3 Capes Scenic Route on the Stunning Oregon Coast

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...

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The Historic Columbia River Highway Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead and Mosier House Bed and Breakfast

The Mosier Tunnel of the Historic Columbia River HighwayHistoric Columbia River Highway

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...

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Late Winter Storms in the Mt Hood National Forest Make for Some Great Spring Snow Adventures

Snow shoe the Mt Hood National ForestEvery 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.  
  
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....

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Enjoy "Passport to Wine" by staying at a Columbia River Gorge Bed and Breakfast

The Old Parkdale Inn, Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast

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 12-14, 2013

A Columbia River Gorge Hotel awaits you this spring.

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.

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Hood River Blossom Festival and Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Mt Hood, blooming orchards and beehives near a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast - photo by Mary PellegriniIn 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. 

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 at the...

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A Two Sports, or more, Season near Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Hood River Valley

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 Northwest...

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Drift Boats on the McKenzie River at the 8th Annual Wooden Boat Festival


McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival 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...

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Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast Recognized as a Top 10 Vineyard Inn

Lobenhaus Bed and BreakfastThe Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast, an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Vineyard Inns by Bed and Breakfast.com.

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.

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Hells Canyon Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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.

'A Mile-Deep...

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Feller House Bed and Breakfast and the Aurora Colony

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'.

Feller House Bed and Breakfast near McMinnville OregonThe 1860 farmhouse that is now the Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country setting, minutes from Aurora....

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Tyee Lodge Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast for a One-Of-A-Kind Oregon Coast Lodging Experience

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...

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Unique innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

 
Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildThe 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...
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Love Food - Hate Waste

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...

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Don't Pass Snow Plows on the Right ~ DUH!!

Don't Pass Snow Plows on the Right ~ DUD!!A 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...

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Journey Through Time Scenic Byway - An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 journeyed to 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...

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Old Parkdale Inn B&B's Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Plum Upside Down Buttermilk CakeWe 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 Guild.

Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...

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A Day in the Saddle at Working Cattle Ranch with the comforts of a Comfy Central Oregon Bed and Breakfast

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, Oregon.

Relax and rejuvenate in the pristine ranch style guest rooms.  Stunning sunsets, brilliant star-studded nights and the diverse flora and fauna of Central...

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Crater Lake Lodging with Music, Food, Beverages, Art and More in the Stunning Southern Oregon Cascades

Southern Oregon Music in the Mountains

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The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Tidepools of the Oregon Coast - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt'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 for sharing this information

'Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it's possible...

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McKenzie Pass- Santiam Pass Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 of B&Bs 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 for sharing this information.
 

McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway photo thx to TravelOregon'A Journey Through the Passes. Look both...

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