Combine harvesting wheat with Mt Hood in background, Dufur OR

Nine Travel Trends You Can Live With

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA It’s busy harvest time in the rolling wheat fields around Dufur. But for many of us, this season is all about relaxation or exploration. Or both! You probably noticed your vacation planning is kind of wonky this year. Things you anticipated doing….not. (cue sad music) While others—unexpectedly—rise to the top. Folks are …

relaxing in hammock, Balch Hotel

Clean, Spacious, Airy, Open

BY: JOSIAH DEAN Summertime is here, It’s not the one we anticipated, is it? It’s an interesting time to plan any kind of vacation or getaway, isn’t it? ☹️ The desire is there. And yet… so is the concern. Is it safe to travel? We believe so. Celebrate summer, in a clean, open, airy space, …

View of Mt Hood with vinyard in foreground

Your Brave New World: Tips for Sanity

BY: CLAIRE SIERRA How’s your home stay going ?? Things are changing so swiftly. Out of an abundance of caution and care for you, our beloved team mates, and neighbors, we’re not really taking reservations right now. We’re not really closed, either. I imagine your world has changed drastically too. And you’re going through your …

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