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.


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

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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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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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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Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network's presentation to the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild meeting

Ashland Oregon Bed & Breakfast Network Educational Committee Innkeeping 101Day Two of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting in Ashland Oregon.  One of the presentations today came from Cyd Ropp of The Albion Inn and Art Gallery.  Cyd talked about a new initiative from the Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network:  Innkeeping 101. 

The Ashland Bed & Breakfast Network's Education Committee started an educational program in the form of a blog, Innkeeping 101, as partial fulfillment of their educational mission.  However, this blog is a free-for-all.  If you're an...Read More

Social Innkeepers, Culinary Tourism and the OBBG Annual Meeting in Ashland Oregon

So here we are--social innkeepers engaging in a little culinary tourism in Ashland Oregon as part of our Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  We started the day with touring some wonderful Ashland Oregon lodging facilities:  Ashland Springs Hotel, Winchester Inn, Chanticleer Bed & Breakfast, the Romeo Inn, Albion Inn, Shrew's House Bed & Breakfast, the Ashland Royal Carter House, Oak Hill B&B and Country Willows Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Most of these inns were withing walking...Read More

Ashland Oregon and the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Greetings from Ashland Oregon!  Mary Pellegrini and I arrived yesterday evening for the start of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Annual Meeting week.  Today's Monday, March 29, 2010, and we started of the day with a great breakfast at the Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast, one of the Ashland Oregon lodging sites supporting the meeting.

Baked Eggs with Matcha Finishing Salt at the Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast Ashland Oregon lodgingIf we weren't here for business we could easily make this a northwest culinary vacation.  Pat & Tom purchased this 5-room bed and breakfast in 1999 and haven't looked back...Read More

American Idol Finalists of the Lodging Industry

Here are two things that don't fit together:  "generic" and "bed and breakfast accommodations" Ask any bed and breakfast traveler and they'll tell you.  But, there are people out there who think the old stereotype still exists.  Thanks to Fox News' Paul Eisenberg for helping to clear out the old!

"If your idea of a bed and breakfast experience involves antique furniture, creaky floors, and sharing bathrooms and meals with strangers, well, you have the right idea.

However, this is just one...

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Romantic Weekend Getaways: Coos Bay Manor and the Hawaiian Chieftain starting March 19, 2010

Arrrrg, matey, it's spring and the depending on where you are in Oregon it's still snowing or perhaps the daffodils are already blooming.  Romantic weekend getaways are starting to take shape.  How about a trip down the Oregon Coast to Coos Bay?  The tall ship "Hawaiian Chieftain" will drop anchor in Coos Bay on March 19, 2010, and stay in port for 5 days.  Here's a little video from the Hawaiian Chieftain's visit to Tacoma, WA, to get your pirate juices flowing:


You and your favorite sailor...Read More