The Lions Gate is a stunning 1911 Craftsman Mansion that was purchased by Loni Parrish in 2006 to create a high end bed and breakfast to serve the growing needs of Oregon Wine Country visitors. An extensive remodel began which included creating 4 separate suites, each with private modern bathrooms, and fireplaces in three of rooms, a modern kitchen and new plumbing and wiring. A solar water heater and a tankless system brought the Lions Gate up to the new environmental standards. A cute innkeeper’s suite, a large laundry room, and potential party room basement finished out the remodel project.
As you can probably tell, the Lions Gate was not your typical B and B! It has the amenities of a high end hotel, yet the warmth and community of a bed and breakfast. The design and details of the home are a combination of preserving historic architectural treasures and complimenting them with a transitional style throughout the house and in the private suites. The suites boast luxury linens and bedding.
The home is large enough, with outdoor and indoor seating options along with a lovely backyard and covered patio. This gives guests the opportunity to have their privacy, but also the opportunity to meet and mingle with guests, if they so desired.
Opening in 2007 as The Lions Gate Inn Bed and Breakfast, it became an instant success! Along with the exquisite accommodations, the fine food, quality customer service and a passion for people made it one of the top places to stay in Oregon for the next 7 years.
The Lions Gate transitioned into mainly a vacation rental in 2014 after seven successful years as only a a bed and breakfast. The reason being that Loni’s other Distinctive Destinations had been running as rentals and it seemed a great fit for the new travelers who come in large groups and want their own space to call home. It has been booked regularly over the years and again have had amazing reviews from guests. Small weddings and family reunions are common, along with the unique opportunity to have wedding parties rent the house for the family while hosting rehearsal dinners there. Our relationship with the Chehalem Cultural Center makes it an incredible opportunity for future collaborations and activities.
Built by Maggie Littlefield over a century ago, the home is a local treasure and very special place, loved by many who have either stayed there or have been to an event there over its many years of being open to guests.
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