Destination Oregon: Balch Hotel

A short two-hour drive north of Central Oregon can take you back in time to the early 1900’s. In this week’s Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to Dufur, Oregon and a historic old hotel that is designed to help you unplug and relax.

Thanks to the folks at the Balch Hotel for showing us around.

A special thanks to our Destination Oregon sponsor, Bi-Mart, for giving us the time and resources to take you to some of the most interesting and beautiful places across our state with a new edition of Destination Oregon every Thursday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Destination Oregon: Jacksonville Inn

The southwestern Oregon town of Jacksonville is like a time capsule from the 1800’s. Located a few miles west of Medford, the town’s crown jewel has provided food and lodging to presidents, political figures and regular folk for more than a hundred years.

In this week’s edition of Destination Oregon, Dave Jones takes us to the iconic Jacksonville Inn.

Thanks to the folks at the Jacksonville Inn for showing us around and join us every Thursday night for another new edition of Destination Oregon.

Ski Mum: Ski Uphill at Mt. Bachelor

Ski Mum heads to Mt. Bachelor to ski uphill. Mt. Bachelor has added an uphill trail for skiers to test out their backcountry gear in the safety of the resort in order to get your fitness and comfort level up before heading out of bounds. The trail can get you all the way up to the Summit Lift when the lift is running and then, of course, you get to ski back down. It also lets you access the mountain for free! Snowboarders can also take advantage of the uphill trail, but you’ll need to pack your snowshoes.

Destination Oregon: Old Aurora Colony Museum

In the mid 1800’s, a Christian communal group pulled up stakes and headed down the Oregon Trail, eventually landing in the Willamette Valley outside Portland. They prospered there for more than 30 years before disbanding.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Dave Jones shows us the Old Aurora Colony Museum, a remarkable historical museum that pays tribute to their trek.

Destination Oregon: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

The Umatilla Cayuse and Walla Walla Native American tribes call Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington home, and have for thousands of years.

For this week’s Destination Oregon, sponsored by Robberson Ford, Dave Jones takes us to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton dedicated to the history and future of the Umatilla Cayuse and Walla Walla tribes.