Ann Law, originally from Dutchess County, N.Y., first visited Block Island in 1972 with her three young children. On that visit, they stayed at the Blue Dory Inn.
Awestruck by the Island on that first visit, the family visited every summer purchasing an Island home in 1985 and the Blue Dory Inn in 1989.
“I never intended to manage the Inn, however, the Inn wasn’t doing well in 1992. Therefore, I came to manage the Inn in the summer of ’92 intending to stay for that one season. It has been a very long season; 31 years now”, Ann explains.
Graduating from Hunter College and Cornell University, Ann is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Family Practice. She was the founder and first President of the New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. She also served 4 terms in the Dutchess County Legislature and was the campaign manager for Congressman, Joseph DioGuardi in Westchester County, NY.
Another passion of Ann’s is renovating older homes. “ Older homes often have great charm and character and I love to rescue them from the bulldozer and bring them back to life.” She also purchased and sold other inns on Block Island over the years, finally purchasing and keeping Avonlea, Jewel of The Sea in 2007.
“While my training is in health care”, says Ann, “providing a great leisure experience is like providing health care for the spirit. My new passion is to bring ‘wellness to the world’ through my new book, ‘The Law of Wellness’, which should come out this spring. This comprehensive guide followed will provide everything you need to know about how to be well for a lifetime!”
Ann now lives on Block Island in the summer and Ft. Myers, Fl in winter.
Come visit the Avonlea and Blue Dory on Block Island. These B&B inns are sure to provide a perfect getaway to restore your body and spirit!