Everyone needs a vacation. Whether we choose to be a bit frugal and stick close to home or go all out this summer, there is always something to do in the Willamette Valley.
Of course by now most of you know that Oregon is known for its Pinot Noir grape and the loveliness that comes from it. So, why not book a trip or even of a staycation for yourselves and visit Oregon Wine Country this June. The 2009 Barrel Tour for The Wineries Of Lane County is Saturday, June 6th and Saturday, June 20th this year. All you have to do is reserve your spot, get on a cushy bus and drink and eat your way through Lane County all day. Doesn't sound too difficult to me.
Besides the wine, the perfect weather, the water, the green, the Willamette Valley is also known to be a prime spot to have an outdoor wedding. The Eagle Rock Lodge an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn, is only 35 miles from Eugene, Oregon. Lodge owner Debbie Dersham is an expert at weddings and the lodge is considered the finest destination wedding venue in Lane County. The lodge features a 3 course breakfast, homemade pastries, and smores by the fire in the evenings. They also have a Fireplace Suite, with a woodburning fireplace and deluxe tub room with views of the McKenzie River and the Willamette National Forest.
The lodge also offers a helicopter service if you need a quick lift too. Not too many inns offer that kind of service but what a ride that would be.
June weddings outdoors are always perfect in Oregon. The 2009 Barrel Tour sounds like a wonderful way to spend a Saturday too. And I could see myself sitting by a camp fire with chocolate and marshmellow on my face. Soaking in a huge luxurious tub at Eagle Rock Lodge doesn't sound like a bad way to end a perfect day either. Think I can handle it.