I'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.
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Want to know why business travelers should choose an Oregon bed and breakfast
over a hotel? Lots of reasons! Of course, every bed
& breakfast is different and that's the beauty of staying at a
B&B. Some are more accustomed to business travel, but all are
gracious and accommodating. Here are just a few reasons to
Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your
shoes & stretch out)
A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room
Hey sports fans--do you like an Oregon bed and breakfast of the
traditional type with doilies on the nightstands?
Or are you the type of traveler to prefer your bed and
breakfast lodging be doily-free? Well,
here's your chance to let us Oregon innkeepers know.
The Professional Association of Innkeepers International
(affectionately known as PAII and pronounce as "pie") is holding a
vote: DOILY DECISION 2012. We need to
hear from you, the guests who stay in our Oregon bed...
Oregon Slow Food enthusiasts pay attention! The innkeepers at
Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon
are always coming up with little tidbits. Today it's an
upcoming culinary tourism adventure in Southern Oregon. Vikki Marie
get around. On March 17, 2012, Bill Finney & Heather
Tyreman from the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast in Joseph,
OR, participated in the NE Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande, OR.
We met a lot of brides, grooms, girlfriends & mothers.
What a great show! The best part for me was wandering
around in one of our most comfortable Bronze Antler Bed and
Breakfast spa robes. The other exhibitors were so
If you're planning an Oregon wedding anytime soon, be sure to
check out the Wedding...
As usual, the innkeepers of
Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville in Southern
Oregon are planning something guaranteed to pique your
February is the month of Love and Fun!
Join us for a weekend of chocolate!
Our Chocolate Lovers Getaway weekend February 10th through the 12th
includes a two night stay (second night 1/2 off) and a chocolate
lovers dinner on February 11th. Upon arrival you will
be indulged with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in
Are you a character? Or would you like spend
the evening with a character or two?
Bybee's Historic Inn, an authentic Oregon bed and
breakfast just outside of Jacksonville, OR, is offering that
opportunity in January 2012.
Vikki Lynn, innkeeper from Bybee's Historic Inn, offers the
Local Historic Characters of the 1800’s come
Join us for a truly unique initmate dining experience featuring a
menu paired with wine or Dry Soda!
just never know what's going to happen next when you visit an
Oregon bed and breakfast.
Vikki Lynn and Tina Marie of
Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, OR, don't let the grass
grow under their feet! There's always something new and
exciting going on at this authentic Oregon lodging. Here's a
report about a recent Northwest culinary event at their inn,
combined with a little bit of Victorian fun.
November 5th: Twenty-two
members of Belles and Beaus of Jacksonville enjoyed...Read More
you own and operate an Oregon bed and breakfast and you're
also one of the popular Oregon wedding sites, you need to plan your
improvements accordingly. Vicki and Tina Marie at
Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, OR, are doing just
that. Here's a little note about their latest
improvement. Vicki writes:
"As our 2011 summer season comes to an end, we are working on
new amenities for the 2012 season. Tina has always envisioned
an outdoor fireplace in the north yard and this fall it...
and breakfasts are such wonderful places. And bed and
breakfast owners are special people interested in the properties
they transform into B&Bs. Many inns are located in
historically significant homes and the owners do what they can
to maintain the character of the house and its surroundings.
It's been said that B&B owners have done more for the
preservation of older and/or historic homes in the United States
through their preservation efforts than have the preservation
societies (perhaps a...
It's Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend and you're
still trying to figure out what to do. How
about a one-tank trip to Eastern
Oregon for a great Saturday outdoor concert?
Juniper Jam, the "sweetest
little music festival in Eastern Oregon" takes place this year on
Saturday, September 3, 2011. Always the Saturday of Labor Day
Don't think of this event as a second class way to spend the
weekend. Some of the region's best and brightest
bands are playing this year--including Corn Mash,...Read More
Ready for some fun? Vikki and Tina Marie at
Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon, are prepared for
yard sale shopping visitors. If you haven't yet booked your
room at this authentic Oregon lodging, you'd best given them a
Jacksonville is getting ready for their “whole town yard
sale”. This is a big deal, we have guests that come and stay
the weekend just for this event. It starts Saturday, Sept
10th, 2011, and goes through Sunday Sept. 11th. The
sellers will have most...Read More
love it when our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild innkeepers send
information about what's going on in their area. Here's the
latest from Roselyn at the
R.R. Thompson House in Carlton, OR:
Listen up, runners. You still have time to register for
the 8th Annual
Dayton Fiesta Run to be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.
The race will begin next to Seufert
Winery at 415 Ferry St., Dayton and will include a 10K run and
a 5K run/walk, both starting at 9 a.m.
A 1-mile kids’ (under 17) run starts at 8:30...Read More
The latest word from Vikki at
Bybee's Historic Inn is complimentary transportation
to/from the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR! Join Vikki
and Tina Marie at their authentic Oregon bed and breakfast for a
night or two, or a week, while attending the Britt Festival!
Vikki writes: The Classical Festival at the Britt has
started and will continue through the month of August.
Founded in 1963, the Britt Classical Festival features a
professional orchestra of 90 musicians who come from all over...
Ready for another authentic Oregon experience? Learn the
history of Jacksonville's Pioneer
Cemetery, Section by Section, on a guided tour through this
beautiful 150 year old treasure. On the Second Saturday of each
month a different Section will be toured and discussed with
background information on the religious or fraternal orders that
make up the various Sections of the cemetery. Meet some of
the more interesting and colorful Pioneers who rest under the
Madrones and hear about the...
Stash Tea Company just announced its deal for a free night
stay at a bed and breakfast when you purchase the Stash
Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns. You can find
more details at the Stash Tea website.
The offer allows for one free night at a participating B&B
when combined with the purchase of a second consecutive
night. The offer ends June 2013.
Here in Oregon, seven Oregon bed and breakfasts who are also
members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild are participating
in this...Read More
hard to beat the combination of an excursion train and a fish
story--it's an authentic Oregon experience waiting to happen!
Here's something just in about the Eagle Cap Excursion Train that
rides the rails in Northeastern Oregon:
EAGLE CAP EXCURSION TRAIN HAS FISH STORIES Elgin, Oregon__Steelhead & Chinook salmon are the topic for
passengers who ride the scenic train Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Our guest presenter for the trip is Ron Harrod, manager of
the ODFW hatcheries at Big Canyon and...Read More
vacationing it’s nice not to have every single moment of your
itinerary planned so you can enjoy some down time and truly
TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Oregon, we
know that and have created a wonderful retreat with lots of areas
where guests can just “set a spell”. This year we added a
bocce court for another outdoor recreation
option. Bocce is an Italian bowling game with aspects of
croquet and horse shoes that can be enjoyed regardless of your
During the Gresham Art Walk,
more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest
Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue
between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes
live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and
restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art,