From Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip
After a morning of Dune Buggy riding in North Bend, Oregon, I was looking forward to checking into my hotel room at the nearby Mill Casino to kick back and relax. I stopped to have lunch at the Plankhouse Restaurant and was very happy with the crab melt sandwich.
The recent $42 million dollar hotel expansion not only added more casino space and much needed meeting room suites, it upgraded the waterfront hotel with a seven-story, 92 room tower.
I could have spent the entire morning in the spa bathtub that looked out over the water. Instead, I moved to the deck, wrapped in the fluffy white cotton hotel robe and scanned my book. Afterall, I was reading “Out Our Backdoor” a paperback outlining Oregon South Coast Driving Tours and Day-Hikes in the area. That afternoon I ventured to Golden Falls with guide Marty Giles and was in awe of her local knowledge and the natural beauty that surrounded us on our hike to the thundering water fall.
The Mill Hotel, owned by the Coquille (pronounced “Ko Kwel”) Indian Tribe, has done a nice job with the natural decor and color scheme in the tower rooms. Those in need of a 42″ flat-screen TV will be happy, as well as the complimentary internet access, but for me, the real beauty of the area is in the outdoors. My complimentary room, one of six bay-view luxury suites, rented for $280 a night with the AAA discount in the winter. Check the website for getaway packages and if you enjoy gambling, consider the Millionaires Club for benefits and discounts.
Mill Casino Hotel and RV Park 1 (800) 953-4800
3201 Tremont Avenue, North Bend, Oregon 97459