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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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
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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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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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A Gift of Pampering for Mother's Day at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn

Mother's Day is just a few weeks out.  Wanting to give the perfect gift?  Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers can be just that.  When giving the gift of lodging you will be giving the gift of a unique Oregon experience.  And the recipient can decide where and when to use them.  So maybe they'd like to walk in the sand on the Oregon Coast.  Hike or snow shoe along the rim of Crater Lake.  Catch a new museum exhibit in Portland.  Ski world class snow.  Sample a pinot noir in the...

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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
Juniper...
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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
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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
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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
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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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Where Will You Ski This Spring Break? Oregon’s Winter Has Finally Arrived

Summer Ski the The Palmer Glacier on Mt. Hood

Winter is finally arriving in Oregon.  Yes, we’ve had snow, not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we are used to.  Well, that's changing and there are plenty of spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor Adventures.

Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...

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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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Prospect Hotel - Ideal for Crater Lake Lodging and Bird Watching on the Crater Lake Loop

The Evening GrosbeakLocated just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Hotel can be the perfect home base when birding on the Crater Lake Loop of the Oregon 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 home for a large variety of...

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Give the Gift of Relaxation

Looking for a meaningful gift for someone?  A wedding gift for the newly married?  A graduation present?

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers might be just the thing.  You can give the gift of relaxation, time away from the everyday, the opportunity to gain a clear head.

OBBG Lodging Gift Vouchers are available in $25 increments and are valid at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state.  With nearly 90 members to choose among, that's a lot of choice.

And the...

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Oregon Bird Watching In the Oregon Cascades from Mt. Hood to Crater Lake

March brings the beginning of the southward movement of many migratory land birds through Oregon and as an avid birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in throughout our state.  The Oregon Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided auto tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase the region's birds and spectacular scenery.  This blog will focus on the Mt Hood Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.  Let's get settled...

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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
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