Monday, April 15, 2013 by
March brings the beginning of the southward movement of many
migratory land birds through Oregon and as an avid birder I wanted
to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in
throughout our state. The Oregon
Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided auto
tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to
showcase the region's birds and spectacular
scenery. This blog will focus on the Mt Hood Loop of
the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail. Let's get settled...Read More
Sunday, April 14, 2013 by
is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by
adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to
locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share
your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people,
from all age groups, with a strong
sense of community and support for the
environment. Geocaching.com is the headquarters for
Did you know that Geocaching started right here in Oregon?
A little history lesson, the...
Friday, April 12, 2013 by
Book your room, pack your
binoculars and set out on your bird watching adventure to Oregon!
The state's diverse and spectacular landscape provide varied
habitats ranging from sandy beaches to verdant forests, from desert
playas to alpine meadows. More than 500 species of birds call
Oregon home year round or migrate through, sometimes stopping to
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild has 65 quality assured inns scattered throughout the
state, each near a unique birding opportunity. Our...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 by
Our innkeepers are so very talented and creative. Not only
do they provide unique bed and breakfast
accommodations, delightful breakfasts and all the
amenities to present a unique lodging experience, we also
spend time exploring our regions so as to have the very best local
information for our guests. Where to watch the best sunset,
see a magnificent waterfall, the best stroll on the beach or hike
in our forest. We've been here and done that! That's
what makes staying at a member inn of the...Read More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by
Historic Columbia River HighwayRead More
Traversing between Hood River and
Mosier, the five mile section of the Historic Columbia River
Highway passes through the Twin Tunnels and two climate
zones and being closed to auto traffic is an amazing trail for
hikers, bikers, rollerbladers, anyone human powered. Starting at
the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the trail leads
through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a
mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular...
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Every time another storm comes through the Columbia River
Gorge and into the Mt Hood National Forest we say, "This has got to
be the last one". And then comes another. Seems like
Winter and Spring are playing a bit of tug-a-war and we are hoping
winter holds on a bit longer. Read More
The ski resort on Oregon's tallest peak, Mt Hood, have received
about 15 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. All this is
making for some awesome spring conditions on Mt Hood and in
the Mt Hood National Forest....
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Spring in the Columbia River Gorge is amazing and what better
way to enjoy the spectacular scenery and the unique wines of
the federally designated grape-growing region of
the Columbia Gorge Appellation than to join us
for Passport to Wine, April
This is an exciting opportunity to sample the best that the
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers
have to offer. Passport holders will be entitled to a
variety of benefits, including special reserve tastings, wine
discounts, case discounts and more.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 by
In the Hood River Valley 15,000+
acres pears, apples, cherries and other fruit, will
burst into blossom this month. It is a true sign of sping as
we dust the snow off our back steps. Read More
Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with
a full plate of events from BBQs, to arts and craft
shows, to antique sales.
You won't want to miss the Blossom Fest Quilt Show with
some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, many
for sale. Another can't miss event is the Dessert Party
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
This is the time of year when you can actually enjoy two
completely different outdoor adventures in one day. Mt Hood
Bed and Breakfasts and the Hood River Valley allows for this
pretty much all year long but it is so apparent in the
Spring. How about some Spring Skiing on Mt Hood then
windsurfing on the Columbia River? Or biking? Or
hiking? You can do it all!
The Old Parkdale
Inn is are located in the beautiful Hood River
Valley. After a rejuvenating night at the inn and a hearty
Saturday, March 16, 2013 by
It’s that time of year for Eagle Rock Lodge's annual wooden boat festival.
Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 to 5:00. New and historic
McKenzie drift boats will be on display along with casting
demonstrations, fly tying workshop. Food and beer will be
available for purchase with proceeds funding the Life Jacket
program. Join us for a delightful day of boats and beautiful views
of the McKenzie River.
At the Eagle Rock Lodge in Vida guests can enjoy over four
acres of country garden and old...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by
Lobenhaus Bed and
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member, has been selected as
one of the Top 10 Vineyard Inns by Bed
Located in a peaceful, rural 28-acre setting, the Lobenhaus offers
lodging and hospitality with distinction. Each of the six well
appointed rooms in this tri-level, lodge-style B&B has a
private bathroom, individual heating/air conditioning, additional
outside door to a deck with territorial views of Millican Creek,
our woods and vineyards.
Monday, February 18, 2013 by
It's that time of year again. Time to start planning that
Oregon Road Trip. Oregon has more designated scenic byways
and tour routes than any other state. The Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a
welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads. I am
presenting a series of blogs to assist you in
creating create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.
Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department
of Transportation for sharing this information.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by
Aurora in Marion County, Oregon, just south of
Portland. Peacefully established in the mid-1800's and
located near the Oregon Wine Country, Aurora has a rich past
and charming atmosphere. It was founded as a
religious commune in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who named it after
his daughter. The secret is out on this quaint village
known as 'Oregon's antique capital'.Read More
The 1860 farmhouse that is now the
Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country
setting, minutes from Aurora....
Saturday, January 5, 2013 by
Tyee Lodge offers gracious Oregon Coast lodging for travelers in a
picturesque beachfront setting. Spectacular views of the Pacific
Ocean and the incomparable Oregon coastline can be seen from every
window. All rooms have private baths.
Close to Newport, Oregon, Tyee Lodge is also close to other Central
Oregon Coast attractions including the Bayfront, historic Nye
Beach, ocean tour cruises and fishing, two lighthouses, the Oregon
Coast Aquarium, and fantastic restaurants. We are here to help...
Friday, January 4, 2013 by
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild
offers a wide variety of bed and breakfast accommodations.
You can rest assured that all member inns meet or exceed the
Guild’s standards and inspection criteria.
And just as our inns are unique so are the innkeepers who are
there to make your b&b experience one to remember. They
can provide a wealth of information about regional points of
interest, activities, and events. They are eager to assist you with
intinerary planning, shopping and dining...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by
A blog written a couple years back, StillTasty:
Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide, is still relevant today
and full of information about food safety. And with the
leftovers associated with the holiday meals following these tips is
so very important.
This website, LoveFoodHateWaste.com, is full of
great ideas for storing food and cutting down on your
waste. Meal and portion planning, food storage, and
using up those leftovers will not only save you dollars on your
weekly shopping bill it is also...
Friday, November 30, 2012 by
couple years back someone tacked this added message below the
warning sign that really states the obvious. Be prepared
when exploring Oregon during the winter
months. And don't always rely on that GPS.
Many forest roads, while beautiful alternatives from
the main highways and freeways during the snow free months,
are not maintained during the winter.
Travelers should be aware that even a few inches
of snow can obscure icy roads and soft shoulders where vehicles can
become stuck. Winter...
Saturday, October 20, 2012 by
I just spent two days in Central Oregon on an Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild Lady Innkeepers Getaway. Yes, we were able to
escape our everyday innkeeping duties and relax with like minded
gals of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. This year we
Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil, Oregon, a member of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
Perfect accommodations when traveling the Journey Through
Time Scenic Byway, the Ranch offers up true Oregon hospitality and
an Old West...Read More
Friday, October 19, 2012 by
have three plum trees in the gardens of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, an alternative to a Hood
River Oregon hotel. The harvest has been Oregon Bounty style
and the trees are loaded with fruit. We've been making cakes
and pastries as they come off the tree for the couple of weeks.
This Upside Down Cake has been well received by our guests at
the breakfast table of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...
Thursday, September 27, 2012 by
Pioneer hospitality and an Oregon horse ranch vacation near John
Day, Oregon, await you at
Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed and Breakfast. Immerse
yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love
on a 9,000 acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte
Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil,
Relax and rejuvenate in the pristine ranch style guest rooms.
Stunning sunsets, brilliant star-studded nights and the
diverse flora and fauna of Central...