Are you ready for a trip off the beaten path? At the north end of the Grande Ronde Valley, tucked amongst farmlands below the base of the rugged Blue Mountains, sits our small town of Summerville. An early commercial and trading center, Summerville was settled in 1865 as a stage stop on the George Thomas line.
The town flourished in the late 1800s, boasting several flour and saw mills, an opera house, dressmakers, blacksmiths, and a brewery. In the 1900s, most of the population moved to nearby towns.
Today, we are a small pastoral community of farmers, set in a beautiful corner of the valley, where deer and other wildlife thrive. Umatilla National Forest is just a hop skip and a jump away to our north, and the city of La Grande not far to the south.