In 2001 Suzanne opened Indian Ridge Bed & Breakfast in time for the Mission Butterfly Festival. Soon guests were coming from all over the world to enjoy not only butterflies but some of the best birding in the country right in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Several bird and butterfly experts and well known authors have selected Indian Ridge as their first choice to stay when in the Rio Grande Valley. The most famous of the dignitaries to grace the halls of Indian Ridge was President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter when they came to the valley to go birding. They chose Indian Ridge for their accommodations while in the upper valley. President Carter started each morning with a brisk swim in the huge pool, followed by a light breakfast and a day of birding. They entertained local guests in the evenings in the elegant dining room or relaxed watching the football game in the great room. Their visit was a fantastic highlight in the memorable moments at Indian Ridge Bed & Breakfast.