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The Best Eats, Things to Do & Places to Stay in Eastern Oregon

Use this page to jump start your Eastern Oregon dream. We've listed our favorite activities, places to stay, the most scrumptious eats, and other Eastern Oregon gems below. Have questions? Email us or follow the links to learn more about each recommendation. 


Looking for a complete itinerary or planned vacation?

We create custom Eastern Oregon PDF guides with clickable links and maps to the best eats, drinks, & to-dos on your proposed route. Don't sweat the planning and looking things up on the go. It'll all be in the guide. Contact us to get one started.

things to do

Eastern Oregon is BIG, and it has a lot of places to go & things to do. That means you can get stuck in a car if you're not careful. We can help you narrow down the options through itinerary planning, transportation, attraction booking, and accommodation reservations. All you have to do is show up.


Pendleton Downtown- rich in western culture.

Mt. Emily Recreation Area- nearly 4000 acres of MTB trails

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort- countless lakes & a rad ski resort

The Elkhorn Crest Trail- 21 mile point to point ridge trail

Wallowa Lake- gorgeous moraine-formed lake & resort

Oregon Trail Interpretive Center- award winning museum

Winding Waters- guided rafting and fly fishing

Hells Canyon Adventures- jet boating on the Snake

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute- museum of the Walla Walla,
Cayuse, and Umatilla Tribes

Sumpter Valley Railroad- vintage locomotive taking trips
through gold country

Wallowa Lake Tramway- open 9AM-4PM, lunch at top!

Wallowa Pack Station- variety of horseback rides

Joseph Rail Riders- explore Wallowa county by pedal rail car

Painted Hills- radical colored geological map of climate change

John Day Fossil Beds- world class stop for fossils & recreation


Steen Mountain Guest Ranch- horse riding
& cow wrangling at its most authentic

Malheur Wildlife Refuge- a birders paradise

Steens Loop Road- drive to 9000'

Owyhee Canyon Lands- red rock American west

Alvord Desert- an ancient alkali lake bed turned playa

Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge- out there, but so worth it

Pete French Round Barn- monument to one man's livestock empire

Diamond Craters- small but diverse area of basalt volcanism 


Ordnance- Boardman

Prodigal Son- Pendleton

Dragon's Gate- Milton Freewater

Terminal Gravity- Enterprise

Barley Browns- Baker City

Side-A- La Grande

Beer Valley- Ontario

1188- John Day

Steens Mountain- Burns


Places to Stay

Listed here are accommodations we love for their location, their service, or the experience they provide. Call us to book a packaged trip with discounted stays. 


Bar-M Ranch- Hot springs ranch resort outside of Pendleton 

The Jennings Hotel- boutique stay in Joseph

Barking Mad Farm- pet friendly farm and B&B near Enterprise

Geiser Grand Hotel*- Baker City's historic boutique hotel / Contact us for discounts if booking a tour too.

Urban Pine Properties- A great set of AirBnBs in Baker.

Teresa's AirBnBs*- Another great set in Baker City & LaGrande  / Contact us for a special discount.

Ison House*- boutique historic B&B and pub in Baker City / Contact us for a special discount.

Antone Creek Lodge- rental cabins on the way to Anthony Lakes

Good Bear Ranch- giant guest house at the foot of the Blues

Grande Hot Springs*- yurts and RV spaces at a natural hot springs near La Grande / Contact us for a special discount.

Cornucopia Lodge- Start your guided backpack trip at this mountain lodge. 


Crystal Crane Hot Springs- rustic hot springs resort with cabins

Hotel Diamond- historic hotel serving rad dinners

Steens Mountain Guest Ranch- wild west guest ranch & experience 

Frenchglen Hotel- boutique hotel with a long history


Minam River Lodge- wilderness luxury. fly or hike in. Contact us for packaged trips

Peavy Cabin- historic USFS cabin near the NF John Day Wilderness

Glamping- contact us for glamorous outdoor camping set ups 

Barber Ranch- 250+ acre ranch on the Burnt River, perfect for hunters, fishers, and seeing big big skies. Contact us for star gazing parties here. 

What's an Adventure Expert?

It's a name we made up for ourselves. We didn't pass any exams for this (well not exactly) and we don't have any framed certificates. Simply put, we've developed a knack for helping people explore and have fun in Eastern Oregon.

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