What I like about bed and breakfasts in Oregon (Doily Decision 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey sports fans--do you like an Oregon bed and breakfast of the traditional type with doilies on the nightstands?  Or are you the type of traveler to prefer your bed and breakfast lodging be doily-free?  Well, here's your chance to let us Oregon innkeepers know.

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International (affectionately known as PAII and pronounce as "pie") is holding a vote: DOILY DECISION 2012.  We need to hear from you, the guests who stay in our Oregon bed...

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The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Tidepools of the Oregon Coast - Photo from TravelOregon.comIt's that time of year again.  Time to start planning that Oregon Road Trip.  Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads.  I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating create amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

'Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it's possible...

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Just Steps from the Pacific Ocean is this Oregon Coast Lodging Bed and Breakfast

10th Avenue Inn Bed and BreakfastFrom the steps of the 10th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast you can enjoy Seaside's famous Promenade for an early morning walk or a breathtaking sunset.  A short walk to shopping and restaurants. Fill your day with short trips to view the mighty Columbia River from the Astoria Column, visit history at Lewis and Clark's Fort Clatsop, historic Fort Stevens and the shipwreck of the Peter Iredale. Picnic and feed the seagulls while viewing Haystack Rock at Ecola State Park, or go for 18 holes at one of...

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Hike the Oregon Coast and at the end of the trail, a Comfortable Bed and Breakfast

Some of the nation’s most pristine scenery lies on Oregon’s coast, which is also known as being perhaps the cleanest beaches in the U.S. Take a breathtaking hike above giant cliffs of basalt for breathtaking views, stroll along long stretches of immaculate beaches.  The The Pristine Oregon CoastOregon Coast is where bundles of beautiful hiking trails meander through tiny mountain ranges, all along offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

If you really want to rough it there are numerous campgrounds - both modern and...

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Oregon Coast Winery Hosts Bluegrass Festival

Sandlake Country Inn for romantic bed and breakfast lodgingFor Oregon Coast Lodging choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Leave the stress behind and plan a romantic weekend getaway while enjoying fine Oregon Coast wines, the amazing Oregon Coast and Nehalem Bay Winery's 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival 'n' BBQ.
 
Astoria bluegrass masters Brownsmead Flats will be headlining the show.  Seattle alt country rock outfit Western Star goes on just before Brownsmead Flats, and Nehalem songstress the Denise Drake Trio opens the show.  The...Read More
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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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A very cheesy post from your favorite lodging in Oregon (bed and breakfast, that is)

Sometimes I just can't help myself when I find something amusing on the internet.  Who doesn't like Tillamook cheese?  It's hard not to enjoy something so uniquely Oregon.  You'll find Tillamook cheese in use from our Astoria Oregon bed and breakfast inns to the Bend Oregon bed and breakfast inns and even all the way to the Prospect Historic Hotel (our Crater Lake lodging member). 

So here's the new video from Tillamook Cheese as they take their Loaf Love Tour.  The website's entertaining too,...Read More
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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
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Room for One, Please!

Astoria Oregon bridgeNow, I've nothing against bed and breakfasts for couples.  Plenty of couples come our way and thoroughly enjoy their bed & breakfast stay.  But how about a room for one?  In these days of hectic work schedules, traffic snarls, committment overload--how about a little rest and relaxation for the  spouse/partner that needs a break?

Imagine a trip to a Seaside Oregon bed and breakfast or maybe an Astoria Oregon Bed and Breakfast just for yourself.  No schedules to keep.  Breakfast when you want it....

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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!

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What to do on the Oregon Coast

Clamming on the Oregon Coast photo courtesy of The Daily AstorianJerry Olsen, writing for The Daily Astorian on Oct 15, 2009, has got this whole "what to do on the Oregon Coast" thing well in hand.  Check out his article, "Enjoying the Coast from A to Z" to find out all sorts of things to see and do in Clatsop and Pacific Counties--the northernmost coastal Oregon counties.

In his cruise through the alphabet, the letter "I" stands for "Inns" and he means Oregon coast lodging in the form of a bed and breakfast.  "Bed & Breakfasts abound.  Treat yourself to a...Read More
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Smokin' on the Columbia: State Championship Chili Cookoff May 2nd in Astoria!

Now, here's a great excuse for an Oregon weekend getaway to Astoria.  Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's "Smokin' on the Columbia" is a state-wide chili cookoff and barbecue with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Clatsop County.

But there's more!  Teams competing for top prizes will walk away with $1,000 in prize money for the best chili and barbecue.  Food will be available to the public on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11 am to 3 pm, so plan your lunchtime accordingly.  The event takes place...Read More
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Road Trip Along The Southern Oregon Coast

My husband and I get away about twice a month.  Our get aways "always" include an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inn.  We have already planned our next trip if you call jumping in your car and heading for the coast for a fun road trip planning.  I was all set in my mind to fly to San Antonio, Texas for a few days of sun and board walking and shopping and eating, etc.  However, we love it here in Oregonand have decided to stay local and see more of what we haven't seen yet since we moved here a...Read More
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From a Portland region Innkeeper to an Oregon Coast Innkeeper - An Oregon Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper's Getaway

An Innkeeper Getaway
by Tana Phemester
Owner and Innkeeper
Nob Hill Riverview Bed and Breakfast
St. Helens, Oregon
Guest Blogger
  
"I'm here for our second night stay at the Benjamin Young Inn Bed and Breakfast in Astoria, Oregon, on the Oregon Coast.  Although it is early spring in Oregon, three of her four rooms are full tonight with guests as far away as England.  After a wonderful afternoon in her Victorian Parlor having tea and homemade cookies, I'm now sitting here with Carolyn Hammer, our...
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Stay at an Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast and Experience "Whale Watching Spoken Here"

Whale Watching and Oregon Coast LodgingThere are 26 "Whale Watching Spoken Here" sites along the Oregon Coast, manned by trained volunteers during the spring and winter migration.  The volunteers are on duty to answer your questions about the migrating animals and assist in spotting.   The Whale Watching Center reports seeing good numbers of whales traveling past the Oregon coast and keeps a running tab on the sightings.

Newport Belle Bed and Breakfast for Oregon Coast Lodging People come from far and wide to learn about the whales that migrate past the Oregon Coast each year.  And the Oreg... Read More
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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge ~ A Favorite Oregon Geotourism Site

From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard images.  
 
Tufted Puffin on the Oregon Coast 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...

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Oregon's North Coast Birding and Oregon Coast Lodging

 

"The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy beaches."  This from the North Coast map of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail   From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.  Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.

Photo courtesy of Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Oregon Coast Lodging, Dining and Exploring!

Astoria ColumnLast week, we decided to take a quick overnight trip to the Oregon Coast.  We headed to Astoria and checked out an Astoria Bed and Breakfast called Clementines.  After a beautiful and little snowy drive and a yummy dinner at the Fort George Brewery downtown, we headed up to the Astoria Column.  My friend Patty said that if you ever go to Astoria, you need to go to the column.  So, see the column we did.  At night even.  We were in awe of it.  The architecture, the height, the view, but mostly...Read More
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Astoria Oregon as a movie film venue

Here's a interesting website that shows you what locations were used to shoot movies.  According to the Internet Movie Database, there are 21 films since 1937 that have been filmed on location in whole or in part in Astoria Oregon.  Some of the highlights:
  • The Goonies was filmed in Astoria Oregon and Cannon Beach OregonRoaring Timber (1937)
  • Free Willy and Free Willy 2 (1993 and 1995)
  • Kindergarten Cop (1990)
  • The Goonies (1985)
  • Short Circuit (1986)

So how about a quick Oregon coast vacation to Astoria, stay at an Astoria Oregon Bed and Breakfast, and bring along...

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Wining your way in Newport Oregon, February 20-22, 2009

Fresh oysters are perfect with Oregon wines on the coast. Photo courtesy of the Newport Oregon Chamber of CommerceShake off the winter doldrums and plan a weekend getaway to the Oregon Coast--it's time for the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival!

Here's a chance to meet, greet and sample nearly 80 Oregon wineries and taste excellent Oregon coast seafood all in one location!  Arts & craft vendors add to the local color.

A complete list of wineries, breweries and exhibitors is here.  Some of the wineries include:  Pheasant Valley Vineyard, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Oak Knoll Winery, Hood River Vineyards,...Read More
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