A Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast In The Winter!

Isn't this a gorgeous picture?  We took this on our way home from the Hood River Valley a few days ago.  What a treat for us to stay in a few Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inns near Mt. Hood.

After a few days near Bend for snowmobiling and relaxing, we headed north toward Mt. Hood.  Reservations at a few inns in that region gave us the opportunity to continue relaxing and get a bit spoiled.  Mary at The Old Parkdale Inn in Parkdale, Oregon as always, made us feel welcome, warm and relaxed....Read More
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A Room At An Inn...the gift of time!

Female Pheasant, UKImagine soaking in a tub filled with hot water in the great outdoors or sitting by a fire pit roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa with a rushing river close by or waking to the delicious smells of coffee, bacon and eggs with onions and peppers and then the scones...oh the scones baking with the cranberries and nuts and then the marmalade or lemon curd and butter... 

Have we convinced you that a gift of lodging is the perfect gift???  With over 90 membership inns to choose from, the Oregon... Read More
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Thanksgiving Dinner and Luxury Lodging at Sakura Ridge ~ The Farm and Lodge for the very best in Hood River Lodging

Sakura Ridge ~ The Farm and Lodge is a working orchard and Bed & Breakfast in the foothills of Mt. Hood and an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Relax in a rocker. Enjoy panoramic views. We grow Oregon's best dark sweet cherries and delicate pears.

Sakura Ridge - The Farm and Lodge for a luxury Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastJoin John and Deanna as the prepare Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge.  Herbed Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, local wines, and a Dessert Buffet. Call them at 877-472-5872 and reserve your seat at the table...
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Hood River Harvest Ride through the heart of the Hood River Valley

Inaugural Hood River Harvest Ride Announced for Saturday, September 26

The Hood River Valley Residents Committee (HRVRC) is putting on their first Hood River Harvest Ride on September 26, 2009. Founded in 1977 to stop the creation of one-acre ranchette's in the upper Hood River Valley, today they are expanding their farm and forest preservation mission to include bike advocacy. The Hood River Harvest Ride is a natural blend of both missions.
Hood River Harvest Ride and Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts
The Hood River Harvest Ride features four loops, each...Read More
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A Tourist in our own Valley - The Hood River Valley Oregon

Last weekend I was out and about.  Driving the Fruit Loop, a 35 miles driving tour through Oregon's Hood River Valley's orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities. "Sample delicious fruits and take your favorites home, visit a winery, experience fields of fragrant lavender, meet adorable alpacas, savor delicious baked goods, and create memories by participating in family activities hosted at Fruit Loop locations throughout the year."
The newly completed Mt Hood Winery and Event Center.
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Its A Birthday Year for Oregon ~ Events Planned All Year

Explore Oregon And Win with Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildsThe 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!!

The Oregon 150 Challenge brought to you by Travel Oregon

Travel Oregon to attend rodeos, county fairs, festivals and wine tasting events.  There are more hiking and biking trails than even the most avid...

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Being the tourist in the Columbia River Gorge

I checked out for a couple of days.  Our son was visiting from California and we played the tourist, enjoying the cool breezes and warm sunshine in the Columbia River Gorge this past Memorial Weekend.

Mt Hood from the beer gardens of Elliott Glacier Brew Pub in Parkdale Oregon He arrived on Saturday afternoon and of course the first thing we like to do is walk over to the Elliot Glacier Brew Pub for a pint and to take in the awesome views of Mt Hood from their beer garden.

Then it was UFC 98 on the big screen at our Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast, the Old Parkdale Inn.

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Memorial Weekend Wine Events in the Columbia River Gorge

Come visit the unique Wine Growing region of the Columbia GorgeThe winegrowers of the Columbia River Gorge invite you for a weekend in the Gorge.   Straddling the mighty Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of both Washington and Oregon and intimate tasting rooms are open and featuring new releases, vineyard tours, horseback riding, artisinal treats, live music and more!  Here are just a sampling of events and activities this Memorial Weekend in the Columbia River Gorge.  For a list of all winery events visit the Colum... Read More
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Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest - this weekend in the Hood River Valley

Hood River Middle School in beautiful Hood River Oregon


Starting today, May 1, and running through the weekend, the 2nd Annual Columbia Gorge Fiddle Contest is an event filled with music for all ages.




May 1-3
Hood River Middle School
1602 May Street
Hood River Oregon
Friday Night: Concert
Saturday: Fiddle and Acoustic Contest
Ukulele and Tenor Guitar Raffle Drawing
 
Come enjoy an evening concert or listen to some of the nation’s best contest fiddlers as well as fresh new talent and acoustic pickers to impromptu jams. For those who like to play...
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Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast Lodging, Lavender and A Driving Tour through the Hood River Valley

Hood River Lavender is a certified organic farm in the Hood River Valley.  The owners, Diane and Joe not only grow acres of lavender, they steam distill their crop to produce high quality pure essential oil of lavender which goes into the making of their line of bath and beauty products.

With majestic Mt Hood as a backdrop the farm is nurtured with abundant sunshine and fertile soils.  Joe and Diane take pride in the quality products they produce and the serenity of the property is like no other....Read More
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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers Come from across the state

Oregon Innkeepers came from both sides of our fine state. This past week we had the 2009 Annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and every Oregon region was represented. From the Eastern region to the Oregon Coast, from Portland to Crater Lake, the Willamette Valley to Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and of course from Central Oregon where our gathering took place.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is...Read More
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Our Farm Tour and Lion and The Rose Victorian B & B Inn

Last Saturday, we went on our first "farm tour."  Held in the Willamette Valley in the absolutely gorgeous farming communities of Wilsonville and Sherwood, the sunny warm Oregon day was the perfect backdrop for the huge red barns that graced the valley floor.  Of course it helped that across that valley, Mt. Hood in all it's snowy glory stood showing off it's new "blankets" of snow.  For you skiers, don't put your ski's away any time soon.  But for you farm goers, get your boots let's go on...Read More
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Ski Mt Hood this Spring Break on Discount Lift Tickets from Participating Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ski Mt Hood this Spring Break and stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast InnSpring skiing on Mt Hood is going to be awesome at least through May.  More snow is on the way this weekend and Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets to guests staying at participating Hood River area lodging properties.  And many of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns in the Columbia Gorge and the Hood River Valley welcome our destination guests who can purchase their discount lift tickets directly from our innkeepers.  The cost of these tickets are only $35 for adults and $30...

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Wine, Pears, Alpaca's and a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast.

Breakfast or dessert, you decide.  This Pear Pudding recipe is one of my favorites and makes a perfect breakfast addition or a perfect ending to a perfect dinner.

Pear Pudding
 
2-15oz. cans pear halves in light syrup
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. plain low-fat or fat free yogurt
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Drain pear halves, reserving 3/4 c. syrup.  Lay pears flat side down in a shallow greased casserole dish and score pear...
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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Nominated for the Geotourism Project

As a seasoned traveler you seek out unique cultures, local heritage, distinctive environments and un-matched scenic beauty.  Coming to the Central Cascades of Oregon will not disappoint and staying at an bed and breakfast in Oregon, especially an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn, is sure to add to your experience.

The National Geographic Society and it's local partners, are producing a Geotourism MapGuide and website that conveys geotourism information, sites and experiences.  They will...Read More
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or any day for that matter, at the Breweries of the Columbia River Gorge

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 history.

The breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world for their quality and innovation.  Today I focus on those in Hood River and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt. Hood.  The first three are located...

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An Oregon Innkeeper's Dream and Travels in New Mexico

My first stay in a Bed and Breakfast was, I don't know, 15 years ago and I was taken inn!  We have stayed in many over the years and I always came away with the dream to have my own inn, "someday".   When our youngest graduated from college, I asked my husband if we could "please do it now"?  Relunctantly, he said yes and the rest is history.  We purchased the Old Parkdale Inn, in the beautiful Hood River Valley, on the north slope of Mt Hood, 6 years ago and haven't looked back.

When we do get a...Read More
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Oregon Innkeeper Tips: The Best Place to Pop the Question is at Lost Lake near Mt. Hood

Frommer's Budget Travel recently presented their 10 best places worldwide to "pop the question."  Here at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild, we surveyed our innkeepers for their favorite location to "pop the question" in Oregon.  Here's another installment in time for Valentine's Day.  What could be better than bringing your newly bethrothed home to a cozy bed and breakfast after a romantic proposal?  

Lost Lake near Mt. Hood is the pick for the Old Parkdale Inn in Parkdale.   Here's what they...Read More
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Celebrate Oregon's Sequicentennial at a Columbia River Gorge B&B

Oregon has it's 150th birthday on February 14 and what better way to celebrate than to attend one of the many events during the day and relax with a stay at an approved and inspected inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for a couple of nights?

On February 14, 1859, Oregon was officially admitted into the Union.   The Discovery Center will be commemorating the event with a Free Admission Day.  Opened from 10am to 4pm, admission to the Discovery Center and the Wasco County Museum will be...

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Celebrate Oregon's 150th Birthday at an Oregon Bed and Breakfest Guild Inn

Oregon Bed and Breakfast LodgingIn celebration of Oregon's 150th birthday, the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is offering $150 in Lodging Gift Vouchers to travelers visiting at least 5 of Oregon's 7 regions.

Oregon is a beautiful state and we want to encourage those living in our state, as well as all travelers, to take advantage of our Oregon 150 promotion to visit.  From Joseph in Eastern Oregon to Seaside on the coast.  From Ashland to Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Hood River Valley.

Under the program travelers who...Read More
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