Built in 1911 as the county poor farm, historic Edgefield is a destination resort in the Pacific Northwest that blends Oregon’s natural beauty with McMenamins’ signature whimsy. Original buildings have been carefully restored, gardens bloom, great food and drink abound, and entertainment reigns.
In the stately main building there are over 100 guestrooms and hostel accommodations without televisions or telephones, encouraging tranquility as surely as do the rocking chairs on the verandas. Guests may choose from rooms with en suite bathrooms or with conveniently located common private bathrooms down the hall. You’ll find complimentary WiFi in and around the Black Rabbit Restaurant, the Library and in many of the event spaces.
Explore the grounds with a pint in hand. Flowers, vines and shrubs tumble and twine through gardens, a soaking pool shelters under towering trees, and glass blower and potter craft their wares onsite. When your meanderings take you indoors, consider the extensive artwork that tells the story of this magical place and pick up a souvenir in the beautifully curated gift shop.
And that is just the beginning. Edgefield’s 74 acres include a distillery, brewery, winery, numerous small bars, spa, soaking pool, golf course, movie theater, event spaces, live music, and fires for gathering.
Edgefield is a pet-friendly hotel, though pets are only allowed outside at bars and restaurants. Plenty of bicycle parking is available at the racks across from the Power Station.
Edgefield is a stop on the West Gorge Food Trail and is featured in Tastebound: A Culinary Tour of Oregon’s Mt. Hood & Columbia River Gorge.