A Very Deep Lake, Dramatic Volcanic Landscape and a Rich Birding Refuge

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 Oregon's backroads. I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner HouseThe Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...

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Bike the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and Relax at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss.  You determine how far you want to go in one day.  The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...

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CNN Travel Recognizes Crater Lake in Oregon as a 2014 Must See But Where to Stay?

Crater Lake photograph by Fred Wickman of the Prospect Historic HotelThinking about where to travel for your 2014 vacation?  CNN Travel released an article today about the deepest, longest, tallest, etc., record-setting place to visit in the US. Feature writer Helyn Trickey Bradley distilled the wonders of the United States into 10 superlatives for 2014.  Two are located in Oregon:  Crater Lake and Hells Canyon: Oregon geotourism at its finest! 

Helyn writes about the deepest lake in America (and I just love this):  "Looking to be gobsmacked by nature?...

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Where Will You Ski This Spring Break? Oregon’s Winter Has Finally Arrived

Summer Ski the The Palmer Glacier on Mt. Hood

Winter is finally arriving in Oregon.  Yes, we’ve had snow, not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we are used to.  Well, that's changing and there are plenty of spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor Adventures.

Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...

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A Taste of Oregon Culinary Tourism ~ Feller House Bed and Breakfast and Pear Ginger Jam

The Bosc Pear ~ photo by Mary PellegriniHow thrilled we were here at the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on Feller House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country Lodging.  An inspected and approved member of The Guild, Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already knew.

Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the Feller House last...

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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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Why Should I Care Where in the World is the Prospect Hotel?

 

Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater Lake, Oregon, wants you to know!  She writes:

Prospect 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...

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Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise Oregon is closed

Logos of the Best WesternComing to Enterprise or Joseph Oregon and looking to stay at the Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise? Well, that lodging is closed, but don't despair!  There are a couple of wonderful places to stay nearby!

 

Imnaha Room at the 1910 Historic Enterprise House is an alternative to the Best Western Rama Inn Enterprise OregonThe 1910 Historic Enterprise House Bed and Breakfast, also called the "Enterprise House," is very close to downtown Enterprise and offers 5 well-appointed guestrooms, each with its own private attached bath.

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is located only 10 minutes away in nearby Joseph,...

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More than Oregon Coast Hotels in Newport Oregon

There's more to Oregon Coast lodging than Oregon coast hotels and the folks that run the Oregon bed and breakfasts there are creative in what they do.  tInnkeepers are known for doing more than just running a bed and breakfast.  Eileen Obteshka, innkeeper of the Grand Victorian B&B and Vintage Cottage Rental supplied this photo from a High Tea event she recently catered for a ladies church group.

High Tea for a local church group prepared by Eileen at Grand Victoria Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon

Don't they look precious in their hats?

High Tea is available 7 days per week by arrangement at the Gra...

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Old Parkdale Inn B&B's Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Plum Upside Down Buttermilk CakeWe have three plum trees in the gardens of the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, an alternative to a Hood River Oregon hotel.  The harvest has been Oregon Bounty style and the trees are loaded with fruit.  We've been making cakes and pastries as they come off the tree for the couple of weeks.  This Upside Down Cake has been well received by our guests at the breakfast table of the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...

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

The Evening GrosbeakLocated just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Hotel 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 home for a large variety of...

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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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Music in The Mountains at the Prospect Hotel ~ An Annual Southern Oregon Event


Prospect Hotel's Music in the MountainsMusic in the Mountains  at the Prospect Hotel

Friday Night, September 23rd, Saturday September 24th, Sunday September 25th, 2011

 

Music Festival, Prospect, Or. – ‘Music in the Mountains’ on the Prospect Historic Hotel grounds. Two days of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music. Starts Friday night Sept 23 at 6pm with ‘Jammin’ on the Veranda’. Then all day Saturday starting at 10am Sept. 24th & 10am again on Sunday Sept. 25th. Great Food, Local Wines and Beers. Craft Booths, Quilt Show...

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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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Mike's Road Trip Blog reviews Villa Columbia in Hood River

Villa Columbia B&B in Hood River, OR, as posted on Mike's Road Trip blog in August 2011. Columbia River Gorge hotels in Hood River ORVilla Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip.  In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.

An excerpt from Mike's blog post:

Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses.  Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns Play Poker with the Medford Cruise for Local Charities

Medford Cruise Poker Run on June 17, 2011 visits Prospect Historic Hotel and Bybee's Historic Inn


The Prospect Historic Hotel B&B Inn - Motel and Dinner House along with Bybee’s Historic Inn will be card stops for the Poker Run on Friday June 17th.

For over a quarter century the Medford Cruise has been all about automobiles, good times and good people. The Poker Run is a great opportunity to join in the fun, cruise with classic cars and win some great prizes. Approximately 90 cars will be participating in the run and the poker game. All of the proceeds benefit local youth organizations.

Both...

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Prime Rib for Dad at the Prospect Hotel

Prospect Historic Hotel - Motel and Dinner House
 
Upcoming Events and Activities
Father's Day Brunch or Dinner 
 Sunday June 19th
That is next Sunday!

Fortunately for you we still have a few tables available!
 
BRUNCH 10 - 2PM
Our Signature Delicious
Whole Wheat Hazelnut French Toast Creme Brulee
 leads the way (Again) 
Plus Delicious Specialties 
Fresh Fruit, Southwest Egg Strata, Bacon, Citrus Sausage, Ham basted with Dark Beer and Orange Juice, Prospect Home Fries, Home made Zucchini Bran Muffins...
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The Mt Hood Cycling Classic Returns to the Columbia River Gorge

A scenic stage of the Mt Hood Cycling ClassicThe Mt Hood Cycling Classic is coming to the Columbia River Gorge June 2nd-5th.  The race features stages through the Gorge, the Upper Hood River Valley, and the Mt Hood National Forest and has been described by experienced international racers as some of the most beautiful they’ve ever ridden.

This event is not just for those that are racing. Spectators are given an opportunity to see the action first hand. Food, fun and music greet those who come to watch the action. Spectators have an...Read More
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Sustainablecontentment.com author writes about Sustainable Travel on the Oregon Coast

WildSpring Guest Habitat on the Oregon CoastMichelle Duarte, owner of the WildSpring Guest Habitat, an eco friendly travel inn on the Oregon Coast, made us aware of this wonderful article written by C.J. Good.  You'll find more information about Ms.  Good's sustainable writings at sustainablecontentment.com:

Oregon Coastline: A Bed and Breakfast Inn That Renews, Recharges and Rejuvenates

Author: C.J. Good

Have you ever sojourned to a place that thrilled and excited you? Have you ever felt your spirit vibrate in response to the fierceness...

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