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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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. 


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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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Oregon's North Coast Birding and Oregon Coast Lodging

"The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy beaches."  This from the North Coast map of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail   From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.  Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.

Photo courtesy of Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Red Chair Travels to Port Orford on Oregon's Rugged South Coast

Photo by Randy ScholtenThe Red Chair sat for a spell with the Blue Boat at the entrance to Port Orford, Oregon.  The area around Port Orford offers some of the best of Oregon’s spectacular southern coast, from awe-inspiring seascapes to mountain hiking trails and winding rivers.  Visitors will find an active arts community, plus charming gift shops and restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.  

The port of Port Orford is one of only six “dolly” ports in the world where working fishing boats are lifted into and out...

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The Red Chair gets its Legs Wet in the Tidepools of Southern Oregon

Photo by Randy ScholtenOregon's rocky shores create a unique marine environment that offer a glimpse into Pacific Ocean marine life and The Red Chair took advantage of a break in an Oregon Winter Storm to explore the tidepools.

Tidepools are created when the tide goes out from rocky coastal areas, leaving water in crevices and holes. These intertidal (between tides) places support a unique and diverse assortment of plants and animals. The organisms that live in the intertidal areas have to be able to withstand a...

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Red Chair Visits WildSpring Guest Habitat and Port Orford Oregon

Red Chair Visits WildSpring Guest Habitat and Port Orford OregonRed Chair arrived at WildSpring Guest Habitat last week while it was raining so staff chair, being the gracious host, held an umbrella for our visiting celebrity.

Peaceful and secluded, WildSpring provides eco friendly travel in Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, with a zero carbon footprint.  At bit travel weary after its trip up from the Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale California, Red took advantage of WildSpring's five acres of old Native American ground to restore and...

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Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway with Two Bed and Breakfasts Along the Way

Did you know that Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway Program in the Nation?  And that many of these have been created by locals and have been ridden and reviewed to provide inspiration for planning a two-wheeled Oregon Cycling Vacation?   And that there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on, or near, almost every one of them that you can use as your base camp?  Or perhaps plan an Inn-to-Inn Ride.

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features varied terrain, generally downhill...

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