Owner Jason Zube and General Manager Matthew Spofford share a 25 year history together starting freshmen in college and continuing on professionally with The Boston Tattoo Company and Samuel O’Reilly House Bed and Breakfast. Their passion for guest experience, hosting and eye for detail are common threads between them both. The Inn is the catalyst for these common values! Along with Willie, Waneeta and Kim we have our heads up, smiles on and always aware of our guests experience!
Jason is an Artist and owner of the Boston Tattoo Company in Cambridge, Medford and Somerville Massachusetts – and his vision for a unique Inn has been with him for many years. Always looking to share his home with travelers, family and friends, North Conway is the perfect location to bring a Bed and Breakfast to life. Hosting and opening his home to guests are wonderful traits of Jason. He truly understands hard work and the importance of relaxation to our hard working guests! Always a quick wit and funny story, he enjoys wearing the apron on weekends serving breakfast to our guests!
Matthew has the experience to bring Jason’s vision to life. Having spent over 20 years in the restaurant and customer service industries he understands the guests expectations and looks to exceed those for the Samuel O’Reilly House every day. Formally trained with Apple in Customer Journey and Experience, Inn-keeping is a natural atmosphere for Matthew’s talents. Additionally, Matthew brings over 15 years of wedding experience to the Samuel O’Reilly House as DJ, Master of Ceremonies and coordinator. He understands the planning and preparation of a well timed wedding, and delivering an evening for all to remember and enjoy!
Any good, stable structure needs at least 3 legs to stand on and the Samuel O’Reilly House is no different. Willy Wiebrecht supports the Inn as the property manager, and is always ready to lend a hand and help a guest. After removing all the wallpaper, refinishing and repairing all of the horse hair plaster walls at the Inn we kept him and he happily spends retirement tending the fire pit and chaperoning trips to Delaney’s Hole In The Wall Restaurant next door.
It was way long ago in a galaxy far, far away. The pie crust went in the trash and pies for Thanksgiving weren’t going to happen. The young girl of 9 stepped forward and dared asked if she could make the holiday pies. To her surprise her Mother said “yes”. That was the beginning of a life time of food love.
After being published in magazines, collaborative cookbooks, award recognition for recipe development, affirmation just kept getting stronger. Highlights are developing recipes to compliment menus, checking for the freshest product availability, sourcing locally before it was the cool thing to do; insightful, carefully preparing the product for excellent execution & presentation.
My most memorable experience was the afternoon I spent with Julia Childs. I have achieved international recognition by presenting meals for celebrity artists/artists for the last 18 years at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Additionally, working with the “Inn” business for 3o plus years in the Mount Washington valley has given me a broad scope of humanity and their desires.