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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.

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.

Sip McMinnville

Holiday Wines

Stock up on your Holiday wines at the many Open Houses scheduled through November at Oregon Wineries and tasting room.  These events also offer great chances to discover the wines of Oregon along with the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Oregon produces a variety of World Class Wines and Oregon Wine offers specific focus on the 18 distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are the unique wine growing regions that are defined by geographical features, allowing growers to produce more than 70 varieties of wine grapes, with factors like weather and elevation contributing to the unique nature of what’s bottled in a specific place.

Let the brand new official Oregon Wine Touring Guide be your inspiration for planning your trip to the incredible wine regions throughout our great state!  Choose your AVA, make your bed and breakfast reservation, designate your driver and/or front seat navigator and head out to explore Oregon’s Wine Countries and stock up on your Holiday Wines.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  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.

Music in the Mountains  at the Prospect Hotel

Music in the MountainsMusic in the Mountains, a premier music festival on the Prospect Historic Hotel/Motel and Dinner House grounds.  Two days of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music.  Starts Friday night, September 23 at  8pm with ‘Jammin’ on the Veranda’, followed by all day Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25 starting at 10am both days.  Great Food, Local Wines and Beers.

Bring lawn blankets and chairs, Prospect Hotel 541-560-3664. Rooms still available at the

Prospect Historic Hotel and Dinner House and in Shady Cove.  Also campsites in the area.  Make your reservations early!  This promises to be another great event at the Prospect Hotel!

The Dinner House is also open EVERY NIGHT of the Week thru the end of November!!!  Serving our signature Prime Rib, Grilled Rib Eyes, Lemon Dill Roasted Salmon, Roasted Pepper Chicken, Prospect Lasagna (Meat and Vegetarian),  Stuffed Pork Chops, Oregon Free Range Lamb plus other Deliciousness!

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  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.