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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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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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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The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway...the best places to park your bike!

Guest Blogger: Jennifer McCormick, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, via...rideoregonride.com

"Bicyclists at The Pfeiffer Cottage InnOregon Scenic Bikeways are chosen with cyclists in mind: endearing historic downtowns, breathtaking scenery, and bicycle lanes where possible. Oregon’s first designated scenic bikeway celebrates the Willamette Valley, its people and its splendor. The 127-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB) travels through one of the most diverse agricultural regions on earth, and showcases the...Read More
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Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Ranch in Central Oregon

Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Central Oregon RanchLong Hollow Ranch, a unique ranch stay in of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, offers an at home atmosphere perfect for every season of the year. Join us for Bed & Breakfast during fall, winter or spring.  Off season weather can be unpredictable and capricious, so outdoor activities may be limited, but the ranch houses are quiet and comfortable - A Perfect Getaway!

Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups and...

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Getting Away from the Rest of the World: Oregon's south coast

Submitted by guest blogger Michelle Duarte
Innkeeper WildSpring Guest Habitat
Port Orford, Oregon

The south coast is the place for travelers who want to get away from the same old thing - traffic, strip malls, franchise hotels and restaurants. Travelers who'd like to bring home tales of something off-beat, who enjoy exploring the special but quirky.

Forest scene in Oregon's South Coast - WildSrping Guest HabitatOregon's spectacular south coast is a world all its own, very different from its northern counterpart. It is remote, underdeveloped, without the...

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Cricketwood Country Bed and Breakfast ~ #4 Bed and Breakfast on TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards List for 2011

Travelers' Choice Awards 2011NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/  TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® awards.  This year 676 establishments were recognized in the ninth year of the competition. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

"Based on reviews from millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is able to...

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Kelty Estate Bed and Breakfast ~ Historic Oregon Wine Country Lodging

Whatever your pleasure—romantic getaway, playing hookey from work, change of pace, touring Oregon's Wine Country or even a quiet weekend just for you, you can find it at the Kelty Estate Bed and Breakfast.

Kelty Estate Bed and BreakfastAn inspected and approved inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, Kelty Estate is located in one of Oregon's many wine country regions and is just 48 miles from Portland, 60 miles from beautiful beaches at Lincoln City or zero miles from the most relaxing holiday you have ever enjoyed.

Built...

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Anne Hathaway's Bed and Breakfast and Garden Suites ~ Unique Ashland Oregon Lodging

Anne Hathaway's Bed and Breakfast and Garden Suites offers the discriminating visitor to Ashland, Oregon, unique lodging choices and a variety of options that guarantee every guest an unparalleled experience in hospitality borne of old-fashioned common courtesy and leading-edge amenities.

Anne HathawayGuests staying at Anne Hathaway's, Ashland, Oregon, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival park their cars in the off-street lot and walk everywhere, it's just over 4 blocks to the theatre.  For your Ashland,...

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Sled Dog Races in Oregon ~ A Great Way to Celebrate Winter!

Sled Dog Races in Oregon, a great way to celebrate winter. Photo courtesy of 2005 International Dog-Sled Races The infectious enthusiasm and energy of sled dogs will be seen and heard by young and old spectators alike at two different Oregon Sled Dog events.  This year’s Annual Chemult Sled Dog Races, January 15 & 16, is particularly special as it marks 50 years of sled dog racing in Oregon.  And this week it's time for Eagle Cap Extreme which starts this Thursday, January 6th at the Ferguson Ridge Ski Areaoutside of Joseph Oregon.  The every popular veterinary checks for sled dogs takes place at 9 am on...Read More
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Oregon's Winter Vacations Start at the Member Inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member InnFrom the small community owned slopes of Ferguson Ridge Ski Area in Eastern Oregon to the slopes of Mt Ashland in the south, Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after your day's adventure, get pampered at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast member inn nearby.

The Innkeepers of Central and Eastern Oregon await your visit....

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Oregon Innkeeper Wins Ponzi Vineyards Facebook Contest

Submitted by guest blogger Shari Lobenstein
Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast

Ponzi Vineyards CookbookThe Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast is thrilled to be a winner of a signed copy of the popular PonziVineyards Cookbook.  We are looking forward to preparing the recipes, hoping the dishes will somehow resemble the awesome photos in the book!  Perhaps you will be the lucky guest who will be treated to one of the breakfast recipes!

Ponzi Vineyards founder, Nancy Ponzi shares her experience hosting gatherings of all sizes and occasions...

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The 24th Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres on the Oregon Coast

The 24th Annual Holiday Lights Display at Shore Acres State ParkIn 1906 Louis J. Simpson, pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder, built a beautiful home for his wife, Cassie, perched on a scenic bluff above the spectacular Oregon Coast and the Pacific Ocean.  Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs and flowering plants brought from around the world.  Today it is an Oregon State Park where something is in bloom almost every day of the year.

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Portland's Art and Craft Extravaganzas, Brew Fests and Festive Bed and Breakfasts

Portland Restaurants and Bed and Breakfasts are at the forefront of supporting local and sustainable farms, artisan bakeries and cheese makers.  Start the day visiting our many specialty shops, art galleries and quaint boutiques.  Dine in our fine restaurants or local brewpubs, located throughout the city’s neighborhoods.  Finish your day at a unique inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

While in town this holiday season be sure to attend one of the many holiday events taking place in and...

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Stock up on Holiday Wines from the Distinct Viticultural Areas of Oregon

Thanksgiving weekend's open houses in Oregon offer a great chance to discover the wines of Oregon along with the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Oregon produces a variety of World Class Wines and OregonLive has revamped their wine maps and listings to specifically focus on the region's distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are the unique wine growing regions that are defined by geographical features, allowing growers to produce more than 70 varieties of wine grapes,...Read More
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Wonders Never Cease in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.  Not to mention some of the unique Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Thanks to the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for sharing this video.


 
Explore the lush Rogue...
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Prospect Historic Hotel's Gastronomic Getaway

Prospect, Oregon, Crater Lake National Park's closest full service town is showcased by the nationally registered Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House. The Historic Hotel is a 10 room Bed and Breakfast Inn with private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, breakfasts.
A unique bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, the historic hotel provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths...Read More
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The Willamette River Country Wine Trail and the B&Bs of Albany, Oregon

The article "Introducing the Willamette River Country Wine Trail" features details of a newly formed Oregon Country Trail in and around Albany, Oregon, and also features two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inns as lodging options in this historic city.

Edelweiss Manor Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Edelweiss Manor is an historic landmark in the Albany, Oregon, area. Original blue prints list a construction date of 1908. It's design is a Four Square Farm House with a wrap around veranda with pillars. The home is located on 2.86 acres of what...

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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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