Wonders Never Cease in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.  Not to mention some of the unique Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Thanks to the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for sharing this video.

Explore the lush Rogue...
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Prospect Historic Hotel's Gastronomic Getaway

Prospect, Oregon, Crater Lake National Park's closest full service town is showcased by the nationally registered Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House. The Historic Hotel is a 10 room Bed and Breakfast Inn with private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, breakfasts.
A unique bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, the historic hotel provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths...Read More

Crater Lake Lodging, hiking, breakfast, jaw dropping beauty and cheese!

Wow...what trip!  This photo of Crater Lake has not been altered in any way, shape or form!  I took it so I know it's for real.  Can you imagine this gorgeous lake was just sitting here and it took me almost three years to see it?  That is just shameful! 

We began our short journey by staying at the Prospect Hotel on our way to Crater Lake a few days ago.  We dined, we hiked, we saw waterfalls, we drank wine and dined again at breakfast!  This historic inn is so perfectly situated for your...Read More

Music in the Mountains at Prospect Historic Hotel

"Music In the Mountains" Festival near Crater Lake Lodging

Join the celebration by making your reservation today at the Prospect Historic Hotel/Motel and Dinner House.  Crater Lake's closest full service town, the Prospect was built in 1888 as a Stage Coach Stop half-way between the Rogue Valley and Crater Lake and is a Nationally Registered Historic Hotel.  A member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild providing Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast lodging, Crater Lake National Park is just 28 miles away so plan on spending a few days.Read More

Eco Friendly Travel Through Crater Lake National Park

The "new" eco friendly travel around Crater Lake. Picture courtesy of Herald and News.Late spring snows have been making for great late season snowshoe adventures but have delayed the opening of the North Entrance Road to Crater Lake National Park for a couple more weeks.  But open it will and then visitors can experience one of the most scenic National Parks in our nation, Crater Lake, while on an eco friendly trolley.

With a depth of more than 1,900 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S.  It's setting, in a massive caldera atop the Cascades, and beauty makes the lake...Read More

Culinary Travel? Head right down Crater Lake for Dinner on Saturday, March 20, 2010!

Southern Oregon Brewing Company joins with Prospect Historic Hotel for Crater Lake lodging and beerCulinary travel makes for some interesting trips.  On Saturday, March 20, 2010, Pacific Northwest Culinary enthusiasts will convene at the Prospect Historic Hotel near Crater Lake, Oregon.  The reason?  A Getaway Beer Tasting Dinner featuring Southern Oregon Brewing and the imaginative cuisine of Prospect Hotel owner Karen Wickman!

The Menu (designed by Karen to complement Tom's and Ander's selections of beers):

Appetizer: Chevre Chaud oozing from within a fluffy pastry purse
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"Explore Oregon And Win" Promotion Coming to an End

State of Oregon FlagThe state of Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859 and on February 14, 2009, Oregon turned 150!  That's a big birthday!  One to celebrate all year.  And that is exactly what Oregonians did. 

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild  joined the celebration by creating "Explore Oregon and Win", a year-long celebration, encouraging travelers to visit all the regions in our state.  Under the program travelers who stayed at an inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in at least 5 of the 7...
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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

Heron Haus: a Portland Oregon bed and breakfast to remember!

Heron Haus Portland Oregon bed and breakfast near Pearl DistrictWhenever my husband Bill & I travel we try as often as we can to stay in bed and breakfast lodging.  This week we spent three days and nights at Heron Haus-- a Portland Oregon bed and breakfast in a beautifully restored 1904 Tudor style home in hills of Portland just over the trendy Pearl District.

It was a dual-purpose stay.  Bill had appointments at the Casey Eye Institute (part of the OHSU hospital/clinic complex on the hill in Portland Oregon).  I was in Portland to attend a meeting of the Or... Read More

Christmas Murder at the Prospect Hotel

The Prospect Historic Hotel and Dinner House near Crater Lake Lodging
The Prospect Hotel B&B - Motel and Dinner House is Crater Lake National Parks closest Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast - Motel and Dinner House Restaurant. It is located in the small rural community of Prospect (pop.500) in the Upper Rogue River region of Southern Oregon.

Experience the thrill as you become one of the cast.  Will you be the victim?  Or perhaps the killer?  Or an innocent bystander caught in a deadly tragedy?

Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday the 12th of December

Champagne Reception...

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Holiday Gatherings with the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

So begins a series of posts proclaiming the diverse talents of our innkeepers as they prepare their inns for the holidays.  Fabulous dinners, festive decorations and joyful, if not playful, gatherings for you, your families and friends.  The Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are busy preparing their inns for your arrival.

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat A sampling of Thanksgiving dinners.  This one being served at the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat and a link to their blog for full menu:

Butternut Squash Bisque
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Jacksonville Inn Bistro and The TouVelle House...the perfect combination!

Heading south toward California this week, our plans were to stay our first night on the road in Jacksonville, OR.  We had the pleasure of driving through and around Jacksonville a few years ago but never got out of the car.  Ogling from the drivers seat and smiling as we toured the area, I knew that someday very soon I wanted to see more of this perfect little town.TouVelle House in Jacksonville, OR

Planted firmly in the Rogue Valley and set sweetly in history, Jacksonville is by some called, "Oregon's Gem!"  I believe that is...Read More

Free entrance to Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon and Crater Lake lodging

Crater Lake in Southern OregonFather's Day Weekend, July 18-19, and August 15-16, 2009 are free entrance dates to Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon.   Amy Sienicki, a reporter for ABC affiliate Channel 12 in Southern Oregon recently provided a video report of Crater Lake.  Her June 19th video report also has some interesting footage of Crater Lake.

To view Amy's story on the KDRV website, click here.

She also reported about how busy road crews are getting the Rim Road around Crater Lake open for the season.  The...Read More

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers Come from across the state

Oregon Innkeepers came from both sides of our fine state. This past week we had the 2009 Annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and every Oregon region was represented. From the Eastern region to the Oregon Coast, from Portland to Crater Lake, the Willamette Valley to Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and of course from Central Oregon where our gathering took place.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is...Read More

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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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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Welcome to the Best Bed and Breakfasts in Oregon!

At the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild we believe in preserving and promoting hospitality at its finest.  We have members scattered all over the state, from a small one guestroom Portland bed and breakfast to an historic hotel lodging near Crater Lake, to a farm bed & breakfast near Hell's Canyon.   Pretty much wherever you go in Oregon, you'll find an OBBG member bed and breakfast nearby.

I'm Heather, owner of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfastin Joseph, Oregon.  As an Oregon B&B Guild member...Read More