Where to celebrate an anniversary? How about our romantic getaway Oregon style!

A decanter of sherry is always available to our of-age guests at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph Oregon. Image by Marcus Berg of Unique Angles Photography in Keizer OregonLooking for where to celebrate an anniversary in Oregon?  Our little Eastern Oregon bed and breakfast seems to be a popular choice.  This last weekend alone we hosted two couples celebrating their anniversaries.  Here's what they had to say (as quoted from the room journal):

"We had a most memorable and delightful anniversary celebration in this wonderful suite.  A truly pampering and romantic time. . ." B&L

"We join the enthusiastic ranks of Anniversary-observers who have enjoyed this elegant... Read More

Our Joseph bed and breakfast turns 200 (blog posts)

We've been steadily blogging about the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast since November 2008.  I stopped to count the number of posts recently and we're now at 212 posts!

If you search this blog (see the Search This Blog field at the right?)  --->
you'll find information about subjects like:
  • Joseph Oregon and what to do in Joseph Oregon
  • Wallowa Lake and what to do at Wallowa Lake
  • Joseph Oregon and Wallowa County events
  • Planning an Eastern Oregon Vacation
  • Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, Highway 39 and Hells...
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Only one room left for Valentine's Day at our Eastern Oregon lodging!

My goodness!  Only one room left for Valentine's Day at our Eastern Oregon lodging!  If you're planning a romantic getaway Oregon style to Joseph Oregon, our Sawtooth Mountain Room is still available for Valentine's Day and President's Day Weekend 2010.

Sawtooth Mountain Room at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph OregonHere's a little about the Sawtooth Mountain Room at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast. 

This guest room lodging accommodations at any fine hotel.   Highlights include:
  • Queen-sized bed with Simmons Beautyrest mattress, topped with a Sensus latex...
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What to do in Winter in Joseph Oregon: Frostbite Film Festival, January 22, 2010

Scott at Fergi. Photo by Nils & Anette ChristoffersenWe often are asked about what to do in winter in Joseph Oregon.  The Frostbite Film Festival is an annual fundraising event for our local ice rink, the Nordic Club and the Ferguson Ridge Ski area.

Here are the details for this year's event:

What:  Frostbite Film Festival
Where:  Joseph Community Center (2 blocks from our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast)
When: Friday, January 22, 2010, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Price: $15/adult, $25/couple, $5 for 5-12 year old children; under 5 years is free
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Planning ahead for Valentine's Day 2010

Are you planning ahead for Valentine's Day 2010?  If so, you might already have noticed that Valentine's Day falls on Sunday of President's Day Weekend 2010.  That means a 3-day weekend for folks that get the federal holiday!

How about a romantic getaway Oregon style to a luscious little Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast?  Currently, two of our three guestrooms AND the Mirror Lake Suite are available (one lucky couple's already snagged one of our guestrooms).

Joseph Oregon isn't that far of a...Read More

Mutiny Brewing Company update

Mutiny Brewing Company in Joseph OregonTime for another Mutiny Brewing Company update.   Bill & I ate dinner at Mutiny Brewing Company last night.  Our server, John, was right on top of the entire dining room and hustling to keep all the tables taken care of.

The special?  Pad Thai with either shrimp or chicken.  Delicious.  We had one of each.  If you have access to Facebook, Mutiny Brewing Company has a fan page on Facebook where they post the daily specials.  Worth the look--if only I'd seen the catfish with con cakes and collards!...Read More

Innkeepers searching for Minnie & Mickey

grandkids getting ready for Disneyworld!For a short time in December, the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast staff will become innkeepers searching for Minnie & Mickey.  We're going to Orlando for a family reunion and get a dose of grandkids like the two pictured here.

Madigan's staying home, but she not very fond of cooking breakfast for guests, so we decided to give her some time off too.  We just don't think she'd do complete justice to our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast.  Tuna in the morning can be difficult to stomach!

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Hat Point Lookout: Not (very) far from our Hells Canyon lodging!

Bill taking in the view of Hells Canyon from the Hat Point Lookout near Joseph OregonThe Hat Point Lookout is not very far from our Hells Canyon lodging.  The problem with getting to Hat Point, just like most places in Hells Canyon, is not the distance (only 52 miles), but the driving time (about 2 hours).

But it's worth the effort to get there!

The Hat Point Road will close during the winter because of snow, but it often stays open well into November.  It usually opens all the way to the lookout tower by mid or late June.

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A restorative Eastern Oregon Vacation

Relaxing with books in the Mirror Lake Suite on an Eastern Oregon vacation. Photo by Unique Angles Photography, Keizer, ORWe were recently hosts to a very busy Western Oregon professional couple on the start of their week-long Eastern Oregon vacation.  Sadly to say, I think we've thoroughly spoiled them--I hope the rest of their vacation is as restful and restorative as the days and nights they spent here at our bed and breakfast.

Their comments after a few nights in the Mirror Lake Suite:

"Thank you for making our stay so memorable.  You are both such gracious hosts.  The food was fabulous, and the room is... Read More

October Lodging Specials in Joseph Oregon

Chief Joseph Mountain Room and a view of the Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern OregonFor the rest of this month we're offering our October lodging specials in Joseph Oregon.  The popular Mirror Lake Suite is $50 off per night.  All of our second floor rooms (Chief Joseph Mountain Room, Sawtooth Mountain Room and Ferguson Ridge Room) are 20% off per night. 

No two-night minimum on the weekends, either. . .which makes this the perfect time to experience Wallowa Lake, Joseph Oregon, or just plan a quick romantic getaway Oregon style to our Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast.

There's some...Read More

Hiking in the Eagle Cap Wilderness: Maxwell Lake

Bill and I slipped out again for another quick hike in the Eagle Cap Wilderness--this time to Maxwell Lake.  Maxwell Lake is located about 4 miles from the trailhead near the end of the Upper Lostine River Road.  The trailhead is accessible throughout the summer and into the fall and is about one hour's drive from our Joseph Oregon bed and breakfast. 

The lake itself is a 4 mile hike from the trailhead, making it one of the more accessible of the high lakes in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  The first...

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Things to do near Joseph Oregon: Swim in the Blue Hole!

Blue Hole in the Upper Imnaha River near Joseph OregonWondering about what things to do near Joseph Oregon?  How about swim in the Blue Hole of the Upper Imnaha River?  Bill & I took a midday off with visiting friends to drive out to the Indian Crossing trailhead on the Upper Imnaha River.  It was a 90-degree day and a dip in the Blue Hole sounded like a good idea.

The Indian Crossing trailhead is about an hour's drive from Joseph Oregon on the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road portion of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.   From the Indian Crossing...Read More

Last Minute Availability Tonight and Tomorrow!

Thinking about a last minute trip to Northeastern Oregon?  Want a quick romantic getaway Oregon style to the Wallowas and can leave today or tomorrow?  Call us!

Because of recent last minute cancellations, our Mirror Lake Suite and the Ferguson Ridge Room are now available for Thursday and Friday nights (August 5 & 6).  You can stay for both nights, or stay for only one--the choice is yours.

Mirror Lake Suite for a romantic getaway Oregon style at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast 
The Mirror Lake Suite is perfect for a one or two night splurge--king size bed with down pillows and...

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Guest comments from a B&B "virgin"

Ferguson Ridge Room at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast Joseph Oregon lodgingSometimes we have a guest that has never stayed at a bed and breakfast before--we call that guest a "B&B virgin" for short.   Often, it's the husband who is reluctant to stay at a bed and breakfast.  His major concerns:

"The bathroom's down the hall and I have to share it with people I don't know."

"I have to talk at breakfast."

"There's too much lace and there are dolls or teddybears everywhere."

At the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast, each one of our rooms has its own attached, private bath.  There's...

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Come to Wallowa County early for the Thursday Courthouse Concert

Wallowa Valley Music AllianceEvery Thursday evening during June, July and August, the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance presents a live music courthouse concert.  This isn't just any old concert series--musicians come in from all around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Performances range from early jazz and swing to alt-country-rock to traditional folk to award-winning contemporary songwriters performing their own music.

Who:  Every week is a different group.  You can view the most up-to-date listing on the Music Alliance's web... Read More

27th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts: Always the First Weekend of June

Joseph Oregon Art Festival Poster courtesy of Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts

The 27th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts opens on Friday of the first weekend in June.  This year, that's tomorrow, June 5.  Bill & I've already been busy with the Art Festival.  Yesterday over 340 individual pieces of juried art were accepted for the show.  Last night the judging took place (but I cannot divulge the results before the show opens).

The show runs through Sunday at 2 pm.  There's a sold-out Opening Night Reception on Friday (waiting list for tickets), a Quick Draw on...

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Got an iPhone? An iPod Touch? Love B&Bs? This app's for you!

InnTouch from iLoveInns.comHere's a nifty free application for iPhone and iPod touch users:  InnTouch is a free download at the iPhone App Store and connects you immediately to bed and breakfast inns around North America as quickly as a touch on your phone.

The software will access B&Bs where you are or where you're going, complete with phone numbers (and a call now feature), photos of the inns, a Google map, email, etc.  Plus you can also access B&B reviews (if there are any posted directly at iLoveInns.com).

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A Romantic Getaway Oregon Style

View of Wallowa Mountains from our romantic getaway Oregon style at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph OregonWe just love it when our guests plan a romantic getaway Oregon style and include our bed and breakfast as part of their getaway.  Here are comments from a couple who started out in the Chief Joseph Mountain Room and then moved to the Mirror Lake Suite. . .

Heather & Bill--

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful slice of heaven with us.  Two nights in the Chief Joseph Room were wonderful--we left the blinds open so we could wake up to the view of the incredible mountains.  And now for the...

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Another sign of Spring: April hours for the Glacier Grill at Wallowa Lake

The Glacier Grill at Wallowa Lake just announced its hours for the remainder of April 2009.
Glacier Grill Restaurant at Wallowa Lake. Photo courtesy of Glacier Grill
Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 8 pm

Friday night special this week (April 10th) is Chicken Dijon.

But EVERY Saturday night there's Smoked Prime Rib (yum for you beefeaters).  We always offer to make reservations for our bed and breakfast guests for the Saturday Prime Rib--including what type of cut you'd prefer (end vs. center). 

The Glacier Grill menusare also available...Read More

Calderas is coming! Calderas is coming! Hours for 2009!

Photo courtesy of Calderas Restaurant in Joseph Oregon

It's spring and Calderas Restaurant in Joseph Oregon is reopening for the season!  This is the one restaurant we recommend often to our guests looking to add onto their romantic getaway Oregon style when they come to Joseph.

New hours for 2009:
  • April 16th to May 30th: Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, 4-8 pm
  • June 3rd to September 21st: Wednesday through Monday nights, 4-9:30 pm
  • September 25th to Jan 2nd, 2010: Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, 4-8 pm
New for 2009: Calderas is serving cocktails... Read More