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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A Very Deep Lake, Dramatic Volcanic Landscape and a Rich Birding Refuge

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 Oregon's backroads. I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner HouseThe Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...

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Bike the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and Relax at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss.  You determine how far you want to go in one day.  The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...

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A Scenic Byway, the Deepest US Canyon and a Delightful Oregon B&B = Oregon Geotourism

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 amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

CNN Travel released...

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ArtWalk in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Newberg, Oregon

Photo by Kristin Fintel, InnkeeperOn the first Friday of each month, the shops, wine tasting rooms and other local businesses in downtown Newberg, Oregon stay open late, welcoming locals and visitors alike for the First Friday ARTwalk.  Strolling around the downtown area you will find a wide array of cultural choices.  At least five of the downtown wine tasting rooms stay open late for First Friday, and if you need more variety, most of the...

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McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Guest Blogger
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
Eagle Rock Lodge
Vida, Oregon

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival This will be Eagle Rocks Lodge's 9th year of hosting the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival. This has been a labor of love for Debbie and Randy. The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River and we have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today.  

This year's festival will be held Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00 to 5:00 on the beautiful...

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Oregon Grown Wool Center Stage at Olympics

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony last night for the Olympics?  Did you see the sweaters being worn by Team USA!!  American made from start to finish but I will focus on where it all started.

The Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon is a family owned and operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s beautiful high desert.  The only privately held ranch in Oregon recognized as a National Historic District, the Hinton/Ward family has been working the ranch since 1871.

Team USA in American Made Sweaters with wool from OregonOnce a year...

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A Taste of Oregon Culinary Tourism ~ Feller House Bed and Breakfast and Pear Ginger Jam

The Bosc Pear ~ photo by Mary PellegriniHow thrilled we were here at the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on Feller House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country Lodging.  An inspected and approved member of The Guild, Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already knew.

Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the Feller House last...

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Style in Jacksonville!

 

Chinese New Year in Jacksonville Oregon with Bybee's Historic InnReady for a little culinary tourism combined with an Oregon geotourism event?  Check out the information provided by Vikki and Tina at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon.  Register your own parade entry, or plan to participate in the "Snake-A-Leg" 5K fun run (ever seen a group of folks do a 5K in a dragon costume?)!
 
The signature event for Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association is a Chinese New Year
Festival.  The main events are held in Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
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Let Oregonian writer Gerry Frank tell you where to stay in Eugene Oregon

Breakfast at the Oval Door Inn in Eugene Oregon can also be vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, or whatever your special needs might beWe always like it when venerable travel writer Gerry Frank picks an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member to include in his articles.  On November 18, 2012, Gerry picked the Oval Door Bed & Breakfast in Eugene as one of his favorites.  You can read the full article from the Oregonian here.

"Mornings start out right with locally roasted coffee delivered to the guest rooms. Follow the aroma of just-out-of-the-oven baked goods to the dining room for a full gourmet breakfast. Main dishes feature...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa

The 16th Annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is coming up very quickly--Saturday of the first weekend in October 2012 to be exact.  If you like contemporary Native American art then you don't want to miss this opportunity.  Nez Perce Indian and nearly Columbia River Tribal Plateau artists will once again display and offer their work for sale at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.

Live and silent auctions take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, 2012, from noon to 4...

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Culinary Tourism in Southern Oregon at A Taste of Ashland April 28-29, 2012

 

Taste of Ashland culinary tourism event on April 28 and 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Slow Food enthusiasts pay attention!  The innkeepers at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon are always coming up with little tidbits.  Today it's an upcoming culinary tourism adventure in Southern Oregon. Vikki Marie sends:
 
A Taste of Ashland  is coming up April 28 & 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon!
 
The Ashland Gallery Association presents A Taste of Ashland. For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland has offered a weekend of pairing excellent local restaurants and great regional...
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Ready for a fun night out in Southern Oregon?

Are you a character?  Or would you like spend the evening with a character or two?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authentic Oregon bed and breakfast just outside of Jacksonville, OR, is offering that opportunity in January 2012.

Vikki Lynn, innkeeper from Bybee's Historic Inn, offers the following:

Local Historic Characters of the 1800’s come alive.

Join us for a truly unique initmate dining experience featuring a menu paired with wine or Dry Soda! 

Enjoy local historic characters that 'come...

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Portland Oregon's A Painted Lady Inn is Voted "Best for Nearby Museums"

A Painted Lady Inn Portland Oregon lodging wins Best of Nearby Museums Award from Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns 2011 competitionIt never seems to end that Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members keep winning awards.  This time it's the 2011 Guests' Greatest Picks competition hosted by Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns.  And the winner in the category "Best for Nearby Museums" is (drum roll please). . .Oregon's own A Painted Lady Inn located in Portland!

(Not a small feat, mind you, considering that this is a national competition!)


Innkeeper Jody Runge offers the following about her Portland Oregon lodging:  "Located...

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Travel to the Brit Festival in Style!

Thinking about mixing a little culinary tourism with your summer concert schedule?  A stay at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville Oregon could be your cup of tea (or scone for that matter).  Top it off with transportation to Jacksonville's Britt Festival and your weekend entertainment is well taken care of.

View of the side porch of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville Oregon. Bybee's Historic Inn is near the Britt Festival.
Innkeepers Vikki and Tina write: Summer has officially arrived at Bybee’s Historic Inn.  There is not a cloud in the sky and a sweet breeze is teasing all the flowers, the trees and us.... Read More
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Connect with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild via Social Media


Social media.  One either likes it or they don't.  We of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild actually love it.  Today's travelers' are web savvy travelers' who use many different social media sites to make wise travel choices.  Social media listings direct you to us and then our innkeepers take over to make your lodging choice the perfect choice for your Oregon vacation.


The Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast tableThe Oregon B&B Guild website ~ offering 'one stop shopping' when planning your Oregon Vacation  

Visit the Target Market page to...

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Culinary Tourism at its Best at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member Inn

Breakfast Ingredients at Forest Springs Bed and BreakfastNo other experience brings you that elusive thing we call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the halls.  Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory delights hot out of the oven.  You know that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast table. Any possibility might exist.  You may be surprised with fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3” high savory custard, or...

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Culinary tourism in Oregon begins here!

Albany Nosh Tour!Small town Oregon, tons of delicious restaurants, chef's making their "own" creations, using all local ingredients of course!  So, what does one do with resources like that?  Well, we create a food tour of course!  Tastes, sips, bites...a nosh perhaps?

The Albany Nosh Tours began this past June and they were a hit from the get go!  I think we had them at that Traegered prime rib or maybe it was that homemade pasta that Ruby just prepared and filled with buttered butternut squash or maybe it was...Read More
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A Culinary Tour Down First Avenue and Antiques In The Streets!

Want a taste of a small town in Oregon this weekend?  Come join us in Albany as we celebrate "ANTIQUES IN THE STREETS!" 

Albany is known for many spectacular things but this event for sure stands out among those of us that LOVE vintage finds, a sweet downtown and very yummy tastes of locally grown and prepared food!

On Saturday, our annual event, "Antiques In The Streets" will begin at 8am!  Our Albany Farmer's Market begins at 9am and is just around the corner from all the festivities!  Our...Read More
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Culinary Tourism Through An Innkeepers Freezer!

This is my kitchen! 

I am an innkeeper! 

I want a new kitchen!

However, I know that patience is a virtue and I am waiting patiently for winter so I can get my new kitchen!

Our inn will be hibernating for a  month or so this winter so we can begin renovating this 1970's, plywood cabineted (is this even a word?), floor tile on the counter mess of a kitchen.  Yeah...the picture isn't too shabby but believe me when I tell you that it really needs a makeover!  Do you hear that "This Old House" people?...Read More
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