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
Bill & I never tire of the conversations we have with our
guests. It's a good portion of why we enjoy being innkeepers
as much as we do--the genuine connections we can make with our
guests enrich our lives and theirs too. Take, for example,
this little story:
It's always slow in March in Joseph Oregon because the weather
isn't the best for outdoor activities, but a couple returning home
to Sisters, Oregon, decides to spend the night with us on their way
home. As it turns out, TR and Jenny...
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,...
Videos and other materials are just starting to roll out about
the Seven Wonders of Oregon, a new campaign hosted by Travel Oregon
to introduce some remarkable places in our gorgeous state.
The Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon and the surrounding
area were lucky (and naturally) chosen to be one of those.
Here's Travel Oregon's video about the Wallowas. She's
not named, but our friend Alice is the rider seen in the
Great teaser footage for the town of Joseph Oregon too!
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...
enjoy helping our guests plan the perfect getaway--romantic or
otherwise--when they stay at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast.
And we enlist as many local Joseph Oregon businesses as we
can to procure items for our guests.
Melanee's Cakes is one of those providers. Melanee creates
all sorts of cakes, large or small, in a variety of flavors
and with great enthusiasm for the decoration. Small birthday
cakes suitable for a couple are pretty popular. As are
special anniversary cakes. But...
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...
Enterprise is only 6 miles away from Joseph Oregon along Highway
82 and the Ice Rink is at the north end of the City Park, just two
blocks off of the highway (signs are posted or you can find a map
on the Rink's website). The rink is available for free
skating plus there are pickup hockey games and even assigned time
for hockey and for broomball. The...
flash! We just learned yesterday that the popular Oregon Mountain
Cruise classic car show in Joseph Oregon will take a break for
June 2014. This particular event is one of the big kickoff
weekends of summer since it holds the 2nd weekend of June slot
right after the Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts
From the cruise's website:
It's been 25 years since a group of
family & friends from all over the northwest joined together to
organize and host the "Oregon Mtn. Cruise Car Show" in...
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...
We handle a lot of phone calls from prospective guests who want
to know if the winters are sunny in Joseph, Oregon. I'm
guessing a lot of these folks are from the Seattle, Washington, or
Portland, Oregon area, where we hear that the sun shines but the
winters are pretty gray..
The answer: Yes!Our
winters are definitely sunny! Because we're in
Eastern Oregon we don't have the clouds that seem to hang on the
western side of the Cascade Mountains. It seems as though we
have only a handful of...
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...