7 WONDERful Hikes near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels taking in the beauty of Crater LakeLast year Travel Oregon launched the 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign.  A campaign to get visitors and locals alike out exploring our glorious state.  We invite you to Take a Hike near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's Seven Wonders

Wizard Island:  To begin, check the park tour boat schedule and buy a ticket.  Hike down the rim on the trail to Cleetwood Cove then ride the boat to Wizard Island.  Hike to the 6,940-foot top of the island, which got its name for its resemblance to a wizard's hat. Then ride...

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Red Chair Travels Trips on down the Oregon Coast

The Innkeepers of Ocean House Bed and Breakfast sent Red Chair Travels on its journey down the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Your photos of Red were wonderful and as they come in we'll be sure to add them to Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair gets to spend two more weeks on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to more pictures as it...

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Prospect Hotel's Spring Fling High Tea

Prospect Hotel Spring FlingThe Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed.

Hearty, full, belly-filling breakfasts are served up in the morning.  Stay where Teddy Roosevelt, Jack London, Zane Grey, John Muir, William Jennings Bryan, Gifford Pinchot and Hubert Humphrey slept.  

Relax in the sitting parlors, warming your toes at the fireplace and catch up on some local history from...

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7 WONDERful Golf Courses on Oregon's WONDERfully Scenic Coast

Red Chair Travels at Yaquina Head LighthouseWith Golf Digest’s “best golf course in the world” (Bandon Dunes), plus more than 200 public golf courses it’s no WONDER Oregon ranks so high for golf fans. Picking your tee time is the easy part. Choosing among our many great courses is the real challenge. Thanks Travel Oregon for giving us the extended list and In this blog we'll focus on 7 WONDERful Courses on Oregon Central Coast since this is where Red Chair Travels is visiting now.  You might even meet up with it on the green.

Choose an Oreg...

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7 WONDERFULLY Romantic Things to do near Newport Oregon

Red Chair Travels at the Oregon Coast AquariumRed Chair Travels is the story of one humble chair as it travels across America and what better way to discover our country than through the eyes of our gracious innkeepers.  

Red has been a guest at Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport, Oregon, and was just delighted to visit these 7 WONDERFULLY Romantic destinations.  

#1 of course is the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast, a romantic couples retreat destination.
#2 A walk with the Sharks and a Kiss from a Sea Lion at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
#...

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Red Continues it's Journey on the Oregon Coast

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast Welcomes Red Chair to their grand inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Owners Dawn and Craig invite you to relax in their 8 room inn offering spectacular views from every window.  The spacious rooms, some with fireplaces or Jacuzzi tubs, have either queen or king beds and private baths.  

The outside decks are the perfect place of bird watching and a short private pathway leads to miles of sanding beaches and rugged tide pools.  Gracious hospitality in a picturesque...

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Red Chair Travels says Goodbye to the Innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn

The Innkeepers of Sandlake Country Inn bid goodbye to Red Chair Travels. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit and explore the stunning Oregon Coast and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Your photos of Red were wonderful and as they come in we'll be sure to add them to Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair gets to spend two more weeks on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to more pictures...

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80+ Quilt Blocks on the Tillamook Quilt Trail

 

Quilt Block on the Heifer Barn at Leuthold Dairy in Tillamook CountyTake a self-guided tour on the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. The trail showcases the great heritage of historic barns and buildings in Tillamook County on Oregon's Scenic North Coast with a large painted wooden quilt block.  The Trail, the first of its kind on the West Coast, have invited tourists and locals alike to share the dairy history and celebrate the unique rural heritage that is Tillamook County. 

Although Red's time on the Quilt Trail was short it did get a chance to visit The Leuthold...

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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge ~ A Favorite Oregon Geotourism Site

 

Red Chair Travels at Haystack RockFrom nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard images.  Red Chair Travels watched the sunset near Haystack Rock, an iconic monolith, a short scenic drive from Sandlake Country Inn where its been staying this past week. 
 
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...

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Red Chair Travels takes a Trip to the Farm

Red Chair Travels Meets Holstein Cow is a lush dairy pastureThe history of Tillamook began in 1909 and is a fascinating tale of nineteenth century European immigrants making their way to the Oregon coast in search of cheap inhabitable land not already taken by folks coming through on the Oregon Trail.

The innkeepers of Sandlake Country Inn put on their concierge's caps and took Red Chair to one of Tillamook's cooperative dairies.  Many of the nearly 100 farm families have been farming in Tillamook County for generations and take great pride in producing...

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7 WONDERful Hikes on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels exploring Oregon's Stunning CoastThe innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn are hosting Red Chair Travels this week.  They'll have just a little time to share one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike.  There are miles and miles of trails for any skill level.  Don't forget water and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon air.

Drift Creek Falls Trail and...

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Red Chair Travels Visits Youngberg Hill for the Best of Oregon Lodging

Red soaks up Willamette Valley views from Youngberg HillRed Chair Travels has journeyed up the Willamette Valley for a short visit to Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  The inn will take your breath away with the most beautiful views, a warm luxurious Inn, and exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway  The Inn is 10,000 square foot with four large guest rooms (three are corner rooms) and three suites, all...

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The World Famous McKenzie River Area Attractions

Red Chair rests on the banks of the McKenzie RiverRed Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that this World Famous Area has to offer.  Here it sits in the sun imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National Forest:

  • Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Tewrilliger Hot Spring
  • Drive the Oregon Scenic Byways ~...
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Red Chair Travels arrives at the McKenzie River Inn

Red Chair enjoys an adult beverage at the McKenzie River InnRed Chair Travels continues its journey though Oregon with a stay at the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins on the banks of the McKenzie River, a stunning Central Cascades Watershed.  The Vintage chairs in the Osprey Cottage welcomed Red to the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member B&B.  Built in 1929 the 6 room inn sits on two and a half wooded acres surrounded by Giant Cedar and Fir Trees and a small fruit orchard, a relaxing location to let your worries slip away.

River access from the inn...

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The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway ~ An Oregon Scenic Byway

Crater Lake Oregon - Photo from TravelOregon.comStart 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

A National Park, a National Symbol, a Natural Treasure.  From Oregon's world-famous Crater Lake...

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Prospect Hotel says Goodbye to Red Chair Travels

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks the innkeepers of Prospect Historic Hotel for allowing Red to visit and explore the awesome Southern Oregon Cascades and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  As I type Red is traveling north to the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins

Red Chair Travels relaxes on the grounds of the Prospect Hotel    Horseshoes anyone?

    A little too close to the Rogue River Gorge, Red Chair. Be Careful

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine...

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Prospect Hotel - Ideal for Crater Lake Lodging and Bird Watching on the Crater Lake Loop

Red Chair got a chance to snow shoe up to iconic Crater Lake.Located just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House can be the perfect home base when birding on the Crater Lake Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.   The Rogue River is minutes away with mature riparian habitat surrounded by mixed conifer forests.  Peregrine Falcon, Calliope and Rufus Hummingbirds nest in these forests.  Diamond Lake supports high concentrations of diving birds.  The rich, diverse habitats on the Crater Lake Loop provide...

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The Prospect Hotel Innkeepers took Red on a snow shoe adventure to Oregon's Famous Crater Lake

Red's time was short at the Prospect Hotel in Oregon's Southern Cascades.  And the innkeepers showed it a great time, exploring Oregon's Southern Cascades.  Red especially loved the snow shoe trip up to the rim of famous Crater Lake, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.  Did you know that Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America, the second deepest in North America and the ninth deepest lake in the world?  Thanks Travel Oregon for the video share

 

We will continue to share Red’s travel through...

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Red Chair Travels Visits the Prospect Historic Hotel in Oregon's Southern Cascades

Red and Parlor Chair shared stories in the Prospect Hotel ParlorRed Chair Travels headed up the Rogue River Gorge for a stay at the Historic Prospect Hotel.  Built in 1888 as a stage coach stop halfway between the Rogue Valley and Crater lake, this Nationally Registered Historic Hotel has been restored for full comfort while maintaining its charm.  Being the Closest Bed and Breakfast to Crater Lake, only 28 miles away, the inn is a perfect home base while exploring Southern Oregon's National Forests, Wilderness areas and BLM land, and the majestic Lake,...

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7 Wonders of Oregon ~ See one ~ Better Yet See them All

All we can figure is whoever came up with the 7 Wonders of the World never actually set foot in Oregon.  So we see your Wonders, world, and raise you 7 of our own.  Explore the Seven Wonders of Oregon and follow Red Chair Travels as it sets out to see them all plus some amazing other locations in Oregon.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious...

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