July Inn-formation You Need to Know from Wolf Creek Inn
134 is a number you don’t hear too often. At Wolf Creek Inn this year, however, it’s our favorite number because that’s how old we are! For 134 years, guests have been bustling in and out of the Inn; on their way to a mining claim, a road trip to California in the family Ford Model T, or maybe back to a ranch off in the mountains somewhere. In some way, they’ve all left their mark on the Inn. Just looking at the worn floorboards, you’ll see the tread patterns of cork boots from loggers past and spur marks from long-forgotten trail riders. Your soles are invited to the Inn, too! There are lots of fun, free ways to explore the Inn throughout the summer. We have free guided 45 minute tours each day at 11AM and a program for kids, adults, or families every Saturday at 2PM. There’s also a fantastic line-up of free music the last Friday of every month from 7-9PM in our Finale Friday series. Reserve your spot in these classes and events on our website at www.oregonstateparks.org.
Staying overnight in the oldest continually operating Inn in the Pacific Northwest is a great way to experience the past as well! We have eight beautifully appointed rooms, each with a private bathroom. Antique furnishings, decorative lamps, and cheerful fabrics adorn each room. There are six queen/full rooms and two rooms that have two twin beds each. The price for an overnight stay is $80, which includes evening snacks, morning juice and coffee, and a full, hot breakfast at neighboring Ricki’s Place Restaurant. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-452-5687 or online at www.oregonstateparks.org.
It’s Not Too Late June Events
June 24: W.O.L.F. Pack (Family) Then & Now Treasure Hunt From telegraphs to texts, things are a lot different than when the Inn was opened. A treasure hunt around the Inn will help you uncover ways that technology, people, and items have changed. Stop by anytime from 12-3PM.
June 30: Finale Fridays Free Concerts John Galfano, classic rock musician. Food available! We will be offering “Ten Buck Baskets” from Ricki’s Place. Come make it a family night or a date night! Remember to bring a lawn chair. 7-9PM
Free July Classes & Events
July 1: Storytime at the Inn (Family) Drop by the Inn on Storytime Saturdays throughout the summer for fun read-alouds with exciting titles related to the Inn’s history. We’ll read our way through stagecoaches, cowboys, and much more! A fun craft after the story is planned. All ages welcome; parents required to stay. Storytime is from 2-2:30
July 8: How Inn-teresting! (Adult) Dormers, Cornices, and Piazzas, Oh My! Henry Smith, founder of the Inn, chose a Classical Revival architectural style to build what he called “the grandest hotel of its kind.” This class will help you learn the language of the Classical Revival Style and we will take a closer look at many examples throughout the Inn. 2-3PM
July 15: W.O.L.F. Pack (Family) Fact or Fiction Detective Game Detectives wanted! Sleuth your way to finding out which stories from the Inn are fact and which ones are fiction. Stop by anytime from 12-3PM.
July 22: Discover-Inns (ages 6-10) Make Your Mark! Cattle branding made it’s mark on the Inn more than 130 years ago. This program will take a closer look at what cattle branding is and why it is important. There will be a chance for you to make your mark, too, at the end of class. 2-2:45PM
July 29: Storytime at the Inn (Family) Drop by the Inn on Storytime Saturdays throughout the summer for fun read-alouds with exciting titles related to the Inn’s history. We’ll read our way through stagecoaches, cowboys, and much more! A fun craft after the story is planned. All ages welcome; parents required to stay. Storytime is from 2-2:30
July 28: Finale Fridays Free Concerts Blades of Grass; bluegrass & folk. Food available for purchase. 7-9PM
Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Free Events!
August 5: How Inn-teresting! (Adult) The Chinese Experience 2-3PM
August 19: W.O.L.F. Pack (Family) The Time’s Are a Changin’ 12-3PM, stop by anytime
August 25: Finale Fridays Free Concert Mercy Duo, featuring Linda Morrison, soul/light rock 7-9PM
August 26: Discover-Inns (ages 6-10) Ready, Set, Action! 2-2:45PM
September 2: How Inn-teresting! (Adult) Wheels of Time 2-3PM
September 9: Discover-Inns (ages 6-10) Timber! 2-2:45PM
September 16: W.O.L.F. Pack (Family) Classical What? 12-3PM, stop by anytime
September 23: Storytime at the Inn (Family) 2-2:30PM
September 29: Finale Fridays Free Concert Incognito, light rock & pop favorites 7-9PM
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Photo of Wolf Creek Inn by Jan Jackson