In addition to Alden’s School of Leather Trades, Burns, OR and the surrounding area offer an abundance of exciting and fun things to do. Come learn with us while you take a trip to the Steens Mountains, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, The historic Peter French Round Barn, Crystal Crane Hot springs or many other local attractions. Harney County is full of rich ranching history and has an endless supply of beautiful landscapes filled with wildlife. So whether you are wanting to experience a simpler way of life, where people make a living close the the land they live off of, or see some of the West’s most beautiful open spaces, Bring the family and they will have plenty to do! The school is located within an easy walk to restaurants.



Need an Airport?

Burns is located in between the Redmond Municipal Airport in Redmond, OR and the Boise Airport in Boise, ID. It is about a two and a half hour drive from either airport. Our students get a discount with Budget Avis car rentals by using our Budget Discount Code Z773003.

Redmond Airport

Boise Airport



Where to stay:

The Historic Central Hotel is just a couple blocks from the shop. What better place to stay while learning a historic craft than a historic hotel? You will absolutely love this boutique hotel with a 1920’s prohibition era/industrial feel. Jen and Forrest Keady have put their heart and soul into bringing this place back to life over the last two years. It’s so fresh the paint is barely dry from the remodel and the website is still being built. You can check it out on Facebook and Instagram or book by using the email below. Let them know you are taking a class with us and they will take special care of you!



Here are some links of local things to see:

Migratory bird festival in April


Crystal Crane Hot Springs

Soaking In Eastern Oregon


Steens Mountians


Visitor’s Guide to Steens Mountain Region



Peter French Round Barn