Our Story

InnSpiration Winery & Vacation Destination started as a bed & breakfast, inspired by the combined dreams of owners Paul and Sheila Thomsen. Paul likes projects, and what better project than building their own home? Sheila wanted to use her gift of hospitality, and what better way than to open up their home as a bed and breakfast? Sheila, who has worked with the elderly, wanted the main floor to be handicap accessible. Paul wanted to integrate the land around their home. Both lovers of dreaming and challenges, they broke ground September 1, 2005 with the goal of completing by September, 2008. The bed and breakfast grew into a full vacation destination, perfect for reunions of all types: family, class, girls weekends, scrapbooking, etc.

Also stemming from their love of the land and hospitality, Paul and Sheila started the vineyard in 2008 and added the winery building in 2011.

We both love the outdoors. Paul likes being active and Sheila enjoys the serenity and beauty. Paul and Sheila planned the winery together. Paul has been the main carpenter with others filling in with their expertise. Sheila has been Paul’s support, gopher and helping with some of the easier tasks. Their grown children were the first to encourage them in proceeding with this huge endeavor. All of their children have helped one way or another, even if not in physical form then in prayer and support.