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Summer Staycation Spots

Joe Reitzug

Joe understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience...

Joe understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience...

Jul 29 4 minutes read

Summer vacation looks a bit different this year so I'm helping you embrace the STAY-cation!

We're all trying to stay closer to home this year and while that might mean your typical summer vacation was canceled, it doesn't mean there's no way to enjoy the summer. So, I've compiled a list of staycation spots within driving distance of [MARKET]. Stay safe and enjoy! 

1. McMenamins Edgefield

Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon's natural beauty with McMenamins' signature whimsy: original buildings carefully restored with cozy interiors, gardens grown using organic methods, great food and drink, live entertainment and more.

2. Timberline Lodge

Built in 1937, Timberline Lodge has always been a grand refuge for visitors wanting to experience the magnificent and expansive high-alpine environment of Mt. Hood. A night (or a few) enjoyed in the comfort and warmth of the Lodge is like stepping back into simpler times, yet with all modern conveniences discreetly available.

3. McMenamins Grand Lodge

Make a grand escape to McMenamins Grand Lodge! It's all in the details here, with the stately columns and winding drive, wide green lawn, 77 European-style guestrooms, restaurants, movie theater and small bars and some of the most fantastic artwork to ever grace these walls. Built in 1922 as a Masonic & Eastern Star home, the Grand Lodge has stories to tell. Renovated and opened by McMenamins in 2000, what was once tranquil and serene is now vibrant and colorful. Here the walls do speak... As do the doorways, the hallways, and even the overhead pipes. (Look up...)Inspired by the history of the city of Forest Grove and the building itself, McMenamins' artists have infused the Grand Lodge with original artwork and historical photographs - all tributes to the cast of characters who left their mark before us.

Staying Home Instead?

Luckily there are lots of ways to still enjoy the summer while staying safe.

4. The Duniway Hotel

Redefining luxury in the heart of Portland. Embracing the artistic, creative, and independent nature of Portland’s trailblazing spirit, the Duniway is a bold boutique hotel that delivers unscripted service and unexpected delights. Located in the center of one of the country’s most creative cities, and complemented by the inventive cuisine of ‘Top Chef Masters’ winner Chris Cosentino’s Jackrabbit, the Duniway creates memorable and authentically Portland experiences.

5. Columbia George Hotel

Located on the majestic Cliffs of the Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Hotel has 40 guest accommodations. Facilities include our award-winning Simon's Restaurant and the Valentino Lounge, and in-house Spa Remedease. The hotel is surrounded by seven acres of gardens, ponds, and bridges, with a creek running through it that ends in the privately-owned 208-ft Wah Gwin Gwin waterfall into the majestic Columbia River.

6. Gearhart By The Sea

See why so many travelers make Gearhart by the Sea their hotel of choice when visiting Gearhart. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Gearhart By The Sea Hotel offers guests free wifi.

What do you have planned for this summer?

If you're like me, the summer also means moving. If you're planning on selling your home this summer, let's talk.

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