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At the heart of the Willamette Valley, Albany is a great headquarters for your Oregon visit. Arrive by car on Interstate 5, or take Amtrak to the historic, and newly remodeled Albany Station.
Just minutes away, Oregon State University is home of the Beavers and Pac-10 athletics. Award-winning Willamette Valley wineries nestle to the north and west. Visit the Carousel Project and watch the construction of a traditional, hand-carved and painted carousel.
The Historic Downtown features some of the most interesting and varied architecture of any communities in Oregon including lodging options in historic buildings. "Oregon Fever" broke out around 1840, when trains of covered wagons moved westward. The offer of free land brought many settlers. Between 1850-1855, the Donation Land Claim Act granted each white male citizen over the age of eighteen 320 acres of land if he was single and 640 acres of land if he was married.
The first settlers to the Albany were farmers who came in the 1840's. Oregon settlers went south for gold, leaving the old men, women and children to hold down many farms. When they returned home they had nuggets which started a new era in the Oregon Country.
In 1847 Walter and Thomas Monteith arrived on the future site of Albany and purchased the Smead claim for $400, as well as an adjacent claim. Town lots were laid out on a portion of claims on the east bank of the Willamette River, just below the mouth of the Calapooia River and a new town had been founded. The city was named Albany, after the Monteith's home state capitol, Albany, New York.
The city grew and prospered at a slow and steady pace. Each year, houses and commercial buildings were built in styles fashionable at the time. New industry moved to the outskirts, the main highway bypassed the downtown and post-World War II housing developed outside the original core of the city, leaving the old downtown and residential neighborhoods almost intact.
Albany is credited by historians and architects with having the most varied collection of historic buildings in Oregon. This collection includes styles from the 1840's through the 1920's and is concentrated within an area of approximately 100 square blocks. Three Albany Historic Districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
You can explore Albany's Historic Districts by foot, bicycle, automobile, or organized tours. As you do, try to imagine the slower, quieter pace of days gone by.
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C'est la vie InnPhone: 541-302-3014
Toll Free: 866-302-3014
All four of the guest offerings, including the opulent Casablanca suite, are uniquely decorated, and all have private baths and fireplaces. Elegant features include plush bathrobes, organic soaps, individual cooling/heating controls, cable TV with HBO/Showtime, and free high-speed internet.
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