Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by
While hiking the Mt Hood National Forest just today I
noticed a hint of fall colors. The vine maples were more
orange than green. Through past experience I know what to
expect and the leaf peepers of Oregon will not be disappointed as a
variety of deciduous trees begin to change against a bold
Typically one can expect the Willamette Valley peak color
change to happen during the third week in October.
The higher you go in the Cascade Mountains the earlier the color
Sunday, September 12, 2010 by
Have you stayed at a B&B lately? The Professional
Association of Innkeepers International,(PAII), has created
the Better Way to
Stay campaign, the B&B industry's only
industry-wide, industry-supported grassroots campaign to promote
the B&B experience. Our goal is to educate travelers
on the unique offerings of bed and breakfasts, drive
awareness to B&Bs and associations such as the Oregon Bed
and Breakfast Guild and to ultimately convert hotel-stayers to
inngoers. The campaign will take a...
Friday, August 6, 2010 by
Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast
Cottage Grove, Oregon
It was determined by Kathe in 2001 that a project that required
physical labor and exercise was in order. So the garden at the
Apple Inn B&B began.
The Apple Inn Garden
discovered a delightful yard next door to my daughters family in
Creswell and in my curiosity was leaning over the fence and gawking
when the lady of the house came home. She gave me the tour and the
name of guy who had designed and created her...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by
The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American Vitaculture
Area), stretches 150 miles from Portland, Oregon. to
south of Salem and consists of
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
The inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast...Read More
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by
Yes, there are homes for sale in
Oregon...vintage homes in a town that boasts the most in the entire
state! Albany, Oregon has over 700 historic homes and
buildings and they are all within four historic districts.
Each year, some of these gorgeous dwellings are open for the Annual
Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens Tour. This year that
happens to be on July 31st! Join hundreds of visitor's to
and The Willamette Valley to get a glimpse of some of the most
unique homes in the country.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by
From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks
can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard
images. Read More
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 miles of Oregon's coastline from the
Oregon–California border to Tillamook Head.
This is a place where eight of America's
most beautiful wild and scenic rivers tumble...
Sunday, June 27, 2010 by
Submitted by guest blogger Kathe McIntire
Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Saturday, June 16, 2010 by Cindy
Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast invites you to join us and
celebrate Cottage Grove’s rich history at our annual community
family-friendly event tranforms the city park into Bohemia City
featuring music and entertainers, demonstrations, contests, themed
meals and vendor booths offering food, beverages, community
information, unique gifts...
Saturday, June 26, 2010 by
We love our Berries!! Any one of them could be called our
favorite! There is nothing quite as delicious as a berry
plucked right from the plant. And the Berries of the
Willamette Valley are ripe for the pickin'. Here are but a
few of my favorites, really just a few!!
: The fragrantly sweet
juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both
the taste and aesthetics of any meal..It is no wonder they are
the most popular berry fruit in the world.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by
What do you think of when we say the word "Lavender"?
Aromatic, fragrant, relaxing, soothing are a few
adjectives that come to mind. Leave the hustle and
bustle of daily life behind, visit an Oregon Lavender
Farm and prepare to relax. During the weekend
of July 9-11, 2010, over 30 Lavender Farms in Oregon
will open their farms to tours, workshops and celebrations, many
including food and music, during the peak of the lavender
season. Read More
I may be a little bias but my favorite lavender farm is
Tuesday, June 1, 2010 by
spring snows have been making for great late season snowshoe
adventures but have delayed the opening of the North Entrance
Road to Crater Lake National Park for a couple more weeks.
But open it will and then visitors can experience one of the most
scenic National Parks in our nation, Crater Lake, while on an eco
With a depth of more than 1,900 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest
lake in the U.S. It's setting, in a massive caldera atop
the Cascades, and beauty makes the lake...Read More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 by
Congratulations to Oregon B&B Guild member Abbey
near Carlton, Oregon, for their mention in Bonnie
Tsui's recent New York Times Travel section article, "On This
Oregon Trail, Pioneers Embrace Organic Wine
" (NYT Travel, April
Bonnie writes:. . .For those on the eco-trail, there are also inventive
places to stay, like Abbey Road
Farm, a five-room bed-and-breakfast on a
working farm with modern rooms inside converted grain silos.
Circular rooms have floors warmed by radiant...
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by
located in the heart of the Willamette Valley,
Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast and Vineyard has sent us this very
tasty recipe to share with our readers.
This muffin recipe looks easy and we love that! We can't wait
to try it.
Thanks innkeepers Shari & Joe Lobenstein for sharing.
You'll find the Lobenhaus as one of the unique inns of the Oregon
Bed & Breakfast Guild.
If you happen to try this recipe, be sure to let us know how it
3/4 cup brown sugar
Monday, April 5, 2010 by
The Wings and Wine Festival
scheduled for May 8, 2009 at Fern Ridge. The extensive
wetlands provide unique habitats for a variety of wildlife,
including breeding birds and a large variety of birding
opportunities for all levels.Pre-registration
for some activities.
There are many nature walks planned and a van tour of local
wineries and tasting rooms. Nothing like mixing a little
geotourism and culinary tourism on the same trip!
Where to stay? Fern Ridge is located 10 miles west...Read More
Sunday, April 4, 2010 by
April 23-25, 2010Read More
Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival
is one of
Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the
bounty of the Pacific as well as on the
region's famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon,
oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome
microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the
freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and crafts
booths. The highlight of the three-day festival is...
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by
Here are two things that don't fit together: "generic" and
"bed and breakfast accommodations" Ask any bed and breakfast
traveler and they'll tell you. But, there are people out
there who think the old stereotype still exists. Thanks
to Fox News' Paul Eisenberg for helping to clear out the
"If your idea of a bed
and breakfast experience involves antique furniture, creaky floors,
and sharing bathrooms and meals with strangers, well, you have the
However, this is just one...
Friday, March 19, 2010 by
Kick off the 25th Annual
Tulip Festival, March 25 - April 25
, with a weekend of
Oregon-grown craft brews, clogging, tulips, and family fun! Wooden
Shoes and Tasty Brews will run opening weekend: Saturday, March
27th and Sunday, March 28th from noon to 6pm.
The event will feature Willamette Valley craft brewers,
Bavarian-style food, clog dancing, and live music. Wooden Shoes
& Tasty Brews is family-friendly and as always, children are
Brewers featured: Seven Bridges Brewing of Silverton;...Read More
Sunday, February 28, 2010 by
Are you a classical string musician? Play violin, viola or
cello? We want you
for the 4th Annual
Springs Strings in the Wallowas!
This event, co-hosted by the Wallowa
Valley Music Alliance
and Wallowa County Oregon bed and
breakfasts, is definitely an authentic Oregon
experience. Chamber music was designed to be played in
salons and homes. Every Friday to Monday of the last
weekend in April, the bed and breakfast accommodations in Wallowa
County welcome string musicians into their...Read More
Thursday, February 18, 2010 by
Located in Pacific City, The Craftsman Bed
& Breakfast welcomes you to experience beautiful Oregon
Coast Lodging in style, grace, and
comfort. Read More
The Craftsman B&B was awarded the Best Period
Restoration Award in the LanierBB.com Guests’ Greatest
Picks Award program out of 8,500 B&B’s world wide.
Built in 1921, The Craftsman B&B was renovated in 2004-2005 to
return the character of the period and modernize the
workings. Classic Arts and Crafts elements were
incorporated - from the Greene & Greene...
Monday, February 8, 2010 by
Our last trip to the Hood River region of Oregon, took us home on
the South side of Mt. Hood. A change of scenery from the
absolute breathtaking gorge and Columbia River, we chose to drive
"the other side" of the mountain!
Timberline, on through Government Camp and then to our quick stop
over to visit Brightwood
Guest House B & B! A unique
bed and breakfast and often heard of, I was dying to see their
outdoor soaking tubs in person. Ahhh...if only I was a guest
here! Someday...Read More
Sunday, February 7, 2010 by
Now here's a real insider's view
of what to do for
Valentine's Day in Portland Oregon. "Travel Geek" works at
the Oregon Welcome Center at the Portland International
Airport. She's lived in Portland for 30 years, so she knows
her way around!
Travel Geek offers a complete Portlander's guide for
Valentine's Day with ideas for "Events that Inspire Romance" plus
"Places that Fill You with Love" (a Northwest Culinary experience
in itself) and "More Pragmatic, Less Romantic (and still
fun). She's...Read More