Join us at the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers Conference and Industry Trade Show

2014 Pacific Northwest Innkeepers Conference and Industry Trade Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are pretty excited about the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers Conference and Industry Trade Show that is coming together in Hood River, Oregon. Know it’s not possible for many of you to attend, could be a ski/work vacation, though.  Perhaps you’d be so kind as to share Our Conference Webpage with your Facebook friends. We’re seeking more vendors, presenters and most importantly, innkeepers!

These businesses are attending our conference, either as vendor, presenter, or in many cases...

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Why Should I Care Where in the World is the Prospect Hotel?

 

Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater Lake, Oregon, wants you to know!  She writes:

Prospect is a sleepy little town on the side of the road off of Highway 62 in Southern Oregon. It’s right on the way to Crater Lake National Park and is nestled in the middle of the Rogue River National Forest.  It is surrounded by astonishing natural wonders that you would never know were there if you didn’t do a little exploring. Within a half a mile of the Prospe...

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Drift Boats on the McKenzie River at the 8th Annual Wooden Boat Festival


McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival It’s that time of year for Eagle Rock Lodge's annual wooden boat festival. Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 to 5:00.  New and historic McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with casting demonstrations, fly tying workshop.  Food and beer will be available for purchase with proceeds funding the Life Jacket program. Join us for a delightful day of boats and beautiful views of the McKenzie River. 

At the Eagle Rock Lodge in Vida guests can enjoy over four acres of country garden and old...

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Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast Recognized as a Top 10 Vineyard Inn

Lobenhaus Bed and BreakfastThe Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast, an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Vineyard Inns by Bed and Breakfast.com.

Located in a peaceful, rural 28-acre setting, the Lobenhaus offers lodging and hospitality with distinction. Each of the six well appointed rooms in this tri-level, lodge-style B&B has a private bathroom, individual heating/air conditioning, additional outside door to a deck with territorial views of Millican Creek, our woods and vineyards.

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Romantic Valentines Day and More in Southern Oregon

 

Reserve your romantic getaway in Southern Oregon for Valentines Day or any day at Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville ORValentines Day ideas from the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon:
 
In search for special Valentines Day accommodations?    Book a luxurious room at Bybee’s Historic Inn complete with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  Includes a three-course gourmet breakfast specified to your dietary needs.  Call early for your room selection.  
 
With six different rooms to choose from there'll be something that's just right for you and your beloved at this authentic Oregon...
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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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Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise Oregon is closed

Logos of the Best WesternComing to Enterprise or Joseph Oregon and looking to stay at the Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise? Well, that lodging is closed, but don't despair!  There are a couple of wonderful places to stay nearby!

 

Imnaha Room at the 1910 Historic Enterprise House is an alternative to the Best Western Rama Inn Enterprise OregonThe 1910 Historic Enterprise House Bed and Breakfast, also called the "Enterprise House," is very close to downtown Enterprise and offers 5 well-appointed guestrooms, each with its own private attached bath.

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is located only 10 minutes away in nearby Joseph,...

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Ski Mt Hood, Stay at a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast, Play in Hood River

Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it all to the east.  But there are a few winter storms lined out to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the mountain.  And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have created packages that include lodging and lift tickets.  Stay at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly from these innkeepers.  

Mt Hood...

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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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More than Oregon Coast Hotels in Newport Oregon

There's more to Oregon Coast lodging than Oregon coast hotels and the folks that run the Oregon bed and breakfasts there are creative in what they do.  tInnkeepers are known for doing more than just running a bed and breakfast.  Eileen Obteshka, innkeeper of the Grand Victorian B&B and Vintage Cottage Rental supplied this photo from a High Tea event she recently catered for a ladies church group.

High Tea for a local church group prepared by Eileen at Grand Victoria Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon

Don't they look precious in their hats?

High Tea is available 7 days per week by arrangement at the Gra...

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See How Easily You Can Do Jacksonville Oregon

Ah, the fall in Southern Oregon!  Vikki, innkeeper at Bybee's Historic Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast in Jacksonville, has a few tips about things to see and do in Jacksonville.  

Vikki at the romantic bed and breakfast Bybees Historic Inn would love to see you!What better way to enjoy autumn than visiting Historic Jacksonville? The town gardens are still brimming with flowers while the cool nights begin to tint the trees with color. The trolley is still touring about and our quaint streets beckon you to wander through town admiring our historic buildings. The Woodlands...

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Crater Lake Lodging with Music, Food, Beverages, Art and More in the Stunning Southern Oregon Cascades

Southern Oregon Music in the Mountains

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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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Who Else Wants An Awesome Dinner & Silent Auction Near Ashland Oregon?

Those innkeepers at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon, are at it again!   If you're going to be staying in Ashland Oregon lodging in Southern Oregon near Jacksonville on July 15,, 2012, then plan to spend your afternoon with a little outdoor food & fun while supporting a great cause at Bybee's Historic Inn.  Proceeds benefit Hearts With A Mission , a faith-based organization that supports youth in crises.

Bybee’s BBQ Benefit and Talent Show Extravaganza--Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2 pm...

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Journey Through Time Scenic Byway - An Oregon Scenic Byway

I just spent two days in Central Oregon on an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lady Innkeepers Getaway.  Yes, we were able to escape our everyday innkeeping duties and relax with like minded gals of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  This year we journeyed to Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil, Oregon, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Perfect accommodations when traveling the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, the Ranch offers up true Oregon hospitality and an Old West...

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Master Jacksonville In Just 2 Days

TouVelle House in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the perfect place for exploring this authentic Oregon town.No one knows a town quite like the innkeepers who live there.  And Jacksonville, Oregon, is no exception.  Southern Oregon innkeeper Tim Balfour of the iconic TouVelle House provides a few ideas of how you can master Jacksonville in just two days. . .and consider the authentic Oregon TouVelle House as home base for your Southern Oregon explorations.  Give Tim a call at 541-899-8938 and let him know you're ready to start your romantic weekend getaway that might just include a little bit of...

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This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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Where to Stay on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Crater Lake as photographed by Fred Wickman, innkeeper of the Historic Prospect Hotel, Motel and Dinner HouseGeotourism is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog post about touring through Northern California and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.  The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national forests along the way.  Riggs writes: 

Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find opportunities for adventure,...

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Four Reasons to Visit Newport Oregon Now

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon has a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Who knows better than someone who lives in Newport Oregon?  The innkeepers of the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast  share this upcoming news for May & June 2012.  This Oregon Coast lodging is a great place to stay when exploring the central Oregon Coast.

As you may have noticed, I am not much of a blogger. But there is news to tell and here it is: The Tall Ships are coming to Newport. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, both tall ships will be in Yaquina Bay May 15 – May 27 for tours and...

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Why Business Travelers Should Choose a Bed and Breakfast Over a Hotel

Want to know why business travelers should choose an Oregon bed and breakfast over a hotel?  Lots of reasons!  Of course, every bed & breakfast is different and that's the beauty of staying at a B&B. Some are more accustomed to business travel, but all are gracious and accommodating.  Here are just a few reasons to consider:

  1. Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
  2. Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your shoes & stretch out)
  3. A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room table in...
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