Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by
wonders never cease--the Bronze Antler Bed &
now has availability for the Oregon Mountain Cruise
car show in Joseph Oregon--June 11-12, 2010.
And we have no one on the waiting list
can be yours--two night minimum. Too bad
the fellow that called a few days ago didn't want to be on a
waiting list. We'd be calling him tonight!
If you're still looking for the Wallowa Lake hotel or the Joseph
Oregon hotels look no further. The Bronze Antler B&B...Read More
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by
Thinking about planning your wedding in Joseph Oregon? We
recently hosted a couple that were doing just that--planning their
wedding. They came with the idea that they wanted to be
married here in Wallowa County during March, but that was about as
far as they'd planned.
They hoped to be married near Wallowa Lake on top of Mt
Howard. A lot of people hold their weddings up there at
8,000' with the glorious Eagle Cap Wilderness in the
background. A lot of people do during the summer,
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by
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
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
Nancy Lincoln informed us that Calderas...Read More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 by
If you're looking for snow conditions in the Wallowa Mountains then
look no further than the new Wallowa Avalanche
. This nonprofit organization of local folks fills
an important gap of knowledge--there's no official
avalanche advisory, forecast or prediction that covers the Wallowa
Mountains of Northeastern Oregon
. But the
Wallowa Avalanche Center staff and its qualified contributors
provide their own observations so you, the winter outdoor adventure
person, can make you own decisions...Read More
Friday, January 29, 2010 by
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...
Thursday, January 21, 2010 by
can you do near Wallowa Lake in the winter? How about
a little? There's really no Wallowa
Lake hotel (the lodge is closed for much of the winter), but just 6
miles away is Joseph Oregon
Bronze Antler Bed and
And we love our wintertime guests! The pace is
. Any couple booking a
reservation at our Joseph Oregon lodging is bound to be the only
couple in the house (besides us, of couse). Lots of
. Bubble bath
refilled daily. Lots of attention
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by
Lake and Colonial Williamsburg? Eastern Oregon and
Virginia? Isn't that that place to go to learn about
America's early history? Is there a connection? I
wouldn't have thought so. However, the Abby Aldrich
Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
in Williamsburg, VA, holds a piece
of art depicting Wallowa Lake.
From the museum's future events webpage
The Art of Steve Harley
This exhibition showcases the life and work of Steve Harley
(1863-1947) who traveled to the Pacific Northwest and was...
Saturday, August 15, 2009 by
time again for the Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa celebration.
The 13th annual event will be held Saturday, September 12,
, in Joseph Oregon and at Wallowa Lake.
This is a wonderful art show, reception and
featuring Nez Perce Indian artists and tribal
artists of the Columbia River Plateau.
The event starts with an art show, reception, silent and oral
auction from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wallowa Lake
(the historic Wallowa Lake hotel). This event
is free and open to the...Read More
Friday, July 31, 2009 by
Madigan sends:I have to take a break from my observing literacy program at
our bed and breakfast to comment about Nora The Piano Cat. I'm
truly impressed by this cat's command of the keyboard. And
the composer is so clever to capture her enthusiasm for her
Gee, if they got a piano for me, we might be able to turn this
place into a Wallowa Lake hotel with me in the lobby on the
keyboard. . .I could serenade the guests in the afternoon when they
first arrive on their Eastern Oregon...
Sunday, June 21, 2009 by
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
Sunday, May 31, 2009 by
Madigan sends:The guests are reading about Wallowa Lake again. Couple
of guests had books that talk about Wallowa Lake--not the Wallowa
Lake Hotel (there isn't one, but there's the Wallowa Lake
Lodge). I especially like it when they read on the front
porch. It's so cool out there in the afternoons with the
light breezes and I can really snoop
Shack by William Paul Young. Story starts at a cabin near
The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the
Northwest. Classic by Alvin M....
Tuesday, April 7, 2009 by
The Wallowa Lake Lodge Dining Room just announced its Spring hours
for April and May of 2009. The lodge is open for dinner
and Saturday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and breakfast on
Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8 am to 10 am. These hours
will change starting Memorial Day Weekend when the Wallowa Lake
Lodge goes to its full summer hours (not yet announced).
When we considered moving to Joseph Oregon to open our bed and
breakfast, we were struck by the architecture and...Read More
Sunday, March 29, 2009 by
It's Sunday, March 29th, so it must be Atlanta and the
are on the 11th floor of a 23-floor building which has a whole lot
more rooms than our little four room bed and breakfast near Wallowa
Lake. I wonder how many housekeepers they have?
And there might be more people in this hotel than there are in
Wallowa County! The skyscrapers in Atlanta are a fine view,
but I'm already missing the Wallowa Mountains.
An early dinner this evening at Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill...
Sunday, March 15, 2009 by
One of the things Bill & I enjoy is pleasing the
dickens out of people who least expect it. This often happens
with the guests we call "drive-bys" or "walk-ins"--folks that
hadn't seen our website so they didn't know what to expect, or
didn't have advance reservations with us and just showed up on the
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast
doorstep looking for lodging.Read More
Sometimes they're looking for a Wallowa Lake hotel (there's the
Lodge and it's often full in summer) or maybe they thought they'd
Monday, January 26, 2009 by
It always warms the cockles of our hearts when our guests take the
time to tell their friends about their stay at the Bronze Antler Bed and
. These guests, H. & D., hadn't stayed in a
B&B before. Somehow we think they'll have problems
settling for a hotel or motel after this experience.
Here are facebook
from H., our recent guest, talking about her trip to Joseph with
her husband, D. They were similar to many of our guests--a
couple from a nearby metro area out for a 2 or...Read More
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 by
It's been below freezing for a week here now and Wallowa Lake is
on the freeze. Checked it out today and it looks a little
thin to play on yet--and no official word--but the ice is starting
to thicken rapidly.
Heather & I went to LaGrande for shopping today and
stopped at our favorite little
bowling alley bistro for lunch. When we returned to
Joseph Oregon, we decided to pop over to Wallowa Lake and check out
the ice. It was quite spectacular as Joseph was fogged in
tight. But as...
Saturday, December 20, 2008 by
My Rotary Club
of Wallowa County invites you to assist us in supporting the
purchase of emergency medical equipment for
Wallowa County. This
project is a partnership between the American Red Cross and the
Rotary Club of Wallowa County, called “Wallowa County Project
equipment, Automated External Defibrillators (also called “AED”)
can be used by any trained layperson to assist victims of Sudden
Cardiac Arrest. These
victims must receive medical attention within...
Friday, November 7, 2008 by
My husband, Bill, and I just returned from a meeting of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild board of
directors. I'm currently serving as the state treasurer; Bill
is a "retired" board member and came along for the ride.
So, what do innkeepers do when they travel? Stay at other
B&Bs of course! To the casual observer it may be a little
surprising that we think of our B&B as "home" too, but most
innkeepers also live in their bed and breakfasts--not the same as a
hotel with staff. Many beautiful...
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 by
We've been innkeeping here in Joseph Oregon since 2001 when we
opened the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast. Joseph is a
small, art-oriented town in Northeastern Oregon next to Wallowa
Lake and the Wallowa Mountains. You won't find
any Joseph Oregon Hotels here (there are none). This
town features only one motel and a few bed and breakfast lodging
establishments. I hope this blog will give you a feel for
what's going on here and what sorts of things innkeepers think
Tune in for more!