Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about what we offer here!
From left to right, we are Kaylee (holding Roxie), Kelli, Brandon, Marcia, and Wes.
We'll try to make this simple. Marcia is Wes' mom, Wes and Kelli are married, Brandon is their son (and Roxie is their dog), and Brandon and Kaylee are married. Clear as mud? We're just a big 'ol happy family who stumbled into taking over The Prairie Gardens Inn in October of 2020.
We'd always talked about getting a piece of land together where we could meet up, ride four-wheelers, relax, and enjoy each other's company. One day Kaylee was looking at properties for her job and came across the listing for the business. She sent it to Wes and asked something along the lines of "want to uproot your whole life and buy this business together?" Kaylee and Wes, as the dreamers of the family, went full-steam-ahead trying to figure out how to make it work. When they convinced the more level-headed Brandon and Kelli, they knew they were onto something. After many hoops were jumped through, we signed on the dotted line, became the owners, and took this selfie on the front porch. So much has changed since then and as we learn more, our love for this business and the work we do here grows.
Kaylee and Brandon brought a new innkeeper, Cal, into the world in June of 2021!
We also had a home built on the property so we are always here for our guests but have a little more separation between life and work. Brandon, Kaylee, Marcia lived in the main venue building while Kelli and Wes lived in a camper behind the treeline for 13 months while we were working on having the house built. When you pull into the property, you'll see a blue house (which is actually a duplex) - that's where we live! We are here for the long-haul and appreciate you checking us out!