Oregonians love their bikes and we are truely blessed with an amazing number of scenic backroads to explore. The Hood River Harvest Ride is a family-friendly bike ride through the less-traveled majestic back-roads of the Hood River Valley. There are five routes from easy to moderate to challenging and a new "kids under ten" loop this years. Riders have the option to take 'er easy or feel the burn.
There will be reasonable offsite childcare available from Bambinos International Learning Center and for family and friends not riding, plenty to see and do on the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a 35-mile driving tour through the Valley's orchards, forests and small country communities.
The Hood River Harvest Ride is a fundraiser for the non-profit Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC). Formed in 1977 to prevent harmful development in the upper Hood River Valley, HRVRC continues its work to nurture and protect those things which make Hood River the beautiful place that it is.
Enjoy your time in the Hood River Valley during this, our harvest season. When staying at a member in of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in the Mt Hood/Columbia River Gorge you'll start your day with a hearty Northwest Breakfast and have a comfortable base to end your day.
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation and ski conditions have set records this year. 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.
Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and snowboarding from November through May.
Ferguson Ridge is a community owned ski area located just 9 miles outside Joseph, Oregon. Operated by the Eagle Cap Ski Club, Ferguson Ridge Ski Patrol, and the Enterprise-Joseph Lions Club, it's completely run on heart-volunteers who want a community place to gather and play
Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfasts
From the Willamette Valley, the Willamette Pass Resort on Highway 58 offers big mountain skiing to a variety of skill levels. Seven lifts including the states only high-speed six passenger lift will take you to 360 degrees of alpine adventure.
Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts
Many of the bed and breakfasts in the Mt Hood region have partnered with Mt Hood Meadows and offer $39 lift tickets good for open-close skiing at the resort with your stay.
Mt. Hood's ski resorts provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and cross country skiing. Mt Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mt. Hood! Enjoy 2150 acres of terrain with high speed express service with 5 high speed quads. Twelve chairlifts total and Snowcat access the greatest variety of terrain in the state of Oregon. Experts will revel in back-country skiing at Heather Canyon.
Timberline Ski Resort is the only ski area in North America that's open 12 months of the year with up to 3,590 vertical feet.
Southern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
From Mt. Ashland’s 7,533-foot summit, skiers and snowboarders ride a drop of 1,150 vertical feet. There is a remarkable terrain park, and the four chairlifts provide access to 23 trails as well as to open bowl skiing.
In Crater Lake National Park cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. There are nine different skiing trails available, ranging in difficulty.
These are but a few of your Oregon winter sport options. Many inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are within minutes of world class outdoor adventures. And Oregon ski areas are setting records with snow fall so far this season. Mt Hood alone got over 10 inches last night and are expecting more today. Begin planning your Winter Ski Trip today
The higher you go in the Cascade Mountains the earlier the color change. Road passes often peak 10 days to two weeks earlier than the lower elevations.
The earliest fall color display happens in the Wallowa Mountains and northeast region of Oregon, peaking the first part of October.
I found this blog, Oregon Fall Foliage Report, and from Labor Day through November, their goal will be to let you know where to find the best and brightest colors throughout the state. Visit or call the Fall Foliage Hotline at 800.547.5445.
Begin planning your Fall Foliage Tour, first by choosing a region, then by calling an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn and asking when the peak near them will occur. We may not hit it right on but since we live and play in our regions we have a pretty good idea what's happening around us.
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has 90 quality assured inns throughout Oregon.
From the coast to the Willamette Valley. From the Cascades to the high altitudes of Eastern Oregon you'll enjoy the crisp cool days of fall and come home to the warmth of a unique Oregon Bed and Breakfast.
Explore, Tour & Taste through the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge. Participating member wineries and vineyards of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers - including those rarely open to the public - will offer special activities during the weekend. Visit the website for a full list of events.
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's leading wine region has two-thirds of the state's wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 200 wineries. It has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
Willamette Valley innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild can provide you with the perfect home base.
How about a tour into the Columbia River Gorge American Viticulture Area (AVA)? Visit the winemakers of the Columbia Gorge Wine Growers sxplore the geology of the Columbia Gorge and the vineyards in this wonderful wine-growing region.
The Sesquicentennial birthday of Oregon is reason for Celebration. And the celebration will last until February 13, 2010 at events taking place across the state. And its your chance to win with the Explore Oregon and Win Challenge of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Combine this with the Travel Oregon 150 Challenge and win grand Oregon Tours!!
Travel Oregon to attend rodeos, county fairs, festivals and wine tasting events. There are more hiking and biking trails than even the most avid outdoorsman can hike or bike in a year! Visit the Oregon Coast, Mt Hood and the high deserts of Central and Eastern Oregon.
Attend a theatre and performing arts festival in Ashland. The farmers market and gardens of Portland. Don't forget the winter sports that will be here before you know it.
Members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to accommodate you and provide local information only those living in the 7 regions of Oregon can provide. And with over 90 inns scattered throughout Oregon you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for in exactly the part of Oregon you want to visit. Start planning your Oregon Vacation, or staycation, today.