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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.

tulips in willamette valleySpring has arrived and a beautiful time to plan a trip to the Willamette Valley and the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, which opened March 19 and runs through May 2.

All tickets must be purchased online and will be released at a limited capacity. Tickets are not available at the gate

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 the Willamette Valley member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

A field report from Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm:  ‘Our field looks amazing as you can see below. We are proud to say we have never seen a better field and we are hoping things continue to bloom nicely. We expect some color the entirety of the festival but the first week will not have a lot. We are currently at 10% bloom, so it is exciting to see some color around the farm.’

‘Giant rabbits jumping over tulip fields? Okay, the giant rabbits might Only be Slightly Exaggerated in Travel Oregon’s whimsical marketing campaign.

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: We all may be a little rusty, and a little leery, on planning trips just yet. And while it’s almost safe enough to climb aboard that travel train, we’re ready when you are! Our inns have been proactively doing everything in our power to keep you safe and welcome you back. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Multi Sport Season

Multi Sport Season near Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts

This is the time of year when you can actually enjoy at least 2 completely different outdoor adventures in one day.  More if you’re really ambitious.  Mt Hood Bed and Breakfasts and the Hood River Valley allows for this pretty much all year long but it is so apparent in the Spring.  How about some Spring Skiing on Mt Hood then windsurfing on the Columbia River?  Or biking?  Or hiking?  You can do it all!

After a rejuvenating night at an inn and a hearty Northwest breakfast you’ll be ready to head up to Mt Hood Meadows for awesome spring skiing conditions.  Or perhaps some cross country or snowshoeing in the morning before the sun warms the snow?  Come back to the inn, grab a bite of lunch, change gear, then head on down to the Gorge as the afternoon winds pick up for some ideal windsurfing conditions on the Columbia River.

Or bring your bikes for a grand afternoon bike tour along the Fruit Loop.  The combination of sports is certainly flexible and we are sure you can have it all.

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.

Spring Tea Party

Spring Tea Party at The Victorian on 10th

A Spring Tea Party Package at The Victorian on 10th offers a special time for Moms and their children to experience an authentic Victorian Tea Party. Children keep the antique cup and saucer as a treasured memento.

Your table is set with antique plates, cups and saucers and an assortment of specialty teas.  You and your littles will dine on Tea Sandwiches and delectable English Pastries.   And if you’d like to spend some time baking together, a side table will have all the necessities to bake and frost your special cupcakes.

This is an add on package for overnight guests at The Victorian on 10th and is subject to availability.  Also available for an addon:  flowers by Melissa Cook of Pretty Wild Things

The Victorian on 10th is a family, and pet, friendly inn that has been lovingly restored to it’s original 1896 Queen Anne Victorian beauty and offers a “home away from home” quality.  Located just a few blocks from McMinnville Oregon’s 3rd street, voted the “Best Main Street in America” by Parade Magazine in 2014, the historic building is a 2,600 square foot Victorian in the heart of the Willamette Valley Wine Country.

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.