owners Karen & John

Our Story - A Message from the Owners

Karen and I started in hospitality over 20 years ago. We have and still do enjoy the wonderful adventure that our guests provide us. The energy of celebration and travel surrounds us, and permeates every room here at the Prairie Guest House.

We moved to the Prairie Guest House in 2012, inspired by the farm-like setting and the wonderfully spacious guest suites and dining room. When we got here we weren’t sure if we found the property, or if it found us.

We are the third owners of this property as a bed and breakfast. The brick portion of the Guest House was built in 1852 as a gothic style farm house for Fabius Finch, one of the county’s first attorneys.

We have excelled at hospitality for several reasons; support from incredible people here on staff, our families and community, being provided a beautiful setting from which to host, and our true love for people and their stories. We are thankful for all of our past guests and look forward to many more smiling faces at our door.

John & Karen

Fiona the cat

Meet Our Beloved Fiona

Fiona, our cherished cat, plays an integral role in our hosting team. She resides in the Main House and with her undeniable charm and grace, she has captured the hearts of our guests, often becoming the topic of conversation. While we prioritize cleanliness to minimize any potential impact on allergies, Fiona’s presence adds an extra layer of warmth and comfort to our establishment, ensuring that every visitor feels at home during their stay.

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