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.


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

Joseph Oregon State Airport Closes For Repairs in August 2011

Joseph State Airport near Joseph OR and the Wallowa MountainsSome of us more remote Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild members are located near the smaller state airports.  In the Joseph/Enterprise area of Eastern Oregon, you'll find three:  1910 Historic Enterprise House (walking distance from the Enterprise Municipal airport), and Belle Pepper's B&B and the Bronze Antler B&B (a long walk or courtesy transportation from the Joseph State Airport--pictured here).

Oregon geotourism takes on a whole different meaning from the air!  The moraines around Wallowa...Read More

Whodunit at Bybee's Historic Inn? Bring your group and find out!

Authentic Oregon inn near Ashland Oregon lodging. Bybee's Historic Inn is perfect for your murder mystery event. Whodunit in the parlor? Bring your friends and find out!Looking for something new and different to do with a group of friends?  Maybe need an out-of-the-box team building experience for your small company?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authenic Oregon lodging property not far from Ashland Oregon lodging, will host a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday night, June 4, 2011.

Here's what Vikki tells us about the evening:

Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner on June 4th.
A group of friends will join together to become re-created infamous characters such as... Read More

News from Jacksonville Oregon and Bybee's Historic Inn: Tea Party Anyone?

Baby showers at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville ORNow that Spring is definitely here things are starting to pop in Southern Oregon.  Bybee's Historic Inn is a favorite location in Southern Oregon for baby showers, birthday tea parties and other celebrations--not to mention that Bybee's is a fantastic Oregon wedding location.

Innkeepers Tina Marie and Vikki Lynn share the following with us:

Bybee’s has had a busy spring already.  We have had Tea parties for baby showers, birthdays.
There are two menu categories to choose from one includes...
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Sustainablecontentment.com author writes about Sustainable Travel on the Oregon Coast

WildSpring Guest Habitat on the Oregon CoastMichelle Duarte, owner of the WildSpring Guest Habitat, an eco friendly travel inn on the Oregon Coast, made us aware of this wonderful article written by C.J. Good.  You'll find more information about Ms.  Good's sustainable writings at sustainablecontentment.com:

Oregon Coastline: A Bed and Breakfast Inn That Renews, Recharges and Rejuvenates

Author: C.J. Good

Have you ever sojourned to a place that thrilled and excited you? Have you ever felt your spirit vibrate in response to the fierceness...

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Sunset Magazine Recognizes Chehalem Ridge B&B in Newberg Oregon

So we set out to find rooms—weekend rooms—for under $150 per night*. Call us cheap, but for that price we also want our own bathroom, no bedbugs, and rooms, or at the very least lobbies, with a dash of personality. And each one of these hotels is in a place we really want to go. (*All hotels have an...

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Wallowa County Chamber Releases New Arts, History & Cultural Guide

Oregon geotourism includes the famous Joseph Art Walk in Northeastern Oregon. You'll find monumental sized bronzes produced by local bronze foundries on the street corners. Photo courtesy of the Wallowa County Chamber of CommerceThe Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce recently released its new Arts, History & Cultural Guide.  You can download the PDF at this link to learn more about what's going on in this authentic Oregon corner.

Wallowa County is home to a diverse group of artists and artistic bronze foundries.  With drop dead scenery of Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County home.  You'll find many local artists represented in the fifteen galleries scattered from Joseph to Wallowa, Oregon.

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What to See & Do in Jacksonville Oregon

Now here's a nice little first hand travelogue about Jacksonville Oregon.  Kat of Katty's Cosy Cove took the time to write about her recent visit to Jacksonville in Southern Oregon.  I think it was the title, "A French Inspiration in Jacksonville Oregon" that caught my eye.  But what's thrilling are all of her wonderful photos!

Unfortunately her images won't come across to this blog post, but it's worth clicking through and visiting her blog.  Kat spent time in A French BouTEAque, a lovely little...

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A green vacation in Eugene Oregon

Expansive gardens at the C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene OR

Today the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild takes place in Eugene at C'est la Vie Inn.  It's the annual convivial meeting of Oregon's best innkeepers and we're looking forward to seeing innkeepers from across the state of Oregon.

We spent the night before here at C'est la Vie Inn--one of many OBBG member inns with green lodging certification.  Anne-Marie is very sensitive to the environment and emphasizes green products, recycling, local products--all in a very luxurious...Read More

Ready for Spring on the Oregon Coast with WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat recently published their Spring newsletter.  This green lodging facility on the Oregon Coast is perfect for your upcoming getaway.  Thanks to Michelle and Dean for sharing!  Sustainable travel on the Oregon Coast is closer than you think.  Contact WildSpring Guest Habitat toll-free at 866-333-9453 to start your Spring green vacation today.  Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

Oregon coastal deer at WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford ORSpring is coming to WildSpring

And that means our annual explosion of wild irises, each...

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Looking for where to stay in Oregon?

Cascade Room at the Lara House Lodge in Bend, Oregon. A favorite with the men. King sleigh bed, embossed leather chairs in the sitting area and warm sage colored walls create an inviting and serene setting. Private bath with shower. Overlooking Historical homes and Drake Park.Are you looking for where to stay in Oregon?   Do you automatically think about a chain hotel or a chain motel? 

Have you ever considered staying at an Oregon bed and breakfast?  Things have changed!  It's no longer the spare bedroom in somebody's house now that little Johnny went off to college.  And you don't have to share a bathroom with the owner either!

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership includes a diversity of inns--small and large, modest and lavish, metropolitan and...Read More

Eco Friendly Travel Bed and Breakfast has Something to Share

Eco friendly travel is just one of the things Oregon bed and breakfasts might specialize in.  Here's some breaking news from the WildSpring Guest Habitat's owner Michele Duarte:

WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford, OregonHi there....we just found out something very cool....actually two things very cool...and just wanted to share:

USAToday just wrote about us (again) as one of five luxury vacations in the U.S. And Spawards just listed us as one of the top 100 spas in the U.S. 


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Willamette Valley Oregon for Valentine's Day Weekend!

Romantic weekend getaways are just around the corner with Valentine's Day Weekend.  Roselyn, innkeeper at the romantic bed and breakfast R.R. Thompson House in Carlton, offers some specific Valentine's Weekend recommendations for exploring Oregon Wine Country:

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Willamette Valley and experience the quiet beauty of Oregon's premier wine country in winter.  Tasting rooms and wineries will bring out the cupid in you with special events which are hard to resist....
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Applied Oregon Geotourism in Northeastern Oregon in Summer: Parasailing!

Oregon geotourism from a parasail over Wallowa Lake near Joseph OregonEven if it's still wintry weather outside, you might be thinking about an Eastern Oregon vacation this summer.  How about a little applied Oregon geotourism in Northeastern Oregon?  You'll get a great view of the lateral and terminal moraines surrounding Wallowa Lake and the Wallowa Mountains too.  Eagle Cap Parasailing has a nice video posted on its website that gives you a good flavor of the experience.

And you don't even need to get wet if you don't want to (pretty important at Wallowa Lake...Read More

Valentine's Day is coming: What about a 'Staycation' in town?

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to get away with your lovey for a refreshing pause.

Many of our member inns have romantic getaway packages.  But, think about this. . .

As nice as it would be to wake up in unfamiliar, beautiful scenery, what about waking up in your own town to a different view?  Didn't take a tank of gas to get there either, so you can spend more time focusing on your Valentine.

Salem, Portland, Eugene, Corvallis and Bend are all larger Oregon cities featuring Oregon Bed &...Read More

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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Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham, OR, as a movie set: Take Two!

Filmmakers and others appreciate the authentic Oregon aspects of some of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inns.  About a year ago, Patrick Arbuckle of the Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast in Gresham wrote a blog post about a recent experience his inn had with a film crew.   Patrick recently provided an updated post about the film. . .

Patrick Arbuckle
Owner & Innkeeper
Forest Springs B&B @ Historic Heiney House
Guest Blogger

Crew from Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers at Forest Springs Bed & Breakfast near Portland OregonThe crew returned on May 16th to film a few re-shoots for the...

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