Passport to A World of Wine in the Columbia River Gorge

 
"A World of Wine in Forty Miles"

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.

Passport Month in the Columbia River GorgeThe wineries span the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area through 40 miles of peaceful,...
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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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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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Ski Mt Hood, Stay at a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast, Play in Hood River

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.  

Mt Hood...

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Red Chair will Travel up the Rogue River to Prospect Hotel and Crater Lake Lodging

Red Chair Travels looking east toward its next stop Prospect Historic HotelRed 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 destination, Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House near Crater Lake.

Safe Travels Red Chair.  A few more photos of its time at the Touvelle House Bed and...

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Bike the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and Relax at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Bike the 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...

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Where Will You Ski This Spring Break? Oregon’s Winter Has Finally Arrived

Summer Ski the The Palmer Glacier on Mt. Hood

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 Adventures.

Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing...

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Beer-Cation ~ Ya Gotta Love the Brews of Oregon

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 history.
 

Visit the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River and enjoy a pint at one of our fine breweriesThe 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. Hood.

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Cozy Winter Nights at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastWe 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,...

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Join us at the Pacific Northwest Innkeepers Conference and Industry Trade Show

2014 Pacific Northwest Innkeepers Conference and Industry Trade Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Facebook friends. We’re seeking more vendors, presenters and most importantly, innkeepers!

These businesses are attending our conference, either as vendor, presenter, or in many cases...

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The Historic Columbia River Highway Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead and Mosier House Bed and Breakfast

The Mosier Tunnel of the Historic Columbia River HighwayHistoric Columbia River Highway

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...

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Late Winter Storms in the Mt Hood National Forest Make for Some Great Spring Snow Adventures

Snow shoe the Mt Hood National ForestEvery 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.  
  
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....

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Enjoy "Passport to Wine" by staying at a Columbia River Gorge Bed and Breakfast

The Old Parkdale Inn, Mt. Hood Bed and Breakfast

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 12-14, 2013

A Columbia River Gorge Hotel awaits you this spring.

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.

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Hood River Blossom Festival and Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns

Mt Hood, blooming orchards and beehives near a Mt Hood Bed and Breakfast - photo by Mary PellegriniIn 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. 

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 at the...

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A Two Sports, or more, Season near Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts

The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Hood River Valley

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 Northwest...

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Journey Through Time Scenic Byway - An Oregon Scenic Byway

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 journeyed to 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...

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Old Parkdale Inn B&B's Plum Upside Down Buttermilk Cake

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Plum Upside Down Buttermilk CakeWe 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 Guild.

Old Parkdale Inn Plum Upside...

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast's Slow Food

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 and Old Parkdale Inn’s famous Baked Fuji...

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Dahlias Make a Showing in the Hood River Valley

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. 

Dahlias make a showing near Hood River Lodging AccommodationsThe 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...

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