Tuesday, February 17, 2015 by
was founded following discovery of gold in 1851–1852. It became the
county seat of Jackson County, a role which was transferred to
nearby Medford in 1927. The innkeepers of
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast, where Red Chair Travels is now
staying, spent a lovely Sunday afternoon being tour guides for Red
and included a visit to the historic cemetery.
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery, with its first
official burial of the remains of Mrs. Margaret Love, in October of
1859, is one of...Read More
Monday, February 16, 2015 by
is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US
Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog
post about touring through Northern California
and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to
Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national
forests along the way. Riggs writes:
Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find
opportunities for adventure,...
Sunday, February 15, 2015 by
Chair Travels has made the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou
Mountain Range to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at
House Bed and Breakfast.
Oregon is full of wonderful little surprises and Red Chair Travels
is going to absolutely love its time here. If you're planning
a trip to Southern Oregon, consider doing it up in style and stay
at an inspected Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild inn.
House Bed & Breakfast features 6 guestrooms with
private baths, air...
Saturday, February 14, 2015 by
Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any
other state and I'd like to present a few of them in
a series of blogs to create amazing getaways and tours in
Oregon. Thanks Travel
Oregon for sharing this information
Cottage Grove is known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of
Oregon". There are seven bridges along the route,
including Dorena Bridge, Stewart Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, Currin
Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Centennial Bridge, and Swinging
Friday, February 13, 2015 by
Chair Travels nears the end of its stay at
WildSpring Guest Habitat. The storm has cleared, leaving a
stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean and allowing for reflection on
time spent on Oregon’s stunning South Coast.
Red will make the journey over Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountain Range
to Jacksonville, Oregon and a stay at the
Touvelle House Bed and Breakfast.
We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it
visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood,
Crater Lake and...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by
"The northern coast of Oregon
stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to
fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and
rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy
beaches." This from
the North Coast map
of the Oregon
Coast Birding Trail
From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to
Lincoln City. Close to 375 species of birds have been
recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few
Oregon Bed and Breakfasts
are awaiting your
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by
Red Chair sat for a spell with the Blue Boat at the entrance to
Port Orford, Oregon. The area around Port Orford offers some
of the best of Oregon’s spectacular southern coast, from
awe-inspiring seascapes to mountain hiking trails and winding
rivers. Visitors will find an active arts community, plus
charming gift shops and restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.
The port of Port Orford is one of only six “dolly” ports in
the world where working fishing boats are lifted into and out...
Monday, February 9, 2015 by
rocky shores create a unique marine environment that offer a
glimpse into Pacific Ocean marine life and The Red Chair took
advantage of a break in an Oregon Winter Storm to explore the
Tidepools are created when the
tide goes out from rocky coastal areas, leaving water in crevices
and holes. These intertidal (between tides) places support a unique
and diverse assortment of plants and animals. The organisms that
live in the intertidal areas have to be able to withstand a...
Sunday, February 8, 2015 by
Chair arrived at
WildSpring Guest Habitat last week while it was raining so
staff chair, being the gracious host,
held an umbrella for our visiting celebrity.
Peaceful and secluded, WildSpring provides eco friendly travel in
Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, with a zero carbon
footprint. At bit travel weary after its trip up from the
Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale California, Red took advantage
of WildSpring's five acres of old Native American ground to restore
Sunday, January 18, 2015 by
Prospect Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn – Motel and
Dinner House was
just chosen by the Oregon Wine Press and Oregon Wine Board as an
Oregon Wine A-List Honoree. A total of only 65
from all over the State received
this recognition. 10 of them are from Southern
Everyone wants to be on the
A-List, but it takes a special commitment to Oregon wine
for a restaurant to earn a coveted Oregon Wine A-List
Oregon Wine A-List Awards
(formerly known as the Superior Cellar...
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 by
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
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by
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 B&B, in Beaverton, Oregon is built on the south
side of Cooper Mountain at the gateway to wine country...
Saturday, March 29, 2014 by
Guest Blogger Barb Mitchell
Feller House Bed and Breakfast
When you think Willamette Valley Oregon, the first thing that
comes to mind are the acres and acres of wine grapes, the wineries
and the Oregon Wine Country. But did you know that the Wooden
Shoe Tulip Farm has over 40 acres of Tulips, Daffodils and other
cut flowers in full bloom from now through April? And this
time every year they open their fields and expand their operations
to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers,...
Friday, March 21, 2014 by
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
The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features
varied terrain, generally downhill...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by
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
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic
scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich...
Friday, March 14, 2014 by
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...Read More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by
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
CNN Travel released...
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
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...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by
Debbie Dersham ~ Owner and Innkeeper
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...
Sunday, March 2, 2014 by
Oregon with the ponderosa pine forests of the Metolius River Basin
and Douglas fir forests just west of Santiam Pass, is home to 11
species of nesting woodpeckers. The
Three Sisters Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding
Trails traces portions of some of Oregon’s most
Byways, offering stunning scenery and incredible diverse
habitats at nearly 50 prime birding sites.
Hale Woodpecker Festival is scheduled for mid-June. The event
is loaded with half and full day fields trips,...