Cake for Two at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast? Yes!

German Chocolate cake with a blue rose on top from Melanee's Cakes in Joseph Oregon We 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...

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Never Too Early For Wallowa Lake Wedding Planning

Snow on the ground now but summer will be here before you know it!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 Joseph Oregon.

So here we are, nearing the end of December 2013, and...

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Luxury Joseph Oregon Car Show Lodging

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!

The 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...

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Professional Photography at our Eastern Oregon Lodging

Bocce court in the pre-dawn light at our Joseph Oregon lodgingMarcus 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.

We're excited to have Marcus out with us for a...

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We Fell Into the Waterpark And We Couldn't Get Out

Sani-jet Corner Jetted Bath for Two in the romantic Mirror Lake Suite of the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph OregonThe guests arrived at the breakfast table this morning with one comment: "We fell into the waterpark and we couldn't get out."

Some days are like this.  The spa bathroom of the Mirror Lake Suite here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast is a big attraction.  From the Wasauna steam shower to the Sani-jet pipeless jetted corner bath tub for two, it's a romantic getaway Oregon style for many of our guests.

And if they do make it out of the waterpark, chances are good they're bundled up in the...

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We are proud to be a doily-free lodging alternative!

Proud to be Doily Free! Cast your vote at BetterWayToStay.comAll 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...

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Bridal Show Like A Pro in Northeastern Oregon

Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers at the NE Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande OregonBill & 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...

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Labor Day Weekend 2011 last minute availability

Eastern Oregon getaway on Labor Day WeekendOkay, Mr. or Ms. Procrastinator, here's your chance to make it up.  We have last minute availability for Friday through Sunday nights, September 2, 3 & 4, 2011, in the Mirror Lake Suite here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph Oregon. 

This isn't just any old guestroom.  If you're thinking "romantic getaway Oregon" or perhaps "Wallowa Lake hotel" then you'll definitely want to follow the link and check out this room. 

And since it's so last minute, we'll offer a 10% discount with...Read More

Last minute availability in Joseph Oregon for 4th of July Weekend

Sawtooth Mountain Room at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph OregonIt 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

Lazuli Bunting Makes His Appearance in Eastern Oregon

Lazuli Bunting image copyrighted by Tom Munson as seen on the Idaho Fish & Game websiteI have to say that I saw the bird before she did.  Here we are in mid-June and we saw our first male Lazuli Bunting at the feeder.  Haven't seen any females yet but they're not as dramatic as the males.

This is our first sighting of this bird since we started keeping track of what birds are coming to the feeder.  He seems to prefer the cracked corn mix to the sunflower seeds.

What a gorgeous blue color against the backdrop of snow on the Wallowa Mountains!

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Updating our Wine List

Medtrina wine is good for a picnic at Wallowa Lake. You'll find it in our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast wine cellar.It's springtime in Eastern Oregon which means it's time to update the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast wine list and get ready for the summer visitors to Joseph Oregon.

We've added quite a few new wines to our cellar this past year and retired a few as our guests enjoyed them.  In your guestroom now you'll find our newly prepared list, featuring wines from Sokol Blosser, Argyle and Lange Estate Vineyards to name a few from Oregon.  There are also some very nice wines from L'Ecole No. 41 and Zerba...Read More

Calderas Restaurant opens in mid-April!

Calderas restaurant in Joseph Oregon is open for the 2011 season starting Thursday April 14, 2011One of our favorite Joseph Oregon restaurants opens on April 14, 2011, for the spring/summer season.  Calderas is one of those romantic getaway Oregon style restaurants.  Great wine list, fresh produce from their own farm near Hells Canyon, creative cuisine, tremendous views of the Wallowa Mountains--all wrapped up in one location at the north end of town.

Starting Thursday, April 14th, Calderas is open Thursday through Saturday 11 am to 8 pm.  Once June arrives, the hours are Wednesday through...Read More

Valentine's Weekend 2011 Romantic Getaway

Coffe in bed for Valentine's Day at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph Oregon. Image by Marcus Berg Unique Angles Photography.If you're still looking for a romantic getaway Oregon style for Valentine's Day 2011, our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast might be what you seek.  Joseph Oregon is only 4 hours from Spokane and Boise, 6 hours from Portland, and less than 2 hours from LaGrande, Oregon.   Ir's a great getaway location but not too far from civilization.

Our three second-floor guestrooms are available with great views of the Wallowa Mountains.   Just imagine being tucked into a warm, sleepy bed with a morning cup of...Read More

Rest and relaxation in Joseph Oregon

Mirror Lake Suite make a wonderful romantic Oregon retreat in winterWe love reading guest comments from the room journals at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast.  Here's one from a couple who lives less than two hours away from Joseph Oregon.  They stayed with us for New Year's Eve, wanting to take a quick Eastern Oregon vacation not far away so they wouldn't have to deal with winter travel on the roads.

What a treat!! My wife & I were long overdue for a little R&R.  The Mirror Lake Suite was everything we could have hoped for & more.  Heather & Bill do an... Read More

Things to do in Winter in Joseph Oregon--Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

Here's something to do in Joseph Oregon in the wintertime besides snowboarding at Fergi or backcountry skiing.  How about a nice walk to the Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site?  The park is about 10 minutes straight south of the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast at the southern end of Joseph Oregon Main Street.

I was up there last week and captured this little bit of video:

I was wearing hiking boots.   Not enough snow for snowshoes!

If you're looking for a romantic winter getaway Oregon style,...
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October Surprise! 10% off rooms at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast

Looking for a romantic getaway Oregon style?  In honor of our wonderful summer season and the great autumn weather, we are offering all rooms at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast at a 10% discount for the month of October 2010.

You can look for a Wallowa Lake hotel or for the Joseph Oregon hotels, but you'll find a very comfortable stay at our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast.

And take a look at our new bocce court in the north yard before the snow flies!
Bocce Court at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph Oregon
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Last minute Romantic getaway Oregon style

View from the Chief Josph Mountain Room of the Wallowa Mountains near Wallowa Lake in Eastern OregonLooking for a last minute romantic getaway Oregon style for a few days?  Come to Joseph Oregon!  We've had a cancellation here at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast and the Chief Joseph Mountain Room is now available for Sunday through Tuesday nights this week (July 18-20, 2010).   Of our three guest rooms and the Mirror Lake Suite, I'm inclined to say that views of the Wallowa Mountains from this room are lovely.  Especially from bed over a cup of early morning Mulligan's organic coffee.

As a...Read More

Adding Arrowhead Chocolates to your Romantic Getaway Oregon style

We've something new to offer to your romantic getaway Oregon style--Arrowhead Chocolates.   Don't try looking for their website or a Facebook page just yet (they don't have either), but the chocolates are extraordinary.

Arrowhead Chocolates at your romantic getaway Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph OregonErica's making artisinal truffles and other delectables up on Alder Slope, the high ground between Enterprise and Joseph Oregon.  Dark chocolate?  Milk chocolate?  She's got both and developing new flavors regularly.  Dipped caramel or ginger pieces, hazelnut clusters, mocha...Read More

Another Romantic Getaway Oregon Style

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph Oregon is the perfect location for your romantic getaway Oregon styleWe just love setting the scene for couples to reconnect.  These days with so much input coming from all directions, it's nice to step away with the one you love and just be yourselves. 

Another romantic getaway Oregon style recently occurred here at our Joseph bed and breakfast.   Our guests this time live only about two hours away, so a 2-day trip to Joseph Oregon was not a major investment of time and money, nor did they endure hours upon hours in the car to arrive at a picture perfect...Read More

Signs of Spring in Joseph Oregon and Wallowa County: Calderas Restaurant Announces 2010 Hours

Calderas in Joseph Oregon is one of our favorite places to eat. We send many of our bed and breakfast guests to Calderas for dinner because we know they will come back satisfied.We know it's getting on to Spring in Wallowa County when some of the restaurants come out of their winter hibernation and announce their new operating hours.  Calderas, one of our favorite Joseph Oregon restaurants, will open starting March 18, 2010.

(Calderas was open for a packed house on Valentine's Day.  All four couples staying at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast on February 14th enjoyed a romantic getaway Oregon style dinner at Calderas.  Yum!)

Nancy Lincoln informed us that Calderas...Read More