Blue Cheese, Oregonzola... Just Say Cheese Please!

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

I Resolve To Learn More About Oregon Brewed Beer!

Hops grown in the Willamette ValleyDon'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. 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

A Room At An Inn...the gift of time!

Female Pheasant, UKImagine 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... 

Have we convinced you that a gift of lodging is the perfect gift???  With over 90 membership inns to choose from, the Oregon... Read More

World of Wine Festival and Southern Oregon Lodging Options

World of Wine Festival Southern Oregon
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. Ashland Oregon Lodging at the Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast

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Its A Birthday Year for Oregon ~ Events Planned All Year

Explore Oregon And Win with Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildsThe 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!!

The Oregon 150 Challenge brought to you by Travel Oregon

Travel Oregon to attend rodeos, county fairs, festivals and wine tasting events.  There are more hiking and biking trails than even the most avid...

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Hittin' The Road In Oregon And Eatin' Pizza For Breakfast!

Guests at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn, Albany, OregonIt's 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

You Say Puffcake, I Say Pancake...A Culinary Delight In An Oregon Bed & Breakfast!

Danish Puffcake or Dutch Pancake Served At An Oregon Lodging Facility.Danish Puffcake

4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
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

Stealing Ideas From An Oregon Bed & Breakfast and Sharing Them With You!

Cream Sherry and an Oregon Bed & BreakfastLast 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

Make a date in April 2009: Ballet and B&B pairing to support the Eugene Ballet

The Eugene Ballet Company is facing a $130,000 budget shortfall and is taking their 2009 season production of Swan 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...

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Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Comment Cards--Use 'Em (Please)!

comment about your stay at Seaside Oregon lodging or Portland Oregon lodgingThe 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 open-ended):
  • Meal Quality
  • Service/Hospitality
  • Cleanliness and...
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Think you have what it takes to be an Innkeeper? This course is for you!

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.

Guest blogger Diane Emineth tells the story:

Oregon Coast lodging owner Diane EminethTwo Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild...
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Let's Have Breakfast In The Garden!

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 garden!

Anne Hathaways Bed and Breakfast and Garden Suites, Ashland, OregonEarly 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

Choose Country Willow Bed and Breakfast Inn for a romantic Ashland Oregon Valentine's Weekend

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 Southen Oregon.  Country Willows Inn fine Ashland Oregon Lodging 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

Of interest to B&B guests who knit. . .

The stop-action animation film "Coraline" was recently released in Portland and Ashland, Oregon, with a big opening night party in Portland.  It's an Oregon-based film, created by Oregon company Laika and set partly in Ashland Oregon.  The story revolves around a little girl who finds a parallel world existing through a door in her apartment. 

Now, I haven't seen it yet and it'll probably be awhile before it comes anywhere near my bed & breakfast in the far eastern part of the state...Read More

Girfriend Getaway Author Suggests Ashland Oregon

Marybeth Bond's 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways in North AmericaMarybeth Bond, the "Gutsy Traveler" and author of 50 Best Girlfriend Getaways in North America, recommends Ashland, Oregon, in her book as a location for girlfriends to take time together.

Ashland, in the southernmost part of the state, is a great place for women.  The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a long-standing annual event.  But Ashland has wonderful shopping, wineries, restaurants, and seasonal events too.

And Ashland is a gateway to Crater Lake Oregon and the Siskyou Mountains.  Bicycling,...

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