McKenzie River Inn Bed, Breakfast and Cabins ~ Nestled in the Cascade Range of Oregon

Guest Blogger:
Bert de Klerk
Innkeeper ~ McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins
Vida, Oregon
The McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins
Many people are thinking this spring in the Pacific North West has been cold and wet. I don't blame them, yes, ...but there have been years that set a record and I don't think this was one of them. Actually I would say this spring made our garden incredible lush and green and full of colors of blooming flowers. The rhododendrons , azalea's, lilacs, snowballs are so voluminous and big and with so many flowers it looks like our yard is on fire.

With weddings coming up next week and summer we called in some help us to get the whole property to look at it's best. Ellie, my innkeeper and sister in law, has made together with Yvette and my wife a tremendous effort to get all the flowerbeds, pathways, sitting area's, trails etc. ready, and it looks fantastic. There's still work to be done, but for now the blend of the manicured and natural area's make this Bed and Breakfast stand out in it's own way.

A Forest Path near the McKenzie River Inn B&B and CabinsLast weekend it was gorgeous weather and guests enjoyed the property sitting in lounge chairs watching the river flow by and by walking the river trail that starts at the waterfront. With fresh wood chips on top it will take you into the forest and meanders towards the entrance bypassing many indigenous plants and trees. There's even an old trunk covered with lichens (see picture below: a combination of a fungus and algae) some of them in bloom. It is beautiful and the McKenzie River Inn is shaping up for summer.

The McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins is an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast. The Inn sits comfortably on two-and-one-half acres in a forest setting, on the banks of the McKenzie.  Cedar and fir trees line the drive to the home that was built in 1929.  There is a small orchard with apple, pear and plum trees.  The Inn has a cozy sun room with a book- and a video library.  The great room is paneled in knotty pine with an open beam ceiling and a brick fireplace.  Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in our dining room with a cup of steaming coffee and organic apple or pear juice from the orchard.  Hot entree's vary from Belgian hazelnut waffles, smoked salmon omelets, 10 grain pancakes or cinnamon French toast.

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