Black Star Farms hires Inn Manager

Suttons Bay, MI—It’s more than Inn guest rooms getting a renovation this winter. The Inn at Black Star Farms has a new face welcoming guests and leading the guest services team. Following a successful career in healthcare, Samantha Eberhardt made the decision to leave, to follow her heart and pursue a career in what she was most passionate for.

With 15-plus years’ experience in guest services, she found herself back in school for Hospitality Management and Tourism and looking to better align her career with her passion–people. She then found Black Star Farms.

Moving from Dayton, OH, Ms. Eberhardt now calls Traverse City home and has taken a position at Black Star Farms as Inn Manager, leading the team that helped bring the Inn recognition in 2020 by USA Today as ‘Best Wine Country Hotel.’

About Black Star Farms

Black Star Farms offers the ultimate winery experience in the Traverse Wine Coast. Offering two locations in the heart of Northwest Michigan Wine Country, both the tasting room on Old Mission Peninsula and the flagship property near Suttons Bay provide exquisite opportunities.  Both award-winning wineries provide guests the opportunity to experience some of the finest wines of the region. The Inn at Black Star Farms, nestled below a hillside of vineyards and overlooking barns and pastures, is a Select Registry “Distinguished Inn of North America” destination retreat. USA Today Reader’s Choice rated the Inn Best Wine Country Inn 2020. Featuring luxurious guest rooms with gorgeous spaces, the Inn is host to “Up North Get-aways,” weddings, special events and corporate retreats. The seasonal Hearth & Vine Café on the Suttons Bay estate provides on-site catering and the opportunity for guests to experience farm to table cuisine in venues all around the 160 acres.  

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