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Joseph Oregon lodging without the guests? Not quite. . .

Wallowa Mountains behind Joseph Oregon in April

Spring is a transitional time of year and our Joseph Oregon lodging sometimes goes empty.  This past weekend was one of those.  Not to say we’re not grateful because we know that the summer rush will soon be upon us.

On Sunday, Bill & I walked up to one of our favorite photo shoot locations–the Joseph High School bluff overlooking the town–to catch a couple early morning images of sleepy Joseph Oregon with the Wallowa Mountains behind.   We recommend this site to guests wanting to photograph the Wallowa Mountains without the Joseph City powerlines in the way.

Innkeeper of Joseph Oregon lodging as a go buddyWe’re still experimenting with our digital camera–I have a new tripod–and Bill makes a great “go buddy” by hauling it around, setting it up, etc.  He’s a pretty good sport.

Afterwards, we walked 3 blocks back into town and had breakfast at the Mountain Air Cafe (which is also a good lunch spot).  I noted the folks who came in and sat at the table next to ours.

Later that day, the doorbell rang and there they were–the folks from the table next door–looking for a room.  What a coincidence!  Of course we had plenty of lodging for them to choose from.  They selected the Mirror Lake Suite to take advantage of the steam shower and tub–perfect after a long day of snowshoeing.  (Follow the link to read Bill’s thoughts about the steam shower and tub.)

A hot takeout pizza, a bottle of 2002 L’Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Syrah from our wine cellar, and a few bittersweet Guittard chocolate fudge brownies from the dining room and they were in for the night!


  1. Henry Franz says:

    Great site for photos – there are so many in the county it would be impossible not to take wonderful photos of this beautiful region. My favorite sites are along the road to Hat Point where the vistas are spectacular and from the top of the tramway.

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