About Our Teton Valley Inn
At Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast, your Teton Valley vacation lodging option in Victor, Idaho, we strive to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Situated between the Teton and Big Hole Mountains, Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast offers guests welcoming accommodations after a busy day enjoying outdoor activities. The inn sits on 20 acres of solitude with your occasional moose, deer, fox, owl, sand hill crane, and duck making a sporadic visit to stir up the silence. Gaze out at the ever-changing colors of the landscape or the star-filled sky from a rocking chair on the wrap-around deck. Curl up in front of the fireplace in our Great Room, or grab a book from our library and escape the constant interruptions from your smart phone (however we do offer four bars’-worth of cell service and complimentary Wi-Fi). The inn is decorated with outstanding furnishings, crafted by Western Artisan Carpenters, giving you the relaxed, yet stylish, comfort from a bygone era.
Before becoming a bed and breakfast, the property was designed and built by two world-renowned opera singers—Soprano Kristine Ciesinski and Bass-baritone Norman Bailey—who still live in the area. Kris and Norm moved to the Tetons and built the home seeking respite from their busy schedules. The 7,200 square-foot retreat situated on twenty acres was designed with a multitude of windows to allow light and fresh air into every room in the house. When the current owners saw the property, they knew it was perfect for converting into a bed and breakfast to offer guests the same respite and relaxation the original owners found in this corner of the Teton Valley.
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating Native American traditions, intended to protect a sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
Meet the Owner and Innkeepers
It may seem like a cliché but it was always my “dream” to run a bed and breakfast. I enjoy cooking for family and friends, talking to people from different places, and trying new adventures and challenges. After thirty-one years as an educator, principal and Dean, I have made my dream come true. After retiring from working for large counties in Florida, John and I traveled and fell in love with the Teton Valley; the scenery was beautiful and the people were so friendly. When we found this property… well, we made my dream come true. We both enjoy the rural setting and the outdoor activities this area offers. We hope to make your stay relaxing, comfortable and fun.
Lauren Flaherty and Bryon Alexander moved to the Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast from Columbus, Ohio in June of 2017 with their West Highland Terrier, Lola to be the new Innkeepers. Each of them decided it was time to go on an adventure and pursue their dream of living in the northwestern part of the U.S.A. in order to experience its wonder, beauty, and exciting outdoor opportunities.
As someone who loves all things hosting, being an innkeeper is a dream come true. With roots in the hospitality industry and a degree in art education I am able to take the two things that I love most and actively use them on a daily basis. My first experience at a bed and breakfast was in Flagstaff Arizona at an amazing bed and breakfast. Staying there and talking with Richard, one of the owners, about how he came to own the B&B helped me to see myself loving this kind of lifestyle. After that experience I was hooked and knew that innkeeping was for me.
I am a chef who studied Culinary Art and Environmental Science because of my passion for food and where it comes from. During college, I worked at a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio that strived to source locally produced food products, and connect the community with the food they eat. Being here in the Teton Valley gives me a rare opportunity to combine my love of nature with my love of food and work with local partners in the area to create amazing dishes.