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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Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast Recognized as a Top 10 Vineyard Inn

Lobenhaus Bed and BreakfastThe Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast, an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Vineyard Inns by Bed and Breakfast.com.

Located in a peaceful, rural 28-acre setting, the Lobenhaus offers lodging and hospitality with distinction. Each of the six well appointed rooms in this tri-level, lodge-style B&B has a private bathroom, individual heating/air conditioning, additional outside door to a deck with territorial views of Millican Creek, our woods and vineyards.

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Sustainablecontentment.com author writes about Sustainable Travel on the Oregon Coast

WildSpring Guest Habitat on the Oregon CoastMichelle 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

Author: C.J. Good

Have you ever sojourned to a place that thrilled and excited you? Have you ever felt your spirit vibrate in response to the fierceness...

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Ready for Spring on the Oregon Coast with WildSpring Guest Habitat

WildSpring Guest Habitat recently published their Spring newsletter.  This green lodging facility on the Oregon Coast is perfect for your upcoming getaway.  Thanks to Michelle and Dean for sharing!  Sustainable travel on the Oregon Coast is closer than you think.  Contact WildSpring Guest Habitat toll-free at 866-333-9453 to start your Spring green vacation today.  Here are some highlights from the newsletter:

Oregon coastal deer at WildSpring Guest Habitat near Port Orford ORSpring is coming to WildSpring

And that means our annual explosion of wild irises, each...

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Plan Your Green Vacation at the Snow Packed Peaks of Mt Ashland

Mt Ashland Ski Resort near Ashland in Southern OregonConsider Mt Ashland when planning your green vacation.  Community owned Mt. Ashland, the highest mountain in Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou range, is one of the only slopes in the nation where skiers can carve graceful turns during the day and enjoy clever turns of phrase at night.

From Mt. Ashland’s 7,533-foot summit, skiers and snowboarders ride a drop of 1,150 vertical feet. There is a remarkable terrain park, and the four chairlifts provide access to 23 trails as well as to open bowl skiing. The...
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Culinary Tourism at its Best at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member Inn

Breakfast Ingredients at Forest Springs Bed and BreakfastNo other experience brings you that elusive thing we call home as quickly as waking up to the warm and comforting aromas of breakfast. Imagine these drifting up the stairwells and down the halls.  Coffee being freshly brewed and sweet and savory delights hot out of the oven.  You know that something wonderful awaits your arrival at the breakfast table. Any possibility might exist.  You may be surprised with fresh scones with homemade jams, gnocchi with fresh herbs, a 3” high savory custard, or...

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Green Lodging at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Green bed and breakfasts are becoming more and more popular, adding an environmentally conscious twist to the quaint, quiet and natural charm of a traditional B&B.  Interest in Eco Friendly Travel destinations is The Old Parkdale Inn - Green Certified by the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild on the rise, and a green bed and breakfast can provide a comfortable and guilt-free stop for conscientious travelers.

A bed and breakfast is a quaint alternative to a traditional hotel. It's a cozier experience for travelers, who receive a peaceful night and a meal prepared for you...Read More
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Eco Friendly Travel Through Crater Lake National Park

The "new" eco friendly travel around Crater Lake. Picture courtesy of Herald and News.Late spring snows have been making for great late season snowshoe adventures but have delayed the opening of the North Entrance Road to Crater Lake National Park for a couple more weeks.  But open it will and then visitors can experience one of the most scenic National Parks in our nation, Crater Lake, while on an eco friendly trolley.

With a depth of more than 1,900 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S.  It's setting, in a massive caldera atop the Cascades, and beauty makes the lake...Read More
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Enjoy Oregon Wine Country but Don't Throw Those Corks Away!

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 wines.

Corks - courtesy WillametteLive.comFor 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 friends.

Willamette Valley Vineyards created Cork ReHarvest, and began the cork recycling...Read More
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"Where the boots meet the suits!"

Farms, vineyards, restaurants, art studios, inn's, horses, golf, antiques, alpacas, jewelry, fish hatchery's, hazelnuts, wolf sanctuaries and nursery's are just a few places you will find on The Oregon Country Trails! With over 65 rural businesses, tours and adventures, these trails are self guided driving tours that offer a bit of the country to our visitors to Oregon.

Follow a reservoir near villages in Lane county and visit a bio-dynamic garden filled with organic produce or pick fruit...Read More
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Oregon Farmer's Market...a lesson in culinary tourism!

Can you say sustainable travel?...can you utter culinary tourism?...or can you blurt..."wow...I've never seen veggies this green before!"

Well...it began on March 20th in Portland!  It's Spring here and it's time for our Oregon Farmers Markets to sprout up all over the state and share their stuff!  Flowers, veggies, art...you name it and you can find it.  From now till deep in to autumn, you can drive in to just about any Oregon town, city or region and find a farmers market! 

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Portland, Oregon. Known for Eco Friendly Travel, Certified Green Lodging and Green Beer

St. Patrick's day is just around the corner  but Green is here year-round in Oregon.  Many Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members provide Certified Green Lodging.  And at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland, the brewpub calls itself an "eco brewpub."

Oregon's Green BrewMany celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green beer, but in Portland, we're not talking the food colored or dyed kind. We’re talking about the organic kind.

Green is no doubt the theme at Hopworks Urban Brewery in southeast Portland.  Not only...

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Bicycle Oregon...a sustainable travel option with a culinary twist!

Yes, it's that time of year!  It's time to get your bikes out of the basement, the shed or garage.  Dust the seat off and grab your helmet and you are good to go!

One of the most scenic places in the country to ride bikes, Oregon plays host to cyclists from all over the world every summer.  It's not unusual for some our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild membership inns to be filled to the brim with bicyclists when the weather is perfect here! 

There are maps, bike trails and websites that help you...Read More
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Presidents Day Weekend getaway to Eastern Oregon: Snow and a movie


 
Still wondering what to do for Presidents Day Weekend?  How about enjoying the Wallowa Mountains and the great snow we have here in Eastern Oregon?  And while you're at it, start the weekend really early, support a good cause, and see a spectacular film. (That's the teaser from the 2008 movie "The Fine Line" posted above and one of the movies that'll be shown at the event)

The Wallowa Avalanche Center Fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2010.  Here are the details:

Who: Wallowa...
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Eco Friendly Travel at Certified Green Inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild


The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is committed to Sustainable Travel and we are encouraging our members to be "Certified Green" through the OBBG Green Certification Program.  Not that we have to do too much coaxing.  Most of our members already implement many "green" practices, like recycling and composting.  But we don't stop there.  We apply business practices that promote sustainability of our planet's natural resources such as using recycled paper, minimal use of disposables and using...

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Farm To Table...A Cook's Treasures In One Oregon Bed & Breakfast!

Flowers at French Prairie Gardens in St. Paul, Oregon.All throughout the Willamette Valley, farmer's markets are popping up their tents, propping up their tables and unloading their farm and garden treasures for anyone seeking a purely organic culinary experience.  Culinary tourism here is fast becoming the reason why people are planning their entire vacations around food.  It is also one of the top 10 reasons why someone chooses a destination to begin with. 

Almost two years ago, Sunset Magazine wrote an article on the Willamette Valley and why it...Read More
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Culinary Tourism and Sustainable Practices in Eastern Oregon

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It's Always About The Food...Culinary Tourism in Oregon

Epicure:  a person devoted to pleasure and refined sensuous enjoyment, especially for good food and drink!  That is what you can get in Portland, Oregon.  Yes, it's a "foodie" tour and it sounds heavenly.  The Portland Epicurean Tour takes you on a wonderful journey through Portland letting you taste a bit of what makes this area of Oregon one of the most sought after "food lovers" heaven and the center for culinary tourism.  Go through the back door of a distillery and sample the gin or rum...Read More
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Hood River Organics - A Community Supported Agriculture Coop in the Columbia River Gorge

Breakfast ingredients at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and BreakfastIt is all about the food.  I am so excited to be a member of the Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to my front porch!  Each week throughout the year the participating farms work with multiple other farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food.  Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?

Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of...

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Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Innkeepers Come from across the state

Oregon Innkeepers came from both sides of our fine state. This past week we had the 2009 Annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and every Oregon region was represented. From the Eastern region to the Oregon Coast, from Portland to Crater Lake, the Willamette Valley to Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge and of course from Central Oregon where our gathering took place.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is 88 members strong and counting.  As a professional association of Oregon's individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn, our mission is...Read More
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