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...
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...
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
Wallowa Lake Marina supplies just one of the many things to do at
Wallowa Lake in Northeastern Oregon. Rent a motorboat, a
paddle boat, canoe, kayak, rowboat, or the 21 foot pontoon
Stephanie D. from Sacramento, CA, recently reviewed the Wallowa
Lake Marina on Yelp! and
had this to say:
Wallowa Lake is a beautiful destination in North Eastern
Oregon. The marina provides visitors with canoe, motorboat, kayak,
rowboat, party boats, and paddleboats for reasonable prices. You
can also...Read More
The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast, just like most bed and
breakfast lodging, is a small, independently owned business.
Once we retired from the US Army, Bill and I opened the Bronze
Antler B&B in June 2001 because we wanted to own our own
business and keep it a manageable size.
Sine then we have hosted guests from all over looking for an
Eastern Oregon vacation spot. We currently employ three
fantastic staff members and are proud to provide local jobs.
And we buy local as often as we can from...Read More
doesn't happen often but every now and then we get a last minute
cancellation. One person's loss, but another person's
gain. If you need a room in Joseph OR this weekend for
Friday & Saturday nights, July 1 and 2, 2011,
have we got a room for you!
The Sawtooth Mountain Room is definitely one of our
more popular rooms at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast
and suitable for a quick Oregon romantic getaway.
Private attached bath, queen-sized bed with luxurious linens,
air-conditioning (though you...Read More
you looking for theonly AAA 3
Diamond rated lodging in Joseph Oregon or at Wallowa Lake?
You've found it right here at the Bronze Antler Bed &
Breakfast! We've been sitting on this information
for about a month, waiting for our official recognition plaque and
outdoor signage but we just can't stand it
The road to becoming a AAA 3 Diamond property is not for those who
want instant gratification. Once you've made the decision
you'd like to be considered by AAA, then you must apply,...Read More