Category Archives: Willamette Valley

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.

Erratic Rock in the Willamette Valley

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast played host to Red Chair Travels a couple of weeks ago and what a busy week it was.  Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country.  The Inn is surrounded by vineyards, spectacular views and has two large guest rooms, each with private baths,  a loft  and deck area, offering a relaxed country retreat.  The Oregon Bounty breakfast features one of five varieties of vineyard grape juice and local produce.

The gracious innkeepers took Red on a quarter of a mile to the Erratic Rock.  This 90 ton rock arrived in Oregon during the Ice Age Flood and commands a wonderful view of the valley.  The it was back to the farm for some chores farm that included planting red, white, and blue flower baskets to honor our servicemen and  women  past and present. Thank you for your service.  After all this work it enjoyed a day of rest in the great room of Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, gazing down the valley and over to the Coast Range, and watching the Koi in the pond. What a wonderful day.

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.

Silverton Oregon Mural

Silver Falls State ParkFeller House Bed and Breakfast said goodbye to Red Chair Travels but not before the innkeepers took it to Silver Falls State Park just outside of Silverton, Oregon.  The largest state park in Oregon, Silver Falls is only 20 miles southeast of Salem, our state capital with 9,000+ acres that includes more than 24 miles of walking trails, 14 miles of horse trails, and a 4-mile bike path.  Its 8.7-mile Trail of Ten Falls runs along the banks of Silver Creek.

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.

Red Chair is Aurora Oregon

There is so much Oregon History in Aurora Oregon and the innkeepers of the Feller House Bed and Breakfast want to share it all with you as they’ve shared it this past week with Red Chair Travels

From 1840 to 1860, the total number of people who traveled the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails in wagon trains is estimated to be between 315,000 and 320,000, well over a quarter-million people. This is widely regarded as one of the largest voluntary mass movements of people in human history.

From the early to mid-1830s the Oregon Trail and its many offshoots were used by about 400,000 settlers, ranchers, farmers, miners, and businessmen and their families, many settling in the Willamette Valley.

Red Chair visits EmmaMay 9  “Remembering Emma” with author Jane Kirkpatrick, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 10:30am-5:30pm.  Emma Wagner Giesy – Pioneer Scout, Mother, Widow, Business Woman. Book signing and talk by nationally acclaimed writer Jane Kirkpatrick, historic walking tour of Old Aurora and Emma’s grave site, reception follows at historic Zimmerman House

Feller House Bed and Breakfast gave Red Chair an Oregon History Lesson with a visit to the State Capital and other historic sights in the Willamette Valley, including a tour of Historic Aurora, Oregon

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.

Feller House Bed and Breakfast

Guests at the Feller House Bed and Breakfast will enjoy a full, hearty breakfast served with a gourmet touch, featuring fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the garden when in season.  You might even be treated to this Hash Brown Crust Quiche, a savory and elegant breakfast dish.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Stir together 3 T olive oil and 3 C shredded hash brown potatoes (can use raw or fresh packaged)  Press evenly into pie 9″ pie pan.  Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes until just starting to  brown.  Remove from oven

Layer in pan:
1 c. grated chedder or mix of cheese3/4 c. any kind of meat if desired
1/4 c. sauted onion
1/2 – 1 c. vegetables (asparagus, mushrooms, peppers, etc. a mix is best)

Beat together in seperate bowl:
1 c. rich milk (can use part cream)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste

Pour milk mixture over other ingredients.  Sprinkle with parsley and paprika.  Garnish with asparagus or tomato slices if desired

Return to oven and bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes
or until lightly browned and knife inserted comes out clean.

Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.  Serves 5-6

The Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located on Oregon’s famous French Prairie where settlers came because of its rich fertile soil and farms and nurseries still abound for the same reason.  Situated just two miles off of I-5  just 22 miles from either Portland or Salem, it is very quick and easy to access from the freeway yet in a rural setting.

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.

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

 

 

Carlton House Bed and Breakfast

Thank you Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast for hosting Red Chair Travels. I think its favorite time at the inn was time spent with the hens. They were very impressed with their famous visitor.   Their farm fresh eggs will make their way into gourmet breakfasts at the inn including this:

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons granulated
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese (do not substitute fat-free)
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 Tablespoon canola oil, more for brushing on the griddle/skillet

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a medium bowl, whisk together ricotta, egg, egg whites, lemon juice, lemon zest and canola oil.  Fold this mixture into the dry ingredients to make a thick batter.  Brush a nonstick skillet with canola oil and heat over medium-low.  With a 1/4 cup measure, drop the batter onto the skillet, spreading it slightly. Cook the pancakes until browned on the underside and beginning to set, about 2 minutes.  Flip and cook until browned on the second side and cooked at the center, about two minutes longer. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.  Brush the griddle or skillet with the remaining oil and repeat with remaining batter.

Blueberry Sauce
1-1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2-1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice and cornstarch, then set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, water and salt.  Bring mixture to a boil over high heat.  Reduce to a simmer and stir in lemon juice-cornstarch mixture.  Simmer, stirring, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes more.  Cover and set aside.

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.

Red Chair Travels to The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

Red Chair Travels has been to quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns in the last week or so.

First Stop: The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast, where you arrive as a guest, and depart as a friend.  Located in the charming community of Carlton, just park your car at the Inn, and stroll to over two dozen tasting rooms and wineries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants.

This  Willamette Valley Bed & Breakfast has four comfortable bedrooms, 2 with king size beds and private baths, and 2 with private baths and queen size beds.  Relax near the wood burning fireplace, perhaps with a lovely Pinot you brought back from your stroll uptown or on their shaded back porch overlooking the garden.

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.