A covered deck lets you take in the bucolic scene from The Farmhouse at Tabula Rasa Farm.

DIY: Tips for a Successful Airbnb

MAINTAIN INVENTORY No guest wants to have to run to the store for a sponge or toilet paper on vacation. Higgins uses Amazon’s subscription service to stay on top of supplies for the River Cabaan. “A lot of the admin of an Airbnb is the stock and the cleaning,” said Higgins, so streamlining the process with regular deliveries is a time-saver. Have on hand things that visitors commonly forget to pack as well, such as extra toothbrushes and deodorant, said Smola-Foti. DON’T FORGET THE OUTDOORS While the Carlton farmhouse has a lot of dedicated outdoor space, including a deck and covered porch, Smola-Foti makes sure to populate it with ample seating so that guests can take advantage of finding a place in the sun. Likewise, at the River Cabaan, there’s a hammock, too. KEEP IT FRESH No one wants to dry off with a towel that’s lost its fluff, or…

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Top 10 Stories of the Year

Top 10 Stories of the Year From building your own sauna to romantic getaways, the foods that made Oregon famous and Gert Boyle on the new direction at Columbia Sportswear, our Top 10 stories of the year are our reader-sourced favorites. Here’s a chance to catch up on the year or use these as a roadmap for 2019. Build Your Own Sauna Who doesn’t want their own sauna? This DIY project combines the indoors, the outdoors and the creative spirit. Planning Your Oregon Romantic Getaway From luxury spa hotels in Portland to rustic, cozy fireplaces at ski resorts and stunning views on the Columbia and unplugged digs away from it all, treat yourself and your partner to something memorable. Five Getaways to Oregon’s Warmest Locales A tropic banana belt of warmth envelops the southern Oregon Coast. Eastern Oregon has its hot spots. Central Oregon’s high desert pleasantly surprises, too. Check…

The Jennings Hotel: A Superbly Stylish Passion Project

The Jennings Hotel is a superbly stylish passion project in the lively town of Joseph written by Jen Stevenson As the autumn chill sets Eastern Oregon’s bigleaf maples ablaze and the season’s first snows paint the almighty Wallowas winter white, roll your dusty wagon down the main street of Joseph, a wee but lively Wallowa County town that’s made a name for itself as a bona fide destination for adventurers both artistic and extreme—with the boutique hotel to match. A superbly stylish passion project dreamed up by “accidental hotelier” Greg Hennes and brought to life by an ambitious Kickstarter campaign, this unlikely mecca of art, design and creative camaraderie sits on the top floor of Joseph’s Jennings Building, a two-story circa-1910 brick structure that could have been pulled straight from a spaghetti western. Inside, things get decidedly more modern—each room was designed by a different acclaimed artist, architect, or designer,…