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Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Races in Oregon

Eagle Cap Extreme the infectious enthusiasm and energy of sled dogs will be seen and heard by young and old spectators alike which starts January 24th, 12pm (noon) at the Ferguson Ridge Ski Area, outside of Joseph Oregon.  The every popular veterinary checks for sled dogs takes place Wednesday, January 23rd, 9am on Main Street in Joseph and 1pm Main Street Enterprise. Meet the mushers and their faithful teams.

Sled Dog Races are a great opportunity for everyone to experience the excitement of competitive sled dog racing.  Mushers come from as far away as Arizona, Michigan and British Columbia to compete.

In Joseph Oregon there are opportunities for the public to spend time with the mushers of the Eagle Cap Extreme:

  • Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 6:30 pm, Joseph Community Center.  Mushers Potluck (you can bring something or pick up some food at the local Mt. Joseph Family Foods grocery).
  • All legs and races start at Ferguson Ridge Ski Area.  Race starts. Colorful excitement of flags, winter gear, and dogs ready to pull sleds.  There will be shuttle buses available leaving from Joseph at 9:45 am.
  • Salt Creek Summit Snow Park: See the racers up close on the trail. Snow shoers and cross country skiers may want to use this as their starting point.  Hike or ski 1/4 mile to see mushers on the loop.
  • Finish at Ferguson Ridge: Watch the teams arrive.  Thursday the 24th through Saturday the 26th
  • Saturday, Jan 26th, 5:30 pm, Joseph Community Center.  “Tales from the Trails” dinner (tickets $20).  Enjoy dinner, see award presentations and hear the tales from the trails.

You can find out more about this annual Joseph Oregon event at the Eagle Cap Extreme website.  And for comfortable lodging while taking in the winter activities consider these two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns:

Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast is delightful, award-winning B&B located in Joseph.  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.

Belle Pepper’s Bed and Breakfast is just one block from Joseph’s charming main street, placing you within easy walking distance of galleries, restaurants, and other local businesses.

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.

Guest blogger: Roselyn, innkeeper
R.R. Thompson House in Carlton Oregon

This Christmas, Pittock Mansion takes a look back at the hobbies and pastimes of the legendary family in its annual holiday extravaganza.

From knitting to hiking, beekeeping to music, the decorations highlight familiar and not-so-familiar hobbies enjoyed by Henry and Georgiana Pittock, their children and grandchildren who resided in the opulent mansion 100 years ago.

Volunteers have decorated each of the rooms in the 16,000 sq. ft. mansion into a holiday showcase. Each room displays items related to one or two hobbies, such as skiing, opera, tea parties or card games.

The displays are on view through December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Christmas Day).  Built in 1914, the mansion “tells the story of Portland’s transformation from pioneertown to modern, industrialized city through the history and legacy of one of its most influential families, the Pittocks.” (http://pittockmansion.org)

The decorated mansion is a holiday treat for locals and tourists alike. Adding to the ambiance are musical recitals in the music/living room with stunning views of the Portland skyline.

The R. R. Thompson House will be glad to host your visit to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We are located in the ‘Great Little Town of Carlton,’ and just an hour’s drive to Pittock Mansion.

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.

Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wheeler County Central Oregon Events and Wilson Ranches Retreat

Wheeler County Events and Wilson Ranches Retreat for true Pioneer hospitality!  At the ranch enjoy scenic horseback rides, cattle drives, hiking and 4X4 sunset ranch tours on a 9,000 acre working cattle ranch. Close to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, bass fishing, river rafting, and golfing.

Wilson Ranches Retreat can be your home base when visiting Central Oregon and attending Wheeler County Events.

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival (July 6,7 & 8, 2018)
The Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival has grown steadily over its history and is noted for its pleasant rural atmosphere. The Festival takes place in the old pioneer town of Fossil in front of the beautiful brick courthouse, now over 100 years old.

Fossil Cruz-In (July 7, 2018)
Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy the car show and live music. Entries begin at 9:30am and close at 11:30am. Awards at approximately 3:30pm. $15 pre-registration; $20 day of show.

Wheeler County Fair and Rodeo (August 8-12, 2018)
A traditional small town, county fair complete with 4-H livestock exhibits, a parade, NPRA rodeo action, live music, and a whole lot of family friendly fun.

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.

Tulips

Tulips, Daffodils, Iris soon to bloom in the Willamette Valley

Tulips, Daffodils and other cut flowers will soon be in full bloom from now through April in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Spring has arrived and it’s a beautiful time to plan a trip to the Willamette Valley and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival,  which opens March 23 and runs April 30.   Enjoy the flowers along with a variety of activities each day and special events on the weekends.  This time every year they open their fields and expand their operations to include taking bulb orders, cut flowers, potted tulips, a gift shop, other plants, and all sorts of food and activities on weekends.

Are you a painter or a photographer?  Whether amatuer or professional I would imagine this would be an amazing place to spend some time.  After a day in the fields, just up the road from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm rest your head at a member inn in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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.

conference and vendor roundup

Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon B&B Guild

We look forward to seeing OBBG members and non members alike at the 2018 Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, this year being held at the Red Lion Pendleton Inn, April 3 and 4.

Join OBBG at the 2018 Conference & Vendor Roundup

We’ve enlisted national speakers and presenters for a great lineup of educational session with time for networking and relaxation.  You need not be an OBBG member or an Oregon Inn for that matter, to reap the benefits, but remember we are offering substantial discounts for new and returning members.  There’ll be time for round table discussions of your choosing.  Did I mention a couple days in Historic Pendleton, Oregon? Conference Rate Rooms at the Red Lion have been blocked for Monday and Tuesday nights.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is a professional association of Oregon’s individually operated Bed and Breakfast inn.  Our mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations and to support members through networking, advocacy, and education.

Register Online for the 2018 Conference and Vendor Roundup of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guilds

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.

Vintage Weekend in Historic Independence Oregon

Vintage Weekend in Historic Independence Oregon

The Independence Downtown Association is hosting its first Vintage Weekend in Downtown Independence from April 20th – 22nd. There will be a Vintage Trailer Rally in the park, a street lined with antique and vintage vendors, downtown businesses participating in the theme by hosting their own events/promos, and much more!  The event will be FREE to the public.

Thanks to the innkeepers at MaMere’s Guest House for letting us know about the event sure to bring classic charm to Historic Independence.

Located in Monmouth Oregon, just across a city boundary from Independence MaMere’s Guest House is charming, unique and colorful inside and out!  The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is perfectly placed with a very rich history. Built in 1891 as a boarding house for female students, it has since housed hundreds and continues to do so today in its present form as a B&B/Guest House.

The City of Independence is the third largest urban area in Polk County, Oregon. It is located twelve miles southwest of Salem, on the west bank of the Willamette River. It was known as the “Hop Capital of the World” from the late 1890’s to the 1940’s.  The first group of wagon trains to arrive in Independence set out on the Oregon Trail from Missouri in May, 1844,
arriving in Independence in June of 1845.

In 1989, a Historic District was formed in the City of Independence, and this District is also on the National Register of Historic Places. This 30-block area is located on the west bank of the Willamette River, and retains much of the early character and architecture from the 1880’s
to the 1920’s.

Take a step back in time at an Historic Bed and Breakfast,  shop, or just browse the antiques and vintage collectibles in historic downtown Independence, Oregon.  It’s part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunting.

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.

Club Crawl

Club Crawl the Downtown Newberg Wineries

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Newberg B&Bs, Chehalem Ridge, The Willows and the DreamGivers Inn,  are offering discounts to the winery club members for this Club Crawl of 10% off a 1 night stay and 20% off a 2 night stay.  It is the first 3 weekends of January.  Club members must book by phone and identify themselves as club members of a participating winery.  This is a good time to become a winery club member.

Join us for the Newberg Downtown Wineries Club Crawl!  Tasting Rooms in the Downtown area are coming together to help our Wine Club Members start their year off right- with wine!

HOW IT WORKS:
Newberg Downtown Wineries participating in the Club Crawl extend their club perks to Wine Club Members from other Wineries. Enjoy complimentary tastings, discounts on wine, and taste all the wonderful wines that Downtown Newberg has to offer! This Club Crawl is open only to active wine club members.

WHEN:
First three weekends of January 2018: Friday, Saturday & Sunday
January 5-7, 12-14, 19-21  **Starts and ends during normal business hours** Hours will vary between Tasting Rooms, so refer to individual websites for hours of operation.

Participating Tasting Rooms:
– Anam Cara
– Artisanal Wine Cellars
– Bravura Cellars
– Chehalem Winery
– Cliff Creek Cellars
– Longplay
– Et Fille Wines
– Purple Cow Vineyards (Downtown Newberg Tasting Room)
– VinTyr Wines

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Club Members will pick up a printed program card from the Winery you belong to and verify eligibility. You will also need to bring a friend because each Card holder gets to bring one guest!  Upon arrival, present your program card to the Tasting Room staff and you will receive a stamp for each location. If you visit all locations and collect all 9 stamps, you will be entered into a raffle to win some awesome prizes! Only Club Members are eligible for Raffle.

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.

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

Total Solar Eclipse to sweep across 14 states in 2017.  Are you an Eclipse-Chaser and do you have your accommodations reserved?

A Total Solar Eclipse will occur in America for the first time in 26 years and it will sweep across Oregon, first touching land at a rocky spot of ground just north of Newport at about 10:15 in the morning on August 21, 2017. This lucky little piece of earth will experience a full minute and fifty seconds of totality.

This total solar eclipse is the first on American soil since 1991, the first to sweep across the entire country since 1918, and the first on the mainland since 1979.  It will be spectacular and people from all over the world will converge on the United States. Eclipse-chasers are already making a plans to position themselves in a spot carefully chosen to ensure they see the the most beautiful celestial event on the planet.   There is little lodging to be had in the path of the solar eclipse.  Folks have been booking for well over a year, making the trip to Oregon to observe one of the most spectacular things they might ever see in their lives.

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.