"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

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

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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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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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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Winter Whale Watching Week on the Oregon Coast

The Whale Watching Center near Oregon Coast LodgingEvery winter gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route from Alaska to Mexico, spouting geyser-like blasts of spray as they go. Thanks to towering coastal bluffs and a string of beaches set aside as state parks, Oregon offers visitors front-row seats for whale watching.  People come from all over the United States to learn about the gray whales that migrate past our coast each year. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during Watch Weeks...Read More

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

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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The Hood River Holiday Market and Winery Events in the Columbia River Gorge. And for you, the Gift of Luxury Lodging

Choose a Hood River Bed and Breakfast while visiting the Columbia River Gorge and the Holiday MarketFind the best hand-made crafts and one-of-a-kind gifts at the 2010 Hood River Holiday Market.

This event is your opportunity to find the perfect gift for your loved ones or even for yourself!  You'll find 30+ vendors providing unique items, that you can't find anywhere else, all gathered in one place.

Holiday Market hours are 9am to 4pm on November 20 and November 27 at Westside Elementary School, 3685 Belmont Drive, Hood River.

Inn at the Gorge Bed and Breakfast in Hood River Oregon
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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

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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Week Two - Travel Oregon Fish Week

A month of so ago I introduced you to Wanderfeast, a celebration of food, foodies, and your chance for an authentic Oregon Culinary Vacation.  From the wine crush in Applegate Valley to the chanterelles hiding in the Coast Range to the fish and game that frolic in every nook and cranny of Oregon, ten top chefs will chase after ten of Oregon’s finest epicurean products. It’s ten weeks of foodie bliss, from one end of Oregon to the other.  And you’re invited to come along.

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An Oregon Bed & Breakfast and Wine Country by Horseback!

Growing up around horses didn't prepare me for this ride!  Wanting to find something fun to do in the Willamette Valley that involved wine tasting, a horse and a beautiful ride through those gorgeous vineyards led me to discover "Equestrian Wine Tours!"

Seeing those black mares waiting for us as we pulled up to begin our tour, got me itchin' to climb up and get going!  The ride through the vineyards of the Willamette Valley on this unique tour was not only exciting but the perfect way to see and...Read More

Blueberry Croissant French Toast from the Sandlake Country Inn

Sandlake Country Inn on the beautiful Oregon CoastOK.  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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Kiyokawa Family Orchards and some Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts

Kiyokawa Family Orchards near a unique Mt Hood Bed and BreakfastHanner's Jumbo.  Zestar.  Hokutoi.  Sansa.  Ever heard of these apples?  How about Butter, Mederis, or Cascade pears?  I hadn't until I discovered an amazing family farm just a mile and a half from our innKiyokawa Family Orchards, located in the Upper Hood River Valley, has been growing the finest produce since 1911 and along with the "old world" varieties you'll find also the more common Bartletts, Gravs and Fuji.  The fertile soils found at the base of Mt Hood and glacier fed water sources...Read More

Oregon Fall Foliage will not Disappoint Avid Leaf Peepers

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 evergreen background.

Mt Hood and the Fall Foliage of the Mt Hood National Forest
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 change....

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It's Time to Discover the "Better Way to Stay" at a Unique Bed and Breakfast

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... Read More

Solena Estate Presents "New World - Old World" Comparative Tasting Series

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 Breakfast 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 complexity.

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Homes For Sale In Oregon!

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 Albany and The Willamette Valley to get a glimpse of some of the most unique homes in the country. 

A...Read More