Turning Vision Into Reality at Lafayette Flats on the Rim of the New River Gorge

What kind of magic is required to transform a 120-year-old building into a contemporary haven filled with original local art? Join us as we uncover the inspiring journey of Amy McLaughlin and her husband/co-founder, who turned their vision into Lafayette Flats Boutique Vacation Rentals in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Lafayette Flats, Amy takes us through the meticulous planning, visionary design, and the challenges they overcame to create a unique lodging destination amidst the natural beauty of New River Gorge National Park.

Aspiring entrepreneurs and lovers of West Virginia’s charm will find a wealth of insights and inspiration in the latest episode of The Main Thing Podcast.

We discuss the decision-making principles that guided her, focusing on goals over circumstances, particularly in the face of the area’s National Park designation.

This conversation is a rich source of wisdom on sustainable tourism, entrepreneurship, and celebrating local culture, making it a must-listen for anyone with a passion for hospitality and West Virginia’s scenic splendor.

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About The Author

Skip Lineberg learned business, management and marketing at General Electric. He parlayed that experience into the founding of marketing communications firm, Maple Creative, where he led the firm as CEO and Chief Creative Officer from 2001 to 2010.

Skip is an Honors Program graduate of West Virginia University (B.S. Industrial Engineering) and GE Crotonville (TSP).

Skip is co-author of the book, “Effective Immediately – How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job.” Published by Random House in 2010, the book is in its third printing. He’s also the founder and host of the popular show “The Main Thing Podcast.” While podcasting is his passion, Skip’s purpose is teaching. He views every role and opportunity from the perspective of a coach.

He resides in Charleston, West Virginia with wife Lisa and two children.

He can be reached via email to: [email protected]