My Spouse & I just spent several days with Don Flinn, the owner, and Myra & Michelle the Mgrs.
at the Secret Garden Inn near the Oregon campus in Eugene. They gave us an incredibly good experience! There were 23 in our party, and each couple had their own room or suite with their own bathroom. The staff, Don included, could not do enough for us. When I broke my sunglasses, he volunteered to drive me to the store to replace them. He and Myra also gave some of our party rides in their vintage Mercedes convertibles to & from the Tenn/Oregon football game, although it was just a few blocks to walk. The food and service were excellent, and their hospitality was the best I have experienced in a B&B. We are from Knoxville, and were up for the UT game, and were sincerely welcomed by many locals, who knew from our attire which school we were there for. I can't urge other travelers strongly enough to stay with these people when you need lodging in Eugene. Btw, I don't usually write reviews, but these people were so outstanding, I felt compelled to do so. Best Regards, Bill Gallaher
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secret Garden is an intimate, European-style Boutique Hotel one block from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Within walking distance to Matthew Knight Arena, Track City – Hayward Field, Steve Prefontaine’s Memorial, Hendricks Park, Autzen Stadium, Willamette River and riverside bike paths, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Maude Kerns Art Center, Beall Concert Hall and several Restaurants including Agate Ally, Beppe & Gianni’s Trattoria, Studio One Cafe, Wild Duck and McMenamins. In the late 1990s when Becky Kaiser became steward of this stately home once owned by the Baker family of the distinguished newspaper, the Eugene Register Guard. She brought with her the aura of her grandfather, Henry Kaiser, known as the father of modern American ship building. As the small inn’s proprietor, Becky Kaiser developed its themed charm from the book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.Since May 2008 when Don Flinn assumed ownership, Secret Garden’s charming staff continues the tradition of providing a sophisticated level of comfort and courtesy. The common rooms consist of a large lobby with intimate seating areas with fireplaces, two large dining rooms & gorgeous gardens ideal for weddings, meetings and social gatherings. Delicious on site catering provided and the attention to detail to create your perfect event. The staff enjoys sharing knowledge of the recreational pleasures of the Willamette Valley including the annual Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, Prefontaine Classic, UofO Football & Basketball games, NCAA Track & Field, wine tastings at nearby King Estates and always golf, especially at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon coast. (Ask about Secret Garden’s limo service available for your excursions.) ... more less