Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you are like a river guide, you probably haven’t given it much thought up until this very moment. Whether your plan entails buying cookies and cards for the kids, planning a romantic dinner with your spouse, or having a fun night out with friends – time is ticking to pull off your plans.

With the Super Bowl occupying most of Sunday afternoon, this morning is your last hope. Consider it a final drive with time ticking in the 4th quarter. A two minute drill, down by six. You get the point. Don’t let your 2022 Valentine’s Day hopes and dreams be determined by a Monday morning desperation Hail Merry.

Editors Note: If you are that person who is going to wait until Monday morning, don’t despair. Just give us a ring at 541-282-4535 to book a vacation on the Rogue or Klamath Rivers. We still have some spaces on our 2022 multi-day trip schedule. It’s a sure-fire touchdown. 

If you’re making last minute plans for Valentine’s Day — or just looking for something fun to do with family and friends — look no further.


Sign Up for a Class at Wine & Brush

Sip on a glass of wine as you relax and paint your own marvelous masterpiece. Wine & Brush offers fun classes that teach you the proper painting techniques so you leave with a piece you’re proud of. And what you paint is different every time! Wine & Brush caters to every skill level, and even has parent and child classes. It’s a great way to get the whole family involved. Take your spouse, a friend, or bring a whole group and enjoy a night of creativity and fun. Visit their Facebook page for the latest class information.

Join the Wine Club at Simple Machine Winery

Treat your Valentine to a Wine Club Membership. Located in Talent, this unique tasting room is open Wednesday – Sunday from 12 noon – 6 p.m. The welcoming and friendly owners will guide you through their wines, which are an authentic expression of the vineyards and their natural character. There is also minimal intervention in the cellar, in addition to native yeast fermentation, and low-tech winemaking techniques. This allows a sense of place to shine through each bottle. Simple Machine is a great place to gather with your friends for an afternoon of wine tasting and celebration.

Book a Night at Orchard Home Bed & Breakfast

Looking for your next stay-cation? Orchard Home Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful getaway located in Medford, just a couple minutes from Phoenix, and a few miles away from Ashland and Jacksonville. Their property has two amazing private suites, with beautiful views of the city and the well-kept gardens. This bed and breakfast offers so much to the traveler looking for their next romantic getaway. And the next day of your stay? Enjoy a delicious farm fresh breakfast.

Local Love

Valentine’s Day is more than candy hearts and funny, rhyming cards. It’s a day of love — for our family, friends, and ourselves. It’s a good time to enjoy the company of our loved ones and reconnect after the chaos of our daily lives. Whether you celebrate on the day or after, these local Southern Oregon businesses offer a special experience unique to this area.