Tuscany in the Willamette Valley!

Black Walnut guest room!"Set amid vineyards, orchards and acres of forest the Black Walnut Inn offers luxurious surroundings in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Newly constructed and reminiscent of Tuscan villas of old, the inn is filled with modern art andguest bath at Black Walunu Inn amenities blended expertly with beautiful antiques, old world details and the works of local artisans."

Being on our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership committee sure has its perks!  What can I say...I get to see some of the most beautiful inns in the...Read More
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Cricketwood Country Bed and Breakfast ~ #4 Bed and Breakfast on TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards List for 2011

Travelers' Choice Awards 2011NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/  TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® awards.  This year 676 establishments were recognized in the ninth year of the competition. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"Based on reviews from millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is able to...

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Oregon Innkeeper Wins Ponzi Vineyards Facebook Contest

Submitted by guest blogger Shari Lobenstein
Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast

Ponzi Vineyards CookbookThe Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast is thrilled to be a winner of a signed copy of the popular PonziVineyards Cookbook.  We are looking forward to preparing the recipes, hoping the dishes will somehow resemble the awesome photos in the book!  Perhaps you will be the lucky guest who will be treated to one of the breakfast recipes!

Ponzi Vineyards founder, Nancy Ponzi shares her experience hosting gatherings of all sizes and occasions...

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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
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Give the Gift of Relaxation

Looking for a meaningful gift for someone?  A wedding gift for the newly married?  A graduation present?

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers might be just the thing.  You can give the gift of relaxation, time away from the everyday, the opportunity to gain a clear head.

OBBG Lodging Gift Vouchers are available in $25 increments and are valid at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state.  With nearly 90 members to choose among, that's a lot of choice.

And the...

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Stock up on Holiday Wines from the Distinct Viticultural Areas of Oregon

Thanksgiving weekend's open houses in Oregon offer a great chance to discover the wines of Oregon along with the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Oregon produces a variety of World Class Wines and OregonLive has revamped their wine maps and listings to specifically focus on the region's distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are the unique wine growing regions that are defined by geographical features, allowing growers to produce more than 70 varieties of wine grapes,...Read More
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Wonders Never Cease in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.  Not to mention some of the unique Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Thanks to the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for sharing this video.


 
Explore the lush Rogue...
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The Willamette River Country Wine Trail and the B&Bs of Albany, Oregon

The article "Introducing the Willamette River Country Wine Trail" features details of a newly formed Oregon Country Trail in and around Albany, Oregon, and also features two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inns as lodging options in this historic city.

Edelweiss Manor Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Edelweiss Manor is an historic landmark in the Albany, Oregon, area. Original blue prints list a construction date of 1908. It's design is a Four Square Farm House with a wrap around veranda with pillars. The home is located on 2.86 acres of what...

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Take me to your apples please!

Apples at the Albany Farmer's Market last week!This is my most favorite time of year!  I love Autumn, I love the fruit, I love the weather, the trees just beginning to turn colors and drop their leaves, the food and everything else that depicts the perfection here in Oregon right now!

Oregon Bounty is happening all over the state.  There is truly a plethora of wonderful foods being prepared by our chef's as they forage our local Farmer's Markets, pick from their very own gardens and find those perfect items for their fall menu's.  Kind...Read More
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An Oregon Bed & Breakfast and Wine Country by Horseback!

Growing up around horses didn't prepare me for this ride!  Wanting to find something fun to do in the Willamette Valley that involved wine tasting, a horse and a beautiful ride through those gorgeous vineyards led me to discover "Equestrian Wine Tours!"

Seeing those black mares waiting for us as we pulled up to begin our tour, got me itchin' to climb up and get going!  The ride through the vineyards of the Willamette Valley on this unique tour was not only exciting but the perfect way to see and...Read More
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Crater Lake Lodging, hiking, breakfast, jaw dropping beauty and cheese!

Wow...what trip!  This photo of Crater Lake has not been altered in any way, shape or form!  I took it so I know it's for real.  Can you imagine this gorgeous lake was just sitting here and it took me almost three years to see it?  That is just shameful! 

We began our short journey by staying at the Prospect Hotel on our way to Crater Lake a few days ago.  We dined, we hiked, we saw waterfalls, we drank wine and dined again at breakfast!  This historic inn is so perfectly situated for your...Read More
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Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn located in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Wayne Bailey
Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn

Baby grapes of Youngberg Hill Vineyards in the Willamette Valley Oregon

We LOVE watching the babies grow.  We have been working hard to keep up with all the growth and give the grapes enough energy and sunlight.  Look at the walls of green vines protecting the beautiful grapes.

Have you always wondered what it would be like to work crush?  Crush  happens when the grapes are ready to harvest, usually between late September- October. We notify volunteers as soon as we know, often on short notice — so be ready...
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Oregon Coast Winery Hosts Bluegrass Festival

Sandlake Country Inn for romantic bed and breakfast lodgingFor Oregon Coast Lodging choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Leave the stress behind and plan a romantic weekend getaway while enjoying fine Oregon Coast wines, the amazing Oregon Coast and Nehalem Bay Winery's 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival 'n' BBQ.
 
Astoria bluegrass masters Brownsmead Flats will be headlining the show.  Seattle alt country rock outfit Western Star goes on just before Brownsmead Flats, and Nehalem songstress the Denise Drake Trio opens the show.  The...Read More
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Solena Estate Presents "New World - Old World" Comparative Tasting Series

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of six sub-appellations.  200 wineries and 10,000 acres of quality Oregon After a day exploring the Willamette Valley, return to the comfort of an Oregon Bed and Breakfast wine grapes.  The rich, diverse soil and relatively mild climate make for ideal grape growing conditions.  All this combined with warm summer days and cool nights allows the wine grapes to develop their flavor and complexity.

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It's Nutty, Spicy, A Little Smokey With A Berry Finish!...Oregon Wine!

Posting some info on Facebook today got me thinking! I wanted to know from our Albany Visitor's Association Facebook fans what someone visiting this region could do for fun on a 300 dollar budget. Well...we got a few comments and for some reason, they all involved wine. It's kind of a given in these parts that when you come to the Willamette Valley, you are coming to taste our wine. Is there really any other reason to come??? Of course there's your family and friends to visit. There's hiking in...Read More
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A photo from one of our Oregon Wine Country Lodging members

Spring brings more than just grape flowers in the Oregon Wine Country.  Here's a post from guest blogger Sue Stein at Yamhill Vineyard Bed & Breakfast in Yamhill, Oregon.  This Oregon bed & breakfast is one of the many Oregon Wine Country lodging accommodations you'll find on the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild website.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Oregon Wine Country
May brings flowers and the Eremurus are blooming. They are a flower of the deserts in Turkey and the Himalaya Mountains. The stalk can be 9 feet tall and the bloom 42 inches long....
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New York Times likes Oregon Organic Wines and Abbey Road Farm

Congratulations to Oregon B&B Guild member Abbey Road Farm near Carlton, Oregon, for their mention in Bonnie Tsui's recent New York Times Travel section article, "On This Oregon Trail, Pioneers Embrace Organic Wine" (NYT Travel, April 30, 2010)! 

Abbey Road Farm Oregon Wine Country LodgingBonnie writes:

. . .For those on the eco-trail, there are also inventive places to stay, like Abbey Road Farm, a five-room bed-and-breakfast on a working farm with modern rooms inside converted grain silos. Circular rooms have floors warmed by radiant... Read More
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Culinary Travel and Oregon Coast Lodging in Astoria

April 23-25, 2010 The annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival is one of Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the bounty of the Pacific as well as on the Astoria Crab Seafood and Wine Festival, a Culinary Delightregion's famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and crafts booths. The highlight of the three-day festival is...
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A Dinner Party, A Wedding or a Weekend Getaway...it's all about the food!

Some may argue, some may actually disagree and some may even deny it.  But, we all know...it's all about the food!

It's that time of year when the daffodils are in full bloom, my "bleeding hearts" have blossomed and the cherry trees smell heavenly around this town.  And, it's that time of year to book your Oregon vacation, plan your wedding or your party at one of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild membership inns!

Many of our inns are places for fun events, some are open for a party now and then...Read More
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"Explore Oregon And Win" Promotion Coming to an End

State of Oregon FlagThe state of Oregon was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859 and on February 14, 2009, Oregon turned 150!  That's a big birthday!  One to celebrate all year.  And that is exactly what Oregonians did. 

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild  joined the celebration by creating "Explore Oregon and Win", a year-long celebration, encouraging travelers to visit all the regions in our state.  Under the program travelers who stayed at an inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild in at least 5 of the 7...
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