Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, not in the house. Here are a couple of nearby kenneling options: Lin-Lee Kennels (5 minutes away) in Joseph at (541) 432-8221; Enterprise Animal Hospital (10 minutes away) at (541) 426-3331. Some guests are comfortable leaving their well-mannered dog overnight in their vehicle. We’re fine with that provided that the dog is not a noisy nuisance.
I see you have a cat. Is the property pet-free?
Our bed and breakfast is not entirely pet-free. The housecat, Madigan, has access to the first floor living room and dining room areas. However, she is not allowed in any of the guestrooms and we intend that it stay that way. She is fifteen years old and spends the majority of her time sleeping in our quarters, or she is outside enjoying the gardens. She’s been known to visit with the guests in the early evening for ear scratches and petting, but she doesn’t like to be picked up and pretty much keeps to her own schedule.
Can I bring my kids?
Our bed & breakfast caters primarily to adults, many of whom are taking a break from their own children. One child aged 12 years and above may accompany an adult.
Where’s the television?
We don’t have one. But we do have secure Wi-Fi throughout the property.
What time is check out?
What time is check-in?
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or by arrangement.
What time is it?
Joseph, Oregon, is in the Pacific Time zone (a bonus for travelers coming from Idaho).
Must I stay for at least two nights?
Our two night minimum applies only to Friday or Saturday night during high season (May through October). However, we sometimes wind up with an “orphan” Friday or Saturday. If you find one you’ll need to call us at (541) 432-0230 in order to reserve (our reservation software won’t allow for one night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays from May through October).
Is your inn accessible for someone with mobility issues?
Partially. The Mirror Lake Suite has good ground floor access; however, it is not ADA-compliant. Please call us for details.
Is there off street parking?
Yes. You can park in the gravel parking area on 4th Street.
Do I need to bring a blowdryer or makeup mirror?
No. Every guestroom has a full-sized blowdryer and a magnifying makeup mirror.
Is there a refrigerator in the room?
No, but there is a guest refrigerator in the dining room stocked with sodas. You can keep a small amount of personal items here.
Can you accommodate food restrictions?
Please let us know when making your reservation. We live in a remote area so our access to specialty foods is somewhat limited. You are also welcome to bring your specialty foods for us to prepare for you. Vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free guests are easily accommodated. We do not keep a kosher kitchen.
Is there local transportation?
Yes and no. Community Connections runs a daily local bus between Enterprise and Wallowa Lake, stopping in Joseph. Northeast Oregon Transit provides limited local bus service from LaGrande, Oregon, to Wallowa County twice per week.
Airport pickup and dropoff?
We provide complimentary transportation by arrangement to and from the Joseph State Airport for private pilots and their passengers. Joseph State Airport is a general aviation airport (meaning there is no commercial airline service). There is no public transportation to any commercial airports in the region.
Can I fly to Joseph?
The closest commercial airport is two hours away in Lewiston, Idaho (code LWS), but there are other airports within a 3-hour to 6-hour drive from Joseph, Oregon. Please contact us for airport recommendations. Joseph State Airport and Enterprise Airport provide only general aviation services.
Where can I get SCUBA cylinders filled?
Best to bring them with you as the closest fill station is in Kennewick, Washington (3 hours away by car).
What is the weather like?
Please visit Joseph Oregon Weather for webcams and a 5-day forecast.
Should I bring a coat?
Yes. Even in summer, we are near the mountains and the weather can change quickly. Evening temperatures are often much cooler than you might expect. Fleece is always in fashion in Wallowa County.
Where can store my bicycle or other outdoor toys?
We’ll keep it in the garage and give you a garage door opener.
Where can I park my motorcycle?
We have a concrete pad available for motorcycle parking if you prefer not to park in gravel.