Our recent visit to Tu Tu' Tun Lodge, Gold Beach Or.
Our Tu Tu' Tun Lodge weekend on the mighty Rogue river in Gold Beach Oregon. It started with a call, answered by Ms Rory. Lovely, funny, and quite competent, reservation secured and correct. We were excited and arrived a little early, no problem. Greeted by the very delightful Holly and Ms. Jo, they seemed glad to meet and greet us. I thought, mmm so far so good. We were shown to our room. WOW. Really top notch from the grounds and gardens, trees and flowering bushes, to the lavish bed and bedding. Everywhere I looked not a leaf out of place, and of course full view of the river and forest. We were very impressed. Now mind you we have traveled extensively. In and out of this great country. Most states and both coasts many many times. As a pro performing artist (now retired) I have worked for cruise lines as well as several cruises as guests. Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska, Club Med, we have seen more than our share of world class resorts. 2 weeks prior to this stay we were at Paradise Lodge Oregon (again). We stay at White Rock resort on the Pacific ocean regularly. I can honestly say without doubt Tu Tu' Tun is as good as any! And much better than most. We stayed in room "Hayes eddy". #2. On to cuisine. Dinner outside for us, was served by the most gracious young lady " Malory". Truly delightful, informative, and very very smooth. The food 4 courses (even at breakfast) We were blown away!!! App was a mini taco of the best meat ever served elegantly on shaved radish. Asparagus puree soup w/ micro greens to add fresh, and the best handmade herb crackers. Absolutely delish! A beautiful salad of baby greens (mescaline) w/ thinly sliced crookneck, and zucchini topped. Fabulous! ( I never liked squash before now I do! only there!) Popover rolls hot and fresh from the oven.(much like yorkshire pudding minus the au jus). mmm. Next came a wonderful butternut squash and spinach dish (as I said I hate squash, never eat it! well this was magnific' I had seconds) along came a mediterranean cous' cous' with carrots and golden raisins. Truly out of this world good!Then came the perfectly prepared Chinook salmon. Presentation and attention to detail unreal! My gal said " best meal I ever ate". Now mind you I've been in the biz and have cooked for her for 14 years. I'm mad now. not really. The Executive chef came to every table to check on everyone's satisfaction. Mr. Austin Stein !! A kind and caring gentleman who is a true master chef. The title Executive chef in this case may be a modest signature on his chef's coat. True masters of the art of cuisine are a rare find I assure anyone. So to Mr. Austin Stein and his masterpiece creations, THE CHEF'S KISS !! to the power of 10. I know of only 2 others in this class and Austin may be the best of the best. Anyone who knows food would agree whole heartedly. Ms. Holly was so helpful in getting in the backroom to find my perfect momento shirts Sweet! Now Mr. Kyle offers up cocktails, wines from all over and champagne even French. And while handling all that he made my next reservation for me. ( which I messed up forgetting a previous appointment for that time. I called the office in a panic !! Oh Kyle dummy me, I am so sorry...He sez...Patrick no problem I can fix that for you. You can cancel no cost. I said heck no let's book asap just not on that date. He handled it all with class and no heavy handed attitude just sweet kindness and generosity to all the guests. I know I watch and listen. The staff is qualified, well trained, and managed. Attention to detail in all things at this resort!)
Breakfast was every bit as good. Both is display, presentation, originality, quality, homemade everything, cornbread toast, sausage made by Austin, poached eggs for us, ( any way you like) red potatoes cooked to perfection,(not all bland and under cooked for haste, no cooked to a golden brown crispy exterior and smooth interior.(Other options were available) Even the jam and condiments had floral decorations. ( with scent ) Grown on premise. Flowers that smell, veggies that have taste. Dare I say PERFECT? Indeed I do.!! Jennifer served the morn. with seasoned expertise, and good natured humor. Ms. Winslow a lovely young housekeeper/hostess with the mostest keeps the guest quarters in tip top order and super clean. Upon checkout Ms. Carol helped me, gave me a pen and pad to keep, then gave us a gift box for the road. Salted caramels! YUM. I don't know anyone there personally, nor do I have any affiliation what so ever with Tu Tu' Tun Lodge. Nor am I paid. In fact we were so impressed I made a new reservation for 3 weeks later. ha ha ha. We bought shirts form the lodge with logo. They put them in a swag bag. ATTENTION TO DETAIL !! Everywhere I looked. The turn down service leaves homemade divinity fudge for two on the nightstand.(far better than the standard andes mint chocolates) !! This resort shows what can be done with MANAGEMENT, TRAINING, QUALITY FIRST, AND GENUINE CARING FOR THE GUEST'S EVERY DESIRE. SO IN CLOSING WE WILL BE THERE ON THE 17TH. and many more to come. Enjoy Patrick Price, and Carla Dean. Thank You Tu Tu' Tun.EmojiEmoji