Willamette Valley in Spring

Spent a few days in the Willamette Valley last week.  What a lovely time to visit.  So many shades of green everywhere.  And then there's the acres and acres of bulbs in full bloom along with the cover crops of clover and mustard.  It really was lovely drive along the backroads of the Willamette Valley.

I am a Geocacher so, of course, I stopped for a few fiLobenhaus Bed and Breakfat nds on my way to Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast just outside of Carlton, Oregon. Why drive the freeways when there are so many stunning back roads?...

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An Evening in Portland and the Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

The Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast InnThe Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in the Portland's Historic Irvington District, was a perfect location for us when spending the evening in town. Listed on the National Registry of Historic places, the Lion and the Rose is within a few blocks of great restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and the TriMet Public Transportation Max train.

And proximity to the Max station was but one reason we chose to stay with Steve and Dusty.  We were attending a concert at Portland's...

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Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway and Two Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway extends through friendly downtowns, fertile farmlands and peaceful natural areas. The bikeway stretches more than 50 miles, including a paved, 21-mile portion of the woodsy Banks-Vernonia State Trail capturing the best of the northern Willamette Valley.  This section of the Scenic Bikeway stands today as Oregon's rail-to-trail.

Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast in Beaverton, OregonThe Cornerstone B&B, in Beaverton, Oregon is built on the south side of Cooper Mountain at the gateway to wine country...

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Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway with Two Bed and Breakfasts Along the Way

Did you know that Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway Program in the Nation?  And that many of these have been created by locals and have been ridden and reviewed to provide inspiration for planning a two-wheeled Oregon Cycling Vacation?   And that there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on, or near, almost every one of them that you can use as your base camp?  Or perhaps plan an Inn-to-Inn Ride.

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features varied terrain, generally downhill...

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A Very Deep Lake, Dramatic Volcanic Landscape and a Rich Birding Refuge

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 Oregon's backroads. I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner HouseThe Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...

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Bike the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and Relax at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way.  A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.  Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss.  You determine how far you want to go in one day.  The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...

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A Scenic Byway, the Deepest US Canyon and a Delightful Oregon B&B = Oregon Geotourism

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 amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

CNN Travel released...

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ArtWalk in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Newberg, Oregon

Photo by Kristin Fintel, InnkeeperOn the first Friday of each month, the shops, wine tasting rooms and other local businesses in downtown Newberg, Oregon stay open late, welcoming locals and visitors alike for the First Friday ARTwalk.  Strolling around the downtown area you will find a wide array of cultural choices.  At least five of the downtown wine tasting rooms stay open late for First Friday, and if you need more variety, most of the...

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McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival

Guest Blogger
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
Eagle Rock Lodge
Vida, Oregon

McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival This will be Eagle Rocks Lodge's 9th year of hosting the McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival. This has been a labor of love for Debbie and Randy. The McKenzie River Drift boat was created for the McKenzie River and we have dedicated each April to honoring the builders and craftsman that have made this boat what it is today.  

This year's festival will be held Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00 to 5:00 on the beautiful...

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Oregon Grown Wool Center Stage at Olympics

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony last night for the Olympics?  Did you see the sweaters being worn by Team USA!!  American made from start to finish but I will focus on where it all started.

The Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon is a family owned and operated ranch located on more than 30,000 acres of Oregon’s beautiful high desert.  The only privately held ranch in Oregon recognized as a National Historic District, the Hinton/Ward family has been working the ranch since 1871.

Team USA in American Made Sweaters with wool from OregonOnce a year...

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The Carlton Inn offers Valentine’s Specials thru February at an Oregon Wine Country Lodging Bed and Breakfast

Love is in the Air at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

Valentines Special at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast Celebrate your Valentine's Day anytime from in February with a romantic getaway at The Carlton Inn Bed &Breakfast.  Add-on our Romance Package for just $60 to any regular room rate.  Your love fest will include a bottle of  2011 Seven of Hearts Coupe's Cuvee Pinot Noir Dessert Wine, a bag of local, hand-crafted Honest Chocolate chocolates and a Colorful Flower Bouquet.  Stay a second night for just $99.  Both nights include a fabulous...

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Valentine’s Day the Whole Month of February at Long Hollow Ranch


Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Have you made your plans? Check out the special being offered the whole month of February at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters!  

February’s Couples Special includes:
2 nights in our historic 1905 ranch house
2 hot and hearty breakfasts
1 delicious ranch-style dinner and complimentary champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room

Book your 2-night stay at Long Hollow Ranch any two consecutive days in February 2014 and get everything listed above...

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Oregon Outback Scenic Byway ~ A View into Oregon’s Past and Dynamic High Desert Scenery

We recently spent a few weeks in Taos visiting our daughter.  A long road trip that brought us back into Oregon from Nevada onto one of Oregon’s 26 Scenic Byways, Oregon Outback Scenic Byway.  This byway takes you through a slice of the Great Basin, an isolated diverse landscape, where lush green forests of the Oregon Cascades are replaced by sagebrush and stunning rock formations.  

See striking evidence of mysterious rock formations left behind by volcanoes at Fort Rock.  The Abert Rim is a...

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A Romantic Oregon Wine Country Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn

Youngberg Hill welcome Wine Lovers

 

Youngberg Hills Vineyards and Inn will allow you time to love your tastebuds with a evening of inspired dishes paired with wonderful Youngberg Hill wines.  You’ll dine on an inspired 5 course dinner made with "love" that will awaken your senses and allow you to experience a memorable night through food an wine.  As dedicated members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Youngberg Hills innkeepers will walk you through each course of perfectly paired wine and food.

Menu:
Wild Mushroom Fritter...

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“Le Jour de L’Amour” Valentine’s Wine Dinner with Phelps Creek Vineyards and Sakura Ridge Lodge

Le Jour de L'Amour

Phelps Creek Vineyards’ 3rd Annual “Le Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner

Friday, February 14th and Saturday, 15th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm

at Sakura Ridge and Farm and Lodge, a Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Offering Northwest Culinary Delights and a romantic bed and breakfast experience. 

Five Course “Moulin Rouge” Wine Dinner created by Chef Shane Eagan,

Four and Twenty Blackbirds and paired with Phelps Creek Vineyards wines

Menu

stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...

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A Taste of Oregon Culinary Tourism ~ Feller House Bed and Breakfast and Pear Ginger Jam

The Bosc Pear ~ photo by Mary PellegriniHow thrilled we were here at the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on Feller House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country Lodging.  An inspected and approved member of The Guild, Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already knew.

Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the Feller House last...

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Oregon Coast Lodging New Year’s Eve Special

Guest Blogger Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
Pacific City, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for a quiet and romantic way to celebrate the New Year on the Oregon Coast?  We might have just the thing for you at our award winning Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

Our romantic rooms at this Oregon Coast lodging have Jacuzzi tubs for 2, fireplaces, private decks and a 4 course hot breakfast delivered to your door each morning.

We've created a New Year's Special Package...

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Romantic Valentines Day and More in Southern Oregon

 

Reserve your romantic getaway in Southern Oregon for Valentines Day or any day at Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville ORValentines Day ideas from the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville, Oregon:
 
In search for special Valentines Day accommodations?    Book a luxurious room at Bybee’s Historic Inn complete with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.  Includes a three-course gourmet breakfast specified to your dietary needs.  Call early for your room selection.  
 
With six different rooms to choose from there'll be something that's just right for you and your beloved at this authentic Oregon...
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Ski Mt Hood, Stay at a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast, Play in Hood River

Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it all to the east.  But there are a few winter storms lined out to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the mountain.  And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have created packages that include lodging and lift tickets.  Stay at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly from these innkeepers.  

Mt Hood...

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See How Easily You Can Do Jacksonville Oregon

Ah, the fall in Southern Oregon!  Vikki, innkeeper at Bybee's Historic Inn, a romantic bed and breakfast in Jacksonville, has a few tips about things to see and do in Jacksonville.  

Vikki at the romantic bed and breakfast Bybees Historic Inn would love to see you!What better way to enjoy autumn than visiting Historic Jacksonville? The town gardens are still brimming with flowers while the cool nights begin to tint the trees with color. The trolley is still touring about and our quaint streets beckon you to wander through town admiring our historic buildings. The Woodlands...

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