We came to the Wallowa Valley because it’s beautiful but also because it’s small business friendly. While we love innkeeping, we also like to do things outside of the house. Heather plays oboe and English Horn with the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon East Symphony, and lately with the Wallowa Valley Orchestra. Plus she’s been seen in various pick up groups with instruments in hand. Bill is the Risk Manager/Quality Improvement Director for Wallowa Memorial Hospital and a member of the Wallowa County Rotary Club.
We both volunteer quite a bit too–everything from the local Hurricane Creek Grange to regional healthcare boards. Although we are both military retirees, we’re far from retired!
Our bed & breakfast wouldn’t be as lovely as it is without our lead housekeeper, Gloria. She keeps this place in tip top shape. Don’t get in the way or you might get run over or folded in a sheet.
Our Official Greeter is kinky-tailed Madigan. She was Heather’s retirement gift from Madigan Army Medical Center at (now) Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Over the years she’s gone from feral kitten to a rather pleasant housecat. You’ll typically find her on the couch or in the garden, but you’ll never find her in your guestroom. And please remember to do whatever she wants when she’s standing by the front door (in or out).