August 23rd, 2012
Fairgate owner, Chris Foyt (center) with Senator Harry Reid and wife, Landra.
Senator Harry Reid and his wife of 52 years, Landra, were recent first-time guests at the Fairgate. The couple enjoyed a 3-night stay in the Cotswold Suite while squeezing in a packed agenda. “This was just the perfect place for us,” commented Senator Reid. “It was peaceful and quiet … everyone was wonderful.” Mrs. Reid shared that life on the road has become very complicated since 9-11. “The higher up in office, the more secret service that surrounds you.” Hence the five agents who stayed at the Inn and stuck close to the Reid’s night and day. It was nice that they were all able to relax a little … the Fairgate has that effect on people. It was a reminder, too, that good hospitality reaches across all boundaries. Everyone appreciates feeling at home. So, whether you vote red, blue or green, our welcome mat is always out and our smiles ready. Hope to see you here soon.
August 1st, 2012
Did you celebrate your wedding at the Fairgate? If so, enter our Anniversary Give-Away for a chance to win up to $1,000 off your next event. Use your discount to host your own party or gift it to a loved one for their event. Or make points with your boss and use your prize for the holiday office party. You’ll have one year from award date to book the event of your choice. Drawings will be held each season and the winning couple will be featured on our website. Entry form for Fairgate Inn Anniversary Give-Away We love our couples and look forward to hearing from you soon!
July 24th, 2012
Congratulations Ben and Lindsey Prange – winners of our Summer Anniversary give-away. The lucky couple, who held their wedding at the Fairgate on July 25, 2009, will receive a gift certificate for up to $1,000 off their next event with us. Happily married for three years, the Prange’s have reached some exciting milestones since the wedding. Ben got his Bachelor’s degree and is close to earning his Master’s. Lindsey completed the Portland Marathon and has applied to graduate school. Even with very busy schedules, the memory of their special day still sparkles. “The magical atmosphere of the Inn and the grounds was the perfect complement to our ceremony,” shared Lindsey. “We adored the fairy tale back drop of the outdoor gazebo for our first dance.” And they still have a soft spot for the Cotswold Suite with the “grand white pillars” around the Jacuzzi tub. “We would absolutely recommend the Fairgate as a venue for weddings and parties. You made us feel so at home.” Congrats again to Ben and Lindsey – from your Fairgate family, we wish you many continued years of joy.
If you’re a Fairgate couple – watch here next week for details on how you can enter to win up to $1,000 off an event for yourself, a friend or your employer. We will be drawing an anniversary winner each season and you might be next!
July 19th, 2012
Three top trends in events this year are dessert tables, more bling in decor and extending the party to outdoor tents. While none of these are considered new trends, the event industry is seeing a resurgence in their demand. At the Fairgate Inn, we make it our business to not only know the trends but to set them. Guests are loving our gorgeous outdoor canopy especially in these summer months. Our creative decor options always receive rave reviews. (Watch here for a look at our lighted glass centerpieces.) And we work with some of the best pastry chefs in the Northwest who are happy to meet your sweet needs. Call us to help you plan your next private or corporate event. PS: Don’t forget to follow the trends on our Pinterest boards. Lots of great ideas for party themes, decor and menus.
July 12th, 2012
Calling all brides! You can now access hundreds of ideas for your dream day on our Pinterest boards. New photos and suggestions are updated daily so you can stay on top of current trends. Get inspiration for wedding decor, fashions, themes, invitations, honeymoon destinations and gifts. And, of course, lots of scrumptious choices for your menu. You can repin your favorites to your own board or suggest to friends. It’s a perfect way to organize your wish list and update your must haves in a flash. Have fun! See our boards now.
July 5th, 2012
Summer is here and with it the lush blossoms of our magical gardens. This year, the owners of the Fairgate Inn have pulled out all the stops to create a fairytale setting fit for a princess. Fragrant roses, jasmine and wisteria delightfully mixed with colorful pansies and petunias. Elegant topiary trees stand guard for the flower adorned gazebo. And what damsel wouldn’t love to be carried over the footbridge to the secluded bench for two. Whimsical statuary and hundreds of twinkle lights complete the romantic setting. “Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” And we’d like to see you, too! Book your wedding or summer event now. Quote is from Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish born English playwright and statesman, 1751-1816. We think Richard would have loved the Fairgate.
June 28th, 2012
Just in time for summer, the Fairgate has unveiled their stunning new outdoor canopy. There may not be a dry eye in the house, but you’ll stay dry and weather worry-free under a silky sky of white elegance. Complete with hanging chandeliers and aisle flowers, the canopy adds beauty and magic to every event. And speaking of magic, watch here next week as we showcase the Fairgate gardens in full, luscious bloom!
June 22nd, 2012
Do you know there are some amazing stores just minutes from The Fairgate Inn? Downtown historic Camas is filled with charm and little shops just waiting for your discovery. And there’s truly something for everyone. High end fashion boutiques, local art galleries, wine tasting, oil & vinegar tasting, a hardware store, gift shops … even a restored cinema where $3.50 gets you a seat to first run movies. A favorite with locals and tourists is Camas Antiques which was recently named to the Top 80 list of antique stores in the country. So get your shopping groove on and come to Camas. We’d love to see what great deals you find! And speaking of great deals: Book a room with us now.