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Benham Falls Oregon

Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

And it’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Latourell Falls – one of the Columbia River Highway Waterfalls, #14 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls

Latourell Falls

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Artistically designed limited edition while supplies last

oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

National Plan for Vacation Day 2022

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 25, 2022 is finally here and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would love to assist and inspire your 2022 travel plans.
National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 25th

Ah, that feeling of vacation bliss, when you can truly unwind, unplug and relax.

For so many of us, that feeling seems like a distant memory. The pandemic has caused us to largely put vacation planning on the back burner, despite the fact that close to eight in 10 Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being.

Chances are you’ve been carrying a heavy load. Break free from burnout and on this National Plan for Vacation Day, let’s do something to give ourselves a lift, ignite that spark we get from your “booking confirmed” page from an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Between January 25 – 28, take time to plan your time off for the year. And if you need some inspiration let the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild assist and inspire your 2022 travel plans.

Mt Hood Region:

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. The Old Parkdale Inn has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, January 30th.

Willamette Region

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Use promo code
Oregon Vacation 2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast sits atop Chehalem mountain and offers a peaceful retreat from adventure in the Willamette Valley below. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

MaMere’s Guest House, located in the heart of wine county, and the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). Use promo code
Vacation2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

The DreamGiver’s Inn is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast situated on 10 acres with views of Mt. Hood, vineyards and the Southern Valley. We are located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, and conveniently located just 7 miles from the I-5 Freeway. Use promo code Vacation2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

A’Tuscan Estate offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. A’Tuscan Estate has also extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, January 30th.

Southern Oregon Region

Prospect Historic Hotel in Crater Lake National Park’s closest full service town and showcased by the nationally registered. The Historic Hotel is a 10 room Bed and Breakfast Inn with private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, breakfasts. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

Central Oregon Region

Experience true Pioneer hospitality at Wilson Ranches Retreat. Enjoy scenic horseback rides, cattle drives, and hiking on a 9,000 acre working cattle ranch. Close to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, bass fishing, river rafting, and golfing. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

On our website we’ve developed six different ways to find an Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Experience something new. Take in unforgettable sites by searching favorite interest such as birdwatching or visiting historic sites. Find all Oregon has to offer: high desert country in the east, balmy coasts to the west, and mountains, rivers and forests in between.

Last year more than 768 million vacation days went unused. Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home.

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.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Thyme and Tide

Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast in Oceanside, Oregon

Thyme and TideThyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast provides a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon.  Nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares set out to explore the scenic Three Capes Scenic Drive. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf and wake up to a delicious hot and hearty breakfast.  Pacific Ocean Beaches are but a mile away.

The two third floor guest suites at Thyme and Tide have been designed with your comfort in mind, each with large private bathrooms, queen beds with memory foam mattresses and fine linens.  Amenities include free WiFi and parking.

A small upstairs common area exclusively for guests offers travel information, books, games, microwave popcorn, a coffeemaker, and a refrigerator stocked with complimentary Tillamook ice cream.  Freshly baked treats are available in the late afternoon/evening.

So much to do near Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast in Oceanside:

  • beachcombing, tide pools, clamming, whale watching, bonfires
  • biking, hiking, waterfalls and forests
  • kayaks, canoes, horses
  • lighthouse, museums, wine tasting, brewpubs
  • the list goes on and on

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 25, 2022 and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would love to assist and inspire your 2022 travel plans.
National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day, January 25th

Ah, that feeling of vacation bliss, when you can truly unwind, unplug and relax.

For so many of us, that feeling seems like a distant memory. The pandemic has caused us to largely put vacation planning on the back burner, despite the fact that close to eight in 10 Americans believe vacations are important to their overall health and well-being.

Chances are you’ve been carrying a heavy load. Break free from burnout and on this National Plan for Vacation Day, let’s do something to give ourselves a lift, ignite that spark we get from your “booking confirmed” page from an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Between January 25 – 28, take time to plan your time off for the year. And if you need some inspiration let the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild assist and inspire your 2022 travel plans.

Mt Hood Region:

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. The Old Parkdale Inn has extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, January 30th.

Willamette Region

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. Use promo code
Oregon Vacation 2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast sits atop Chehalem mountain and offers a peaceful retreat from adventure in the Willamette Valley below. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

MaMere’s Guest House, located in the heart of wine county, and the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). Use promo code
Vacation2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

The DreamGiver’s Inn is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast situated on 10 acres with views of Mt. Hood, vineyards and the Southern Valley. We are located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, and conveniently located just 7 miles from the I-5 Freeway. Use promo code Vacation2022 when booking through their online booking platform.

A’Tuscan Estate offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform. A’Tuscan Estate has also extended their ‘book by’ date through the weekend, January 30th.

Southern Oregon Region

Prospect Historic Hotel in Crater Lake National Park’s closest full service town and showcased by the nationally registered. The Historic Hotel is a 10 room Bed and Breakfast Inn with private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, breakfasts. Use promo code
OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

Central Oregon Region

Experience true Pioneer hospitality at Wilson Ranches Retreat. Enjoy scenic horseback rides, cattle drives, and hiking on a 9,000 acre working cattle ranch. Close to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, bass fishing, river rafting, and golfing. Use promo code OregonVacation when booking through their online booking platform.

On our website we’ve developed six different ways to find an Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Experience something new. Take in unforgettable sites by searching favorite interest such as birdwatching or visiting historic sites. Find all Oregon has to offer: high desert country in the east, balmy coasts to the west, and mountains, rivers and forests in between.

Last year more than 768 million vacation days went unused. Research shows that individuals who plan are more likely to use all of their time off, take more vacation days at once and report greater levels of happiness at work and at home.

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.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Bald Eagles

A convocation of Eagles

Bald Eagle populations were on the brink of extinction due partly to pesticide use. In 1963 there were 487 breeding pairs in the entire lower 48 states. Today there are over 1300 in Washington and Oregon. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides an excellent food source. Westrick Park, near the dam and across from the visitor center, seems to be a favorite winter vacation spot.

The Dalles Dam 12th Annual Eagle Watch

Avid birders will sometimes have their scopes set up for up close viewing of the majestic eagles along the river’s edge. It’s cold along the river, Dress accordingly and be prepared for possible snow and ice on the trails that take you down for a closer look at the convocation of Eagles on the water’s edge.

This FREE event is accessible to visitors with disabilities.
We encourage you to bring your own scopes, cameras and binoculars.
All activities will take place outside and follow COVID safety guidelines, so please dress appropriately.

Event Dates:
Friday, January 21 – 10am to 3pm
Saturday, January 22 – 10am to 3pm
Friday, January 28 – 10am to 3pm
Saturday, January 29 – 10am to 3pm

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center will have educational raptor presentations on site.

In The Dalles Downtown you’ll find great restaurants, brew pubs, shopping, and wineries. While there take a walk about an see some of the awesome murals

Reserve your stay at Hood River Bed and Breakfast and plan to spend a day in The Dalles.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Change of Scenery – We got your back

Americans have a vacation deprivation issue. American workers left an average of more than four days or 29% of their paid time off on the table last year, but the majority of Americans (64%) say they desperately need a vacation. To address this issue and encourage Americans to map out their travel plans for the rest of the year, the U.S. travel industry is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day on January 25 with tips, planning resources, destination ideas and other incentives for Americans to get the most out of their earned time off.

It’s your vacation time: make sure you use it.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has joined organizations across the country to share tips, planning resources, destination ideas and other incentives for Americans to get the most out of their earned time off.

Here’s a sneak peak at the Oregon Bed and Breakfasts that have joined the Plan for Vacation Day party and will offer a 20% discount to anyone who books their vacation on Jan. 25-28 for a future 2022 stay. Take some time on January 25 to dream of—and plan for—brighter days.

National Plan for Vacation Day

Mt Hood Region

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

Willamette Valley Region

MaMere’s Guest House
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
The DreamGivers
A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

Southern Oregon Region

Prospect Historic Hotel 

Central Oregon Region

Wilson Ranches Retreat

Central Oregon Dude Ranch
Wilson Ranches Retreat

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

National Plan for Vacation Day

Oregon Mural Trail feature in The Dalles, Oregon, an historic city on the sunny eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge. The Dalles is fortunate to have easy access to rivers, hiking trails and scenic drives.

Travel Oregon’s Oregon, Only Slightly Exaggerated reveals whimsical scenes of enchanting forests, vineyards, rivers, mountains and more, and share with you that magical feeling of being in Oregon.

The captivating artwork is coming to the real world, proudly hand-painted on walls in Oregon where the illustrations represent the destinations. Let the Oregon Mural Trail inspire you to get outside and experience the wonders of each community. Take photos of the murals and use the hashtag #OregonIsMagic in social posts to share the love. And while you’re there, visit the landmarks and businesses that make these towns just so magical.

The featured mural was dedicated in The Dalles,Oregon. Lodging options in the Columbia River Gorge, the inns of the Mt Hood and The Gorge region.

Sneak Peak into 2022
NORTHWEST MURALFEST IN THE DALLES

Once a year, hundreds of Walldogs volunteer and travel on their own time and dimes to gather in one lucky town or city to paint multiple murals and old-fashioned wall advertisements. The Northwest MuralFest is a five-day mural painting event to be held in The Dalles, OR, planned for August of 2022. During the festival, 15 new historical murals will be created in the downtown area.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

The Bronze Antler

The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph, Oregon

Bronze AntlerThe Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is a delightful, award-winning Bed and Breakfast located in Joseph, the premiere art colony town of Eastern Oregon.  Walking distance to local art galleries, restaurants and unique shops. Nearby are Wallowa Lake, Hells Canyon Scenic Byway and the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  Snowshoeing, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are popular winter activities.

The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast offers three guestrooms and one upscale, modern suite, all with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and private attached bath and is the only AAA 3-diamond & Select Registry lodging in Joseph, Oregon. Walk into downtown Joseph, sprinkled with specialty shops and galleries, world class fine art & foundries, local clothing, baked goods, chocolates, wines, and coffees and the majestic Wallowa Mountains as a backdrop.

‘Perfection The Bronze Antler is perfection. It is beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean, has comfortable beds, a large and well stocked bathroom with each room, a tasty breakfast, and friendly hosts.‘ a TripAdvisor contributor.

The Bronze Antler recently added a Tesla and Clipper Creek Electric Vehicle EV Charging Stations on site for your use and included in your stay.

A wholesome, savory breakfast is prepared from many local ingredients along with a variety of juices, a breakfast meat (vegetarian meat substitute available) and fresh fruit.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Be on the lookout for the colorful glimmer of hand-blown glass floats when exploring our Oregon Coast beaches. Finders Keepers! Discover glass treasures in Lincoln City, Oregon every day of the year!

These inspected B&B inns offer luxury accommodations and easy access to the highlights of the Lincoln City area of the central Oregon Coast including Finders Keepers

Baywood Shores: Relax and rejuvenate in your private suite with a king-size bed and 2-person Jacuzzi. Just south of the Taft District of Lincoln City, Oregon, on the bank of Siletz Bay, sits Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast. Here you will be mesmerized by the ebb and flow of the salty water along the Oregon coast and amazed by the stunning, panoramic view of the ever-changing sky above Lincoln City and the Pacific Ocean.

Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast

Brey House Bed and Breakfast: Brey House is located just across the street from the Pacific Ocean. Rooms have an ocean view and easy beach access from our Inn, just about 100 feet to the stairs down to the beach.

Brey House Oceanview
SOME BASIC RULES OF THE HUNT
  • Floats are placed on the beach during daylight hours only.
  • Floats are hidden throughout the day, not just at one time.
  • Floats are out there every day rain or shine.
  • Be mindful of the environment when hunting. Be kind to the Coast.
  • One float per person, per year. Spread the love!
A Few Tips and Words of Advice
  • We use the term “hide” loosely; we want our treasures to be found!
  • Start your hunt at public beach access points.
  • Our Float Fairies hide floats at random times and locations…not even we know.

Discover random acts of findness and view more rules and tips on the Explore Lincoln City website. Over 3,000 glass treasures are hidden along our seven miles of sandy beach, made by local artisans. If you find a float, it’s all yours.

Finders Keepers announced their 2022 schedule which includes 15 more “special drops”. Contact either Baywood Shores or Brey House, book a stay, then head out to the Oregon Coast in search of the hand-blown glass floats on our Oregon Coast beaches.

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

National Plan for Vacation Day

Battle the Burnout Blues. Need a vacation?

You’re not the only one. The stress of living with the pandemic for nearly two years has taken a toll on workers’ mental health. According to a study from Destination Analysts, more than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out.

This National Plan for Vacation Day, the U.S. travel industry is doing its part to combat the burnout blues by encouraging Americans to plan all of their days off for the year at the beginning of the year. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has joined organizations across the country to share tips, planning resources, destination ideas and other incentives for Americans to get the most out of their earned time off.

Here’s a sneak peak at the Oregon Bed and Breakfasts that have joined the Plan for Vacation Day party and will offer a 20% discount to anyone who books their vacation on Jan. 25-28 for a future 2022 stay. Take some time on January 25 to dream of—and plan for—brighter days.

National Plan for Vacation Day

Mt Hood Region

Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

Willamette Valley Region

MaMere’s Guest House
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast
The DreamGivers
A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

Southern Oregon Region

Prospect Historic Hotel 

Central Oregon Region

Wilson Ranches Retreat

Central Oregon Dude Ranch
Wilson Ranches Retreat

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.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.