Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by
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.Read More
In 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...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by
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...Read More
Saturday, January 18, 2014 by
It may look like a grave marker of a long lost surveyor.
But it's not.
Everyone 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
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
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
Guest blogger Karen Wickman, owner of the Prospect Historic Hotel, lodging near Crater
Lake, Oregon, wants you to know! She writes:
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...
Friday, January 11, 2013 by
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
Festival. The main events are held in
Jacksonville, Oregon, in partnership...
Sunday, April 8, 2012 by
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.Read More
Howdy! 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...
Friday, March 30, 2012 by
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
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by
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...
Sunday, June 5, 2011 by
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
I was all...Read More
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by
of us more remote Oregon Bed &
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
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
Monday, May 9, 2011 by
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
For 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
Willamette Valley Vineyards created Cork ReHarvest
began the cork recycling...Read More
Sunday, May 1, 2011 by
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.Read More
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...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 by
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
Northeastern Oregon, many photographers calls Wallowa County
home. You'll find many local artists represented in the
scattered from Joseph to
Saturday, February 26, 2011 by
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
~ Winner, Best of the West, in The Best
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 by
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
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
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by
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.
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...
Sunday, July 18, 2010 by
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...
Saturday, July 17, 2010 by
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.Read More
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...
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by
From nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks
can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard
images. Read More
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...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by
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. Read More
I may be a little bias but my favorite lavender farm is