about where to travel for your 2014 vacation? CNN Travel released an article today about the
deepest, longest, tallest, etc., record-setting place to visit in
the US. Feature writer Helyn
Trickey Bradley distilled the wonders of the United States
into 10 superlatives for 2014. Two are located in Oregon:
Crater Lake and Hells Canyon: Oregon geotourism at its
Helyn writes about the deepest lake in America (and I just love
this): "Looking to be gobsmacked by nature?...
thrilled we were here at the Oregon
Bed and Breakfast Guild to see this nice write up on
House Bed and Breakfast, a unique inn for Oregon Wine Country
Lodging. An inspected and approved member of The Guild,
Feller House is located in Oregon’s French Prairie, a section of
the Willamette Valley where Oregon’s first settlers found rich and
fertile soil, something the native Kalapuya people already
Jennifer Morgenthaler, author of Spoon with Me was a guest at the
Feller House last...
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...
to Enterprise or Joseph Oregon and looking to stay at the Best
Western Rama Inn in Enterprise? Well, that lodging is
closed, but don't despair! There are a couple of
wonderful places to stay nearby!
There's more to Oregon Coast lodging than Oregon coast hotels
and the folks that run the Oregon bed and breakfasts there are
creative in what they do. tInnkeepers are known for doing
more than just running a bed and breakfast. Eileen Obteshka,
innkeeper of the Grand Victorian B&B and Vintage Cottage
Rental supplied this photo from a High Tea event she
recently catered for a ladies church group.
Don't they look precious in their hats?
High Tea is available 7 days per week by arrangement at the
is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US
Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog
post about touring through Northern California
and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to
Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national
forests along the way. Riggs writes:
Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find
opportunities for adventure,...
Want to know why business travelers should choose an Oregon bed and breakfast
over a hotel? Lots of reasons! Of course, every bed
& breakfast is different and that's the beauty of staying at a
B&B. Some are more accustomed to business travel, but all are
gracious and accommodating. Here are just a few reasons to
Comfortable bed (and great pillows)
Home atmosphere (yes it's fine to take off your
shoes & stretch out)
A place to spread out your work if you need to (dining room
Murder Mystery at the Propect Hotel!
Murder Mystery Dinner Thursday, October
Become one of the
'Actor' has a Role!
This 1960s Celebrity Celebration has all the Radio, TV and Movie
Stars of the era! We assign you a character to play!
Are you the Murderer, or could you BE THE
arrive in costume 'Dressed to Kill' at 5:30pm for the introductory
reception. After going through your packet of
information it is time for the first course of dinner and all the
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...
It's Wednesday before Labor Day Weekend and you're
still trying to figure out what to do. How
about a one-tank trip to Eastern
Oregon for a great Saturday outdoor concert?
Juniper Jam, the "sweetest
little music festival in Eastern Oregon" takes place this year on
Saturday, September 3, 2011. Always the Saturday of Labor Day
Don't think of this event as a second class way to spend the
weekend. Some of the region's best and brightest
bands are playing this year--including Corn Mash,...Read More
Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently
featured on Mike's Road
Trip. In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge
hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia
B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year
round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.
The Prospect Historic Hotel B&B Inn - Motel and Dinner House
along with Bybee’s Historic Inn will be card stops for the Poker
Run on Friday June 17th.
For over a quarter century the Medford Cruise has been all
about automobiles, good times and good people. The Poker Run is a
great opportunity to join in the fun, cruise with classic cars and
win some great prizes. Approximately 90 cars will be participating
in the run and the poker game. All of the proceeds benefit
local youth organizations.
Duarte, owner of the
WildSpring Guest Habitat, an eco friendly travel inn
on the Oregon Coast, made us aware of this wonderful article
written by C.J. Good. You'll find more information about
Ms. Good's sustainable writings at sustainablecontentment.com:
Oregon Coastline: A Bed and Breakfast Inn That Renews,
Recharges and Rejuvenates
So we set out to
find rooms—weekend rooms—for under $150 per night*. Call us cheap,
but for that price we also want our own bathroom, no bedbugs, and
rooms, or at the very least lobbies, with a dash of personality.
And each one of these hotels is in a place we really want to go.
(*All hotels have an...
Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our near 100
hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic
getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic
retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint
rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a
new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining
gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and
Bed and Breakfast Guild member InnRead More
I mentioned lately how much I love my "volunteer" job with the
Oregon Bed and
Breakfast Guild? Well, if not...here goes! I LOVE
I am one half of the OBBG membership team and believe me when
I say that it is all about being a "team!" Many of our
innkeepers have experience when performing inspections for new inns
and re-inspecting those inns that have been members for many
years. However, one inn in particular...Bybee's Historic Inn
near Jacksonville, OR joined us about one...Read More
Have you ever considered staying at an Oregon bed and
breakfast? Things have changed! It's
no longer the spare bedroom in somebody's house
now that little Johnny went off to college. And you
don't have to share a bathroom with the owner
The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership includes a
diversity of inns--small and large, modest and
lavish, metropolitan and...Read More
Guest Blogger: Jennifer McCormick, Oregon Parks and Recreation
Scenic Bikeways are chosen with cyclists in mind: endearing
historic downtowns, breathtaking scenery, and bicycle lanes where
possible. Oregon’s first designated scenic bikeway celebrates the
Willamette Valley, its people and its splendor. The 127-mile
Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (WVSB) travels through one of the
most diverse agricultural regions on earth, and showcases the...Read More