Let me start right off with the down side: Leaving is very hard, even our dog was depressed. It is just one of those places where time stands still and the rest of ones life drifts off into some remote and near forgotten place. We booked five nights at Barking Mad for our anniversary. After driving for ten hours we began to question our sanity in making such a decision. However, after enjoying the pleasures and wonders of our vacation, every hour getting here paid off in rewards unimaginable. We did not anticipate a vacation this outstanding. We travel the world extensively and can honestly say that time spent in this outdoor wonderland is as good as it gets. The hiking is stupendous and the diversity of landscape intriguing; we felt as though we had traveled from the Alps to the Andes in the course of hours. To top it all off was Hunter and Diana: funny, charming, kind, and hospitable to the max. My favorite part was letting them plan everything! Wake up, don't think about breakfast because more food than you can handle will be waiting for you, then let Hunter and Diana plan your day. No thinking, no maps, no hours pouring through hiking books, just fun. They sent us on a new adventure everyday, complete with dinner reservations. Now that's the life. And to top off this magnificent adventure, they arranged a guided rafting trip complete with lunch. We saw magnificent wildlife and scenery. We highly recommend taking the time to float down this remarkable country. Just ask Diana and Hunter. They seem to make all your wishes come true!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There isn't a better place to disappear for a while than in one of our comfortable suites, reclining on our wrap around porch, or viewing the neighboring buffalo with the Wallowa Mountains as a backdrop during a gourmet breakfast. We are is a small, pet-friendly and peaceful farm with some of the best views in Oregon. Our tranquil and charming 100 year old farm house with big red barn offer the perfect escape. Wake each morning with a delicious cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a gourmet breakfast featuring local, farm fresh, and organic ingredients while soaking in the mountain views on the porch or in our dining room. All suites include luxury linens, a scrumptious breakfast, warm hospitality, and stunning views. ... more less