The Crystal River Inn changed ownership Oct. 29.

Since 1984, the inn has been owned by Kathy Dillon along with her husband, Mike Dillon. The new owners are Eric L'Etoile and Corley L'Etoile.

Kathy Dillon said they wanted to retire but wanted to sell the inn to someone who would continue to run it as a hotel.

"What we didn't want was an investor to buy it who would then almost certainly tear it down and build shoebox apartments. It was very important to us to find someone who would continue running the inn as an inn," Kathy Dillon said.

The Crystal River Inn has nine rooms in two historic buildings and also hosts weddings.