Friday, March 7, 2014 by
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
Helyn writes about the deepest lake in America (and I just love
this): "Looking to be gobsmacked by nature?...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
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...
Saturday, February 8, 2014 by
Did you watch the Opening Ceremony last night for the Olympics?
Did you see the sweaters being worn by Team USA!!
American made from start to finish but I will focus on where
it all started.
Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon is a family owned and
operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s
beautiful high desert. The only privately held ranch in
Oregon recognized as a National Historic District, the Hinton/Ward
family has been working the ranch since 1871.
Friday, January 31, 2014 by
Love is in the Air at The Carlton Inn Bed and BreakfastRead More
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
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
Valentine's Day is just around
the corner. Have you made your plans? Check out the special being
offered the whole month of February at
Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters!
February’s Couples Special includes:
2 nights in our historic 1905 ranch house
2 hot and hearty breakfasts
1 delicious ranch-style dinner and complimentary champagne and
chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room
Book your 2-night stay at Long Hollow Ranch any two consecutive
days in February 2014 and get everything listed above...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
We recently spent a few weeks in Taos visiting our daughter.
A long road trip that brought us back into Oregon from Nevada
onto one of Oregon’s 26 Scenic Byways,
Oregon Outback Scenic Byway. This byway takes you through
a slice of the Great Basin, an isolated diverse landscape, where
lush green forests of the Oregon Cascades are replaced by sagebrush
and stunning rock formations.
See striking evidence of mysterious rock formations left behind
by volcanoes at Fort Rock. The Abert Rim is a...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater
Lake, Oregon, wants you to know! She writes:
is a sleepy little town on the side of the road off of Highway 62
in Southern Oregon. It’s right on the way to Crater Lake National
Park and is nestled in the middle of the Rogue River National
Forest. It is surrounded by astonishing natural wonders that
you would never know were there if you didn’t do a little
exploring. Within a half a mile of the Prospe...
Friday, January 11, 2013 by
for a little culinary tourism combined with an Oregon geotourism
event? Check out the information provided by Vikki and Tina
at Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, Oregon.
Register your own parade entry, or plan to participate in the
"Snake-A-Leg" 5K fun run (ever seen a group of folks do a 5K in a
Festival. The main events are held in
Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 by
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,...
Friday, March 30, 2012 by
Wilson Ranches Retreat
is Celebrating 12 Years and 4 Generations
Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast
celebrated their 12th Anniversary on March 12, 2012. Thank
you for twelve years of extraordinary memories and for being an
amazing extended family! They've created an amazing Oregon
Geotourism adventure in Central Oregon.
Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson's
families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years
ago after traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800's. Four
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by
in the Mountains at the Prospect Hotel
Friday Night, September
23rd, Saturday September 24th, Sunday
September 25th, 2011
Music Festival, Prospect, Or. – ‘Music in the
Mountains’ on the Prospect Historic Hotel grounds. Two days of
Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music. Starts Friday night
Sept 23 at 6pm with ‘Jammin’ on the Veranda’. Then all day Saturday
starting at 10am Sept. 24th & 10am again on Sunday Sept. 25th.
Great Food, Local Wines and Beers. Craft Booths, Quilt Show...
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by
of us more remote Oregon Bed &
members are located near the smaller state
airports. In the Joseph/Enterprise area of Eastern Oregon,
you'll find three:
1910 Historic Enterprise House
(walking distance from the
Enterprise Municipal airport), and
Belle Pepper's B&B
Bronze Antler B&B
(a long walk or courtesy transportation
from the Joseph State Airport--pictured here).
Oregon geotourism takes on a whole different meaning from the
air! The moraines around Wallowa...Read More
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by
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
Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County
home. You'll find many local artists represented in the
scattered from Joseph to
Friday, April 13, 2012 by
Guest Blogger: Cindy Weeldryer
for Apple Inn Bed
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Whether it’s time to take your relationship to the next level or
to celebrate an important milestone in your journey together, the
Apple Inn Bed
and Breakfast is an ideal place to romance your
sweetheart with a romantic weekend getaway in the woods.
A member of the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild, the Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast
will help you plan a customized romantic weekend get-away
to Cottage Grove, the...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by
if it's still wintry weather outside, you might be thinking about
an Eastern Oregon vacation this summer. How about a little
applied Oregon geotourism in Northeastern Oregon? You'll get
a great view of the lateral and terminal moraines
surrounding Wallowa Lake and the Wallowa Mountains too.
Eagle Cap Parasailing
has a nice
posted on its website that
gives you a good flavor of the experience.
And you don't even need to get wet
if you don't
want to (pretty important at Wallowa Lake...Read More
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by
Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances
the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture,
aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.
has many geotourism spots, one right off state highway 82 in
eastern Oregon outside of Joseph. Named in Nez Perce after
the tribe that summered at the edge of the lake, the county’s
newest park is called Iwetemlaykin (ee-weh-TEMM-lye-kinn).
From the parking lot, follow the trail that winds up the...
Sunday, July 18, 2010 by
Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western
part of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. Because of
the easy availability of forest resources most of the early
bridges in the state were timber structures. 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...
Saturday, July 17, 2010 by
it is hot in the valleys there is nothing like a ride
on the Magic Mile chair lift on Mt Hood, Oregon's tallest peak
at 11, 240 feet. The majestic mountain can be seen from
Portland, the Willamette Valley, the Hood River Valley and the
Columbia River Gorge and is an easy day trip from any of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
member inns in these regions.Read More
Take the lift to the mountain’s 7000′ level – no skis or
snowboards needed but if you do need a ski fix there are but a
few places in the...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by
What do you think of when we say the word "Lavender"?
Aromatic, fragrant, relaxing, soothing are a few
adjectives that come to mind. Leave the hustle and
bustle of daily life behind, visit an Oregon Lavender
Farm and prepare to relax. During the weekend
of July 9-11, 2010, over 30 Lavender Farms in Oregon
will open their farms to tours, workshops and celebrations, many
including food and music, during the peak of the lavender
season. Read More
I may be a little bias but my favorite lavender farm is
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 by
spring snows have been making for great late season snowshoe
adventures but have delayed the opening of the North Entrance
Road to Crater Lake National Park for a couple more weeks.
But open it will and then visitors can experience one of the most
scenic National Parks in our nation, Crater Lake, while on an eco
With a depth of more than 1,900 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest
lake in the U.S. It's setting, in a massive caldera atop
the Cascades, and beauty makes the lake...Read More