For my wife's birthday, we booked two nights at The Union Hotel. Built in 1921 (the hotel, not my wife), it's a bit of a gem in the rough, as owners Robert and David work to restore it to its former lustre after purchasing it six years ago. That said, our room was clean, decorated in period detail, and very comfortable. We loved having our two dogs with us, soaking in the claw-foot tub, sipping a cocktail on the veranda and watching small-town Oregon amble by. Common areas are a bit dowdy, but as authentic as authentic could be -- stocked with board games, antiques and books. A communal TV room let us indulge our Food Network jones. The Hotel is just 10 miles from the Catherine Creek trailhead, and 7 miles from the Catherine Creek State Park. The creek rushes by a lovely park next door. The hotel is walking distance from several dining options (pretty basic, but full of down-home charm). Just across the street, Gravy Dave's dishes up monster plates of carbo-fuel for your day's activities. Definitely worth a repeat visit -- or your first, for that matter.
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Union Hotel Oregon