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The Martinson's 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 fire. Due to overwhelming damage the 109 -year-old railroad bunkhouse is slated for demolition. We will be restoring the idea of the Inn with an homage to the 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 in pensions, hostels, and bed and breakfasts throughout Europe. Matt prides himself in farm-to-table gardening practices and a creator of hearty meals that make you happily ask for thirds. The Iron Horse gives us the opportunity to share our passion for good food and seed-to-table practices.
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.
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, hharvest our own eggs, and will soon be smoking our own meet and fish.
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. In summer of 2018, we hope to add our own honey to the list as well.