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National Plan for Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day is January 26, 2021 and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild would love to assist and inspire your 2021 travel plans.

These inns have joined the Plan for Vacation Day party: Oregon Bed and Breakfasts participating in National Plan for Vacation Day by offering a 20% discount to anyone who books their vacation on Jan. 26-29 for a future 2021 stay. Together, we hope to inspire you to Explore Oregon.

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
Vacation2021 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
VACA2021 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 VACATION2021 when booking through their online booking platform)

Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is a delightful, award-winning Bed and Breakfast in Joseph, the premiere art colony town of Eastern Oregon (use promo code VacaDay when booking through their online booking platform)

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 VACAStartsHere when booking through their online booking platform)

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country (use promo code
Vacation2021 when booking through their online booking platform)

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 EASTERNOR21 when booking through online booking platform). Wilson Ranches have extended their ‘must book on’ dates to include January 30 and 31st.

From The Carlton Inn, located in the charming community of Carlton, just park your car at the Inn, and stroll to numerous tasting rooms, wineries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants. (use promo code Book Now when booking through 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.

With nonessential travel currently limited to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we know things are different this year. Yet, 6 in 10 Americans say they desperately need a vacation. Luckily, studies show that just planning to take a vacation can help lower stress and make you happier. Set aside time on Jan. 26 to start dreaming of future trips in Oregon. Whether you need a change of scenery, want to check off a bucket list destination or reconnect with a loved one, make 2021 the year to #PlanForVacation.

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: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, when you’re ready to travel again. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

 

Brookside Bed and Breakfast

Brookside Bed and Breakfast

Brookside Bed and Breakfast is a peaceful haven on 5 acres of lovingly manicured grounds. Adjacent to the Indian Creek Golf Course Brookside B&B has a majestic view of Mt. Hood and is conveniently close to all that Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge have to offer. Stroll along paved walking paths to a babbling brook feeding into a private pond, play a bit of tennis on their outdoor tennis court or relax by the outdoor artisan fireplace and take in the night sky.

Brookside B&B offers three spacious suites, each finely furnished and with private baths. Electric fireplaces, air conditioning, free wifi and lots of extra touches will make your stay enjoyable and unforgettable! The Veranda Room offers a view of the grounds, tennis court and the golf course and opens up onto a deck and the shared patio. I think this would be my favorite room.

Guests can easily explore the vibrant downtown of Hood River, buzzing waterfront, Fruit Loop attractions, award-winning restaurants, wineries and breweries, and the beauty of the forested trails of Mt Hood all in a single day.

‘The location was very nice, away from the main crush of Hood River, but a very short drive to the restaurants and shops there.’ a Tripadvisor contributor

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: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, when you’re ready to travel again. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Brey House Oceanview

Brey House Oceanview Bed and Breakfast

Brey House Oceanview B&B, in Lincoln City is running a Winter Special. It’s a BOGO:  Reserve your first night at Brey House and the second night is half price. Offer good through March and must be booked online from their website.

Brey House Oceanview B&B  is right across the street from the Pacific Ocean. This brightly colored inn is in Lincoln City, walking distance to shops, the beach, restaurants and casino.

Private baths, private entrances. Wonderful breakfast served in the ocean view breakfast room. Quilts, snuggy warm blankets, fluffy bath towels.

Lincoln City and Oregon’s Central Coast invite you to a take a stroll on the beach. As winter gets into full swing the central Oregon coast town of Lincoln City remains anything but cool and still.

Evergreen forests, broad sandy beaches, clean air, the magnificent Pacific Ocean and a lake at the back door, Lincoln City has it all.  Folks from around the country and the world return year after year to soak up the Lincoln City experience.

‘Great view of ocean from the Sun Room and wonderful breakfast prepared by innkeeper, Shirley.’ tripadvisor contributor

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: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, when you’re ready to travel again. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Bella Collina

Situated on a hillside with views of vineyards, farmlands, and the Coast Range, Bella Collina Bed and Breakfast offers an ideal venue for a romantic getaway, friends retreat, and wine tasting adventures.

The seven luxurious guest rooms at Bella Collina have been designed to maximize the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Willamette Valley.  Custom built with complete guests comfort and privacy in mind, as shown by features such as private decks, double-headed, tiled showers, heated tile floors, wet bar with sink and many more amenities.

Bella Collina Bed and Breakfast features a large great room with floor to ceiling glass and a large common deck that opens to the panoramic vistas.

Let Bella Collina be your home base when visiting over 100 wineries and tasting rooms in the Willamette Valley wine country.  Day trips from the inn could include the Oregon coast, beautiful Silver Falls State Park, Portland, Oregon, and the Columbia Gorge River.

‘If you are looking for a beautiful countryside-like stay, serene mornings, and luxury rooms this is it!’ a Tripadvisor contributor

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: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, when you’re ready to travel again. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

So many unique inns in the Willamette Valley. Your generous Gift of Lodging will pair the recipient with an opportunity to explore Oregon’s wine country and enjoy a stay at a Willamette Valley bed and breakfast.

  • A world famous wine country that offers 440 wineries, producing award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling using the grapes from 647 vineyards in the region
  • Organic farms providing livestock and produce for fine dining at area restaurants
  • Several craft breweries, cideries, meaderies & distilleries
  • An active arts culture & museums can be found throughout the region
  • Scenic drives & biking routes that connect it all on back roads and through covered bridges

Give the Gift of Lodging in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. If you know someone who’s dreaming of life after quarantine a Gift of Lodging will be a dream come true when they’re ready to travel again.

Youngberg HilI Vineyards and Inn, Oregon’s premier wine country inn sits on a 50 acre hilltop surrounded by organic 25 year old vineyards.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast – “Come stay where fine wines are born!” A little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country,

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast  is the perfect spot for your escape from reality, where their location and enhanced safety measures allow one to enjoy Oregon Wine Country in the comfort of a relaxing, convenient home.

The Carlton Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the charming community of Carlton where you can stroll to numerous tasting rooms, wineries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants.

C’est La Vie Inn offers a clean and safe small accommodation experience in Eugene’s Jefferson Westside neighborhood. Walking distance to the Lane County fairgrounds, the food, brewery, and distillery scene in the Whiteaker neighborhood and the Downtown/Market District.

From R.R. Thompson House stroll to restaurants, tasting rooms and shops in Carlton, the heart of Oregon Wine Country. The R. R. Thompson House is just three blocks from historic Main Street.

Can’t decide which inn the recipient might find the most relaxing? Give the gift of rest and relaxation by purchasing Gift Certificates from the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and they can choose.The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

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: Oregon is one of the top states where it looks like social distancing is working. Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe, welcome you back, when you’re ready to travel again. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

shop small oceanside oregon

Shop Small in Oceanside, Oregon, and enjoy a relaxing, romantic getaway at Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast.

Shopping Small adds up to Big Things. The coronavirus has upended daily life in Oregon, with travel and tourism being the hardest-hit industries. Small businesses have been crippled and are counting on all of us to rebuild, promote, and sustain our resilient communities.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild asked our innkeepers to share what’s not to miss in their communities: restaurants, shops, parks, and we’d present a series of blog posts, extending a show of small business camaraderie and economic optimism.

Enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon at Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast. Sleep nestled in a canopy queen bed between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf and wake up to a delicious hot breakfast. Beaches are a mile away. Filtered horizon water/sunset view from both rooms.

Tillamook Creamery is a must stop when visiting the Oregon Coast. The Tillamook Way is a way of life—the way our farmer-owners have done things since 1909. We cared for our farmer-owners, who cared for the land, which sustained healthier cows, which provided better milk. And better milk made better dairy products. It’s a simple recipe that we’ve followed for over a century and it has never failed. Shop small online here

Blue Heron Cheese and Gifts: an Oregon-based company celebrating over 40 years in business in the Pacific Northwest. Sample their famous Blue Heron Brie, try our gourmet foods, taste Oregon’s finest wines or wander through our unique gift store or dine in the Blue Heron Deli with fresh baked bread and homemade soups and salads.
Shop Mall online here

Jacobson Salts: Founded in 2011, Jacobsen Salt Co. was the first company to harvest salt in the Pacific Northwest since Lewis & Clark built their salt works in 1805. Since then it has transformed from a local, small business to a nationally recognized brand as America’s leading salt maker. Harvested from the cold, pristine waters of Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, their flake and kosher sea salts have garnered worldwide favor. Shop Small online here

Two restaurant ideas
Roseannas’s Cafe has been a family owned business for over 35 years. They pride themselves on exceptional service and food for all customers. The fresh seafood, famous clam chowder and always homemade desserts are a staple in this little cafe.

The Schooner – Fresh, Local, Seasonal. Yep that’s their story, that and their one of a kind location. Fortunate enough to be located at the boat launch of beautiful, bountiful and pristine Netarts Bay, they make the most of all the bay and our surrounding community provide, the very best the Pacific has to offer.

Gift Boutiques
For adorable gifts and fun things you’ll want to keep for yourself: Roseanna’s Gift Shop and local art.

Three Capes Scenic Drive is a spectacular one with dramatic cliffs, old growth forests, crashing waves, hidden beaches, and historic lighthouses.

This gorgeous byway connects three amazing capes: Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares, and loops around on a lovely inland stretch of highway 101. Along the way, you’ll pass incredible sea stacks, sand dunes, pristine beaches and charming seaside towns.

The 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 UpdateA two-week freeze was announced by our governor, Governor Brown on November 18th. These new measures were intended to limit group activities and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, state-wide. On November 30, the Oregon Health Authority will reexamine county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3, following the end of the 2-Week Freeze. We’ll try to keep you updated.

Oregon Bird Watching

Oregon Bird Watching in the Willamette Valley

There is an amazing wildlife show at these three Oregon wildlife refuges. Oregon Bird Watching is amazing. Especially this time of year when activity along the major flyways increase. The Oregon Cascades Birding Trail (OCBT) is a great place to begin your birding adventure. From there you can decide where you’d like to visit. When you have made that decision turn to the website for the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and I am sure you will find an inn close by.

The Willamette Valley is known for its unique Bed and Breakfasts, fertile land with orchards, vineyards and rolling grass fields.  Nestled between the snow-capped volcanic peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the forests of the Coast Range it’s no wonder the valley offers an abundance of birds and bird habitats and the Willamette Valley Birding Trail will take you there.

Willamette Valley National Wildlife Complex provides protection for historically abundant oak savanna, native prairie, riparian forest and wetland habitats. In these three protected places, endangered plant populations grow, summer songbirds nest, and wintering waterfowl find sanctuary in vast wetlands.

A hungry flock of Canada Geese soar high and then land to munch the grass across deep lush pastures at the Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge near Dallas, Oregon. They arrive at Baskett Slough from far off arctic nesting grounds and have come to this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge for the habitat.

Located near the confluence of the Willamette and Santiam Rivers, Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1965, the refuge provides wetlands and riparian woodland sanctuary for migratory and resident wildlife which range from the tiny Pacific chorus frog to the black-tailed deer.

Established in 1964, the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge’s primary management goal is to provide wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. Driving through the 5,325 acres of the refuge and the 341 acres of its Snag Boat Bend Unit, is like taking a step back into the natural history of the Willamette Valley.

The State of Oregon is a bird watcher’s paradise. There are extensive reserves and habitats that serve as excellent nesting and brood rearing areas for waterfowl and colonial nesting birds including American white pelican and several heron species. Many of our Member Inns have habitats on their grounds or are located near land ideal for birding.  Grab your binoculars, choose an inn, and set out on your bird watching adventure.

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.

Holiday Adventures Willamette Valley Wine Country

Holiday Adventures in the Willamette Valley Wine Country
Guest Blogger:
Kristin Fintel, innkeeper, Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

‘No one can argue that Christmas looks different this year, but at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, we are making the very best of it! We’re hanging Christmas lights, decorating the tree and cooking up delicious “’tis the season” breakfasts, all to provide guests with a warm and cheery, drivable holiday at our charmingly cozy wine country B&B.

‘Over the holidays this year, when visiting family isn’t the best option and staying home feels like more of the same boring routine, we invite guests to explore their “backyard” with Holiday Adventures in the greenery on a table with the words Valley Wine Country. This year, it’s all about staying close to home and in that spirit we’re welcoming regional travelers to spend the holidays at our small, locally-owned inn and encouraging them to create happy memories on a special holiday vacation. For folks living near Portland, Eugene or even Seattle, this can be the year to enjoy a very drivable holiday with a stay at Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast.

‘Our top-rated five guestroom B&B is festively decorated for the holidays and is offering free gifts for guests checking in between December 1st and 31st. Chehalem Ridge B&B guests will receive a branded reusable water bottle and a hand-crafted holiday ornament.

‘Guests who would like to ensure they are the only guests at the B&B can do so with the Cellar Season Private B&B Escape for an additional fee.

‘Don’t let Christmas get you down this year, let us lift you up with a very merry stay at Chehalem Ridge B&B and Holiday Adventures in the Willamette Valley Wine Country. Come be our guests and experience Oregon and the holiday season from the comfort and luxury of a Willamette Valley wine country B&B. Check us out at www.ChehalemRidge.com and start planning your very drivable holiday adventure today’

The 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.

Geminids best meteor shower 2020

Expect the best meteor shower of 2020 with the Geminids

Oregon has some of the largest expanses of dark skies in the US. Photographers come from around the world to capture the infamous shot of Mt Hood and the Milky Way. Dave Muller, a guest at the Old Parkdale Inn gave permission to share his capture.

With our large expanse of dark skies comes the opportunity to observe some spectacular meteor showers also.

The Geminids will be the best meteor shower of 2020. The Geminids occur every year from about December 4 to 16, peaking the night of December 13 into the morning of December 14th, with as many as 75 meteors per hour. Though it’s a chilly time in the Northern Hemisphere, the Geminids will peak at an ideal time, just one day after the new moon.

Ursids: Next period of activity: December 17th, 2020 to December 26th, 2020. The Ursids meteor shower usually peaks around December 23. At its peak, observers may be able to view as many as 10 meteors in an hour.

The 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 UpdateA two-week freeze was announced by our governor, Governor Brown on November 18th. These new measures were intended to limit group activities and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, state-wide. On November 30, the Oregon Health Authority will reexamine county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3, following the end of the 2-Week Freeze. We’ll try to keep you updated.

Oregon Winter Vacations

Oregon Winter Vacations start at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast

From the small community owned slopes of Ferguson Ridge Ski Area in Eastern Oregon to the slopes of Mt Hood, Oregon offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor winter recreation. Whether you are a skier, snowboarder or looking for backcountry trails for snowshowing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, Oregon has it all. And after your day’s adventure, get pampered at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast member inn nearby.

The Innkeepers of Central and Eastern Oregon want to share your Oregon Winter Vacation. Mt. Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski areas. Only 20 minutes form Bend and Sisters, Mt. Bachelor offers world class skiing and snowboarding from November through May. Famous for its deep, dry powder and with 3,683 acres of terrain served by a network of ten lifts, seven of which are high speed quads, there’s room for every interest and ability. Ferguson Ridge is a community owned ski area located just 9 miles outside Joseph, Oregon. With the highest base elevation of any ski area in the state (7,100 feet) and located in the Elkhorn Ridge of the Blue Mountains, Anthony Lakes has the recipe for light, dry snow.

In the Cascades the ski areas in the Mt Hood National Forest provide downhill skiing and snowboarding, hiking, and cross country skiing. Mt Hood Meadows is the largest ski resort on Mt. Hood and  Timberline Ski Resort is the only ski area in North America that’s open 12 months of the year with up to 3,590 vertical feet. Just about an hour from Portland and minutes from Hood River let the innkeepers in these regions provide a warm respite after your day in the crisp outdoors.

Crater Lake has the best Cross Country views along rim road and you can snowshoe the rim on free Ranger guided snowshoe hikes!
Lodging option: Historic Prospect Hotel

So there you have it.  The ski and snow adventure options are plentiful as are the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast GuildOregon 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: A two-week freeze was announced by our governor, Governor Brown on November 18th. These new measures were intended to limit group activities and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, state-wide. On November 30, the Oregon Health Authority will reexamine county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3, following the end of the 2-Week Freeze. We’ll try to keep you updated.