Even Eugene… Travel Wellness on your terms
Travel wellness at a chain hotel? Yes, indeed. The Even Eugene opened January 2018. It’s the first of its kind on the west coast and there are only seven others in the world. Based on guest feedback the Even chain was created to focus on wellness travel.
Eugene welcomes this unique, quirky, casual, retro-meets-modern minimalist property. Its “wellness on my terms” orientation fits perfectly into the local culture and attitude.
The 100 guestrooms are roomy and each includes its own fitness area. Even rooms are designed to meet goals of wellness-oriented travelers. People who don’t want their fitness-oriented lifestyle derailed when on the road.
Enter on the ground level, and just past the conference rooms… you’re
greeted with a floor-to-ceiling living wall. You can’t help but touch it to assure those plants are real. Light, clean, minimalist, sort of Scandinavian in feel.
Take the elevator to the 2nd floor and you find a spacious lobby/reception area. The check-in desk is also minimal. More of a kiosk than a traditional imposing counter.
And then you notice the quirky sayings stenciled on the walls. “Don’t think of them as stairs…they’re little hurdles.” “Stay hydrated… stay well.” And leading to the patio…”Come on out… the nature’s fine.” You’ll find them throughout the hotel including your room.
This place does not take itself too seriously and will make you smile with its humor. Certainly not your traditional, stuffy, boring business hotel. Even the staff’s business cards have non-traditional titles. You’ll meet the “Chief Wellness Officer” and “Accomplish More Manager.”
Open, welcoming & you’re in charge of travel wellness choices
The floor plan is very open and flowing. You move from reception to the
24/7 grab and go food and beverage area. Chose healthy or decadent. Or drift on into the restaurant, bar and computer area. Convenient power and internet access invite work, conferencing or just relaxing. Big screen televisions offer diversion, but quietly enough not to be distracting.
The commitment to wellness extends to the multi-zone 1000 square-foot workout studio. Don’t be
surprised to see staff working out with you. Wellness and fitness are encouraged. The general manager leads weekly workouts. His assistant takes guests on runs through Alton-Baker Park’s extensive paths.
There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep the most serious fitness fiend busy. But this is wellness your way. You can choose a fresh smoothie, healthy frittata… or go for an egg and Canadian bacon sandwich.
Wind down with a healthy version of cobb or go for an all-natural burger or
flatbread pizza. Enjoy freshly squeezed oranges and organic coffee or full-service bar.
Every guest is provided with their own water bottle. Refill as often as you
like at the Hydration Station in the reception area.
Comfy is key… work or workout
Rooms are surprisingly large. They boast upgraded bedding featuring
Simons Beauty Rest mattresses and deluxe eucalyptus linens.
Relax in mood lighting and enjoy spa-inspired showers complete with amenities.
Each room also features both a sitting and standing desk. The 42” HD TV have 18 fitness videos for an in-room workout. You can also access your own secure
The exercise zone gives you lots of inspiration:
- Yoga mats,
- Exercise balls,
- Resistance bands,
- Wall mounted workout unit.
Even Eugene invites locals and guests to the weekly Yoga Happy Hour!
The Cork & Kale bar and lounge invites you to come, relax, enjoy and get acquainted. See what the excitement’s all about. Wellness on your terms.
7 Unique Eugene Tours
There are no shortage of things to see and do in Eugene. I’ve created a pdf map that has different activity tours you might enjoy based on your interests. From parks, events, adventure, the arts and the quirky, it’s all here.
Tour the University
This tour will help you explore all the University of Oregon campus and neighborhood have to offer.
Tour and play in the parks
This is your guide to the diversity of the Eugene Parks. Most activities here are kid and pet-friendly, but you need to know the one place not to take your dog.
Downtown Shopping tour
Highlights of great spots to visit with your girlfriends. Between the highlighted spots you’ll no doubt discover many additional favorites.
234 Reasons to be here on Saturday
This is THE place to visit on Saturday and you won’t want to miss it.
Eugene Ale Trail tour
If you’re a beer lover you’ll want to experience this ultimate pub crawl before you die. It’s a not to be missed exploration.
Download the pdf, click on the icons and have fun exploring.
Experience West Coast Festivals
San Francisco Summer of Love
Sacramento Music Festival
Memorial Weekend. Old Sacramento dresses up in ith holiday finest and hosts a safe, four-day party featuring LIVE music. 100 performances. Stree dancing. animated parades, instruments booming, great food and drink.
Portland rose Festival
Napa Valley Festival
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Experience Eugene…. Portland Fun
Without the Traffic
Eugene offers fun quirkiness and the diversity of Portland. But there is a key difference… you get that fun feeling and gorgeous scenery without the big city traffic. And, it’s
home to the University of Oregon Ducks! It’s laid back, casual, sophisticated, cultural and quirky all at once. It’s a beautiful outdoors playground.
At the southern end of the Willamette Valley, the hills tuck in and the valley narrows. The city takes advantage of two high Cascade snow melt rivers, the Willamette and the McKenzie. They create a habitat for wildlife and a place for people to have a great outdoors experience.
Outdoors fun is one of the most popular activities.
There are over 46 miles of shared use paths. Want to hike? We have lots of
that too. Many of the trails run alongside the river and delta ponds.
Go for a Broadway play, the symphony or a ballet at the Hult Center.
Wander through the many galleries located throughout the downtown. Like classical music? You can enjoy nearly three weeks of events at the Oregon Bach Festival. It runs late June to mid-July. http://oregonbachfestival.com/
Here are 5 fun Eugene activities you might want to include:
1. Tour the markets.
5th Street Market has made a name for itself as a premium attraction. It’s located on the site of a historical market where vendors could rent space for $5.00 a day. Now you’ll find diverse boutiques and great food options like Marche, Provisions and the food court. Plus the market there are lots of local merchants along 5th and 6th Streets. Restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries vie for your attention. In good weather, your dog can join you in one of the outdoor patio dining areas.
On Tuesday and Saturday, you can experience the Lane County Farmer’s Market. It
offers a wide diversity of fresh, organic produce and flowers. You find farm fresh eggs, meats and honey as well as a wide range of prepared foods you can enjoy there or take home. It’s held on Oak St and 8th, only a few blocks from 5th Street Market.
2. Museums on University of Oregon campus.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is beautiful architecture. It was built without windows to protect the treasures inside. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here you will find an extensive collection of American, European, Korean, Chinese and Japanese art. Visit Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm, Wednesday until 8pm. You’ll find it at 1430 Johnson Lane.
3. Relax and enjoy a sunset
Sweetwater’s patio is a great spot to watch the Willamette River while you
dine or sip your favorite beverage. Located at Valley River Inn, it is blessed with an amazing river view. Accessible from either the parking lot or the walking path along the river, it is a popular place to gather.
4. Enjoy a game.
No matter what time of year you visit there are great
sporting events to watch. In summer, take in a Eugene Emeralds baseball game at PK Park. The whole family will love it. Kids love their special activities. They get to run the field, play games and visit with Sluggo, the team mascot. http://www.milb.com.
5. Experience the Eugene Ale Trail.
The area has a legacy of home brewing
before, during and after prohibition. The ultra pure water of the McKenzie is a brew crafters dream. Add a strong emphasis on local and regional hops and grains and you have a great recipe for great brews. The close proximity to many of the many beer tasting rooms makes it easy to do the ultimate pub crawl.