Saturday, February 14, 2015 by
Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any
other state and I'd like to present a few of them in
a series of blogs to create amazing getaways and tours in
Oregon. Thanks Travel
Oregon for sharing this information
Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of
Oregon". There are seven bridges along the route,
including Dorena Bridge, Stewart Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, Currin
Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Centennial Bridge, and Swinging
Friday, February 13, 2015 by
Chair Travels nears the end of its stay at
WildSpring Guest Habitat. The storm has cleared, leaving a
stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean and allowing for reflection on
time spent on Oregon’s stunning South Coast.
Red will make the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountain Range
to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at the
Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast.
We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it
visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood,
Crater Lake and...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by
"The northern coast of Oregon
stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to
fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and
rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy
beaches." This from
the North Coast map
of the Oregon
Coast Birding Trail
From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to
Lincoln City. Close to 375 species of birds have been
recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few
Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
are awaiting your
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by
Red Chair sat for a spell with the Blue Boat at the entrance to
Port Orford, Oregon. The area around Port Orford offers some
of the best of Oregon’s spectacular southern coast, from
awe-inspiring seascapes to mountain hiking trails and winding
rivers. Visitors will find an active arts community, plus
charming gift shops and restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.
The port of Port Orford is one of only six “dolly” ports in
the world where working fishing boats are lifted into and out...
Monday, February 9, 2015 by
rocky shores create a unique marine environment that offer a
glimpse into Pacific Ocean marine life and The Red Chair took
advantage of a break in an Oregon Winter Storm to explore the
Tidepools are created when the
tide goes out from rocky coastal areas, leaving water in crevices
and holes. These intertidal (between tides) places support a unique
and diverse assortment of plants and animals. The organisms that
live in the intertidal areas have to be able to withstand a...
Sunday, February 8, 2015 by
Chair arrived at
WildSpring Guest Habitat last week while it was raining so
staff chair, being the gracious host,
held an umbrella for our visiting celebrity.
Peaceful and secluded, WildSpring provides eco friendly travel in
Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, with a zero carbon
footprint. At bit travel weary after its trip up from the
Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale California, Red took advantage
of WildSpring's five acres of old Native American ground to restore
Friday, March 21, 2014 by
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
The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features
varied terrain, generally downhill...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by
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
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic
scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...
Friday, March 14, 2014 by
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...Read More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by
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
CNN Travel released...
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
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...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
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...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 by
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
Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse
habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.
Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event
is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by
St. Patrick's day is just around the corner but
Green is here year-round in Oregon. Many Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild members provide Certified
Green Lodging. And at Hopworks
Urban Brewery in southeast Portland, the brewpub calls
itself an "eco brewpub."Read More
Many celebrate St.
Patrick's Day with green beer, but in Portland, we're not talking
the food colored or dyed kind. We’re talking about the organic
Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast
Portland. Not only...
Monday, February 10, 2014 by
Oregon 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.Read More
Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and
Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s
largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers
world class skiing and...
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by
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.
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.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 by
The innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge Bed and
Breakfast, Kristin Fintel, came across an article
on-line the other day. It mentions staying at Bed and
Breakfasts to help deal with your dietary restrictions when
"As an innkeeper with a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, I am
more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. I've
been my own guinea pig over the years, so I know what I'm
doing. Nothing is worse than having a reaction while on
vacation, but we innkeepers can focus on our...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by
Phelps Creek Vineyards’
3rd Annual “Le
Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner
14th and Saturday,
15th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
at Sakura Ridge and Farm and Lodge, a Mt. Hood Bed and
Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild. Offering Northwest Culinary Delights and
a romantic bed and breakfast experience.
Five Course “Moulin Rouge” Wine
Dinner created by Chef Shane Eagan,
Four and Twenty Blackbirds and paired with Phelps
Creek Vineyards wines
stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.
We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and
thinking about the birds back home. March brings the
southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid
birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be
found in Oregon. The Oregon Cascade
Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour
highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to
showcase the region's birds and...Read More
Monday, January 20, 2014 by
No 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...Read More