Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast ~ An Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member

The Cornerstone B&B, the newest member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, was built in 2006 on the south side of Cooper Mountain and is a gateway to wine country overlooking beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards.

Cornerstone Bed and BreakfastIn the warm summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house.  If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming for their last...

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Oregon Birdwatching in the Mt Hood Region of Oregon

This Oregon Innkeeper is in New Mexico visiting our daughter.  We are enjoying the many birds visiting her bird feeders and thinking about the birds back home.  March brings the southward movement of many migratory land birds and as an avid birder I wanted to share the many birding opportunities that can be found in Oregon.  The Oregon Cascade Birding Trail (OCBT) is a self-guided tour highlighting nearly 200 prime birding destinations designed to showcase the region's birds and...

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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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Why Should I Care Where in the World is the Prospect Hotel?

 

Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater Lake, Oregon, wants you to know!  She writes:

Prospect is a sleepy little town on the side of the road off of Highway 62 in Southern Oregon. It’s right on the way to Crater Lake National Park and is nestled in the middle of the Rogue River National Forest.  It is surrounded by astonishing natural wonders that you would never know were there if you didn’t do a little exploring. Within a half a mile of the Prospe...

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in Style in Jacksonville!

 

Chinese New Year in Jacksonville Oregon with Bybee's Historic InnReady for a little culinary tourism combined with an Oregon geotourism event?  Check out the information provided by Vikki and Tina at Bybee's Historic Inn near Jacksonville, Oregon.  Register your own parade entry, or plan to participate in the "Snake-A-Leg" 5K fun run (ever seen a group of folks do a 5K in a dragon costume?)!
 
The signature event for Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association is a Chinese New Year
Festival.  The main events are held in Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
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Live Your Cowboy Dreams at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Looking for a dude ranch vacation?  Look no further.  These working cattle ranches, members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, provide horseback vacations, cattle drives, and fly fishing vacations.   After a day in the saddle the friendly ranch style atmosphere, the cozy guest rooms and home cooked meals will satisfy and refresh hungry, tired guests.

Long Hollow Ranch for an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventureHowdy!  Welcome to the Long Hollow Ranch
Long Hollow Ranch is a guest ranch with good old fashion values. The newly remodeled 100-year old ranch...

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It Really is a Family Affair At Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wilson Ranches Retreat is Celebrating 12 Years and 4 Generations

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast celebrated their 12th Anniversary on March 12, 2012.  Thank you for twelve years of extraordinary memories and for being an amazing extended family!  They've created an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventure in Central Oregon.

Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson's families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago after traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800's.  Four generations,...

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Music in The Mountains at the Prospect Hotel ~ An Annual Southern Oregon Event


Prospect Hotel's Music in the MountainsMusic in the Mountains  at the Prospect Hotel

Friday Night, September 23rd, Saturday September 24th, Sunday September 25th, 2011

 

Music Festival, Prospect, Or. – ‘Music in the Mountains’ on the Prospect Historic Hotel grounds. Two days of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music. Starts Friday night Sept 23 at 6pm with ‘Jammin’ on the Veranda’. Then all day Saturday starting at 10am Sept. 24th & 10am again on Sunday Sept. 25th. Great Food, Local Wines and Beers. Craft Booths, Quilt Show...

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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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Joseph Oregon State Airport Closes For Repairs in August 2011

Joseph State Airport near Joseph OR and the Wallowa MountainsSome of us more remote Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild members are located near the smaller state airports.  In the Joseph/Enterprise area of Eastern Oregon, you'll find three:  1910 Historic Enterprise House (walking distance from the Enterprise Municipal airport), and Belle Pepper's B&B and the Bronze Antler B&B (a long walk or courtesy transportation from the Joseph State Airport--pictured here).

Oregon geotourism takes on a whole different meaning from the air!  The moraines around Wallowa...Read More
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Enjoy Oregon Wine Country but Don't Throw Those Corks Away!

Oregon's winemakers are stewards of the land.  Many use sustainable farming practices in their vineyards where they delicately nurture their vines to produce incredible wines.

Corks - courtesy WillametteLive.comFor a true taste of Oregon Geotourism we invite you to explore the 16 Wine Regions in our Oregon Wine Country and taste some of our quality wines. Be sure to take some home for your personal wine cellar and as gifts for family and friends.

Willamette Valley Vineyards created Cork ReHarvest, and began the cork recycling...Read More
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Oregon Coast Romantic Weekend Getaway brought to you by the Oregon Scenic Railroad and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean.  Great for all ages, this trip will give you a glimpse into history.

The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is offering two types of old school excursions for 2010.  A true Oregon Geotourism excusion, the first is a shorter coastal excursion which travels between...

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Wallowa County Chamber Releases New Arts, History & Cultural Guide

Oregon geotourism includes the famous Joseph Art Walk in Northeastern Oregon. You'll find monumental sized bronzes produced by local bronze foundries on the street corners. Photo courtesy of the Wallowa County Chamber of CommerceThe Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce recently released its new Arts, History & Cultural Guide.  You can download the PDF at this link to learn more about what's going on in this authentic Oregon corner.

Wallowa County is home to a diverse group of artists and artistic bronze foundries.  With drop dead scenery of Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County home.  You'll find many local artists represented in the fifteen galleries scattered from Joseph to Wallowa, Oregon.

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Birding, Blues and Bed and Breakfast Accommodations on the Oregon Coast

Pacific City, Ore.— The seventh annual Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City, the Nestucca Bay National Refuge, and numerous top birding locales in the area April 8-10.

Start your Oregon Coast birdwatching getaway at a Pacific City Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Our innkeepers are committed to providing luxurious accommodations while promoting Oregon Geotourism opportunities such as this event.

The Craftsman Bed and BreakfastThe Craftsman B&B ~ Winner, Best of the West, in The Best of...Read More
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Applied Oregon Geotourism in Northeastern Oregon in Summer: Parasailing!

Oregon geotourism from a parasail over Wallowa Lake near Joseph OregonEven if it's still wintry weather outside, you might be thinking about an Eastern Oregon vacation this summer.  How about a little applied Oregon geotourism in Northeastern Oregon?  You'll get a great view of the lateral and terminal moraines surrounding Wallowa Lake and the Wallowa Mountains too.  Eagle Cap Parasailing has a nice video posted on its website that gives you a good flavor of the experience.

And you don't even need to get wet if you don't want to (pretty important at Wallowa Lake...Read More
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Eastern Oregon's Newest Geotourism County Park ~ Iwetemlaykin

Geotourism is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

Iwetemlaykin Heritage Park near Joseph, OregonOregon has many geotourism spots, one right off state highway 82 in eastern Oregon outside of Joseph.  Named in Nez Perce after the tribe that summered at the edge of the lake, the county’s newest park is called Iwetemlaykin (ee-weh-TEMM-lye-kinn).

From the parking lot, follow the trail that winds up the...

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Covered with Charm ~ The Historic Bridges of Oregon

Whiskey Butte Bridge, later named Short Bridge is in Linn County Oregon
Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the western part of the United States, with over 50 covered spans. Because of the easy availability of forest resources most of the early bridges in the state were timber structures. These timber bridges were often covered to protect them from the weather. Now, the remaining examples of this obsolete bridge construction technology, generally located in pastoral rural settings, provide one of the most significant tourist attractions in the...

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Magic Mile Sky Ride - A Geotourism Adventure on Mt Hood

A Chair with a View - Looking South off of Mt Hood When it is hot in the valleys there is nothing like a ride on the Magic Mile chair lift on Mt Hood, Oregon's tallest peak at 11, 240 feet.  The majestic mountain can be seen from Portland, the Willamette Valley, the Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge and is an easy day trip from any of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns in these regions.

Take the lift to the mountain’s 7000′ level – no skis or snowboards needed but if you do need a ski fix there are but a few places in the...

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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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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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