Category Archives: Special Events

Pop the Question

Where to Pop the Question in Oregon

Here at the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild, we surveyed our innkeepers for their favorite location to “pop the question” in Oregon.  Here’s our first installment in time for Valentine’s Day.  What could be better than bringing your newly betrothed home to a cozy bed and breakfast after a romantic proposal?

Lost Lake, a pristine Mt Hood National Forest Lake, is the pick for the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in Parkdale, Oregon.   Here’s what they have to say:

“One of the most romantic spots in Oregon to “pop the question” would have to be Lost Lake. With majestic Mt. Hood as a backdrop one might propose sitting on its shores or at any of the many scenic spots while walking the Lakeshore trail.  While it might be a little tough to get down on one knee in a canoe the ambiance experienced while sitting on its glimmerglass waters is so very romantic!

“The Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is only 20 miles from Lost Lake and I have had the opportunity to be a part of two surprise proposals that took place at this romantic and incredibly beautiful part of Oregon. I anxiously awaited the return of our guests, knowing what was to take place, and see their exhilarated faces full of hope and love, and a ring!”

Don’t forget that us innkeepers at the bed & breakfasts can be very sneaky and can help you design that perfect proposal.  Call on us anytime!

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.

Victorian Christmas Faire

Victorian Christmas Faire and High Tea at the Prospect Hotel

Victorian Christmas Faire and High Tea, hosted by Prospect Historic Hotel, Saturday and Sunday December 14th and 15th from 11am to 4pm. The proprietors invite Christmas and Victorian artists to display their wares in rooms decorated in period specific themes.  Join this fun and unusual event for a day at the Prospect Hotel! Guests are welcome to “get into the era” by wearing Victorian or Christmas finery.


The Prospect Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast provides Crater Lake B&B lodging in 10 rooms, each with exquisite period furnishings and decorations, private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed.  Hearty, full, belly-filling breakfasts continue the traditions of the original owners.  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 and articles. Unwind on the wrap around Veranda with a glass of wine or a microbrew and a good book

The High Tea will be offered throughout the day in the Historic Hotel Dinner House. Take this opportunity for a day out to enjoy the Prospect Hotel all ‘Dressed Up’ for Christmas, to relax in high fashion while partaking in some of Karen’s delicious homemade tasty treats.  Maybe you’ll find just the right gift for Christmas! Be it for someone else or just for yourself!

Please call 541-560-3664 or contact info@prospecthotel.com for more information. Reservations are HIGHLY suggested for the High Tea!
Musical Entertainment all day.

This promises to be a fun event you won’t want to miss.

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

MaMere's Merry Market

Come get into the Holiday Spirit, do some shopping, tour MaMere’s Guest House while supporting local vendors sharing their handmade goods.  On November 30, 10am to 2pm, the first 25 visitors will get a special holiday treat from Simply Sweet Bake Shop!  Drawings will happen every 30 minutes for items from our amazing vendors. If over we get over 250 people, all visitors will be entered into a drawing for a 1 night stay at MaMere’s Guest House!

MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of wine county, and is the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visiting Western Oregon University.  The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is only a block from WOU and Monmouth’s Main Street.

MaMere’s Guest House is charming, unique and colorful inside and out!  Built in 1891 as a boarding house for female students, it has since housed hundreds and continues to do so today in its present form as a Bed and Breakfast Guest House.  From the Inn tour local vineyards, visit the coast, or just relax and enjoy a glass of wine amongst the beautiful flowers, while listening to music from the Monmouth Amphitheater in Main Street Park.

 

Drop Dead Savings

Drop Dead Savings

Drop Dead Savings are back at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. We invite you to Stay two nights, mid-week in October at the Old Parkdale Inn and take 20% off your room rate.  Any room, midweek, Sunday through Thursday at the Old Parkdale Inn that comes with our hearty Northwest Breakfast, of course.

The Hood River Valley is a spectacular place to visit in the Fall.  Tour the valley and stop in at the fruit stands, alpaca and lavender farms, and wineries on the Fruit Loop.  Less crowds during the week.  More apples and pears for you to taste and take home.  The Mt Hood National Forest is just minutes away where the awesome fall foliage has begun to put on a show.  A little bit later in the month, after the harvest is in, the acres and acres of fruit trees begin to turn.  Or you may just want to relax in our gardens, a throw over your lap, watching the family of quail that have called our garden home this summer.   These savings come once a year.  Hope to see you next month!

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.hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Victorian Garden Blooms

Your mom called, giving us permission to drop a little hint:  she would love a relaxing getaway.  Mother’s Day is just a few weeks out.  Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers can do just that.

When giving the gift of lodging you will be giving the gift of a unique Oregon experience.  And she can decide where and when to use them.   So maybe a walk in the sand on the Oregon Coast would soothe her soul.  Or a hike or snowshoe along the rim of Crater Lake.  Catch a new museum exhibit in Portland.  Sample a Pinot Noir in the Oregon Wine Country.  Maybe just relax with a good book in one of our inn’s lovely gardens.

Moms like to spend their special day with their families.  But we all know some pampered time away is also so very much appreciated.  Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers give the gift of relaxation, time away from the everyday.

OBBG Lodging Gift Vouchers are available in $25 increments and are valid at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state.  With nearly 90 members to choose among, that’s a lot of choice. It’s not just about the lodging.  It’s about the time and experience.

You can purchase Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers by clicking on the button at the right side of this page.  Or you can call the Guild at 503-893-4210

You choose the amount and where you’d like them delivered.  We’ll send them by mail with delivery confirmation along with a current Print Directory of where in Oregon our bed and breakfast members are located.  We’re good at keeping secrets, too, so Mom needn’t have a clue.

It’s that simple.  Not much of your time, but an appreciated gift of time for your recipient.  What are you waiting for?  Share the gift of lodging at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

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.

Prospect Hotel

Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner ~ Prospect Hotel and Dinner House

Do you have plans for your Easter Sunday Brunch or Dinner?  Why not join the innkeepers at the Prospect Hotel and Dinner House for a day full of good food and good fun?

Innkeepers will be serving up their traditional huge Brunch Buffet and the Dinner menu will include all your favorites.  There will be an Adult Easter Egg Hunt.  Come see what the Easter Bunny left for you!  Year after year this has become a favorite event and you might win a Dinner for Two in the Prospect Hotel Dinner House.

Reservations are required so please call 541-560-3664

The Prospect Historic Hotel/Motel and Dinner house was built in 1888 as a stagecoach 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.

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.

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.

Guest blogger: Roselyn, innkeeper
R.R. Thompson House in Carlton Oregon

This Christmas, Pittock Mansion takes a look back at the hobbies and pastimes of the legendary family in its annual holiday extravaganza.

From knitting to hiking, beekeeping to music, the decorations highlight familiar and not-so-familiar hobbies enjoyed by Henry and Georgiana Pittock, their children and grandchildren who resided in the opulent mansion 100 years ago.

Volunteers have decorated each of the rooms in the 16,000 sq. ft. mansion into a holiday showcase. Each room displays items related to one or two hobbies, such as skiing, opera, tea parties or card games.

The displays are on view through December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Christmas Day).  Built in 1914, the mansion “tells the story of Portland’s transformation from pioneertown to modern, industrialized city through the history and legacy of one of its most influential families, the Pittocks.” (http://pittockmansion.org)

The decorated mansion is a holiday treat for locals and tourists alike. Adding to the ambiance are musical recitals in the music/living room with stunning views of the Portland skyline.

The R. R. Thompson House will be glad to host your visit to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We are located in the ‘Great Little Town of Carlton,’ and just an hour’s drive to Pittock Mansion.

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.

Victorian Christmas Faire

Victorian Christmas Faire and High Tea at the Prospect Hotel

Victorian Christmas Faire and High Tea, hosted by Prospect Historic Hotel, Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th from 11am to 3pm. The proprietors invite Christmas and Victorian artists to display their wares in rooms decorated in period specific themes.  Join this fun and unusual event for a day at the Prospect Hotel! Guests are welcome to “get into the era” by wearing Victorian or Christmas finery.

Each of the rooms in this Nationally Registered Historic Hotel is decorated in period specific themes. Christmas and Victorian themes abound.

The High Tea will be offered throughout the day in the Historic Hotel Dinner House. Take this opportunity for a day out to enjoy the Prospect Hotel all ‘Dressed Up’ for Christmas, to relax in high fashion while partaking in some of Karen’s delicious homemade tasties, and to find just the right gift for Christmas!  Be it for someone else or just for yourself!

Local craft and art vendors will have their own Historic Hotel Room decorated displaying their wares. Join this fun and unusual event for a day at the Prospect Historic Hotel! Guests are welcome to “get into the era” by wearing Victorian or Christmas finery.

Reservations are HIGHLY suggested for the High Tea!
Live musical entertainment all day. This promises to be a fun event!

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.

conference and vendor roundup

Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon B&B Guild

We look forward to seeing OBBG members and non members alike at the 2018 Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, this year being held at the Red Lion Pendleton Inn, April 3 and 4.

Join OBBG at the 2018 Conference & Vendor Roundup

We’ve enlisted national speakers and presenters for a great lineup of educational session with time for networking and relaxation.  You need not be an OBBG member or an Oregon Inn for that matter, to reap the benefits, but remember we are offering substantial discounts for new and returning members.  There’ll be time for round table discussions of your choosing.  Did I mention a couple days in Historic Pendleton, Oregon? Conference Rate Rooms at the Red Lion have been blocked for Monday and Tuesday nights.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is a professional association of Oregon’s individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn.  Our mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations and to support members through networking, advocacy, and education.

Register Online for the 2018 Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guilds

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.