Category Archives: Oregon Innkeepers

WildSpring Guest Habitat

Contemplating travel right now is confusing and frankly quite frightening. Peruse the web and you’ll oodles of advice from experts on how to navigate the changing landscape.

Here’s a idea for you: A staycation at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Sensational Staycation Ideas for a break from the household grind and the fretful health warnings surrounding us. When you’re on a real vacation, you don’t cook, clean, do chores or fret. Do as much as you want. As little as you want

It’s obvious the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild work in the travel industry and cleanliness has always been a high priority for our guests, our innkeepers and our employees. Our inns are inspected regularly by the State Health Departments and we inspect ourselves to make sure we’re following the guidelines presented by them. Food handler cards are a must and we’ve always taken pride in our cleanliness. Most all of us have instituted some new protocols in our inns, going above the practices we have in place.

Want to support struggling local businesses while limiting social contact? Now’s a great time to purchase Gift Certificates from the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. They can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member inn across the state

So Keep Calm and Stay with Us!  And here, I’ll put in a little jingle about Book Direct. As small business owners we are already starting to feel the ripple effect of this health scare. Our innkeepers truly appreciate your direct bookings. When you commit to booking direct, you will enjoy many perks and amenities that you would not have access to when booking through a travel agency. Not to mention, you will almost always pay less and stay in some very sanitized inns.

We can’t guarantee you’ll not catch a travel bug but we’re doing everything in our power to make sure you don’t catch anything from us. Thank you for your trust in the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. We will continue to provide the relaxing, comfortable, and immaculately clean solitude our guests expect and appreciate.

Lavender Daze

Contemplating travel right now is confusing and frankly quite frightening. Peruse the web and you’ll oodles of advice from experts on how to navigate the changing landscape.

It’s obvious the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild work in the travel industry and cleanliness has always been a high priority for our guests, our innkeepers and our employees. Our inns are inspected regularly by the State Health Departments and we inspect ourselves to make sure we’re following the guidelines presented by them. Food handler cards are a must and we’ve always taken pride in our cleanliness. Most all of us have instituted some new protocols in our inns, going above the practices we have in place:

One inn has replaced community cookie jars with individual jars in each guest room. Another added a little sanitation center at the front door with wipes and some bottled water. One tried to buy some jars of hand sanitizers but, of course, they were sold out so she made her own. Placed them in the rooms and guests are loving them. Used these wipes to wipe down every surface, keys, remotes, etc., and the rooms smell wonderful! Individually plated meals instead of family style. Some have brought in extra cleaning detail workers and are disinfecting surfaces continually.

So Keep Calm and Stay with Us!  And here, I’ll put in a little jingle about Book Direct. As small business owners we are already starting to feel the ripple effect of this health scare. Our innkeepers truly appreciate your direct bookings. When you commit to booking direct, you will enjoy many perks and amenities that you would not have access to when booking through a travel agency. Not to mention, you will almost always pay less and stay in some very sanitized inns.

We can’t guarantee you’ll not catch a travel bug but we’re doing everything in our power to make sure you don’t catch anything from us. Thank you for your trust in the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. We will continue to provide the relaxing, comfortable, and immaculately clean solitude our guests expect and appreciate.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild is proud to host the first ever Bed & Breakfast Instagram Photo Challenge!  And the start date is right around the corner.  We invite all innkeepers, vendors, associations, anyone really, to join us in flooding Instagram with our photos,  each day working on the prompt listed for that day of the month of April.  The entire month is planned out in the graphic here, but you can also find today’s prompt on the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild’s Instagram profile @oregonbedandbreakfastguild

We have some great sponsors who have donated prizes.
Check them out here and on Instagram:

The Comphy Co
Boca Terry
Victorian House Scones
Professional Association of Innkeepers International
The Bed & Breakfast Magazine
The Turkish Towel Company
Botany Barn

 

If you’re on Instagram, join us! If you’re not, now’s the perfect time to join the party.

To participate: Add a photo to your Instagram profile based on the daily prompt you’ll see on @oregonbedandbreakfast on Instagram.  Use #BnBPhotoChallenge19 in the caption of your photos and have a public profile to show up in the hashtag feed.  Follow the hashtag #BnBPhotoChallenge19 to find out what others are posting.

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.

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.