morning I took a same-day reservation from a Portland, Oregon-based
birder who is coming out today on short notice to see a bird.
Apparently a Little Bunting was found here in Joseph Oregon over the past few days.
Looking at the ABA Birding News, it appears this Siberian
bird has only been seen twice in the continental United States,
both times in California. What a great find right here in
Eastern Oregon! For a look at this bird, here's a nice photo from the Surfbirds website. For an...
of the really great things about owning a bed & breakfast in
Joseph Oregon is meeting artists. With so many
artistic bronze foundries in the area plus drop dead gorgeous
scenery, they like coming to Eastern Oregon to work. And we love it
when they choose to stay at our
Joseph bed and breakfast
This morning Patrick Blythe was at the
breakfast table. Patrick is a glass and (more recently)
bronze sculptor, turning out beautiful abstract works from his
solar-powered studio in the California...
seems to be the time that many brides are planning their upcoming
weddings. We have a new venue available
right here in Joseph Oregon: the Josephy Center for
Arts and Culture. This building is located right on Main
Street at the north end of Joseph (on the way to Enterprise), about
a 10 minute drive from Wallowa Lake.
Yes, it has a lot of angles to the roof line, which makes for
some interesting spaces inside. Big wedding? Go for the Gold Gallery on the main floor (seats up to...
in March 2010 I wrote a blog post about planning your wedding in
Joseph Oregon or at Wallowa Lake (you can read that post in full
here. It's amazing how many people have
read that post! Nancy's blue barn and the Wallowa Lake
Tramway are still very nice locations for a Wallowa Couny Wedding
and we've hosted guests who've participated in weddings in these
Here's another great wedding venue that keeps a website with
plenty of great photos and information for wedding planning out
thing guests here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast often
comment about is the attention to detail found at
our Joseph Oregon lodging. When you check in you'll find
pretty much everything you'll need from high end toiletries, comfy
spa robes and slippers, a blow dryer, magnifying make up mirror,
corkscrew and hand-painted wine glasses, to more items we won't
mention here (except for the rubber ducky and the bubble bath).
But the one thing you definitely will never find at our...
something to do on New Year's Eve? Here's a great feel good
idea. . .
New Year's Eve in Wallowa County, Oregon, just got kicked up a
Alibis will be performing New Year's Eve at the AAUW New Year's
Eve fundraiser party! For the 2012-2013 New Year the party's
happening at the Elks Club in Enterprise, Oregon--only a 10 minute
drive away from the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast.
Details are still unfolding, but there will be food, a
cash bar and plenty of great dancing music. ...
We're wrapping up the Bronze Blues & Brews Festival 2012
here in Joseph Oregon. Two sets of guests flew themselves
& their spouses to Joseph State Airport (also knows as KJSY) in
their private aircraft. We were fortunate enough that one
guest, Ken, took a short video on his phone of Chris making a
picture perfect landing on Saturday morning before the festival
Joseph State Airport was renovated within the last couple of
years and has new paving on the taxiway and the parking skirt.
Want to know where to find the best Joseph Oregon weather
report? It's the same one we use nearly every day here at the
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast and you'll find it at josephoregonweather.com
is it so special? Because you'll not only find the current
weather and the five day forecast, but you'll also get
two live webcam feeds that give you a
view of what's happening to the south (looking toward Wallowa Lake
and Chief Joseph Mountain) and to the west (looking farther away at
you looking for two nights of lodging in Joseph Oregon during
August 2012? If you're looking for something prior to August
25, we still have two nights available in the Ferguson Ridge Room for August 8 and 9 (Wednesday and
Thursday nights). Skip the Joseph Oregon hotels (as there
aren't any anyway). Plus the Ferguson Ridge Room is equipped
as well or better than many hotel rooms. Included are:
fine linens over a 3" thick latex foam topper (very...
I'm not quite sure how you'd get your money back from these buffalo
as the viewing is free--but aren't they the best buffalo you've
ever seen? Joseph Oregon resident Mark Lacey recently posted
this gorgeous photo to his Facebook account and I couldn't help but
share. When you visit Wallowa County in Eastern Oregon in the
spring you might just see buffalo up on "the North Highway" (aka
Oregon Highway 3 north of Enterprise, Oregon).
It's quite a sight to see these buffalo that are part of...
It's been two years since Joachim Becker last visited our Hells
Canyon lodging. Last time, the president of New York-based Zoho
Music made us a gift of Zoho Music's upcoming release, Tribute to J.J. Cale. And just like last
time, Joachim's stay was too short! We'd love for him to have
the opportunity to drive the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway or take a run up to
Hat Point for the incredible view.
he did leave us with another parting gift. Zoho Music's 100th
CD release is Hendrik Meurkens and...
you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle
quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your
den. And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012 so buy your
tickets now! $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too. This
year's quilt is a Montana Log Cabin style with black silhouettes of
birds, moose, deer, foxes and other wildlife. Very masculine
and very striking.
kerfluffle about doiles. We've been lambasted with
unsolicited emails from the "Crochet for a New Day" Super
PAC suggesting we should join the ranks of bed and
breakfast inns supporting the motto of "A doily on every
Mount Howard rises up at the southern end of Wallowa Lake in
Northeastern Oregon. From Memorial Day through the end of
September each year, the Wallowa Lake Tramway whisks
you and your mountain bike up to the top (over 8,000 feet) for the
beginning of your ride.
Here's a recently posted YouTube video of a mountain biker with
a chest cam taking you on his trip down the back side of Mount
Howard. The video was taken in September 2010 and posted by
Gonkolater in April 2012:
It's not often
that we get a special request for breakfast. Our typical rotation
of "sweet" breakfast one day and "savory" breakfast the next
satisfies the majority of our guests. But every now and then
a repeat guest asks for something special on the menu. Since
it was his birthday and there were no other guests scheduled into
our bed and breakfast that morning we were happy to honor the
request (of course, his wife was more than happy with the breakfast
last African Drumming session of the 2011-2012 winter season takes
place at Lear's Irish Pub (I know it sounds a little corny--African
Drums & Irish Pub) on Friday, April 13, 2012. Starts at 7
pm. A good time to get out and dance and shake off the last
of the winter blues!
We take African drumming seriously out here in Eastern Oregon.
This group meets regularly and then performs on occasion at
Lears. A not to be missed event!
If you plan to drop in for the drumming you'll need somewhere...
The Wallowa Mountains are picture perfect for backcountry
skiing. One of the local outfitters running trips is Wallowa Alpine
Huts. I just couldn't resist this video from their "WAH
TV" channel on YouTube. Fantastic conditions, great
skiers--you'll notice no one is skiing in anyone else's tracks.
And where are the crowds? None.
Early Spring is still time for great skiing. If you need
one more dose of a snowy Eastern Oregon vacation, check out Wallowa
Alpine Huts, or check our other blog...
Now that it's summer are you thinking about cooler weather?
How about taking the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day at
Wallowa Lake? Brave souls from Joseph Oregon and surrounding
areas--plus anyone else who happens to be in town--are always
invited. Here's a quick video from the 2012 Polar Bear
Plunge. Enjoy! And if you'll need a really hot shower
afterwards, there's always plenty of hot water at the Bronze Antler
Bed and Breakfast.