Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon in the Scenic Willamette Valley

Submitted by Roselyn Mostafa
Innkeeper of the RR Thompson House
Carlton, Oregon

The Willamette Valley Wine Country of Oregon 'The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns to the Willamette Valley in September.  The route features a beaufiful course through the heart of Oregon Wine Country in Yamhill Count.  The run begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 4 at Stoller Vineyards and finishes in the town of Carlton.  To celebrate the conclusion of the race, a Wine & Music Festival will be held in Carlton from 9:15 to noon.

Other events are also...

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Cascade Lakes ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Thanks to Travel Oregon for this shot of South Sister and a beautiful Cascade Alpine LakeIt'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 create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

'Oregon's Highway in the Sky. When you venture out on...

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Free VIP Shuttle to the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR

The latest word from Vikki at Bybee's Historic Inn is complimentary transportation to/from the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR!  Join Vikki and Tina Marie at their authentic Oregon bed and breakfast for a night or two, or a week, while attending the Britt Festival!

Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland OR lodging offers complimentary shuttle transportation to the Britt Festival in Jacksonville ORVikki writes:  The Classical Festival at the Britt has started and will continue through the month of August. 

Founded in 1963, the Britt Classical Festival features a professional orchestra of 90 musicians who come from all over...

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Mike's Road Trip Blog reviews Villa Columbia in Hood River

Villa Columbia B&B in Hood River, OR, as posted on Mike's Road Trip blog in August 2011. Columbia River Gorge hotels in Hood River ORVilla Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip.  In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.

An excerpt from Mike's blog post:

Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses.  Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...

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Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

 Covered Bridge in Oregon
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 Bridge. Many of these...

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Abbey Road Farm B&B in the Rolling Hills of the Willamette Valley

Abbey Road Farm Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Oregon's Willamette ValleySet among the rolling hills of Yamhill County, Abbey Road Farm B&B lies in the very heart of Oregon's Wine Country. Currently, some 18 wineries call our little town of Carlton home and these are just a fraction of the more than 200 that are within a half hour's drive time from the farm centrally located in the Willamette Valley.

The B & B is located on an 82 acre working farm in the middle of Yamhill County's wine country.   After purchasing the farm in March of 2003 the Stuart's needed to...

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Who is buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery?

Historic Jacksonville Cemetery is an authentic Oregon experience


Ready for another authentic Oregon experience?  Learn the history of Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery, Section by Section, on a guided tour through this beautiful 150 year old treasure. On the Second Saturday of each month a different Section will be toured and discussed with background information on the religious or fraternal orders that make up the various Sections of the cemetery.  Meet some of the more interesting and colorful Pioneers who rest under the Madrones and hear about the...

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“You’ll come again and again”

Tell us about your stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member innHere at the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild we encourage guests who've stayed with any of our member inns to tell us their story.  You can do that by visiting our blog and clicking on the "Stayed at an OBBG member inn?" button on the right side of the blog page.  

What do we do for you? Remove your personal information from your blog post, but keep it so we can enter you in a drawing for $100 of OBBG lodging gift vouchers.  Tell everyone what you did--go for a bike ride?  Birdwatching? ...

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Buy Stash Tea and Earn a Free Night at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene Oregon is participating in the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns one night free offerOregon-based Stash Tea Company just announced its deal for a free night stay at a bed and breakfast when you purchase the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns.  You can find more details at the Stash Tea website.  The offer allows for one free night at a participating B&B when combined with the purchase of a second consecutive night.  The offer ends June 2013.

Here in Oregon, seven Oregon bed and breakfasts who are also members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild are participating in this...Read More
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Fish Stories and an Excursion Train in Eastern Oregon

Evening view from the Eagle Cap Excursion Train along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers in Northeastern OregonIt's hard to beat the combination of an excursion train and a fish story--it's an authentic Oregon experience waiting to happen!  Here's something just in about the Eagle Cap Excursion Train that rides the rails in Northeastern Oregon:

EAGLE CAP EXCURSION TRAIN HAS FISH STORIES
Elgin, Oregon__Steelhead & Chinook salmon are the topic for passengers who ride the scenic train Saturday, July 30, 2011.  Our guest presenter for the trip is Ron Harrod, manager of the ODFW hatcheries at Big Canyon and...Read More
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Jacksonville Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race on July 30, 2011

Echelon Events LLC Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race in Jacksonville OregonVikki Lynn of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville tipped us off to this upcoming mountain bike race in Southern Oregon:

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast then Jacksonville, Oregon, is the place to be on July 30th.  The  Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race will commence at 11:00 am. 

Based off the original Revenge of the Siskiyous Jacksonville course, the Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race returns to Jacksonville for its 2nd year.

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Bocce Anyone?

new bocce court at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast near Ashland OR is perfect for relaxing after a day at the Britt FestivalWhen vacationing it’s nice not to have every single moment of your itinerary planned so you can enjoy some down time and truly relax.  At TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Oregon, we know that and have created a wonderful retreat with lots of areas where guests can just “set a spell”.  This year we added a bocce court for another outdoor recreation option.  Bocce is an Italian bowling game with aspects of croquet and horse shoes that can be enjoyed regardless of your level of...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July


Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art, pottery,...

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Highly Recommended for a Visit with a Granddaughter!

Nighttime at Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland Oregon. Authentic Oregon lodging in Historic Jacksonville OregonExtended family travel is more common as grandparents have the time to take their grandchildren on vacation.  Here's a story from a guest of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville Oregon about the great time he had with his granddaughter.

Have you stayed at an Oregon bed and breakfast lately?  Tell us where you stayed, but more importantly what you did while you were there.  Did you go for a hike?  Take a bicycle ride?  Visit a place of cultural significance?  Perhaps enjoyed a little Oregon slow...

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Bybee

A view of the garden from the porch of Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland Oregon in Jacksonville OregonJust like anyone else, innkeepers just LOVE to hear stories from their guests.  Here's one from a guest of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon. 

Do you have a story about what you did when you visited an Oregon bed and breakfast?  We'd love to hear from you too--click the link at the right of this blog to tell us your story.  We'd love to read about it and you'll be entered into a drawing for $100 worth of Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild lodging gift vouchers.

The Bybee House is a... Read More
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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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The Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast in Sisters Oregon

The Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast in spectacular Sisters, OregonSisters, Oregon, has so much to offer you'll want to stay a bit and enjoy the the sights and sounds at the Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast.

Unlike many Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns that are located in older homes converted into B&B lodging, the Blue Spruce B&B was constructed to be a bed & breakfast.  The four guest rooms are extremely spacious as are the common rooms.

Innkeeper Sandy Affonso also offers her Oregon bed & breakfast for women's retreats, seminars and women's spa weekends...Read More
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A wonderful place

McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins is located along the McKenzie River near Vida Oregon. Another story about one of our Oregon bed and breakfasts.  This time about the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins situated along the McKenzie River near Vida, Oregon.

I loved it so much on my previous visit that I came back to the McKenzie River Inn and stayed again for a couple of days. I'm a regular traveler throughout the Pacific Northwest, and it's simply wonderful to catch my breath at this B&B, on the river, enjoying the fishing, the splendid views, the excellent breakfast, the clean... Read More
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An Ashland Oregon Bed and Breakfast ~ A Midsummer's Dream

A Midsummer's Dream Bed and Breakfast in Ashland, OregonA Midsummer's Dream Bed and Breakfast, an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inspected and approved inn, is located in a quiet neighborhood on the town side of Southern Oregon University. The Inn is housed in a completely renovated 1901 Victorian, remodeled to be a bed and breakfast in 2001. The 5 elegantly appointed rooms each feature a king-sized bed, fireplace, and a large private bath with granite or marble counter tops, a 2 person jetted tub and glass block shower.

All of the bedrooms at A...Read More
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