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Milton Academy, Colorado College (degree English)
house keeping, painting, horse training
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Hey, I’m Dale!

Spokane, Washington, United States · Member since July 2010
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Hi, my name is Dale--yes a woman called Dale.
(There were lots of us named that in the late 1950's. Something to do with Roy Rogers, I think.) My partner is Rick.

Rick and I run the Odell House in Spokane, a grand Queen Ann Victorian featuring six apartments in 5478 square feet on a beautiful and quiet corner right by the MAC museum. Built in 1898 and still going strong.

We also practice Aikido, ride bikes and horses. The former for transportation, the latter because it is what I grew up doing. (I'm also a professional horse trainer.) We have a fleet of loaner bikes at the Odell house--a case of junkie turned pusher if there ever was one--and the farthest west Electrical Vehicle charging station currently in Spokane. (The house car is zero emissions Nissan all-electric Leaf.) Our other interests are organic gardening, urban chicken raising, art (Rick paints), sustainable living.

I would imagine that we are one of a very few short stay hotels that uses all organic soaps, has a heat pump system for hot water, and line dries laundry whenever possible. But yes, we have air conditioning in the apartments in the summer.

We've been providing furnished apartments for travelers for fifteen years and we LOVE our Air BnB guests! In fact we like them so much that we have a reduced rate just for them. Normal that you find published is about 20% more than the one you find here. Our experience of the Air BnB clientele tells us they are tidier, more considerate, and just plain more interesting than the run of the mill. We hope you'll come visit! Take one of the bikes for a spin.