The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Crater Lake Oregon - Photo from TravelOregon.comStart 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.  From Oregon's world-famous Crater Lake...

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

Red Chair got a chance to snow shoe up to iconic Crater Lake.Located just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House 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...

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Red Chair Travels Visits the Prospect Historic Hotel in Oregon's Southern Cascades

Red and Parlor Chair shared stories in the Prospect Hotel ParlorRed Chair Travels headed up the Rogue River Gorge for a stay at the Historic Prospect Hotel.  Built in 1888 as a stage coach stop halfway between the Rogue Valley and Crater lake, this Nationally Registered Historic Hotel has been restored for full comfort while maintaining its charm.  Being the Closest Bed and Breakfast to Crater Lake, only 28 miles away, the inn is a perfect home base while exploring Southern Oregon's National Forests, Wilderness areas and BLM land, and the majestic Lake,...

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Ski Mt Hood, Stay at a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast, Play in Hood River

Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it all to the east.  But there are a few winter storms lined out to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the mountain.  And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have created packages that include lodging and lift tickets.  Stay at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly from these innkeepers.  

Mt Hood...

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Red Chair will Travel up the Rogue River to Prospect Hotel and Crater Lake Lodging

Red Chair Travels looking east toward its next stop Prospect Historic HotelRed Chair Travels time at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast in historic Jacksonville, Oregon is coming to an end.  The innkeepers of the Inn, being the gracious hosts they are, took Red on a hike up Table Top to take it the majestic views of the Rogue River Valley and Mt. McMoughlin.   From here Red could look east toward its next destination, Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House near Crater Lake.

Safe Travels Red Chair.  A few more photos of its time at the Touvelle House Bed and...

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On the Banks of the Majestic McKenzie River ~ The McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Eagle Rock Lodge and the McKenzie River Wooden Boat FestivalThe McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival at Eagle Rock Lodge, a labor of love for innkeepers Randy and Debbie Dersham, returns for its 10 year, Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 to 5:00. 

The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River and the Dershams have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today. New and historic McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with casting demonstrations, fly tying workshop.  Boat owners...

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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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Prospect Hotel's Spring Fling High Tea

Prospect Hotel Spring FlingThe Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed.

Hearty, full, belly-filling breakfasts are served up in the morning.  Stay where Teddy Roosevelt, Jack London, Zane Grey, John Muir, William Jennings Bryan, Gifford Pinchot and Hubert Humphrey slept.  

Relax in the sitting parlors, warming your toes at the fireplace and catch up on some local history from...

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Oregon's North Coast Birding and Oregon Coast Lodging

"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 North 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.

Photo courtesy of Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Connect with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild via Social Media


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 Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast tableThe Oregon B&B Guild website ~ offering 'one stop shopping' when planning your Oregon Vacation  

Visit the Target Market page to...

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ArtWalk in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Newberg, Oregon

Photo by Kristin Fintel, InnkeeperOn the first Friday of each month, the shops, wine tasting rooms and other local businesses in downtown Newberg, Oregon stay open late, welcoming locals and visitors alike for the First Friday ARTwalk.  Strolling around the downtown area you will find a wide array of cultural choices.  At least five of the downtown wine tasting rooms stay open late for First Friday, and if you need more variety, most of the...

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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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McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Guest Blogger
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
Eagle Rock Lodge
Vida, Oregon

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival This will be Eagle Rocks Lodge's 9th year of hosting the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival. This has been a labor of love for Debbie and Randy. The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River and we have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today.  

This year's festival will be held Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00 to 5:00 on the beautiful...

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Woodpecker Wonderland near Bend Oregon Lodging

Central Oregon with the ponderosa pine forests of the Metolius River Basin and Douglas fir forests just west of Santiam Pass, is home to 11 species of nesting woodpeckers.  The Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trails traces portions of some of Oregon’s most  Scenic Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.

The Dean Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...

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Portland, Oregon. Known for Eco Friendly Travel, Certified Green Lodging and Green Beer

St. Patrick's day is just around the corner  but Green is here year-round in Oregon.  Many Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members provide Certified Green Lodging.  And at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland, the brewpub calls itself an "eco brewpub."

Oregon's Green BrewMany celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer, but in Portland, we're not talking the food colored or dyed kind. We’re talking about the organic kind.

Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland.  Not only...

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Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and BreakfastOregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation.  Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for back-country trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after your day's adventure, get pampered at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and...

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The Carlton Inn offers Valentine’s Specials thru February at an Oregon Wine Country Lodging Bed and Breakfast

Love is in the Air at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

Valentines Special at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast Celebrate your Valentine's Day anytime from in February with a romantic getaway at The Carlton Inn Bed &Breakfast.  Add-on our Romance Package for just $60 to any regular room rate.  Your love fest will include a bottle of  2011 Seven of Hearts Coupe's Cuvee Pinot Noir Dessert Wine, a bag of local, hand-crafted Honest Chocolate chocolates and a Colorful Flower Bouquet.  Stay a second night for just $99.  Both nights include a fabulous...

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A Romantic Oregon Wine Country Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn

Youngberg Hill welcome Wine Lovers

 

Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn will allow you time to love your tastebuds with a evening of inspired dishes paired with wonderful Youngberg Hill wines.  You’ll dine on an inspired 5 course dinner made with "love" that will awaken your senses and allow you to experience a memorable night through food an wine.  As dedicated members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Youngberg Hills innkeepers will walk you through each course of perfectly paired wine and food.

Menu:
Wild Mushroom Fritter...

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“Le Jour de L’Amour” Valentine’s Wine Dinner with Phelps Creek Vineyards and Sakura Ridge Lodge

Le Jour de L'Amour

Phelps Creek Vineyards’ 3rd Annual “Le Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner

Friday, February 14th and Saturday, 15th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

at Sakura Ridge and Farm and Lodge, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Offering Northwest Culinary Delights and a romantic bed and breakfast experience. 

Five Course “Moulin Rouge” Wine Dinner created by Chef Shane Eagan,

Four and Twenty Blackbirds and paired with Phelps Creek Vineyards wines

Menu

stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...

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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone has heard about America’s Four Corners.  That would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook counties.

The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the Timber-Vernonia...

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