Tulips, Tulips and More Tulips! In the Heart of Oregon Wine Country

Guest Blogger Barb Mitchell
Feller House Bed and Breakfast
Aurora, Oregon

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,...

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The Secret to Oregon Wedding Planning

Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at the Northeast Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande OregonInnkeepers get around.  On March 17, 2012, Bill Finney & Heather Tyreman from the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, OR, participated in the NE Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande, OR.  We met a lot of brides, grooms, girlfriends & mothers.  What a great show!  The best part for me was wandering around in one of our most comfortable Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast spa robes.  The other exhibitors were so envious!

If you're planning an Oregon wedding anytime soon, be sure to check out the Wedding...

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Ready for a fun night out in Southern Oregon?

Are you a character?  Or would you like spend the evening with a character or two?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authentic Oregon bed and breakfast just outside of Jacksonville, OR, is offering that opportunity in January 2012.

Vikki Lynn, innkeeper from Bybee's Historic Inn, offers the following:

Local Historic Characters of the 1800’s come alive.

Join us for a truly unique initmate dining experience featuring a menu paired with wine or Dry Soda! 

Enjoy local historic characters that 'come...

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Not All B&Bs are Inspected and Approved as the Member inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Are.

Guest Blogger:
Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn 
8505 Galloway Rd
Cloverdale, OR 97112
"Your Romantic Getaway near Pacific City Oregon

All B&Bs are not alike. That's one of the great things about B&B, but it's also what makes choosing just the right one for each traveler a challenge. When making your decision on where to book, we suggest that you choose a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guildwhich has been inspected and approved and follows the Guild's Standards and Ethics


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Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville Pay a Visit to Bybee's Historic Inn

Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville Oregon gather in November 2011 at Bybee's Historic Inn for an evening of Victorian fun.You just never know what's going to happen next when you visit an Oregon bed and breakfast.

Vikki Lynn and Tina Marie of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, OR, don't let the grass grow under their feet!  There's always something new and exciting going on at this authentic Oregon lodging.  Here's a report about a recent Northwest culinary event at their inn, combined with a little bit of Victorian fun.

They write:

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Oregon Wedding Location Upgrades Its Facilities

Innkeepers Vicki and Tina Marie working on an new addition to one of their Southern Oregon wedding venues at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, ORWhen you own and operate an Oregon bed and breakfast and you're also one of the popular Oregon wedding sites, you need to plan your improvements accordingly.  Vicki and Tina Marie at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, OR, are doing just that.  Here's a little note about their latest improvement.  Vicki writes:

"As our 2011 summer season comes to an end, we are working on new amenities for the 2012 season.  Tina has always envisioned an outdoor fireplace in the north yard and this fall it...

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McKenzie Pass- Santiam Pass Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 of B&Bs 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.
 

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway photo thx to TravelOregon'A Journey Through the Passes. Look both...

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Murder Mystery Dinner Thursday October 27th at the the Prospect Hotel and Dinner House in Southern Oregon

Murder Mystery at the Propect Hotel!
Murder Mystery Dinner Thursday, October 27th
Become one of the characters.  Each 'Actor' has a Role!
This 1960s Celebrity Celebration has all the Radio, TV and Movie Stars of the era! We assign you a character to play!
Are you the Murderer, or could you BE THE VICTIM?

Boby Marley stars in the 'Murder at the Prospect HotelYou arrive in costume 'Dressed to Kill' at 5:30pm for the introductory reception.  After going through your packet of information it is time for the first course of dinner and all the mayhem you...
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5th Annual Food & Wine Classic and Ashland Oregon Lodging

5th annual Food & Wine Classic celebrates Ashland’s amazing restaurants, talented chefs, and Oregon’s bounty, Southern Oregon style.  The event kicks off on Friday, November 4th with a Meet the Chefs party and the Downtown Wine Crawl.  Join us as Chandra Corwin of Cucina Biazzi, Ashland’s 2010 Top Chef, defends her title against seven others in the Chef Showdown Saturday and Sunday starting at Noon. Sample over 30 vendors and experience wine, farm and food workshops. 

2010 Food & Wine Classic,...

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The West Cascades Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 of B&Bs 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.

Sahalie Falls, where the McKenzie River plunges 100 feet over the baslt cliff. TravelOregon'A Scenic Alternative to the Freeway. Contrary...

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What to do when you lose an old tree? How about Oregon wedding sites?

Old maple tree on the grounds of Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville OR before the transformation.Bed and breakfasts are such wonderful places.  And bed and breakfast owners are special people interested in the properties they transform into B&Bs.  Many inns are located in historically significant homes and the owners do what they can to maintain the character of the house and its surroundings.

It's been said that B&B owners have done more for the preservation of older and/or historic homes in the United States through their preservation efforts than have the preservation societies (perhaps a...

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The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Tidepools of the Oregon Coast - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt'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

'Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it's possible...

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The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Crater Lake Oregon - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt'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


A National Park, a National Symbol, a Natural Treasure....

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Hells Canyon Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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.

'A Mile-Deep...

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The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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

A North Umpqua River Bridge - Thanks Travel Oregon
'Two Raging Rivers Run Through It
More commonly know as...

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Labor Day Weekend in Eastern Oregon is Time for Juniper Jam!

Juniper Jam 2011 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise Oregon on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

It's Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend and you're still trying to figure out what to do.  How about a one-tank trip to Eastern Oregon for a great Saturday outdoor concert?  Juniper Jam, the "sweetest little music festival in Eastern Oregon" takes place this year on Saturday, September 3, 2011.  Always the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

Don't think of this event as a second class way to spend the weekend.  Some of the region's best and brightest bands are playing this year--including Corn Mash,...Read More
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Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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
 

Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Map

Photo by David Frates from the Travel Oregon Website'Construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway...

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Walk or Run in Oregon Wine Country on September 10, 2011

Lavender Room at the R.R. Thompson HouseWe love it when our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild innkeepers send information about what's going on in their area.  Here's the latest from Roselyn at the R.R. Thompson House in Carlton, OR:

Listen up, runners.  You still have time to register for the 8th Annual Dayton Fiesta Run to be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.  The race will begin next to Seufert Winery at 415 Ferry St., Dayton and will include a 10K run and a 5K run/walk, both starting at 9 a.m. 

A 1-mile kids’ (under 17) run starts at 8:30...
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Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon in the Scenic Willamette Valley

Submitted by Roselyn Mostafa
Innkeeper of the RR Thompson House
Carlton, Oregon

The Willamette Valley Wine Country of Oregon 'The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon returns to the Willamette Valley in September.  The route features a beaufiful course through the heart of Oregon Wine Country in Yamhill Count.  The run begins at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 4 at Stoller Vineyards and finishes in the town of Carlton.  To celebrate the conclusion of the race, a Wine & Music Festival will be held in Carlton from 9:15 to noon.

Other events are also...

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Cascade Lakes ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Thanks to Travel Oregon for this shot of South Sister and a beautiful Cascade Alpine LakeIt'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

'Oregon's Highway in the Sky. When you venture out on...

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