7 WONDERful Hikes near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels taking in the beauty of Crater LakeLast year Travel Oregon launched the 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign.  A campaign to get visitors and locals alike out exploring our glorious state.  We invite you to Take a Hike near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's Seven Wonders

Wizard Island:  To begin, check the park tour boat schedule and buy a ticket.  Hike down the rim on the trail to Cleetwood Cove then ride the boat to Wizard Island.  Hike to the 6,940-foot top of the island, which got its name for its resemblance to a wizard's hat. Then ride...

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Connect with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild via Social Media

Social media.  One either likes it or they don't.  We of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild actually love it.  Today's travelers' are web savvy travelers' who use many different social media sites to make wise travel choices.  Social media listings direct you to us and then our innkeepers take over to make your lodging choice the perfect choice for your Oregon vacation.

The Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast tableThe Oregon B&B Guild website ~ offering 'one stop shopping' when planning your Oregon Vacation  

Visit the Target Market page to...

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Birding, Blues and Bed and Breakfast Accommodations on the Oregon Coast


Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City, Oregon Pacific City, Ore.— The annual Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City, the Nestucca Bay National Refuge, and numerous top birding locales in the area May 1-3, 2015.

Start your Oregon Coast birdwatching getaway at a Pacific City Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Our innkeepers are committed to providing luxurious accommodations while promoting Oregon Geotourism opportunities such as this event.

The Craftsman B&B ~ Winner, Best of the West, in The Best of...

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Ski, Surf , Sip and Sleep in One Location ~ In and Near the Hood River Valley

 

The wind and the currents of the Mighty Columbia River combine to create a kind of wind tunnel that makes for legendary windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions.  South of the city, above the pear and apple orchards of the Hood River Valley, the massive glaciered peak of Mount Hood rises to fill the horizon, a perfect postcard image of Oregon. 
 
Mt Hood through the blossoming Pear Trees in the Hood River ValleyWhere can you ski in the morning and windsurf in the afternoon and into the evening?  And it's blossom time in the Hood River Valley.  Take the Fruit...

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7 WONDERful Golf Courses on Oregon's WONDERfully Scenic Coast

Red Chair Travels at Yaquina Head LighthouseWith Golf Digest’s “best golf course in the world” (Bandon Dunes), plus more than 200 public golf courses it’s no WONDER Oregon ranks so high for golf fans. Picking your tee time is the easy part. Choosing among our many great courses is the real challenge. Thanks Travel Oregon for giving us the extended list and In this blog we'll focus on 7 WONDERful Courses on Oregon Central Coast since this is where Red Chair Travels is visiting now.  You might even meet up with it on the green.

Choose an Oreg...

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7 WONDERFULLY Romantic Things to do near Newport Oregon

Red Chair Travels at the Oregon Coast AquariumRed Chair Travels is the story of one humble chair as it travels across America and what better way to discover our country than through the eyes of our gracious innkeepers.  

Red has been a guest at Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport, Oregon, and was just delighted to visit these 7 WONDERFULLY Romantic destinations.  

#1 of course is the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast, a romantic couples retreat destination.
#2 A walk with the Sharks and a Kiss from a Sea Lion at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
#...

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Red Continues it's Journey on the Oregon Coast

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast Welcomes Red Chair to their grand inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Owners Dawn and Craig invite you to relax in their 8 room inn offering spectacular views from every window.  The spacious rooms, some with fireplaces or Jacuzzi tubs, have either queen or king beds and private baths.  

The outside decks are the perfect place of bird watching and a short private pathway leads to miles of sanding beaches and rugged tide pools.  Gracious hospitality in a picturesque...

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Passport to A World of Wine in the Columbia River Gorge

 
"A World of Wine in Forty Miles"

That's the motto for the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers.  Americas' Most Unique Wine Region is located less than an hour East of Portland, Oregon.  Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of both sides of the mighty Columbia River.  The Washington and Oregon grapes and wines of this unique region are a spectacular selection of sweet whites and luscious reds.

Passport Month in the Columbia River GorgeThe wineries span the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area through 40 miles of peaceful,...
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80+ Quilt Blocks on the Tillamook Quilt Trail

 

Quilt Block on the Heifer Barn at Leuthold Dairy in Tillamook CountyTake a self-guided tour on the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. The trail showcases the great heritage of historic barns and buildings in Tillamook County on Oregon's Scenic North Coast with a large painted wooden quilt block.  The Trail, the first of its kind on the West Coast, have invited tourists and locals alike to share the dairy history and celebrate the unique rural heritage that is Tillamook County. 

Although Red's time on the Quilt Trail was short it did get a chance to visit The Leuthold...

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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge ~ A Favorite Oregon Geotourism Site

 

Red Chair Travels at Haystack RockFrom nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard images.  Red Chair Travels watched the sunset near Haystack Rock, an iconic monolith, a short scenic drive from Sandlake Country Inn where its been staying this past week. 
 
Each of these rocks is protected as part of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge includes 1,853 small islands, rocks, and reefs plus two headlands, totaling 371 acres spanning 320...

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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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Red Chair Travels takes a Trip to the Farm

Red Chair Travels Meets Holstein Cow is a lush dairy pastureThe history of Tillamook began in 1909 and is a fascinating tale of nineteenth century European immigrants making their way to the Oregon coast in search of cheap inhabitable land not already taken by folks coming through on the Oregon Trail.

The innkeepers of Sandlake Country Inn put on their concierge's caps and took Red Chair to one of Tillamook's cooperative dairies.  Many of the nearly 100 farm families have been farming in Tillamook County for generations and take great pride in producing...

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Blueberry Croissant French Toast from the Sandlake Country Inn


OK.  I saw this recipe on the Sandlake Country Inn's Facebook page and it was just too darn yummy looking to not share.  Hope Diane and Ron, innkeepers at the Sandlake Country Inn don't mind!  Let the quiet and relaxed atmosphere in this comfortable Oregon coast B&B show you a lodging alternative to a hotel or motel in Pacific City, Oregon. Relax in your romantic private jacuzzi suite and enjoy a decadent 4 course breakfast & beverages delivered to your door each morning. At this Oregon Bed and...

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7 WONDERful Hikes on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels exploring Oregon's Stunning CoastThe innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn are hosting Red Chair Travels this week.  They'll have just a little time to share one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike.  There are miles and miles of trails for any skill level.  Don't forget water and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon air.

Drift Creek Falls Trail and...

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7 WONDERfully Glorious Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders


While visiting the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, you won't want to miss exploring the historic Lighthouses, the beacons of light of bygone days.  Perched on the very edge of land and sea, Oregon Lighthouses were built to warn ships of the dangerous rocky shores.  The treacherous Pacific storms wrecked many a ship but the lighthouses prevented even more from such fate.  

Most were built in the late 1880's 
and of the Eleven Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, nine are on the Historic...

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Oregon's Coast ~ One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

 

All 363 Miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the Public.  From agate covered beaches to lush rainforests.  Whale Watching and Beach-combing.  Golfing or just being still and listening to the crashing waves. How you explore it is entirely up to you. Complete your visit with a stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Member inn.  We invite you to visit the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its...

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Red Chair Travels Visits Youngberg Hill for the Best of Oregon Lodging

Red soaks up Willamette Valley views from Youngberg HillRed Chair Travels has journeyed up the Willamette Valley for a short visit to Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  The inn will take your breath away with the most beautiful views, a warm luxurious Inn, and exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway  The Inn is 10,000 square foot with four large guest rooms (three are corner rooms) and three suites, all...

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It's Always About The Food ~ Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Chehelem Ridge Bed and Awesome BreakfastWe innkeepers believe it's almost always "about the food!"  We've have discovered the joy in finding some new way to use the fresh, local and organic ingredients found in abundance at road side stands and farmer's markets in Oregon.  In Oregon wine country, you not only find wine grapes, but there are berries growing on the sides of the road, greens growing in rows along winding streets and huge gorgeous pears hanging off trees in the orchards in the Mt. Hood region. So, how can it not be about...

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McKenzie River Waterfalls

Next week is the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and living in Parkdale, Oregon, we have a couple of ways to get to Salem.  We are choosing the longer route for a couple of reasons:  We love to Chase Waterfalls and Geocaches and document them on our Facebook page.  So we'll head south around Mt Hood then take the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway, Hwy 126.  These are just a few of the Waterfalls we hope to shoot.  If you know of any others please let me know.  We have most of the...

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The World Famous McKenzie River Area Attractions

Red Chair rests on the banks of the McKenzie RiverRed Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that this World Famous Area has to offer.  Here it sits in the sun imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National Forest:

  • Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Tewrilliger Hot Spring
  • Drive the Oregon Scenic Byways ~...
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