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Stardust Inn

Pegi Brown, and husband Clark, sold their home in California, quit their jobs, and moved to Oklahoma, a journey that led them to Medicine Park where they opened the Stardust Inn.
Stardust Inn

Stardust Inn

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Show 1048: Stardust Inn

Air date: November 28, 2010

 

Transcript

Rob:  Well of the thousands of visitors to Medicine Park each year, some decide to stay.  Talking with me now with one such story is our Alisa Hines.

Alisa:  That’s right Rob.  Owning a bed and breakfast was a life-long dream of Pegi Brown.  She and husband Clark were long-time residents of the west coast before they decided to move to Oklahoma.

Alisa:  What drew them to our state was the price of housing compared to that in California.  So they sold their house, quit their jobs, and moved to Oklahoma, having never even stepped foot here and they fell in love.  It was a journey that eventually led them to Medicine Park, Oklahoma, where they opened the Stardust Inn.

Alisa:  The sound of trickling water is the first thing you notice when you arrive at the Stardust Inn.

Clark Brown:  We decided several years ago that we needed some water feature here, and so Pegi and I took the time to dig a trench all the way down from the water, all the way up underneath the deck, and around to the front, and then we pump it back right down to the creek.  It just is an almost a feng shui type of feeling that when people arrive here, that they just feel very calm.  It calms people down.

Alisa:  It’s a feeling that stays with you as long as you’re here and that’s the way Pegi and Clark Brown designed it.  Built in 1999, the Stardust Inn has the feel of the Old West, yet with all of today’s amenities.  Each thematic room opens to the outside onto a sweeping porch that overlooks the nature surrounding the area.

Clark:  Everybody loves the porch.

Pegi Brown:  The builder said we can do a concrete part of the concrete slab as a porch and I said, “No, it won’t creak when you walk, it won’t creak when you rock,” because it’s part of the experience, I think.

Alisa:  It’s a unique design, but one that really works.  With Native American and Western art adorning the walls, there’s a nostalgia that lets visitors get a taste of the local flavor, literally.

Pegi:  And this is Big Sky bakery bread, and we get it fresh.  And we try to do everything made in Oklahoma, from food to dishes to art.  Ninety-nine percent of the art is Oklahoma artists.

Alisa:  Including the painted pony that greets you when you arrive.  And from the cobblestone that makes up the fireplace to the history of the area, it’s all locally influenced.

Pegi:  Part of the magic of Medicine Park and this area and Medicine Creek is that the Native Americans camped here by the ten thousands.

Alisa:  A legacy that Pegi and Clark love sharing with their guests and say they feel lucky to meet everyone who passes through their door, but admit they do miss them when they leave.

Pegi:  We usually hope that they come back so that we can see them again.

Alisa:  And many guests leave a little something of themselves behind.

Pegi:  In our guests rooms we have guest books and people write these wonderful things to us and I always say at my old job, I didn’t get reviews like that.  The guest books are very rewarding; sometimes they make me cry.

Alisa:  Proving a stay at the Stardust Inn is worth returning to.  Now Pegi and Clark say during the week they typically attract business travelers looking for a homier feel.  And on the weekends, they stay quite busy thanks to a regular slate of festivals and events held in the area.

Rob:  So if someone would like to visit the Stardust Inn, what can they do?

Alisa:  They simply just need to head to OK HORIZON dot com where we’ll have a link to the Stardust Inn.

Rob:  Alright, thank you Alisa.