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...
Friday, March 7, 2014 by
about where to travel for your 2014 vacation? CNN Travel released an article today about the
deepest, longest, tallest, etc., record-setting place to visit in
the US. Feature writer Helyn
Trickey Bradley distilled the wonders of the United States
into 10 superlatives for 2014. Two are located in Oregon:
Crater Lake and Hells Canyon: Oregon geotourism at its
Helyn writes about the deepest lake in America (and I just love
this): "Looking to be gobsmacked by nature?...
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.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by
Winter is finally arriving in Oregon. Yes, we’ve had snow,
not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we
are used to. Well, that's changing and there are plenty of
spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing
conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter
recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for
backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...
Friday, January 31, 2014 by
Love is in the Air at The Carlton Inn Bed and BreakfastRead More
Celebrate your Valentine's Day anytime from in February with a
romantic getaway at
The Carlton Inn Bed &Breakfast. Add-on our
Romance Package for just $60 to any regular room rate. Your
love fest will include a bottle of 2011 Seven of Hearts
Coupe's Cuvee Pinot Noir Dessert Wine, a bag of local, hand-crafted
Honest Chocolate chocolates and a Colorful Flower Bouquet.
Stay a second night for just $99. Both nights include a
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
Valentine's Day is just around
the corner. Have you made your plans? Check out the special being
offered the whole month of February at
Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters!
February’s Couples Special includes:
2 nights in our historic 1905 ranch house
2 hot and hearty breakfasts
1 delicious ranch-style dinner and complimentary champagne and
chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room
Book your 2-night stay at Long Hollow Ranch any two consecutive
days in February 2014 and get everything listed above...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
We recently spent a few weeks in Taos visiting our daughter.
A long road trip that brought us back into Oregon from Nevada
onto one of Oregon’s 26 Scenic Byways,
Oregon Outback Scenic Byway. This byway takes you through
a slice of the Great Basin, an isolated diverse landscape, where
lush green forests of the Oregon Cascades are replaced by sagebrush
and stunning rock formations.
See striking evidence of mysterious rock formations left behind
by volcanoes at Fort Rock. The Abert Rim is a...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by
Cornerstone B&B, the newest member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild, was built in 2006 on the south side of Cooper
Mountain and is a gateway to wine country overlooking
beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards.Read More
In the warm
summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their
rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the
house. If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls
hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming
for their last...
Sunday, January 26, 2014 by
Immigrants began to move into Oregon
Territory in the 1840's. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in
1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and
grain potential. He, along with fellow
immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is
breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world
for their quality and innovation. Plan your
first Beer-Cation around those in Hood River,
Oregon, and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt.
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...
Friday, January 24, 2014 by
Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn will allow you time to love
your tastebuds with a evening of inspired dishes paired with
wonderful Youngberg Hill wines. You’ll dine on an inspired 5
course dinner made with "love" that will awaken your senses and
allow you to experience a memorable night through food an
wine. As dedicated members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Youngberg
Hills innkeepers will walk you through each course of perfectly
paired wine and food.
Wild Mushroom Fritter...
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