About Us

Located on land homesteaded in July 1900 by Leland Monroe Driggs, the Pines Motel was originally a two-story log cabin, built at the turn of the century.

The cabin was purchased with just over an acre of ground by William Ethelbert Barton in September 1907 for $525.  William's daughter Wanona was born in the cabin in 1910.  In the late 1930's and early 40's after she married, Wanona and her husband, George Fowers, enlarged the cabin to it's present size.

The Fowers bought the home in July 1941, and eventually began to rent rooms nightly.  They also opened a cafe in the present living room, and called the establishment the Pinecrest Motel.  Charles and Rosemary Frantz purchased the motel in July 1972 and ran it as such for nearly twenty years. Their daughter Nancy and her husband, John Nielson, bought it from them in June 1991.  
                                                We call our place
                                                                        the Pines Motel * Guest Haus.  
We hope you'll enjoy your stay with us!

Your Hosts,
John and Nancy Nielson