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Peter and Margot Badger met and started dating while working in the hospitality industry (a local restaurant) right in Honeoye Lake. Their parents and grandparents approved of the match, since they had all been good friends and grown up together. In fact, both Peter’s and Margot’s ancestors were initial settlers of the town of Honeoye and surrounding area.
Over the course of their marriage, the Badgers have purchased and fully renovated four homes in Ontario County—two in nearby Canandaigua, and two in Honeoye. Their family residence, known historically as the Abbey Tavern, was built in 1829 by John Abbey, Margot’s great (x5) Grandfather. It had once served as a Stagecoach Inn, offering rest for travelers who traveled the old stagecoach road between Canandaigua and Geneseo.
Peter, who holds a degree in Ornamental Horticulture, travels upstate NY as a Manufacturer’s Representative for premium construction products. It was he who spotted and purchased the house that was to become the Little Lakes Inn, sight unseen, at a county tax auction. On weekends, you’re sure to see Peter helping to prepare and serve breakfast, puttering in the gardens, or attending to inn maintenance.
After receiving her first degree, Margot managed the houseware and home division of a large, Rochester department store (in addition to raising two children, perfecting cookie recipes, and helping Peter to start a business). She returned to college to study food science and hospitality management, and eventually took a position as the Clinical Dietitian for a 187 bed, long-term care facility.
Both Peter and Margot worked at their other jobs while they labored to transform the interior and exterior of the Little Lakes Inn. Margot designed, painted, and directed contractors for two years, eventually leaving her position as a dietitian to work full time on the inn’s renovations. She had always wanted to oversee her own Spa/Health center, and feels that in running Little Lakes Inn, she has been able to incorporate all her true passions into her vocation: nutrition counseling, baking, decorating, traveling, and shopping.