By KELLIANNE GAMMILL
Though the old church house was established 76 years ago, the inside looks modern and new.
After four years of hard work, the Rocky Mountain Red Brick Inn is completely remodeled, except for a part of the basement and is ready for new visitors.
“We remodeled so that I would have a very nice home to live in and an inn to share it with [people]” proprietor Vicki Peacock said. “It took four summers and hundreds of hours of energy.”
The remodel was made possible, “by many loving hands including plumbers, electricians and other people,” she said. Although many helped, her daughter was the biggest help during the remodel, Peacock said.
“Goldie is the magic,” Peacock said about her daughter. “She did all of this. It’s been a dream of mine and she made it come true.” Goldie repaired and painted all of the walls, ripped the old shag carpet out and sanded the original flooring.
Goldie Peacock is a contractor in Arizona, but she has put that aside during the past summers to help her mother with the inn.
“We had to remodel every room from the floor to the ceiling,” Goldie said. “We’re still working on the basement, but most of it’s done. My friends and I did pretty much everything except for the plumbing and electrical work.”
Guest rooms were completed right before rodeo season, the busiest time for the Rocky Mountain Red Brick Inn. The inn was completely booked, but luckily Vicki had help.
“My friend from second grade, Jo, helped me during the rodeo,” Vicki said. “And my cousin helped me a lot, too.”
The newly restored bed and breakfast has eight suites and includes made-from-scratch meals by Vicki’s own hands.
“It’s a lot of work,” she said.
The Rocky Mountain Red Brick Inn was originally used as a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse until 1978 when it was sold to the Peacock family. The family lived there for a short period of time, but the old church sat unoccupied for many years.
This story is sponsored by Willow Valley: Dr. Morrison.
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