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The Westside Quilters Guild (WQG) embarked on a multi-year project in late 2013 to create a quilt barn trail in Oregon’s Washington County/ Tualatin Valley. Quilt barn trails consist of large painted quilt blocks mounted on barns or buildings. Their blocks are mounted on barns and non-residential buildings outside the Washington County Urban Growth Boundary, with a small number of blocks inside the city limits of towns that allowed them.  In 2019, they reached their goal of installing 60 blocks throughout the county. All blocks are hand-painted, 8 ft or 4 ft-square quilt blocks, made using high quality materials for longevity.

The trail highlights the county’s agricultural and historical heritage, promotes area tourism, provides public art in unexpected places, and showcases the art of quilting.  Brochures and maps are available in visitor centers, libraries and other locations, as well as online.  Funding for our trail was provided by Westside Quilters Guild, grants, sponsors and donations.  No public money has been spent on our trail.  Oregon residents and visitors use our maps to navigate the trail.

‘Currently, our emphasis is to promote “traveling the trail” using maps with specific directions for viewing all 60 blocks within Washington County.  To increase your enjoyment, make sure to read the “story” of each block included in this information.  Happy Trails!’

The Innkeepers in Oregon Willamette Valley welcome you, especially those that our quilters like Sue at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Carlton Crush

Carlton Crush Puts the Focus (or the Feet) on Oregon Wine
Guest Blogger: Roselyn, innkeeper at R.R. Thompson House

Carlton Crush Harvest Festival is approaching its fifth anniversary and has become one of the signature wine events in the north Willamette Valley. The 2019 Crush is scheduled for September 7th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features an array of exciting activities for young and old.

‘Watch as teams stomp on grapes, or sign up if you’re adventurous! The winning team will receive special prizes.  The Carlton Business Association (CBA) sponsors the Grape Stomp Competition with teams of four people each.  “Grapes are stomped in bare feet, in a half-barrel, with each team member stomping for one minute apiece.”  Visit Carlton Crush on the web and follow it on Facebook for updated posts.

‘Visitors and town folk not stomping can visit the Artists’ Market, listen to live music and enjoy food from Main Street restaurants or vendor booths. Crush has activities for kids as well. In addition to their own Grape Stomp, there will be a kids’ watermelon eating contest. All events are held in the Upper Park or downtown Carlton.

‘Jeff Lorton and Valerie Anctil, proprietors of Opus Desserts, originated the idea for Carlton Crush as fun event that would bring the wine industry and local community together and it has been a hugely successful event from its start in 2012.

The R. R. Thompson House is a five minute walk to the park and downtown Carlton. Choose from two spacious suites and three beautifully appointed rooms;  each has a private bath with jetted tub.  Book your two-night stay and spend a weekend in Wine Country! Free parking at the B & B and all over town, and no entrance fee to this event.’

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 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, taking in Oregon Geotourism, 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 approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn

Le Puy is an 8-room, 4-season, destination inn for the Yamhill Wine Valley. The inn strives to exemplify sustainability from the food offered, to the products used, to the care for the environment from the exterior to the interior. Their goal is to provide a superior hospitality experience and their mission is to be an authentic “eco-inn”.  LePuy will gladly host meetings, retreats and seminars as well as intimate weddings, anniversaries and reunions. “Guests are invited to come to the inn to re-balance themselves with the tranquil setting, good food, spa amenities and fresh atmosphere.”

Nestled on a hill in the luscious Willamette Valley wine country, Le Puy exudes a peacefulness, a graceful feel and that gentleness you only get while visiting our Oregon wine country.  One could swear they could hear the grapes ripen while they relax and enjoy this region of the state and the guest rooms and common areas of Le Puy furthers the enjoyment with their focus on nature, organic materials and simple perfection that will make your stay refreshing and memorable and ready to plan your next visit!

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Long Hollow Ranch

Long Hollow Ranch ~ An Historic Ranch in Central Oregon

Long Hollow Ranch, a unique ranch stay in of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild,  offers an at home atmosphere perfect for every season of the year. Join us for bed and breakfast during fall, winter or spring.  Off season weather can be unpredictable and capricious, so outdoor activities may be limited, but the ranch houses are quiet and comfortable – A Perfect Getaway!

Whether you are planning a simple birthday dinner for a family member or a week long retreat for the team, small groups and events are always welcome.

Your day starts with a delicious and satisfying hot Oregon slow food style breakfast, a culinary treat.  Hot and cold beverages are available and guests have access to a refrigerator and microwave.

Most Long Hollow Ranch buildings date back to the early twentieth century. During their stay at this historic Ranch guests can enjoy the outdoor hot tub, sit in the shade on the wrap around porch, enjoy drinks on the patio or play a variety of yard games. Inside the Ranch House, guests enjoy table games, reading, playing the piano or just having good conversation in the public living and dining room areas.

Plan a romantic weekend getaway or a spectacular Oregon Bed and Breakfast Ranch vacation experience in Oregon’s Central High Desert.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

Did you know that Oregon has the only Scenic Bikeway Program in the Nation?  And that many of these have been created by locals and have been ridden and reviewed to provide inspiration for planning a two-wheeled Oregon Cycling Vacation?   And that there is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn on, or near, almost every one of them that you can use as your base camp?  Or perhaps plan an Inn-to-Inn Ride.

The Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway features varied terrain, generally downhill from Sisters, less than 37 miles, which most cyclists will find most enjoyable.  You could start your ride in Sisters and spend the night at Long Hollow Ranch.  Or after a restful night’s sleep and hearty breakfast at The Ranch, you could take off from there and you’re almost half way to Smith Rock!  The Historic Farmhouse has five attractive, clean rooms, each with their own bath and plenty of room for your cycling group.  Long Hollow Ranch is a working cattle ranch offering trail rides and fly fishing so you might consider adding another day or two to your cycling adventure.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

A special thanks to Travel Oregon for the work they do to promote Oregon Tourism and for providing this video

Bellaterra

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast in historic Portland Neighborhood

Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast has five nature- and culture-themed rooms with private glass or stone-tiled bathrooms.  This lovingly restored Victorian is located in Lair Hill, an historic neighborhood in SW Portland.  Bellaterra has ample common spaces, a reading nook, traditional moldings and custom carvings.

Nice views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood.  Pleasant walks in neighborhood, riverfront trail, and Marquam Trail in Terwilliger Woods. Bellaterra could serve as a home base should you hike the 4T Trail in Portland which we recently did.  Highly recommend.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Bring out the golf clubs and try to decide where to golf in Oregon.  I went to Travel Oregon’s website to find “a few” courses to blog about and I found well over a hundred!!  And with Oregon Bed and Breakfast Inns located in every region we would like to encourage you to explore Oregon as you tee off across the state.

The golf courses of Central and Eastern Oregon are well known as are the Bed and Breakfasts in Central and Eastern Oregon

There are so many courses in the Willamette Valley, including the Portland area!  And between the Oregon Inns in the Willamette Valley, the Portland region and the Eugene area there are plenty of beds to accommodate.

We have inns near courses in the regions of Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge and Southern Oregon.

The Oregon Coast has many world renowned courses and many Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast inns to drop your clubs after a sunny day on the course .

You really can have a golf vacation in Oregon, teeing off at some of the best courses in the country, staying at quality Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns while all along exploring Oregon.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Thyme and Tide

Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast in Oceanside, Oregon

Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast provides a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon.  Nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares set out to explore the scenic Three Capes Scenic Drive. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf and wake up to a delicious hot and hearty breakfast.  Pacific Ocean Beaches are but a mile away.

The two third floor guest suites at Thyme and Tide have been designed with your comfort in mind, each with large private bathrooms, queen beds with memory foam mattresses and fine linens.  Amenities include free WiFi and parking.

A small upstairs common area exclusively for guests offers travel information, books, games, microwave popcorn, a coffeemaker, and a refrigerator stocked with complimentary Tillamook ice cream.  Freshly baked treats are available in the late afternoon/evening.

So much to do near Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast in Oceanside:

  • beachcombing, tide pools, clamming, whale watching, bonfires
  • biking, hiking, waterfalls and forests
  • kayaks, canoes, horses
  • lighthouse, museums, wine tasting, brewpubs
  • the list goes on and on

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Grand Victorian

Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Historic Nye Beach, Newport

Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast is an ideal place to schedule a romantic getaway, wedding, elopement, anniversary or birthday.  You’ll love the appetizers, desserts and big hot breakfasts.  The oceanview Vintage Cottage is perfect for couples or for a family.

Historic Nye Beach offers shopping, fine dining and a beautiful 5 miles plus stretch of wonderful walking sandy beach just minutes from your doorstep!

When you enter the foyer and view the three story open staircase you realize that you are in for a grand experience!  Grand Victorian has 3 well appointed rooms and a stand alone cottage next door, all with ocean views.  After a full day on the Oregon Coast guests enjoy wander off to dreamland with an Oregon Sunset and the sound of the surf.

The Victoria Suite in the Grand Victorian B&B encompasses the entire third floor with a panoramic view of the majestic Pacific Ocean.  Sink into the oversized 2 person Jacuzzi Bath.  Open the door of your private balcony to the sound of the the surf, the whistles of the buoy guiding sea-going vessels safely back to the Yaquina Bay Harbor, a spectacular sunset view and a glimpse of the famous Yaquina Lighthouse.  Each evening they can find desserts and ice cream available for your enjoyment.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s environment, culture, and heritage with you. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 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, taking in Oregon Geotourism, 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 approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

The Lake House

The Lake House Bed and Breakfast in Lincoln City Oregon

The Lake House Bed and Breakfast is located in a very quiet and peaceful area, just 2 miles from downtown Lincoln City, Oregon, and its wonderful restaurants, antique stores and novelty shops.  Take to kite flying on the beach or try your hand at glass blowing, perhaps blowing your own glass ball.  The Lake House is located on Devils Lake and guests have lake access with private dock.  Bring your own boat, canoe, or kayak or borrow the B&B’s row boat or canoe.

The Family Friendly Cottage is 500 sq. ft. w/glassed-in deck offering a great view of the lake and gardens.  It features a queen bed in bedroom and hide-a-bed sofa in living room, and a small kitchen for light cooking. Wonderful for a private getaway, birthday, anniversary, or honeymoon, or those traveling with children.

The Lakeside suite is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath on 2nd floor, with a wonderful view of lake and back yard. Can be divided into 2 units with 1 bedroom and 1 bath. Each room has it’s own deck and outside entrance. The suite has a 2 person hot tub outside the large room w/king bed.  Each of the suites have cable tv, DVD, fireplace, coffee maker,small refrigerator.  A large country breakfast is served in dining room each morning.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.