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Get Away to Eugene-Springfield

Published: February 25, 2021

 

Feeling a little stir-crazy? It's time to discover just how much Oregon has to offer! Here are some favorite places to stay within a short drive for a mini-break this season.

Note: make sure to plan ahead and check current guidelines for travel. 

Luxury at the Inn at the 5th

Inn at the 5th

 

Embrace a luxurious stay at Eugene's sophisticated downtown hotel, Inn at the 5th. Check into the urban experience with their "safe-cation", the same meticulous cleanliness, care and comfort with added reservation flexibility. Follow along with Marissa (A Blonde Vintage) to learn how to make Inn at the 5th home base for a South Willamette Wine excursion.

Book a spa appointment at Gervais, make a FaceTime private appointment for shopping at Freudian Slip, and feast on a Provisions dinner box with wine pairing right in your suite. If your getaway is a surprise for your loved one, order an online themed package from Provisions to set the mood. Their creative collections include "Tea & Comfort", "At Least We've Got Chocolate" and "Wish We Were at a Parisian Bar".

If you are craving a dine-in restaurant atmosphere, Marche is open for limited reservations at socially distanced outside tables. Wine is also pouring at J.Scott Cellars. So you can truly get out and about without going far.

Discover the Arts at The Gordon Hotel

Gordon Hotel Eugene by Melanie Griffin

 

Check into the new Gordon Hotel in downtown Eugene. The most recent hotel addition in the Market District is dedicated to the arts with fantastic art pieces throughout the property. There is even an "art bar" for guests eager to try something new. While some hotel floors, amenities and services are still in the process of opening, the hotel already offers an upscale urban vibe. Walk to great dining, wine bars and shops (including the Nike Store) within the immediate vicinity.

Want to ramble? From the Market District, enjoy a stroll through downtown on a self-guided mural tour or hike to Skinner Butte Park for a picnic by the river. Soak up the vibrancy of downtown with its color, beauty and buzz.

Whether you want to shop the 5th Street Public Market, explore your creative side at lobby "Art Bar" or cozy up with a book, The Gordon… More Info

Cool Vibes at the Hyatt Place

Person reads beside the fire pit on the sky deck lounge at Hyatt Place in Eugene. There are string lights, tables and people in suits drinking on the ledge in the distance.

 

Start your vacation morning with a celery juice from Nekter Juice Bar. Treat yourself to spa services at Chikara Salon & Spa. Enjoy take out from Sabai Thai and end the day with a cocktail on the Hyatt Place rooftop deck and Sky Bar under the stars (services on the Sky Deck are limited and subject to change so please call ahead).

The Hyatt is located at Oakway Center with its prime shopping and dining options—many offering online ordering and curbside pick up. Burch's Shoes is now open so you can indulge your shoe habit. And speaking of shoes, Eugene Running Company will even deliver shoes! Have an interest in diamonds to go? Skeie's Jewelers is offering curbside pick up. 

Need a getaway? Check in and enjoy two complimentary cocktails, freshen up in your spacious guestroom before heading to the Sky Bar –… More Info

Make a Splash at Valley River Inn

A child holds her breath under water in a large swimming pool. Her mom is behind her wading in.
 

Valley River Inn is a beloved Eugene property on the banks of the Willamette River. Many landmark celebrations have been honored with a bubbly brunch or elegant dinner at the hotel's Sweet Waters restaurant. Now book the Inn's "Oregon Resident Discount" package with a river-facing balcony room and enjoy take-out meals in your room. When the pool opens in May, lounge outside in the sun. 

Bring your bicycles or borrow the guest bikes provided by Valley River Inn and ride the 12 miles of paved path encircling the riverfront. Stop for a cold craft beer on the patio at McMenamins North Bank and watch the world stroll or roll past.

Start planning your spring escape now and save big on your stay. Indulge in true rest and relaxation in your spacious riverview room, or… More Info

Health & Fitness at the EVEN HOTEL

Photo is of a clean, bright room with exercise equipment.

 

The EVEN HOTEL is pledged to health and fitness — so take advantage of their current staycation offer and book an active getaway for your family. Make reservations for their fitness center, take the kids to the indoor pool and enjoy a healthy grab 'n go breakfast. Then head out the door to Alton Baker Park along the Willamette River, just a half a mile walk from the hotel. Stroll down to the water's edge and watch ducks and geese. Visit the Peace Park and explore the interpretive signage and art installations around the park—so good for mental health! Then ride bikes along the miles of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System and get your blood pumping. 

Try Something New at Tru Hotel

Tru by Hilton Eugene by Melanie Griffin

 

Tru by Hilton encourages you to break out of old routines with an exciting adventure package. Along with a change of scenery, toss axes at targets or book a private escape room challenge with your family. Tru's Glenwood location is perfect for take out pizza from Roaring Rapids, and for accessing the trails along the Willamette River. After hiking the nearby riverfront paths, head into Springfield along Main Street for excellent food and shopping.

Family Comfort at the Hilton Garden in Springfield

Hilton Garden Inn Eugene-Springfield by David Bayles

 

Get away from the same four walls and enjoy a family trip to the Gateway neighborhood of Springfield. Surrounded by many family-friendly restaurants, some offering outdoor seating, you'll enjoy a break from home cooking. Plus with the Hilton Garden Inn's continuous squeaky clean experience, you can feel comfortable. Add in some shopping with curbside pick up at area stores.

Springfield is a gateway to plentiful outdoor activities, so with the Hilton Garden Inn as your basecamp, take the kids fishing, hiking, mountain biking and paddling. Close to both the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy on-the-river excitement. How about a jet boat ride or a river rafting trip? If you need to gear up for an adventure, Cabela's is nearby. Your family will relish staying somewhere new and getting outside in nature!

Belknap Hot Springs Resort Pool by Melanie Griffin
Kick start your "near-cation" with a great vacation deal from one of these regional properties… More Info
Author: Taj Barnhart Morgan

Taj Barnhart Morgan is the Director of Content Strategy for Travel Lane County. A journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, Taj has two decades of special event management and hospitality marketing experience in San Diego, CA and Maui, HI. Passionate about mothering, and back to her Oregon roots, she is discovering the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region all over again through the eyes of her daughter.