Category Archives: Explore Oregon

McKenzie River Valley

Sahalie Falls, is the first and tallest of three waterfalls on the roaring McKenzie River.  This powerful 73 foot waterfall is broken into two segments when the river is running at its highest but is more commonly a single powerful plunge.

You can Chase Waterfalls with us by subscribing to this blog, follow us on Pinterest, and on our Facebook Page.  According to Wiki there are at least 238 waterfalls in Oregon!  I’m guessing even more than that. Wouldn’t it be grand to witness the beauty of every one of them?  With 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge alone, we’ve set out to find them all plus those in the nearby Mt Hood National Forest, Washington and beyond. And when we do we’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

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.

Ski

Plan to Ski Oregon and Stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder, or looking for back-country trails for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after your day’s adventure, get pampered at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Central and Eastern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

Mt. Bachelor, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and snowboarding from November through May.

Ferguson Ridge is a community owned ski area located just 9 miles outside Joseph, Oregon.  Operated by the Eagle Cap Ski Club, Ferguson Ridge Ski Patrol, and the Enterprise-Joseph Lions Club, it’s completely run on heart-volunteers who want a community place to gather and play

Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfasts

From the Willamette Valley, the Willamette Pass Resort on Highway 58 offers big mountain skiing to a variety of skill levels. Seven lifts including the states only high-speed six passenger lift will take you to 360 degrees of alpine adventure.

Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts 

Many of the bed and breakfasts in the Mt Hood region have partnered with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area and are able to offer discount lift tickets with your stay.  Some have even created packages that include discount lodging for multiple night stays.

Mt. Hood’s ski resorts provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and cross country skiing.  Mt Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mt. Hood! Enjoy 2150 acres of terrain with high speed express service with 5 high speed quads. Twelve chairlifts total and Snowcat access the greatest variety of terrain in the state of Oregon. Experts will revel in back-country skiing at Heather Canyon.

Timberline Ski Resort is the only ski area in North America that’s open 12 months of the year with up to 3,590 vertical feet.

Southern Oregon Bed and Breakfasts

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.

In Crater Lake National Park cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular. There are nine different skiing trails available, ranging in difficulty.

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 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.

 

Fields of clover for red chair travels

Beyond wine in the Willamette Valley are fields of clover, heirloom roses, and the wackiness of the UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon.  Oh, and so much more.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper Kristin drove Red Chair round to some of her favorite spots in the Willamette Valley, starting with Chehalem Flats Farm Market where it met two of it’s cousins, Orange and Yellow, who stand guard over this shop filled with local farm produce, plants, lavender and even cheese and bread for winery picnics.

And then there were the fields of Crimson Clover, which he was told is used for a honey source, but also as a cover crop that feeds the soil. At Heirloom Roses’ seven acres of gardens, he posed for lots of photos, including this one of Snowfall.  Red met the art of Marta Farris, whose Sheep Herd share pasture space with the llamas at RainDance Marketplace.

Vista Balloon Adventure flight allowed Red to help inflate the balloons for the morning . In the heat of the afternoon, Red took shelter under the beautiful wisteria at Red Ridge Farms, which is also home to Oregon Olive Oil Mill. The final trek for the day was down the trail at Bald Peak State Park as the sun set beyond the Valley.

His final surprise while staying with Kristin at Chehalem Ridge B&B was to don the appropriate headgear and enjoy the parade at the 16th Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, which commemorates the 1950 Trent sighting in which two local citizens witnesses and photographed a UFO.

Red Chair Travels moved on to the inns of the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild a couple of months back.  But we still have so much to share about its visit to the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild this past spring/summer.  Yes, many of the events visited have past but many are annual events so you might consider them for your next journey to Oregon.

Red’s journey is about all that is memorable and beautiful in the local area, with a B&B owner as its concierge.  Traveling is about getting outside of the everyday and seeing the world with fresh eyes.  Through the journey of the Red Chair, we are all travelers off the beaten track where true relaxation awaits.

Red was lucky to visit all 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 partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild had a blast hosting Red.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and that you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red visits.

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.

Hutchcroft School

Oregon history runs deep in the Willamette Valley.  It is, after all, the end of the Oregon Trail, the 2,200-mile historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River the to valleys in Oregon.  “It is likely that Yamhill was the 19th century white settlers’ name for a tribe of Native Americans, a Kalapuya people, who inhabited the region”. Source Oregon Geographic Names, an amazing book with a plethora of information of Oregon Geographic Names origins.

The Yamhill Vineyards B&B Innkeeper’s took Red Chair Travels to visit Fort Yamhill, a State Heritage Park.  Built in 1856 Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and natives, protect both populations and control traffic between them.  Fort Yamhill is one of the best archaeologically preserved forts in the Northwest from the mid 19th century.  Red visited the relocated Officer’s Quarters and saw memorabilia through the windows.

The next stop was the Yamhill County Historical Society and Museum. The museum has history and displays of logging, dairies, mail coaches, farming equipment, and much more. They opened the restored Hutchcroft School built in 1877 and they were thrilled to have Red as a guest.

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 Prospect Hotel and Crater Lake

Red’s time was short at the Prospect Hotel in Oregon’s Southern Cascades.  And the innkeepers of the Historic Hotel showed it a great time, exploring Oregon’s Southern Cascades.  Red especially loved the snow shoe trip up to the rim of famous Crater Lake, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.  Did you know that Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America, the second deepest in North America and the ninth deepest lake in the world? Thanks Travel Oregon for the video share

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 Oregon Coast

All 363 Miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the Public.  From agate covered beaches to lush rainforests.  Whale Watching and Beach-combing.  Golfing or just being still and listening to the crashing waves. How you explore it is entirely up to you. Complete your visit with a stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Member inn.  We invite you to visit the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

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.

Ski, Surf, Sip and Sleep

All we can figure is whoever came up with the 7 Wonders of the World never actually set foot in Oregon.  So we see your Wonders, world, and raise you with 7 Wonders of Oregon. Explore the Seven Wonders of Oregon and follow Red Chair Travels as it sets out to see them all plus some amazing other locations in Oregon.

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.

Feller House Goats

Feller House Bed and Breakfast played host to Red Chair Travels at their lovely inn near Aurora, Oregon.  This restored 1860’s farmhouse is full of charm and guests are invited to stroll the gardens and orchard and take in the beauty of the French Prairie.  The resident  goats will surely show some love especially if you have a hand full of grain

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon’s 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.

RR Thompson

Red Chair Travels visit through the Willamette Valley has been just a whirlwind.  After resting up a spell at R R Thompson House the innkeepers headed out, with Red in tow, to see the sights around Carlton Oregon.

First stop was the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum home to the famous Spruce Goose and the Wings to Waves Waterpark.  Yes, Red, that is a real 747 sitting on its roof!

Red would have loved to spend more time at R R Thompson house if only to enjoy the bountiful, gourmet breakfast included it its stay.  But it is a chair after all and choose to simply relax in the sunshine on the deck and lawn, taking in the beauty of the lush grounds surrounding the inn before heading off to explore other inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and the Willamette Valley.

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.

Carlton and Red Chair

The Innkeepers of The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast bid goodbye to Red Chair Travels. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit and explore Carlton and your lovely Bed and Breakfast.  Your photos of Red were wonderful and we have added them to Red Chair’s Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair gets to spend a few more weeks visiting the inns of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

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