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Contest Brings Eclipse Viewers To Smith Rock

TERREBONNE, OR -- A popular vacation rental website is partnering with National Geographic to offer a unique opportunity for a pair of lucky eclipse viewers. Laura Rillos, with AirBnB, says one lucky contest winner and a guest will stay overnight, August 20th, in a geodesic dome on private property just northwest of Smith Rock in Terrebonne. "This is a beautiful area and a beautiful dome, so we really wanted to be able to offer just a really great, wonderful experience."


But, Rillos tells KBND News, the winner will leave Central Oregon prior to the actual eclipse. "They will take flight the morning of August 21st, head toward the Oregon Coast, and be among the first to witness the solar eclipse; and they’ll also get to meet with two National Geographic explorers and get their unique insight." She adds, "Our social media team is going to be conducting a live stream from the plane, so that people can also see what these folks are seeing; and then also on the National Geographic Facebook, as well."

Finding lodging within the path of totality for the August 21st eclipse is nearly impossible, but the contest is one of just a few remaining options for a lucky few. "Eclipse eve is going to be the biggest night for AirBnB in Oregon, ever," says Rillos. "We’re expecting 4600 guest arrivals just in the cities that are in the path of the eclipse, and many more throughout the state, in cities that are near the path, like Bend and elsewhere in the state."
Click HERE to learn more about the AirBnB contest, including entry instructions. Entries are accepted through 8:59 p.m., PST.
Eclipse Coverage on KBND is supported in part by Awnings Unlimited. Shade yourself from the sun with Awnings Unlimited at 5541-389-1619 and awningsunlimited.net.

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