Joseph was the first settlement in a region occupied by the Nez Perce tribe. It was here that early settlers eked a living through bitter-cold winters, something even the Nez Perce thought was too harsh; they migrated to lower ground.

They say that this area grows rocks and the Indians even referred to it as 'Hah-um-sah-pah', meaning 'big rocks lying scattered around.' You had to be tough to live here and some winters still test the residents today! But boy, the summers, spring and falls are spectacular! Winter is too, although it can get a little long. There's plenty to do, no matter what time of year you visit. Head to for local activities and other information.

a great central home base for exploring Joseph and the Wallowas.
right in town close to amazing coffee and wonderful restaurants. easy check in and check out.
the grounds are great to drink a beer or glass of wine and the provided BBQs are nice as well. we will definitely return!
the condo is in the heart of downtown with everything in walking distance and a five minute drive to the lake!
perfect all the way around! the location, the d├ęcor, the linens, the kitchen, the pull out sofa. all of it.
the property is beautiful and the lodge is absolutely amazing!

Contact Us

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you'd like to book by phone:

Address: P.O. Box 638 / 404 N. Main Street Joseph, Oregon 97846

Phone: 541-432-6000


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Ox Shoe Farms

Partner Vacation Rental Property

Ox Shoe Farms is a spacious farm house located just outside beautiful Joseph that sleeps up to 12 guests.

For more information and to book, visit

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