Hotel at a Glance: Courtyard Eugene Springfield
Oregon is a bastion of outdoor recreation, and Eugene is no exception. Hiking and biking trails surround the Courtyard Eugene Springfield, situated just a few miles north of downtown. There’s also fly-fishing, horseback riding, and rock climbing, all within easy driving distance. Hotel guests can cheer on the Ducks at the University of Oregon just 5 miles from the hotel, or go shopping at Gateway Mall around the corner.
- Complimentary shuttle service to and from Eugene Airport (EUG), located 10 miles away
- Grab a bite at the onsite bistro, which serves up Starbucks coffee, craft brews, breakfast sandwiches, soups, and burgers.
- Go for a swim in the indoor pool or relax in the whirlpool.
- In-room amenities: complimentary coffee, separate seating area, and free WiFi
Eugene, Oregon: A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors
Eugene’s official slogan is “A Great City for the Arts and Outdoors”—and that’s no exaggeration. It’s home to a thriving downtown arts scene in addition to a well-maintained system of parks, hiking trails, and riverfront recreation. Not to mention that Eugene is the birthplace of the most famous athletic apparel company in the world: Nike. To get out and see the scenery, lace up your boots and tackle the 2-mile trail to the top of scenic Spencer Butte, or opt for a longer 3.5-mile hike to the summit of Mount Pisgah. The 12-mile Willamette River Bike Trail runs next to the meandering river and connects all the town’s riverfront parks.
The University of Oregon is another Eugene institution. The school’s highly successful track-and-field program earned the city the nickname “Track Town U.S.A.” Hayward Field is the center of it all; this is where Olympic hopefuls have competed in several Olympic Trials.
Once you’ve had your fill of the Great Outdoors, be sure to take advantage of Eugene’s cultural activities. The Conger Street Clock Museum is a quirky shop filled with timekeepers of all sorts: alarm clocks, bank vault timers, novelty clocks, and a historic clock tower that stretches through the ceiling and 18 feet into the air. Later, head to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History to admire a pair of 9,000-year-old shoes, prehistoric fossils, and taxidermied animals