Over twenty years ago, I had my first experiece
staying at an inn. The Bath Street Inn in Santa Barbara was
lovely. Flowers, cakes, cookies, wine and yeah...the fact
that it was set in Santa Barbara didn't hurt anything either.
Well...that was a while ago and a few years back my dream of being
an innkeeper came true. It will be two years on May 1st since
we opened our inn and began our new lives as innkeepers.
Wow...what a change from being the guest to being the
innkeeper! Yes...it's...Read More
Two of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting in
Ashland Oregon. One of the presentations today came from Cyd
Ropp of The Albion Inn and Art Gallery. Cyd talked about a
new initiative from the Ashland Bed & Breakfast
Network: Innkeeping 101.
The Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network's Education Committee
started an educational program in the form of a blog, Innkeeping
101, as partial fulfillment of their educational mission.
However, this blog is a free-for-all. If you're an...Read More
Greetings from Ashland Oregon! Mary
Pellegrini and I arrived yesterday evening for the start of the
Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting week. Today's
Monday, March 29, 2010, and we started of the day with a great
breakfast at the Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast,
one of the Ashland Oregon lodging sites supporting the
If we weren't here for business we could easily make this a
northwest culinary vacation. Pat & Tom purchased this
5-room bed and breakfast in 1999 and haven't looked back...Read More
A road trip to Ashland to prep for
our Oregon Bed
& Breakfast Guild annual meeting, a few of us
decided that we liked being the "visitor" to Southern Oregon.
So, after twenty four hours of planning, meetings and setting up
schedules, we decided to find the cheese!
Our friend Fred at The Historic Prospect Hotel in
Prospect, Oregon told us that we had to go to Rogue Creamery near
Medford in Central Point before we headed back home to Albany and
Hood River respectively. So, of course we always...Read More
Don't you just love this
time of year? An end of another year and the beginning of
"new" beginnings, resolutions and promises we make to ourselves and
others. Well...in 2010 I resolve to learn more about where I
live. I resolve to learn more about Oregon,
to learn more about why people flock here for the food and drink
but most of all, I resolve to taste and learn all that I can about
the beer brewed here in Oregon and why it is
famous all over the world! I think this is a resolution I...Read More
soaking in a tub filled with hot water in the great outdoors or
sitting by a fire pit roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa
with a rushing river close by or waking to the delicious smells of
coffee, bacon and eggs with onions and peppers and then the
scones...oh the scones baking with the cranberries and nuts and
then the marmalade or lemon curd and butter...
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for
outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier,
snowboarder, or looking for back-country trails for snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after
your day's adventure, get pampered at a member inn of the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild.
The annual World of Wine
Festival, showcasing wines made from grapes grown in Southern
Oregon is coming up Saturday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m. The
place: once again at Del Rio Vineyards & Winery, just west of
Gold Hill. At latest count, 41 wineries have signed on to
pour samples of their wines. Most are in Jackson, Josephine or
Douglas counties, but not all. Wineries elsewhere in the state can
qualify to take part if the wine they're pouring was made from
Southern Oregon grapes.
Sesquicentennial birthday of Oregon is reason for
Celebration. And the celebration will last until February 13,
2010 at events taking place across the state. And its your
chance to win with the Explore
Oregon and Win Challenge of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild. Combine this with the Travel Oregon 150
Challenge and win grand Oregon Tours!!
Travel Oregon to attend rodeos, county fairs, festivals and wine
tasting events. There are more hiking and biking trails than
even the most avid...
that time of year! If you haven't already sat down with your
family, your honey or your best friend and planned your summer
vacation, do it now!
This motorcycle and side car husband and wife were our guests
recently at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn. So much fun and
what a cool bike! From San Luis Obispo to Ashland then here
to Albany. These lovely guests were the first of many to bike
or bicycle to this area of the Willamette Valley this season.
From now until the leaves fall in late...Read More
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup blackberries
1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place a 12 inch
ovenproof skillet with 4 tbsp butter in oven.
2. In a blender, combine eggs, flour, salt and milk until a
thin batter forms, about 30 sec. 3. Remove pan with butter from oven and pour in batter.
Return to oven and bake until pancake is puffy, golden and...Read More
summer just a few months after we opened our inn, we had
to return to California to attend a retirement party. It was
our third trip back down in just seven months and only two months
since we began taking guests. Needless to say, we weren't
ready for another vacation. We were full swing into enjoying
our inn and sharing the beautiful Willamette Valley summer with our
new friends and guests. So, since we had to go, we thought we
might as well make the best of it and carve a...Read More
The Eugene Ballet Company is facing a $130,000
budget shortfall and is taking their 2009 season production of
Lake into a "show on the road" throughout the Pacific Northwest
in April 2009 to raise awareness of the arts and hopefully solve
their budgetary woes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to have a quick
romantic Oregon getaway with an evening showing support for
dance and the arts as well as a great overnight stay at one of
the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's quality bed...
has the most covered
bridges in the west and one of the largest
collections in the country. Around 1850, the pioneers began
building bridges out of the plentiful Douglas fir. They then
built houses on them to protect them from the Oregon
dampness. There was once hundreds of these covered bridges
and now only 51 exist in several counties in Oregon.
From Portland, the Willamette Valley, central and southern Oregon
as well as the Coast, covered bridge history is alive and well due
to the...Read More
Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild provides OBBG Comment Cards
to its member Oregon bed and breakfasts and encourages the inns to
put them out where the guests will use them.
Many bed and breakfasts put return postage on the comments cards so
they'll go straight to the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild
administrator without the guest doing a thing except dropping the
card in a mailbox.
Here are the things asked about on the comment card (all
Want to open a Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfast? Thinking
about Crater Lake lodging? Ashland Oregon lodging? If
you're serious, then an in-depth bed and breakfast training program
might be just what you need. And there's one coming up in the
Pacific Northwest very soon.
Bed and Breakfast Seminars is a new venture of two Oregon Bed
& Breakfast Guild innkeepers and endorsed by the Oregon Bed
& Breakfast Guild.
28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Hotel can be
the perfect home base when birding on the Crater Lake
Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail. The
Rogue River is minutes away with mature riparian habitat
surrounded by mixed conifer forests. Peregrine Falcon,
Calliope and Rufus Hummingbirds nest in these forests.
Diamond Lake supports high concentrations of diving birds.
The rich, diverse habitats on the Crater Lake Loop provide
home for a large variety of...
Many Oregon Bed
and Breakfast Guild inns are known for their
spectacular breakfasts. So, how can we top the second half of
the bed and breakfast experience? Let's have breakfast in the
Early last summer, we stayed in Ashland at an Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild member inn, Anne Hathaways Bed and Breakfast and
Garden Suites. Being part of the guild, and
belonging to the "innkeepers get-away" program, we had the
opportunity to enjoy the inn as the hosts treated us to a lovely
night at...Read More
For fine Ashland Oregon Lodging and a perfect Valentine's weekend,
we offer you the Country Willows Bed and
Breakfast Inn, a quintessential country inn situated on the edge of
the village, only minutes to the center of Ashland in beautiful
An inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Country
Willows invites you to enjoy a little romance with your
sweetheart. Beginning Thursday, February 12th through
Wednesday, February 18th, chocolate truffles and a...Read More