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 Presidential Touch in Simi Valley

 

Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coin - cide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip par - ticipants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch pre - pared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates. 

 

As summer quickly heads into fall, I’m thinking back to mountain and meeting moments that have caught my attention so far in 2018. Plus, I’ll toss some things in that crossed my desk recently as the editor of Mountain Meetings.