Guest Blogger Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
Pacific City, Oregon
Are you looking for a quiet and romantic way to celebrate the New Year on the Oregon Coast? We might have just the thing for you at our award winning Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
Our romantic rooms at this Oregon Coast lodging have Jacuzzi tubs for 2, fireplaces, private decks and a 4 course hot breakfast delivered to your door each morning.
We've created a New Year's Special Package...
We invite you to experience the quiet Winter Months in the Hood River Valley and surrounding forest. A spectacular B&B experience at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated in the abundant beauty of the Hood River Valley with majestic views of Mt Hood.
Parkdale, Oregon, is the halfway spot along the Mt Hood Scenic Byway, and the Old Parkdale Inn B&B is in the heart of this quiet hamlet gives you perfect Oregon bed and breakfast accommodations. You’ll get a two-night stay for two,...Read More
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WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small, ecofriendly resort on the Oregon Coast in Port Orford and the perfect location to use as your home base when visiting Oregon's South Coast. A member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, WildSpring Guest Habitat sits on 5 secluded acres and offers luxury accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment. Five elegant cabin suites built like small homes are filled with with art and antiques and sit in a secluded, peaceful forest surrounded by 100-foot...Read More
quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a
half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover
itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by
Hollywood, for one. Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight"
were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the
manner of the popular 1998 Disney
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery,...
Geotourism is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog post about touring through Northern California and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national forests along the way. Riggs writes:
Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find opportunities for adventure,...Read More
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...
Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest...Read More
On the birding trail again. This
time on the Three
Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail. This
loop is a bit south of the Mt. Jefferson Loop so you could spend a
few days, using an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn as your home base to
observe the region's birds and spectacular scenery that is the
Central Oregon Cascades.
At the heart of the Oregon Cascades lies the Three Sisters Wilderness, named for three 10,000-foot volcanic peaks. The Three Sisters Loop traverses some of Oregon most...
"The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of
the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an
area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank
stretches of sandy beaches." This from the
Coast map of the Oregon
Coast Birding Trail From Astoria,
to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.
Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern
Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and
Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American
Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from
Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of
sub-appellations. 200 wineries and 10,000 acres of
quality Oregon wine grapes. The rich,
diverse soil and relatively mild climate make for ideal grape
growing conditions. All this combined
with warm summer days and cool nights allows
the wine grapes to develop their flavor and
Being "stewards of the land", a large percentage of...
March brings the beginning of the southward movement of many migratory land birds through Oregon and as an avid birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in throughout our state. The Oregon Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided auto tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase the region's birds and spectacular scenery. This blog will focus on the Mt Hood Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail. Let's get settled...Read More
'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? A little history lesson, the...
Social media. One either likes it or they don't. We
of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
actually love it. Today's travelers' are web savvy
travelers' who use many different social media sites to make
wise travel choices. Social media listings direct you to us
and then our innkeepers take over to make your lodging
choice the perfect choice for your Oregon vacation.
The Oregon B&B Guild website ~ new and improved with loads of information, serving as a 'one stop shopping' website:
Book your room, pack your
binoculars and set out on your bird watching adventure to Oregon!
The state's diverse and spectacular landscape provide varied
habitats ranging from sandy beaches to verdant forests, from desert
playas to alpine meadows. More than 500 species of birds call
Oregon home year round or migrate through, sometimes stopping to
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has 65 quality assured inns scattered throughout the state, each near a unique birding opportunity. Our...
Our innkeepers are so very talented and creative. Not only do they provide unique bed and breakfast accommodations, delightful breakfasts and all the amenities to present a unique lodging experience, we also spend time exploring our regions so as to have the very best local information for our guests. Where to watch the best sunset, see a magnificent waterfall, the best stroll on the beach or hike in our forest. We've been here and done that! That's what makes staying at a member inn of the...Read More
Historic Columbia River Highway
Traversing between Hood River and Mosier, the five mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway passes through the Twin Tunnels and two climate zones and being closed to auto traffic is an amazing trail for hikers, bikers, rollerbladers, anyone human powered. Starting at the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the trail leads through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular...
Guest Blogger Barb Mitchell
Feller House Bed and Breakfast
When you think Willamette Valley Oregon, the first thing that comes to mind are the acres and acres of wine grapes, the wineries and the Oregon Wine Country. But did you know that the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm has over 40 acres of Tulips, Daffodils and other cut flowers in full bloom from now through April? And this time every year they open their fields and expand their operations to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers,...Read More
Every time another storm comes through the Columbia River
Gorge and into the Mt Hood National Forest we say, "This has got to
be the last one". And then comes another. Seems like
Winter and Spring are playing a bit of tug-a-war and we are hoping
winter holds on a bit longer.
The ski resort on Oregon's tallest peak, Mt Hood, have received about 15 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. All this is making for some awesome spring conditions on Mt Hood and in the Mt Hood National Forest....