November 8th, 2012
Pardon us while we brag but we happen to think our DJ and sound guru, Mike Moore, is the BEST in the business. We’re not the only ones. Everyone that works with Mike loves, loves him. And it’s easy to understand why. Not only does Mike handle each and every event like it’s his very own (i.e. gives it over-the-top attention) but he does it in such a friendly and down home fashion you want to just give him a big bear hug of thanks. No bossy attitude here. Mike is all about letting the guests shine while he takes care of the details behind the scenes. Whether being the MC for a birthday bash, the DJ for a wedding or handling big screen projections for a black tie affair, Mike does it all with ease. And how does he feel about being our “go to” guy for over twelve years? “Of all the venues I work at, the Fairgate offers the best layout and easiest access for both vendors and guests. It’s always a pleasure coming up to the hill to do an event here.” Thanks, Mike. We couldn’t be happier to have you in our corner.
An accomplished musician and performer, Mike has a fascinating background including his Air Force career where he served as a combat photographer and Director of Photography for the Air Force Thunderbirds Demo Team. A multi-instrumentalist, Mike has performed with many bands over the years from Vegas to Fairbanks and currently does gigs as a one-man band.
Big Screen Presentations provides DJ, sound and screen services for events throughout the Portland region. Contact Mike at 503-680-0477 or visit his website: Big Screen Presentations
November 1st, 2012
It’s that time of year again! The Fairgate is hosting it’s Annual Christmas Victorian Tea on Saturday November 24th. Seating is at Noon and is by reservation only. Enjoy live music and tour the Inn to view our lovely suites and the fabulous holiday decorations including over ten Christmas trees. After your tour, enter our conservatory for your delicious high tea – individually plated and served to each guest. This popular event is always a sell-out so be sure to call for reservations as soon as you know the number in your party. Call 360-834-0861 with your credit card number to guarantee your space. (Per person charge is $35 + sales tax.) View last year’s photo album to get an idea of the holiday magic that awaits your arrival. We look forward to seeing you in your holiday finery on the 24th!
October 25th, 2012
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual–or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. “ Samuel Adams
We want to encourage all of you to vote. It is not only your right but your privilege – a privilege fought and won by our forefathers. And one that continues to be guarded and protected by our elected officials. How fortunate we are to live in a free country that grants each of us an opportunity to have our say. Regardless of what color you wear on Election Day, we all live under the red, white and blue. Proudly may she wave.
Jack and Chris Foyt, Owners
Click here for voting information and updates for your area.
October 18th, 2012
We love the variety of decor ideas that our guests create for their special events. Especially fun was the recent origami display for a Bar Mitzvah. Birds of all sizes and patterns – like these giant cranes suspended from the ceiling – added color and joy to the ballroom. Centerpieces were fashioned with twig branches and birds. Each guest was gifted with a take home bird placed on their napkin. Best of all, the guest of honor made all the origami himself. A crafty labor of love that gave wings to a wonderful event. Click here to learn how to fold your own origami crane for fun and good fortune. And visit our Event page for booking your special event at The Fairgate … we guarantee fun and good fortune, too!
October 12th, 2012
Get a jump start on the holidays and order the softest sheets on the planet for your entire gift list. As an authorized Comphy merchant, we’re pleased to bring these incredible “soft-as-silk” sheets to you at the lowest prices available. Choose the size you need from five lush colors. The silver-blue is gorgeous and very popular this season. When in doubt, go with white which lends a fresh elegance to any decor. Each set includes top, fitted and two cases and arrives elegantly rolled and tied with silk ribbon. Have the order sent to your home or directly to your lucky recipient. Brilliant Idea: Make the best even better by adding a Gift Certificate for a stay at the Fairgate. That way your loved one can experience the sheets in a regal setting AND continue the luxury at home! For more information on products and ordering, visit our Gift Shop.
September 26th, 2012
Part of the fun of staying at a Bed and Breakfast is meeting new folks. Sometimes they’re right in your backyard – sometimes they are from another continent. We’ve had guests from Nigeria, Norway and New Jersey so you never know who might be your new best friend. Shown here are recent guests enjoying a lively discussion over breakfast. Bob & Johanna (foreground) from Anchorage, AK were celebrating their 10th Anniversary and Bill & Molly from nearby Vancouver, WA were taking a “break from the kids” holiday. Top topics of conversation regardless of origin or destination? Kids, sports and travel. And, of course, this being an election year, the occasional political debate. Nothing goes better with good food than an extra helping of handshakes and smiles. Get in on the fun and visit us soon! Book a room now.
September 7th, 2012
If you haven’t been to downtown Camas in awhile, today is a good time to visit. Art, Women & Wine is being held from 5 to 8pm and features an art walk showcasing work from 20 women artists. You’ll also enjoy local wine tasting, live music and a tour of downtown businesses. Catch the group show at Second Story Gallery housed in the beautiful Camas Library. And be sure to stop by and welcome the brand new business in town, Anything But Ordinary. Owner/Artist, Leah Baker, brings her bright and bubbly personality to this fun boutique featuring local art, crafts and jewelry. Leah will be sharing her vision for the gallery tonight plus serving wine and dessert. If you miss saying hello, tentative gallery hours are Tues-Sun from 10 to 6pm. Contact Leah at Anything But Ordinary, 407 NE 4th Ave Camas, WA 98607. (360) 210-7303. And don’t forget to book a stay with us soon. We’re anything but ordinary, too!