Sunday, March 29, 2015 by
"A World of Wine in Forty
That's the motto for the
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers. Americas' Most Unique Wine Region
is located less than an hour East of Portland, Oregon.
Columbia Gorge Growing Region includes the fertile soils of
both sides of the mighty Columbia River. The Washington and
Oregon grapes and wines
of this unique region are a spectacular selection of sweet whites
and luscious reds.
wineries span the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area through
40 miles of peaceful,...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks the
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
We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits
the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by
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...Read More
Monday, February 23, 2015 by
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,...Read More
Friday, February 20, 2015 by
Yes, we know, the snow hasn’t been that great, seems like winter
has forgotten about us here in the Pacific Northwest and sent it
all to the east. But there are a few winter storms lined out
to bring fresh snow to Mt. Hood and the Ski Resorts up on the
mountain. And participating innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have
created packages that include lodging and lift tickets. Stay
at a Guild inn and purchase single day or three day passes directly
from these innkeepers.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 by
Chair Travels time at
TouVelle House Bed and Breakfast in historic Jacksonville,
Oregon is coming to an end. The innkeepers of the Inn, being
the gracious hosts they are, took Red on a hike up Table Top to
take it the majestic views of the Rogue River Valley and Mt.
McMoughlin. From here Red could look east toward its next
Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House near Crater
Safe Travels Red Chair. A few more photos of its time at the
Touvelle House Bed and...
Friday, March 14, 2014 by
Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the
Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at
an bed and breakfast along the way. A Bed
and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel.
Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to
eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss. You
determine how far you want to go in one day. The whole
adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why
those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail...Read More
Thursday, February 6, 2014 by
Winter is finally arriving in Oregon. Yes, we’ve had snow,
not much, and cold, sometimes bitter, but not nearly as much as we
are used to. Well, that's changing and there are plenty of
spring storms lined up to bring exceptional spring skiing
conditions up to where we like them for Winter Outdoor
Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter
recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for
backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...
Sunday, January 26, 2014 by
Immigrants began to move into Oregon
Territory in the 1840's. German brewer Henry Saxer arrived in
1852, tasted the clear, soft water and recognized the prime hop and
grain potential. He, along with fellow
immigrant Henry Weinhard, began brewing and the rest is
breweries of Oregon produce brews known around the world
for their quality and innovation. Plan your
first Beer-Cation around those in Hood River,
Oregon, and the Valley that stretches to the foothills of Mt.
Friday, December 6, 2013 by
invite you to experience the quiet Winter Months in the Hood River
Valley and surrounding forest. A spectacular B&B
experience at the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, situated in the abundant
beauty of the Hood River Valley with majestic views of Mt Hood.
Parkdale, Oregon, is the halfway spot along the Mt Hood Scenic
Byway, and the Old Parkdale Inn B&B is in the heart of this
quiet hamlet gives you perfect Oregon bed and breakfast
accommodations. You’ll get a two-night stay for two,...
Friday, December 6, 2013 by
We are pretty excited about the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers
Conference and Industry Trade Show that is coming together in Hood
River, Oregon. Know it’s not possible for many of you to attend,
could be a ski/work vacation, though. Perhaps you’d be so
kind as to share Our Conference Webpage with your
friends. We’re seeking more vendors, presenters and most
These businesses are attending our conference, either as vendor,
presenter, or in many cases...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by
Historic Columbia River HighwayRead More
Traversing between Hood River and
Mosier, the five mile section of the Historic Columbia River
Highway passes through the Twin Tunnels and two climate
zones and being closed to auto traffic is an amazing trail for
hikers, bikers, rollerbladers, anyone human powered. Starting at
the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the trail leads
through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a
mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular...
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Every time another storm comes through the Columbia River
Gorge and into the Mt Hood National Forest we say, "This has got to
be the last one". And then comes another. Seems like
Winter and Spring are playing a bit of tug-a-war and we are hoping
winter holds on a bit longer. Read More
The ski resort on Oregon's tallest peak, Mt Hood, have received
about 15 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours. All this is
making for some awesome spring conditions on Mt Hood and in
the Mt Hood National Forest....
Monday, April 8, 2013 by
Spring in the Columbia River Gorge is amazing and what better
way to enjoy the spectacular scenery and the unique wines of
the federally designated grape-growing region of
the Columbia Gorge Appellation than to join us
for Passport to Wine, April
This is an exciting opportunity to sample the best that the
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers
have to offer. Passport holders will be entitled to a
variety of benefits, including special reserve tastings, wine
discounts, case discounts and more.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 by
In the Hood River Valley 15,000+
acres pears, apples, cherries and other fruit, will
burst into blossom this month. It is a true sign of sping as
we dust the snow off our back steps. Read More
Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with
a full plate of events from BBQs, to arts and craft
shows, to antique sales.
You won't want to miss the Blossom Fest Quilt Show with
some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, many
for sale. Another can't miss event is the Dessert Party
Thursday, April 4, 2013 by
This is the time of year when you can actually enjoy two
completely different outdoor adventures in one day. Mt Hood
Bed and Breakfasts and the Hood River Valley allows for this
pretty much all year long but it is so apparent in the
Spring. How about some Spring Skiing on Mt Hood then
windsurfing on the Columbia River? Or biking? Or
hiking? You can do it all!
The Old Parkdale
Inn is are located in the beautiful Hood River
Valley. After a rejuvenating night at the inn and a hearty
Saturday, October 20, 2012 by
I just spent two days in Central Oregon on an Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild Lady Innkeepers Getaway. Yes, we were able to
escape our everyday innkeeping duties and relax with like minded
gals of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. This year we
Wilson Ranches Retreat in Fossil, Oregon, a member of the
Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
Perfect accommodations when traveling the Journey Through
Time Scenic Byway, the Ranch offers up true Oregon hospitality and
an Old West...Read More
Friday, October 19, 2012 by
have three plum trees in the gardens of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, an alternative to a Hood
River Oregon hotel. The harvest has been Oregon Bounty style
and the trees are loaded with fruit. We've been making cakes
and pastries as they come off the tree for the couple of weeks.
This Upside Down Cake has been well received by our guests at
the breakfast table of the
Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, a member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast
Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...
Saturday, May 5, 2012 by
It's that time of year again. A time when the
Farmer's Markets in Oregon open and the Oregon Bounty begins to
flows. Found some fresh organic strawberries at ours this
week and it just gets better from here out!
What do you see in this photo? If you answered apples,
mushrooms, potatoes, bread and greens, you would be right. I
see a savory Italian Fritatta with Argula and mushrooms, herbed
roasted potatoes, a rich and flavorful banana French Toast
Parkdale Inn’s famous Baked Fuji...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by
The Hood River Valley is certainly known for having thousands of
acres of fruit of which cherries, blueberries and peaches are
finding their way to the fruit stands now. We also have some
amazing flower farms, one of which, The Gorge White House, has
glads, daisies, cone flowers, snapdragons, Oriental lilies,
lavender and more.
dahlia fields at the Gorge White House have begun to bloom and it
is a photo op you won’t want to miss. They will be in their
seasonal display until the first...