I’m so happy you discovered Rugged Country Lodge and our website. I’ve got a hunch you found us because you’re someone who’s probably a little bit like me– you love finding the unexpected in lodging, having grown weary of the same old homogenized experience found in all those other chain motels. And I’m betting you want a good value to boot. Well, rest assured, you came to the right place!
As a well- seasoned traveler myself, I’m always looking for that special little place that pays attention to the details, is sparkling clean, feels cozy and warm- -like a bed and breakfast—all the while exuding a unique vintage charm that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
And that’s the fun of Rugged Country! As an independent small business owner I get to do it my way, which means I’ve packaged up all those qualities into one darn cute little place that is anything but boring! Rugged Country Lodge isn’t for everybody, but it is perfect for YOU–the guest who wants a serendipitous vintage experience in an authentic roadside motel in historic Pendleton, Oregon. Once you’re here, we guarantee you’ll dream soft!
Once Upon a Time
When I was a little girl I loved playing house. I spent hours fluffing pillows, picking and arranging straggly flower bouquets and constantly reorganizing my parents’ well-worn furniture. Well, I’m all grown up now, but that doesn’t mean I’ve quit playing house. No, now I’m doing it on a little grander scale!
To date, I’ve re-decorated my way through quite a variety of abodes: a cab over camper, a horse trailer with living quarters, an office building, various homes, a restaurant and yes, I’ve even designed what I call “Ralph Lauren” tipis at the RimRock Inn in Enterprise, Oregon! As a matter of fact, I’d probably redo the dog box, if only I could get into it!
Having a small motel to redecorate has truly been a labor of love and has given me great satisfaction. I’ve tried to make Rugged Country Lodge the kind of place I love finding out on the road, but seldom do. My decorating style is influenced by many things and is tailored to the project, but certainly traveling in Europe has had a major effect. Above all else, my first priority (in wherever my decorating takes me) is to make the space feel as warm, cozy and inviting as possible.
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