Saturday, February 28, 2015

Red Chair (continued)

After the chair holders meeting Red settled on the patio in front of the Lodge in the sun. Overlooking the river Red imagined fisherman wading out to cast out a fly, ...watching rafters with water guns spraying each other and see kayakers floating by. "This patio must be a supreme spot to have dinner on  when the health food restaurant will be open for business this summer", Red thought. "Or just to relax with a glass of beer, brewed here on site, after a day of travel and socializing with other guests. Or how about having a wedding here, a family reunion, a management team building course or seminar? As a chair of hospitality the possibilities just seems to be endless to me"!
Submerged in these positive thoughts Red leaned back to let the late winter early spring sun blushing his already reddish paint.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Red Chair

The Red Chair has arrived at the McKenzie River Inn Bed & Breakfast and Cabins. It found it's way to the Osprey Cottage, the original home stead, to spent time with vintage colleagues. Although not all chairs like to drink, one was more than happy to share a glass, of course red, wine from Rolling Bay Winery while enjoying the view on the river.

Where travelers once held photos of Flat Stanley in unusual places, photographers now shoot photos of a humble red chair. Long considered simply a place to rest after a long day, the lowly wooden chair has been elevated to celebrity status, and is being welcomed at inns and B&Bs throughout America.  
It’s all part of a multi-year B&B awareness program that focuses on a traveling red porch chair to highlight the comfort, hospitality and friendliness of bed and breakfasts. Since its start in New England in 2012, B&Bs and inns have taken inspiring photos of the Red Chair from beaches to bandstands.
Thanks to a partnership with, the Red Chair is making its way across the United States, bringing attention to B&Bs and beautiful travel destinations.  It traveled along the East Coast and Southern states in 2014 and is making its way to the West Coast in 2015.  Participating B&Bs and inns listed on host the Red Chair, chronicling its stay with blog posts and photos on

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lodge Remodel

Dear guests, please note that we are remodeling the Lodge into ad a health food restaurant and currently can’t serve breakfasts in the dining room until April 1st. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are confident we can serve and accommodate you better in the near future.
Hubertina and Bert, owners