Saturday, August 18, 2012

Diamond, OR

This past week poet friend, Kate, and I drove to the Hotel Diamond in Diamond, OR, population 5. Neither of us had even been, and I wanted to check it out for dinner because our friends, Bronwen and John, are coming for a visit next weekend. The hotel serves lunch and dinner, and it turned out to be a nice place, good food, pleasant kitchen staff, they accommodate vegans, and the atmosphere is great. Fine wines and beers available. Dinner reservations are required. I snapped a few photos of the hotel and surrounds. Diamond Valley is a jewel. The hotel has about six rooms on the second floor. They are small but very clean and nicely decorated with two shared baths. Price is $81 a night and includes breakfast. The whole place is charming. It is closed in the winter. People come from all over to relax there including birders, hunters, and city folk from the west side.
Road sign with horse eating trees - not much green around right now.

Intersection where signs are looking north.

Hotel Diamond

Big old trees around hotel

Back of hotel. Lunch room on left, old ice house in middle

Gust relaxes in the cool living area on a hot afternoon. Kitchen in background.

Diamond Craters are on the road to Diamond Valley

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