There are two golf courses within walking distance of Edelweiss Manor. One is the Springhill Country Club, a beautiful eighteen hole course that features a luxurious club house and pro shop. This course is located on what was once part of the original 300 acre farm associated with Edelweiss Manor. A second golf course is the nine hole Golf Club of Oregon located along the Willamette River Green Way, a nature preserve with a walking path that parallels the river. Near this golf course is the North Albany Center with various shops, restaurants, a large full service grocery, and a Starbucks. The city of Albany is noted for the largest array of Victorian Style homes in the State of Oregon. The city conducts a summer and a winter historic home tour of many of these homes. Information about attractions and events within and around the city can be found at www.albanyvisitors.com. Albany is locate in the center of the Willamette Valley approximately 70 miles from Portland and within an hour's drive to the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains.