Gary Renninger Balfour (on the left, above left) and Tim Balfour (on the right, above left) are the owners/operators of TouVelle House.
We moved to Jacksonville from Delaware in 2004 even though we had only stopped in Jacksonville for one day during a vacation the previous year. We couldn't stop thinking about this incredible property and the wonderful town of Jacksonville so decided to take a leap of faith and move across country and become innkeepers.
We continue to enjoy being the stewards for TouVelle House and take pride in the enhancements we have made to the house and especially to the gardens. We also love the easy access to the cultural activities of the area, the dedicated people who contribute to our town and valley as well as the easy access to hiking and other outdoor activities available in Southern Oregon.
Although neither Tim nor Gary had ran or worked in a bed and breakfast before, Tim's parents opened one of the first Bed and Breakfasts in Kansas. They were very helpful as we got things started, giving us lots of sound advice.
They, along with Gary's mother, continue to be our most reliable sources for constructive criticism, helping to ensure that our facilities are up to their standards and will meet your needs.