I've been wanting to stay at a McMenamins hotel for a long time and finally realized the dream a few weeks ago when we had a much-too-brief overnight stay at the McMenamins Old St. Francis School hotel in Bend, Oregon.It was as wonderful as my expectations! The rooms are converted from actual classrooms, covered wall to wall [and ceiling!] in wood and log accents, with McMenamins' classic murals, clever celestial accents, and a healthy dose of wit.
|[old school drinking fountain outside our room; oh yes, it works!].|
|[light fixture in our room no. 114].|
|[our room no. 114].|
|[our bathroom room no. 114].|
The crowning touch: the heavenly heated saltwater soaking pool, with about 1/3 of the ceiling open to the sky...must be incredible when it snows down into the pool. I could've stayed there all day!
|[to the soaking pool].|
|[oh so heavenly saltwater soaking pool].|
|[unbelievably gorgeous murals surround the pool].|