In the Summer of 2001 Bill and Paula made their first trip together, to visit family, in the Bitterroot Valley. They camped, hiked, learned how to fly fish, and had a fantastic time learning about Montana's history and culture. They were hooked!
Returning, in the Summer of 2002, they explored more of what the Treasure State had to offer... that Fall, they made their plans to move from O'ahu, Hawaii to Dillon.
Bill (having been born and raised in the islands) and Paula (growing up and living in the islands for close to 20 years), didn't truly know what to expect but were excited for their new adventure! They landed in Montana on July 1st, 2003.
With a pinch of hard work and a dash of good luck, they both took on great jobs. Bill working at Adventure Cycle & Sled, in Dillon, and Paula at The Old Hotel, in Twin Bridges. Taking up all of the fun seasonal sports and activities that this region has to offer and really settled into enjoying Montana life!
Two years pass and the original owner of The Old Hotel, Jane Waldie, annouces that she wants to sell the business. Always seeking new opportunities/adventure & with numerous years of food service industry experience, Bill & Paula jump at the chance to work together doing something that they are both passionate about... they go for it!
Eleven years have come and gone since they purchased The Old Hotel and the adventure continues!