Friday, June 26, 2009

Home away from home~~~

The Galloway Inn Bed & Breakfast was home away from home on our visit to Weiser, Idaho. We couldn't have picked a more wonderful place. On the National Historic Register, this grand mansion was built in 1900 by Tom Galloway.
For many years she stood as the largest home in Idaho at 5,000 square feet plus a 2,000 sq.ft. attic where Mrs. Galloway hosted lovely dances. The Queen Anne design boasts 18" thick walls and cost a pretty penny to construct--$5,000 which was paid for by the sale of 800 head of horses.
This jewel is on the market as Tom and Dixielee are ready to pass the B&B baton to the next adventurous couple ready to welcome and entertain visitors surrounded by these walls of history. For more info--Galloway House Inn.

Due to recent rains the landscape was in full bloom to
welcome fiddlers from all over the country.


We shared the home with a group from Alaska,
mentoring and teaching native kids about their
culture and rich heritage
using the fiddle as a spring board,
or should I say string board ;-)
Bill Stevens, their teacher,
travels all over the globe sharing
the story of the Athabascan tribe through story and music.

Everyone we met had a story to tell,
all one needs to do is ask.

Will share more later...
you know the duties that await after a trip ;-)



Dixie said...

Candy... glad you guys made it home... I knew you'd come back with interesting stories... the B&B looks beautiful... but I don't think I'm ready to retire in Idaho... LOL

see you soon!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful house that is! Quite grand.