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February with its pink hearts, chocolates, and red roses certainly does pull at the heartstrings.  Treat your sweetie to a romantic getaway at a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

The Carlton Inn:  All the ingredients necessary for a romantic getaway can be found at The Carlton Inn Bed & Breakfast. Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley’s wine country, The Carlton Inn is within walking distance of numerous tasting rooms, fine dining, & unique artisan shops/boutiques. Included in your regularly priced stay any Thursday thru Sunday in February, a 3-pack of hand-crafted truffles, a sprig of fresh flowers, & a 375 ml Pinot Noir wine await you in your private room. Must mention this Special under Special Accommodations when booking. Not to be used with gift certificate.

R. R. Thompson House: Woo your honey with a romantic stay at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton on Valentines Day weekend. Actually you can romance your sweetie now through Valentine’s Day with this special offer: Stay one night and receive a second night for half price!

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

The Historic Columbia River Highway Celebrates 100 years in 2016

It’s that time of year again.  Time to start planning that Oregon Road Trip. Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel the backroads.  I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon.  Thanks Travel Oregon for sharing this information

Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway Map

Construction of the Historic Columbia River Highway began in 1913 and was considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the modern age.

As its name implies, the Byway is incredibly rich in cultural history.  This stretch of the Columbia once served as fishing and meeting grounds for the many indigenous peoples of the Columbia Basin.  Oregon Trail Pioneers also traveled down the Columbia in the mid 1800s.

When the highway first opened in 1916, Teddy Roosevelt praised its scenic grandeur and remarkable engineering. And The Illustrated London News went on to call it “the king of roads.” With its mossy stone walls and graceful viaducts winding past dozens of waterfalls, this All-American Road still reigns as one of the world’s most glorious drives.’

Start planning your road trip by booking a room at either a Portland or Mt Hood Region bed and breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

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.

R. R. Thompson Suite

R. R. Thompson House Bed and Breakfast

Woo your honey with a romantic stay at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton on Valentine’s Day.  Actually you can romance your sweetie now through Valentine’s Day with this special offer:  Stay one night and receive a second night for half price!

When you choose R. R. Thompson House as your lodging choice in Carlton you’ll create the perfect wine country get-a-way.  Stroll just a few blocks to the explore dozens of small wineries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants in Carlton’s historic pioneer downtown.

R. R. Thomspon House has five beautifully appointed suites and rooms, each named after a flower which can be found in the artistically designed gardens. The spacious Rose and Lavender Suites and the more intimate Magnolia, Lilac and Garden Rooms all have deluxe, pillow top king or queen mattresses and crisp, luxury linens.

Carlton is also home base for the globally respected Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Christmas Holiday Markets

Christmas and Holiday Markets in Oregon

Christmas, Holiday Markets and the Innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild invite you to celebrate the season and festivities with us. Some of our innkeepers really deck the halls.  Some have a more subdued style.

In downtown Newberg – featuring vendors, farmers and artisans from the Newberg Farmer’s Market as well as local artisans. Share this page with your friends, family and anyone who would like to support a holiday season filled with locally grown and hand made gifts/foods/fine art & folk art and much more!  Newberg Bed and Breakfasts

Jacksonville, Oregon celebrates the holidays and our past with Victorian Christmas.  The celebration begins with a Merchant Open House & Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 28 and continues weekends from December 5 through December 20, 2015.  Create wonderful memory making activities for when everyone’s families and friends are in town for the holidays.  Jacksonville Bed and Breakfast

Crafts Fair, carriage rides, carolers and more.  Carlton Bed and Breakfasts

Hood River, Oregon, becomes a snow globe, a true old-fashioned small town holiday spot. The historic and beautiful downtown is adorned with holiday lights, bows and cheer.  Hood River Bed and Breakfasts

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

McKenzie River Valley

Sahalie Falls, is the first and tallest of three waterfalls on the roaring McKenzie River.  This powerful 73 foot waterfall is broken into two segments when the river is running at its highest but is more commonly a single powerful plunge.

You can Chase Waterfalls with us by subscribing to this blog, follow us on Pinterest, and on our Facebook Page.  According to Wiki there are at least 238 waterfalls in Oregon!  I’m guessing even more than that. Wouldn’t it be grand to witness the beauty of every one of them?  With 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge alone, we’ve set out to find them all plus those in the nearby Mt Hood National Forest, Washington and beyond. And when we do we’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Oregon Hazelnuts

Red had heard that Innkeeper and Chef Kristin Fintel of Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast sources ingredients for her gourmet breakfasts from local suppliers and he got to experience it for himself.

Strawberries for Chehalem RidgeFirst stop was Caravan Coffee, where Kat made him a cup of fair-trade coffee that Kristin serves in the mornings. On to the hazelnut orchards – or filbert orchards, depending on your point of view. Red learned that 99% of the US hazelnut production happens in the Willamette Valley.  No wonder Kristin uses them in her homemade granola. We stopped at the farmer’s market, where we picked up strawberries that smelled so good, Red was sad he could only hold them and not eat them. Kristin said they would be the star compote atop the next morning’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

Bob himself of Bob's Red MillFinally, Red got to visit Bob’s Red Mill where they still stone-grind wheat and other grains. He went in the store where Kristin buys her gluten-free flours and, lo!, there was Bob himself! Red was excited to pose with Bob in front of the French Burr Millstone from the 1800s. Red went back to the B&B with Kristin to help prep for breakfast, but it turns out he was all legs when it came to cooking.

Although Red Chair Travels has moved on to Washington State we still have so many tales to tell of its visit to Oregon.

BedandBreakfast.com partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have had a blast hosting Red.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and that you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red visits.

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.

 

Chehelam Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast sits atop Chehalem Mountain, overlooking the Willamette Valley, home to Oregon’s Wine Country.  While Red Chair Travels was here, he stopped for a photo op at the sign, but then hurried down the driveway to soak in the view. He parked himself on the guest deck where we serve breakfast on weather-friendly mornings. From there, he had a great view of the town of Newberg, pinot noir vineyards and fruit and nut orchards. He got the full tour of Chehalem Ridge B&B’s five guest rooms, four which have private decks, with friendly chairs for him to hang out with, and stunning valley views. Red also got to meet Chehalem Ridge’s resident Welcoming Committee, Stumpy.

Founded in 2007 by innkeepers Kristin and Curt Fintel, Chehalem Ridge B&B offers exemplary hospitality, extraordinary views and an exceptionally Oregon experience. Perched on eight acres atop Chehalem Mountain overlooking the Willamette Valley and Coast Range, the inn’s four guest rooms and one suite, all with en suite bathrooms, offer a peaceful retreat between adventures with spectacular views of both mountain and valley.  More than 60 wineries are within a 20-minute drive of the contemporary house. Kristin, a former pastry chef, has been hailed by past guests for her mouthwatering gourmet breakfasts, housemade treats and jams, immaculate housekeeping skills, and charmingly quirky sense of humor.

Although Red Chair Travels has moved on to Washington State we still have so many tales to tell of its visit to Oregon.

BedandBreakfast.com partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have had a blast hosting Red.  We hope you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and that you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red visits.

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.

Although we are surrounded by charming guests, sometimes 365 days a year, Oregon Innkeepers tend to live isolated lives when it comes to our industry.  We live in our own little worlds doing all the things we need to do to provide quality accommodations to the traveler.  We’re marketing engineers: we research the best ways to market our properties and then we implement. We’re concierges: we communicate with our guests, we’re travel experts, we manage reservations.  We shop then prepare menus and meals while keeping an immaculate home.  We tend to our gardens and sometimes our ranches.  And then we do it all again.  Because we love what we do.

  1. This week was the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  An opportunity for Innkeepers to get away from their inns and participate in Networking and Educational Workshops and conversations with other Innkeepers.

We had one day of Internet Intensives: tips and how-tos on building a better online presence and improving our bottom line: how to apply yield management strategies; and top trend in technology and travel.  Other workshops and presentations included:

  • Exploring Prominent topics, testing tools and guidelines to provide a positive Mobile and Desktop presence
  • Creating interesting blog posts and optimizing content for far reaching web distribution
  • Working with International Travel Agencies to bring International Travelers to Discover America
  • Implementing Web-based tools
  • The Sharing Economy is here to stay
  • Vendor show with businesses providing industry products

These Industry tools are indispensable but so much more invaluable is the Networking that occurs when Innkeepers get together.  The highlight of our Conference was time spent at Willamette Valley Vineyards with a winery tour, wine tasting, and a delicious dinner.  Time to gather around and relax.  R, R & R?  Rest. Relaxation. Rejuvenation.  Now back to work, implementing the tools of the trade.

McKenzie River Round House

McKenzie River Round House sits on a forested 4 acre bluff with stunning views overlooking the McKenzie River

McKenzie River Round House is a mid century modern ‘ustonian‘ style home.  I had to look the term ustonian up.  In the early 1900s, there was talk of calling the United States “U-S-O-N-A” to differentiate America from the new Union of South Africa that had just been established.  Years later, after the Great Depression, Wright took that term and applied it to his new style of homes, while in an attempt to create affordable housing for middle income families.  Using organic architecture Wright fulfilled his vision by including it in every aspect of his homes.  McKenzie River Round House would appear to have come up from the ground and into the fresh air and sunshine, or in Mr Wright’s own words: “out of the ground and into the light!

The three spacious guest rooms at McKenzie River Round House, each with a private bath, are filled with brilliant light and all the amenities to create a comfortable, relaxing retreat.  Views of the surrounding forest and river await and the local handcrafted lavender soap is the innkeeper’s gift to you.  And of course the highlight of your stay at any reputable bed and breakfast, a delightful breakfast is included.

McKenzie River Round House can be your home base when exploring the McKenzie River area.   By car or bike take the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway or Byway or the Over the Rivers and Through the Woods Scenic Byway.   Hike the McKenzie River Trail from one McKenzie River Waterfall to the next. Or perhaps:

  • Float the McKenzie River on a famous McKenzie River Drift Boat
  • Fly Fish with or without a guide
  • Soak at Terrilliger Hot Spring
  • Take a Horseback Ride
  • Golf Tokatee
  • Take a rowboat out on Clear Lake

Never a shortage of things to do from the McKenzie River Round House, located about 35 – 40 minutes from Eugene and the Willamette Valley and about an 1½ hours from Sisters in Central Oregon.

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.