Bocce Anyone?

new bocce court at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast near Ashland OR is perfect for relaxing after a day at the Britt FestivalWhen vacationing it’s nice not to have every single moment of your itinerary planned so you can enjoy some down time and truly relax.  At TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Oregon, we know that and have created a wonderful retreat with lots of areas where guests can just “set a spell”.  This year we added a bocce court for another outdoor recreation option.  Bocce is an Italian bowling game with aspects of croquet and horse shoes that can be enjoyed regardless of your level of...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July


Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art, pottery,...

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Highly Recommended for a Visit with a Granddaughter!

Nighttime at Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland Oregon. Authentic Oregon lodging in Historic Jacksonville OregonExtended family travel is more common as grandparents have the time to take their grandchildren on vacation.  Here's a story from a guest of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville Oregon about the great time he had with his granddaughter.

Have you stayed at an Oregon bed and breakfast lately?  Tell us where you stayed, but more importantly what you did while you were there.  Did you go for a hike?  Take a bicycle ride?  Visit a place of cultural significance?  Perhaps enjoyed a little Oregon slow...

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Bybee

A view of the garden from the porch of Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland Oregon in Jacksonville OregonJust like anyone else, innkeepers just LOVE to hear stories from their guests.  Here's one from a guest of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon. 

Do you have a story about what you did when you visited an Oregon bed and breakfast?  We'd love to hear from you too--click the link at the right of this blog to tell us your story.  We'd love to read about it and you'll be entered into a drawing for $100 worth of Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild lodging gift vouchers.

The Bybee House is a... Read More
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Portland Oregon's A Painted Lady Inn is Voted "Best for Nearby Museums"

A Painted Lady Inn Portland Oregon lodging wins Best of Nearby Museums Award from Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns 2011 competitionIt never seems to end that Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members keep winning awards.  This time it's the 2011 Guests' Greatest Picks competition hosted by Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns.  And the winner in the category "Best for Nearby Museums" is (drum roll please). . .Oregon's own A Painted Lady Inn located in Portland!

(Not a small feat, mind you, considering that this is a national competition!)


Innkeeper Jody Runge offers the following about her Portland Oregon lodging:  "Located...

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The Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast in Sisters Oregon

The Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast in spectacular Sisters, OregonSisters, Oregon, has so much to offer you'll want to stay a bit and enjoy the the sights and sounds at the Blue Spruce Bed and Breakfast.

Unlike many Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns that are located in older homes converted into B&B lodging, the Blue Spruce B&B was constructed to be a bed & breakfast.  The four guest rooms are extremely spacious as are the common rooms.

Innkeeper Sandy Affonso also offers her Oregon bed & breakfast for women's retreats, seminars and women's spa weekends...Read More
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The best B&B we've ever stayed in.

"We stayed three nights in the Renaissance Room. Vikki and Tina made us feel like family. Amazing breakfasts!"
--Bill & Ellen, San Jose, CA

We love it when guests take the time to write about the Oregon Bed and breakfasts they've visited.  A few nights at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon (not far from Ashland Oregon lodging) and they're feeling like family.  Thank you so much!

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Whodunit at Bybee's Historic Inn? Bring your group and find out!

Authentic Oregon inn near Ashland Oregon lodging. Bybee's Historic Inn is perfect for your murder mystery event. Whodunit in the parlor? Bring your friends and find out!Looking for something new and different to do with a group of friends?  Maybe need an out-of-the-box team building experience for your small company?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authenic Oregon lodging property not far from Ashland Oregon lodging, will host a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday night, June 4, 2011.

Here's what Vikki tells us about the evening:

Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner on June 4th.
 
A group of friends will join together to become re-created infamous characters such as... Read More
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Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast ~ An Asland Oregon Lodging Experience

Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast, an Ashland Oregon Bed and BreakfastA restored 1890's farmhouse in Ashland, Oregon, Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast is an ideal temporary home for visitors to the stunning Pacific Northwest.

Originally built as a farmhouse in the 1890's, the Inn has been hosting visitors to Ashland since 1991.  It was named The MouseTrap Inn as a nod to a historic (and now defunct) pine mousetrap factory in the City which once supplied 90% of the nation's traps!  Of course, with Ashland's theatrical history, many visitors associate the name with...Read More
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Wallowa County Chamber Releases New Arts, History & Cultural Guide

Oregon geotourism includes the famous Joseph Art Walk in Northeastern Oregon. You'll find monumental sized bronzes produced by local bronze foundries on the street corners. Photo courtesy of the Wallowa County Chamber of CommerceThe Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce recently released its new Arts, History & Cultural Guide.  You can download the PDF at this link to learn more about what's going on in this authentic Oregon corner.

Wallowa County is home to a diverse group of artists and artistic bronze foundries.  With drop dead scenery of Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County home.  You'll find many local artists represented in the fifteen galleries scattered from Joseph to Wallowa, Oregon.

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The Best in Crater Lake Lodging and Easter Specials ~ Prospect Hotel and Dinner House

Easter at the Prospect Hotel, Crater Lake Lodging
Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our near 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member InnRead More
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A green vacation in Eugene Oregon

Expansive gardens at the C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene OR

Today the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild takes place in Eugene at C'est la Vie Inn.  It's the annual convivial meeting of Oregon's best innkeepers and we're looking forward to seeing innkeepers from across the state of Oregon.

We spent the night before here at C'est la Vie Inn--one of many OBBG member inns with green lodging certification.  Anne-Marie is very sensitive to the environment and emphasizes green products, recycling, local products--all in a very luxurious...Read More
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Ready for Spring on the Oregon Coast with WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat recently published their Spring newsletter.  This green lodging facility on the Oregon Coast is perfect for your upcoming getaway.  Thanks to Michelle and Dean for sharing!  Sustainable travel on the Oregon Coast is closer than you think.  Contact WildSpring Guest Habitat toll-free at 866-333-9453 to start your Spring green vacation today.  Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

Oregon coastal deer at WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford ORSpring is coming to WildSpring

And that means our annual explosion of wild irises, each...

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Sakura Ridge - The Farm and Lodge. Exquisite lodging in the Columbia River Gorge

Sakura Ridge The Farm and Lodge with Panoramic Views of Mt Hood and the Hood River ValleySakura Ridge - The Farm and Lodge, is a working orchard and Oregon bed and breakfast located on the west slopes of the Hood River Valley.  You'll feel like you are sitting on top of the world as you enjoy panoramic views of the valley and majestic Mt Hood from your private patios or the extensive decks.

The Farm grows organic dark sweet cherries and delicate pears many of which make it to the amazing breakfasts served at the Lodge along with many other organic fruits and vegetables grown...

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Looking for where to stay in Oregon?

Cascade Room at the Lara House Lodge in Bend, Oregon. A favorite with the men. King sleigh bed, embossed leather chairs in the sitting area and warm sage colored walls create an inviting and serene setting. Private bath with shower. Overlooking Historical homes and Drake Park.Are you looking for where to stay in Oregon?   Do you automatically think about a chain hotel or a chain motel? 

Have you ever considered staying at an Oregon bed and breakfast?  Things have changed!  It's no longer the spare bedroom in somebody's house now that little Johnny went off to college.  And you don't have to share a bathroom with the owner either!

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership includes a diversity of inns--small and large, modest and lavish, metropolitan and...Read More
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Eco Friendly Travel Bed and Breakfast has Something to Share

Eco friendly travel is just one of the things Oregon bed and breakfasts might specialize in.  Here's some breaking news from the WildSpring Guest Habitat's owner Michele Duarte:

WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford, OregonHi there....we just found out something very cool....actually two things very cool...and just wanted to share:

USAToday just wrote about us (again) as one of five luxury vacations in the U.S. And Spawards just listed us as one of the top 100 spas in the U.S. 

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/luxury-vacations-united-states-258...

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Willamette Valley Oregon for Valentine's Day Weekend!

Romantic weekend getaways are just around the corner with Valentine's Day Weekend.  Roselyn, innkeeper at the romantic bed and breakfast R.R. Thompson House in Carlton, offers some specific Valentine's Weekend recommendations for exploring Oregon Wine Country:

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Willamette Valley and experience the quiet beauty of Oregon's premier wine country in winter.  Tasting rooms and wineries will bring out the cupid in you with special events which are hard to resist....
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Bend, Oregon...what a nice ride!


Me and my snowmobile! Last week we spent a few days in Bend, Oregon. Last year we went snowmobiling twice and loved it so a copy of 2010's fun and exciting experiences are on tap for 2011 as well.

Ray booked us a 4 hour snowmobiling trip and taking friends from SoCal, we wanted to show them a good time in Oregon so we took the longer tour and had lunch at a lodge accessible only by snowmobile. Taking the wrong trail a few times made the trip better and following each other through the snow, through groomed roads...Read More
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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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Cricketwood Country Bed and Breakfast ~ #4 Bed and Breakfast on TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards List for 2011

Travelers' Choice Awards 2011NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/  TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® awards.  This year 676 establishments were recognized in the ninth year of the competition. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"Based on reviews from millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is able to...

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