The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and a Bed for your Weary Head

 

"Oregon 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."

And we might add some welcoming Bed and Breakfasts along the 127-mile Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.  The WVSB travels through one of the most diverse agricultural regions on earth, and showcases the sites where Oregon’s history was made"  Thanks...

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Oregon Coast Wedding Officiant


Guest Blogger: Diane Emineth
Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
A member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild



Oregon Coast Wedding Officiant, Ron Emineth is available for your wedding or elopement along the Three Capes Scenic Route on the Oregon Coast.  

Whether it's a large wedding or intimate elopement and you need an officiant to marry you, we're here to help.  At Oregon Coast Weddings and Elopements,  we offer officiant services along the Three Capes Scenic Route on the Oregon Coast.  Our...

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7 WONDERful Hikes near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels taking in the beauty of Crater LakeLast year Travel Oregon launched the 7 Wonders of Oregon campaign.  A campaign to get visitors and locals alike out exploring our glorious state.  We invite you to Take a Hike near Crater Lake ~ one of Oregon's Seven Wonders

Wizard Island:  To begin, check the park tour boat schedule and buy a ticket.  Hike down the rim on the trail to Cleetwood Cove then ride the boat to Wizard Island.  Hike to the 6,940-foot top of the island, which got its name for its resemblance to a wizard's hat. Then ride...

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Connect with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild via Social Media

Social media.  One either likes it or they don't.  We of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild actually love it.  Today's travelers' are web savvy travelers' who use many different social media sites to make wise travel choices.  Social media listings direct you to us and then our innkeepers take over to make your lodging choice the perfect choice for your Oregon vacation.

The Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast tableThe Oregon B&B Guild website ~ offering 'one stop shopping' when planning your Oregon Vacation  

Visit the Target Market page to...

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Red Chair Travels Trips on down the Oregon Coast

The Innkeepers of Ocean House Bed and Breakfast sent Red Chair Travels on its journey down the Oregon Coast. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Your photos of Red were wonderful and as they come in we'll be sure to add them to Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair gets to spend two more weeks on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to more pictures as it...

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


Birding and Blues Festival in Pacific City, Oregon Pacific City, Ore.— The annual Birding and Blues Festival returns to Pacific City, the Nestucca Bay National Refuge, and numerous top birding locales in the area May 1-3, 2015.

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 B&B ~ Winner, Best of the West, in The Best of...

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Prospect Hotel's Spring Fling High Tea

Prospect Hotel Spring FlingThe Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed.

Hearty, full, belly-filling breakfasts are served up in the morning.  Stay where Teddy Roosevelt, Jack London, Zane Grey, John Muir, William Jennings Bryan, Gifford Pinchot and Hubert Humphrey slept.  

Relax in the sitting parlors, warming your toes at the fireplace and catch up on some local history from...

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Ski, Surf , Sip and Sleep in One Location ~ In and Near the Hood River Valley

 

The wind and the currents of the Mighty Columbia River combine to create a kind of wind tunnel that makes for legendary windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions.  South of the city, above the pear and apple orchards of the Hood River Valley, the massive glaciered peak of Mount Hood rises to fill the horizon, a perfect postcard image of Oregon. 
 
Mt Hood through the blossoming Pear Trees in the Hood River ValleyWhere can you ski in the morning and windsurf in the afternoon and into the evening?  And it's blossom time in the Hood River Valley.  Take the Fruit...

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7 WONDERful Golf Courses on Oregon's WONDERfully Scenic Coast

Red Chair Travels at Yaquina Head LighthouseWith Golf Digest’s “best golf course in the world” (Bandon Dunes), plus more than 200 public golf courses it’s no WONDER Oregon ranks so high for golf fans. Picking your tee time is the easy part. Choosing among our many great courses is the real challenge. Thanks Travel Oregon for giving us the extended list and In this blog we'll focus on 7 WONDERful Courses on Oregon Central Coast since this is where Red Chair Travels is visiting now.  You might even meet up with it on the green.

Choose an Oreg...

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7 WONDERFULLY Romantic Things to do near Newport Oregon

Red Chair Travels at the Oregon Coast AquariumRed Chair Travels is the story of one humble chair as it travels across America and what better way to discover our country than through the eyes of our gracious innkeepers.  

Red has been a guest at Ocean House Bed and Breakfast in Newport, Oregon, and was just delighted to visit these 7 WONDERFULLY Romantic destinations.  

#1 of course is the Ocean House Bed and Breakfast, a romantic couples retreat destination.
#2 A walk with the Sharks and a Kiss from a Sea Lion at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
#...

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Red Continues it's Journey on the Oregon Coast

Ocean House Bed and Breakfast Welcomes Red Chair to their grand inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Owners Dawn and Craig invite you to relax in their 8 room inn offering spectacular views from every window.  The spacious rooms, some with fireplaces or Jacuzzi tubs, have either queen or king beds and private baths.  

The outside decks are the perfect place of bird watching and a short private pathway leads to miles of sanding beaches and rugged tide pools.  Gracious hospitality in a picturesque...

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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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Red Chair Travels says Goodbye to the Innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn

The Innkeepers of Sandlake Country Inn bid goodbye to Red Chair Travels. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit and explore the stunning Oregon Coast and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Your photos of Red were wonderful and as they come in we'll be sure to add them to Red Chair's Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair gets to spend two more weeks on the Oregon Coast and we look forward to more pictures...

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80+ Quilt Blocks on the Tillamook Quilt Trail

 

Quilt Block on the Heifer Barn at Leuthold Dairy in Tillamook CountyTake a self-guided tour on the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. The trail showcases the great heritage of historic barns and buildings in Tillamook County on Oregon's Scenic North Coast with a large painted wooden quilt block.  The Trail, the first of its kind on the West Coast, have invited tourists and locals alike to share the dairy history and celebrate the unique rural heritage that is Tillamook County. 

Although Red's time on the Quilt Trail was short it did get a chance to visit The Leuthold...

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Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge ~ A Favorite Oregon Geotourism Site

 

Red Chair Travels at Haystack RockFrom nearly every viewpoint on the Oregon coast, colossal rocks can be seen jutting out of the Pacific Ocean creating postcard images.  Red Chair Travels watched the sunset near Haystack Rock, an iconic monolith, a short scenic drive from Sandlake Country Inn where its been staying this past week. 
 
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...

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3 Capes Scenic Route on the Stunning Oregon Coast

 

Our innkeepers are so very talented and creative.  Not only do they provide unique bed and breakfast accommodations, delightful breakfasts and all the amenities to present a unique lodging experience, we also spend time exploring our regions so as to have the very best local information for our guests.  Where to watch the best sunset, see a magnificent waterfall, the best stroll on the beach or hike in our forest.  We've been here and done that!  That's what makes staying at a member inn of the...

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Red Chair Travels takes a Trip to the Farm

Red Chair Travels Meets Holstein Cow is a lush dairy pastureThe history of Tillamook began in 1909 and is a fascinating tale of nineteenth century European immigrants making their way to the Oregon coast in search of cheap inhabitable land not already taken by folks coming through on the Oregon Trail.

The innkeepers of Sandlake Country Inn put on their concierge's caps and took Red Chair to one of Tillamook's cooperative dairies.  Many of the nearly 100 farm families have been farming in Tillamook County for generations and take great pride in producing...

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Blueberry Croissant French Toast from the Sandlake Country Inn


OK.  I saw this recipe on the Sandlake Country Inn's Facebook page and it was just too darn yummy looking to not share.  Hope Diane and Ron, innkeepers at the Sandlake Country Inn don't mind!  Let the quiet and relaxed atmosphere in this comfortable Oregon coast B&B show you a lodging alternative to a hotel or motel in Pacific City, Oregon. Relax in your romantic private jacuzzi suite and enjoy a decadent 4 course breakfast & beverages delivered to your door each morning. At this Oregon Bed and...

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7 WONDERful Hikes on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders

 

Red Chair Travels exploring Oregon's Stunning CoastThe innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn are hosting Red Chair Travels this week.  They'll have just a little time to share one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike.  There are miles and miles of trails for any skill level.  Don't forget water and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon air.

Drift Creek Falls Trail and...

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7 WONDERfully Glorious Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast ~ One of Oregon's 7 Wonders


While visiting the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, you won't want to miss exploring the historic Lighthouses, the beacons of light of bygone days.  Perched on the very edge of land and sea, Oregon Lighthouses were built to warn ships of the dangerous rocky shores.  The treacherous Pacific storms wrecked many a ship but the lighthouses prevented even more from such fate.  

Most were built in the late 1880's 
and of the Eleven Lighthouses on the Oregon Coast, nine are on the Historic...

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