“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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Oregon Birdwatching in the Mt Hood Region of Oregon

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...

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Culinary Tourism at its Best at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member Inn

Breakfast Ingredients at Forest Springs Bed and BreakfastNo 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...

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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone 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 counties.

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 Timber-Vernonia...

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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 Intimate Weddings and Elopements

Oregon Coast Intimate Weddings and Elopements
 
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 you.
 
Are you looking for a no fuss, beach ceremony or a more extensive small intimate wedding? Oregon Coast Small Weddings and Elopements can help! They offer 'Personal Service at...
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St Helens, Oregon ~ A Small Town with Big Surprises and an Elegant B&B

St Helens, Oregon with Mt St Helens in the distanceThere's a 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".

Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run.  The local brewery,...

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Birding the Mt. Jefferson Loop of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trails

The riparian habitat near Bend Oregon Lodging hosts a variety of species including the White Headed Woodpecker

The spring bird migration has begun and its time to choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild as your home base when exploring the Mt. Jefferson Loop of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trails.
 
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 birdwatching.

Mt. Jefferson, Oregon's second highest...

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Oregon Wine Country Lodging and the Willamette Valley Wine Regions

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of six sub-appellations.  200 wineries and 10,000 acres of quality Oregon After a day exploring the Willamette Valley, return to the comfort of an Oregon Bed and Breakfastwine 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 complexity.

Being "stewards of the land", a large percentage of...

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Oregon Bird Watching In the Oregon Cascades from Mt. Hood to Crater Lake

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...

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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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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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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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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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Everybody Loves a Victorian Christmas Parade in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon


Visit Jacksonville Oregon for a Victorian Christmas Looking for some Christmas Spirit in Southern Oregon?  Join Vikki Lynn and Tina Marie, the innkeepers of Bybee's Historic Inn just in time for the best Victoria Christmas parade in Oregon's Rogue Valley.  Historic Jacksonville is where you want to be.
 
Beginning Friday, November 30, 2012, welcome the Christmas season with a parade of marching bands, old cars, bagpipers, carolers and lots more.
 
Celebrate Christmas season at Bybee's Historic Inn Jacksonville OregonFor the first three weekends of December, Jacksonville Oregon features Christmas celebrations Victoria...
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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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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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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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Master Jacksonville In Just 2 Days

TouVelle House in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the perfect place for exploring this authentic Oregon town.No one knows a town quite like the innkeepers who live there.  And Jacksonville, Oregon, is no exception.  Southern Oregon innkeeper Tim Balfour of the iconic TouVelle House provides a few ideas of how you can master Jacksonville in just two days. . .and consider the authentic Oregon TouVelle House as home base for your Southern Oregon explorations.  Give Tim a call at 541-899-8938 and let him know you're ready to start your romantic weekend getaway that might just include a little bit of...

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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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