Category Archives: Special Events

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.

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 9th and 10th 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.

Victorian Christmas FaireThe 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!   We hope to see you here!

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

Thanksgiving Wine Events in the Willamette Valley

Thanksgiving Wine Events in the Willamette Valley

For 35 years, Willamette Valley wineries have been throwing open their doors to welcome visitors the weekend after Thanksgiving.  This year, more than 150 wineries continue this tradition November 24, 25 and 26.  Join winemakers in the valley for special tastings, food pairings, live music, holiday discounts and more. Each winery celebrates the festive weekend with its own flare!  Here are some OBBG Innkeeper members’ favorite choices for this holiday weekend of wine tasting:

Chehalem Ridge B&B:  We love nearby Bells Up Winery.  Winemaker David Specter invites tasters in to Herald the Holidays with him as he shares his handcrafted Pinot noir and Syrah paired with light fair and spectacular views from their new wine porch.  Regularly open by appointment only, David and his wife Sara open this weekend from noon – 4.

The Victorian on 10thVista Hills Vineyard offers spectacular views and is centrally locating in the red hills of Dundee.  They are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special Thanksgiving lineup of European cheeses paired with six estate wines.  Friday and Saturday – 11 to 5

R.R. Thompson HouseThe Carlton Winemakers Studio presents “The Craft of Winemaking” on Friday and Saturday (11-4) Thanksgiving weekend.  View short videos on the process of winemaking and explore the equipment used by winemakers.  The videos, wine tasting — from some of the best winemakers in the valley, and light appetizers are all included in the $20 fee.

These inns and others of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are 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

A Thanksgiving Feast at the Prospect Historic Hotel.

A Thanksgiving Feast at the Prospect Historic Hotel is one you won’t want to miss.  A 16′ long Buffet Table will present Karen’s Sumptuous creations and of course a wonderful selection of her famous desserts.  This has become a traditional yearly event, attended by many, so make your reservations early by calling 541-560-3664.  Reservations are required.

A Thanksgiving Feast

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.

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

Spring Fling and High Tea at the Prospect Historic Hotel


Adorn yourself in Spring’s Fanciest Finery, reserve your room at the Prospect Historic Hotel and your seat at the table for this year’s Spring Fling and High Tea, Sunday, April 23rd from 11-3.

The Historic Hotel Bed and Breakfast Inn 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 are served up in the morning.  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 innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s 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 many 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.

Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner ~ Prospect Hotel and Dinner House
easter-sunday-brunch

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, it’s 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 many 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.

Spring Tea Party

Spring Tea Party at The Victorian on 10th

A Spring Tea Party Package at The Victorian on 10th offers a special time for Moms and their children to experience an authentic Victorian Tea Party. Children keep the antique cup and saucer as a treasured memento.

Your table is set with antique plates, cups and saucers and an assortment of specialty teas.  You and your littles will dine on Tea Sandwiches and delectable English Pastries.   And if you’d like to spend some time baking together, a side table will have all the necessities to bake and frost your special cupcakes.

This is an add on package for overnight guests at The Victorian on 10th and is subject to availability.  Also available for an addon:  flowers by Melissa Cook of Pretty Wild Things

The Victorian on 10th is a family, and pet, friendly inn that has been lovingly restored to it’s original 1896 Queen Anne Victorian beauty and offers a “home away from home” quality.  Located just a few blocks from McMinnville Oregon’s 3rd street, voted the “Best Main Street in America” by Parade Magazine in 2014, the historic building is a 2,600 square foot Victorian in the heart of the Willamette Valley Wine Country.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s 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 many 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.

Willamette Valley Events

You won’t want to miss any of these Willamette Valley Events.  A short list of Spring Time Happenings follows and more can be found on the Willamette Valley Events Page on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild website along with event details and links

Don’t be surprised if you get side tracked as you explore Oregon’s Willamette Valley when on route to one of these events.  There are the over 200 wineries where you can taste world-renowned pinot noir and drink in the magnificent vineyard views.  Visit Historic towns and college towns by way of scenic back roads that can be biked or driven.

The Willamette Valley Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put on their concierge’s hat and share with you ways to discover restaurants, breweries, bike trails, shopping trails and more.  These inspected B&B inns combine uniquely styled accommodations with locations that are close to the valley’s many attractions and events.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s 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 many 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.