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Meet the Innkeepers

One major difference between a bed and breakfast and other types of lodging is getting to know your hosts on a closer level. Michael and Raylene O'Connor purchased the Bronze Antler in the spring of 2018.  They now spend part of the year in Joseph and return to Seward Alaska for the remainder of the year. Always in the company of their faithful companion, Bizbee the chocolate Lab mix. The B&B is hosted by experienced, professional innkeepers when they are away.
Our wonderful lead housekeeper, Gloria keeps the bed & breakfast in tip top shape. Just don't get in her way or you might get run over or folded into a sheet.

We look forward to making your acquaintance and hearing your story.

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Michael and Raylene O'Connor
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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. Service animals (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) are welcome provided the animal remains strictly under the owner's control at all times.
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. Please notify us at time of reservation.
Where's the television? We don't have one. But we do have secure Wi-Fi throughout the property.
What time is check out? 11 a.m.
What time is check-in? 3 p.m. to 5 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).
Do you accept gift certificates or gift cards? We accept Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast gift certificates, Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild gift vouchers as payment for any room or service. We accept gift certificates as payment for rooms that are reserved at full price (that is, no rooms offered at discounted price).
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 my own 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 non-alcoholic beverages. You can keep a small amount of personal items here.
Can you accommodate food restrictions? Please let us know when making your reservation. Vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free diets can be 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 of the commercial airports in the region.
Can I fly to Joseph? The nearest commercial airports are two to four hours away in Lewiston, ID, Walla Walla WA, Tri-cities, WA, and Boise ID.  Joseph State Airport and Enterprise Airport provide only general aviation services. 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.
Where can I park my motorcycle? We have a concrete pad available for motorcycle parking if you prefer not to park in gravel.