The World Famous McKenzie River Area Attractions

Red Chair rests on the banks of the McKenzie RiverRed Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that this World Famous Area has to offer.  Here it sits in the sun imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National Forest:

  • Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Tewrilliger Hot Spring
  • Drive the Oregon Scenic Byways ~...
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Covered with Charm ~ The Historic Bridges of Oregon

Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western part of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. These timber bridges were often covered to protect them from the weather. Now, the remaining examples of this obsolete bridge construction technology, generally located in pastoral rural settings, provide one of the most significant tourist attractions in the state.  Allow the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to share local examples of Oregon History then...

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McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway and the McKenzie Pass/Santiam Pass Scenic Byway

These Scenic rides/drives can be taking in your car or on your bike.  Either way there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn where you can rest your tired bones at either end.   Plan either your two or 4-wheeled vacation in Oregon on one of Oregon's Scenic Drives in the Central Cascades.  Oregon is the only state in the nation with a Scenic Bikeways program.  These routes were created, inspected, ridden and officially approved by Ride Oregon Ride and those cyclists who have made Oregon...

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Red Chair Travels arrives at the McKenzie River Inn

Red Chair enjoys an adult beverage at the McKenzie River InnRed Chair Travels continues its journey though Oregon with a stay at the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins on the banks of the McKenzie River, a stunning Central Cascades Watershed.  The Vintage chairs in the Osprey Cottage welcomed Red to the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member B&B.  Built in 1929 the 6 room inn sits on two and a half wooded acres surrounded by Giant Cedar and Fir Trees and a small fruit orchard, a relaxing location to let your worries slip away.

River access from the inn...

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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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The Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

A North Umpqua River Bridge - Thanks Travel Oregon

It's that time of year again. Time to start 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

'Two Raging Rivers Run Through ItMore commonly know as...

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Prospect Hotel says Goodbye to Red Chair Travels

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks the innkeepers of Prospect Historic Hotel for allowing Red to visit and explore the awesome Southern Oregon Cascades and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  As I type Red is traveling north to the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins

Red Chair Travels relaxes on the grounds of the Prospect Hotel    Horseshoes anyone?

    A little too close to the Rogue River Gorge, Red Chair. Be Careful

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine...

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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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The Prospect Hotel Innkeepers took Red on a snow shoe adventure to Oregon's Famous Crater Lake

Red's time was short at the Prospect Hotel in Oregon's Southern Cascades.  And the innkeepers showed it a great time, exploring Oregon's Southern Cascades.  Red especially loved the snow shoe trip up to the rim of famous Crater Lake, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.  Did you know that Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America, the second deepest in North America and the ninth deepest lake in the world?  Thanks Travel Oregon for the video share

 

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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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7 Wonders of Oregon ~ See one ~ Better Yet See them All

All we can figure is whoever came up with the 7 Wonders of the World never actually set foot in Oregon.  So we see your Wonders, world, and raise you 7 of our own.  Explore the Seven Wonders of Oregon and follow Red Chair Travels as it sets out to see them all plus some amazing other locations in Oregon.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious...

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Red Chair Travels last days at WildSpring Guest Habitat

The innkeepers of WildSpring Guest Habitat and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild want to thank Randy Scholten for his amazing job capturing Red Chair Travels in Port Orford, Oregon.  Randy shared a few last photos and we just had to share them with you.  Thanks again Randy and thanks to WildSpring Guest Habitat for allowing Red to Discover the awesome Southern Oregon Coast and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.

WildSpring Guest Habitat's walking Labyrinth    Open air Spa at WildSpring Guest Habitat

A quiet ride across Garrison Lake    New Friends on the deck of WildSpring Guest Habitat

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven...

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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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TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast and a Southern Oregon Itinerary

TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast makes it easy for Red Chair Travels to explore all that Southern Oregon has to offer, while enjoying the quite charm of a small town and The Inn, by posting a sample itinerary on their website.  We can guarantee you'll want to extend your stay, or come back again and again!

Red Chair finds a Valentine in TouVelle House GardensDay 1: Ease yourself into vacation mode by arriving at 4:00 pm for check-in to give you time to unwind after your trip and take a dip in the swimming pool or sit by the pond.  Take a...

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Red Chair Travels visits Historic Jacksonville, Oregon

Historic Jacksonville, Oregon, CemeteryJacksonville was founded following discovery of gold in 1851–1852. It became the county seat of Jackson County, a role which was transferred to nearby Medford in 1927.  The innkeepers of TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast, where Red Chair Travels is now staying, spent a lovely Sunday afternoon being tour guides for Red and included a visit to the historic cemetery. Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, with its first official burial of the remains of Mrs. Margaret Love, in October of 1859, is one of...

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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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Red Chair Travels arrives at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast in Jacksonville Oregon

TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast in Jacksonville Oregon hosts Red Chair TravelsRed Chair Travels has made the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountain Range to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at the Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast.

Historic Jacksonville Oregon is full of wonderful little surprises and Red Chair Travels is going to absolutely love its time here.  If you're planning a trip to Southern Oregon, consider doing it up in style and stay at an inspected Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild inn.  TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast features 6 guestrooms with private baths, air...

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Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

 Covered Bridge in Oregon
Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state and I'd like to present a few of them in a series of blogs to create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon". There are seven bridges along the route, including Dorena Bridge, Stewart Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, Currin Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Centennial Bridge, and Swinging Bridge. 


Reserve your...

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Red Chair Travels time on the Southern Oregon Coast Comes to an End

Photo Credit: Randy Scholten

Red Chair Travels nears the end of its stay at WildSpring Guest Habitat. The storm has cleared, leaving a stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean and allowing for reflection on time spent on Oregon’s stunning South Coast.

Red will make the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountain Range to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at the Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and...

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