What is more inviting than a cozy inn on a very cold winter evening? Well, if you ask me...nothing!
Many small towns and villages will be celebrating the holidays this year by bringing back the sweet memories we have of being children at Christmas by celebrating simply and blissfully this holiday season.
Downtown Albany, Oregon doesn't just stop at turning the community Christmas tree light switch on while 100's gather to watch. Nor do they stop at a little old horse drawn sleigh wagon ride round town to see the historic homes that grace the Monteith District all lit up. Nor do they stop with just a little visit from the "bearded man" himself! Albany starts celebrating this Saturday and the partying doesn't end till we are all fat and sassy on Christmas night!
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has 90 inns just waiting for you to book your holiday stay this season. Two of these inns are located in Albany where you can spend a white winter evening strolling the tree lined canal, walk through the downtown and watch as all the shops and boutiques are vieing for the "best decorated Christmas window" or just enjoy one of five 1st. Avenue restaurants. Sybaris, Clemenza's, BamBoo Diner, Boccherini's or Vault 244...you choose and be pleasantly stuffed by some of the best local culinary experiences in the Willamette Valley!
December 5th marks the first "Christmas At The Inn" parlor boutique at The Pfeiffer Cottage Inn. Special Parlor Boutique Room Rates, enjoying tree lighting downtown, watching or even joining the "downtown twice around Christmas parade" and it's shop till you drop all over the region. Specialty sweet boutiques that are only open a few times a year are inviting you join us on the 5th and sip hot cranberry tea and sample fudge at The Vintage Roost or Christmas cookies at Albany Antique Mart, maybe try a few Moonstruck Christmas Chocolates at Isabella's Garden and of course enjoy an "inn tour" that may get you a wee cup of tea and a cherry almond scone!
So, fat and sassy in Oregon all starts this weekend in historic downtown Albany. A true Christmas cookie culinary experience that you can find at any Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn this holiday season!