Meet Your Cre8Host
Hi I’m Mike Hoffman. Welcome to cre8stay! Our Renaissance B&B. It’s exciting you’re taking the first step to discover my home. And my home is the launching pad to discovering the possibilities of Cambridge and beyond. I hope you find the discovery process fun, stimulating and enjoyable. Whether you plan to teach, research, write a book, launch a new venture, visit family & friends, relocate to the area or just simply vacation, we want to create together with you a magical, enjoyable and learning experience. This may be an adventure or just relaxing. With so much to do and see here, it’s ultimately up to you, along with my help, to make happen.
I’ve lots of experience and a fairly broad range of interests, along with some wisdom gained from an interesting life of work, learning and adventure around the world. Hospitality, shared with new and old friends, have always been important to me. Settling close to where I was born, I’m objectively PASSIONATE about the Cambridge and New England areas with all that’s possible to “cre8” here – that is, what we ‘re free to do, see, taste, touch, learn, share and explore. Having lived in Asia, Europe and around North America, I recognize Cambridge as one of the world’s unusual exploration centers. Here one can go both wide and deep conveniently across culture, cuisine, adventure, sport – even time – in addition to the more well-known educational and technology opportunities here.
I’ve been long intrigued and driven by two somewhat old yet still truly robust ideas, renaissance and alchemy. This, along with the joys from sharing and hospitality, are the inspirations behind cre8stay. Let’s go beyond the typically pleasant, relaxing b&b experience. Let’s create a rich, wonderful experience while you stay here.
I’ve followed a renaissance-type path for myself and my now grown children. This has centered around experiential learning, in culture (sculpture, music and painting), culinary (international, experimental and healthy) and sports (aikido, yoga and triathlon). Work has focused around ethical businesses, innovation and international cultures. While there’s more, it’s been infinitely interesting and a rewarding, blessed life.
Alchemy, as I hope to share, can mysteriously/magically/magnificently combine diverse needs, wishes and interests to create uniquely deep and authentic personal experience. Your ideas and sense of adventure can combine with ours as you discover, experience and enjoy. As our guests stay a long time, at least one month and up to a year, your time here will likely be profound for you.
Let’s begin by welcoming you here to cre8stay. You’ll notice how comfortable and open it is here. You can be free, at ease yet fully energized. You can be open, that is, open-minded and open-hearted, so that you’re open to the adventures that await you here.
See you soon!