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The innkeepers of WildSpring Guest Habitat and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild want to thank Randy Scholten for his amazing job capturing Red Chair Travels in Port Orford, Oregon.  Randy shared a few last photos and we just had to share them with you.  Thanks again Randy and thanks to WildSpring Guest Habitat for allowing Red to Discover the awesome Southern Oregon Coast and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.

WildSpring Guest Habitat's walking Labyrinth    Open air Spa at WildSpring Guest Habitat
A quiet ride across Garrison Lake    New Friends on the deck of WildSpring Guest Habitat

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its 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 six 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.

Geotourism 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, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You’ll also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past.’

We’d like to make sure you know about some of the residents along the way–the innkeepers of Southern Oregon bed and breakfasts ready and eager to host you as you explore the volcanic region of Southern Oregon.

You’ll find our Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members in Southern Oregon here on the OBBG website.  Each one is a different lodging experience, but all are inspected and approved members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Driving the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is just a taste of the range of Oregon geotourism.  The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its 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 six 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.

Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state, Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour being one of the.   Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

‘Cottage Grove is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon”. There are seven bridges along the route, including Dorena Bridge, Stewart Bridge, Mosby Creek Bridge, Currin Bridge, Chambers Railroad Bridge, Centennial Bridge, and Swinging Bridge.

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.

 

Red Chair Travels nears the end of its stay at WildSpring Guest Habitat. The storm has cleared, leaving a stunning vista of the Pacific Ocean and allowing for reflection on time spent on Oregon’s stunning South Coast.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its 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 six 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 Red Chair sat for a spell with the Blue Boat at the entrance to Port Orford, Oregon.  The area around Port Orford offers some of the best of Oregon’s spectacular southern coast, from awe-inspiring seascapes to mountain hiking trails and winding rivers.  Visitors will find an active arts community, plus charming gift shops and restaurants featuring fresh local seafood.

The port of Port Orford is one of only six “dolly” ports in the world where working fishing boats are lifted into and out of the water every day. Just a few miles north of town is the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, the oldest and most westerly lighthouse in Oregon.

Today Port Orford is a small working fishing community with an active art community with no strip malls or franchised businesses, adding to its untamed charm. Much of the city and its many organizations are managed by hard-working volunteers

The Red Chair has had a busy week at WildSpring Guest Habitat on Oregon’s rugged Southern Coast.  We will continue to share its journey as it travels through Oregon. Red will visit the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing bed and breakfast accommodations at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with the Red Chair Travels, keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six 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 approvedOregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

 

Red Chair In the Tide Pools

Oregon’s rocky shores create a unique marine environment that offer a glimpse into Pacific Ocean marine life and The Red Chair took advantage of a break in an Oregon Winter Storm to explore the tidepools.

Tidepools are created when the tide goes out from rocky coastal areas, leaving water in crevices and holes. These intertidal (between tides) places support a unique and diverse assortment of plants and animals. The organisms that live in the intertidal areas have to be able to withstand a wide variety of fluctuating environmental conditions. For example, when it rains, they can get inundated with fresh water. When it gets sunny, the smaller pools can get very warm or conversely, very cold during the winter months.

Be safe and be respectful of the tidepool inhabitants.  While it may seem fun to do so please don’t poke, prod, pry off, squash, collect or otherwise injure plants and animals of the rocky shore. If you want to see how something feels, it is best to first wet your hands then do so very gently. Prying animals off rocks can tear off their arms and feet and squeeze out their organs!  For some species (like mature mussels), not only can they not reattach themselves (and will die) once pulled off a rock, it can also take years for others to grow back. And please watch for sneaker waves.  Never turn your back on the Ocean.

The Red Chair has had a busy week at WildSpring Guest Habitat on Oregon’s rugged Southern Coast.  We will continue to share its journey as it travels through Oregon.  Red will visit the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing bed and breakfast accommodations at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with the Red Chair Travels, keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six 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 approvedOregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Red Chair arrived at WildSpring Guest Habitat last week while it was raining so staff chair, being the gracious host, held an umbrella for our visiting celebrity.

Peaceful and secluded, WildSpring provides eco friendly travel in Port Orford, 60 miles north of California, with a zero carbon footprint.  At bit travel weary after its trip up from the Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale California, Red took advantage of WildSpring’s five acres of old Native American ground to restore and rejuvenate.

Winter is an amazing time to visit the Oregon Coast.  The most vivid sunsets, mist shrouded trees and some bright sunny days where you barely need a sweater.  For storm watching when nature is at her wildest or watching the migrating whales when the sea is calm.  

WildSpring’s five cabin suites are built like small home, with radiant-heated floors, vaulted ceilings and separate sleeping and living areas. The bedrooms have queen beds and the baths are spacious with slated walk in showers.

Red has had a busy week at WildSpring Guest Habitat on Oregon’s rugged Southern Coast.  We will continue to share its journey as it travels through Oregon.  Red will visit the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing bed and breakfast accommodations at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with the Red Chair Travels, keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit. 

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six 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 Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn
, located in the Portland’s Historic Irvington District, was a perfect location for us when spending the evening in town. Listed on the National Registry of Historic places, the Lion and the Rose is within a few blocks of great restaurants, coffee shops, shopping and the TriMet Public Transportation Max train.

And proximity to the Max station was but one reason we chose to stay with Steve and Dusty.  We were attending a concert at Portland’s Moda Center.  It could have been a nice walk, only about a mile from the Inn to the center, but because I had just had some foot surgery we choose to walk to the Max Station, just a little less than a half mile. Even that was a little much for me, should have gotten a cab!  But for any able bodied, an easy stroll.

Greeted with Dusty’s hospitality, we checked into the spacious Joseph Room, got settled in, put our feet up for a few before heading out to our night on the town.  We broke the walk to the train station up with a stop for dinner at Milo’s Cafe, upon Dusty’s suggestion, an excellent food choice, then continued to the train.

When the concert ended we hopped back on the train and took our time strolling back to the inn through this very safe neighborhood.  Morning came, and being busy innkeepers we choose to pass on breakfast, although the French Toast smothered with fresh fruit the other guests were dining on looked, and smelled, yummy.  But it was off to shopping for us, picking up food for our own guests at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast.  A quick, and much needed, getaway for us busy innkeepers.  Thanks Dusty and Steve for having us.

Get to know our State like a local.  Select a Bed and Breakfast from where to start and end your trip.  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 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.  Start your ride after a restful night’s sleep and hearty breakfast at Long Hollow Ranch.  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.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, especially these Bend Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, 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 six 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.

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

Guest Blogger
Kristin Fintel, Innkeeper
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Newberg, Oregon

Photo by Kristin Fintel, InnkeeperOn the first Friday of each month, the shops, wine tasting rooms and other local businesses in downtown Newberg, Oregon stay open late, welcoming locals and visitors alike for the First Friday ARTwalk.  Strolling around the downtown area you will find a wide array of cultural choices.  At least five of the downtown wine tasting rooms stay open late for First Friday, and if you need more variety, most of the participating businesses also host tastings from local wineries.  Art galleries, the chamber and local businesses also host artists, as diverse as photographer Brenda Sommes, to wood sculpture from Ron Moist to art from the local CS Lewis Academy students.  For those with kids, or kids at heart, a visit to all the critters at Critter Cabana should definitely be on the list. Most of the stops along ARTwalk are in walking distance of each other, but the Trolley also picks up at three locations to zip you around all evening from 5-9, including stops near SubTerra and Recipe, both restaurants which are open for ARTwalk.  With more than 27 participating business, everyone is bound to find something to appreciate.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast, perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking Oregon's Willamette Valley and Coast Range, offers peaceful Oregon Wine Country Lodging between adventures in the valley below.  Furnished with queen beds, private baths and individual heating and cooling, each room is decorated to highlight a unique aspect of Oregon.

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 or 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.