A Bicycling Princess and Her Prince on The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Trail!

Bicyclists at an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Membership InnIt's that time of year when hard core bicyclists brave the Oregon Spring weather and just get out there and ride.  Unable to put it off any longer, they put up with whatever the Pacific Northwest brings and take their ride come rain or shine.  These nice folks pictured here took that ride and are enjoying the scenery, the quintessential valley villages and towns that speckle this part of the country with a sweetness not found anywhere else!

He is used to riding the wilds on his mountain bike but...Read More
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So...you're engaged!

Find Wedding Bliss at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Wedding VenueSA stunning wedding cake at an Oregon bed and Breakfast Guild Wedding Venueo...whether you JUST got engaged, are planning to GET engaged or just come to weddings for the cake, come to one of our very gorgeous Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild wedding venues!

I just checked out the web page that shows all of the inn's in our guild that host weddings.  I am already married but I wanna do it again...at one of these places!  

How does this sound..."a landscaped vineyard with gorge views" or "a wedding with the grace of a bygone era." Or this one..."a romantic legacy!"  Still...Read More
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Wine Country Farm...An Oregon Bed and Breakfast!

Wine Country InnA view from any room in this newest Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inn is the best view in the house!

From atop a hill, surrounded by acres of vineyards, sits the Wine Country Farm.  True to its name, this inn is perfectly situated in some of the most fertile land in the country and yes they do take advantage of that by producing some of the best wine in the valley as well. 

In the inn keeping business for about 20 years, JoanWine Country Farm offers nine rooms with private baths, free WiFi, down comforters, robes and all the usual amenities you'll find at any well appointed hotel.Davenport runs quite an operation at her inn in Dayton....Read More
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"A Southern Oregon Inn...Country Willows, Ashland, Oregon"

willow tree"Comfortable quiet rooms in a restored 1896 farmhouse, private cottage and barn, with your own family of goats and geese.  Inviting willow furniture on two spacious porches and a heated swimming pool open Spring through Fall."

Just a bit of what you may experience at Country Willows B & B Ashland, Oregon and there is so much more.

Five acres of lush Oregon gardens, trees, fields and all the comforts of home!  Country Willows in Southern Oregon has new innkeepers.  Kara and Dan Burian purchased...Read More
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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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Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn...welcome from the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild!

Le Puy “Le Puy is an 8-room, 4-season, destination inn for the Yamhill Wine Valley. The inn strives to exemplify sustainability from the food offered, to the products used, to the care for the environment from the exterior to the interior. Our goal is to provide a superior hospitality experience.  Our mission is to be an authentic “eco-inn”.  We host meetings, retreats and seminars as well as intimate weddings, anniversaries and reunions. Guests are invited to come to the inn to re-balance themselves...Read More
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Midway Farms...a daffodil garden walk!

Farm adventures!Spring is in the air and even though we are expecting snow this week, I can see the bulbs beginning to bloom in my garden.  And, at Midway Farms between Corvallis and Albany, Oregon, you can attend a "Daffodil Garden Walk!"

On Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th come check out why the Willamette Valley is the best place to see those spring flowers bloom.  Enjoy the walk while you peruse the sweet daffodils at Midway Farmsbarn containing all the good things that come naturally from Midway Farms where "working with...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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Southern Oregon...Bybee's Historic Inn for Valentine's Weekend!

Bybee's Historic InnNeed a little nudge...or maybe a huge shove in the romantic direction?  In the list of upcoming romantic weekend getaways here's one you won't want to miss:

Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon is hosting a very romantic:


"Valentine's Chocolate Lovers' Getaway
Catered by Chef William Prahl

Dinner and Accommodations
Chocolate in every course paired with wine
 
Saturday February 12, 2011
 
Monday February 14, 2011
 
Due to the high volume of reservations,
"Chocolate Lovers' Getaway"
is also...Read More
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Bend, Oregon...what a nice ride!


Me and my snowmobile! Last week we spent a few days in Bend, Oregon. Last year we went snowmobiling twice and loved it so a copy of 2010's fun and exciting experiences are on tap for 2011 as well.

Ray booked us a 4 hour snowmobiling trip and taking friends from SoCal, we wanted to show them a good time in Oregon so we took the longer tour and had lunch at a lodge accessible only by snowmobile. Taking the wrong trail a few times made the trip better and following each other through the snow, through groomed roads...Read More
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Tuscany in the Willamette Valley!

Black Walnut guest room!"Set amid vineyards, orchards and acres of forest the Black Walnut Inn offers luxurious surroundings in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Newly constructed and reminiscent of Tuscan villas of old, the inn is filled with modern art andguest bath at Black Walunu Inn amenities blended expertly with beautiful antiques, old world details and the works of local artisans."

Being on our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership committee sure has its perks!  What can I say...I get to see some of the most beautiful inns in the...Read More
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"THIS PLACE IS SPECTACULAR!"...Oregon Bed and Breakfasts!

Bybee's"Romance, relaxation and history enhance the magic of Bybee’s, where time stands still and grace, elegance and hospitality await you."

You can find this statement right on Bybee's Historic Inns website!  It's an amazing inn that we just added to our very sweet list of inns that belong to The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Located in Southern Oregon, Bybee's in Jacksonville, is the perfect spot enjoy all the goodness that Southern Oregon exudes.  Sitting among some of the most gorgeous...Read More
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Culinary tourism in Oregon begins here!

Albany Nosh Tour!Small town Oregon, tons of delicious restaurants, chef's making their "own" creations, using all local ingredients of course!  So, what does one do with resources like that?  Well, we create a food tour of course!  Tastes, sips, bites...a nosh perhaps?

The Albany Nosh Tours began this past June and they were a hit from the get go!  I think we had them at that Traegered prime rib or maybe it was that homemade pasta that Ruby just prepared and filled with buttered butternut squash or maybe it was...Read More
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A Vintage Christmas in Oregon!

"31st Annual Christmas Parlour Tour"

Join us for our Christmas Parlour Tour of Historic Homes!

Churches, Museums and our library along with several vintage homes will be open for touring on Sunday, December 12, 2010 from 2pm – 7pm!Christmas 2010!

This Christmas tour will feature several historic homes (listed on the ticket with a map), which have been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated for the holidays. Along with the homes on tour, guests will visit the Whitespires Church, The United Presbyterian...Read More
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Coming To Oregon For The Holidays?...take the epicurean trail!

Whether you are just passing through, planning to stay or just haven't made up your mind yet, consider visiting one or more of Oregon's quaint villages, small towns or even the big city! Boasting historical districts consisting of vintage homes, downtown buildings and bed and breakfasts from Jacksonville to Albany and from McMinnville to Astoria, finding that perfect place to dine, explore and stay overnight isn't hard!

This time of year is when you find native Oregonians holding on to the edge...Read More
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An Oregon Art Studio and Gift Boutique!

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has many membership inns all over Oregon.  And in some of those inn's, artist's reside!

Edelweiss Manor B & B in the Willamette Valley is not only home to one of the most beautiful historic homes in Oregon, it's also home to the NW Artist Studio and Gift Boutique and A Touch of Class Day Spa!

Sitting pretty on a few acres of pristine gardens is a place just outside Albany, Oregon where you can escape the busy city and enjoy the country as you peruse through this...Read More
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Slow Food, a Local Chef and an Oregon Experience!

Perusing this new book today got me reeling with excitement about the Pacific Northwest.  It really doesn't take much to make that happen but seeing my inn along with our local restaurants, special places to see, shop and experience in Joan Tapper's new book is very cool!

Joan Tapper and photographer Nik Wheeler spent a few days at our inn a while back as they gathered infomation on their new venture.  Only one in a series, this book focuses on the Pacific Northwest and all the wonderful things...Read More
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Haunted Inns, Cemetery Tours and the best places in Oregon to get scared to death!!!

Although we would never claim that any of our inns are haunted, we will claim that the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inns are located in some the scariest places in Oregon!

Actually, our inns are pretty cool mostly because they are located in some of the best historic places in the state!  For example, Jacksonville is the sweetest little town and if you love seeing all the fall colors, pumpkins sitting on stoops and enjoy the scent of fresh cider in the air, you really need to...
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Take me to your apples please!

Apples at the Albany Farmer's Market last week!This is my most favorite time of year!  I love Autumn, I love the fruit, I love the weather, the trees just beginning to turn colors and drop their leaves, the food and everything else that depicts the perfection here in Oregon right now!

Oregon Bounty is happening all over the state.  There is truly a plethora of wonderful foods being prepared by our chef's as they forage our local Farmer's Markets, pick from their very own gardens and find those perfect items for their fall menu's.  Kind...Read More
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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
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