Saturday, February 8, 2014 by
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.
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.
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by
Winter is finally arriving in Oregon. Yes, we’ve had snow,
not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we
are used to. Well, that's changing and there are plenty of
spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing
conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter
recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for
backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...
Friday, January 31, 2014 by
Love is in the Air at The Carlton Inn Bed and BreakfastRead More
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
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
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...
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by
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...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by
Cornerstone B&B, the newest member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Guild, was built in 2006 on the south side of Cooper
Mountain and is a gateway to wine country overlooking
beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards.Read More
In the warm
summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their
rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the
house. If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls
hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming
for their last...
Sunday, January 26, 2014 by
Immigrants began to move into Oregon
Territory in the 1840's. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in
1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and
grain potential. He, along with fellow
immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is
breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world
for their quality and innovation. Plan your
first Beer-Cation around those in Hood River,
Oregon, and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 by
The innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge Bed and
Breakfast, Kristin Fintel, came across an article
on-line the other day. It mentions staying at Bed and
Breakfasts to help deal with your dietary restrictions when
"As an innkeeper with a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, I am
more than happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. I've
been my own guinea pig over the years, so I know what I'm
doing. Nothing is worse than having a reaction while on
vacation, but we innkeepers can focus on our...
Friday, January 24, 2014 by
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.
Wild Mushroom Fritter...
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by
Phelps Creek Vineyards’
3rd Annual “Le
Jour de L’Amour”
Valentines Wine Dinner
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
stuffed figs with balsamic glaze...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.
We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and
thinking about the birds back home. March brings the
southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid
birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be
found in Oregon. The Oregon Cascade
Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour
highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to
showcase the region's birds and...Read More
Monday, January 20, 2014 by
No other experience brings you that elusive thing we
call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas
of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the
halls. Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory
delights hot out of the oven. You know
that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast
table. Any possibility might exist. You may be surprised with
fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3”
high savory custard, or...Read More
Saturday, January 18, 2014 by
It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.
But it's not.
Everyone has heard about America’s Four Corners. That
would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah,
Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest
notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook
The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side
of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by
thrilled we were here at the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on
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
Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the
Feller House last...
Sunday, December 29, 2013 by
Whether you're looking to run away and elope on the Oregon
coast or are planning a small, intimate wedding, Sandlake Country
Inn has a package for couples who are looking for a stress free
wedding or elopement at a sensible price. Let us help you plow
through the list of Oregon wedding sites and find what's right for
Monday, August 5, 2013 by
quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a
half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover
itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by
Hollywood, for one. Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight"
were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the
manner of the popular 1998 Disney
movie, "Halloweentown".Read More
Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide
to turn and the salmon to run. The local brewery,...
Sunday, April 21, 2013 by
The largest town in central Oregon, Bend is a popular
destination for both summer and winter travelers, with many lodging
options. The summer offers rafting on the Deschutes River,
miles of biking and hiking trails, perfect for picnics and
Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest...
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American
Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from
Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of
sub-appellations. 200 wineries and 10,000 acres of
quality Oregon wine grapes. The rich,
diverse soil and relatively mild climate make for ideal grape
growing conditions. All this combined
with warm summer days and cool nights allows
the wine grapes to develop their flavor and
Being "stewards of the land", a large percentage of...
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...