The state of Oregon has a lot of things to offer – amazing cities, enchanting forests, and mesmerizing coastlines. What more can you ask for when it comes to leisure? Well, you can ask for eco-friendly hotels in Oregon! Do not worry – Oregon is full of those. Currently, around 30 different hotels state-wide are implementing eco-friendly policies. They are doing this to support the ‘environmentally conscious tourism’ movement. Some of the hotels boast of having different kinds of eco-friendly certificates, while others do everything to show their green initiatives without them.
So, when visiting Oregon, why not stay in a hotel of this kind! Besides having a great time there, you will also be able to learn a lot about green life and sustainability. Thus, if this is something you are interested in, here are some of the best eco-friendly hotels in Oregon.
One of the best eco-friendly hotels in Oregon has to be the one called WildSpring. It is located in Port Orford’s lavish forest. And, it is a hotel with the largest number of green certificates in the entire state (and maybe even in the whole world).
From the beginning of its construction, WildSpring local contractors ensured that the ecological footprint was minimal. Yes, there are ways to reduce your carbon footprint even when building! And when they were done with construction, they planted a ton of trees, bushes, and flowers around it. Moreover, what makes this hotel even more eco-friendly is that almost everything is built from natural materials. Everything from walls and floors to linen and soap was recycled.
This hotel is basically a cabin surrounded by lush vegetation. To its guests, it offers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of big cities and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. You can try eco-friendly activities such as kayaking, hiking, biking, bird or whale watching, or even relaxing in a hot tub overlooking the ocean.
SCP Hotel Redmond
If you find yourself in Redmond, we advise you to stay in the SCP Hotel Redmond. It is within walking distance of many eco-friendly activities such as hiking, paddle boarding, boating, etc. But that is not what makes this hotel eco-friendly. This hotel has been working on sustainability from the start. It carries only local goods, eliminates the use of plastic, and is actively working on recycling products such as bedding and bath items (soap, shampoo, shower gels, etc.).
Moreover, SCP Hotel Redmond is also an excellent option for those on a budget. So, for instance, if you decided to move to Redmond from another state and make it your home, and if your new house or apartment is not ready yet, this is a fantastic place to stay. Besides teaching you how to be ‘green,’ the SCP Hotel Redmond will also offer you excellent accommodation for little money.
If you are looking for some of the best eco-friendly hotels in Oregon, that is in Oregon’s mountains, consider going to Timberline Lodge. It is a place perfect for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and doing all those mountain-related activities.
Timberline Lodge is located in the city of Mt.Hood, and it is committed to preserving it. The hotel only uses local goods, offers public transit from the city to the mountain, and handles snow by using innovative, eco-friendly snow-grooming systems.
This place is also great for teaching children about sustainable living too! Children can learn (and see) all about solar panels, LED lighting, using less power and water, avoiding plastics, etc.
Old Parkdale Inn
If you want to visit one of the most eco-friendly cities in Oregon, go to Hood River Valley. And, if you want to stay in one of the best eco-friendly hotels in Hood River Valley, go to the Old Parkdale Inn. This charming little bed&breakfast place is surrounded by orchards and is minutes away from the Columbia River Gorge.
Guests can enjoy fresh, local foods here. They can rent a bike and explore the city. Or they can go to the nearby river and participate in many eco-friendly activities such as boating or even go on a rafting adventure.
Old Parkdale Inn will make you fall in love with Hood River Valley. It may even motivate you to pack your bags and move to this charming, gorgeous city. If it does that, be sure to make your move sustainable, too – that is how you will make friends here. There are ways to be green when moving, don’t worry. You can, for instance, use eco-friendly packaging supplies and do your best to recycle or reuse everything that is left.
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
Some people want to support green living without enjoying eco-friendly activities such as hiking, boating, etc. They want to stay somewhere sustainable but still somewhere fun and adult-like. Well, Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland has all of that.
This hotel has a game room, a restaurant, live music shows, vine nights, city views, etc. But, what makes it eco-friendly is that it hires local staff, serves local products in its restaurant, buys vine from local vine producers, replaces regular light bulbs with LED ones, uses energy-efficient and water-saving appliances, etc. Moreover, here is where you can charge your electric car or even rent a bike.
Portland is the most eco-friendly city in America, so when staying here, it would be a shame not to stay in some of the best eco-friendly hotels in Oregon too! So, take this opportunity and allow it to teach you about living green.
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