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“Awesome Bed & Breakfast in Eugene, Oregon”
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Secret Garden Inn
Ranked #8 of 17 Eugene B&B and Inns
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
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“Awesome Bed & Breakfast in Eugene, Oregon”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

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

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

My wife and I had a delightful time at this charming bed and breakfast. The hosts were very attentive and accommodating. The rooms are very well appointed, and it is in a safe and quiet neighborhood adjacent to the university. The breakfast was very well prepared, and made to order. Given the quality of the accommodations, convenient location, and delicious and filling breakfast we felt it was a very good value for the price. We will definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends who are visiting Eugene.

Stayed September 2013
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SG I, General Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
"You are delightful"... for taking the time to say such wonderful comments about the inn. We so appreciate you staying with us, writing such a wonderful review and referring us to your friends! You're the BEST! Myra
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

I loved my stay at Secret Garden Inn in Eugene!
From the night I arrived, until the afternoon I checked out, the staff was so kind and pleasant, and the Inn and grounds were well kept and comfortable. It is warm, homey, charming, open and airy, with the cutest lounge areas- replete with tea and magazines.
This is the best place I've stayed in the entire state of Oregon, by far.
I had to go down to Eugene at the last minute for business, and I had not planned to stay anywhere, so I spend a few hours driving around the city looking at various B&Bs.
The Secret Garden Inn was the most charming and spacious and the most reasonably priced, so I chose to stay there! It's located in a quiet, beautiful neighborhood, too.
The owner (Don or Doug?) was so sweet and accommodating, waiting up late that night to let me in, after my tour d'B&Bs around town! HA!
I had a wonderful experience there and highly recommend staying at that charming abode!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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SG I, General Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 5 September 2013
Thank you Abby! You were like a long lost friend the moment you walked in the door! The photos are great and we so look forward to your next visit! Hugs, Myra
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Stayed here for four days in June. So pleasant in every way. The staff is so welcoming, the rooms delightful, the ambiance relaxing. Liam the cat, who lives just outside and has his own heated quarters, is an added plus. Close to everything. Delicious breakfasts. Can't wait to go back. Wendy A.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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SG I, General Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
Thank you Wendy so much for taking the time to write such a sweet and wonderful review!!! Liam misses you and we do too! Looking forward to your return visit! Myra, Michelle & Liam!
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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent two delightful days here while visiting our son, a student at UofO. Myra was very welcoming. The breakfast was yummy and so charming to have in the sunroom. Our room was large and well appointed with beautiful trees outside the windows. We especially appreciated the Keurig coffee maker on the 2nd floor just down the hall from our room. The service was top-notch. Myra even invited our son to join us for breakfast, which was kind of her. Other staff we interacted with were equally nice. And when I needed to borrow scissors and tape to wrap some gifts, I was able to get them right away. We also very much liked the upstairs living area. It has a couch, chairs and a coffee table and was the perfect setting for doing a little birthday gathering for our son. They also have some games there, which we didn't use but might have had it been rainy. The location was perfect for us - just a block from campus, two blocks from Prince Pucklers ice cream and Beppi and Gianni's restaurant, as well as a few other eateries. Many more eateries within about four blocks. A great experience all around, and we'll be back in late June for a four night stay.

Stayed April 2013
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SG I, Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 9 May 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write so eloquently about the Secret Garden Inn. Your lovely descriptions really create a true feeling and ease about this magical place. We hope your travels lead you here again soon. With heartfelt grace we appreciate you.
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This very comfortable and relaxing inn was once a sorority house and the design of the rooms and inn highlight this. Rooms are spacious and inviting, the hallways lead on and allow you to wander, the large dining rooms look out upon the garden and you can relax and enjoy a wonderful homemade breakfast while the sun shines or the rain trickles down. There is a small garden with a tiny winding path too. The university is two blocks away and restaurants are downtown and just a short drive. Check-in was simple and the service provided was excellent.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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SG I, Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 14 May 2013
Thank you so much! The architecture of the inn created so many nooks to escape and relax... inside and out! Wandering describes that perfectly. And we are so blessed to have great restaurants within walking distance. My personal favorites are Beppe & Gianni's Trattoria, Studio One and Agate Alley! Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write such a beautiful description of the inn.
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Stayed there with my daughter so she could tour the University of Oregon campus. The Inn is lovely. The room was spacious, comfortable, quiet and clean. The Inn Manager was professional and courteous. The location was perfect -- walking distance from the UO campus. My only complaint was that the wireless internet was unreliable and slow when it worked.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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SG I, Manager at Secret Garden Inn, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We so enjoy hearing about your stay with us, especially the good stuff! But it is very important to know what's not quite working right as well. Funny, I was with Comcast most the day trying to get that little internet problem taken care of. We hope to welcome you again soon with zippity fast WiFi!.
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Property: Secret Garden Inn
Address: 1910 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Region: United States > Oregon > Eugene
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Eugene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
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 

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