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The Carpenter’s House Bed and Breakfast
Julie and Mac MacCallum came to Vernonia to
be church leaders. Now they find themselves as inn-
keepers as well.
The MacCallums moved to Vernonia in Octo-
ber; Mac is the new pastor at Grace Family Fellowship
church. They recently purchased the Old Mill House
Bed and Breakfast as a home for their family of five.
The Old Mill House, formerly owned by Dave and
Brooke VanMeter, was one of the few places in Verno-
nia where visitors could rent a room and stay overnight.
When the MacCallums found a home to pur-
chase in Vernonia, they realized it came with
a downstairs apartment, which could be rented
out. Julie decided she would start a small busi-
ness, re-opening the inn as The Carpenter’s
House, with the downstairs Sawtooth Room.
Julie says she has never run a bed
and breakfast before but says she did work in
the school cafeteria. “I like to cook and have
people stay with us, so it seemed like a natural
direction. My friends and family have always
told me ‘You should have a bed and breakfast,’
so when this opportunity was available,
we got excited about it.”
Mac added, “She has a gift for hospi-
tality and loves to entertain people.”
The Sawtooth Room is light and bright
and has a bedroom with a queen bed, a sitting
room with a day bed that can sleep two more, a
private bath, private entrance, garage parking for
bicycles, and a full kitchen. It came completely
furnished, which is good for Julie, who is still try-
ing to unpack upstairs and get the family settled
into their new home, because her first guests were
scheduled to arrive the next week.
The MacCallums say they chose the name
“The Carpenter’s House” to honor Dave VanMe-
ter, who was a builder by
trade and did a lot of resto-
ration work on the bed and
breakfast. The name also
signifies the importance of
faith in the MacCallum’s
lives. “Jesus was a car-
penter,” says Julie, “so the
name has a double mean-
Julie says she will
offer a continental type
breakfast for her guests,
and will provide a basket
Roll up those sleeves and let’s have some fun!
of items which guests can prepare for themselves in
their fully stocked kitchen. The room will also feature
wifi internet and cable television; the bedroom has an
The MacCallums say they are happy to be here
in Vernonia and are looking forward to entertaining
The Carpenter’s House Bed and Breakfast is located at
487 Arkansas Avenue. You can Julie at 541-961-8601
or at email@example.com
Community Wide Easter Egg Hunt
Meet people, make connections and help clean up the town!
Bags and gloves available while supplies last. Water and
snacks will be provided.
sponsored by the Vernonia Community PTA
Saturday, April 19th
Register at City Hall.
at Hawkins Park. Begins promptly at 10am
Hazardous waste collection at Vernonia Lake 9am-Noon
Vernonia Transfer Station open 8am-2pm
The easter bunny will be hopping around with you rain or shine...
So dress according to the weather.
Please bring your own basket or bag to collect your eggs in.
Stop by the Vernonia Health Center Open House after Clean Up.
For questions, call Donna Webb at (503)429-5201 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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