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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Oregon Covered Bridges...the romance, the history and the ride!

Oregon Covered BridgeOregon 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
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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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3rd Annual Spring Strings in the Wallowas--A Chamber Musician's Retreat--April 24-27, 2009

Forget the Oregon Coast!  Forget Crater Lake!  Forget Bend!  Forget even Portland! . . .

Chamber Music Retreat in Wallowa County
It's time again for recreational chamber musicians to plan their early spring Eastern Oregon vacation and gather in Wallowa County Oregon bed & breakfast inns.  The 3rd Annual Spring Strings in the Wallowas is 3-day/3-night workshop held in Wallowa County.  The workshop celebrates the music of the string quartet (violin, viola & cello).

As a board member of the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance, I'm pretty...
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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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A Portland, Oregon Bed and Breakfast, Quilts, Elephants and Beer!

Downtown Portland, December 2008Only one year ago, my husband and I took the train from Albany, Oregon and spent a lovely couple of days in Portland, Oregon.  We had only driven through the area and never stopped to see or enjoy the city.  Well, now Portland has become one of our most favorite destinations.  I still am in awe of my husband when I follow him like a puppy dog as we get on the MAX, get off the MAX, get on a street car, well you know where this is going.  I really don't but I am always game for a ride and we...Read More
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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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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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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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Buy Your Tickets and Make Your B&B Reservations Now for the 40th Annual Oregon Bach Festival, June 23 to July 12, 2009

The Swedish composer Sven-David Sandström will be in residence for the world premiere of his new Messiah July 9, 2009Classical music afficionados will want to mark their calendars now for the 40th Annual Oregon Bach Festival.  The festival takes place June 23 to July 12, 2009.  Most performances and workshops will take place in Eugene, Oregon.  You'll find more information and ticket purchase options at the Oregon Bach Festival website.

In addition to Eugene, the festival will include performances in Portland (June 27 and June 29) and in Bend (June 23).

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Romantic Getaways for Valentine's Day and Beyond at Oregon's Bed and Breakfasts

Valentine's Day is February 14, this year part of a three day weekend made possible by Presidents Day on February 16th.

Many of the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offer Romance packages , some to be celebrated any time and some with an emphasis on Valentine's Day.

From the Oregon Coast to Eastern Oregon.  From Ashland to Portland.  The Willamette Valley to the Hood River Valley.

A special experience awaits you at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Visit the Specials... Read More
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