PAWHUSKA, Okla. (KTUL) – Have you ever wanted to own a bed-and-breakfast? Well, now you can.
The Poe family are putting the Grandview Inn Bed and Breakfast on the market, in a sense.
"We're going to literally give our bed-and-breakfast away," Tiffany Poe said in a video posted on their Facebook page.
It's one of the more unique ways someone can get into the bed-and-breakfast industry, in a town that has become a tourist hot spot.
Tiffany saw this same thing done in another state a few years back.
"She just thought it was such a wonderful idea to pass a full functioning business off to somebody with very little debt for them," said Tiffany's husband, Steven.
They put a promotional video together, and are now in the middle of an essay contest.
The winner gets the keys to the mansion.
"When we think of who the next innkeeper would be, we want to find someone who would love this inn and the people as much as we do," Tiffany says in the video.
The mansion has a long and storied history.
It was built in the 20s by an Osage Indian with his oil money, eventually sold to the Drummond family.
So why would the Poes let this history and the business go? To take care of their family.
"It'll be two years this November. He actually had fetal hydrops and spent 92 days in the NICU unit," said Steven Poe, cradling his son in his arms. "They only gave him a 5% chance of survival at birth, so he kind of rocked on through that. But he gets to go to the Little Lighthouse in Tulsa this November when he turns two."
Family comes first, and an hour and 20-minute drive on a regular basis is too much.
That leaves you with the opportunity of a lifetime.
"We want to get to know you and see why you'd like to be the next innkeeper," Tiffany says in the video.
If you're interested in entering the contest or at least reading through the four questions applicants have to answer, click here. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 31.