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.
Chair Travels time at
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast in historic Jacksonville,
Oregon is coming to an end. The innkeepers of the Inn, being
the gracious hosts they are, took Red on a hike up Table Top to
take it the majestic views of the Rogue River Valley and Mt.
McMoughlin. From here Red could look east toward its next
Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House near Crater
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast makes
it easy for Red Chair Travels to explore all that Southern Oregon
has to offer, while enjoying the quite charm of a small town and
The Inn, by posting a sample itinerary
on their website. We can guarantee you'll want to extend
your stay, or come back again and again!
1: Ease yourself into vacation mode by arriving at 4:00 pm for
check-in to give you time to unwind after your trip and take a dip
in the swimming pool or sit by the pond. Take a...
was founded following discovery of gold in 1851–1852. It became the
county seat of Jackson County, a role which was transferred to
nearby Medford in 1927. The innkeepers of
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast, where Red Chair Travels is now
staying, spent a lovely Sunday afternoon being tour guides for Red
and included a visit to the historic cemetery.
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, with its first
official burial of the remains of Mrs. Margaret Love, in October of
1859, is one of...
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,...
Oregon is full of wonderful little surprises and Red Chair Travels
is going to absolutely love its time here. If you're planning
a trip to Southern Oregon, consider doing it up in style and stay
at an inspected Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild inn.
House Bed & Breakfast features 6 guestrooms with
private baths, air...
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
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.
"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
theNorth Coast mapof theOregon
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 fewOregon Bed and Breakfastsare awaiting your
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...
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...
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
The Red Chair’s story started on Cape Cod in the spring of 2012.
This lucky chair has surfed the waves off Nantucket, explored the
cranberry bogs of Chatham, enjoyed the view from Nobska Light in
Falmouth, watched the grist mill turn at Stony Brook in Brewster
and the sun set over Menemsha. The chair has traveled...
The south coast is the place for travelers who want to get away
from the same old thing - traffic, strip malls, franchise hotels
and restaurants. Travelers who'd like to bring home tales of
something off-beat, who enjoy exploring the special but
Oregon's spectacular south coast is a world all its
own, very different from its northern counterpart. It is remote,
underdeveloped, without the...
Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in
the Portland's Historic Irvington District, was a perfect location
for us when spending the evening in town. Listed on the National
Registry of Historic places, the Lion and the Rose is within a few
blocks of great restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and the TriMet
Public Transportation Max train.
And proximity to the Max station was but one reason we chose to
stay with Steve and Dusty. We were attending a concert at
When you think Willamette Valley Oregon, the first thing that
comes to mind are the acres and acres of wine grapes, the wineries
and the Oregon Wine Country. But did you know that the Wooden
Shoe Tulip Farm has over 40 acres of Tulips, Daffodils and other
cut flowers in full bloom from now through April? And this
time every year they open their fields and expand their operations
to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers,...
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
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
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...