The Caretakers


A guest at the Iron Horse is reason enough

to honor the occasion with generous hospitality!

Matt and Leanne Martinson purchased the Iron Horse in August, 2017.

After getting most of the bugs worked out over the next year, in

November of 2018 the Inn was destroyed by a chimney fire. Due to

overwhelming damage the 109 -year-old railroad bunkhouse was razed.

Our new Inn will incorporate the 1920's railroad bunkhouse style and feel. 

Matt Martinson is a Seattle native who has loved the Seahawks since Steve Largent was wide receiver. Growing up, his work ethic was forged through summers commercial fishing and sous chef duties in a seafood restaurant between college classes. Advanced academic degrees provided critical tools to research and undertake large research projects abroad, often living and staying with local families throughout Europe. Matt prides himself in farm-to-table gardening practices and a creator of hearty meals that make you happily ask for thirds. 


Leanne Martinson has traveled widely throughout her 20 years as a travel counselor, working in several states across the U.S. as well as the UK. She still works full-time as a travel agent, and helps run the Bed and Breakfast on weekends. The Iron Horse gives us the opportunity to share our passion for good food and seed-to-table practices.

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We care about what you eat!

At the Iron Horse, we practice seed-to-table harvesting as much as we can here on site. We currently grow our own herbs and vegetables, harvest our own eggs and honey and smoke our own bacon ham and salmon.

We don't use anything other than water on our plants and we compact and recycle from the chickens to the plants to the compost.

The ability to provide you with a highly refined product that is both healthy and tasty is a great opportunity that we don't take lightly. 

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