Greetings! We are Jeff and Alyssa Bretzer. One may inquire as to why we started Blocked Inn, LLC? The answer is very simple…NECESSITY!
Jeff is a captain at United Airlines and after 25 years he is finally senior enough to not be on reserve, but that was not always the case.
In 1999, Jeff was on reserve and a commuter from Florida. He needed a crash pad and was in one…an overcrowded, dirty and tiny dump. You know the kind…bunk style futons in the living areas and wall-to-wall beds in the bedroom! If someone was trying to sleep, you couldn’t even watch TV. The only time the place got cleaned was when he and a few others would chip in, but cleaning up after other people gets old with a haste. He also stayed in a crash pad that was hotel style, where they would rent to 25+ people but the unit only held 8 beds. If you didn’t get there early enough…you’d be sleeping on the couch or floor. He was miserable and dreaded going to work. Thus, we decided to do it right! Provide a place for commuting pilots that was upscale, clean, quiet, and NOT an “Animal House”! We purchased “The Estate” in Elizabeth, NJ and the Blocked Inn, LLC. was born!