This home is the dream house of a man who was born on the property on which it is situated. His mothers' parents acquired the property as Norwegian pioneers in the late 1800s. The man in the photo is Juel Lange, my father-in-law, lived here his whole life. He traveled the world - truly the whole world. When a young soldier stationed in Germany, he got a taste of what life was like in other parts of the world. He traveled around the world three times on the old PanAm round-the-world ticket. In his travels, he acquired and collected some of the things you will see in the house. When he chose lighting for this home as he built it, he chose European design and some are directly imported from Milan. Many guests have enjoyed his stories and we hope we can retell and share some of those with you as time goes on.
Audrey, our house manager, is a great teller of Juel's stories. She has worked at AltraVista since Mr Lange rented his first room as a bed and breakfast. Her pleasant personality and wit comes across in such a caring way to guests. #guestsloveaudrey #weloveaudrey #peoplelovetheScottishlady
Meet your Innkeeper
Your innkeepers are Heinz and Karen, or "KJ", Lange. We live across town in Poulsbo near downtown. Heinz grew up on the property below the "castle" and around the B&B long before the first concrete was poured here. He worked hard as a young man helping his dad grow his business. His degree in International Business from the University of Washington sent him on to other ventures and attaining his own success in the world.
Heinz is the "wings" of our family and travels a lot for business, both domestically and internationally and I am the "roots" of our family. I am a full-time Realtor(R) with the John L Scott Company, which keeps me busy and around town most of the time so I will most likely be the one you meet when you stay with us. Our kids from age 16 to 31 are in this area as well as our beloved grandson.
We also love to travel. We enjoy entertaining and spending casual time with friends and family. We have gatherings at our own home frequently for both business and pleasure. We are privileged to be able to offer AltraVista as an extension of our home and look forward to some creative uses for the property for business events, small weddings, retreats, couples getaways, girlfriend weekends.
We welcome you and hope you enjoy your stay!