Dunroven by the River - A Vacation Rental - Troy, Oregon

Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day. 

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Troy Resort reopens under new management 

It’s a beautiful trip out to Troy this time of year with grasses greening up from fall rain and the elderberries ripe for harvest. And the road from Flora to Troy has been recently graded, so the drive is smooth.

There are also plenty of people to interact with right now — plenty by Troy standards. That’s because it’s hunting and fishing season. The hunting is good enough that there were three bucks in the walk-in cooler at Troy last Sunday, and I’m told that “the fishing is good, but the catching is slow,” (wink) according to frequent visitors.

A real fisherman may not need to catch a fish to have a great day, but last weekend fly fishers were reporting steelhead or trout on the barbecue.

But you don’t have to rely on your own foraging prowess or packed cooler when you visit Troy. Troy Resort restaurant, bar and store is open again.

The mercantile portion of Troy has been closed and up for sale for some months, but the asking price of $2.9 million may mean it will be a while before a buyer comes forward.

In the meantime, Karla Johnston and Doug Witherrite of Enterprise got tired of coming out to Troy and having no place to eat.

So, Karla made a call.

“Somebody had to do it,” Karla said. “I just got irked enough on a Saturday in August that I just called Shilo and said, ‘What’s it gonna take?’” What it took was a fiveyear lease.

So, Doug and Karla have left their jobs in Enterprise, packed up and are now camped at RV site number eight in “downtown” Troy.

On the day of the Troy Resort Grand Opening, I sat under the stuffed Cinnamon bear, watched by seven mounted elk and a coyote and had a big breakfast while I talked with customers.

Mary Ann Peterson of Troy had breakfast with her husband and a friend. She was celebrating not just a great place for breakfast and a place to pick up some food items, but the return of the local gathering place.

“This has always been the community center,” she said.

Keith Gribling and Kelly and Jeff Moore of La Grande were taking a break between fishing and wood-getting. This trio owns the winterized tent enclave in Troy.

“We’re excited to see the store open again with new management,” Jeff Moore said. “It’s great to be greeted with a smile. Hopefully, they’re excited, too.”

Karla and Doug are excited. They love Troy.

“We came down all last year and watched the ice jams — it’s so beautiful here,” Karla said. And they aren’t afraid of the roads or winter or work.

“It’s been a lot of fun, so far,” Karla said.

Karla, a former direct care provider, apparently thinks fun includes some deep cleaning, repairs and full days in the kitchen. Former log truck driver Doug thinks what they’re doing now is “Fine. I won’t miss chaining up the log truck in a snowstorm at all.”

The restaurant, bar and store are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Tuesdays.

The Troy Resort also includes a laundry room, bathhouse, septic dump station, four cabins, one double-wide trailer that sleeps seven, 20 RV sites and numerous tent sites.

You can learn more about what’s happening in Troy at two sites on Facebook: The Troy Resort and Wenaha Bar and Grill or the Troy, Ore. and Grande Ronde River site. Karla and Doug plan to advertise some special deals soon, so like their site on Facebook if you’re a Troy fan (or would like to be).

Loren, Glenda, and Kaylee visited us from Canada.  Their son Corbin is here working for Spay Lodge as a fishing guide.  They planned a nice family vacation here hiking, fishing and catching up. 

September 2016

Nature is always beautiful!  We found these Big Horn Sheep crossing the road to head back up top after having a drink of water in the Grande Ronde River. 
Have you ever heard of "Bum Washing?" Well, it's time for there here in Troy. If you stay with us we will shuttle you up to Wild Cat Bridge and you can spend the next few hours floating down the Grande Ronde River to Troy. You may have to stop, pick up your tube and walk to the next deep water. I can tell you from experience, it is a fun way to spend the day. Call us, schedule a stay, and enjoy the day tubing down the river.

As usual, the Troy Independence Day Celebration, 2016, was another resounding success!  The kids had a great time in the parade, the pie and cake auction was another success and the band for the street dancing was thoroughly enjoyed.  To end the evening we had another spectacular fireworks show!  We hope you all come back to enjoy our community event again next year!

Do you remember our story last fall about the squirrel, "Squirreling Away" nuts?  Patrick and I just filled 5 large grocery bags full of walnuts in the wood pile.  We are moving the wood and for every layer we move we find more nuts.  Interesting little critter.
June 2016.  I found some great shots of people rafting and camping on the Grande Ronde River near Troy, OR.  The day was beautiful and they were all having a super time!

Vacation Rental in Troy, OR

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The private studio apartment offers a queen bed, double futon sofa and warm wood heat for a cold winter night. We do offer air conditioning on those hot summer days! You will enjoy a full kitchen...
Sunrise on the Grande Ronde River.  You can't beat a view like that!

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It's raining in Troy, Oregon today.  The Wenaha Muzzleloaders arrived to sunshine earlier this week but unfortunately the rain came last night.  I was woken by at 6:00 AM with the first gunshot of the day waking up all the attendees.  :-)  Come on down and enjoy the entertainment on Saturday.  (Shooting all day, kids events, a wedding at 4pm, moonshine contest at 4:30, Dutch oven contest to follow. Than a potluck dinner at 6 PM.)  If you will be attending don't forget a potluck dinner. 
Steelhead fishing in Troy Oregon, on the Grande Ronde River,  has been extended to April 30 this year.  Fishermen are easily catching their daily limits. 

According to the Fish and Game Dept., as of Jan. 1, 2016, hatchery trout fishing is now year round. 

Jan. 11, 2016  

FYI - Fishing in Troy is great right now.  Come on down.  We do have availability!

The Turkey Whisperer

OK, I gave myself that title. 
I get to observe the wild turkeys every morning during the winter months into early spring. I keep learning things about what they are saying.
For one, they are calling me The Bread Man. "Where's the bread, man"? Things like that. I was down the road a 100 yards at a neighbor's house coming out the gate when a group of turkeys were strolling by. They recognized me and turned around and followed me back to the house...."more bread, please," they clacked and tutted.

[ You can also call me the Pied Piper of Troy Turkeydom...]

I observed the most amazing behavior this morning. It is snowing and I had just started feeding the 50 - 70 "locals". I noticed right off that some were not coming closer to get the bread. The occasional truck or car passes by and they move off the road but don't leave. Presently there is a logging truck parked at the corner with its motor running. There is even a dog on a leash across the street today and only 25 yards away. All that wasn't a problem. The holdouts, the turkeys keeping their distance, were acting and looking more and more agitated, then flew away. The main group stayed only a little while longer, but instead of running away, they also flew to the side of the mountain. I then put it together. A good 200 yards down the street a road grader had started plowing the road. It could have been seen by the turkeys; they have amazing eyesight, but again, vehicles passing near don't make them fly. They simply move off the road. Nor could the sound of the grader's motor been enough because it was too far away. What got them moving was the vibration they were picking up through the ground as the blade passed over the road, even at great distance.

The things the Turkey Whisperer learns....

I also had eleven deer at the gate last night. Now two of them take bread out of my hand. The cautious ones are the fawns. Mom warned them against people like me, I reckon. The attached picture is of some of the regulars. I think two of the fawns belong to the doe, the other is just visiting at meal time.

Patrick Dunroven

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Steelhead fishing on the Grande Ronde River has never been better!  A neighbor had caught 8 a day for three consecutive days.  About 2 a day were keepers.  Some friends who hiked down the Wenaha River managed to catch some bass and some rainbow trout.  The weather is great so come on to Troy, Oregon and hit the river!

October 8, 2015
The photos above were taken on the way in from Lewiston yesterday.  I always enjoy seeing the Big Horn sheep. 
Our friendly squirrel...Started making a home in the space/overhang that Patrick had built onto my work space.  We plugged that up.  Yesterday we saw him going into a space under our house roof at the back door.  Patrick plugged that up.  Today we discovered he found another way to get under the eves on the roof.  Patrick plugged that up!  Yesterday we managed to find all the walnuts we thought we didn't have.  We thought the tree just wasn't producing as many as last year.  Not so...that squirrel is squirreling away all of our nuts!  We found at least 500 in the wood pile.  Those are the ones we could reach!  We know there are more in there but we don't feel like un-stacking and re-stacking the wood pile so...as we use wood we will pull them out.  Patrick has the live trap out hoping we can catch him/them and move him/them on down the road someplace.

 [ the following dated entries relate to a forest fire that came to Troy ]

August 30, 2015

I went for a walk in "downtown" Troy at the close of this day. OMG! [oh my god!]...the National Guard has arrived as well. They are here setting up communications primarily. It is almost beyond words the gear ( certified boy toys?) needed. Specialty trucks for extending stationary communication, speciality generators, entirely self-contained bathroom and cooking facilities on tractor rigs, tents made for wedding receptions, the list goes on. In a two mile section of the only road leading into Troy, there is no less than three communications antennas. I saw one group of three men in uniform setting up their communications. 

"You aren't contacting the aliens, are you?" I asked.

"If you know of an easier way, you might let us know," they humored me.

"Hello, try a 900 number."

They laughed.

This has to be a blank-check, government-run, let-the-red-ink-flow endeavor. There are two ambulances on standby, 24/7, and in 10 years I have never seen an ambulance in Troy. It seems like anyone who owns a water truck has a contract. [ $1300 a day, and that is probably 8 hours...] There is an open invitation to attend dinner at the National Guard tent for any local so inclined. Easy enough for the National Guard, local prison conscripts are the cooks. The road into Troy remains closed --- so it says, but I have never seen more strangers and that is just since yesterday. Perhaps they have heard the menu of the day.

I am making cookies and banana nut bread almost every day. I take some to this group, then that group. I get plenty of "thanks". but I can't bring myself to ask what seems like an obvious question, "when are you all going home?" or point out the obvious, "Hey, you all know the fire is over yonder at least four hollers," or "It's now only wilderness...let it burn." Somehow I know, my intuition keen as it is, since the fire is still only 10% contained, this could be a boondoggle.

I especially want to bring some direction to the "war room" at the end of the street. The map of the area, if that is what it is, is overlaid with symbols that could only be part of a cabal. At least color in red where the fire is. Instead, "they" have invented a secret code of dots of different sizes connected with hashed areas and dashed lines with not even an arrow that might direct you "look here". Someone has laid out the reality and the plan for the reality, and not consulted me at all.August

August 25, 2015

Five days have gone by since this fire got near Troy, longer if you count when the lightening started it. I just rode my bike by the Fish and Game headquarters one mile down the road and suddenly there are four or five large tractor trailer rigs parked on the grounds. One is dedicated only to showers. One is for chow, porta-potties scattered around, and large open-air tents which will probably have tables. Two other tents are completely closed off but look like they have air conditioning or air exchangers. Must be for the supervisors. The area septic company has moved three trucks down here to serve all the porta-potties. I think the local restaurant can close now with several chow trailers open.

I can only assume these people are planning to stay a while.

August 23, 3015

Troy features smoked cow and smoked fish in case that adds to the appeal of coming to Troy. The smoke is worse than it has ever been. The fire remains uncontained and is now over 100 square miles. I am staying indoors because it has some relief. I thought the fire was heading mostly east and north, but I have just learned it also headed west and south. There is over 70 fire-related vehicles just sitting here. There are so many fire fighters that there is a campground designated "Day Sleepers". The road into Troy is closed. I would add that is to keep fools out, but too late. I have this image of supervisors standing around just scratching their head of where to start. Keep in mind this is all wilderness, so very few roads, so, yes, they don't know where to start. Ambulances have now joined the fire vehicles. I wonder if they will take the cats out. To add to the mess, Yoda, the boy cat, got into it with a skunk and from the smell of things, he lost.

We need rain, but the forecast is sun and more sun. At 2:30 p.m. (now) it is only 73 F. Wait until the 90 degree temps kick in next week. If I were to choose to leave now, I would have to drive a couple of hundred miles to get free of the smoke. Guess I will pour myself a double jigger of tequila and layer a different kind of haze.

Al Bowling, a guest from Anchorage, AK, visited us in June.  These are some of the wonderful Hummingbird pictures he took and shared with us.  We had a great time rafting on the Grande Ronde River as well as picnicking at the Three Trails Trail Head. 
March 1, 2015

 Great pictures of fishing the Grande Ronde River in Troy, Oregon.  Two success stories! 
February, 2015 

Patrick enjoys feeding the wild life in the area and needless to say we can have 4-6 deer and up to 70 turkeys at our front gate on any given day. 

Feb. 23, 2015
There have been reports of catching steelhead in the Grande Ronde River in Troy, Oregon.  As I was driving into Troy yesterday, along the Grande Ronde I noticed quite a few fishermen, campers, and warm campfires.  Come on down and enjoy a nice weekend fishing in Troy!
Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise, Or as well as Lewiston, ID situatied  on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo Trails.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day. 
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The above picture was taken by Lynne Robinson earlier this fall.  The river is now twice as high and flowing fast. 


Nov. 29, 2014
Patrick and I were driving to Lewiston yesterday morning.  We came up on the Grande Ronde River Lodge and look what we found in the lodges' lawn.  We have never seen that many Big Horn Sheep at one time.  What a beautiful setting!
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Thanksgiving Day

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful Thanksgiving Day!  The weather is perfect and the eats are a food lovers delight.  While the turkey was in the oven roasting we went for a walk to stretch our legs and to also make room for the feast to come.  While walking we were able to get this great picutre of a mountain goat posing just for us.  Bird hunting is upon as and elk hunting is just around the corner.  Steelhead fishing is still open and we do see a few fishermen this time of year. 


Patrick and I wish all of you a happy holiday.

Nov. 4, 2014
Fishing in Troy is still really good.  We suggest you come on down, stay awhile and hook those steelhead!  Some  guests even caught some dolly varden this past weekend.   They have come here every year for quite a few years  and they said they have never seen a dolly varden. 

With permission of the US Post Office and the owners of each mailbox, Patrick rebuilt the box holder so it looks much nicer and cleaner.   You can see the before and after photos above. 
John is a local guide available year round for your fishing pleasure on the Grande Ronde River in NE Oregon and SE Washington. Holding guide licenses in both states, John provides an excellent experience for all anglers.  Click the picture above to go to his website or click here http://www.agranderondeguide.com/
Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day. 
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Turkeys roosting on our side gate .  Fall is coming and they know that Patrick will feed them bread from now until it's to cold.  

Oct. 4, 2014
It's a beautiful day in Troy, Oregon.  Fisherman here are having lots of luck catching steelhead.  Hunters are getting their tags filled with elk or mule deer. 
Sept. 30, 2014
 In talking to several fishermen in the last couple of days people are catching 4-5 steelhead a day.  Unfortunately most of them are wild, but you will still have the thrill of catching a steelhead.  Book a room, come and enjoy steelhead fishing and some great fall scenery. 

Sept. 30, 2014

Today Patrick and I drove up Promise Road past Wild Cat bridge to check out the progress on repairing the wash out from last spring.  We had heard it was completed and it is!  So....if you want you can come to Troy via this road.  It is 44.6 miles east of La Grande, OR, and 2 miles west of the town of Wallowa.  Once on this gravel road you are 39 miles from Troy.  Be aware that this road is one lane in places and fairly rough.  Even though travel time is the same if you go to Enterprise and down people in the area prefer this road because you are cutting miles off the trip. 

Here are some new pictures of the wash out just above Wild Cat Bridge on Promise Road.  DON'T PLAN ON USING THAT ROAD ANYTIME SOON!

Patrick and I drove up yesterday to see the progress.  There are now lots of rocks to begin the process of building a new road but...that's about it. 
Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day. 
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Beautiful pale yellow swallowtail butterfly!

June 25, 2014
Normally, if you want to raft the Grande Ronde River from Minam to Troy, you plan on a two or three day adventure with camping along the way. At a gradient of 19 feet per mile and a distance of 47 miles, this scenic waterway draws hundreds of visitors in its summer season.
I had read somewhere that depending on the flow rate (presently around 4,000 CFM), one could raft the distance in one day, albeit a long one of 9 hours or more. I set out at 8 a.m. punctually, and arrived in Troy before 4:30 PM. That doesn't necessarily mean I recommend this. As I sailed past fly fishermen and campers, well over 50 people, I could see primitive campsites that could be enjoyed as an alternative to my been-there, seen-that, check-it-off philosophy.
The weather was overcast, so maybe in the 70s. With the river flow moderate and a 12 foot raft to myself, it was not too stressful. The guide books list three of more Class III rapids, but with a large raft, the most that can happen is one gets a little wet. I did see an aluminum drift boat abandoned on an island that had its back side ripped like it had encountered a bad can opener. But, this is an exception, I'm sure. Ok, my observation of one day on the Grande Ronde may not be a good sampling. But, hey, try it.

June 23, 2014

Patrick and I took our UTV to the top of Bartlett Bench with a picnic.  We were scoping out possible hunting spots as well as enjoying a beautiful day. 

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June 10, 2014

Patrick was working on the river deck this afternoon when he saw a momma goose and 3 goslings swimming by.  One of them was obviously not as developed as the other two and Patrick said the spot on top of the head where feathers will come in was on the younger on.  Sweetie Pie had a spot like this.  So...we are hoping that she found a family to live with  she she is well and happy.  One can only hope!


Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day. 

Sweetie and Patrick enjoying a swim in the river.  It has been so much fun watching Sweetie Pie grow but, unfortunately, the night after this video was taken Sweetie Pie disappeared.  In Patrick's words; "I went over to "her yard" last light to say goodnight to Sweetie. There she was in her favorite place by the bench overlooking the river. I would like to think the river called, but this morning, Sweetie was gone. I imagine an owl took her."    

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Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day.   

May 29, 2014

D.Pennington came over HWY 62 today coming into Troy, OR from LaGrande, OR.  He found mountain goats on the road.  We have never seen them before anywhere near here.  



May 29, 2014


Sweetie and Patrick went for a walk.  Actually, Patrick WAS going for a bike ride but Sweetie Pie kept getting out of the yard to follow him so he put the bike away and they went for a walk to the Grand Ronde River.  She had never walked so far before nor had she been in the river as yet but didn't seem afraid to at least walk in the water.   

May 25, 2014

Sweetie Pie update:  She is growing by leaps and bounds now.  Her wing span is definitely growing and her feathers are coming in.  She has decided it is OK to hop into my work space and spend time with me.  I would be OK with this if it weren't for the fact that she is not and never will be potty trained!  lol  I have added a few new pictures for you to look at.  

May 24, 2014

To those people who may be reading this...THE ROAD IS STILL WASHED OUT!  Please don't try to drive down the Promise road out of Wallowa towards Wild Cat Bridge.   Some guests attempted to drive down it yesterday.  They got within 10 miles of Troy and had to turn around and go through Enterprise and Flora in order to get here.  This added another 3 hours to their trip.

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Today Patrick got on his dirt bike and rode as far up as he could on the Promise Road.  He got a few miles beyond Wild Cat Bridge and this is what he saw.   This spring the road was washed out.  This picture shows you what is left.  We haven't heard yet if they are going to repair it or not.   



May 15, 2014

Sweetie Pie update.  Sweetie is growing by leaps and bounds.  She follows Patrick and I all over the yard and if she can't find us she goes hunting for us.  Today I was near our garden working when she disappeared.  I started calling for her and couldn't find her anyplace.  She had crossed the street to the river front property and was enjoying the shade and grass.  She has also discovered worms today.  She can't get enough of them.  She has also discovered where Patrick keeps his fishing worms.  A picture is included. 

Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day.   

Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day.   

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About a week ago we were coming home from Lewiston.  On the Grand Ronde River Road we discovered a gosling with no family nearby.  So...we have adopted it and are raising it until it is big enough to fly off with the others.  Here  is a video I took today of him bathing, slipping and swimming. 

Last Thursday was beautiful and sunny.  Patrick and I decided to put in our raft that we had bought and do a short float from Wild Cat Bridge to Troy.  It only took about 2 hours give or take.  Very fun, relaxing and the scenery was beautiful.  

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April, 2014

A friend was out enjoying the day near Troy when he found this eagle up in a tree.  They are such a beautiful bird.  We usually have 2-3 eagles in the area.   Coming to the Grand Ronde River in Troy, Oregon offers so many sight seeing adventures.  You never know what you will find around the next river bend. 

We were out driving today and found this Goose and Gander with their goslings.  Cute pictures.   Click on them to enlarge.

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April, 2014


Today we saw the first rafters coming down the Grand Ronde River from Minam.  They said they had been on the water for 4 days and they were heading down to Bogan's Oasis with plans for at least one more overnight.  All I can say is BU-R-R-R!   

 April 2014


We've added the convenience of a rental raft (4 people maximum) when staying in our vacation rental.  Please contact us for rates and requirements. We will shuttle you 10 miles up river and pick you up no more then 10 miles down river if requested.   

March 2014

Patrick and I drove over to Joseph and Wallowa Lake today.  It was a spur of the moment trip but relaxing and fun.  On the way over we saw some deer and a bobcat.  This is a great drive for animal viewing.  

We stopped at Stein's Distillery where we tasted some vodkas, whisky, and great tasting cordials.  We ended up buying a Blackberry Cordial which was - WAS - yummy!

We also stopped at  the Stubborn Mule Saloon and Steakhouse for dinner.  What a wonderful meal.  On Friday's they have an all you can eat fish and chips meal which was out of this world!  We can't wait to go back on a Saturday for their BBQ'd  Prime Rib dinner.  

Come visit Dunroven by the River in Troy, Oregon.  We are 50 miles from Enterprise on the Grand Ronde River.  You will enjoy, steelhead fishing on the Grand Ronde River or trout fishing on the Wenaha River.    Rafting and kayaking are great summer sports as well as hiking the Wenaha or the Hoodoo trail.  When choosing any of these activities you will enjoy a restful nights stay in our vacation rental at the end of an adventurous day.