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local business
april3
2014
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-
ing.”
  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 
electric fireplace.  
 
The MacCallums say they are happy to be here 
in  Vernonia  and  are  looking  forward  to  entertaining 
visitors.
The Carpenter’s House Bed and Breakfast is located at
487 Arkansas Avenue. You can Julie at 541-961-8601
or at thecarpentershouse@mail.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: donnatwebb@gmail.com
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