Garden Update

August 9, 2015 0 Comments

We picked about 60 pounds of tomatoes, 60 pounds of cucumbers, 40 pounds of squash, and 60 pounds of pears between yesterday and today. (Much of the produce is shown in the picture below.) All of the produce was sold before it was even picked. We are scheduling appointments with people who are interested in …


July 24, 2015 0 Comments

We are starting to get some ripe tomatoes – and have a lot more tomatoes on the vine. Many of these tomatoes will be served to our guests as fresh sliced tomatoes, tomato juice, and in salads. We sell our extra tomatoes. The 2015 price is $50 for 40 pounds of vine ripened tomatoes. (Tomatoes …

“Light” Meals

July 17, 2015 0 Comments

Looking for light meals? Recently, we had two groups that asked for light meals. Here are some pictures of the meals that we served in response to those requests… Breakfast Lunch Dinner Dessert

Garden Update – July 2015

July 11, 2015 0 Comments

We have been picking yellow cherry tomatoes for about a week. Today, we picked the first regular tomato of the year. (It was blemished, but it tasted like a tomato.) We will serve summer squash, cherry tomatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, and cucumbers from our garden as well as apples from our trees and blackberries …

View from the front porch

July 11, 2015 0 Comments

This video shows a 360 degree view from the front porch of Illahe Lodge. My father likes to say that he’d get more done if Illahe Lodge didn’t have such a nice view from the porch. Our next guests are coming to relax and enjoy the view as they celebrate their wedding anniversary. They really …

Current Conditions – July 4th, 2015

July 1, 2015 0 Comments

If you are coming to the Rogue River for the Fourth of July, be prepared for temperatures of over 100 (current forecast) and falling river levels (river level and forecast). The Rogue River is noticeably lower than it was when these pictures were taken about 7:00 this morning.


June 18, 2015 0 Comments

As I was weeding inside the hoops on the tomatoes today, I noticed that a lot of the plants have tomatoes that are about the size of golf balls. People often ask what we do with the tomatoes. Many – most, actually – will be served to guests of Illahe Lodge. At lunch and dinner, …

Hiking the Rogue River Trail

June 14, 2015 0 Comments

A group of 11 guests stayed with us night before last as part of their hike down the Rogue River Trail. They enjoyed sitting on our front porch, visiting, catching up on reading, sharing stories, and going for short walks (to the Rogue River and to Foster Bar). Two groups of the guests decided that …

Current Events – Spring and Summer 2015

May 16, 2015 0 Comments

We are providing meals and guest rooms to several groups who are floating the Rogue River, hiking the Rogue River Trail, and running the trail in the spring and summer. When we don’t have guests staying with us overnight, my father and I often work in the garden or on projects around Illahe Lodge. Yesterday …