Hi I'm Heather and Blogging about the Best Bed and Breakfasts in Oregon

Heather TyremanI'm Heather Tyreman and one of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's blog team.  I write blog posts about things to see and do across the state of Oregon and try to keep up with the activities of all of our member inns.  It can be a tough job because the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members are scattered all over Oregon and they're always up to something new.

Collectively, we are Oregon's best bed and breakfasts, providing an authentic Oregon experience to our guests.  Who else but local innkeepers can give you the inside scoop on the well kept secrets of things to see and do in their area?

 The OBBG members inns are inspected and approved to the Guild's standards.  All members must meet or exceed them, guaranteeing the visitor a positive bed and breakfast accommodations.

When I'm not blogging for the Guild, you'll find me blogging for my own bed and breakfast in Eastern Oregon, the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast.

I hope you'll enjoy these blog posts and choose to follow and interact with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild through our blog and other social media.  You'll find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus and Twitter.

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CNN Travel Recognizes Crater Lake in Oregon as a 2014 Must See But Where to Stay?

Crater Lake photograph by Fred Wickman of the Prospect Historic HotelThinking 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 finest! 

Helyn writes about the deepest lake in America (and I just love this):  "Looking to be gobsmacked by nature?...

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Oregon Coast Intimate Weddings and Elopements

Oregon Coast Intimate Weddings and Elopements
 
Whether you're looking to run away and elope on the Oregon coast or are planning a small, intimate wedding, Sandlake Country Inn has a package for couples who are looking for a stress free wedding or elopement at a sensible price. Let us help you plow through the list of Oregon wedding sites and find what's right for you.
 
Are you looking for a no fuss, beach ceremony or a more extensive small intimate wedding? Oregon Coast Small Weddings and Elopements can help! They offer 'Personal Service at...
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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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2013 Britt Festival in Southern Oregon and your Personalized Shuttle Service

Guest blogger Vikki Lynn from Bybee's Historic Inn at Jacksonville, Oregon, sends in the following announcement about the Britt Festival, an annual music event in Jacksonville:

The stars are out for Britt 2013!

Britt has launched this year's lineup! As always, you can expect their signature mix of classical, blues, rock, pop, country and more. You'll enjoy great performers that are new to the Britt stage like Cyndi Lauper, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Scotty McCreery, Tegan & Sar and the Steve Miller Band,...

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Why Should I Care Where in the World is the Prospect Hotel?

 

Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater Lake, Oregon, wants you to know!  She writes:

Prospect 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...

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Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark for Spring Break Fun

Roselyn from the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon, writes about what you can can do for Spring Break in the Oregon Wine Country:

Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark in nearby McMinnville will be open every day during Spring Break and Easter period -- the last week of March and the first week of April.  The educational waterpark includes ten waterslides and a wave pool.  In addition, a children’s museum is dedicated to teaching students about the power of water.  The building housing the...

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Spring Break Special in Carlton Oregon through April 2013

Here's a special you won't want to miss in the Oregon Wine Country!  

Roselyn, innkeeper of the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, invites you to enjoy a Spring Break Special.  For the rest of March 2013 and through the month of April 2013 only, you can:

  • book one night and get the second night half off;
  • book two nights and get the third night free! 

Please call the inn directly to reserve this special rate: (503) 852-6236  

Spring is a special time to visit the Willamette Valley.  The daffodils are in...

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SIP like a boss! (in McMinnville, Oregon, that is)

Roselyn at the R. R. Thompson House is ready and waiting for you!  

Roselyn shares the following information:

The 20th Annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, known as SIP, will be held Friday through Sunday, March 8 – 10, 2013, at the Evergreen Space Museum in McMinnville.  Come enjoy great cuisine and meet the chefs, talk with winemakers about their craft and purchase by the taste, glass or bottle.  View fine art available for purchase. 

The R. R. Thompson House in nearby Carlton still has...

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Romantic Valentines Day and More in Southern Oregon

 

Reserve your romantic getaway in Southern Oregon for Valentines Day or any day at Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville ORValentines Day ideas from the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon:
 
In search for special Valentines Day accommodations?    Book a luxurious room at Bybee’s Historic Inn complete with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  Includes a three-course gourmet breakfast specified to your dietary needs.  Call early for your room selection.  
 
With six different rooms to choose from there'll be something that's just right for you and your beloved at this authentic Oregon...
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Style in Jacksonville!

 

Chinese New Year in Jacksonville Oregon with Bybee's Historic InnReady 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 dragon costume?)!
 
The signature event for Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association is a Chinese New Year
Festival.  The main events are held in Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
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Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise Oregon is closed

Logos of the Best WesternComing to Enterprise or Joseph Oregon and looking to stay at the Best Western Rama Inn in Enterprise? Well, that lodging is closed, but don't despair!  There are a couple of wonderful places to stay nearby!

 

Imnaha Room at the 1910 Historic Enterprise House is an alternative to the Best Western Rama Inn Enterprise OregonThe 1910 Historic Enterprise House Bed and Breakfast, also called the "Enterprise House," is very close to downtown Enterprise and offers 5 well-appointed guestrooms, each with its own private attached bath.

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is located only 10 minutes away in nearby Joseph,...

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Let Oregonian writer Gerry Frank tell you where to stay in Eugene Oregon

Breakfast at the Oval Door Inn in Eugene Oregon can also be vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, or whatever your special needs might beWe always like it when venerable travel writer Gerry Frank picks an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member to include in his articles.  On November 18, 2012, Gerry picked the Oval Door Bed & Breakfast in Eugene as one of his favorites.  You can read the full article from the Oregonian here.

"Mornings start out right with locally roasted coffee delivered to the guest rooms. Follow the aroma of just-out-of-the-oven baked goods to the dining room for a full gourmet breakfast. Main dishes feature...

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Everybody Loves a Victorian Christmas Parade in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon


Visit Jacksonville Oregon for a Victorian Christmas Looking for some Christmas Spirit in Southern Oregon?  Join Vikki Lynn and Tina Marie, the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just in time for the best Victoria Christmas parade in Oregon's Rogue Valley.  Historic Jacksonville is where you want to be.
 
Beginning Friday, November 30, 2012, welcome the Christmas season with a parade of marching bands, old cars, bagpipers, carolers and lots more.
 
Celebrate Christmas season at Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville OregonFor the first three weekends of December, Jacksonville Oregon features Christmas celebrations Victoria...
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More than Oregon Coast Hotels in Newport Oregon

There's more to Oregon Coast lodging than Oregon coast hotels and the folks that run the Oregon bed and breakfasts there are creative in what they do.  tInnkeepers are known for doing more than just running a bed and breakfast.  Eileen Obteshka, innkeeper of the Grand Victorian B&B and Vintage Cottage Rental supplied this photo from a High Tea event she recently catered for a ladies church group.

High Tea for a local church group prepared by Eileen at Grand Victoria Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon

Don't they look precious in their hats?

High Tea is available 7 days per week by arrangement at the Gra...

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See How Easily You Can Do Jacksonville Oregon

Ah, the fall in Southern Oregon!  Vikki, innkeeper at Bybee's Historic Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast in Jacksonville, has a few tips about things to see and do in Jacksonville.  

Vikki at the romantic bed and breakfast Bybees Historic Inn would love to see you!What better way to enjoy autumn than visiting Historic Jacksonville? The town gardens are still brimming with flowers while the cool nights begin to tint the trees with color. The trolley is still touring about and our quaint streets beckon you to wander through town admiring our historic buildings. The Woodlands...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa

The 16th Annual Nez Perce Art in the Wallowa is coming up very quickly--Saturday of the first weekend in October 2012 to be exact.  If you like contemporary Native American art then you don't want to miss this opportunity.  Nez Perce Indian and nearly Columbia River Tribal Plateau artists will once again display and offer their work for sale at the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge in Northeastern Oregon.

Live and silent auctions take place in the afternoon of Saturday, October 4, 2012, from noon to 4...

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Who Else Wants An Awesome Dinner & Silent Auction Near Ashland Oregon?

Those innkeepers at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon, are at it again!   If you're going to be staying in Ashland Oregon lodging in Southern Oregon near Jacksonville on July 15,, 2012, then plan to spend your afternoon with a little outdoor food & fun while supporting a great cause at Bybee's Historic Inn.  Proceeds benefit Hearts With A Mission , a faith-based organization that supports youth in crises.

Bybee’s BBQ Benefit and Talent Show Extravaganza--Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2 pm...

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Master Jacksonville In Just 2 Days

TouVelle House in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the perfect place for exploring this authentic Oregon town.No one knows a town quite like the innkeepers who live there.  And Jacksonville, Oregon, is no exception.  Southern Oregon innkeeper Tim Balfour of the iconic TouVelle House provides a few ideas of how you can master Jacksonville in just two days. . .and consider the authentic Oregon TouVelle House as home base for your Southern Oregon explorations.  Give Tim a call at 541-899-8938 and let him know you're ready to start your romantic weekend getaway that might just include a little bit of...

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Britt Festival

The innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon, want to make sure their guests know what's going on nearby.  Coming up soon on Saturday, June 9, 2012, the Britt Festival opens in Jacksonville!  Vikki and Tina invite you to stay at their inn on the outskirts of Jacksonville while you attend the Britt Festival.  Give them a call toll-free at (877) 292-3374 and let them help design your authentic Oregon vacation experience. 

Bybee's Historic Inn is also a great place to think about...

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This Masculine Wildlife Quilt Could Be Yours!

2012 raffle quilt from the Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild is a Montana log cabin style quilt with silhouettes of wildlife. Raffle tickets can be purchased by mail and the drawing will be held on June 9, 2012. Winner need not be present to win. Quilt will be shipped free of charge.Here's a little note from the innkeepers of the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon (almost into Idaho it's so far east & north in Oregon):

If you're a guy and into wildlife, you might just want the 2012 Wallowa Mountain Quilters Guild raffle quilt for your bed or as a blanket on the leather couch in your den.  And the raffle's still on until June 9, 2012, so buy your tickets now!  $1 per ticket or 6 for $5--and you can order them through the mail too.  This year's quilt is a Montana...

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