We stayed at the All Seasons over Memorial Day weekend May, 2013. The hotel was only partially full on the Memorial Day Friday but was full up by Saturday afternoon. There was room available again on Sunday, but know that if you intend to stay on a holiday you'd be better served if you made reservations!!
The best thing about the motel are your hosts. They try in every way to make the stay as nice and comfortable as possible and go out of their way to do so. Let them know what you need and they will rustle it up! You will go a LONG way to find as friendly and approachable people and this in and of itself makes the stay worthwhile! These folks are just good people and it shows.The place is also very pet friendly. Your host - resident dog "Diesel" is a big sweetie. There were five or six dogs staying there and all were well kept.
Our room was pretty basic, but clean and smelled nice. The furnishings were somewhat older but comfortable and more than adequate for our needs. The queen bed was older as well, but very comfortable and easy on the back. One BIG thing I hate about some older places is a musty, funky smelling pillow; our pillows were extremely fresh and clean. We reserved a kitchenette room; it had a dorm fridge with good temperature control, a cute little 4 burner stove and an oven, and a single sink. There was a small table in the corner just right for dinner for two. There were enough dishes for your meal and they also provide the use of the gas BBQ as you need it. We cooked a steak on it and although we had to wash the tongs and fork, we were happy with the results. Each unit has a patio table and two chairs outside the room for sitting and reading or just musing and watching the small town life. There are horse shoe pits and a nice grassy area for the kids to play on, away from the road and quite safe. The fire pit is large and no one cares if you pull your chairs up from your porch and sit around and burn wood for hours. If you forget kindling or newspaper to light, ask your hosts; they may have some extra. Wood can be purchased at the gas station and ice cream parlor across the street.
Several personal items to be prepared to bring: blow dryer, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Our kitchen didn't have a microwave and that was OK; if you need one, be sure to ask your hosts for a room with one when you reserve. Bring a sharp knife and paper towels if you're going to cook. The stores in town have the basics and a bit more, but this town is WAY up in the mountains so bring fresh vegetables and raw meats with you from home or Bend or Salem.
Several people have complained that the prices for food and such are quite high in Detroit, but this is 1) a SMALL town, 2) a resort town and 3) a place where folks have to make their profits and livings when they can. Be gracious and go with the flow.
We very much enjoyed our stay. There is free WiFi and adequate cell connection. Many places in town have pay phones as well. Everything is in walking distance in 5 minutes or less (except the cool fishing hole where the Mr. caught-and-released 25 trout in less than 4 hours and that's NOT counting the ones that got away!) As for the fishing --- the man-made lake behind a dam is stocked with 125,000 trout. Lots of fun fishing from a bank with others that were vacationing there. When it gets dark, the town gets quiet and the frogs kick in. Relax, slow down, have a good night's rest and enjoy this lovely little town and nice, kick-back motel.
- Also Known As:
- All Seasons Motel Oregon/Detroit