Sunday, October 11, 2009

Old St. Francis in Bend, Oregon

We went with Randy to Bend and stayed in this cool little place called McMenamins Old St. Francis Hotel. McMenamins is known for their terrific pub food. They like to buy old schools and turn them into hotels/pubs. This one is an old catholic school.
We stayed in the Parish House. It was a 2 story 5 bedroom house. Very luxurious. The decor was old fashioned.

Above is the front of the house.
Here's the back. The path led right to a cozy little patio with fires burning to keep you warm.

I LOVED the fence which went all around the property.

There were cool finials on the posts.

Brick paths took you all over to the different houses.

In every room there were words written on the walls with a hand painted picture.

Here's one of the bedrooms.

In another building was the hotel if you just wanted one room. We had to go down this
really cool hallway to get to the soaking pool.

It was really dim inside. The hall was lined with pictures of students who went through the school. For those of you who know me see if you can spot me in this photo. It was kind of creepy really because it looks just like an outfit I used to wear.

Here's the soaking pool. It's actually a giant hot tub with no jets or bubbles.
Just this cool fountain with stalactites growing on it. And the lion heads spouting warm water.

The whole room was done in these tiled mosaics. Very pretty!

Here's another funny hall picture.

We ate dinner in the Theater. The movie was The Proposal. It was hysterical.

The theater seating was old fashioned love seats. It was really cool and comfy actually.
You ordered your food and drinks in the back and during the movie they brought you your food. Alex was terrible so Robyn had to take him swimming in the soaking pool so that was kind of terrible for her in a way. But Alex loved the pool. The food was delicious and I loved sitting so comfortably to watch a movie.
The next morning we walked downtown and found this great crepe place for breakfast. There was this man sitting on a bench with his wallet open. Randy put money in it. LOL!

Then we went to Smith Rock. This is a famous rock climbing place.
I'll tell that adventure next time.
Here's one more picture of the cool fence. I want...I want...I want...


Megan and Greg said...

That looked so fun!!! So much character in everything!

heidi and Doug said...

so jealous would love to stay in a place like that!

Shannon said...

Sorry we didn't make it. I will have to post about my yarn soon but I am on the school's computer right now.

Dan said...

Way lots of history around this place. A fun way to watch a movie.

fiona said...

That place looks awesome! The soaking pool...the THEATRE, where you sit on love seats and just eat! That would be so fun. Yeah, I can't see Alex being tooooo interested in that, haha! I would love to stay somewhere like that one day. That is a cool fence, too. I take it we'll be seeing a similar one sprout out at your place one of these days?

zachariah said...

Looks beautiful! I love the soaking pool!

Sutherlands said...

It was so much fun! I even if I did miss most of the movie, the soaking pool was really fun! Thanks to Uncle Randy for making this trip possible! Paul and Alex and I had a great time!

Megan and Greg said...

That looks a lot cooler than I imagined!