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
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...
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...
& I spent St Patrick's Day this year at the Northeast
Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande, Oregon. What a fun
event--it's our second year participating.
Everyone was there. Vendors with bridal party attire,
wedding rings, DJs, wedding cakes, fine chocolates, even turtle
doves! Our booth showcased our romantic getaway Oregon style
with two computer screens displaying images of our Joseph Oregon
lodging. Bill wore one of his Bronze Antler Bed &
Breakfast dress shirts. I decided to dress up for...
it's a gimmick, but so what? Here's another reason to plan
your Eastern Oregon vacation soon--the controlled hunt Beer Tag!
To fulfill the hunt, you'll need to visit four of the six
(count 'em) microbreweries in Eastern Oregon by the end of April
another good reason to visit North Eastern Oregon in December:
Jingle Thru Joseph is
the signature event for Joseph OR
holiday shopping and entertainment.
It all starts on Saturday, November 26th, with a
Light Parade at 5 pm (well after sundown) on Main
Street in Joseph Oregon. All the entries are lighted--ranging
from horses & wagons to the lady in the oversized martini glass
encouraging holiday sobriety (you just never know what'll show up
in the Light Parade).
you're contemplating the crush of crowds at the local mall on the
day after Thanksgiving, we have a better suggestion. .
.spend Black Friday in Joseph Oregon! There
won't be the crush and the shopping opportunities are much better
and very personable.
One of our favorite restaurants--Calderas--is also an art
gallery and upscale gift shop. For Black Friday 2011,
Calderas is hosting the "Eat & Shop Till You
Drop" Event. From 11 am to 8 pm on Friday, November
25th, Calderas will feature 15%...Read More
Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast provides complimentary
transportation from/to the Joseph State Airport for our bed and
breakfast guests. It's been a little difficult since August
2011, however, since the airport's been closed for repairs.
Elane Dickenson of the Wallowa County Chieftain, it won't be
much longer until the airport is open for business again. The
5200' runway in the process of being paved and refurbishment of the
taxiway and apron is not far behind.
We're already getting into fall in Eastern Oregon which means it's
time for the 15th Annual
Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa. The 2011 event gets
underway with the art show and auction from noon to 4 pm at the
Wallowa Lake Lodge (the historic Wallowa Lake hotel), followed by
dinner and a program at 6 pm in the hotel's dining room. The
show & auction are free to the public and the dinner &
program are $45 per person.
As in many years, artwork by Native American artist George Flett
will be...Read More
Here's a wonderful video of stills shot by one of our favorite
Wallowa County photographers, Joe Whittle. Just bumped into
this today and couldn't wait to share it through our blog.
Joe really captures the spirit of what it's like to be here in this
Eastern Oregon wonderland. Worth the view--and the music's
Even autumn and winter can be a great time for vacationing in the
Wallowas. When you're looking for the Wallowa Lake hotel,
don't forget to look about 5 miles down the road in...
don't get many scuba divers or snorkelers at Wallowa Lake--I'm
guessing it's because the water is so cold (even
in summer) and the lake is at elevation (4400 feet
above sea level). However, a local (LaGrande, OR) diver with
the moniker "Bluesman" posted a couple of years ago about diving at
Wallowa Lake on the
Northwest Dive Club website.
I especially like his comment about Wally.
Doesn't every lake have its own sea monster? Rumor has it
that the locals used to sacrifice a virgin to
It's nearly time for Labor Day Weekend and the last hurrah of
summer. If you're thinking about a Joseph Oregon vacation,
now is the time to plan if you'd still like to
take advantage of the widest availability of things to see and do
at Wallowa Lake and Joseph Oregon.
Vali's Alpine Restaurant
closes after Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. If you haven't had
the chance yet to have dinner with Maggie and Michael and Dionne
then you'd best book your reservation soon!
They offer only one entree choice...Read More