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grape harvest

Grape Harvest Special at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

A Grape Harvest Special awaits guests at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country.  From September 10 to October 30, 2016, you can harvest 25 pounds grapes from the vineyards of Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast and make your own grape juice.  Grape varieties will vary depending on the time you book your stay: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris or Chardonnay

After a gourmet breakfast each morning, prepared by your innkeeper, you’ll head out on a vineyard tour, harvest your grapes and head back into the kitchen to make your juice, that can be drank as it is or used for jams and jellies.

Your Grape Harvest Special includes:

  • A 2 night Stay at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast
  • two gourmet breakfasts
  • vineyard tour
  • wine tasting coupons and a winery map
  • grape juice containers
  • recipes

For an additional $20 you can make your freezer jam right then and there, great for breakfast and topping on your favorite cheesecake.  Pectin, sugar and containers included

As if that’s not enough your be treated to an evening dessert at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.  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.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast offers guests a quiet country setting with spectacular views, sunsets, and stargazing. Each of the two large guest rooms has a queen bed, table, chairs, and private bath.

The Grape Harvest Special is US $426.66, tax included, when you reserve the Grape Suite and US $375.76 tax for a special including the Garden Room.

  • Great for breakfast and topping on cheesecake
  • Recipes included
  • SUBJECT to availability
  • GRAPE varieties will vary

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 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.

Hazelnut Festival

Hazelnut Festival in Donald, Oregon

Hazelnut Festival festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m., July 11, with:

  •  A parade which will feature young marines as well as a 17′ replica of the iconic WWII Iwo Jima flag raising.
  • Food and drink, including beer will be available for purchase and a BBQ contest is planned as well.
  • Live music on the main stage by local  artists will be sure to entertain
  • A Classic Car Cruise-In, sponsored by the local company, GK Machinery, is expected to have over 100 vehicles on display
  • Vendors and local artisans will offer unique items and a special Hazelwood Boats display will be of special interest to attenders.
  • Period actors from Champoeg State Heritage area will be mingling through the crowd and large agricultural machinery will be on display

The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and promises to be a fun day for the whole family.  Donald, Oregon is located two miles West of I-5 from the Aurora exit 278.  The Feller House Bed and Breakfast, a short ½ mile from Donald, invites you to enjoy the Hazelnut Festival with the inn as your home base.

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.

Muffin Making Mojo

Muffin Making Mojo in 3 simple steps

Muffin Making Mojo is a breeze with these three simple steps from the Innkeeper at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Newberg, Oregon

1.       Measuring:  Dry ingredients: use a cup for desired amount, (1 cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup, etc), scoop up more than you need then scrape off the excess with the back of a knife.  Wet ingredients: use either a glass or plastic measuring cup so that you can look through the glass at eye level to make sure your ingredient makes it to the right line, then not spill all over the place.

2.       Mixing: Gluten is all the rage these days.  While some people have negative reactions to it, the rest of us keep it in baked goods because it’s a very useful protein.  Specifically, gluten is the protein in wheat flour (and a few other grains) that creates structure when you add liquid and heat.  When you stir it a lot, like when kneading bread dough, it creates a chewy structure.  But nobody wants a chewy muffin, so you need to make sure you don’t stir it a lot after you add the wet ingredients to the dry.  That’s why most muffin instructions will say “mix until dry ingredients are just moistened”.

3.       Tools: Make double duty of your ice cream scooper to fill your muffin tins.  By ensuring that each tin contains the same amount of batter, you know all the muffins will be done at the same time.  No small muffins to be used as hockey pucks and no giant muffins with gooey centers.

Kristin, half of the innkeeping team at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast attended Portland’s Western Culinary Institute where she graduated with honors.  She then took a position as a pastry chef at Papa Haydn, a restaurant in northwest Portland known for their stunning desserts. Kristin is our go-to colleague when we innkeepers have questions related to kitchen mojo.

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.

Coconut French Toast

Coconut French Toast with a Tropical Twist

Coconut French Toast with a Tropical Twist has become a favorite of guests at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast in Carlton, Oregon.  Once you’ve tried it you’ll know why!

Coconut French Toast
Makes 2-3 servings

Blend together:

1 large egg
¾ C coconut milk
1 Tbs sugar
½ teas vanilla

6 slices of stale baguette
Dip bread in egg mixture (let the bread soak for several seconds to a minute).  Dip in sweetened, shredded coconut and chopped almonds
Cook on a hot griddle lathered with 1 teas butter

Top with Maple syrup, sugar, jam, fresh fruit, almonds and/or Dark Chocolate Rum Sauce, this makes plenty, even if you double the French Toast recipe:

¾ C heavy cream
½ C dark brown sugar
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
¼ stick unsalted butter
1 ½ Tbs spiced rum
Pinch of salt
¼ teas vanilla

Combine the cream, sugar, chocolate, butter, rum, salt, and vanilla in a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat until the chocolate is completely melted and combined. Use a whisk and stir constantly for best results.  Drizzle away!

Built in 1915, The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast is located within the charming community of Carlton, known as “The Wine Capital of Oregon.” A short drive and you’ll reach even more places to explore.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast has four comfortable bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed and private bath,  3 with private bath and queen size beds, living room with wood burning fireplace and TV area along with central air conditioning and wireless internet throughout.

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.

Food Flexibility

Food Flexibility is the Norm at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Food Flexibility is becoming a necessity for our innkeepers when preparing meals for guests at our bed and breakfasts.  There’s discussion a plenty about food choices.  The thing about breakfasts at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild inn is that they will be varied, wholesome and nutritious and probably never the same from one B&B to another.

Are you ovo-lacto vegetarian?  Vegan?  Prefer no pork or beef?  Lactose intolerant?  Allergic to eggs?  To kiwi fruit?  Gluten-free?  Low-calorie?  Eat everything on your plate?   Not a problem.  But the important thing is that, when you travel and choose to stay at a member inn of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild,  you need to let your innkeeper know, preferably in advance, about your eating preferences and we’ll do our best to comply.

Most innkeepers keep a ready supply of specialty foods or know what to purchase if they need something special for a guest.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild pay particular attention to food needs and go out of their way to ensure every guest has an over-the-top breakfast.  Food allergies or restrictions and/or religious dietary preferences are just a matter of course for many innkeepers.

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.

Asparagus Quiches from The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast

These delicious mini Asparagus Quiches are simple, tasty and can be served as a hearty breakfast or a light meal anytime.  Thanks to the innkeeper at The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast for sharing. They can be made in small ramekins for a elegant presentation or in a simple muffin tin.

Asparagus QuicheeServes 10-12 – muffin size

Ingredients:
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
2 garlic clove, minced
1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut in pieces
cooking spray

1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (I used Havarti too)
3 TBLS chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
5 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 TBLS grated fresh parmesan cheese
1/4 cup green onion

Instructions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350F
2.  Spray a standard 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray. I’ve also used ramekins (fewer portions)
3.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté 1 minute. Add asparagus, sauté another 2-3 minutes. Spread the mixture into the muffin tin.
4.  Combine milk, cheese, parsley, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl.
5.  Pour milk mixture over asparagus mixture and sprinkle with parmesan and green onions.
6.  Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes (longer if using ramekins) or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
7.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving

Built in 1915, The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast is located within the charming community of Carlton, known as “The Wine Capital of Oregon.” A short drive and you’ll reach even more places to explore.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast has four comfortable bedrooms, 1 with a king size bed and private bath,  3 with private bath and queen size beds, living room with wood burning fireplace and TV area along with central air conditioning and wireless internet throughout.

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.

Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner ~ Prospect Hotel and Dinner House
Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner

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?

March 27th
Brunch 10am to 2pm
Dinner 5 – 8 pm

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.

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.

Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our near 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, 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

The Marionberry

The Marionberry ~ An Oregon Native

When you think about them, your mouth waters. When you eat one, the sweetness just makes you want more and when you serve them with a little oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter our guests are in heaven with dessert for breakfast.

That’s the Marionberry and it was born and raised exclusively in Oregon and is known as the “cabernet of blackberries” because of it’s rich, complex earthy flavor.  Again, the lush Willamette Valley’s spring rain and sandy soil provides the perfect medium to grow these lovely berries.  A cross between a Chehalem and Olallieberry, the marionberry or marion blackberry, created in 1945 at OSU, then released in 1956 has become the standard blackberry.  It was created to fulfill a need for a sturdy berry that could be frozen and put into processed foods and has now become the number one berry crop that is frozen then sold throughout the US and Canada.

The berry is used in pies, cobblers, crisps and can be served at any meal.

  • Using a ramekin, spray with non-stick spray, put 3/4c. frozen or fresh marionberries into the ramekin, sprinkle 2 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal over the berries, then sprinkle about 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar over the oatmeal and top with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until berries are hot and butter is melted.
  • You can play with this easy recipe by adding whatever you like to the berries.  I have added hazelnuts, my homemade granola and even some cinnamon is good too.

Top the berry crisp with a dollop of fresh homemade whip cream and it’s like having dessert for breakfast.  Served up with an egg and onion scramble topped with fresh grated asiago cheese, a thick, warm, fresh from the oven square of cinnamon crumb cake, and several slices of sizzling turkey bacon it makes a simple breakfast at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast.

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.

ROCO Winery Winter Supper Club Series

ROCO Winery is perched on a breathtaking hillside in the Chehalem Mountain Range. The property’s perfect combination of elevation, soil type, natural springs, and geological aspect were the seed of a dream that would eventually become ROCO Winery.

ROCO Winery will be hosting Winemakers Dinners on the following Thursdays: March 3rd, March 24th and April 28th.  Each dinner features a top chef from Portland starting with March 3: Chef Katy Millard of Coquine. The winery is located at 13260 NE Red Hills Rd., Newberg, Oregon.  Contact the winery for information and to register for the dinner.

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn is offering 15% discount for stays on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday around each of the dates.  Le Puy is an 8-room destination Inn for the Yamhill Wine Valley, minutes from ROCO Winery. The Inn strives to exemplify sustainability from the food offered, to the products used, to the care for the environment from the exterior to the interior.  Use promo code ROCO16 when booking online.

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.

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival.  Shake off the winter doldrums and plan a weekend getaway to the Oregon Coast and a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Here’s a chance to meet, greet and sample nearly 80 Oregon wineries and taste excellent Oregon coast seafood all in one location!  Arts & craft vendors add to the local color.

This is a ticketed event and open to adults aged 21 and over.  You can purchase tickets in advance through the Newport Chamber of Commerce website or by calling (541) 265-8801

The festival organizers warn the public to make their lodging arrangements in advance.   The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild offers wonderful Oregon coast lodging with its coastal members from Astoria to Coos Bay.  For those in the Newport area specifically, take a look at:

Why stay in the Oregon coast hotels when you can enjoy the comfort, pampering and hospitality of an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member on the Oregon Coast?

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 or 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.