Info about Big-K Guest Ranch, venue for 2018 Nature’s Landscape Retreats.

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Contact Big-K directly to make retreat housing/meal reservations, at 541-584-2295, or e-mail: lodge@big-k.com.

Event Pricing Per Guest (meals & housing only).

PLEASE NOTE: Big-K Guest Ranch is handling all housing and meal registrations. Fee for Claudia’s Teaching Sessions are not included in these costs – please see the page on this website: Teaching Sessions REGISTRATION FORM for the 2018 Nature’s Landscape Art Quilt Retreats.)


Big-K pricing includes: conference room rental, lodging cabin accommodations and meals as described below.

May Event housing/ meal costs (Thursday, May 17 thru Sunday, May 19):
4 guests/cabin: $258
3 guests/cabin: $301
2 guests/cabin: $387
1 guest/cabin: $645

October Event:
4 guests/cabin: $243
3 guests/cabin: $281
2 guests/cabin: $357
1 guest/cabin: $584

Cost for “Day-Trippers”

Retreat attendees not requiring lodging will be charged a one-time fee of $129 per guest, for meals and use of Conference Room.

Typically, Big-K requires a 50% deposit to confirm a reservation. All deposits are fully-refundable if notice is provided within 24 hours of the check-in date.

Check-in: 2PM
Check-out: Noon

RETREAT MENU:
Thursday Dinner: Fiesta Taco Bar featuring seasoned beef, refried beans, spanish rice, flour and hard-shell tortillas, shredded cheese, assorted vegetable toppings, tri-colored chips, black bean salsa, sour cream & guacamole

Friday Brunch: French toast, oatmeal, yogurt & granola, assorted fruit

Friday Dinner: Burger Bar: seasoned patties with barbecue sauce (veggie burgers if needed), buns, cheddar, swiss & pepperjack cheeses, lettuce, tomato, red onion & pickles, mayo, mustard & ketchup, baked beans, potato chips

Saturday Brunch: scrambled eggs, bacon, toast bar, assorted cereals & milk

Saturday Dinner: Pasta Bar: spaghetti bolognese, penne with cilantro pesto sauce, chicken fettuccini alfredo, garden salad & grilled seasoned french bread

Sunday Brunch: caramelized onion & gorgonzola quiche, sausage & potato quiche, spinach & gruyere quiche, assorted fresh fruit

Beverage bar featuring coffee, tea and iced water provided and available to guests for the duration of the events.

There will be fresh fruit and other snacks available in the Conference Room throughout the retreats.

About the Big K Guest Ranch

The Big K Guest Ranch is a full-service resort destination nestled within a historic 2,500-acre Century Farm along the majestic Umpqua River in rural western Oregon. The ranch property includes ten miles of private river frontage and bountiful recreation opportunities. An outdoor-lovers’ paradise, The Big K Guest Ranch is home to cattle and horses, as well as native birds and wildlife. Guests enjoy regular sightings of blacktail deer, Roosevelt elk, black bears, bald eagles and Rio Grande turkeys.

The rustic elegance of the Big K’s lodge, full-service restaurant and conference and meeting rooms welcomes guests to the ranch. The log lodge evokes a warm, cozy atmosphere with hardwood floors, custom river rock fireplaces and gorgeous panoramic views. The Umpqua River is just steps away from the lodge, providing guests with the opportunity to stroll through a peaceful meadow to the river following a meal or event at the lodge.
Recreational Opportunities at the Big K

The Big K Guest Ranch is an outdoor-lovers’ paradise. Tall, majestic forests, serene grassland meadows and the famous wild and scenic Umpqua River Loop surround the Big K lodge and guest cabins, providing unforgettable recreation opportunities on the ranch. Our staff is eager to help connect you with the amazing recreation opportunities offered on the ranch and nearby. Attached is our menu of recreational activities:

Recreational Opportunities at the Big K
The Big K Guest Ranch is an outdoor-lovers’ paradise. Tall, majestic forests, serene grassland meadows and the famous wild and scenic Umpqua River Loop surround the Big K lodge and guest cabins, providing unforgettable recreation opportunities on the ranch. Our staff is eager to help connect you with the amazing recreation opportunities offered on the ranch and nearby. Attached is our menu of recreational activities:

Nearby Attractions, Dining & Events in Elkton:

Elkton, Oregon, a 10-minute drive from the ranch, is a charming historic community located along the Umpqua River in Oregon’s coastal mountain range. While tiny in size, it’s nearly 200 residents welcome and entertain visitors with unique attractions.

Attractions
Elkton Community Education Center [elktonbutterflies.com]: A cultural, educational and social oasis, ECEC features a native butterfly pavilion and flight room, authentic replica of historic Fort Umpqua, native plant walk-thru park and gardens, gift shop, library featuring works by local artists, a seasonal café and espresso shop, and much more.

Wineries
Elkton was recently awarded its own AVA designation by the federal government and [www.elktonoregonava.com] is home to eight vineyards and six wineries, four of which operate tasting rooms:

Anindor Vineyards – tasting room open Wednesday-Sunday, 11AM-5PM, at 1171 Vintage Dr., Elkton [anindor.com]

Bradley Vineyards – tasting room open Wednesday-Sunday, 11AM-5PM, at 1000 Azalea Dr., Elkton [bradleyvineyards.com]

Brandborg Winery & Vineyards – tasting room open daily, 11AM-5PM, at 345 First St., Elkton [http://www.brandborgwine.com/index.php]

River’s Edge Winery – tasting room open daily, 11AM-5PM, at 1395 River Dr., in Elkton [riversedgewinery.com]

Dining
Arlene’s Café, General Store & Sports Bar – 14858 State Hwy. 38, in Elkton, open daily
El Guerrero Azteca – 14971 Hwy. 38, in Elkton, open Thursdays-Tuesdays, 11AM-7PM
Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Café – Open Wednesday-Sunday, 6AM-8PM, 14836 State Hwy. 38, in Elkton
Outpost Café at Elkton Community Education Center – 15850 Hwy. 38, in Elkton, open seasonally, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 9AM-5PM
Elkton Station – 14940 Hwy. 38, in Elkton, open daily
Elkton Food Center – 14804 Hwy. 38, in Elkton, open daily

Attractions Just a Short Drive Away From the Big K Guest Ranch

Antiques
Oakland, Ore. – Stroll back in time along Oakland’s historic row; shop antiques, collectibles, furnishings and gifts. The town features history and architecture preserved from the 1890’s and earlier. [http://www.historicoaklandoregon.com/]

Crater Lake
Crater Lake is a national treasure of unmatched beauty. You won’t regret making the nearly 3-hour drive from The Big K to see this stunning lake, so clear and blue it looks like something out of a fairytale. [http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm]

Covered Bridges
Douglas County is home to 53 historic covered bridges; the largest concentration in the western U.S. [http://www.oregontravels.com/_bridges/douglas.html]

Lakes
Cooper Creek Reservoir [http://www.co.douglas.or.us/parks/view_park.asp?index=14]
Crater Lake [link to: http://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htm%5D
Diamond Lake [link to: http://www.co.douglas.or.us/countyinfo/dl.html%5D
Lake Marie [link to: http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=83%5D
Loon Lake [link to: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/loon-lake-recreation-site/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74083%5D

Oregon Coast
Experience the rugged, stunning beauty of the Oregon coast. Here are a few nearby oceanside attractions:
Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area [link to: http://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=156%5D
Heceta Head Lighthouse [link to: http://hecetalighthouse.com/interpretive-center%5D
Florence [link to: http://www.florencechamber.com/%5D
Oregon Coast Aquarium [link to: http://www.aquarium.org/%5D
Oregon Coast Trail [link to: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/Pages/OCT_main.aspx%5D
Sea Lion Caves [link to: http://www.sealioncaves.com]
Tide Pools [link to: http://oregontidepools.org/%5D
Winchester Bay [link to: http://www.winchesterbay.org/%5D

Trails
Douglas County Hiking Trails [link to: http://www.co.douglas.or.us/countyinfo/hiking.html%5D
Oregon Coast Trail [link to: http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/Pages/OCT_main.aspx%5D

Waterfalls
More than a dozen waterfalls cascade through the forests bordering the nearby North and South Umpqua Rivers. [link to http://visitroseburg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Thundering_Waters_Brochure.pdf%5D

Wildlife Viewing
There are several nearby attractions that help you get close and enjoy the wildlife native to our area.
• Dean’s Creek Elk Viewing Area [link to: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/visitors/dean_creek_wildlife_area.asp%5D
• Oregon Coast Aquarium [link to: http://www.aquarium.org/%5D
• Sea Lion Caves: America’s largest sea cave [link to: http://www.sealioncaves.com]
• Wildlife Safari: Drive-thru wild animal park on 600 acres; open year-round and includes a train and children’s zoo. [link to: http://www.wildlifesafari.net/%5D

Wineries
The region’s wineries produces award-winning wines, including: Baco Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Riesling. There are over 25 wineries in the area. [link to: http://visitroseburg.com/wineries/wine-map/%5D

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