Posted by Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip
I hadn’t even landed in Eugene, yet I was already excited for my trip. You know you’re ready for a vacation when you book the airfare, reserve the lodging and you start reading all the blogs you can find about your destination. The pre-trip planning stage; some hate it, others thrive on it.
I was looking forward to my stay at the Augusta House. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a lot of college students attending the University of Oregon. As a former UofO Duck myself, I’m often asked for lodging recommendations in the Emerald City. I thought it was about time that I re-visit the area so that I could offer dependable advice on the best places to eat, where to go on a rainy Saturday in Eugene or the best places to fly fish.
Now that I’ve experienced the Entourage Suite, I can say first-hand that the Augusta House is lovely. The 720 square foot suite sleeps four comfortably and priced at $119 mid-week, $30 each additional person, the price is dirt cheap. The downstairs suite is pet-friendly, $25 extra for the dog, and has direct access to the fenced backyard. For folks traveling with multiple members of the family the Augusta House offers all the amenities of home with much better electronic toys than you’ll find at my house. The Entourage Suite includes three 37″ flat screen TV’s, an iHome clock radio system for iPods and use of the complimentary Dell laptop computer.
At 4,300 square feet, The Augusta House can be used for a girl-friend getaway or corporate retreat. And did I mention that there’s a resident chef in the house? Owner Marilyn Augusta’s son, Colin Rhoads, is on property to help with any special needs and is the culinary talent in the kitchen. Upon check-in, guests are given a clip board with morning breakfast choices and beverage selections. Ask and you shall receive. There’s also a gourmet kitchen available to guests should you want to fix yourself a snack. With all the nearby dining options in Eugene, I don’t think this is necessary, but it’s a nice feature. There’s also a hot tub in the side yard and the backyard offers a downstairs patio and upstairs deck to relax and watch the sunset. Sweet, indeed.
It is great to find luxury dog hotels where you can pamper yourself and bring your pooch along as well.
August House 1 (541) 342-8615
2585 Bowmont Drive, Eugene, Oregon 97405