Jeffsetter Log: Oneway Never Ending date VII.VII.MMXV
After our stay at Green Springs Inn and Cabins, Jeff and I continued north. We GoPro’d our way through the forest. I know Jeff is working on editing down all the footage we took on the drive. We stopped at a few places including Crater Lake before heading up to Bend.
At Crater Lake it poured, so we ate lunch in Baby B to wait out the rain. Poor Jeff had to drive through a monsoon on the road from Crater Lake to Bend. The rain was much needed for the area, but the drive was also white-knuckled madness. I noted to Jeff that I think it had been over a year since I had seen rain like that.
Eventually, we arrived in Bend, having to make the worst left turn off a Freeway you could imagine. After 5 minutes, a polite Oregon driver eventually stopped and let us turn in front of them. Thank you!
Bend is great, and the Hampton Inn Bend was as well.
On July 7th, the Jeffsetters arrived at the Hampton Inn in Bend, OR for a one night stay. You may recall that I originally booked this stay for June. Oops! This is why I can’t have nice things, I guess.
The Hampton Inn is located in the revitalized Old Mill District which offices shopping, restaurants and movies. The Deschutes River runs right by the hotel and has a great path for running/walking/skipping around the river. You can also rent paddle boards and kayaks for the river.
There is also a casting course along the river to practice your fishing line casts.
We headed into downtown to visit Deschutes Brewery and Public House for dinner. Some of you may have seen on Instagram that I ordered all of the beers. The server informed me that I was the first person to order all the beers since she had been working at the pub.
The Slumber Room
Pretty standard, comfortable, clean with a fridge, desk and sitting area.
A creepy post-it note on the bed told me the:
“Duvet covers and sheets are clean for your arrival.”
I forgot to take a picture of this. But, you can kind of see it on the left corner of the headboard in the picture above. Is this note necessary? Was this an issue for the Hampton Inn? I had not thought about this until I saw the note. I guess the hotel chain started leaving these pillow notes as a result of the Bed Bug Bombardment of 2012(ish).
This tells you the last time I stayed at a Hampton Inn. Or perhaps I did stay before with a buggy duvet and dirty sheets.
The Throne Room
Again standard and clean.
Ok swimmers, I give two yays and a wowie to Hampton Inn. The shower has a shave ledge. Jeff is blocking it in the above picture.
I guess we didn’t take any picture of the lobby. The staff was courteous and friendly.
The Dining Hall
No pictures of this either. Hampton offers a breakfast with your stay. The area looks contemporary styled and is large. I thought they had a nice selection of food. I enjoyed fresh fruit and greek yogurt. Jeff ate eggs and some bagel breakfast pizza thing, minus the bagel.
The Hampton Inn is in a great location, reasonably priced and offers what you would expect from a Hampton Inn property.