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The Grandview Inn B&B
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Our History

  • 1923:  This historic home was brought to life as a private residence here in the prominent and bustling town of Pawhuska Oklahoma.  History files from the county society tell us that the home was built by an Osage Native.   Designed in the Colonial Revival style...Dates: 1880 to 1955 which features: large entryway and surround, columns or pilasters, symmetrical facade, 6-over-6 windows (often paired), side gable or gambrel roof.  The American Centennial celebrations of 1876 brought about a nostalgia for the country's past, including its early house styles. But rather than copy those houses directly, architects like McKim, Mead, and White mixed and matched details from several early styles, including Dutch Colonial, Georgian, and Federal. This is one of the country's most enduring styles, as millions of examples survive, and a renewal of interest in it led to a Neo-Colonial Revival on the "McMansions" of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
     

  • 1923-2004:  Once called the Paris of the "Midwest", Pawhuska has remained a landmark for historic and legacy-rich activity as the home of the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma and The Tall Grass Prairie Reserve.  For many years the home hosted several families including the Lomans and Drummonds.  The story goes that Fredrick and Ruth Drummond did a "house swap" with the Loman family and owned the home for three generations.  Chuck (or Charles) and Nan Drummond took over the home next followed by Ladd & Ree Drummond in the late 1990s.

 

  • In 2004 Charlotte Rhinehart, a lover of historical homes purchased the home from the Drummond Family and envisioned it becoming a legit bed and breakfast.  After years of aging, the home received new windows, central heating and air (for the first time), floor refinishing, and an interior design facelift.   

  • In 2011 Charlotte relocated to Kansas City to be with her family and the house was used for short-term rentals, including leasing to the Pioneer Woman Cooks Food Network filming crew.  

  • In 2012 Steven and Tiffany Poe purchased the home and opened it as the new Grandview Inn Bed and Breakfast. 

  • When the PW Mercantile opened in 2016, the inn went from hosting a few tourists, the film crew, and local visitors, to hosting guests from around the world!  The Grandview has hosted traditional bed and breakfast enthusiasts as well as those traveling from out of town to visit the Pioneer Woman Mercantile or the Tall Grass Prairie for the last ten years.  The inn has also hosted local gatherings, private dinners, afternoon teas, cooking classes, and receptions.   

  • In the fall of 2017, the Poe's welcomed their sixth child, Israel, who is blessed with the gift of Down Syndrome! Israel attends the Little Lighthouse in Tulsa, OK.

  • After nine years of loving the inn-keeper life, The Poe's have transitioned the historic home into an Air B&B style rental and continue to share the home with visitors and enthusiasts!  The Poe's have now relocated to the Ozarks of Missouri to found a therapy farm for kids with special needs and bereaving families. 

 

  • Summer 2022 The Inn welcomed its new and current owner, Mr. Tom James, who was born and raised in the area!  He is excited to reconnect to the community and take the B&B to the next level!

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