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.
I've been offering ideas about where to hold your wedding at
Wallowa Lake or Joseph, Oregon. There are some new venues as well as some established locations that you can read
about in previous blog posts on the Bronze Antler Bed &
Breakfast blog. Here's another one I haven't mentioned
The Wallowa Buddhist Temple is located outside of Joseph,
OR, on a rural 5-acre property near Hurricane Creek. Set back
amidst the pine and aspen trees in the Wallowa Mountain foothills,
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...
of the really great things about owning a bed & breakfast in
Joseph Oregon is meeting artists. With so many
artistic bronze foundries in the area plus drop dead gorgeous
scenery, they like coming to Eastern Oregon to work. And we love it
when they choose to stay at our
Joseph bed and breakfast
This morning Patrick Blythe was at the
breakfast table. Patrick is a glass and (more recently)
bronze sculptor, turning out beautiful abstract works from his
solar-powered studio in the California...
seems to be the time that many brides are planning their upcoming
weddings. We have a new venue available
right here in Joseph Oregon: the Josephy Center for
Arts and Culture. This building is located right on Main
Street at the north end of Joseph (on the way to Enterprise), about
a 10 minute drive from Wallowa Lake.
Yes, it has a lot of angles to the roof line, which makes for
some interesting spaces inside. Big wedding? Go for the Gold Gallery on the main floor (seats up to...
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
you looking for two nights of lodging in Joseph Oregon during
August 2012? If you're looking for something prior to August
25, we still have two nights available in the Ferguson Ridge Room for August 8 and 9 (Wednesday and
Thursday nights). Skip the Joseph Oregon hotels (as there
aren't any anyway). Plus the Ferguson Ridge Room is equipped
as well or better than many hotel rooms. Included are:
fine linens over a 3" thick latex foam topper (very...
always amazes me how much people rely on our little Hells Canyon
lodging for information about the road between Joseph Oregon
and Halfway Oregon. Everytime I look at the Google Analytics
for the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast blog, I can see how often
blog posts about this subject are searched for and read.
Forget the "Joseph Oregon hotels" or the "Wallowa Lake
hotel" search--seems like everyone wants to know if the
road is open!!!
So, here's what's going on in 2012 for Forest Road 39...
procrastinators, it's your very lucky day! The Bronze Antler
Bed & Breakfast in Joseph OR just had a
cancellation in the Mirror Lake Suite for Friday & Saturday nights,
June 8 and 9, 2012. If you are planning to attend the Joseph
Oregon car show 2012 (known as the Oregon
Mountain Cruise) and you want lodging that's walking distance
to your show car, then this is your lucky break!
This top-of-the-line suite rarely comes available during car
show weekend. You'll want to snap it up quickly...
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...
you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle
quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your
den. And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012 so buy your
tickets now! $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too. This
year's quilt is a Montana Log Cabin style with black silhouettes of
birds, moose, deer, foxes and other wildlife. Very masculine
and very striking.
Mount Howard rises up at the southern end of Wallowa Lake in
Northeastern Oregon. From Memorial Day through the end of
September each year, the Wallowa Lake Tramway whisks
you and your mountain bike up to the top (over 8,000 feet) for the
beginning of your ride.
Here's a recently posted YouTube video of a mountain biker with
a chest cam taking you on his trip down the back side of Mount
Howard. The video was taken in September 2010 and posted by
Gonkolater in April 2012:
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