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National Plan for Vacation Day 2022

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 31 2023 is finally here and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would love to assist and inspire your
2023 travel plans.

 

National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 31st

Ah, that feeling of vacation bliss, when you can truly unwind, unplug and relax.

For so many of us, that feeling seems like a distant memory. We’ve put vacation planning on the back burner, despite the fact that close to eight in 10 Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being.

Chances are you’ve been carrying a heavy load. Break free from burnout and on this National Plan for Vacation Day, let’s do something to give ourselves a lift, ignite that spark we get from your “booking confirmed” page from an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2023

Between January 31st and February 5th, take time to plan your time off for the year. Receive a 20% discount for a two night stay during 2023 at a select Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Maybe plan a few 2023 get aways.

Mt Hood Region:

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. The Old Parkdale Inn has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th.

Willamette Region

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. Yamhill Vineyards has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th.

MaMere’s Guest House, located in the heart of wine county, and the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. MaMere’s Guest House has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th

On our website we’ve developed six different ways to find an Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Experience something new. Take in unforgettable sites by searching favorite interest such as birdwatching or visiting historic sites. Find all Oregon has to offer: high desert country in the east, balmy coasts to the west, and mountains, rivers and forests in between.

In previous years more than 768 million vacation days went unused. Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 31, 2023 and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would love to assist and inspire your 2023 travel plans.

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 31st

Ah, that feeling of vacation bliss, when you can truly unwind, unplug and relax.

For so many of us, that feeling seems like a distant memory. We’ve largely put vacation planning on the back burner, despite the fact that close to eight in 10 Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being.

Break free from burnout and on this National Plan for Vacation Day, Let’s do something to give ourselves a lift, ignite that spark we get from your “booking confirmed” page from an Oregon Bed and Breakfast.

On January 31st take time to plan your time off for the year. And if you need some inspiration let the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild assist and inspire your 2023 travel plans.

Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day 2023

Receive a 20% discount for a two night stay during 2023 at a participating Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Maybe plan a few 2023 get aways.

Mt Hood Region:

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. The Old Parkdale Inn has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th.

Willamette Region

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. Yamhill Vineyards has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th.

MaMere’s Guest House, located in the heart of wine county, and the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. MaMere’s Guest House has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, February 5th.

On our website we’ve developed six different ways to find an Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Experience something new. Take in unforgettable sites by searching favorite interest such as birdwatching or visiting historic sites. Find all Oregon has to offer: high desert country in the east, balmy coasts to the west, and mountains, rivers and forests in between.

Most years more than 768 million vacation days go unused. Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

McKenzie River Koosah Falls

Expedia is saying: “This year is about travelers doing what they want to do, not what everyone else is doing’

2023 Travel Trends waiting for you

‘Travel is rebounding back to pre-pandemic levels, even despite inflation and, at times, significant operational challenges in 2022. We expect travelers to head to all corners of the globe, even if that means splurging at times and planning ahead seems to be a common theme. Plus, we’ll see even more emphasis on experiences once you’re at your destination and a renewed focus on traveling responsibly and sustainably throughout 2023.’ Forbes Magazine

Travel Is Still a Priority

The U.S. Travel Foundation is forecasting an increase in travel spending in 2023 compared to 2022 (or 2019, for that matter).

U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic

International travel may look affordable, the reality is many travelers will stay stateside. An Expedia survey found that 59% of respondents expect to plan travel within the U.S., either instead of or in addition to foreign trips.

Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again

Travelers are finally comfortable with locking in trips ahead of time. Now, stability is relatively common again.

Studies found that travelers are booking trips farther ahead for 2023 than they did back in 2019 and were already thinking about where to go in summer 2023.

Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility

WFH doesn’t just mean ‘work from home’. For us in the lodging world it can mean ‘Work From Here’. Remote workers and digital nomads? Looking for a change of scenery from your home office?

Digital nomads were gaining traction even before remote work became commonplace. But for some individuals, being a full-on digital namad is too extreme. That’s precisely why “hush” trips have the potential to be the newest travel trend in 2023. Remote workers pack up and head somewhere new for a limited amount of time, maybe a week or two. Then, login, get to work, and save some time to explore.

Regardless of Where or How You Go, Experiences Reign

Almost all travelers want to spend at least part of their trip experiencing new or unique activities. Travelers want to experience a destination “like a local” and many specifically worry about whether it’s an authentic experience.

Responsible Travel Is Emphasized

Hand in hand with a desire to see a destination as locals do, travelers are putting more emphasis on traveling responsibly. When you’re eliminating the gap between tourist and resident and forging human connections, your impact as a traveler is more apparent. A Virtuoso survey found that clients want to benefit local people and the economy and are willing to pay more accordingly.

Environmentally sustainable travel is equally important to some travelers, stating that traveling sustainably enhances their experience. Meanwhile, the YouGov Travel and Tourism Practice believes we’re at an important tipping point. Many consumers try to make purchases, including travel, from socially and environmentally conscious businesses.

Recap of 2023 Travel Trends waiting for you

  1. Travel Is Still a Priority
  2. U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic
  3. Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again
  4. Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility
  5. Experiences Reign
  6. Responsible Travel Is Emphasized

Activities and attractions are often the top considerations when travelers are choosing where to go and where to stay. Oregon is a beautiful state with stunning natural and architectural wonders. If you are planning a trip anywhere this year, take a few minutes to consider these places to visit in Oregon.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Oregon Only Slightly Exaggerated

Plan Your Next Winter Retreat, starting at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

If you enjoy snowy landscapes, great exercise, wood stoves and cozy bed and breakfasts then you’re sure to like snowshoeing in Oregon’s Winter Wonderlands.

Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for backcountry trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all.

Oregon Winter Vacations

Some inns offer special ski packages and all are glad to share their favorite spots with you. After your day’s adventure, curl up at a cozy and warm bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Plan Your Next Winter Retreat

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts: Anthony Lakes is home to nearly 20 miles of groomed and track-set trails ideal for Nordic skiers of nearly any ability. The Wallowa Mountains are known in the backcountry skiing community as one of the more underutilized ski areas.

Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfasts: The Willamette Pass Ski Area is located 66 miles from Eugene, Oregon and offers a wide variety of activities including snowshoe, cross-country ski, and snowmobile from several sno-park locations in this winter recreation area.

Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts: The Mt Hood National Forest is minutes from the Oregon Bed and Breakfasts in the Mt Hood Region. Plenty of snow parks, trails, and our favorite, forest roads to explore.

In Crater Lake National Park cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. There are nine different skiing trails available, ranging in difficulty. Choose a Southern Oregon Bed and Breakfast 

These are but a few of your Oregon winter sport options.  Many inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are within minutes of world class outdoor adventures. Begin planning your Winter Ski Trip today with bed and breakfast accommodations at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Central Oregon Dude Ranch

Shop Small Online at Wilson Ranches Retreat in Central Oregon.

Give a generous Gift of pioneer hospitality, relaxation and memories. A gift certificate from Wilson Ranches Retreat will pair the recipient with an opportunity to explore an Oregon working cattle and dude ranch.

A Unique & Special Gift Supporting Oregon
Small Businesses

A Lodging gift certificate for Wilson Ranches Retreat is a smart gift of exploration and adventure, rest and relaxation, while also supporting local, small Oregon businesses. We thank you in advance.

Welcome, Partner, to Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wilson Ranches RetreatAt Wilson Ranches Retreat, your hosts, the Wilson Family, are fifth generation Oregonians, whose families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago. A 9,000 acre working cattle and dude ranch takes you off the beaten track to a rustic hideout, located in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley three miles West of Fossil, Oregon off Highway 19.

Although the ranch has been running for over 100 years the Wilson’s opened the farmhouse to B&B guests 15 years ago. Breakfast with the Wilson’s is about much more than just good food and nourishment, it is truly a unique dining experience. Phil Wilson, his daughter Kara, and his extended family sit down with the guests and share about ranch life, local history, and the funny and serious sides of rural living. Whatever the topic at the breakfast table, expect the conversation to be intelligent, informed and often humorous. You are likely to have a large helping of fun and laughter with Phil’s stories

Let your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl out!

Visit Wilson Ranches Retreat for an authentic Ranch experience. Not the riding type? Not a problem. Sit under the cottonwoods, sipping lemonade while the rest of your party is out ‘working’! But you might want to join in. There may be an inner cowhand you’ve never even met!

This incredible, secluded scenic Oregon Lodging Ranch with spectacular sunsets and brilliant star-studded nights will captivate you. Enjoy horseback riding in a geologically and historically rich area with a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountain Range or a quiet hike to view the wildlife and diverse flora and fauna on Wilson Ranches Dude Ranch. Wheeler County is home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and has the richest find of prehistoric fossils in the world.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Wilson Ranches Retreat

Welcome, Partner, to Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wilson Ranches RetreatAt Wilson Ranches Retreat, your hosts, the Wilson Family, are fifth generation Oregonians, whose families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago. A 9,000 acre working cattle and dude ranch takes you off the beaten track to a rustic hideout, located in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley three miles West of Fossil, Oregon off Highway 19.

Although the ranch has been running for over 100 years the Wilson’s opened the farmhouse to B&B guests 15 years ago. Breakfast with the Wilson’s is about much more than just good food and nourishment, it is truly a unique dining experience. Phil Wilson, his daughter Kara, and his extended family sit down with the guests and share about ranch life, local history, and the funny and serious sides of rural living. Whatever the topic at the breakfast table, expect the conversation to be intelligent, informed and often humorous. You are likely to have a large helping of fun and laughter with Phil’s stories

Let your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl out!

Visit Wilson Ranches Retreat for an authentic Ranch experience.  Not the riding type?  Not a problem.  Sit under the cottonwoods, sipping lemonade while the rest of your party is out ‘working’! But you might want to join in. There may be an inner cowhand you’ve never even met!

This incredible, secluded scenic Oregon Lodging Ranch with spectacular sunsets and brilliant star-studded nights will captivate you. Enjoy horseback riding in a geologically and historically rich area with a magnificent view of the Cascade Mountain Range or a quiet hike to view the wildlife and diverse flora and fauna on Wilson Ranches Dude Ranch. Wheeler County is home of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and has the richest find of prehistoric fossils in the world.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Say farewell to summer in extraordinary Eastern Oregon. Plan your end of summer escape that includes a stay at the Wilson Ranches Retreat, authentic Eastern Oregon Ranch.

Pioneer hospitality and an authentic ranch vacation await you at Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast providing exceptional lodging in central Oregon. Immerse yourself in a peaceful ranch environment rich in history and love on a 9,000 acre working cattle and hay ranch in the beautiful Butte Creek Valley, three miles west of the small town of Fossil, Oregon.

Travel the Journey Through Time Scenic Byway to Wilson Ranches Retreat and the abundant activities that await

Ranch Activities

Saddle up for a ride into the high desert hills, join in a cattle drive, hike, walk, or just plain mosey along while soaking breathtaking views and big-sky horizons in all directions. Enjoy a couple of hours in the saddle for spectacular views of the Columbia River Plateau, John Day Basin, and the Cascade Mountain Range.

Central Oregon Dude Ranch

Hike on one of the many game and cattle trails through the high desert hills surrounding Wilson Ranches Retreat. Explore miles of unique geology, flora, fauna and awe-inspiring viewpoints.

Flora and Fauna: The juniper and sage-covered high desert hills are magnificent for riding, birding, hiking, and photography. Wildflowers of lupine, mariposa lilies, Indian paintbrush and many more begin painting the range in late spring. Wilson Ranches is teeming with wildlife: Mule deer, pronghorn, elk, coyotes, badgers, squirrels, beaver, and birds of prey. Soak up nature and be replenished.

Birding: Wilson Ranches Retreat is nestled in the Butte Creek Valley and is home to Upland game birds (Chukar, Quail, and Hungarian Partridge) and birds of prey (Red-tailed Hawks, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, and Great Horned Owls).

Hunting: Upland game birds (Chukar, Quail, and Hungarian Partridge) hunting is available exclusively to Wilson Ranches Retreat guests from October through January.

Outdoor Activities

Explore the Natural wonders of the John Day River Territory

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The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a treasure of Earth’s history that covers the past 55 million years of time since the Dinosaurs died out and mammals took over the world.

Visit the Painted Hills: distinguished by varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, this area preserves a sequence of past climate change.

The John Day River is noted as a United States Wild and Scenic River and an Oregon Scenic Waterway and runs through the most geologically interesting country around.

For more than 50 years, people have been collecting remarkably preserved and beautiful fossils from an area behind Wheeler High School in Fossil, Oregon.

Museums and Cultural Activities

With plenty of cultural activities and museums in Oregon, there are many great ways to celebrate the heritage of the John Day River Territory! Visit museums with exhibits that tell the story of ancient fossil beds and display Native American artifacts dating back thousands of years.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Oregon Outback Scenic Byway

NASA tests spacesuits in Oregon, echoing 1960s race to space

NASA is testing spacesuits designed for a return to the moon at a number of rugged locations around Bend, John Day and Crater Lake.

Apollo astronauts trained and tested their spacesuits in Oregon during the 1960s because the natural volcanic landscape closely resembles the moon.

Artemis Program

Researchers and engineers are planning for the space agency’s next trip to the moon. They returned to Oregon in the fall of 2021, testing new spacesuit technology.

‘The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate our commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond prior to the first flight with crew on Artemis II.”

Big Obsidian Flow is the youngest lava flow in Oregon

Oregon Space Exploration Test Sites

The crew of about 10 people came to Oregon to test the new suits at some of those same sites, which includes Lava Butte, the Big Obsidian Lava Flow, Fort Rock and Hole in the Ground along the Outback Scenic Byway and the Yapoah Lava Flow at McKenzie Pass.

They also visited a number of new sites including Pumice Slope at Crater Lake National Park, the Painted Hills at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument along the Journey through Time Scenic Byway, the Skylight Cave and Little Nash Crater.

The reason Starlight Cave was chosen as a test site is because, for the first time ever, NASA is testing spacesuits designed specifically for caves exploration.

The suits are being designed to display GPS maps, show heart rates, respond to voice commands and assist with detailed image sampling. Exactly what you’d expect from a 21st century spacesuit.

Oregon has 29 designated Scenic Byways!

So, get in the car, take some pics, and reignite your soul. Quick note: please check for travel alerts, as well as the road and weather conditions. This free guide to Oregon scenic byways might come in really handy too.

Train for a space mission? Tread the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, where astronauts have trained to walk on the moon! This byway has more than 500-miles of volcanic highlights and, of course, many waterfalls. Stay at Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel & Dinner House.

Outdoor Activities

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a treasure of Earth’s history that covers the past 55 million years of time since the Dinosaurs died out and mammals took over the world.

http://

Visit the Painted Hills: distinguished by varied stripes of red, tan, orange, and black, this area preserves a sequence of past climate change.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

The Bronze Antler

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon

Bronze AntlerThe Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is a delightful, award-winning Bed and Breakfast located in Joseph, the premiere art colony town of Eastern Oregon.  Walking distance to local art galleries, restaurants and unique shops. Nearby are Wallowa Lake, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  Snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities.

The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast offers three guestrooms and one upscale, modern suite, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private attached bath and is the only AAA 3-diamond & Select Registry lodging in Joseph, Oregon. Walk into downtown Joseph, sprinkled with specialty shops and galleries, world class fine art & foundries, local clothing, baked goods, chocolates, wines, and coffees and the majestic Wallowa Mountains as a backdrop.

The Bronze Antler have Tesla and Clipper Creek Electric Vehicle EV Charging Stations on site for your use and included in your stay.

A wholesome, savory breakfast is prepared from many local ingredients along with a variety of juices, a breakfast meat (vegetarian meat substitute available) and fresh fruit.

Winter trip to the Wallowas

‘We were there for three nights in early February and had a fantastic stay. The rooms are spacious but cozy, the panorama from the inviting parlor is spectacular, and your hosts are a great resource.’ A TripAdvisor contributor

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

The Oregon Mural Trail – Ontario Oregon

The featured mural is in Ontario’s Red Apple Mall. At Oregon’s eastern edge and in a different time zone, Ontario is the gateway to desert beauty, stunning river canyons and towering mountain ranges. Any time of year, this little town is a great sunny destination and basecamp to outdoor adventures at the Owyhee Canyonlands, Lake Owyhee, Pillars of Rome and more. Make time for Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum, which honors the area’s cultural heritage, Native American, Basque, European, Hispanic and Japanese.

The videos of Travel Oregon’s Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated reveal whimsical scenes of enchanting forests, vineyards, rivers, mountains and more, and share with you that magical feeling of being in Oregon.

Now the captivating artwork is coming to the real world, proudly hand-painted on walls in Oregon where the illustrations represent the destinations. Let the Oregon Mural Trail inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of each community.  Take photos of the murals and use the hashtag #OregonIsMagic in social posts to share the love.  And while you’re there, visit the landmarks and businesses that make these towns just so magical.

There are several Oregon Trail Sites sights in this eastern corner of Oregon. The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails. From the top of Flagstaff Hill you can still see the trail running out across the plains.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.