Saturday, April 20, 2013 by
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.Read More
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...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by
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...
Monday, April 15, 2013 by
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
Sunday, April 14, 2013 by
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
Did you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon?
A little history lesson, the...
Friday, April 12, 2013 by
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...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 by
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
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by
Historic Columbia River HighwayRead More
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...
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
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. Read More
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....
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Spring in the Columbia River Gorge is amazing and what better
way to enjoy the spectacular scenery and the unique wines of
the federally designated grape-growing region of
the Columbia Gorge Appellation than to join us
for Passport to Wine, April
This is an exciting opportunity to sample the best that the
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers
have to offer. Passport holders will be entitled to a
variety of benefits, including special reserve tastings, wine
discounts, case discounts and more.
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
blogger Vikki Lynn from Bybee's Historic Inn at Jacksonville, Oregon,
sends in the following announcement about the Britt Festival, an
annual music event in Jacksonville:
are out for Britt 2013!
Britt has launched this year's
lineup! As always, you can expect their
signature mix of classical, blues, rock, pop, country and more.
You'll enjoy great performers that are new to the Britt stage like
Cyndi Lauper, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Scotty McCreery, Tegan & Sar
and the Steve Miller Band,...
Saturday, April 6, 2013 by
In the Hood River Valley 15,000+
acres pears, apples, cherries and other fruit, will
burst into blossom this month. It is a true sign of sping as
we dust the snow off our back steps. Read More
Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with
a full plate of events from BBQs, to arts and craft
shows, to antique sales.
You won't want to miss the Blossom Fest Quilt Show with
some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, many
for sale. Another can't miss event is the Dessert Party
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater
Lake, Oregon, wants you to know! She writes:
is a sleepy little town on the side of the road off of Highway 62
in Southern Oregon. It’s right on the way to Crater Lake National
Park and is nestled in the middle of the Rogue River National
Forest. It is surrounded by astonishing natural wonders that
you would never know were there if you didn’t do a little
exploring. Within a half a mile of the Prospe...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
This is the time of year when you can actually enjoy two
completely different outdoor adventures in one day. Mt Hood
Bed and Breakfasts and the Hood River Valley allows for this
pretty much all year long but it is so apparent in the
Spring. How about some Spring Skiing on Mt Hood then
windsurfing on the Columbia River? Or biking? Or
hiking? You can do it all!
The Old Parkdale
Inn is are located in the beautiful Hood River
Valley. After a rejuvenating night at the inn and a hearty
Friday, March 22, 2013 by
Roselyn from the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon, writes
about what you can can do for Spring Break in the Oregon Wine
Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark in
nearby McMinnville will be open every day during Spring Break and
Easter period -- the last week of March and the first week of
April. The educational waterpark includes ten waterslides and
a wave pool. In addition, a children’s museum is dedicated to
teaching students about the power of water. The building
Saturday, March 16, 2013 by
It’s that time of year for Eagle Rock Lodge's annual wooden boat festival.
Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 to 5:00. New and historic
McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with casting
demonstrations, fly tying workshop. Food and beer will be
available for purchase with proceeds funding the Life Jacket
program. Join us for a delightful day of boats and beautiful views
of the McKenzie River.
At the Eagle Rock Lodge in Vida guests can enjoy over four
acres of country garden and old...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by
Lobenhaus Bed and
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member, has been selected as
one of the Top 10 Vineyard Inns by Bed
Located in a peaceful, rural 28-acre setting, the Lobenhaus offers
lodging and hospitality with distinction. Each of the six well
appointed rooms in this tri-level, lodge-style B&B has a
private bathroom, individual heating/air conditioning, additional
outside door to a deck with territorial views of Millican Creek,
our woods and vineyards.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 by
a special you won't want to miss in the Oregon Wine Country!
innkeeper of the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, invites you to
enjoy a Spring Break Special. For the rest of
March 2013 and through the month of April 2013 only, you
- book one night
and get the second night half off;
- book two nights
and get the third night free!
Please call the
inn directly to reserve this special rate: (503)
Spring is a
special time to visit the Willamette Valley. The daffodils
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by
at the R. R. Thompson House is ready and waiting for
the following information:
McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, known as SIP,
will be held Friday through Sunday, March 8 – 10, 2013, at the
Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville. Come enjoy great
cuisine and meet the chefs, talk with winemakers about their craft
and purchase by the taste, glass or bottle. View fine art
available for purchase.
The R. R. Thompson House in nearby Carlton still
Monday, February 18, 2013 by
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 and the Oregon Department
of Transportation for sharing this information.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 by
at the Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild we encourage guests who've stayed with any of
our member inns to tell us their story. You can do that by
visiting our blog and clicking on the "Stayed at an OBBG
member inn?" button on the right side of the blog page.
What do we do for you? Remove your personal information from
your blog post, but keep it so we can enter you in a drawing for
$100 of OBBG lodging gift vouchers. Tell everyone what you
did--go for a bike ride? Birdwatching? ...