Get To Know

The Inn Keepers

Eric Makela and Missy Britt, the new owners and operators of the Kokanee Inn, bring their lifelong passion for travel, nature, and adventure to work every day. It has always been Eric and Missy’s dream to own a lodge or inn. After experiencing plenty of adventures over the years, some good and some not so good, they have decided to take the plunge and open the doors of the Kokanee Inn to guests from all over the world. With backgrounds in energy efficiency and sustainability, Eric and Missy strive to create a lodging experience that is good for guests and for the environment.

Eric is an avid cyclist from a small logging and fishing town. Though he’s always been a road biker, he is expanding his repertoire to include mountain biking as well. He is a great resource for any questions you may have about cycling around the region and other areas in the Western U.S. Having lived all over the country, Missy refers to herself as a “geographical mutt.” She loves all sorts of trails, whether they are for hiking, running, or snowshoeing, and is happy to provide you with all the information you may need for hitting the trails in Wallowa County.

Eric and Missy are thrilled to put down roots in the beautiful mountain town of Joseph, Oregon. They are excited to welcome travelers to the Kokanee Inn and provide guests with a welcoming, comfortable, and fun homebase during their adventures throughout the region.