After 18 years in business, the Fertile Ground Guesthouse is closing. Starting on September 1, 2018 we will be a wonderful household of female roommates working toward a Cooperative Housing venture and putting the property into the Thurston Housing Land Trust. This is what we've wanted from the beginning but we had to pay the bills. It's been a wonderful way to serve the community, meet the families of locals and meet interesting travelers. We appreciate every one of you who have contributed to our business. 

Here's a short video we made in 2012 in response to a student's interview questions on owning our own business. We hope you enjoy these reflections.