innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn are hosting Red Chair
Travels this week. They'll have just a little time to share
one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy
beaches and amazing views.
Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to
the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike. There are miles
and miles of trails for any skill level. Don't forget water
and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon
While visiting the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, you won't want to miss
exploring the historic Lighthouses, the beacons of light of bygone
days. Perched on the very edge of land and sea, Oregon
Lighthouses were built to warn ships of the dangerous rocky shores.
The treacherous Pacific storms wrecked many a ship but the
lighthouses prevented even more from such fate.
Most were built in the late 1880's and
of the Eleven Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, nine are on the
All 363 Miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the Public.
From agate covered beaches to lush rainforests. Whale
Watching and Beach-combing. Golfing or just being still and
listening to the crashing waves. How you explore it is entirely up
to you. Complete your visit with a stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Member inn. We invite
you to visit the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of
Spent a few days in the Willamette Valley last spring.
What a lovely time to visit. So many shades of green
everywhere. And then there's the acres and acres of bulbs in
full bloom along with the cover crops of clover and mustard.
It really was lovely drive along the backroads of the
After spending a couple of nights at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild member inn I began the drive home to our inn, the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. This drive should only take
You won't want to miss a Willamette Valley Event. A short
list of Spring Time Happenings follows and more can be found on the
Valley Events Page on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
website along with event details and links
SIP McMinnville Wine and Food Festival ~ March 13-15
we are surrounded by charming guests, sometimes 365 days a year, we
Innkeepers tend to live isolated lives when it comes to our
industry. We live in our own little worlds doing all the
things we need to do to provide quality accommodations to the
traveler. We're marketing engineers: we research the best
ways to market our properties and then we implement. We're
concierges: we communicate with our guests, we're travel experts,
we manage reservations. We shop then prepare menus and...
'Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played
throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS
devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called
geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.
Geocaching is enjoyed by people, from all age groups, with a strong sense of
community and support for the environment. Geocaching.com is the headquarters for
you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon? The
full version of the...
Chair Travels has journeyed up the Willamette Valley for a short
Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, an inspected and approved
member of the Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild. The inn will take your breath away
with the most beautiful views, a warm luxurious Inn, and
exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect
location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway The Inn
is 10,000 square foot with four large guest rooms (three
are corner rooms) and three suites, all...
innkeepers believe it's almost always "about the food!"
We've have discovered the joy in finding some new way to use the
fresh, local and organic ingredients found in abundance at road
side stands and farmer's markets in Oregon. In Oregon wine
country, you not only find wine grapes, but there are berries
growing on the sides of the road, greens growing in rows along
winding streets and huge gorgeous pears hanging off trees in the
orchards in the Mt. Hood region. So, how can it not be about...
McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival at Eagle
Rock Lodge, a labor of love for innkeepers Randy and Debbie
Dersham, returns for its 10 year, Saturday, April 25th from 10:00
The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River
and the Dershams have dedicated each April to honoring the builders
and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today. New
and historic McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with
casting demonstrations, fly tying workshop. Boat owners...
Next week is the Annual Meeting of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and living in Parkdale, Oregon,
we have a couple of ways to get to Salem. We are choosing the
longer route for a couple of reasons: We love to
Chase Waterfalls and
Geocaches and document them on our Facebook page.
So we'll head south around Mt Hood then take the McKenzie
Pass Scenic Byway, Hwy 126. These are just a few of the
Waterfalls we hope to shoot. If you know of any others please
let me know. We have most of the...
Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the
McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that
this World Famous Area has to offer. Here it sits in the sun
imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River
and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National
Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift
has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western part
of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. These timber
bridges were often covered to protect them from the weather. Now,
the remaining examples of this obsolete bridge construction
technology, generally located in pastoral rural settings, provide
one of the most significant tourist attractions in the state.
Allow the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to
examples of Oregon History then...
These Scenic rides/drives can be taking in your car or on your
bike. Either way there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
member inn where you can rest your tired bones at either end.
Plan either your two or 4-wheeled vacation in Oregon on one
of Oregon's Scenic Drives in the Central Cascades. Oregon is
the only state in the nation with a Scenic Bikeways program.
These routes were created, inspected, ridden and officially
approved by Ride Oregon
Ride and those cyclists who have made Oregon...
Chair Travels continues its journey though Oregon with a stay at
McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins on the banks of the
McKenzie River, a stunning Central Cascades Watershed. The
Vintage chairs in the Osprey Cottage welcomed Red to
the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild member B&B. Built in 1929 the 6 room inn
sits on two and a half wooded acres surrounded by Giant Cedar and
Fir Trees and a small fruit orchard, a relaxing location to let
your worries slip away.
Start planning that Oregon Road Trip. Oregon has more
designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B
Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the
backroads. I am presenting a series of
blogs to assist you in creating create amazing getaways
and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel
Oregon for sharing this information
A National Park, a National Symbol, a Natural Treasure.
From Oregon's world-famous Crater Lake...
It's that time of year again. Time to start planning that Oregon
Road Trip. Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour
routes than any other state. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn
awaits you as you travel the backroads. I am
presenting a series of blogs to assist you in
creating create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.
Oregon for sharing
just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park,The Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and
Dinner Housecan be the perfect
home base when birding on theCrater Lake
Loopof theOregon 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...
Red's time was short at the
Prospect Hotel in Oregon's Southern Cascades. And the
innkeepers showed it a great time, exploring Oregon's Southern
Cascades. Red especially loved the snow shoe trip up to the
rim of famous Crater Lake, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
Did you know that Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America,
the second deepest in North America and the ninth deepest lake in
the world? Thanks Travel Oregon for the video share