Murder and Mayhem 3rd Annual Dinner Theatre at Turtle Rock Resort
"Murder and Mayhem at Hume's Wedderburn Hotel" will be at 6 p.m. on March 22 and 23, 2013 at Turtle Rock Resort, 28788 Hunter Creek Loop, Gold Beach, Oregon.
Oh, my, will this be fun! It's up to the audience to decide who murdered the poker player and who robbed the bank in live theatre based on an actual historic event that took place in Gold Beach in the 1890s. The audience is treated to a catered dinner, enjoys an entertaining "who done it" based in the gay 90s, puts together clues and questions the actors to determine which party or parties are guilty of the crimes.
$25 per person for the play and dinner (beer and wine sold separately). What a deal!
Stay in one of our beach cottages or bring your RV. Call 541-247-9203 or toll free 800-353-9754. You won't want to miss this!
It's that time of year again - Treasure Hunting Season!
We love this time of year. Why, you ask? Because it marks the return of an annual event sponsored by the Gold Beach Visitor's Center that brings treasure hunters out in droves to have great fun on our local sandy beaches as they come across about 2,500 "hidden" glass floats.
The treasure hunting season begins Feb. 1 and runs through the end of April. Beautiful glass floats are hidden (some in plain sight - you don't need to be Indiana Jones to find them!) high above the surf line on the beach. If you've ever visited us before, you know we're named Turtle Rock Resort because of the massive rock formation at the mouth of Hunter Creek that looks exactly like a Turtle, but just south of the turtle is Kissing Rock. You'll find the glass floats hidden on a three mile stretch of beach that ranges from south of Kissing Rock to north of the Rogue River jetty. That means that the favorite beach walking area enjoyed by our guests is prime treasure hunting territory!
Be sure and join us (visit our Special Offers page for stays at discounted rates) - it's a fun activity everyone can enjoy, and anyone who finds a float can enter a monthly drawing at the Visitor Center for some great prizes!
Dungeness crab, anyone?
Did you know that the recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Oregon's bays and estuaries is open year round? Crabbing is one of the things that many guests of Turtle Rock Resort look forward to - and, oh my - are those succulent shellfish tasty eating!
Dock crabbing at the public boat dock at the Port of Gold Beach requires little gear and is "easy as a crab". Check out the ODFW web site for tips and tricks - they've got a great instructional pictorial that will help even newbies catch their limit!
Winter Steelhead are running on the Rogue River
It's winter steelhead season at the southern Oregon coast, so bring your rod and reel and stay in your RV, or in one of Turtle Rock's beach cottages where you can rest up by the fireplace after a long day of exciting fishing. For you anglers who love to catch these energetic and acrobatic fish (most average from seven to nine pounds, although they can easily go into the teens), the season is really picking up. If you've got a boat you can try your hand at side-drifting, but a boat isn't a requirement. Using a bobber or pulling plugs from the river bank is effective, too, but you can always hire one of our local fishing guides who can provide your gear and increase your chances of landing the big one with their insightful expertise and favorite spots that only the locals know!
18th Annual South Coast Writers Conference: Feb. 15-17
The South Coast Writers Conference is always scheduled on Presidents Day weekend so that participants can extend their stay to write and to explore the splendor of America's Wild Rivers Coast. Stay at Turtle Rock Resort in Gold Beach and visit our miles of spectacular beaches, explore our many hiking trails, or spend time on the mighty Rogue River. The conference is an eclectic gathering of writers of various genres, novice and published authors; returning and first-time attendees. Participants and presenters alike are inspired and renewed, gain new insights and skills, and enjoy the great Oregon Coast.
Co-sponsored by Southwestern Oregon Community College and the Gold Beach Visitor Center, this year's 18th annual event is held on Feb. 15 and 16, and participation is limited so be sure and register early!