Inn in Capistrano Beach. Prior to her eleven years there, she also worked at Sierra Hot Springs in Sierraville. In addition to pursuing a career in hospitality, Kimberly practices massage and watsu, an aquatic body work. A busy mother of three teenagers, she is also a yoga teacher and a chakra dance facilitator.

Kimberly was attracted to this area by the Yuba River and the people. “It’s really great to be a part of the community. I get to lodge all of your family members and friends when they come. I really like that aspect. It’s special that when your mother comes to visit, she stays with me. I’m honored to have your family members stay with me.”
Milano’s Inn has five bedrooms, each with a private bath, the walls of which are brightened by tiles hand set by Jeannie. There is also a handicapped room with its own private entrance. Outdoors are lush grassy areas, mature plum and pear trees, and lots of roses. (see picture) Kimberly sees to it that coffee, teas, and snacks are available to guests throughout the day; and a fully equipped kitchen is available for guests’ use.

In addition to providing clean, comfortable lodgings, Kimberly plans to present ongoing special classes and events for the community. She dreams of putting in a warm pool so that she can share watsu with the community, as well. “My passion is watsu. For six years I’ve been in college working on completing a double major in psychology and dance. Now I’m focusing on the Inn and getting the kids settled in. I want them to find the magic here. It’s such a beautiful place. I’m so glad to be here!”

Milano’s Inn is located at 27949 Cherokee Road, across the street from Fire Station #1 in North San Juan. For more info or to make a reservation, call Kimberly at 530.292.2000. You can also learn more about the Inn or book a stay on Airbnb.