The Bourne's daughter, Leslie and her former husband, Dennis Dressel operated the restaurant together for 5 years. In 1998, Leslie became the sole Proprietress, and remained so until December, 2005 when her folks sold the property.
JD and Maria Boyd began negotiations to purchase The Bay House earlier that year, and by December, the sale was complete. Prior to taking ownership, they leased the operation to the current proprietor, me, Stephen Wilson.!
During lease negotiations, the Boyds and I had agreed that a Wine Bar/Cocktail Lounge would be a welcome addition to the restaurant, and the planning and permitting process began in early 2006. Following 16 months of preliminary work, ground was broken in May of 2007, and on December 17th, the history of The Bay House took another monumental step. The space is rich and comfortable, the view is truly spectacular, and we're all excited for you to see it.
Now we find ourselves in 2010, better-equipped than ever to demonstrate our level of hospitality and our ability create unique and wonderful experiences for our guests. I invite you to join us so we can share The Bay House with you!