The vision became reality when Steve and Ruth met Rory Turner, a dreamer in his own right, who was resurrecting the historic Elks Club building. This building had sat empty for decades, but received a careful restoration, led by Rory and his partners. The centerpiece of this wonderful building was to be its classic ballroom, restored to its original splendor.
Steve and Rory married their two dreams, which became Hotel Windrow. The hotel features the classic Elks Ballroom, accessed by The Grand Staircase, forming a literal bridge from the “classic” old to the “classic” new atrium lobby of the hotel. The hotel carries on the tradition born in that ballroom decades ago, where generations of Ellensburg residents celebrated the notable events of their lives. Opened in January 2020, Hotel Windrow is now a community gathering place where future generations once again celebrate their most memorable occasions and can experience an unparalleled stay in the heart of Washington.