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Old 08-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Canyonville Oregon off the I-5, a nice place to stay...

We just started FT'ing January this year so everything is still new to us so far. Stayed in Anacortes WA for most of July, average temp was in the low 70's. Liked it much more then any summers we spent with 115 degree's plus at our old sticks n' bricks place in Palm Springs. While driving to Anacortes in late June we stayed overnight at Seven Feathers RV Resort in Canyonville Oregon.
DW liked it so much, all she could talk about was getting back to it. Checked back in Friday and plan to stay at least 2-4 weeks. So far (as of August 15th) high 70's low 80's and gorgeous!
Resort was built by The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians about 5 years ago and is a no expense spared 5 star facility. It is located across the I-5 from the Seven Feathers Casino. Besides all the things you would expect, like an indoor pool/spa, gym, private shower facility, free wifi, cable TV, etc. They also have a 24 hour on demand shuttle service that will take you to the casino for dinner (quite good) or into town if you need to do any shopping errands.
We feel truly pampered here. We have stayed at many so called "Resorts" in other areas and have spent much more then what it costs to stay in a real luxury resort such as this one.
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We have stayed at 7 Feathers also and share your sentiments. Wish there were more like it. Next month we are thinking of going to Anacortes ourselves. Where did you stay? We are thinking of Pioneer Trails.

This month we are headed out to Joseph, OR, a new destination for us.

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We've stayed there in the RV parking lot, no hookups but just fine for getting some rest and dinner. Casino's are great places to stay, good meals available and if you don't gamble, cheap too.
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A few years ago, we went to Anacortes and stayed at Seven Feathers on the way up and back. You're right, it's very nicely done. I could see hanging out there for a while, no problem. We stayed at Pioneer Trails in Anacortes. It is another place we'd recommend. It's a whole different flavor, but very nicely done.
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We are on day 31 of going full time. We are hanging around Anacortes at Fidalgo Bay Resort until house close this coming Friday (and we get THE check). We have stayed at 7 Feathers many times. About two years ago we stayed a couple of extra days waiting for timing on the pass to clear. Got the early route reports from the office and started a chat with the manager. I asked him how they were doing with the recession in the rv business. He said the tribe made a conscious decision to set the standard in Indian rv parks. In my opinion they have and are. He also said the they have no problem staying busy because of location, location, location. They are in the perfect stop over spot for every northbound or southbound rv'er. If anyone is traveling I-5 in either direction and haven't stayed there, they should. Just to have something to compare other Indian casino rv parks to.
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We have stayed at 7 Feathers also and share your sentiments. Wish there were more like it. Next month we are thinking of going to Anacortes ourselves. Where did you stay? We are thinking of Pioneer Trails.

This month we are headed out to Joseph, OR, a new destination for us.

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Pioneer Trails is an excellent choice. When we first arrived in Anacortes we stayed at the Northern Lights Casino RV Park. Full hook ups with 50a service and free wifi for $22.50 a night. Overlooks Fidalgo bay and short walk to the beach. We stayed for 5 days (7 day limit) while we looked for a nice place to stay. We choose Pioneer Trails RV park because of it's state park like atmosphere. It has a feeling of camping in the woods but has all the conveniences of a modern full facility RV park. It also has reasonable prices, but they don't take credit cards.
If you have time check out the whale watching tour boats. Found a $50.00 off coupon online and got to see pods of Orcas swimming right up to the boat. (rare)
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Thanks for the reply. Can't wait until we make it to Anacortes. Keep us posted of your favorite places. It really is great to hear from people who have been there and seem to appreciate the kind of destinations we like too!
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We're lucky - we live there! Friends can't understand why we have an RV.
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We frequent Northern lights Casino RV park, can't beat the price and the casino machines are quite giving....I have won just about every time I am there and usually in excess of $1000.00 no lies. From there the town is just a short hop. We plan on stopping at Seven Feathers this September for our 2 week holiday and cross over to 101 hwy and then scoot back up the coast. I have enjoyed reading this thread!
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We discovered Seven Feathers in 2007 by accident. We stopped to just overnight and ended up spending a week!

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Thanks for the reply. Can't wait until we make it to Anacortes. Keep us posted of your favorite places. It really is great to hear from people who have been there and seem to appreciate the kind of destinations we like too!

Today we drove about 15 miles north of Canyonville and checked out a place in Winston Oregon called Wildlife Safari. I'm not one much for Zoo's but this place was a lot of fun. It's the same premise as a place called Lion Country Safari that I visited in Laguna Hills CA 30-40 years ago. I believe there is still one operating in Florida, but the one in California used to allow people to drive inside the park and see the Lions from the comfort of their own cars. There were no cages and signs were posted everywhere to keep your windows up!
They're long gone now and I never imagined I would ever get to drive through a wildlife preserve again until today. We arrived about noon and drove through the park. I really wasn't expecting much but I was surprised that most of the animals were not in cages and you drove into different areas to see them all. To my amazement they said it's okay to drive through with your windows down. Only the most dangerous animals were contained behind fences, but there were areas that you could drive by next to them that allowed for better viewing then most walk in Zoo's.
As with most of my other experiences at the Zoo, many of the animals were sleeping during the day. No problem! They allow you to go 2 times in one day. We went into town and ran a few errands then we came back at about 4:30pm. I have never seen anything like this in my life. All the animals were out and about, obviously it was "Feeding time at the Zoo." Now I know why that saying came to be. All the animals would come up close to the car to see if the food was there yet. Got some great pics!
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Wildlife Safari.!
Last time we were there (took the now deceased step daughter) and her two kids you could drive right through the lion area but you had to have the windows up and they had a guard in a tower watching you along with those in a vehicle.
Good place to go and we did the two trips through also. One earlier and one later in the day. Worth the second trip through too.
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Another good casino is Spirit Mountain. We usually stop there on the way to and from the Oregon coast. When we get to the coast there is also Chinook Winds although we don't think the food is as good as Spirit Mountain, plus it's a lot smaller.
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Just a heads-up if you're coming to Anacortes.

The Swinomish Casino (just west of the twin bridges) has started on the construction of a 9-story hotel. It's on the bank of the slough, just east of the main casino building, extending to the north. There's a lot of construction equipment around the place and several of the RV sites are out of use. I would expect there's quite a bit of noise and dust, too.
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