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Accommodation: Located along the trendy Alberta Street on Portland’s Eastside “Caravan” or the Tiny House Hotel is a great option over traditional hotels or bed and breakfasts. Also. you might want to try out tiny house living to see if it the thing for you.
We spent a night at the splendid Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City, Oregon. This a historic hotel opened in 1889 and saw a meteoric rise during the Gold Rush times when it got its nickname “The Queen of the Mines” and was described as the best hotel between Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah.
During our regular visits to Ashland, Oregon to watch plays at the amazing Oregon Shakespeare Festival we are always on the hunt for places to stay. I was excited to find a one-bed apartment on AirBnB on Church Street, which is only a 5-minute walk away from the main square in downtown Ashland and the Festival theatres.
I often travel to Portland, Oregon and am always on the lookout to try a new place to stop at. I had discovered the Alberta Petite Hotel, located on my favourite street in Portland – Alberta Street – a while back and had been looking forward to an opportunity to stay there. So, finally the day came and I was not disappointed.
Before finally taking the leap to full time living in a motorhome we watched every TV show on motorhomes and tiny houses. During this time we discovered a show called Flippin RVs that led us to stay at Vintages, a vintage travel trailer hotel.
It was an opportunistic stop a Out’n’About Treesort that resulted in us moving to Oregon nearly 10 years ago. It was here that we picked up a leaflet for the Oregon Shakespeare festival. I called and purchased tickets and off we went to Ashland for a couple of days. We fell in love with Ashland and Oregon and decided this was where we were going to stay once we’d finished our year long family road trip around America.
I am always on the lookout for unusual places to stay on our travels around the country and on one such road trip we were heading from the Grand Canyon eastwards towards Louisiana and I decided to book us in for a couple of nights at Kokopelli’s Cave bed and breakfast in Farmington, New Mexico.
As my life is changing we have been traveling mostly now for pleasure and hopefully retirement will be upon us soon. The sooner the better. We’re hoping to do a lot of traveling when we’re finally done with work. We don’t have a huge bundle of money to splurge on long, luxurious journeys so we are definitely thinking of spreading our money out and traveling on a budget. So, during our recent visit to Portland, Oregon I booked us into the Travelers House Hostel, a low cost accommodation option on Portland’s east side.
Over the years we have stayed at several hotels and campsites, but in recent times we have preferred to find somewhere to crash out on airbnb.com. The most important factor for us is being able to walk into to town and the Shakespeare playhouses as parking can be a bit tricky.
A Bed and Breakfast where you can enjoy living in your very own Pullman Railway Carriage. For our second night in Fairbanks Mark had arranged…
We are always in search of unique places to stay and after some hours on the Internet I found the Jailhouse Inn in Preston, Minnesota which turned out to be a gem. I had booked the cell block – so we had a set of cells to ourselves and a tub with jets!
I have spent a lot of time investigating unusual places to stay and one that consistently come up during my research was Dog Bark Park in Cottonwood, Idaho. So, as we journeyed through the panhandle of north Idaho it was the ideal opportunity to check the place out for real.
Accommodation: The Hood River Hotel is located on the main street running through the center of this small, but vibrant community.
Centrally located in Portland, close to all the action the Society Hotel offers a range of accommodation to suit most budgets; from bunk room to private rooms with ensuite bathrooms
The Pastel Rainbow is a funky trailer located in the very south of Ashland close to the I-5 (but you cannot hear it) in a compound with several other trailers that are also used for accommodation. (room / accommodation / hotel)