January 31st, 2013
The Fairgate Inn is pleased to have been selected as the new home of the Camas Washougal Chamber of Commerce. The CW Chamber will hold its monthly luncheon meetings at the inn beginning with its February 21st event. Members of the chamber include industrial giants such as Georgia Pacific and Hewlett-Packard as well as diverse corporations like C-Tech, Underwriters Lab and Pendleton Woolen Mills. The Chamber promotes “positive business leadership, participation, collaboration and accountability” for the community. Their mission includes being the primary business advocate for the areas of Camas, Washougal and East Clark County. Non-members are welcome to the luncheons and encouraged to come meet and network with local leaders. Click here for more information on Chamber events and opportunities.
January 22nd, 2013
Don’t miss the Marry ME! Wedding Show this Sunday at the Hilton Convention Center in downtown Vancouver. DIY planning seminars, charity bridal gown sale and the biggest showcase of wedding cakes in the Northwest! Ticket proceeds will benefit two great animal causes: The Pongo Fund and Panda Paws Rescue. The show runs January 27th from Noon to 5pm and includes two educational sessions featuring a panel of wedding pros to answer all your questions. Stop by our booth and say hi (look for the crystal tree of lights) … we’d love to see you. Come for the fun and get inspired! Click here for registration and directions.
January 16th, 2013
Predictions for travel in 2013 point to continued popularity in staying on the ground vs paying the high cost of air travel. According to Conde Nast’s, The Daily Traveler, airlines have hiked air fares repeatedly in the past two years—about ten percent overall. The consensus is that fares will rise another three percent in 2013. The good news is that when the economy does allow for more of us to take those dream trips, we’ll have better planes to do it in. After ten years of losses and bankruptcies, U.S. airlines are finally adding new aircraft to their fleets, replacing the old dogs with state of the art 787 Dreamliners and the newest versions of the 737 and A320s. Look for better seating, more amenities such as in-flight Wi-Fi, individual screens with more entertainment and better seating. Meanwhile, make plans for your staycation with us and enjoy all the comforts of home … away from home. We’ll have your favorite suite ready and waiting! Book your stay today.
January 3rd, 2013
Calling all brides-to-be. Don’t miss the Portland Bridal Show on Jan 12 and 13 at the Oregon Convention Center. It’s the biggest and the best AND the most fun. Stop by our spacious corner booth and say hello (look for the gorgeous full color backdrop of the inn). Enjoy fashion shows, taste testing and browsing through the aisles of table decor, flowers and accessories for your big day. SPECIAL OFFER: Every bride who registers with us at the show will receive an invitation to attend the private Fairgate Wedding Showcase featuring our scrumptious menu items. Click here for info on the Portland Bridal Show. See you there!
December 19th, 2012
Winter weddings are becoming more popular in the US and Great Britain and the trend is expected to continue. Although Spring and Summer still top the list, brides are falling in love with the allure and magic of the winter season. And why not? There’s something about the frosty air, cozy fires and the smell of pine that spells romance. Here in the Northwest, we never run out of natural ways to decorate for a winter event. Pine cones and birch bark for centerpieces and evergreen boughs like cedar and fir for bouquets and table runners. Holly, winter berry, persimmons and pomegranates add texture and sparks of color. Guest favors can be fun and affordable ranging from hot cocoa kits, to mini snow globes or felt owls. And nothing can feel more fairytale than a winter wedding. Picture snowflakes suspended from chandeliers, white candles in frosted glass and paper whites on ivory linen. Love is always in season but we have a soft spot for snowy celebrations. Book your winter wedding at the Fairgate Inn now!
December 12th, 2012
It’s not too late to book your holiday event at the Fairgate Inn. Whether it’s an intimate family gathering or an office party for 150, we’ve got the perfect menu and decor to create your holiday cheer. Here’s what Steve Sorensen, President of Market Contractors, shared about their recent event:
“We held our annual holiday party at the Fairgate Inn and had a wonderful experience. We comfortably entertained 85 clients, partners and Owner-employees in an exquisitely holiday-decorated mansion while enjoying scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and listening to Christmas music from the baby grand. The sit down dinner was a feast for all combining salmon and filet mignon followed by a wonderful dessert to top the evening off. The service was excellent and attention to detail was superb. One of the great benefits was being able to have our out-of-town guests stay at this bed and breakfast. The rooms are magnificent … Chris you and your team made our holidays brighter and we are so thankful that we were able to experience your hospitality. We will be back and I highly recommend the Fairgate Inn to everyone!!!“ Come get inn on the holiday spirit … book your event today!
November 29th, 2012
Looking for the perfect color choice for your vintage wedding? Check out this gorgeous combo of pewter and purple. Instead of the glitz and bling of silver, pewter brings a rich and toned down elegance that enhances color companions like regal purple. And its natural aged quality helps create a vintage vibe. Continue the theme with strings of pearls accenting your centerpieces and vintage brooches nested in flower bouquets. It can be so fun to find your own special touches. Search resale stores and ask your relatives for items they might want to contribute for decor like vintage books, mirrors, lipstick holders, jewelry, folding fans. TIP: Remember to layer vs clutter and arrange items so they look like they were naturally left there vs styled.
November 14th, 2012
This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. The Fairgate Inn is proud to be small business that has met the challenges over the years and continues to thrive thanks to our loyal guests. Here’s our special Small Business Saturday offer: Book a room for November 24th and get 20% off your stay. If we are full, we’ll extend the discount for a date of your choosing. Enjoy a stay in an elegant suite and the charming shops of downtown Camas. So, get out there, Shop Small, and let’s make this November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business.