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Eugene Spring Staycations

Looking for a quick trip to get out of the house this spring? Here are some great mini adventures that can be found around Eugene.

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St. Patrick's Day in Eugene

Recommendations for celebration St. Patrick's Day in Eugene

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February Drink of the Month: Eric's Trip

An earthy cocktail mixes burbon and green tea for a unique and refreshing taste for February

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Healthy Lifestyle at Valley River Inn

New Year’s Resolutions come and go but health is always important. Here at Valley River Inn, we are committed to healthy practices in all aspects of life and we can help you stay on track for your all of your health goals. Whether you are meeting a weight loss goal, training for an athletic event or simply making healthier life choices, we are here to support you. 

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Wedding Planning Helpful Hints

Congratulations on your engagement!

Your engagement is a fun time and also a busy time preparing for the big day. We’ve gathered some helpful hints for all of you recently engaged brides and grooms. 

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Careless Whisper: January Cocktail of the Month

Create your own Careless Whisper with recipe from our Mixologist, Lucas Buhr.

Using Hpnotiq as your base, you will start with a great light blue color. Add a touch of fresh lemon juice and a hint of honey syrup for a sweet and sour addition to the Hpnotiq. The final surprise ingredient is crème de menthe. Careless Whisper is a citrus berry forward with a cooling backend. Both tasty and beautiful, blend with ice and garnish with a lemon twist and a mint sprig for the perfect January cocktail! 

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O Christmas Tree

The age old traditions of decking the halls with boughs of holly and setting up a tree have been around for many years. Plants and trees that remained green year round had special meaning for people in the winter months. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away evil spirits.  People dating all the way back to ancient Egypt would decorate their homes with greenery in celebration of the Winter Solstice which meant that spring and prosperity were near. Today, around the world, people set up trees in their homes in celebration of the holiday season. About 35-40 million Christmas trees are bought in the United States every year. The largest producer of Christmas trees among other states is Oregon.

Here are some tips for optimal tree health.

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New Year's Eve Contest

Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!

It is time for Valley River Inn’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration with Satin Love Orchestra and we are hosting a contest for a chance to win tickets to the show! This year’s theme is “The Roaring 20’s with a Disco chaser.” Our viewers will have two opportunities to win!

Starting today, we invite you to follow Valley River Inn on Pinterest ( and check out our “NYE 2014” board for inspiration to party like its 1921! 

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