Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway with Two Bed and Breakfasts Along the Way

Did you know that Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway Program in the Nation?  And that many of these have been created by locals and have been ridden and reviewed to provide inspiration for planning a two-wheeled Oregon Cycling Vacation?   And that there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on, or near, almost every one of them that you can use as your base camp?  Or perhaps plan an Inn-to-Inn Ride.

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features varied terrain, generally downhill...

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Woodpecker Wonderland near Bend Oregon Lodging

Central Oregon with the ponderosa pine forests of the Metolius River Basin and Douglas fir forests just west of Santiam Pass, is home to 11 species of nesting woodpeckers.  The Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trails traces portions of some of Oregon’s most  Scenic Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.

The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...

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Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and BreakfastOregon 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.

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and...

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Birding the Mt. Jefferson Loop of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trails

The riparian habitat near Bend Oregon Lodging hosts a variety of species including the White Headed Woodpecker

The spring bird migration has begun and its time to choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild as your home base when exploring the Mt. Jefferson Loop of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trails.
 
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 birdwatching.

Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest...

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Three Sisters Loop of the Cascade Birding Trail and a Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfast

The Western Meadowlark, the state bird of Oregon, near lodging in OregonOn the birding trail again.  This time on the Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.  This loop is a bit south of the Mt. Jefferson Loop so you could spend a few days, using an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn as your home base to observe the region's birds and spectacular scenery that is the Central Oregon Cascades.

At the heart of the Oregon Cascades lies the Three Sisters Wilderness, named for three 10,000-foot volcanic peaks.  The Three Sisters Loop traverses some of Oregon most...

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Cascade Lakes ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Thanks to Travel Oregon for this shot of South Sister and a beautiful Cascade Alpine LakeIt'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.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

'Oregon's Highway in the Sky. When you venture out on...

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Live Your Cowboy Dreams at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Looking for a dude ranch vacation?  Look no further.  These working cattle ranches, members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, provide horseback vacations, cattle drives, and fly fishing vacations.   After a day in the saddle the friendly ranch style atmosphere, the cozy guest rooms and home cooked meals will satisfy and refresh hungry, tired guests.

Long Hollow Ranch for an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventureHowdy!  Welcome to the Long Hollow Ranch
Long Hollow Ranch is a guest ranch with good old fashion values. The newly remodeled 100-year old ranch...

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Central and Eastern Oregon Musuems Worth Making the Trip

High Desert Museum, in Bend, Oregon, is nationally acclaimed and is dedicated to broadening the understanding of the High Desert's wildlife, culture, art and natural resources.

Bobcat of Eastern OregonAt daily shows and demonstrations, wildlife experts will help you learn about the Museum's more than 100 wildlife creatures -- from porcupines, golden eagles and owls, to bats, lizards, snakes and spiders.   In the Birds of Prey Center you will have a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at some of nature's fiercest...

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Looking for where to stay in Oregon?

Cascade Room at the Lara House Lodge in Bend, Oregon. A favorite with the men. King sleigh bed, embossed leather chairs in the sitting area and warm sage colored walls create an inviting and serene setting. Private bath with shower. Overlooking Historical homes and Drake Park.Are you looking for where to stay in Oregon?   Do you automatically think about a chain hotel or a chain motel? 

Have you ever considered staying at an Oregon bed and breakfast?  Things have changed!  It's no longer the spare bedroom in somebody's house now that little Johnny went off to college.  And you don't have to share a bathroom with the owner either!

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership includes a diversity of inns--small and large, modest and lavish, metropolitan and...Read More
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Bend, Oregon...what a nice ride!


Me and my snowmobile! Last week we spent a few days in Bend, Oregon. Last year we went snowmobiling twice and loved it so a copy of 2010's fun and exciting experiences are on tap for 2011 as well.

Ray booked us a 4 hour snowmobiling trip and taking friends from SoCal, we wanted to show them a good time in Oregon so we took the longer tour and had lunch at a lodge accessible only by snowmobile. Taking the wrong trail a few times made the trip better and following each other through the snow, through groomed roads...Read More
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Valentine's Day is coming: What about a 'Staycation' in town?

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to get away with your lovey for a refreshing pause.

Many of our member inns have romantic getaway packages.  But, think about this. . .

As nice as it would be to wake up in unfamiliar, beautiful scenery, what about waking up in your own town to a different view?  Didn't take a tank of gas to get there either, so you can spend more time focusing on your Valentine.

Salem, Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Bend are all larger Oregon cities featuring Oregon Bed &...Read More
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Cricketwood Country Bed and Breakfast ~ #4 Bed and Breakfast on TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards List for 2011

Travelers' Choice Awards 2011NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/  TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® awards.  This year 676 establishments were recognized in the ninth year of the competition. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"Based on reviews from millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is able to...

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Oregon's Winter Vacations Start at the Member Inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member InnFrom the small community owned slopes of Ferguson Ridge Ski Area in Eastern Oregon to the slopes of Mt Ashland in the south, Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after your day's adventure, get pampered at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast member inn nearby.

The Innkeepers of Central and Eastern Oregon await your visit....

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Artisan Spirits Week ~ Travel Oregon Wanderfeast

Another week....another feast!  Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.  For information about this...Read More
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The Lara House and Airlie Farm...our two newest members!

Airlie FarmThe Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild strives to bring our guests the highest quality possible when it comes to our membership inns!  And, lately it hasn't been that hard to do!

Two newly inspected inn's to the guild are the Lara House Lodge and Airlie Farm. The Lara House Lodge is located in Bend, Oregon and sits on slight knoll on a corner and Airlie Farm sitsperfectly on a few acres in horse country near Monmouth, Oregon!  Great locations for both inns!  Winter and summer activities in Bend so...Read More
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Dessert for Breakfast - Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

The Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild use the freshest, locally grown ingredients when preparing breakfast for our guests.  Berries are big in Oregon and during July the Oregon farmer harvests the Blueberry.  The Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake3 The Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake is so easy and is always a favorite summer culinary treat at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This great crumb-topping coffee cake recipe comes to me via the Hood River County Fruit Loop Cook Book and Nelson's Blueberry Farm where we...
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Covered with Charm ~ The Historic Bridges of Oregon

Whiskey Butte Bridge, later named Short Bridge is in Linn County Oregon
Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western part of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. Because of the easy availability of forest resources most of the early bridges in the state were timber structures. 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...

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Live Your Cowboy Dreams at a Central Oregon Dude Ranch

Looking for a dude ranch vacation?  Look no further.  These working cattle ranches, members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, provide horseback vacations, cattle drives, and fly fishing vacations.   After a day in the saddle the friendly ranch style atmosphere, the cozy guest rooms and home cooked meals will satisfy and refresh hungry, tired guests.

Long Hollow Ranch for an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventureHowdy!  Welcome to the Long Hollow Ranch
Long Hollow Ranch is a guest ranch with good old fashion values. The newly remodeled 100-year old ranch...

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You Were Right Jimmie...the creme brule' french toast was delish!

8th Avenue Canal, downtown Albany!Three days, a daughter and her boyfriend, an inn, snow, hiking trails, shopping and four very well-fed people.  That's pretty much our last few days in a nutshell.  

Talk about a quick trip!  Our daughter and her boyfriend had read a few of our blogs.  Tired of just reading about Oregon, they were determined to do a little exploring for themselves.  In doing so, I realized that four people with determination, drive, a taste for adventure and delightful dining options should grab hold and enjoy...Read More
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A very cheesy post from your favorite lodging in Oregon (bed and breakfast, that is)

Sometimes I just can't help myself when I find something amusing on the internet.  Who doesn't like Tillamook cheese?  It's hard not to enjoy something so uniquely Oregon.  You'll find Tillamook cheese in use from our Astoria Oregon bed and breakfast inns to the Bend Oregon bed and breakfast inns and even all the way to the Prospect Historic Hotel (our Crater Lake lodging member). 

So here's the new video from Tillamook Cheese as they take their Loaf Love Tour.  The website's entertaining too,...Read More
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