It Really is a Family Affair At Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wilson Ranches Retreat is Celebrating 12 Years and 4 Generations

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast celebrated their 12th Anniversary on March 12, 2012.  Thank you for twelve years of extraordinary memories and for being an amazing extended family!  They've created an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventure in Central Oregon.

Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson's families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago after traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800's.  Four generations,...

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Central and Eastern Oregon Musuems Worth Making the Trip

High Desert Museum, in Bend, Oregon, is nationally acclaimed and is dedicated to broadening the understanding of the High Desert's wildlife, culture, art and natural resources.

Bobcat of Eastern OregonAt daily shows and demonstrations, wildlife experts will help you learn about the Museum's more than 100 wildlife creatures -- from porcupines, golden eagles and owls, to bats, lizards, snakes and spiders.   In the Birds of Prey Center you will have a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at some of nature's fiercest...

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Ready for a fun night out in Southern Oregon?

Are you a character?  Or would you like spend the evening with a character or two?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authentic Oregon bed and breakfast just outside of Jacksonville, OR, is offering that opportunity in January 2012.

Vikki Lynn, innkeeper from Bybee's Historic Inn, offers the following:

Local Historic Characters of the 1800’s come alive.

Join us for a truly unique initmate dining experience featuring a menu paired with wine or Dry Soda! 

Enjoy local historic characters that 'come...

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5th Annual Food & Wine Classic and Ashland Oregon Lodging

5th annual Food & Wine Classic celebrates Ashland’s amazing restaurants, talented chefs, and Oregon’s bounty, Southern Oregon style.  The event kicks off on Friday, November 4th with a Meet the Chefs party and the Downtown Wine Crawl.  Join us as Chandra Corwin of Cucina Biazzi, Ashland’s 2010 Top Chef, defends her title against seven others in the Chef Showdown Saturday and Sunday starting at Noon. Sample over 30 vendors and experience wine, farm and food workshops. 

2010 Food & Wine Classic,...

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Mike's Road Trip Blog reviews Villa Columbia in Hood River

Villa Columbia B&B in Hood River, OR, as posted on Mike's Road Trip blog in August 2011. Columbia River Gorge hotels in Hood River ORVilla Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip.  In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.

An excerpt from Mike's blog post:

Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses.  Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience...

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Abbey Road Farm B&B in the Rolling Hills of the Willamette Valley

Abbey Road Farm Bed and Breakfast in the Heart of Oregon's Willamette ValleySet among the rolling hills of Yamhill County, Abbey Road Farm B&B lies in the very heart of Oregon's Wine Country. Currently, some 18 wineries call our little town of Carlton home and these are just a fraction of the more than 200 that are within a half hour's drive time from the farm centrally located in the Willamette Valley.

The B & B is located on an 82 acre working farm in the middle of Yamhill County's wine country.   After purchasing the farm in March of 2003 the Stuart's needed to...

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Buy Stash Tea and Earn a Free Night at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

C'est la Vie Inn in Eugene Oregon is participating in the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns one night free offerOregon-based Stash Tea Company just announced its deal for a free night stay at a bed and breakfast when you purchase the Stash Tea Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns.  You can find more details at the Stash Tea website.  The offer allows for one free night at a participating B&B when combined with the purchase of a second consecutive night.  The offer ends June 2013.

Here in Oregon, seven Oregon bed and breakfasts who are also members of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild are participating in this...Read More
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Bocce Anyone?

new bocce court at TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast near Ashland OR is perfect for relaxing after a day at the Britt FestivalWhen vacationing it’s nice not to have every single moment of your itinerary planned so you can enjoy some down time and truly relax.  At TouVelle House Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Oregon, we know that and have created a wonderful retreat with lots of areas where guests can just “set a spell”.  This year we added a bocce court for another outdoor recreation option.  Bocce is an Italian bowling game with aspects of croquet and horse shoes that can be enjoyed regardless of your level of...

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Visit Historic Downtown Gresham Art Walk on July 16, 2011

10th Annual Gresham Art Walk in Historic Downtown Gresham Oregon always the third Saturday in July


Forest Springs Bed and Breakfast along with The Gresham Historic Downtown Boosters are proud to announce our city's 10th Annual Gresham Art Walk!

During the Gresham Art Walk, more than 140 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will sell their original works along scenic Main Avenue between First and Fifth streets. The family event also includes live music, free children’s arts and crafts, and unique shops and restaurants in the downtown core. Art for sale includes garden art, pottery,...

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The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in Oregon's Wine Country

While you are out enjoying and exploring Oregon's Wine Country stop in at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum outside of McMinnville, home of the Spruce Goose.  In March 1990, the current owner of the Spruce Goose, the Disney Corporation, announced that it was closing the exhibit located in Long Beach, Calif. The Aeroclub of Southern California was notified and they immediately began the search for a new home for the Spruce Goose. In 1992, the Evergreen Museum won the bid with a proposal to...Read More
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4 Ts and some B&B's

I really am a country girl.  That's why my inn is in the country, in a little town about 10 blocks square, near the Mt Hood National Forest where I can hike to my hearts content and enjoy quiet quiet nights.  But every once in a while I like to go into the city.  Take in the hustle and bustle, visit shops and coffee houses, enjoy culinary surprises, ride mass transit.  I love it.  So when I overheard my Portland guests suggesting to our Portland bound Minnesota guests the 4T Trail I was all...Read More
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Whodunit at Bybee's Historic Inn? Bring your group and find out!

Authentic Oregon inn near Ashland Oregon lodging. Bybee's Historic Inn is perfect for your murder mystery event. Whodunit in the parlor? Bring your friends and find out!Looking for something new and different to do with a group of friends?  Maybe need an out-of-the-box team building experience for your small company?  Bybee's Historic Inn, an authenic Oregon lodging property not far from Ashland Oregon lodging, will host a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday night, June 4, 2011.

Here's what Vikki tells us about the evening:

Wild West Murder Mystery Dinner on June 4th.
 
A group of friends will join together to become re-created infamous characters such as... Read More
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News from Jacksonville Oregon and Bybee's Historic Inn: Tea Party Anyone?

Baby showers at Bybee's Historic Inn in Jacksonville ORNow that Spring is definitely here things are starting to pop in Southern Oregon.  Bybee's Historic Inn is a favorite location in Southern Oregon for baby showers, birthday tea parties and other celebrations--not to mention that Bybee's is a fantastic Oregon wedding location.

Innkeepers Tina Marie and Vikki Lynn share the following with us:

Bybee’s has had a busy spring already.  We have had Tea parties for baby showers, birthdays.
 
There are two menu categories to choose from one includes...
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Rogue Creamery Lavender Cheddar Spring Tart ~ An Oregon Culinary Delight

As a bed and breakfast innkeeper I am always looking for unique breakfast recipes to serve guests, one that will provide a true Oregon Culinary experience.

I found one such recipe on Rogue Creamery's Facebook page.  You see I am a true fan of the Rogue Creamery both on Facebook and in really life. The Rogue Creamery, in Central Point, Oregon, is a “artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to the sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese“.  David...

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Sustainablecontentment.com author writes about Sustainable Travel on the Oregon Coast

WildSpring Guest Habitat on the Oregon CoastMichelle Duarte, owner of the WildSpring Guest Habitat, an eco friendly travel inn on the Oregon Coast, made us aware of this wonderful article written by C.J. Good.  You'll find more information about Ms.  Good's sustainable writings at sustainablecontentment.com:

Oregon Coastline: A Bed and Breakfast Inn That Renews, Recharges and Rejuvenates

Author: C.J. Good

Have you ever sojourned to a place that thrilled and excited you? Have you ever felt your spirit vibrate in response to the fierceness...

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A Gift of Pampering for Mother's Day at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inn

Mother's Day is just a few weeks out.  Wanting to give the perfect gift?  Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers can be just that.  When giving the gift of lodging you will be giving the gift of a unique Oregon experience.  And the recipient can decide where and when to use them.  So maybe they'd like to walk in the sand on the Oregon Coast.  Hike or snow shoe along the rim of Crater Lake.  Catch a new museum exhibit in Portland.  Ski world class snow.  Sample a pinot noir in the...

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Sakura Ridge - The Farm and Lodge. Exquisite lodging in the Columbia River Gorge

Sakura Ridge The Farm and Lodge with Panoramic Views of Mt Hood and the Hood River ValleySakura Ridge - The Farm and Lodge, is a working orchard and Oregon bed and breakfast located on the west slopes of the Hood River Valley.  You'll feel like you are sitting on top of the world as you enjoy panoramic views of the valley and majestic Mt Hood from your private patios or the extensive decks.

The Farm grows organic dark sweet cherries and delicate pears many of which make it to the amazing breakfasts served at the Lodge along with many other organic fruits and vegetables grown...

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What to See & Do in Jacksonville Oregon

Now here's a nice little first hand travelogue about Jacksonville Oregon.  Kat of Katty's Cosy Cove took the time to write about her recent visit to Jacksonville in Southern Oregon.  I think it was the title, "A French Inspiration in Jacksonville Oregon" that caught my eye.  But what's thrilling are all of her wonderful photos!

Unfortunately her images won't come across to this blog post, but it's worth clicking through and visiting her blog.  Kat spent time in A French BouTEAque, a lovely little...

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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.  Straddling the mighty Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of both Washington and Oregon!  From the marine influenced climate of Underwood Mountain to the arid dryland of the Eastern Gorge, from Albarino to Zinfandel, the grapes and wines of this unique region are a spectacular...
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"My Stay at Bybee's Historic Inn...Jacksonville, Oregon"

Guest Room at Bybee'sHave I mentioned lately how much I love my "volunteer" job with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild?  Well, if not...here goes!  I LOVE THIS GIG!!!

I am one half of the OBBG membership team and believe me when I say that it is all about being a "team!"  Many of our innkeepers have experience when performing inspections for new inns and re-inspecting those inns that have been members for many years.  However, one inn in particular...Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, OR joined us about one...Read More
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