What a nice surprise this morning! I opened up the email
and discovered that the Bronze Antler Bed &
Breakfast, along with another Joseph Oregon bed and
breakfast--Creekside Country Haven--and the 1910 Historic
Enterprise House Bed and Breakfast in Enterprise Oregon, have all
received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!
(Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance. . . .)
Here's a little
bit of background about how TripAdvisor decides which lodging will
receive this annual award...
Day 2014 is just around the corner and the art galleries of Joseph
Oregon are ready to host another fabulous event! The 7th
Annual Joseph Art Walk for Mother's Day Weekend takes place on
Saturday and Sunday, May 10 & 11, 2014.
The Art Walk hours are Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm and Sunday
from 11 am to 4 pm. You'll have opportunities to meet many of
the artists who are represented by the galleries along Main Street,
see artist demonstrations and new works of art, and all while
Vali's Alpine Restaurant at Wallowa Lake will
open soon for its 2014 season. Just like 2013, Michael and
Dionne Vali have decided to mix it up a bit in the kitchen and
serve a variety of dinners on Friday nights. But, only one
entree per night just as always--don't want to make the front end
of the restaurant too liberal. Michael's mother, Maggie,
controls the dining room with a (powderpuff) fist. One entree
per night, Wednesday through Sunday, and Friday nights rotate.
So plan accordingly!
you're planning your spring and summer travel schedule, here's a
great article from CNN Travel about the tallest, deepest, longest,
etc., record-setting places in the United States to visit.
Feature writer Helyn
Trickey Bradley has come up with 10 superlative sights for US
travel. Two are in Oregon. And one is right here in
Wallowa County! She writes:
The Grand Canyon in Arizona may be immense, boasting
nearly 277 river miles in length, but for sheer depth, Hells Canyon
in eastern Oregon,...
Join us here in Wallowa County, Oregon, for the 7th Annual
Frostbite Film Festival on Thursday, February 20, 2014! It's
one of the coolest (pun intended) fundraising events for all the
wonderful outdoor winter sports here in Northeastern Oregon.
Plus it's a really good time on an odd night. And Lynne
Curry is providing the food!
you attending Summer Fishtrap 2014 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon?
Still trying to decide where in Eastern Oregon to stay for
the week? If you don't want to stay "on campus" in one of the
yurts or in the bunkhouse at the Wallowa Lake Camp and Retreat Center (affectionately
known to longtime Fishtrappers as the "Methodist Camp") and you're
used to staying in nicer bed and breakfasts or hotels when you
travel, then allow us to propose a stay at the Bronze Antler Bed
and Breakfast nearby in Joseph...
are always wondering whether there's anything to do out here in the
Eastern Oregon winter besides enjoy downhill skiing, backcountry skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and other classic wintertime
outdoor activities. Nothing wrong with any of them, but what
do you do once it's time to come in at dark?
How about intimate music experiences? Every second
Saturday of the month throughout the winter season, the Wallowa
Valley Music Alliance hosts Tunesmith Night, a showcase of original music in...
You've got to give Chuck Anderson, our honorable Alpenmeister,
some credit for very creative fundraising to support the Oregon
Alpenfest celebration. Even though Alpenfest
doesn't happen until late September, he's out here in February with
an Opera Night!
And what do you get? Opera classics in practically the
most remote corner of Oregon, performed by very talented young
people, a great dinner, and the opportunity to get out of the house
in the middle of winter. What's better than...
When most of our guests visit The Nature Conservancy's Zumwalt Prairie Preserve here in Wallowa
County, they do it in the spring and summer to see the wildflowers
and (hopefully) the raptors, deer, elk, and other wildlife that
populate the prairie in warmer times of year. It's a very
day after Christmas we had no guests in the house, so Bill & I
decided to take a drive out to the Zumwalt Prairie to see if we
might be able to hike one of The Nature Conservancy's...
the depths of winter there are people getting engaged and thinking
about a summer wedding at Wallowa Lake or in Joseph Oregon.
How do I know? Because, when I take a look at the
analytics behind our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast blog, there
are people searching for terms like "joseph oregon wedding" and
people reading blog posts I've written about where to get married
near Wallowa Lake or where to get married in
So here we are, nearing the end of December 2013, and...
Wow! The Portland Monthly Magazine is featuring an article
this month on the "Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme" and what a
good looking bunch of athletes they are. Of course, these are
photos of the dogs from the January 2013 event--many of whom will
be back for 2014. The next Eagle Cap Extreme, Oregon's only
qualifying sled dog race for both the Alaskan Iditarod and Yukon
Quest, will take place in January 2014.
But these dog photos (and the people and scenery in them too)
are wonderful. ...
Planning to fly to Joseph, Oregon? If you have your own
plane you can land right here at the Joseph State Airport. And we provide
complimentary transportation to our Joseph Oregon lodging for our
pilot guests so you don't need a courtesy car.
But if you're going to fly commercially, you'll need to think
about renting a car once you land. We're only two hours away
from the closest commercial airport in Lewiston, Idaho, but that
might not be the least expensive airport depending upon your...
Still looking for a luxury lodging option during the
Joseph Oregon Car Show? The local car show, also known as
the Oregon Mountain Cruise, celebrates 25 years of classic
cars on June 7 and 8, 2013. And have we got the
lodging for you!
Mirror Lake Suite, our romantic getaway Oregon lodging right here
in Joseph, is still available. This room competes against
finer regional hotels in terms of style and amenities. And better
yet, it's located one block away from downtown Joseph so you...
Berg, owner & professional photographer at Unique Angles
Photography, is returning to our Eastern Oregon bed and
breakfast in early June to update our portfolio of high quality images. Sure, we can always
capture images on our digital camera or our smartphones and they'll
look fine on the Facebook page, but it's also important for the Bronze
Antler Bed & Breakfast to have high quality "dense" images for
magazines and other print advertising.
Street Journal writer Tess Weaver recently wrote about ski mountaineering for the Wall Street
Journal (published February 27, 2013), noting that skiing uphill is
gaining in popularity around the United States and might even make
the 2022 Winter Olympics.
You can find plenty of that kind of activity out here near
Joseph Oregon. And you won't have to worry about purchasing a
lift ticket or competing with downhill resort skiers. The
Wallowa Mountains are a tucked away corner of Oregon with...
thing that separates the bed and breakfast community from many
other lodging options (especially hotels) is free wireless
internet. There is no additional daily charge at
most bed and breakfasts for wireless internet. And certainly not
here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast!
Here at our Joseph Oregon lodging we just upgraded our internet
service by making some changes to our existing infrastructure.
We did this to make our wireless internet service easier to
access, faster, and to...
Never traveled on the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway? Here's a
really good taste of what you can experience. The Oregon
Department of Transportation film crew came through a little while
ago and shot a lot of footage to create this comprehensive video
about the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. What's nice about this
particular video is you'll see the byway in all seasons.
It's a little bit lengthy at 8 minutes, but it really takes that
long to see the scenery and some of the sights along the way.
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...