The Quinns bought the Perllan House in January of 2018. The old cherry and apple trees were so beautiful they hit upon the Welsh word for Orchard, which is “Perllan.” The house was built in 1917 and has been everything from a hospital, bus station, ice cream parlor, general store and a Bed & Breakfast in the past.

The Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta chambers of commerce welcomed new member Perllan House last week.

The Quinns bought the Perllan House in January of 2018. The old cherry and apple trees were so beautiful they hit upon the Welsh word for Orchard, which is “Perllan.” The house was built in 1917 and has been everything from a hospital, bus station, ice cream parlor, general store and a Bed & Breakfast in the past. The building was solid but the rooms fell into disrepair so the Quinns rolled up their sleeves and went to work.

Both of the Quinns are retired. Janice was an RN Clinical Nurse Specialist for 44 years and Sas a woodworker for just as long. She has the outgoing personality and he can do everything else. His woodworking chops allowed him to add crown molding and wainscoting to spiff up the place. She picked the colors and shopped the thrift stores to add comfy furniture, and tackled the world of the internet to put Perllan House on the map as an Air BnB.

With a shard kitchen and six bedrooms, the BnB is a great value for travelers visiting the area as well as folks traveling up or down Interstate 5. The Quinns have housed travelers from all over the world and they cater to seasonal hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail with two bedrooms with bunk beds.

Once the Quinns got a few rooms renovated the place began to take off. Having a housekeeper, Lori Watts, a local artist, helped keep the business growing. After 112 five star reviews the Quinns became Air BnB super hosts. They offer baskets for birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons with fares from local vendors. In addition, Liza Wood, the amazing Dunsmuir chef, has agreed to offer her services to folks who rent the whole second floor.

Perllan House is located at 5423 Dunsmuir Avenue in Dunsmuir.