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.


Four Reasons to Visit Newport Oregon Now

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport Oregon has a terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Who knows better than someone who lives in Newport Oregon?  The innkeepers of the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast  share this upcoming news for May & June 2012.  This Oregon Coast lodging is a great place to stay when exploring the central Oregon Coast.

As you may have noticed, I am not much of a blogger. But there is news to tell and here it is: The Tall Ships are coming to Newport. The Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, both tall ships will be in Yaquina Bay May 15 – May 27 for tours and...

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Why Business Travelers Should Choose a Bed and Breakfast Over a Hotel

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 consider:

  1. Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
  2. Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your shoes & stretch out)
  3. A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room table in...
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What I like about bed and breakfasts in Oregon (Doily Decision 2012)









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...

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Culinary Tourism in Southern Oregon at A Taste of Ashland April 28-29, 2012


Taste of Ashland culinary tourism event on April 28 and 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon
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 sends:
A Taste of Ashland  is coming up April 28 & 29, 2012 in Ashland, Oregon!
The Ashland Gallery Association presents A Taste of Ashland. For over 20 years A Taste of Ashland has offered a weekend of pairing excellent local restaurants and great regional...
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The Secret to Oregon Wedding Planning

Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at the Northeast Oregon Bridal Show in LaGrande OregonInnkeepers 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 envious!

If you're planning an Oregon wedding anytime soon, be sure to check out the Wedding...

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Get your running shoes and head to Southern Oregon

Pear Blossom Run in Medford ORLike running shoes?  Like Southern Oregon?  The innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just outside of Jacksonville, OR, would love to see you in April for the Pear Blossom Run!










Who:  Anyone who wants to enter and support Jackson County High Schools, local school programs & the YMCA Annual Strong Communities Fundraising Campaign.

What:  36th Annual Pear Blossom Run

When:  Saturday, April 14, 2012

Where:  Medford, Oregon (not too far from Jacksonville, OR)

Why:  Rogue Valley's #1 athletic event. ...

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Oregon Wedding Location Upgrades Its Facilities

Innkeepers Vicki and Tina Marie working on an new addition to one of their Southern Oregon wedding venues at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, ORWhen 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...

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Labor Day Weekend in Eastern Oregon is Time for Juniper Jam!

Juniper Jam 2011 at the Wallowa County Fairgrounds in Enterprise Oregon on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

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 Weekend.

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

Walk or Run in Oregon Wine Country on September 10, 2011

Lavender Room at the R.R. Thompson HouseWe 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...
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Free VIP Shuttle to the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, OR

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!

Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland OR lodging offers complimentary shuttle transportation to the Britt Festival in Jacksonville ORVikki 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...

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Who is buried in the Jacksonville Cemetery?

Historic Jacksonville Cemetery is an authentic Oregon experience

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...

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Buy Stash Tea and Earn a Free Night at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene Oregon is participating in the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns one night free offerOregon-based 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

Fish Stories and an Excursion Train in Eastern Oregon

Evening view from the Eagle Cap Excursion Train along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers in Northeastern OregonIt's 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:

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

Jacksonville Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race on July 30, 2011

Echelon Events LLC Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race in Jacksonville OregonVikki Lynn of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville tipped us off to this upcoming mountain bike race in Southern Oregon:

If you are a mountain bike enthusiast then Jacksonville, Oregon, is the place to be on July 30th.  The  Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race will commence at 11:00 am. 

Based off the original Revenge of the Siskiyous Jacksonville course, the Stagecoach Cross Country Mountain Bike Race returns to Jacksonville for its 2nd year.

Jacksonville has a lot to offer to the outdoor...Read More

Bocce Anyone?

new bocce court at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast near Ashland OR is perfect for relaxing after a day at the Britt FestivalWhen vacationing it’s nice not to have every single moment of your itinerary planned so you can enjoy some down time and truly relax.  At 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 level of...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July

Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

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, pottery,...

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Portland Oregon's A Painted Lady Inn is Voted "Best for Nearby Museums"

A Painted Lady Inn Portland Oregon lodging wins Best of Nearby Museums Award from Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns 2011 competitionIt never seems to end that Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members keep winning awards.  This time it's the 2011 Guests' Greatest Picks competition hosted by Pamela Lanier's Bed & Breakfast Inns.  And the winner in the category "Best for Nearby Museums" is (drum roll please). . .Oregon's own A Painted Lady Inn located in Portland!

(Not a small feat, mind you, considering that this is a national competition!)

Innkeeper Jody Runge offers the following about her Portland Oregon lodging:  "Located...

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Travel to the Brit Festival in Style!

Thinking about mixing a little culinary tourism with your summer concert schedule?  A stay at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville Oregon could be your cup of tea (or scone for that matter).  Top it off with transportation to Jacksonville's Britt Festival and your weekend entertainment is well taken care of.

View of the side porch of Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville Oregon. Bybee's Historic Inn is near the Britt Festival.
Innkeepers Vikki and Tina write: Summer has officially arrived at Bybee’s Historic Inn.  There is not a cloud in the sky and a sweet breeze is teasing all the flowers, the trees and us.... Read More

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns Play Poker with the Medford Cruise for Local Charities

Medford Cruise Poker Run on June 17, 2011 visits Prospect Historic Hotel and Bybee's Historic Inn

The Prospect Historic Hotel B&B Inn - Motel and Dinner House along with Bybee’s Historic Inn will be card stops for the Poker Run on Friday June 17th.

For over a quarter century the Medford Cruise has been all about automobiles, good times and good people. The Poker Run is a great opportunity to join in the fun, cruise with classic cars and win some great prizes. Approximately 90 cars will be participating in the run and the poker game. All of the proceeds benefit local youth organizations.


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Breakfast Guests at Bybee's Historic Inn

You just never know who is going to show up for a meal when you own a thriving Oregon bed and breakfast.  South yard of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville OR near Ashland Oregon lodgingVikki at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon, shares a little bit about some of their unusual breakfast guests:

We have some interesting guests that just arrived.
A mother robin has acquired accommodations on our side porch where our guests enter to the bed and breakfast.  The picture is not the clearest but I cannot get too close without scaring her.  Mother Robin at Bybee's Historic Inn near Ashland OR in Jacksonville OregonWe have a “boot” that has... Read More