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3 Capes Scenic Drive

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 Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild the perfect getaway.  Whether it be only for a night or an extended weekend.

This video was created by Diane Emineth, Innkeeper of the Sandlake Country Inn, to be shared with her guests and with her permission, to all of you.  Located just 10 minutes north of Pacific City, is this secret hideaway nestled on the scenic Oregon coast. The historic farmhouse built from shipwrecked bridge timbers in 1894, is located in a country setting approximately 1 mile from the Pacific Ocean coastline.

Enjoy the video and thanks, Diane.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild on the Oregon Coast are ready to assist you in planning your getaway.  Any time of year is a beautiful time to visit the Coast.

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 unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Red Chair Travels takes a trip to the Farm

Red Chair Travels learned about  the history of Tillamook which began in 1909 and as 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 very high quality dairy products

Red Chair got to meet some of the cows feasting on the lush green grass and then the heifers in the 100 year old barn.  After a long day exploring the farm and the Oregon coast it was back to the Inn for some R&R.

The Sandlake Country Inn is 10 minutes north of Pacific City and just minutes from Pacific Ocean beaches.  This historical landmark B&B has 3 spacious rooms and a romantic stand alone cottage.  Gourmet breakfasts are delivered to your door for ultimate privacy.  Service and attention to detail are provided along with the privacy you’re looking for.

After you’ve selected the very best in Oregon Coast Lodging you’ll want to visit Tillamook Cheese, watch cheesemakers and packaging staff at work. Hear about the history and the cheesemaking process. Smell the delicious aroma of freshly baked waffle cones. And best of all, taste the award-winning cheeses, nearly 40 flavors of ice cream.

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 GuildBedandBreakfast.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 unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Although we are surrounded by charming guests, sometimes 365 days a year, Oregon Innkeepers tend to live isolated lives when it comes to our industry.  We live in our own little worlds doing all the things we need to do to provide quality accommodations to the traveler.  We’re marketing engineers: we research the best ways to market our properties and then we implement. We’re concierges: we communicate with our guests, we’re travel experts, we manage reservations.  We shop then prepare menus and meals while keeping an immaculate home.  We tend to our gardens and sometimes our ranches.  And then we do it all again.  Because we love what we do.

  1. This week was the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  An opportunity for Innkeepers to get away from their inns and participate in Networking and Educational Workshops and conversations with other Innkeepers.

We had one day of Internet Intensives: tips and how-tos on building a better online presence and improving our bottom line: how to apply yield management strategies; and top trend in technology and travel.  Other workshops and presentations included:

  • Exploring Prominent topics, testing tools and guidelines to provide a positive Mobile and Desktop presence
  • Creating interesting blog posts and optimizing content for far reaching web distribution
  • Working with International Travel Agencies to bring International Travelers to Discover America
  • Implementing Web-based tools
  • The Sharing Economy is here to stay
  • Vendor show with businesses providing industry products

These Industry tools are indispensable but so much more invaluable is the Networking that occurs when Innkeepers get together.  The highlight of our Conference was time spent at Willamette Valley Vineyards with a winery tour, wine tasting, and a delicious dinner.  Time to gather around and relax.  R, R & R?  Rest. Relaxation. Rejuvenation.  Now back to work, implementing the tools of the trade.

Red soaks up Willamette Valley views from Youngberg HillRed Chair Travels has journeyed up the Willamette Valley for a short visit to Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn, an inspected and approved member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  The inn will take your breath away with the most beautiful views, a warm luxurious Inn, and exceptional estate wines. Youngberg Hill provides the perfect location for those seeking a quiet, romantic getaway  The Inn is 10,000 square foot with four large guest rooms (three are corner rooms) and three suites, all with private baths.  All rooms have spectacular views of the valley. The entire main floor is common area for guests to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this special place.

Located 20 minutes from over 80 premier Oregon wineries guests have the opportunity to explore the 20 year old organic vineyard, taste the Youngberg Estates award winning wines while relaxing on the expansive veranda surrounding the house.

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 unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

McKenzie River Koosah Falls

Next week is the Annual Meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and living in Parkdale, Oregon, we have a couple of ways to get to Salem.  We are choosing the longer route for a couple of reasons: We love to Chase Waterfalls and Geocaches and document them on our Facebook page.  So we’ll head south around Mt Hood then take the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway, Hwy 126.  These are just a few of the McKenzie River Waterfalls we hope to shoot.  If you know of any others please let me know.  We have most of the afternoon and an extra hour of daylight.

Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls:  Two breathtaking waterfalls with foaming white water cascades in between

There are other waterfalls in the World Famous McKenzie River area and I’m not sure we’ll have time to see them all.  We’d love to hike into Tamolitch Falls (aka Blue Pool) but again, time and weather will be the deciding factor.

We invite you to discover and explore the Scenic McKenzie River area, either on foot, bike or car.  Start your journey at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast member inn on either side of this stunning drive through the Central Oregon Cascades, from Eugene or Sisters.   I hope to get some good shots and share them with you in a future post

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 unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Red Chair Travels finishes up its stay at the McKenzie River Inn, not able to see half the attractions that the World Famous McKenzie River Area has to offer.  Here it sits in the sun imagining the summer activity on the Wild and Scenic McKenzie River and the things it missed in the nearby Willamette National Forest:

  • Bike or Hike the McKenzie River Trail
  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Tewrilliger Hot Spring
  • Drive the Oregon Scenic Byways ~ Hwy 126 and 242
  • Take a Horseback Ride
  • Golf Tokatee
  • Take a Row Boat out on Clear Lake
  • Visit the amazing Waterfalls
  • Road Bike Hwy 19

You can see why Red Chair would have liked to stay a few days more at the McKenzie River Inn.  But it must travel on to Oregon’s Willamette Valley where it will visit Youngberg Hills Vineyard and Inn

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 unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

The Prospect Hotel and Crater Lake

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks the innkeepers of Prospect Historic Hotel for allowing Red to visit and explore the awesome Southern Oregon Cascades and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy Red Chair’s Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  As I type Red is traveling north to the McKenzie River Inn B&B and Cabins

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.

Red Chair got a chance to snow shoe up to iconic Crater Lake.Located just 28 miles from Crater Lake National Park, The Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House can be the perfect home base when birding on the Crater Lake Loop of the Oregon Cascade Birding Trail.   The Rogue River is minutes away with mature riparian habitat surrounded by mixed conifer forests.  Peregrine Falcon, Calliope and Rufus Hummingbirds nest in these forests.  Diamond Lake supports high concentrations of diving birds.  The rich, diverse habitats on the Crater Lake Loop provide home for a large variety of birds.  Crawford Creek Meadows is home to at least eight species of nesting owls.

The Propsect Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast,  built in the late 1800’s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The magnificent stage house sits on five acres with grounds great for strolling or just relaxing after a long day’s hike.

Nestled in the woods behind the main house, the 14 motel units offer exceptional privacy and convenience.  The motel is accommodating to travelers with large groups.

Spend a few days at the Prospect Hotel, visit Crater Lake and the birding sites along the Crater Lake Loop, then head south to the Mt. McLoughlin Loop of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail.  This loop will take you along the north-western flanks of the Upper Klamath Basin and possibly the most ecologically diverse section on the entire route.  With over 50 inns, The Guild makes it easy to explore Oregon, traveling through scenic and diverse landscapes and knowing a comfortable Bed and Breakfast awaits your arrival.

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 Red’s 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.

Red Chair Travels headed up the Rogue River Gorge for a stay at the Historic Prospect Hotel.  Built in 1888 as a stage coach stop halfway between the Rogue Valley and Crater lake, this Nationally Registered Historic Hotel has been restored for full comfort while maintaining its charm.  Being the Closest Bed and Breakfast to Crater Lake, only 28 miles away, the inn is a perfect home base while exploring Southern Oregon’s National Forests, Wilderness areas and BLM land, and the majestic Lake, of course.

From the inn you can take a stroll to the Rogue River and three lovely waterfalls and to the Avenue of the Boulders, huge boulders thrown when Mt Mazama blew up 7000 years ago.  From the Prospect Hotel head out for the day to hike, bike, raft, fish, Cross Country Ski or snow shoe.  You get the picture: plenty to do from the Prospect Hotel.

Prospect Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn provides lodging in its 10 room, each with period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed.  Hearty belly filling breakfasts.  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 our collection of books.  Unwind on the wrap around Veranda with a glass of wine or a microbrew and a good book

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 Red’s 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.

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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.