Let the Historic Loloma Lodge be home base for your winter adventures!
The Willamette Valley and Central Oregon draw in crowds by the millions each year (no - that isn’t a typo!), and not just in one season. While the summer is certainly prime time for outdoor enthusiasts, a plethora of both outdoor and winter adventures await the traveler who appreciates the quieter hike; who yearns for the snow-packed mountains, whether they inspire your inner trailblazer, or simply offer an excuse to curl up by the fire with a good novel. Lucky for you, the historic Loloma Lodge is smack dab in the middle of all of it. Whether your day’s mission is to break a personal record on the ski mountain or to drink the best wine you’ve had in your entire life, Loloma serves as the home away from home, your personal paradise, the place you want to begin and end your day. With Loloma as your home base, you can travel an hour or less in any direction to find new and exciting experiences to suit any age or interest. Here’s our top 9 (links in photos):
1 | Snowsports
Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and more! A winter trip to Central Oregon isn’t complete without a day (or two) spent at Hoodoo Ski Area or Mt. Bachelor.
Hoodoo is a local favorite - known for being the “Steeper, Deeper, and Cheaper” little brother to Mt. Bachelor. An adventure-filled day with friends and family lies only 35 minutes away from the Loloma property. Hoodoo also offers the only night skiing in Central Oregon. If you aren’t convinced yet, or you don’t know how you feel about snow sports, try Hoodoo’s 1, 2, 3, & Rent for Free lessons:
“This package includes three, two-hour group lessons with lift tickets and rentals included for $149. The first lesson includes an Easy Rider lift ticket, and the second and third lessons include an all-mountain lift ticket. After completing all three lessons, participants will be rewarded with a certificate for FREE RENTALS the rest of the ski season. Ages 7+, beginners only. Available starting Jan. 8, 2018.”
Similarly, Mt. Bachelor offers the “Ski or Ride in 5” program.
“SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ is an award-winning lesson program designed for those "never-evers" who have not had previous experiences trying to learn to ski or snowboard. The SKI OR RIDE IN 5℠ program offers candidates who are committed to becoming a skier or snowboarder this year by committing to a 5 lesson program with instruction by one of Mt. Bachelor's hand-picked instructors based on their communication skills and overall success rate of coaching beginners. Included in lessons is a ski or snowboard rental and daily lift ticket.”
Upon completion of the 5 courses, participants receive a free 12-day pass for the remainder of the season as well as discounted season passes for the next two seasons.
2 | Pop Up Events
Loloma Lodge may be a peaceful retreat, but that doesn’t mean we won’t bring the entertainment to you! We will be hosting a variety of pop up events this winter - from cooking classes and private dining to foraging and everything DIY.
First up is Dave Bodi (FERM and Fare)’s wine pairing class during the Oregon Truffle Festival weekend (January 25th - 27th. No need to even leave the Loloma property, we’ll bring the delectable food and wine and you bring your appetite! To stay updated on tickets and other details, follow us on Instagram @lolomalodge and Facebook!
3 | Oregon Truffle Festival
Celebrate the umami allstar of the food kingdom: the truffle, at the Eugene/Willamette Valley Truffle Festival weekend. If the pop up dinner alone doesn't satiate your truffle craving, head to Eugene during the day to explore the festival’s offerings, grab you favorites, and bring them back to the cabin! From truffle dog training to talks led by foraging pros, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to eat like a king and then sleep your food baby away in your cabin castle.
4 | Eugene Saturday Market’s Holiday Market at Lane Events Center
Eugene’s year-around Saturday Markets transform into a wintery, artisan market with over 250 booths, live music, and an international food court. The Holiday Market is the perfect place to find unique handmade goods for the special people in your life.
December 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, and 22nd - 24th
5 | Village Green Christmas Market in Cottage Grove
If you’re looking for a different kind of traditional Christmas market, check out Village Green in Cottage Grove. Inspired by European Christmas markets, this month-long extravaganza features traditional German food and drink, specialty craft gifts, live reindeer, musical performances, and more!
Check out this market December 6th - 9th and 12th - 23rd!
6 | CYOCT - Choose Your Own Christmas Tree
‘Tis the season to pick out the perfect Christmas tree for your home! Visit Holiday Farms, just down the road from Loloma to carry on your family tradition close to your home away from home.
Check out some nearby tree farms:
7 | Belknap Hot Springs Soaking Pools
Whether your adventure is a day on the slopes, a serene hike, or a culinary festival in a neighboring city, soak the day away at Belknap Hot Springs, and take the quick 15 minute drive back over to your cabin for some hot cocoa by the fire.
8 | Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Eugene
Pop in to the city for one of the sensational, diverse shows put on by the Hult Center. Ballet, comedy, live talks, and more - dinner and a show in the city are just an hour away from your cozy cabin retreat!
9 | Soda Creek Falls Trail
The breathtaking views of the region sure don’t slow down in cooler temps. Known for its appeal during the winter, this trail offers a low-impact hike for all ages. The lush, green mosses and Fir’s line the path to a breathtaking view of the Lower Soda Falls.
To stay up to date on Loloma happenings, check out our Lodge Events page. We look forward to providing you the cozy getaway of your dreams this winter.