Who is buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery?

Historic Jacksonville Cemetery is an authentic Oregon experience

Ready for another authentic Oregon experience?  Learn the history of Jacksonville's Pioneer Cemetery, Section by Section, on a guided tour through this beautiful 150 year old treasure. On the Second Saturday of each month a different Section will be toured and discussed with background information on the religious or fraternal orders that make up the various Sections of the cemetery.  Meet some of the more interesting and colorful Pioneers who rest under the Madrones and hear about the...

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Buy Stash Tea and Earn a Free Night at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene Oregon is participating in the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns one night free offerOregon-based Stash Tea Company just announced its deal for a free night stay at a bed and breakfast when you purchase the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns.  You can find more details at the Stash Tea website.  The offer allows for one free night at a participating B&B when combined with the purchase of a second consecutive night.  The offer ends June 2013.

Here in Oregon, seven Oregon bed and breakfasts who are also members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild are participating in this...Read More

Jacksonville Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race on July 30, 2011

Echelon Events LLC Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race in Jacksonville OregonVikki Lynn of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville tipped us off to this upcoming mountain bike race in Southern Oregon:

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast then Jacksonville, Oregon, is the place to be on July 30th.  The  Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race will commence at 11:00 am. 

Based off the original Revenge of the Siskiyous Jacksonville course, the Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race returns to Jacksonville for its 2nd year.

Jacksonville has a lot to offer to the outdoor...Read More

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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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.

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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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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

4 Ts and some B&B's

I really am a country girl.  That's why my inn is in the country, in a little town about 10 blocks square, near the Mt Hood National Forest where I can hike to my hearts content and enjoy quiet quiet nights.  But every once in a while I like to go into the city.  Take in the hustle and bustle, visit shops and coffee houses, enjoy culinary surprises, ride mass transit.  I love it.  So when I overheard my Portland guests suggesting to our Portland bound Minnesota guests the 4T Trail I was all...Read More

Farm Dinner to Celebrate the Hood River Valley Farmers, Winemakers, and Food Artisans

Matthew Domingo
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 Hood River Valley Farm to Fork, A Culinary delightmuch 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...

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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

A Gift of Pampering for Mother's Day at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn

Mother's Day is just a few weeks out.  Wanting to give the perfect gift?  Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers can be just that.  When giving the gift of lodging you will be giving the gift of a unique Oregon experience.  And the recipient can decide where and when to use them.  So maybe they'd like to walk in the sand on the Oregon Coast.  Hike or snow shoe along the rim of Crater Lake.  Catch a new museum exhibit in Portland.  Ski world class snow.  Sample a pinot noir in the...

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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

Have I been an Oregon Innkeeper for 8 years already?

The Old Parkdale Inn-A Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastOn March 31st, 2003, we arrived in Parkdale and began our journey as innkeepers of the Old Parkdale Inn, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast.  It was something I had dreamed about doing for quite awhile and some days I still pinch myself and some days I ask myself what am I doing!

Today I begin my 9th year.  My, time certainly flies when we are having fun!  And I am having fun.  Oh, I admit there are days when it gets a little rough, say mid September when we have had a constant turnover of guests...Read More

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

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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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. 


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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