About the Inn

The Starry Night Inn is a six room villa. The Victorian home has three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a mini-fridge. Our lobby offers a shared hang-out /work space, a dining area with treats and a microwave. Alongside the house we have three studio- style cabins featuring gas fireplaces with sitting and dining areas that includes a coffee maker, a mini-fridge, a microwave and dishware for simple meal preparation. Each room in the motel, including the lobby, dining room, and walls leading up to rooms feature art from several Portland, Oregon artists. We also have several outdoor gathering spaces with firepits, a propane grill, and smoking areas. There is a covered porch with an outdoor propane heater that is perfect for people watching and chilling out. We have an indoor/outdoor lounging space behind the Victorian that boasts a infrared sauna, games, an ample seating area and tea fixins. The mood of this motel feels timeless, sophisticated, even elegant but in slightly bohemian way. The owners of the motel have an eye for detail, so don’t be surprised if you hear records spinning from the lobby, see fresh flowers in vintage vases and smell the aroma of fresh brewed coffee in the dining room.

 

36 day motel renovation playlist

 

About the Innkeepers

The innkeepers at the Starry Night Inn, Anastasia Corya & Jen Neitzel, are best friend aquarians. The duo worked on the initial concept for this motel for almost a year. They attended business classes, and worked with teams of college students to finetune their ideas. Both women love brainstorming creative ideas and are serial entrepeneurs.

 

Jen (Left) and Anastasia (Right)

 

Anastasia established the Delta Cafe in Portland, Oregon in 1995, from the initial concept to the entrees, she was involved in every step of the way. Next she went on to start Miss Delta, in the Mississippi neighborhood, also located in Portland, Oregon. From there she helped revamp a travel trailer motel called the Sou'Wester. Anastasia has always had an affinity for the arts, but specifically for shrines and alters, which she has crafted and sold around Portland, Oregon. Now she is using her extensive business experience at the Starry Night Inn. 

Jen started her company Knot Ugly in 2001, then started DIY Lounge and Jen & Jocelyn. All of these, were creative handmade businesses and in the years that she continued to do this work, she learned more about the business end of things. Jen's business experience has extended beyond handmade crafts, she also used to organize art sales like Bargain Hunting and Give Handmade. A different business experience she had, the Maven Circle, was an online life coaching company. She found that she enjoys social media and generally being an entertainer and she is looking forward to putting those skills to use at the Starry Night Inn.


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Photography is courtesy of Amy McMullen. Click here to learn more about her photography