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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Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast and Events Historic Cottage Grove, Oregon

Guest Blogger:
Cindy Weeldreyer
Freelance writer for the Cottage Grove Sentinel

Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cottage Grove, OregonApple Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cottage Grove, Oregon, provides peach and quiet on 200+ acres of forest land with walking trails and beautiful landscaping. Comfortable rooms with quality linens, satellite TV, frig, microwave, cozy socks, heated neck wraps and delicious food. Enjoy their great hospitality. In the country yet close to services. Come be pampered!  Plan your visit to Apple Inn B&B and Cottage Grove around...

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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
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St Helens, Oregon ~ A Small Town with Big Surprises and an Elegant B&B

St Helens, Oregon with Mt St Helens in the distanceThere's a quirky little town on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a half-hour drive north of Portland, that is trying to discover itself. St Helens Oregon has already been discovered by Hollywood, for one.  Recently numerous scenes from "Twilight" were filmed here and each October Olde Towne recreated in the manner of the popular 1998 Disney movie, "Halloweentown".

Dozens of fishing boats might be waiting in the harbor for the tide to turn and the salmon to run.  The local brewery,...

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A Labor of Love ~ The Gardens of the Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast

Guest Blogger
Kathe McIntire
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 Story

The Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast in Cottage Grove, Oregon"I 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...

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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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Cottage Grove, Oregon’s Bohemia Mining Days Festival – July 15-18

Submitted by guest blogger Kathe McIntire
Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast
Cottage Grove, Oregon

Saturday, June 16, 2010 by Cindy Weeldreyer
   

Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast, a quality inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildThe Apple Inn Bed and Breakfast invites you to join us and celebrate Cottage Grove’s rich history at our annual community festival.

The four-day 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...

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It's Berry Season in the Willamette Valley

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!!

** Strawberry:  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. 

** Silvan... Read More
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Lavender Daze in the Hood River Valley and other Oregon Lavender Festivals

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.  

I may be a little bias but my favorite lavender farm is Ho...

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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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FARM to FORK ~ An Authentic Oregon Culinary Experience

FARM to FORK photo courtesy of http://farmtoforkevents.com/

FARM to FORK is a "traveling farm-to-table restaurant, local food fundraiser, and community celebration rolled into one! Our unique FARM to FORK dinners are designed to reconnect people to the source of their food, and to honor the talented farmers, food artisans, winemakers, and chefs that contribute to the growing culinary reputation and local food community of Southern Oregon"

Scheduling for the 2012 FARM to FORK events scheduled have begun and the promoters of this event invite you to "meet...

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New York Times likes Oregon Organic Wines and Abbey Road Farm

Congratulations to Oregon B&B Guild member Abbey Road Farm 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 30, 2010)! 

Abbey Road Farm Oregon Wine Country LodgingBonnie 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... Read More
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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. 

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Rhubarb Muffins in The Willamette Valley!

Lobenhaus B & B in Carlton, ORCentrally 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 turned out!



RHUBARB  MUFFINS

MIX:
3/4 cup brown sugar
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Culinary Travel and Oregon Coast Lodging in Astoria

April 23-25, 2010 The annual 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 Astoria Crab Seafood and Wine Festival, a Culinary Delightregion'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...
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American Idol Finalists of the Lodging Industry

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 old!

"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 right idea.

However, this is just one...

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Wooden Shoes, Tasty Brews, and Feller House Bed and Breakfast

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.

Wooden Shoes and Tasty Brews 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 welcome.

Brewers featured: Seven Bridges Brewing of Silverton;...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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One Step ~ 4 Counties ~ Many Bed and Breakfast Options

It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.  But it's not.

Four Counties Marker in the Tillamook State ForestEveryone has heard about America’s Four Corners.  That would be the only place where four state boundaries meet: Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

In Oregon our Four County Point in the Tillamook State Forest notes the meeting of Clatsop, Columbia, Washington and Tillamook counties.

The trailhead has a brown four counties sign on the north side of U.S. 26, at milepost 34.8 (this is 2.9 miles west of the Timber-Vernonia...

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Calling All Amateur Chamber Music Players (Strings, that is): 4th Annual Springs Strings in the Wallowas, April 23-26, 2010 in Northeastern Oregon!

Wallowa Valley Music Alliance Spring Strings in the Wallowas at Oregon bed and breakfasts in Enterprise and Joseph Oregon
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
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