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Locals' Staycation: Signature Bend – A Hidden Trend



There's a new boutique hotel in town, and chances are you've never heard of it. In January of 2018, what was once the Red Lion Inn on Third St. was purchased by Third Street Ventures and underwent $3.1 million worth of renovations. "And that's just the beginning," said Debra Jolma, the Director of Sales and Marketing for what is now Signature Bend. "We are still planning on renovating all of the guest rooms; so far we've redone the lobby, the exterior and the fire pit."

Outdoor fire pits coupled with $5 pours? Yes, please. - COURTESY OF SIGNATURE BEND
  • Courtesy of Signature Bend
  • Outdoor fire pits coupled with $5 pours? Yes, please.

Jolma detailed some of the many amenities Signature has to offer guests. "We encourage locals to bring their own bikes," she said. "We're close to beautiful local biking and hiking trails along the river, within blocks of the hotel. Guests can hang out by the swimming pool or fire pit after a day of hiking. Our on-site food truck, South Yo Mouth, just opened, and we have nine local beers and ciders on tap, along with some local wines." Speaking from personal experience, both the beer and wine pours are extremely generous for the $5 price tag. 

Jolma added that while the Signature doors are open to local families and couples in need of a "getaway," the hotel also accommodates those on the business side of things. "We encourage local organizations that want to have gatherings of 10 or fewer people to come utilize our complimentary space," she said. "Whatever it is, a business meeting, a networking event, an informal gathering; we're happy to accept groups. We'll set up tables for social distancing and people can bring their own food or snacks and grab a drink from the bar."

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