7 WONDERful Hikes on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels exploring Oregon's Stunning CoastThe innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn are hosting Red Chair Travels this week.  They'll have just a little time to share one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike.  There are miles and miles of trails for any skill level.  Don't forget water and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon air.

Drift Creek Falls Trail and...

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7 WONDERfully Glorious Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders


While visiting the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, you won't want to miss exploring the historic Lighthouses, the beacons of light of bygone days.  Perched on the very edge of land and sea, Oregon Lighthouses were built to warn ships of the dangerous rocky shores.  The treacherous Pacific storms wrecked many a ship but the lighthouses prevented even more from such fate.  

Most were built in the late 1880's 
and of the Eleven Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, nine are on the Historic...

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Oregon's Coast ~ One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

 

All 363 Miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the Public.  From agate covered beaches to lush rainforests.  Whale Watching and Beach-combing.  Golfing or just being still and listening to the crashing waves. How you explore it is entirely up to you. Complete your visit with a stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Member inn.  We invite you to visit the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its...

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Willamette Valley in Spring

Spent a few days in the Willamette Valley last spring.  What a lovely time to visit.  So many shades of green everywhere.  And then there's the acres and acres of bulbs in full bloom along with the cover crops of clover and mustard.  It really was lovely drive along the backroads of the Willamette Valley.

After spending a couple of nights at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn I began the drive home to our inn, the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. This drive should only take about 3...

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Spring Time Events and Places to Stay in Oregon's Wine Country

You won't want to miss a Willamette Valley Event.  A short list of Spring Time Happenings follows and more can be found on the Willamette Valley Events Page on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild website along with event details and links

  • SIP McMinnville Wine and Food Festival ~ March 13-15
  • Mad Hatter's Winemaker Dinner @ Youngberg Hill ~ March 20
  • Easter Wine Hunt at Youngberg Hill ~ April 5
  • North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail ~ April 11-12
  • Camellia Festival ~ April 11
  • Youngberg Hill Winemaker Dinner...
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Oregon Innkeepers get some Much Needed R, R & R

The Innkeepers and Vendors of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildAlthough we are surrounded by charming guests, sometimes 365 days a year, we Innkeepers tend to live isolated lives when it comes to our industry.  We live in our own little worlds doing all the things we need to do to provide quality accommodations to the traveler.  We're marketing engineers: we research the best ways to market our properties and then we implement. We're concierges: we communicate with our guests, we're travel experts, we manage reservations.  We shop then prepare menus and...

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Geocaching in Oregon Where it all began

'Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people, from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.  Geocaching.com is the headquarters for the activity"

Did you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon?  The full version of the...

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Red Chair Travels Visits Youngberg Hill for the Best of Oregon Lodging

Red soaks up Willamette Valley views from Youngberg HillRed Chair Travels has journeyed up the Willamette Valley for a short visit to Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  The inn will take your breath away with the most beautiful views, a warm luxurious Inn, and exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway  The Inn is 10,000 square foot with four large guest rooms (three are corner rooms) and three suites, all...

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It's Always About The Food ~ Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Chehelem Ridge Bed and Awesome BreakfastWe innkeepers believe it's almost always "about the food!"  We've have discovered the joy in finding some new way to use the fresh, local and organic ingredients found in abundance at road side stands and farmer's markets in Oregon.  In Oregon wine country, you not only find wine grapes, but there are berries growing on the sides of the road, greens growing in rows along winding streets and huge gorgeous pears hanging off trees in the orchards in the Mt. Hood region. So, how can it not be about...

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Murder Mystery at the Prospect Hotel

Murder Mystery at the Propect Hotle

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On the Banks of the Majestic McKenzie River ~ The McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Eagle Rock Lodge and the McKenzie River Wooden Boat FestivalThe McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival at Eagle Rock Lodge, a labor of love for innkeepers Randy and Debbie Dersham, returns for its 10 year, Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 to 5:00. 

The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River and the Dershams have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today. New and historic McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with casting demonstrations, fly tying workshop.  Boat owners...

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McKenzie River Waterfalls

Next week is the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and living in Parkdale, Oregon, we have a couple of ways to get to Salem.  We are choosing the longer route for a couple of reasons:  We love to Chase Waterfalls and Geocaches and document them on our Facebook page.  So we'll head south around Mt Hood then take the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway, Hwy 126.  These are just a few of the Waterfalls we hope to shoot.  If you know of any others please let me know.  We have most of the...

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The World Famous McKenzie River Area Attractions

Red Chair rests on the banks of the McKenzie RiverRed Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that this World Famous Area has to offer.  Here it sits in the sun imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National Forest:

  • Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Tewrilliger Hot Spring
  • Drive the Oregon Scenic Byways ~...
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Covered with Charm ~ The Historic Bridges of Oregon

Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western part of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. These timber bridges were often covered to protect them from the weather. Now, the remaining examples of this obsolete bridge construction technology, generally located in pastoral rural settings, provide one of the most significant tourist attractions in the state.  Allow the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to share local examples of Oregon History then...

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McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway and the McKenzie Pass/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

These Scenic rides/drives can be taking in your car or on your bike.  Either way there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn where you can rest your tired bones at either end.   Plan either your two or 4-wheeled vacation in Oregon on one of Oregon's Scenic Drives in the Central Cascades.  Oregon is the only state in the nation with a Scenic Bikeways program.  These routes were created, inspected, ridden and officially approved by Ride Oregon Ride and those cyclists who have made Oregon...

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Red Chair Travels arrives at the McKenzie River Inn

Red Chair enjoys an adult beverage at the McKenzie River InnRed Chair Travels continues its journey though Oregon with a stay at the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins on the banks of the McKenzie River, a stunning Central Cascades Watershed.  The Vintage chairs in the Osprey Cottage welcomed Red to the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member B&B.  Built in 1929 the 6 room inn sits on two and a half wooded acres surrounded by Giant Cedar and Fir Trees and a small fruit orchard, a relaxing location to let your worries slip away.

River access from the inn...

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The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Crater Lake Oregon - Photo from TravelOregon.comStart 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

A National Park, a National Symbol, a Natural Treasure.  From Oregon's world-famous Crater Lake...

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The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

A North Umpqua River Bridge - Thanks Travel Oregon

It'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

'Two Raging Rivers Run Through ItMore commonly know as...

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Prospect Hotel says Goodbye to Red Chair Travels

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks the innkeepers of Prospect Historic Hotel for allowing Red to visit and explore the awesome Southern Oregon Cascades and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  As I type Red is traveling north to the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins

Red Chair Travels relaxes on the grounds of the Prospect Hotel    Horseshoes anyone?

    A little too close to the Rogue River Gorge, Red Chair. Be Careful

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine...

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Prospect Hotel - Ideal for Crater Lake Lodging and Bird Watching on the Crater Lake Loop

Red Chair got a chance to snow shoe up to iconic Crater Lake.Located just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House can be the perfect home base when birding on the Crater Lake Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.   The Rogue River is minutes away with mature riparian habitat surrounded by mixed conifer forests.  Peregrine Falcon, Calliope and Rufus Hummingbirds nest in these forests.  Diamond Lake supports high concentrations of diving birds.  The rich, diverse habitats on the Crater Lake Loop provide...

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