in the Southern Cascades. From Ashland Oregon Lodging to Crater Lake Lodging the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild await your arrival.
The article "Introducing the Willamette River Country Wine Trail" features details of a newly formed Oregon Country Trail in and around Albany, Oregon, and also features two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inns as lodging options in this historic city.
Edelweiss Manor is an historic landmark in the Albany, Oregon, area. Original blue prints list a construction date of 1908. It's design is a Four Square Farm House with a wrap around veranda with pillars. The home is located on 2.86 acres of what was once a 300 acre farm devoted to production of walnuts, prunes, and grapes. It is located within walking distance of two golf courses and a new shopping center. The grounds provide a serene and peaceful ambiance for anyone wishing to escape and relax.
The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn is a two story bungalow cottage and was built in 1908 by Charles and Catherine Pfeiffer. The Pfeiffer family lived in Albany, built other homes, built and ran a hotel in town, and were instrumental in helping start and run other businesses as well. It, too, is located withing walking distance of downtown Albany with its historic buildings, restaurants, cafes, and unique boutiques.
As the seasons change and the leaves begin to turn we encourage you to slow down, take your time, embrace the season and take a stroll - soaking in the beauty of the Willamette Valley in Autumn. Head out to the Willamette River Country Wine Trail for a whiff of crisp air, listen to the crunch of scarlet leaves underfoot, and explore Historic Downtown Albany, Oregon.
Our innkeepers are so very talented and creative. Not only do they provide unique bed and breakfast accommodations, delightful breakfasts and all the amenities to present a unique lodging experience, we also spend time exploring our regions so as to have the very best local information for our guests. Where to watch the best sunset, see a magnificent waterfall, the best stroll on the beach or hike in our forest. We've been here and done that! That's what makes staying at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild the perfect getaway. Whether it be only for a night or an extended weekend.
This video was created by Diane Emineth, Innkeeper of the Sandlake Country Inn, to be shared with her guests and with her permission, to all of you. Located just 10 minutes north of Pacific City, is this secret hideaway nestled on the scenic Oregon coast. The historic farmhouse built from shipwrecked bridge timbers in 1894, is located in a country setting approximately 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean coastline.
Enjoy the video and thanks, Diane.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild on the Oregon Coast are ready to assist you in planning your getaway. Any time of year is a beautiful time to visit the Coast.
OK. I saw this recipe on the Sandlake Country Inn's Facebook page and it was just too darn yummy looking to not share. Hope Diane and Ron, innkeepers at the Sandlake Country Inn don't mind! Let the quiet and relaxed atmosphere in this comfortable Oregon coast B&B show you a lodging alternative to a hotel or motel in Pacific City, Oregon. Relax in your romantic private jacuzzi suite and enjoy a decadent 4 course breakfast & beverages delivered to your door each morning. At this Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on the Oregon coast you'll be introduced to a unique bed and breakfast experience for a romantic getaway.
BLUEBERRY CROISSANT FRENCH TOAST FROM SANDLAKE COUNTRY INN
6-7 Large Croissants, torn into pieces
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 1/2 Cups Milk
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Pecans
Spray 9x13 baking dish with Pam. Tear up croissants and place half in bottom of baking dish. Cut up cream cheese into small pieces and place them on top of croissants (I use a butter slicer). Put half the blueberries on top of cream cheese. Layer other half of torn croissants on top, then rest of blueberries. Beat eggs, milk, maple syrup and cinnamon together in a bowl. Pour egg mixture over croissant mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, scatter pecans over french toast (I like them whole, but you can chop them if you want). Melt butter & add brown sugar to it to make a glaze like mixture. Drizzle mixture over french toast. Bake in 350 degree oven for 50- 60 minutes. Watch carefully last 10 minutes to make sure pecans don't burn...if getting too dark, put some foil lightly over french toast to stop browning.
Makes 8 generous portions
There's a quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by Hollywood, for one. Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight" were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the manner of the popular 1998 Disney movie, "Halloweentown".
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery, "Captured by Porches" is lodged behind the Plantation House and Captain Jack's karaoke bar in the heart of Olde Town, along with shops and restaurants and the Columbia Theatre. Sailors and kayakers with rentals from Scappoose Bay Kayaking, enjoy the calm waters of the narrow channel and farther out, oceangoing freighters and container ships traveled the main Columbia channel. The front steps of the 1905 Columbia County Courthouse — located immediately north of Columbia View Park — look out upon Plaza Square, which extends between Strand and First streets.
A delightful Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn, The Nob Hill Riverview B&B, recently featured in Travel Portland magazine, sits on a hilltop overlooking Olde Town and features a wonderful view of Mount St. Helen. The perfect place to relax and unwind. From the moment you step inside you will find that the Inn is elegantly appointed and restored for your comfort. You will feel pampered after a restful night's sleep and awake to the inviting aroma of homemade organic food being prepared for your breakfast. A true Northwest Culinary treat for that romantic getaway and a unique inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
FARM to FORK Co-Founder
Farm Dinners Celebrate Hood River Valley's Farmers, Winemakers and Food Artisans
Farm to Fork’s founders have created a traveling farm-to-table restaurant, local food fundraiser, andcommunity celebration rolled into one. Each dinner is set at the farm where much of the food on the menu was produced, and proceeds benefit food-focused non-profits. rm to Fork’s mission is to connect guests to local sources of produce, meat, seafood and dairy products, and to honor the talented farmers, food artisans, winemakers and chefs who contribute to Oregon’s growing culinary and winemaking reputation.
An enormously successful 2010 season in Southern Oregon has led FARM to FORK north to Hood River. On September 18th at Historic Kiyokawa Family Orchards, FARM to FORK will feature their first Hood River event in anticipation of an expanded dinner series in the Hood River Valley next summer.
“The Hood River Valley, and the greater Columbia Gorge is a rich and beautiful agricultural region,” says Matthew Domingo, FARM to FORK’s Event Director. “We’re excited to meet the farmers and food artisans in the valley, share their stories, and support the work of local organizations like the Gorge Grown Network and the Hood River Valley Residents Committee.”
Dinners begin with a tour from the host farmer, and include local wine, a five-course meal, and producer discussions (suggested minimum donation: $75). Proceeds benefit local farmers and organizations supporting small farms, food security and greater accessibility to local food. Proceeds for this dinner will benefit the Gorge Grown Food Network and the Hood River Valley Residents Committee. For more information on Farm to Fork’s September 18th Farm Dinner, and to purchase seats to the event, go to farmtoforkevents.com.
After you have purchased your Farm to Fork tickets, choose a Mt Hood bed and breakfast through the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild as your lodging option and you are sure to turn a simple weekend into an Oregon culinary vacation. Beside two major bike rides this same weekend in the Gorge, we are going to be in the middle of Harvest. Which means over 1500 riders and visitors to the Family Fruit Farms, which means Rooms will be hard to come by. Not to mention this event is almost sold out!!
The Hood River Valley is certainly known for having thousands of acres of fruit of which cherries, blueberries and peaches are finding their way to the fruit stands now. We also have some amazing flower farms, one of which, The Gorge White House, has glads, daisies, cone flowers, snapdragons, Oriental lilies, lavender and more.
The dahlia fields at the Gorge White House have begun to bloom and it is a photo op you won’t want to miss. They will be in their seasonal display until the first frost. Pick out your favorite and order tubers to be picked up or delivered next year at planting time.
In the fields behind the dahlias are u-pick blueberries just now coming on and in their fruit stand are cherries, cut flowers, and raspberries. The peaches should arrive early next week.
In the White House itself is a lovingly restored bar that now serves up wines and micro-brews produced right here in the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy by the taste, the glass or the bottle all at one stop!
If you had to pick just one place to visit in the Hood River Valley, The Gorge White House would be it. Just minutes from Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts and Hood River Lodging, this is really a one stop, enjoy all, location. After a hearty Hood River Valley Bounty Breakfast at one of the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, consider a picnic on their patio or in the fields.
Filmmakers and others appreciate the authentic Oregon aspects of some of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns. About a year ago, Patrick Arbuckle of the Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham wrote a blog post about a recent experience his inn had with a film crew. Patrick recently provided an updated post about the film. . .
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
The crew returned on May 16th to film a few re-shoots for the film: Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (See Below). As before, they treated our property with the utmost respect. If all bodes well, they have a tentative release date for Veterans Day 2010. We look forward to its premiere and wish the Film Makers (Portland Independent Films) all the success in the world.
Hollywood (or at least Portland) made a little visit to our Bed and Breakfast. Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forest Gump) was our guest during the shoot and together with Portland Independent Films, they shot 3 scenes from their upcoming movie. Pathfinders: In The Company of Strangers is set in WWII England and France. As well as having a featured role in the Movie, Conner directed a few scenes. The Story centers around a volunteer unit of American paratroopers whose mission is to land in the heart of enemy territory, and survive long enough to direct the coming airborne invasion of Normandy. Their only hope for survival lies in remaining undiscovered, successfully marking the drop zones, and holding off the enemy until the ensuing invasion arrives.
The cast and crew were an absolute delight and despite the lights, cables, people, props and general chaos, they left our Bed and Breakfast as they had found it.
Thank you, Patrick! I know I'm planning on seeing the film not only for the subject and actors, but because I want to see Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast @ Historic Heiney House on the big screen! If you're an independent film maker or a location scout for a major film maker, don't forget the many historic homes preserved so well by members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild.
And if you like to visit places used as filming locations, Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast @ Historic Heiney House in Gresham, Oregon, is as authentic Oregon as one can get. Plus, Patrick's inn is a leader in our Green Lodging Certification program. Situated close to Portland but a world away in terms of tranquillity, this bed & breakfast is the perfect Portland Oregon lodging for the traveler who wants the convenience of town but the serenity of the way Portland used to be.