Feller House Bed and Breakfast and the Aurora Colony

Aurora in Marion County, Oregon, just south of Portland.  Peacefully established in the mid-1800's and located near the Oregon Wine Country, Aurora has a rich past and charming atmosphere.  It was founded as a religious commune in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who named it after his daughter.  The secret is out on this quaint village known as 'Oregon's antique capital'.

Feller House Bed and Breakfast near McMinnville OregonThe 1860 farmhouse that is now the Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country setting, minutes from Aurora....

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Abbey Road Farms Bed and Breakfast, The AgriVino Center and Wine-Inspired Dinners in the Oregon Wine Country

Set among the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley wine country Abbey Road Farms is a truly unique bed and breakfast inn with luxurious accommodations.  The old grain silos on the property have been converted into the unique Abbey Road Farm Bed & Breakfast "Silo For Oregon Wine Country Lodging choose Abbey Road Farms Bed and BreakfastSuites".  Each room has a spectacular view of the valley, wetlands, pastures and/or gardens. And although this is a working farm, the accommodations are more like what one would find at a resort with fabulous views, a location in the...
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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Members in the News

Prospect Historic Hotel for Crater Lake Lodging
The Prospect Historic Hotel was just published in the 2010 Annual Calendar for Saif Corporation, one of the largest Workers Compensation Insurance carriers in Oregon with over 50,000 members. The Project Director and Photographer for Saif visited the Hotel earlier this year and must have shot a zillion photos!   The Hotel was 1 of 14 companies selected out of over 50,000 for our historic significance and claims records.

Congratulations Fred and Karen.  You've done the Guild proud!!

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast for Oregon Wine Country LodgingYou won't find...
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Winter fun in Halfway Oregon

Winter fun.  Time to start thinking snow!  Oregon ski resorts are open for the season.  Cross country skiing, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing are available in many areas across our lovely state.

And how about some winter fun in Halfway Oregon?  Here's a YouTube clip of a family having a blast with their snowmobile in Halfway--all the way across the state near Hells Canyon.

The little giggle at the end is especially cute.

Need a place to stay in Halfway?  How about the Inn at Clear Creek Farm?...Read More

Where to Eat (and Sleep) in Wine Country

Grant Butler, writing for The Oregonian on November 17, 2009, weaves a wonderful article about where to eat in Wine Country.  And he's got some great suggestions:

"Winter is one of the best times to discover the subtle side of wine country. With the exception of Thanksgiving weekend's open houses, tasting rooms are typically less crowded than during the peak of the summer season. So you can sip at a more leisurely pace, asking questions and building your knowledge of what makes prized pinots so... 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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Coming To Oregon For The Holidays?...take the epicurean trail!

Whether you are just passing through, planning to stay or just haven't made up your mind yet, consider visiting one or more of Oregon's quaint villages, small towns or even the big city! Boasting historical districts consisting of vintage homes, downtown buildings and bed and breakfasts from Jacksonville to Albany and from McMinnville to Astoria, finding that perfect place to dine, explore and stay overnight isn't hard!

This time of year is when you find native Oregonians holding on to the edge...Read More

Springbrook Hazelnut Farm

"From rustic to regal there's no better way to embrace the pleasures of fall than a weekend on the farm."  This is the opening line for a recent article in Sunset Magazine, Top 10 Farm Vacations, November issue.

Springbrook Hazelnut Farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley
Listed at #3 and for the best autumn fun was Springbrook Hazelnut Farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Springbrook Hazelnut Farm has been a  member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for many years and continues to provide a quality bed and breakfast experience to the guests.  This...Read More

Hopewell Bed and Breakfast in the Willamette Valley of Oregon

Hopewell Bed & Breakfast is an extraordinary B&B, minutes from Salem, Oregon, in the vast Willamette Valley, an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Hopewell Bed and Breakfast in the Willamette Valley of OregonHopewell offers all the modern amenities from WiFi to a hot tub with your Private Suites set in the country.  Your hosts, Mike and Penny Walsh, raise cattle, hay & vegetables on the 12 acre farm in the wine country of the Willamette Valley. 

The pond on the property is great for swimming, fishing or relaxing in the...

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The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon's Wine Country

While you are out enjoying and exploring Oregon's Wine Country stop in at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum outside of McMinnville, home of the Spruce Goose.  In March 1990, the current owner of the Spruce Goose, the Disney Corporation, announced that it was closing the exhibit located in Long Beach, Calif. The Aeroclub of Southern California was notified and they immediately began the search for a new home for the Spruce Goose. In 1992, the Evergreen Museum won the bid with a proposal to...Read More

Things to see and do in Northeastern Oregon in August

Thinking about a quick vacation?  There are plenty of things to see and do in Northeastern Oregon in August--especially in Wallowa County.  Here's a suggestion for the weekend of August 22 and 23:

Wallowa Resources First Annual Barn Dance Fundraiser
  • Saturday, August 22, 5:30 pm to 10 pm
  • 5:30 pm social hour with wine tasting
  • 6:30 pm dinner catered by Beth Gibans of Backyard Gardens featuring plenty of fresh, local ingredients (Oregon culinary tourism at the grass roots)
  • Dance to Country Band "Diverse"...
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Annual Historic Tour of Homes and Gardens...It's All Happening In Albany, Oregon

Victorian Style, Queen Anne. The Train House Inn, Albany, OregonJuly 25th, 2009, Albany, Oregon highlights their valley treasures by opening doors and garden gates to let you into some of the most gorgeous historic homes and gardens in the entire state of Oregon. 

Boasting the most varied collection of historic home styles in the state and the most in number as well, come tour the four Nationally Registered Historic Districts that drawBungalow in downtown Albany, Oregon. The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn. photographers, travel writers, history buffs and anyone interested in the vintage bliss these homes exude. 

Bring your...Read More

What Does Wine Tasting In The Willamette Valley and The Spruce Goose Have In Common?

Aviation Museum, Mc Minnville, OregonSo, what does the Aviation Museum in McMinnville and wine tasting have in common?  Hopefully nothing and everything! 

All located within a few miles of each other, the Aviation Museum that houses the Spruce Goose among many other airplanes, space capsules and rockets, makes for wine tasting in the Willamette Valley quite the perfect pairing.

My family from Arizona and California visiting this week wanted to experience something new, something tasty and something very "Oregon", so I made a list!...Read More

It's Always About The Food...Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Epicure:  a person devoted to pleasure and refined sensuous enjoyment, especially for good food and drink!  That is what you can get in Portland, Oregon.  Yes, it's a "foodie" tour and it sounds heavenly.  The Portland Epicurean Tour takes you on a wonderful journey through Portland letting you taste a bit of what makes this area of Oregon one of the most sought after "food lovers" heaven and the center for culinary tourism.  Go through the back door of a distillery and sample the gin or rum...Read More

Good times at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors Meeting

It's always an intense but fun & rewarding experience when the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild board gets together for a meeting and the meeting this week was no exception.  Since we're a small group we could forego the Salem Oregon hotels and hold our meeting at our Administrative Assistant's home in Salem Oregon.

Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Board of Directors in Salem Oregon

Pictured back row (L to R): Wayne Bailey (Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn); Debbie Lusk (The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn); Sandy Parker (Britannia at Terwilliger Vista); Patrick Arbuckle (Forest ... Read More

Abbey Road Farm And Silo Suites At An Oregon Bed & Breakfast!

Abbey Road Farm, an Oregon Bed & BreakfastIn the heart of Oregon wine country in Carlton sits the most perfect little farm where the view is so spectacular it's hard to believe it's real.  The rolling hills of vineyards, grasses, clover, trees and the sweetest and most gentle farm animals grace this piece of heaven at Abbey Road Farm.

About two weeks ago we took a trip to check out the farm and "silo suites".  An hour and a half from Albany and the Corvallis area and an hour and a half South of Portland, sits 82 acres of pure bliss....Read More

Cowboy Boots, A Wine Glass, And A Horse?

Horseback Wine Tasting in The Willamette ValleySo, what does putting cowboy boots on, grabbing a wine glass and gettin' on a horse in the Willamette Valley have to do with each other?  A wine tour by horseback!  At Equestrian Wine Tours near Abbey Road Farm in the heart of wine country, you can actually go wine tasting at several wineries on the back of a Tennessee Walking Horse. I have heard of taking a limo and even assigning a dear friend as the "designated driver" while wine tasting but a wine tasting tour by horseback?  A...Read More

The Oregon Garden in the foothills of the Willamette Valley

The Oregon Gardne in the beautiful Willamette Valley

The Oregon Garden is located on 80 acres in Silverton, Oregon, and features thousands of plants in more than 20 specialty gardens.  It is the setting for a summer concert series, educational programs and other special events. 

The city of Silverton needed to find a use for its reclaimed water and the Oregon Association of Nurserymen (OAN) was looking for a site for a planned botanical garden.  The city of Silverton purchased the hillside south of town and the partnership began.  What a great...Read More

Memorial Weekend in The Willamette Valley Wine Country

Pinot Noir in Oregon Wine Country Near an Oregon Bed & BreakfastIt's time to start planning your Memorial weekend get-a-way.  Spending a few days sipping wine from over 100 valley wineries sounds pretty tempting.  I think I can do that!

Memorial weekend is May, 23, 24 and 25 this year and many of the finest wineries in Oregon will open their cellar doors from 11-5pm and offer tastes of new releases as well as some barrel tastings.  Meet the Winemakers from large and small wineries in the valley region and experience some of the family owned wineries that...Read More

A Country Farm Tour & A Kiss At An Oregon Bed & Breakfast!

Sheep At A Country Farm In Wilsonville, Oregon. Near an Oregon Bed & BreakfastLooking for something fun to do this weekend in the Willamette Valley?  We hear that our weekend here is going to be warm and sunny.  So, we are going on a farm tour!  This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there will be several farms that will be open to the public for touring.  Go to Favorite5CountryFarms.blogspot.comfor maps and directions to the farms.  This 10 mile tour between Wilsonville and Sherwood offers Oregon wines, garden tips and grape vineyard growing techniques.  Miniature...Read More