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All this 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 nightstand."
And we've seen our share of the opposing "Liberate our Furniture" Super PAC emails urging bed and breakfasts to "eliminate doilies from every bureau in the country."
Well, we've taken our stand. Here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast we've had too many compliments from male guests thanking us over and over for not having a doily in sight. "I've been to so many bed and breakfasts with my wife where I'm afraid to sit on anything, there's nowhere to set anything down, and the doilies! She did me right by bringing me here!" As far as we're concerned, doilies are out, romantic getaway is in!
We're proud to be members of the No-Doily Party, but we know that there's room in America for the Pro-Doilies too. We encourage you to vote for your party of choice: Doily or No-Doily at the Better Way To Stay website (did I mention that there's a drawing for a complimentary stay at an inn who shares your convictions?)
Get out there and vote your choice - Doily or No-Doily. And we'll see you No-Doily supporters for your romantic getaway Oregon style and doily-free!
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 we'd planned).
And what was it the birthday boy wanted for his special meal? Steak and eggs? Waffles and whipped cream? How about steel cut oats with all the fixings? YES!!!
A comment from the Mirror Lake Suite guest journal after their departure:
Wonderful bed! Wonderful breakfast! Isn't that what it's all about? And. . .in Heather's absence, Bill did ALL the breakfast -- including the steel cut oats. . .and 'twas GR8!
I'm sorry I don't have a photo of that special oat breakfast (I was away from our Joseph Oregon lodging that week), but rest assured that Bob's Red Mill award-winning Steel Cut Oats played a prominent role in satisfying the birthdays boy's special request.
And if you're thinking about asking for steel cut oats during your stay, we always keep a supply of Bob's Red Mill in the larder. You just never know when a guest is going to have oats on his mind!
The 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 to stay afterwards. Of course we recommend our Eastern Oregon lodging just a 10 minute drive away from Enterprise in Joseph, OR. All three rooms and our over-the-top suite are still available for Friday night. And no two-night minimum during April. That means all you Eastern Oregon people living in nearby communities like LaGrande or Pendleton have the opportunity for a quick weekend getaway. See ya soon!
Before you know it the Joseph Oregon Car Show aka "Oregon Mountain Cruise" will be here for 2012. It's always the second weekend in June here in Joseph Oregon.
Here are the top reasons to book your room now at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast:
This year's Joseph Oregon car show theme is "Roaring Twenties"--how approriate since our bed and breakfast was originally constructed in the 1920s (not as a Joseph Oregon hotel but as a private residence). We're excited to see how the participants are going to dress. Maybe a photo or two in front of the B&B is in order.
We're looking forward to a full house for the Oregon Mountain Cruise. Don't miss the opportunity--book through our website or call us before someone else gets the reservation!
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 posts for information on skiing (use the search box at the right).
Lodging options? You're not going to find any Joseph Oregon hotels or Wallowa Lake hotels, but the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast is ready to host you at the beginning or end of your backcountry ski trip.
Bill & 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 the event in some sillky PJs, fuzzy slippers, and a stylish Bronze Antler B&B spa robe. Needless to say I was the envy of the vendors!
We talked with quite a few brides, their friends and relatives. And some other vendors too. We love the opportunity to showcase our property. And bed and breakfast lodging makes great sense for wedding planning. We've hosted quite a few couples on their wedding night or on their honeymoon, as well as relatives and wedding guests..
If you're planning a NE Oregon wedding we'd love to talk with you about how our bed and breakfast might work into your plans. We're not a Wallowa Lake hotel or a Joseph Oregon hotel but still have plenty to offer.
Native American performing artists this year are the top two hand drum contest winners from the 2011 Tamkaliks Celebration. Francis Dionne of Boise, Idaho, and Chris Shorty of Pendleton, Oregon, will entertain dinner guests with drumming and singing.The Wallowa Lake Lodge is about a 10 minute drive away from the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast. We still have two vacancies for Saturday night. If you'd like to attend, contact us promptly for your room reservation and we'll secure dinner tickets for you. The dinner tickets sell out quickly so please don't procrastinate.
by Bluesman » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:22 pm
BACKPACKING — The photo above shows Jeff Lambert of the Spokane Mountaineers in the last weekend of July along with Mirror Lake and Eagle Cap Peak from Carper Pass — all popular backpacking destinations in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.
The shot is worth a thousand words and a lot of slogging.
The high backcountry in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon requires hikers to be equipped for snow, including self-arrest tools.Yahoo! You'd think this was a photo from the Spring, not from August! I'm thinking that there will still be snow from 2010-2011 when the 2011-2012 snow season starts again in September.