General Manager – Justin Raiford
Justin “Raif” Raiford joined the Sage Hill team in 2015 and oversees all operations at the Inn. For years, Justin ran Sandra Bullock’s Austin’s operations – Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy and Staple. Before that he was Executive Chef at 34th Steet Cafe and Catering. Justin’s passion for food, gardening, and hospitality has enabled him to elevate the service at Sage Hill to a new level. The Inn has been recognized by countless publications including most recently along with the Four Seasons Austin by Forbes Magazine as the best places to stay when visiting the Texas Wine Country. Justin continues the tradition at the Inn that lead to the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection Award, and Select Registry membership, both limited to the top 400 Inns in the country. Under his leadership guest experience remains the most important aspect and it shows – Sage Hill is the top consumer rated property of any hotel, resort or B&B within 50 miles of Austin on TripAdvisor and BedandBreakfast.com.
Executive Chef – Ryan Castille
A long-time resident of Kyle, in 2002 Ryan graduated from the Texas Culinary Academy at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin. Ryan’s background varies wildly from a specialization in classical French cuisine to seven years of experience on the smoky pits of one of Texas’ finest BBQ joints, The Saltlick. Many of our guests will recognize Castille from his service in our inn’s kitchen over the past four years. As executive chef, Castille is working to incorporate even more of our garden-grown vegetables and herbs into our dishes. We are excited to have Castille leading our fine kitchen staff with his wide range of experience, passion for cooking, garden-to-table approach, and his intimate knowledge of food loved both regionally and abroad.