We recently spent a few weeks in Taos visiting our daughter.
A long road trip that brought us back into Oregon from Nevada
onto one of Oregon’s 26 Scenic Byways,
Oregon Outback Scenic Byway. This byway takes you through
a slice of the Great Basin, an isolated diverse landscape, where
lush green forests of the Oregon Cascades are replaced by sagebrush
and stunning rock formations.
See striking evidence of mysterious rock formations left behind
by volcanoes at Fort Rock. The Abert Rim is a...
In the warm
summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their
rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the
house. If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls
hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming
for their last...
Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter
has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it
all to the east. But there are a few winter storms lined out
to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the
mountain. And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have
created packages that include lodging and lift tickets. Stay
at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly
from these innkeepers.
Immigrants began to move into Oregon
Territory in the 1840's. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in
1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and
grain potential. He, along with fellow
immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is
breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world
for their quality and innovation. Plan your
first Beer-Cation around those in Hood River,
Oregon, and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt.
The innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge Bed and
Breakfast, Kristin Fintel, came across an article
on-line the other day. It mentions staying at Bed and
Breakfasts to help deal with your dietary restrictions when
"As an innkeeper with a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, I am
more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. I've
been my own guinea pig over the years, so I know what I'm
doing. Nothing is worse than having a reaction while on
vacation, but we innkeepers can focus on our...
Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn will allow you time to love
your tastebuds with a evening of inspired dishes paired with
wonderful Youngberg Hill wines. You’ll dine on an inspired 5
course dinner made with "love" that will awaken your senses and
allow you to experience a memorable night through food an
wine. As dedicated members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Youngberg
Hills innkeepers will walk you through each course of perfectly
paired wine and food.
This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.
We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and
thinking about the birds back home. March brings the
southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid
birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be
found in Oregon. The Oregon Cascade
Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour
highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to
showcase the region's birds and...
No other experience brings you that elusive thing we
call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas
of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the
halls. Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory
delights hot out of the oven. You know
that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast
table. Any possibility might exist. You may be surprised with
fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3”
high savory custard, or...
thrilled we were here at the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on
House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country
Lodging. An inspected and approved member of The Guild,
Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of
the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and
fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already
Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the
Feller House last...
invite you to experience the quiet Winter Months in the Hood River
Valley and surrounding forest. A spectacular B&B
experience at the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated in the abundant
beauty of the Hood River Valley with majestic views of Mt Hood.
Parkdale, Oregon, is the halfway spot along the Mt Hood Scenic
Byway, and the Old Parkdale Inn B&B is in the heart of this
quiet hamlet gives you perfect Oregon bed and breakfast
accommodations. You’ll get a two-night stay for two,...
We are pretty excited about the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers
Conference and Industry Trade Show that is coming together in Hood
River, Oregon. Know it’s not possible for many of you to attend,
could be a ski/work vacation, though. Perhaps you’d be so
kind as to share Our Conference Webpage with your
friends. We’re seeking more vendors, presenters and most
These businesses are attending our conference, either as vendor,
presenter, or in many cases...
Guest Habitat is a small, ecofriendly resort on the Oregon
Coast in Port Orford and the perfect location to use as your home
base when visiting Oregon's South Coast. A member of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild, WildSpring Guest Habitat sits on 5 secluded
acres and offers luxury accommodations in a naturally beautiful
environment. Five elegant cabin suites built like small homes are
filled with with art and antiques and sit in a secluded,
peaceful forest surrounded by 100-foot...
quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a
half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover
itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by
Hollywood, for one. Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight"
were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the
manner of the popular 1998 Disney
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide
to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery,...
is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US
Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog
post about touring through Northern California
and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to
Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national
forests along the way. Riggs writes:
Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find
opportunities for adventure,...
Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any
other state and I'd like to present a few of them in
a series of blogs to create amazing getaways and tours in
Oregon. Thanks Travel
Oregon for sharing this information
Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of
Oregon". There are seven bridges along the route,
including Dorena Bridge, Stewart Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, Currin
Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Centennial Bridge, and Swinging
Bridge. Many of these...
The largest town in central Oregon, Bend is a popular
destination for both summer and winter travelers, with many lodging
options. The summer offers rafting on the Deschutes River,
miles of biking and hiking trails, perfect for picnics and