After sharing in a $750,000 makeover with Florence’s River House Inn in 2013, The Old Town Inn is undergoing additional improvements.
“We decided that since we did our interior renovation in 2013, we needed to make the outside look as nice as the inside,” explained Craig Sanders, president of Hoagland Properties, owners of the two inns.
“The original windows were double pane aluminum frame windows that were looking rather old and were not operating smoothly, so we decided to change over to vinyl windows with a new design that I came up with,” added Sanders. “This design allows for the window to be left open, if desired, and would still be secure. This also allows for a much more attractive picture window affect.”
According to Sanders, the Inn’s original doors were starting to show their age too, so they replaced them with insulated vinyl doors.
“These doors seal better and have better insulation, so the rooms will be quieter and more energy efficient” said Sanders. “With the new doors and windows we felt it was time to replace the siding and paint scheme too. The City of Florence and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce want to spruce-up Florence, so we’re doing our part.
The project is costing Hoagland Properties approximately $70,000, all of which is being spent locally.
“We purchased the windows from Florence Glass, the doors from Pro Lumber, and contracted with local painter Josh Haberly. The colorful hanging flower baskets, and the plants and flowers in the planters, all come from Laurel Bay Gardens. Local contractor, Ken Smart Construction, is overseeing the project,” said Sanders. “We believe in doing as much of our business locally as possible.”
The project is expected to be completed before the annual Rhododendron Festival later this month.
The Old Town Inn was selected as number 11 in the country by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, as a “travelers’ choice best value hotel” in 2015. It is regularly ranked as the number one accommodation in Florence. Guest comments rave about its cleanliness, updated interiors, helpful and friendly staff, and its proximity to “all the fun Florence has to offer.”
Hoagland Properties also owns Florence’s River House Inn, overlooking the Siuslaw River on Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence. The River House Inn recently received TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame award for winning the coveted Travelers Choice Award five years in a row. Hoagland Properties also won this year’s Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Award for Outstanding Customer Service.
For the best rates when entertaining out-of-town guests call The Old Town Inn’s front desk at 541-997-7131. For more information about The River House Inn, visit www.riverhouseflorence.com or call 541-997-3393.