Master Jacksonville In Just 2 Days

TouVelle House in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the perfect place for exploring this authentic Oregon town.No one knows a town quite like the innkeepers who live there.  And Jacksonville, Oregon, is no exception.  Southern Oregon innkeeper Tim Balfour of the iconic TouVelle House provides a few ideas of how you can master Jacksonville in just two days. . .and consider the authentic Oregon TouVelle House as home base for your Southern Oregon explorations.  Give Tim a call at 541-899-8938 and let him know you're ready to start your romantic weekend getaway that might just include a little bit of...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Britt Festival

The innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon, want to make sure their guests know what's going on nearby.  Coming up soon on Saturday, June 9, 2012, the Britt Festival opens in Jacksonville!  Vikki and Tina invite you to stay at their inn on the outskirts of Jacksonville while you attend the Britt Festival.  Give them a call toll-free at (877) 292-3374 and let them help design your authentic Oregon vacation experience. 

Bybee's Historic Inn is also a great place to think about...

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This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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Where to Stay on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Crater Lake as photographed by Fred Wickman, innkeeper of the Historic Prospect Hotel, Motel and Dinner HouseGeotourism 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,...

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Four Reasons to Visit Newport Oregon Now

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon has a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Who knows better than someone who lives in Newport Oregon?  The innkeepers of the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast  share this upcoming news for May & June 2012.  This Oregon Coast lodging is a great place to stay when exploring the central Oregon Coast.

As you may have noticed, I am not much of a blogger. But there is news to tell and here it is: The Tall Ships are coming to Newport. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, both tall ships will be in Yaquina Bay May 15 – May 27 for tours and...

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Why Business Travelers Should Choose a Bed and Breakfast Over a Hotel

Want to know why business travelers should choose an Oregon bed and breakfast over a hotel?  Lots of reasons!  Of course, every bed & breakfast is different and that's the beauty of staying at a B&B. Some are more accustomed to business travel, but all are gracious and accommodating.  Here are just a few reasons to consider:

  1. Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
  2. Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your shoes & stretch out)
  3. A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room table in...
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What I like about bed and breakfasts in Oregon (Doily Decision 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey sports fans--do you like an Oregon bed and breakfast of the traditional type with doilies on the nightstands?  Or are you the type of traveler to prefer your bed and breakfast lodging be doily-free?  Well, here's your chance to let us Oregon innkeepers know.

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (affectionately known as PAII and pronounce as "pie") is holding a vote: DOILY DECISION 2012.  We need to hear from you, the guests who stay in our Oregon bed...

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Culinary Tourism in Southern Oregon at A Taste of Ashland April 28-29, 2012

 

Taste of Ashland culinary tourism event on April 28 and 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Slow Food enthusiasts pay attention!  The innkeepers at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon are always coming up with little tidbits.  Today it's an upcoming culinary tourism adventure in Southern Oregon. Vikki Marie sends:
 
A Taste of Ashland  is coming up April 28 & 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon!
 
The Ashland Gallery Association presents A Taste of Ashland. For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland has offered a weekend of pairing excellent local restaurants and great regional...
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A Day in the Saddle at Working Cattle Ranch with the comforts of a Comfy Central Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Pioneer hospitality and an Oregon horse ranch vacation near John Day, Oregon, await you at Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed and Breakfast.  Immerse yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love on a 9,000 acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil, Oregon.

Relax and rejuvenate in the pristine ranch style guest rooms.  Stunning sunsets, brilliant star-studded nights and the diverse flora and fauna of Central...

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It Really is a Family Affair At Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wilson Ranches Retreat is Celebrating 12 Years and 4 Generations

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast celebrated their 12th Anniversary on March 12, 2012.  Thank you for twelve years of extraordinary memories and for being an amazing extended family!  They've created an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventure in Central Oregon.

Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson's families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago after traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800's.  Four generations,...

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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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Get your running shoes and head to Southern Oregon

Pear Blossom Run in Medford ORLike running shoes?  Like Southern Oregon?  The innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville, OR, would love to see you in April for the Pear Blossom Run!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who:  Anyone who wants to enter and support Jackson County High Schools, local school programs & the YMCA Annual Strong Communities Fundraising Campaign.

What:  36th Annual Pear Blossom Run

When:  Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where:  Medford, Oregon (not too far from Jacksonville, OR)

Why:  Rogue Valley's #1 athletic event. ...

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Valentine Special and Mardi Gras Special in Southern Oregon

As usual, the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville in Southern Oregon are planning something guaranteed to pique your interest.

Bybee's Historic Inn at night in Southern Oregon February is the month of Love and Fun!

 

Join us for a weekend of chocolate! Our Chocolate Lovers Getaway weekend February 10th through the 12th includes a two night stay (second night 1/2 off) and a chocolate lovers dinner on February 11th.   Upon arrival you will be indulged with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room....

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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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