Tree Farm Stays in the Clackamas Wilderness

Wonser Woods, a 622-acre farm located in the Cascade Mountain foothills near Estacada, is now open for events, weddings and B&B stays. Each guest room is unique, offering a wide range of views, and spaces available for gatherings include the Timber Room, Great WYOMING Room, library and arbor. More than 500 acres of the property are forested and available to guests and groups for fishing, riding and hiking. Also, take in sunset views paddling with Clackamas River Outfitters during a Twilight Lake Tour, hike the Clackamas River Trail and take a spin on a pontoon boat at Promontory Marina.

Two New Hidden Hideaways in Eastern Oregon 

Silvies Valley Ranch, a 140,000-acre working ranch, is nestled between the Ochoco, Strawberry and Aldrich mountains. The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch is a 36-room resort with a conference center, two reversible 18-hole golf courses, a full-service fitness center, and activities such as goat herding, fishing and wagon rides. 

Located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Minam River Lodge is reached only by horseback, charter plane or an 8.5- mile hike. The lodge offers an array of beautiful hand-built accommodations from rustic log cabins and teepees to luxurious lodge suites. Explore trails by foot or horse and enjoy a meal featuring bounty from the lodge’s garden. 

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

 

One thing I’ve noticed about industry-related news coming out of Arizona is that much of it centers on wellness, which is a big bonus for groups seeking to craft mindful meetings. I’m especially excited about the reopening of a longtime hot springs resort that has been off the radar for 32 years.

 

High-Elevation Service, Spaces and Activities Exceed Expectations