Wallowa Lake Inn--The Best Location at the Lake

Entire residential home hosted by Dan & Joyce

12 guests, 4 bedrooms, 7 beds, 3 baths
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What was once a bed and breakfast, the historic Wallowa Lake Inn has been transformed into a beatiful 4 bdrm/3 bath vacation rental in the heart of Wallowa Lake. You'll love the open common spaces, outdoor patio and children's play area, the four spacious bedrooms and the beautiful view of the pond and creek adjacent to the property. And the best part is, you are a 3 minute walk to the shores of Wallowa Lake. Come rest and relax and enjoy a perfect basecamp for your group of up to 12 guests.

The space
--Bedroom 1: King bed, trundle bed with two twins & ensuite bathroom.
--Bedroom 2: King bed
--Bedroom 3: Queen bed
--Bedroom 4: Double bed
--Hide-a-bed in living room
--Wood burning fireplace in the living room--wood included
--Gas burning fireplace in the huge dining room
--Kitchen stocked with everything you need for simple to gourmet meals
--Shuffle board table and beer fridge in the huge laundry room/mud room
--Big outdoor patio adjacent to the pond & creek, perfect for BBQing and wildlife watching
--Big children's play area to keep the little ones busy
--Fully stocked & spotlessly clean
--Located in the best location at Wallowa Lake--3 minutes to the lake, across the street from Wallowa Lake Lodge and Glacier Ridge Grill, and only a few blocks from the state park, tram, bumper boats, mini-golf and trailheads.
During September and November, this property is ideal for small business retreats, reunions, or a spot for collaborative gatherings of colleagues from various communities. Winter weather usually does not prevent convenient travel. In 20 years here, we have always been able to drive to Wallowa Lake any date we choose.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Mountain view
Garden view
Lake access
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed

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Where you’ll be

Joseph, Oregon, United States

The community of Wallowa Lake is located at the head of the lake, otherwise known as the Crown Jewel of the county. You are surrounded by towering pines and tucked into the base of the Wallowa Mountains. You'll love the proximity to the lake, the trailheads and all of the easy amenities like restaurants, shops and activities.

Hosted by Dan & Joyce

  1. Joined in March 2020
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We grew up in small southwest Kansas towns 25 miles apart and did not meet until college. In June 1967 Dan graduated from the University of Kansas one weekend, Joyce graduated from Emporia State a second weekend, and our wedding was on the third. In August, we moved to southeast Washington where Dan began graduate school at Washington State and Joyce began her teaching career in Clarkston. The following summer, we lived in Glacier National Park while Dan did research on Bighorn Sheep. Dan’s research was interrupted by military service in Vietnam. While he was in and around Saigon, Joyce taught in Dan's hometown. Upon his return from Vietnam, we returned to Glacier, Dan resumed his research while Joyce taught on the Blackfoot Reservation. The summer was beautiful but the winter was brutal. Following a third summer with the Bighorns, we returned to WSU for final coursework. Dan was a biology teaching assistant and was honored as the department’s outstanding TA of the year and Joyce was the outstanding young mother of our first son. With coursework finished, Dan was hired as a Ranger Naturalist in Yellowstone National Park. That fall he started teaching in Idaho Falls. We summered in Yellowstone for eight years while teaching in the winter. The fourth year we and our two sons moved to Moscow, ID. Shortly thereafter Joyce began teaching and serving as the assistant director of the WSU Childrens Center. In the, winter Dan taught in secondary school and for ten years he worked with a University of Idaho professor to establish a two seek Science and Engineering Camp similar to NASA Space Camps at the university. Dan was privileged to attend a NASA teacher’s workshop and attended the first encounter conferences for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. School financial problems presented Dan the opportunity to retire early. He accepted the retirement bonus one morning; that afternoon he was informed that a national organization was honoring him as the 2002 biology teacher of the year. That fall we invested in our first property at Wallowa Lake. Joyce retired five years later. We now have our own three units and shares in the ownership of the Lodge. We love this area and it’s people. That said, we also enjoy expanding our knowledge of this planet by traveling; five continents so far. All the people we get to interact with add to our enjoyment of life. We hope the same is true for you. Dan and Joyce
We grew up in small southwest Kansas towns 25 miles apart and did not meet until college. In June 1967 Dan graduated from the University of Kansas one weekend, Joyce graduated from…


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Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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