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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Wallowa Mountains are picture perfect for backcountry
skiing. One of the local outfitters running trips is Wallowa Alpine
Huts. I just couldn't resist this video from their "WAH
TV" channel on YouTube. Fantastic conditions, great
skiers--you'll notice no one is skiing in anyone else's tracks.
And where are the crowds? None.
Early Spring is still time for great skiing. If you need
one more dose of a snowy Eastern Oregon vacation, check out Wallowa
Alpine Huts, or check our other blog...
& 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...
looking for where to go for New Year's Eve? If you're not
into the big city excitement and crazy parties, then how about a
trip to Northeastern Oregon? The Bronze Antler Bed and
Breakfast still has three rooms available for ringing in 2012
(sorry, the Mirror Lake Suite's been taken).
What to do? On New Year's Eve,
BC & The Mos'ly Blues Band will play at the Joseph
Community Center--WALKING DISTANCE from our Joseph
bed and breakfast. The evening's sponsored by the Wallowa
County Branch...Read More
at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast we make it a point to go
out of our way with customer service. I was recently reminded
when glancing through the journal in the Chief Joseph
Mountain Room. (Each guestroom has its own room journal
where guests often leave comments, poetry, sketches, etc., from
their stay here near Wallowa Lake.)
An entry from September 2011:
Heather & Bill
-- You are such great hosts that the Bronze Antler has sky-rocketed
to the top of our all-time B&Bs. . .and that's...Read More
We're already getting into fall in Eastern Oregon which means it's
time for the 15th Annual
Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa. The 2011 event gets
underway with the art show and auction from noon to 4 pm at the
Wallowa Lake Lodge (the historic Wallowa Lake hotel), followed by
dinner and a program at 6 pm in the hotel's dining room. The
show & auction are free to the public and the dinner &
program are $45 per person.
As in many years, artwork by Native American artist George Flett
will be...Read More
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
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
Here's a wonderful video of stills shot by one of our favorite
Wallowa County photographers, Joe Whittle. Just bumped into
this today and couldn't wait to share it through our blog.
Joe really captures the spirit of what it's like to be here in this
Eastern Oregon wonderland. Worth the view--and the music's
Even autumn and winter can be a great time for vacationing in the
Wallowas. When you're looking for the Wallowa Lake hotel,
don't forget to look about 5 miles down the road in...
It's nearly time for Labor Day Weekend and the last hurrah of
summer. If you're thinking about a Joseph Oregon vacation,
now is the time to plan if you'd still like to
take advantage of the widest availability of things to see and do
at Wallowa Lake and Joseph Oregon.
Vali's Alpine Restaurant
closes after Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. If you haven't had
the chance yet to have dinner with Maggie and Michael and Dionne
then you'd best book your reservation soon!
They offer only one entree choice...Read More
you looking for theonly AAA 3
Diamond rated lodging in Joseph Oregon or at Wallowa Lake?
You've found it right here at the Bronze Antler Bed &
Breakfast! We've been sitting on this information
for about a month, waiting for our official recognition plaque and
outdoor signage but we just can't stand it
The road to becoming a AAA 3 Diamond property is not for those who
want instant gratification. Once you've made the decision
you'd like to be considered by AAA, then you must apply,...Read More
There's the lovely Travel
Guide to Oregon Indian Country, a beautiful travel guide put
together by Travel Oregon and the nine federally recognized tribes
in Oregon. But here in the Wallowa Country, we think that one
tribe is missing from this publication. The Nez Perce tribe
is a federally recognized tribe in Idaho but not Oregon. Yet,
there is much Nez Perce history and influence in this northeastern
corner of the state.
The Chief Joseph Band of the Nez Perce call this area home.
Visit here...Read More
all know the look--dragging, dark circles under the eyes, somewhat
sleep deprived--parents of young children sometimes need a
break. Thank goodness for two things:
Grandparents and the Bronze Antler Bed &
We recently hosted a Pacific NW couple who were conveniently able
to drop off the kiddos with the doting grandparents. They
made their way to Eastern Oregon without a specific destination or
reservation, perhaps thinking they'd find some Joseph Oregon hotels
or maybe a Wallowa...Read More
don't really think about vineyards and wineries near Wallowa Lake
or Joseph Oregon. We're at 4,200 feet of elevation with a
short growing season (USDA Zone 5), so there isn't much happening
with grape growing up here.
But this week we hosted Tim & Lori Kennedy, owners of
Don Carlo Vineyard in
Milton-Freewater at our Joseph bed and breakfast.
Milton-Freewater is less than two hours drive from
Joseph on the way to Walla Walla, Washington. I'd always
thought of Walla Walla as a big wine...
How about Joseph Oregon for Thanksgiving? Here at the
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast
we're planning a Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings on
Thursday afternoon. Featured will be heirloom turkeys
from Hidden Springs Farm here in our own Wallowa County.
There are four seats left at the dinner table and two rooms
available at the inn. You have your choice of the Chief Joseph
Mountain Room or the Mirror Lake
Suite. Both have stunning south-facing views towards
snow-covered Chief Joseph...
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