The WildWood Hotel
The WildWood Hotel. Willamina, Oregon.
This was, and still is, the place to be. They have good grub, and you can even rest your head for the night in their historic hotel. From the sounds of it, the place is haunted, but I really didn’t pick up on that vibe from the locals. At one time, it had four different stories. The top two levels, during its earlier years, boasted brothels from time to time. When segregation was in effect, blacks and Chinese had to stay on the top levels as well.
I love old hallways. Just imagining who had wondered these halls a hundred years ago, how many drunks had tripped into their rooms, and the tips all the working girls made, all while the bar bustled below.
This is the window where I had caught a floozy staring me down. She had this come hither look, it so knocked me off guard. The third level caught fire some time ago, so I’m pretty sure she moved to the second floor.
I would like to thank the kind folks at the WildWood for the great service, awesome food, and wonderful tour. I’ll be booking a room sometime soon. If you’d like the original photos without the watermarks, just email me and I’d be more than happy to get them to you. Thanks again.