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 venues are among the most magical places for groups to experience the western U.S. and Canada.

 

One of the fun things about being editor of Mountain Meetings and Colorado Meetings + Events is receiving word about what’s new in the U.S Mountain West and western Canada. Here are a few items from Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon. 

 

>>  Opened in late 2016, the newest member of The Culinary Institute of America family, CIA at Copia in Napa, features a variety of meeting space options, including indoor teaching kitchens, a 200- seat theater, outdoor gardens, a restaurant and an amphitheater on the Napa River.