In the mid 1960s, LeRoy and Betty Hanna purchased the land where the Windmill Inn now stands. The Windmill Inn was built and opened in 1978. The hotel was leased for 30 years to Windmill Inns of America. In February of 2013, the lease expired and the Windmill Inn was turned back over to the Hanna family. LeRoy and Betty Hanna have retired and their seven Hanna children have formed a new company, Hanna Hospitality, LLC to operate the Windmill Inn property. All seven Hanna children were born and raised in Douglas County. Three of the siblings still live in Douglas County; the other four all live in Oregon.
Hanna Hospitality, LLC elected one of the siblings, Susan Rachor to be president of the new company. Ms. Rachor says “We chose InnSight because they are a company with integrity and ethics that the Hanna family values. InnSight is also a successful Oregon company located in Springfield, OR and several of the InnSight management people also have roots in Douglas County.”
Windmill Inn of Roseburg will retain their name, but the hotel itself will soon be undergoing a refurbishment. Plans have not been finalized for the property improvements, but they will include enhancements such as high definition televisions, new bedding and more. General Manager Allen Pike says “The Windmill Inn of Roseburg has been consistently ranked on Trip Advisor as the #1 Hotel in Roseburg and we plan on retaining that honor by offering unsurpassed guest service and being the best value in the area.”
For more information on the Windmill Inn of Roseburg or to make reservations, call (541) 673-0901 or visit www.windmillinnroseburg.com.