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The History Surrounding The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration

For the past 16 years, our Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration has been a celebration of Oregon Coastal Tribes and Coquille Tribal Culture. Past events have included canoe races, crafts and demonstrations, a traditional salmon bake meal and Native American dancing and drumming. Out of an abundance of caution for our Tribal families, guests and employees, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 17th Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration scheduled for September 12 – 13, 2020.

Even though we can’t gather this year, we want to share some of the many stories of the Coquille Indian Tribe, as captured in these videos from Rick and Kathy Dancer of That Oregon Life

Blessing the Pit …. Let the Salmon Celebration Begin

Coquille Tribal Member, Dr. Jason Younker takes us through the blessing and the lighting of the fire.

Ready, Set, Go……Don’t call it a boat or you will be thrown in the water!

Canoe Races are not just for the guys

Why is it so important to bring tribal members together with the community?

Cooking the Salmon: More than Tradition

Fry Bread: Something that Represents Good and Bad Memories

A Generation Finding it’s Way Home

A Beautiful Morning in Coos Bay/North Bend Oregon.

Justin Futch’s Story

After years of wondering why he felt drawn to tribal life a secret is revealed.

Flint Knapping. Traditional Tool Making.

The Future of The Tribe

The spirit of That Oregon Life  was sparked in 1981, and has since evolved into an army of loyal Oregonian followers. At That Oregon Life, we welcome all Oregonian new and old with open arms. True Oregonians love to explore the wonders of Oregon, we love sharing adventures, we respect our environment, and we are tolerant of all other Oregonians. Join That Oregon Life and be the first to know what’s going on and receives exclusive member content.

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The Mill Casino Hours & Safety Updates

June 10, 2021

Fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear masks on property! For your safety, all Mill Casino team members will continue to wear masks, even if they are fully vaccinated.

View our latest “Safe Play Plan

Play safe!
-Your friends on the Oregon Coast

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June 4, 2021

Whitecaps is now open with limited capacity. Hours will coincide with Plank House dinner service and guests will be able to order from the Plank House dinner menu.

View our latest “Safe Play Plan

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May 7, 2021

Now open, but limited to 50% capacity.

  • Hotel Pool
  • Hotel Hot Tubs
  • Hotel Fitness Center

View our latest “Safe Play Plan

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November 17, 2020

The health and safety of our guests and employees are our top priorities. Effective immediately we have implemented even more stringent safety protocols including reduced capacity, the cancellation of all live entertainment and closing of the pool, hot tubs and fitness center.  We have also increased enforcement efforts regarding properly worn face masks.  Face masks must be worn at all times while on property unless eating, drinking or smoking while seated.  We will continue to assess the situation and keep you updated should any further changes be made.

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HOURS:

Casino
Open 24 Hours

Warehouse 101
Open Daily
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 2 am
Sunday 10 am – 2 am

Timbers Cafe
Open Daily 7 am – 2 am

Plank House Restaurant
Wednesday – Sunday,  9 am – 1 pm & 5 pm – 9 pm

Saw Blade Buffet & Whitecaps Lounge
Closed

Mill Club
8 am – Midnight

Hotel Pool & Hot Tub
Temporarily Closed

Fitness Center
Temporarily Closed

Central Reservations
8 am – 11 pm

As always, guest and employee safety remains our top priority; please visit our Safe Play Planfor an overview of our safety protocols.

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November 13, 2020

Dear Friends,

We know you have a lot of questions surrounding the governor’s announcement today and how this will affect The Mill Casino and any planned visits that you may have.  Please know that we are monitoring the situation closely and we will be sure to keep you informed. For the time-being, we are open and our focus is on the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We will continue to evolve our Safe Play Plan as needed and have increased our safety efforts above our usual high standards.

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October 5, 2020

In an effort to support safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, a valid ID is required to enter the premises. Your ID will be scanned for the purposes of contact tracing.

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August 21, 2020

Social Distance seating is now available in Saw Blade Buffet.  Buffet service remains closed.

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July 15, 2020

In an effort to better control temperature quality inside the casino,  the entrance has been moved to the Main Casino Entrance and the exit will now be at the Valet Area.  The Hotel entrance and exit doors remain the same.

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June 30, 2020

As of July 1, The Mill Casino will be open 24 hours and guests will be required to wear masks.

  • Face masks may temporarily be removed while smoking, eating or drinking if guests are seated at a slot machine.
  • Face masks may temporarily be removed while eating or drinking in a dining outlet.

To view our updated safety measures, please visit our Safe Play Plan”. 

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June 20, 2020

Pool & hot tubs will re-open July 1, 2020 with the following safety measures in place:

  • Signs posted reminding guests of social distancing
  • Furniture rearranged to encourage distancing
  • Limit number of guests to 15
  • Extra cleaning/sanitizing measures in all pool areas
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guest use

To view our safety measures for other parts of the property, please visit our Safe Play Plan”. 

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June 10, 2020

Table Games will re-open July 1!

To begin we will be offering Blackjack, Spanish 21, Fortune Pai Gow, and Three Card Poker.
Craps and Roulette will also return in the near future in the form of an electronic game.

New safety protocols for table games include:
– A physical barrier between guests
– No smoking or vaping
– Masks will be required at table games
– Players will be asked to disinfect their hands prior to sitting or when changing tables

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May 29, 2020

On June 1, we will be expanding our hours and will start the process of adding more amenities!  Changes are as follows:

The Casino will be open 8 am – 3 am daily.
Hotel Fitness Center will open 5 am – Midnight. Front desk will be available 24 hours a day
Central Reservations hours will be increased, they will be available 8 am – 11 pm daily
RV Park laundry, showers and restroom facilities will reopen along with the yurt and propane services. The RV Park office hours will be 9 am – 5 pm.
The Mill Club will be open 8 am – Midnight

Warehouse 101 will re-open for dine-in service on June 5,  hours will be be 11 am – 2 am daily.

We will continue to update our Safe Play Planas more amenities are added.

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May 28, 2020

Central Reservations are available by phone 9 AM – 8 PM Sunday – Thursday, and 9 am – 10pm on Fridays & Saturdays.  541.756.8800 ext 3.
Starting June 1:  Central Reservations will be available 8 am – 11 pm

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THE MILL CASINO GRAND RE-OPENING, MAY 18 

Dear Friends,

We are excited to announce The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park will open May 18!  Our reopening comes just in time for the 25th Anniversary of our original opening in 1995.

We’ve missed all of our friends during this closure and have been hard at work to develop a comprehensive Safe Play Planthat is designed to protect the health and safety of you, our employees and our community.

When you are comfortable visiting us again, you’ll find some things will look different for a while; for the time being we will have limited hours, a reconfigured gaming floor, and not all venues will be open. And while things may be a little different for a while, we’re doing all we can to make sure friends like you will have as great a time at The Mill Casino as you always have!

Our Safe Play Plan includes a lot of details but a few of the things you need to be aware of before you plan your visit are:

ENTRY
Entry into the casino will be through the Casino Valet and Hotel Entrances Only. Exiting will be through the Main Casino Doors. Prior to entering, all guests will be asked a series of questions per CDC guidelines, will have their temperature monitored and will be provided a mask.  While all employees are required to wear masks, guests may make their own decisions regarding masks.

HOURS & CAPACITY
Sunday – Thursday:  9 AM to 10 PM
Friday & Saturday: 9 AM – 1 AM
Casino Floor Occupancy will be restricted to 300 guests. Should we reach capacity, guests will enter through the Salmon Room where they can comfortably sit to wait for entry onto the casino floor.

GAMING FLOOR
To ensure social distancing protocols can be followed, the gaming floor has been reconfigured and some machines have been removed.Table Games will not be open at this time. Limited sports betting is available based on the games available to wager on.

RESTAURANTS
Timbers Café will be the only restaurant open for the time being and will be providing to go food only. Social distance seating is available in Warehouse 101 and Saw Blade Buffet.  The Casino Floor Bar will be open, last call will be 30 minutes prior to closing.

This plan will change based on evolving conditions. We’ll keep you informed of any changes to the plan as we move forward. We ask you to be an active participant in
keeping The Mill Casino a safe and fun place for all to enjoy.

For Media inquiries, please contact:

Clark Walworth
Communications Director
Coquille Indian Tribe
(541) 808-7832
clarkwalworth@coquilletribe.org

For General inquiries, please contact:
541.756.8800

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May 11, 2020

Central Reservations are available by phone daily 9 AM – 5:30 PM.  541.756.8800 ext 3.

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May 7, 2020

Based on the latest recommendations regarding events and festivals, we are sad to announce that our 3rd of July Firework, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, and the Food Truck-Off are all cancelled for 2020. We are incredibly disappointed but we’re committed to bringing them all back better than ever next year.

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May 7, 2020

Starting May 11, our Central Reservations phone line will be open 9 am – 5:30 pm daily.  We will have more information about our reopening safety plans in the near future.

We continue to search for ways to best serve our guests, employees and community as we plan for our new normal.

Thank you for your support, stay safe, and we will see you soon.

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April 13, 2020

We realize you may be wondering how this temporary closure affects your offers and benefits. Below are a few of the steps we’re taking to make sure you continue to enjoy both when we reopen.

* If you received recent offers, rest assured that new, similar offers will be available to you.
* We are extending your current tier status through January 18, 2021.
* If you had a birthday during the closure, your birthday kiosk game will be available to you.
* If you have slot or sports betting tickets that expire during the closure, we will honor those up to 90 days after we reopen.

Based on the current landscape, we still do not have a projected opening date at this time. Rest assured we are checking information daily and as soon as we know our open date, we will share with you.

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March 25, 2020

Dear Friends,

Last week, we made the difficult decision to close our hotel, casino and restaurants for seven days. We did this to reduce the possibility of the novel coronavirus spreading into and through our community.

Over the past week, we’ve been closely monitoring the developments around the coronavirus. Based on the rapidly evolving information we have at this time from national and state authorities about the spread of the virus, The Mill Casino has decided to remain closed until further notice.  This includes the hotel, RV park, casino and restaurants.

We will continue to monitor this situation and will provide updates of any new developments. Once we feel confident that our employees and guests will be safe, we will make the decision to re-open our doors. But just like you, we’re taking this situation one day at a time and we’re doing our best to determine the best course of action based on what we know. Please also know that we continue to look for opportunities to support our local health care providers and necessary retailers as they work to serve our community.

As our friends, you are all in our hearts during this extremely challenging time.

Thank you for your support.

Terri Porcaro, CEO

 

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March 18, 2020

North Bend, Ore – Today the Coquille Tribal Council issued the following statement.

After consultations with state, federal and tribal authorities and after much deliberation, the Coquille Tribal Council will close The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park for seven days effective at midnight tonight. The Council will review the prevailing situation after the seven days to reevaluate the status of the facility.

Tribal Council took into consideration the nature of the current pandemic and the nationwide public health interest in creating social distances in making the decision to temporarily close The Mill. This decision was not made lightly. The Tribe consulted with all of its community partners before making this decision.

The Mill is more than a business. It is a core facility for taking care of Tribal members and the entire North Bend-Coos Bay community. With its considerable kitchen facilities, lodging availability and gathering areas, The Mill provides important infrastructure to support the community’s ability to respond to emergencies.

Our employees count on us and we will continue to pay them during the week the facility is closed. As the second largest employer in the county, we want to mitigate the effects The Mill’s closing will have on our region.

The events we are living through now are distressing to everyone in our community. In the coming days, the Coquille Tribal Council and The Mill’s management will continue to seek out ways we can assist our community, employees and Tribal members.  For 25 years, The Mill Casino has been a community hub and social gathering place during good times and in times of distress; we will continue to be there during this time of need.

 


RV Park to Remain Open for Existing Guests

The RV Park will remain open in order to serve our existing guests only. No new reservations will be taken at this time.  Services will be limited.  Laundry facilities, showers and restrooms will be closed so we advise only self-contained vehicles stay. The RV Park office will be temporarily closed. Cash payments will not be accepted during this time.

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Update on Our Response to COVID-19

We at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park share your concerns over this public health issue. That is why we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our guests and employees throughout the property. While we continue to operate as usual, our team members are taking extra steps to ensure that our guests enjoy a clean and healthy environment. Meanwhile, we will continue to rely on updated information from federal, state and tribal resources and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to adjust our policies as needed.

Taking Care of Our Guests

Our guest service always begins with our employees. Guests can be assured that members of our team they meet every day are following the safety protocols recommended by public health authorities.

Our environmental services team is adding to their already thorough cleaning practices. They have increased the number of times they clean all surfaces in common areas, particularly the slot machines. And, members of our slot team are assisting with the cleaning policy to ensure that every guest will sit down at a clean machine.

Also, on the gaming floor, our cards are changed four times per shift and cards in the shoe are changed every shift. Dice also are changed every shift.

Surface cleaning extends to the Hotel where all guest services, like the hotel front desk and keypads and even the elevator buttons, are sanitized every hour. As always, every guest room is sanitized and given special care to ensure that all surfaces are cleaned, including phones and remote controls.

Hand sanitizing stations have been set up throughout the property and sanitary wipes are available at the Hotel Front Desk, The Mill Club and all dining venues.

In order to follow social distancing guidelines, every other slot machine will be closed. If there’s a particular machine you would like to play that is closed, please contact a slot attendant. Table games have been reduced to 3 chairs. Disposable gloves are available for guests at the Mill Club or Cage.

Taking Care of Our Employees

Our team members take great pride in the services they provide to our guests. To provide those services in a safe manner, we regularly remind and encourage our team to abide by the cautionary measures for personal hygiene recommended by the CDC.

We also remind our guests to wash their hands frequently and make use of the hand sanitizes and wipes available throughout the property.

We encourage any team member who does not feel well or has any symptoms of this disease or the flu, to stay home and contact their health care provider. Our Human Resources department has increased communications with team members to ensure they have the most up to date information and are being assisted through any hardships created by school closures.

Any team member who prefers not to work due to health concerns will be allowed to take time off.

Employee Dining Room options have temporarily changed from buffet servings to grab ‘n go items.

Events & Entertainment

The Heartbeat City concert scheduled for March 28 is cancelled. Guests who purchased tickets can call KoKwel Gifts to receive a refund.  Future events will be announced shortly.

Live entertainment in Warehouse 101 is cancelled through March 31 in order to discourage people from congregating in smaller spaces. Trivia Night is postponed until future notice.

Social distancing strategies will be employed throughout all venues.

Looking Toward Our Community

We want to stay ahead of this disease in case the COVID-19 virus is detected in our community.

Our county’s public health agency, Coos Health and Wellness, has been active in planning for a potential outbreak and informing local government officials and the public of how to cope with this illness.

For more information on this issue, visit Coos Health and Wellness here.

CDC’s Recommended Prevention Practices

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

Updated 3/16/20

 

 

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Countdown to the 2020 New Year!

New Year’s Eve Celebration
After the Christmas holiday is done, the celebration continues  with our New Year’s Celebration! This year will be bigger than ever as we head into our 25th Year and we Paint the Town Silver!!!

There will be a series of Cash Giveaways, Live Music, special buffets and more, Sunday December 29 through Wednesday, January 1. In addition to buffet offerings,  Plank House Restaurant, Warehouse 101, Whitecaps and Timbers Café will be open to provide additional dining options.

Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, December 30, 2019
On both  Sunday, Dec. 29 and Monday, Dec. 30, we’ll be giving away $1500 in CASH on the casino floor every hour from 12:25 pm – 2:25 pm and 7:25 pm – 9:25 pm.

The Mill Casino’s Plankhouse Restaurant will be serving breakfast from 7 am to 2:30 pm and dinner from 4 pm to 9 pm. The Saw Blade Buffet will serve a New York Steak & Shrimp buffet for $18.99 from 4 pm to 8 pm on Sunday and their popular Tex-Mex Buffet for $14.99 from 4 pm – 8 pm on Monday.

After you have dined to your holiday heart’s content, you can dance the night away in Warehouse 101 where Mister Wizard will be playing from 9 pm – 1 am on Monday, December 30.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 2019
We’ll get the party started by giving away $2500 in CASH on the casino floor every hour from 12:25 pm – 3:25 pm and 7:25 pm – 9:25 pm. DJ Darryl will kick off the New Year’s Eve fun mixing music on the gaming floor starting at 7 pm until 1 am.  Abbacadabra will be performing in the Salmon Room at 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm. (We hope you have reserved your tickets as this show is sold out).

Once you work up your appetite, our New Year’s Eve Grand Casino Buffet will hit the spot from 4 pm to 9 pm for $24.99. Party beads and party favors will be handed out to guests from 9 pm to midnight, Mister Wizard will be rocking Warehouse 101 from 9 pm to 1 am (free show, first come, first serve), and the Young Bucs will be performing in the Salmon Room from 10 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets for the Young Bucs are available at Ko-Kwel Gifts for advance purchase or $15 at the door ($10 for Mill Club Members, Elite & Elite Black Members can show their club card for free entry).  When the clock strikes 12, a confetti blast will ring in 2020.

Monday, Jan. 1 2020
Say your first “Happy New Year!” on Coos Bay! On New Year’s Day, to kick off our year-long 25th Anniversary Celebration, we’ll start the New Year off by giving away $25,000 in CASH in our $25K NEW YEAR | NEW MONEY Cash Drawings !!!!   You can start earning entries now, one entry for every 100 points earned. Drawings are every half hour from 12:25 pm – 4:55 pm.  Five names will be drawn every half hour to each win $500 Cash.

For those that need a little sustenance, we’ll have our New Year’s Day Brunch happening in the Sawblade Buffet.from 10 am – 1 pm for just $15.99.

We can’t wait to welcome the New Year with you. Thank you from your Friends on the Oregon Coast for 25 Years!

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Making Your Stay as Romantic as Possible

When you and your sweetheart check in to The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, there are lots of ways to transform your stay into the perfect romantic getaway. Whether you want to enjoy a simple evening together inside the hotel or venture out to see the local sights, here are some tips on how to make the most of your time here in Coos Bay.

  1. Book a romantic room. No matter which hotel room you select, you can look forward to luxurious pillow top beds. Some rooms also have private balconies, gorgeous views of the bay and in-room Jacuzzis with fluffy robes.
  2. Get flowers delivered. Call down to the front desk and surprise your special someone with a beautiful floral arrangement. Our team members are also available for any other requests you might have.
  3. Go sightseeing. Step out of the hotel and enjoy the natural scenic wonder that is Coos Bay. Explore the 500 ft. Oregon Dunes together or hike the trails at Shore Acres State Park. If you want to stay close to the hotel, go for a romantic walk along the boardwalk just outside of the casino’s doors.
  4. Romantic dinner reservations. There are several dining venues inside The Mill Casino for you to choose from. The Plank House in particular is especially romantic with waterfront views from your table.
  5. Attend an event. At the casino, there’s always something going on. Live entertainment is the perfect way to start off a romantic evening.
  6. Play games in the casino. Add a little excitement to your time together and try your luck at the slot machines and table games or enjoy a specialty drink at the bar.
  7. Go for a midnight swim. Take your sweetheart for a relaxing swim in the casino’s indoor pool. From 10 pm to midnight, it’s open only for adults over 18 years of age. There are also two outdoor spas overlooking the bay.
  8. Purchase a hotel package. The Getaway Package and the Wine & Dine Package are both great ways to make any overnight stay that much more romantic. When you make your reservations, be sure to let us know if this is a special occasion so we can help you celebrate.

Ready to get your romantic getaway started? Contact The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park to book your stay today and start planning the perfect couples retreat that you and your special someone deserves.

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How to Choose a Table to Play at the Casino

If you’re new to casino gaming, the thought of venturing away from the slots and trying your hand at a table game can be intimidating. But even the most advanced players were beginners at some point. Whether you’re looking to try blackjack, roulette, craps, three card poker or other table games at The Mill Casino, here are a few things to consider when choosing a table to play.

The Limit

When perusing the table games pit, you should take note of the minimum and maximum allowable bets posted on each table. As a beginner, it’s in your best interest to choose a table with a low limit. That way, you can learn how to play the game without breaking the bank. Start slow, and then build up.

Additionally, low-limit tables typically have a low-pressure atmosphere. That means the pace of the game is likely to be slower. Plus, more people are likely to join in, so you can socialize while studying up on the rules of the game.

The Mood

You’ve scoped out the gaming floor. Did you pass by a table where the players were all having a great time? What about a table filled with serious players? If this is your first rodeo, you’ll want to pick a table where both the players and dealer are having fun. In addition to encouraging an enjoyable experience, a table packed with happy, laidback players will make you feel more comfortable if you need to ask a few questions about the rules and gameplay along the way.  Also, remember that the dealers are pulling for the guests and are always available to answer any questions.

The Style

If other players are constantly switching from table to table, you won’t learn nearly as much as if you sat down with the same players for a good amount of time. Locate a table with a pleasant group of players and a good dealer where you can stay and play for some time. You’ll get a good feel for the game and be much more comfortable.

Get Ready to Win

Ready to try out some casino table games? Visit The Mill Casino at 3201 Tremont St, North Bend, Oregon today. We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with slots, table games and more.  Table games hours vary based on the time of year, check our website for the most current hours.   (add hyperlink)

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Winter Wonders on the Southern Oregon Coast

Oregon’s best kept secret in the winter is its southern coastline.

“People are surprised by how stunningly beautiful our beaches are,” says Katherine Hoppe, Tourism & Content Manager at the Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in Coos Bay. “There are no hotels or restaurants on the beach, so you can have the majority of the beach to yourself.”

The Coos Bay/North Bend area, home to about 30,000 residents, is a big draw for visitors from around the U.S.

Storm-watching is at the top of the list of things to do for residents and visitors, especially during the winter. Hoppe notes that the position of the cliffs at Shore Acres State Park can turn a 20-foot swell into an epic 120-foot splash.

“When the storm is out to sea, it causes the huge swells,” Hoppe says. “You watch wave after wave come in, and it’s too mesmerizing to leave.”

And the weather doesn’t have to be bad on land. Just in case, Shore Acres State Park features a storm hut for when the rain comes too close to shore.

Cape Arago State Park, just a few miles from Shore Acres, is the site for another major draw to the southern coast: whale watching. Gray whales travel close to the shore as they migrate to Baja California, Mexico. The heaviest concentration of gray whales occurs at the end of December and March. Volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here® program offer “assisted whale watching” during the week of Spring Break.

“If you’ve never gone whale-watching before, it’s good to have the volunteers help you spot them at first,” says Hoppe. “Then you can go out on your own.”

The Egyptian Theater is an ideal choice for historic cinema fans. Built in 1925, the theater is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Worried the winter weather could put a damper on your fun? You might be pleasantly surprised.

“We get great weather in the winter time. Our temperatures stay within the same 15 degree temperature range all year,” says Hoppe. “So if it’s raining a little bit … don’t worry, it’ll stop soon enough.”

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park has the largest hotel in the Coos Bay/North Bend area, and its suites feature panoramic views of the entire bay. The hotel also has an onsite gym, pool and outdoor hot tubs. If you’ve been waiting to take your RV to the coast, the Mill RV Park is situated on the waterfront. It has 102 level suites with full hook-ups and cable television. A free shuttle transports guests to The Mill Casino Hotel.

The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park features several packages during the winter season. The Wine & Dine Package, for example, includes an overnight stay at the hotel or RV Park, $40 in dining credits at any of the hotel’s five dining venues and two bottles of Hinman Vineyard wines.

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Courtesies to Observe if You’re Bringing Your Pets

At The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park we value our four-legged guests just as much as we do their owners. That’s why anyone traveling with a canine companion is welcome to stay in one of our pet-friendly hotel rooms. If you’re planning to stay overnight with a pet here or at any hotel, here are some common courtesies to observe to ensure that every hotel guest enjoys their stay to the fullest.

Always Use a Leash

Hotels are unfamiliar locations for most pets, and there are lots of sights, sounds and smells that can confuse and excite your pup. No matter how well-behaved he may be at home, keeping your dog on a leash when walking the hotel’s hallways is a good way to keep him safely by your side and help other guests feel more comfortable. It may also help him feel more secure and minimize barking, which is another great way to be considerate toward your fellow guests.

Bring Your Own Supplies

While The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park does provide a doggy goodie bag with treats, waste bags and food dishes, you’ll also want to bring some of the comforts of home to keep your pet happy during your visit. Be sure to pack food, a blanket and even a few toys – they’re a great way to avoid anxiety or boredom.

Take Frequent Walks

Accidents happen, and that’s okay. At The Mill Casino, we take special care to eliminate any messes, odors and stains for guest comfort. Still, try to take your dog out regularly to use the bathroom where designated, and always pick up after. While outside, let him run around in our fenced-in dog park to stretch, exercise and play. Just try not to leave them alone!

Spend as much time as you can with your pup to make sure the trip is fun for you both.

Keep It Clean

Pets can be messy, but as a courtesy to hotel staff and guests, try to clean up after your pooch as much as you can. And while it may be a scheduling hassle, keep your pet at home if he’s currently sick or has fleas.

Service Animals

We welcome all service animals throughout our facility.  For your reference, a service animal is defined as a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Service animals are different from emotional support animals, which do not have the training to assist a person with a disability. Any pets not trained as service animals may not be allowed to accompany the owner to all public places within our facility.

Looking for a Pet-Friendly Hotel Room?

Ready to travel with your dog? Book reservations for a pet-friendly hotel room at The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park today. If you have any questions about our pet policies, feel free to contact us online or at 541-756-8800.

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Your Guide to Exploring Coos Bay by the Season

Where the Coos River meets Coos Bay, you’ll find the cities North Bend, OR and  Coos Bay, OR. Home of The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, these coastal towns offer a wide array of activities all year round, so whether you’re an avid fisherman, hiker, kayaker or outdoor enthusiast, you’re sure to find something to do. To get started, check out these suggestions.

Summer

When the skies are clear and the air warms, it’s the perfect time to visit Coos Bay, OR. Summertime in Coos Bay is marked by comfortable temperatures – the daily high temperature is above 64-degrees Fahrenheit from late June to early October. Take in stunning ocean views with a walk along the Coos Bay Boardwalk, or embark on a sea kayaking tour for a scenic paddle to observe wildlife.

Simpson Beach, located at Shore Acres State Park, is a popular spot for picnics. It’s also a great place to watch for seals, sea lions, whales and more. During the summer months, make sure to pay a visit to the Coos Bay Farmers Market to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and handmade items from local farmers and businesses.

Fall

As the weather turns cooler, surfing in Coos Bay heats up. Hang ten at Bastendorff Beach County Park – the waves will only get bigger as the season presses on. If you’re looking forward to a fishing adventure, you’ll be happy to know that recreational Dungeness crabbing season is year-round with the best crabbing starting in November. Grab your bait and traps, and get going. This time of year, you can also witness the changing fall colors. Consider taking a car ride along Oregon Route 38 or US-101. It’s a trip you won’t want to miss.

Winter

Cooler and much more dramatic, winter in Coos Bay, OR offers a number of opportunities for visitors to get out and explore. Hire a fishing guide or rent a kayak, and catch some steelhead trout. Wintertime is also ideal for crabbing. If you’d prefer to stay on shore, visit Shore Acres State Park to watch 100-foot waves crash against the cliffs. Stay at the park past dark from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, and you’ll be able to witness the spectacular light display that is Holiday Lights at Shore Acres.

Spring

There’s a lot to do in Coos Bay during the springtime. Salmon, surf perch and bass await avid fishermen, while kayaks and canoes call explorers at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve just a short drive from Coos Bay. Go for a hike at Cape Arago State Park or Sunset Bay State Park, or visit Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area to see scenic canyons and plunging waterfalls. If you’re feeling adventurous, rent an ATV and head out to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.

Enjoy Every Season

When you’re not out exploring Coos Bay, take a minute to unwind at The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park. Book your accommodations today, and embark on a vacation you won’t soon forget.

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Boat display at the Coos History Museum

Plan a Visit to the Coos History Museum

Whether you’re staying at The Mill Casino Hotel or The Mill RV Park, a trip to Coos Bay wouldn’t be complete without stopping by the Coos History Museum. Beginning operation over 70 years ago, the museum helps piece together the history of the region with interactive displays and educational programs.

About the Museum

Operated by the Coos County Historical Society – a not-for-profit organization founded in 1891 – the Coos History Museum first opened in 1947. Their mission from the very beginning was to collect and preserve artifacts, such as tools, clothing, photographs and documents that tell the story of Coos County, as well as Oregon’s South Coast.

While the museum once occupied a one-story building in Coquille, in 1958 it moved to Simpson Park in North Bend, Oregon. The current museum opened in Coos Bay in the fall of 2015. With two floors of exhibits, the museum aims to give visitors a better understanding of life in the South Coast, from generations past to present.

What to Expect

Visit today, and you’ll see an ever-expanding collection of historic artifacts and archival materials that explore the area’s geography, history and economics. The museum also houses a large collection of Native American artifacts, including baskets and tools made locally by tribes in the Coos and Coquille watersheds. Since the 1980s, the Coos County Historical Society has worked in tandem with the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon to provide visitors with an accurate representation of their cultural history.

Check out their current exhibits for more information.

The Details

Less than a 2-mile drive from The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park, the Coos History Museum is nestled along the water at 1210 N Front St in Coos Bay, OR. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and closed on major holidays. On the second Sunday of every month, admission is free for children and adults alike. View their general pricing information to see regular prices for children, teens, adults, seniors and groups.

Plan Your Trip

Ready to explore Coos Bay? Find a home away from home at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park. Book your accommodations, and discover more about the area to get started

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Business Meeting in Coos Bay, OR? Here’s How to Make the Most of It

As the largest city on the Oregon coast, Coos Bay is a hotspot for corporate travel. Whether you’re just passing through or staying in Coos Bay for the weekend, check out these ideas for a great trip. After all, no one knows how to mix business and pleasure better than

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  1. Make Time for Employee Engagement

    If you have time, get out and explore with your colleagues. Hiking through Shore Acres State Park or whale watching in the Pacific Ocean can be great ways to bond with each other between meetings. You may be having fun, but spending time together can help strengthen your team, too.

  1. Schedule Some Much-Needed R&R

    Take a break from paperwork and conference calls by taking advantage of all the amenities The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park has to offer. Even if you’re only here for a night or two, there’s always time for a quick run on the treadmill or a dip in the pool or spa. Investing in yourself like this can help clear and rejuvenate your mind, so you’ll be refreshed and ready to go for the next meeting.

  1. Celebrate Big Wins at the Casino

    Give yourself some credit for all the hard work you’ve put in and treat yourself to a few hours in the game room. Our casino has over 700 slots and a great selection of table games available to satisfy anyone’s interests.

  1. Savor a Delicious Meal

    Enjoy yourself with a meal at one of The Mill Casino’s bars or restaurants. Relax over a mouthwatering filet mignon and a waterfront view at the Plank House Restaurant, or enjoy everything from hand-carved meats to delectable desserts at the Saw Blade Buffet. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, stop by Whitecaps for an evening of laidback elegance, or catch the game and the best wings in town at Warehouse 101.

  1. Be On the Lookout for Exciting Events

    If you have an extra day or two to enjoy the Coos Bay area, check out local tips for events at the casino and around the community. There’s always something exciting to enjoy, from seasonal experiences like Holiday Lights to food truck competitions, BBQ festivals and the onsite, can’t-miss annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration.

Enjoy Your Visit

Want to find out more things to do in the Coos Bay region, or need help planning your next business event? Contact The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park today to learn more about upcoming events, amenities and other ways to make the most of your trip.