New for 2023

May 13, 2023 0 Comments

The biggest change that people will see in 2023 is that Ernie Rutledge has hung up his oars. At the end of 2022, my father made the decision to retire from guiding after some 80 years and sold his business (Ernie Rutledge Guide Service) to Craig and Tina Hughson. The deal closed in March 2023. …

New for 2022

June 6, 2022 0 Comments

Our guests will notice a change in the living room. Gone is the black sectional and the two recliners. In their place, we’ve added two sofas and a rocker recliner. Our spring and summer guests may notice a new option for breakfast. We can now offer them fresh, from scratch, baked donuts. We are also …

Hikers and Runners

December 31, 2021 0 Comments

After hiking or running the Rogue River Trail, do you have sore muscles, need to get rid of poison oak, have a sunburn, have a blister, or need to wash and dry your clothing? These are some of the issues that our guests have encountered and asked us about over the years and that we …

Thank you!

November 22, 2021 0 Comments

November is the time when the down river season winds down and we have a chance to reflect on the season. After the challenges and uncertainty related to Covid in 2020, we weren’t sure exactly what to expect this year. As a result, we didn’t say very much about this year. Now that we have …

New for 2020

December 25, 2019 0 Comments

We are busy planning upgrades to Illahe Lodge for the 2020 season. The upgrades will include replacing the swamp cooler on the main lodge and the stairway at the front of the Annex. Some have asked about the house on the hill which I purchased this summer and have expressed a hope that I will …

Merry Christmas

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

Illahe Post Office

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

This fall, we were contacted by Terri Price Selig – the great-granddaughter of Elijah Price. Elijah Price was the first postmaster for the Illahe Post Office and was the driving force behind a post office being created in Illahe. Terri believes that her great-grandfather’s motivation was the desire to help his wife deal with the …

2020 Rates

December 19, 2019 0 Comments

Our rates for 2020 will be $165 per person per day which includes lodging, meals, and our amenities. Curry County has adopted a 7% lodging tax and this tax is included in the rate so our guests won’t have any unpleasant surprises when it comes to the price. The rate breaks down as follows: Room: …

Wildflowers in bloom

April 24, 2019 0 Comments

Many of our spring and summer guests enjoy seeing the wildflowers. The wildflowers that are currently blooming include the deerhead orchids (also called “lady slippers”), relicit trilliums (an endangered species), lilies, and Agness Iris.

Orchard Updates for 2019

March 26, 2019 0 Comments

Two years ago, I ordered an Orenco apple tree. The nursery wasn’t able to fill my order, so I tried again last year. Again, the nursery wasn’t able to fill the order. As a result, I talked with the orchardist who has been custom grafting apple trees for me and he grafted the Orenco for …