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Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country.  The Inn is surrounded by Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfastvineyards, spectacular views and has two large guest rooms, each with private baths,  a loft  and deck area, offering a relaxed country retreat.  The Oregon Bounty breakfast features one of five varieties of vineyard grape juice and local produce.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast offers guests a quiet country setting with spectacular views, sunsets, and star gazing. Each of the two large guest rooms has a queen bed, table, chairs, and private bath.

Add the ‘Follow the Grapes’ Itinerary to your reservation and let Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast plan your day visiting wineries that purchase grapes from their vineyards. You will start your morning off with breakfast accompanied by their own grape juice, then take a vineyard walk with Ralph and his ‘Vineyard Practices 101’ Tour.

‘Our vacation at the Yamhill Vineyards B&B was one of the best we have ever experienced. The location was fantastic in the middle of vineyards with a wonderful view of the valley.’ a trip advisor 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: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

National Red Velvet Cake Day – September 18

I did not know this:

Red velvet is made with cocoa powder, vinegar and buttermilk.The chemical reaction between these ingredients help give the cake a deep maroon color that is often enhanced by extra food coloring

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast uses both vinegar and food coloring in their version of Red Velvet Cake. The inn offers beautiful accommodations and wonderful cuisine in the heart of Oregon’s Wine Country. A’Tuscan Estate is a 1928 Colonial Style Home with a decidedly European Flair a mere five blocks from downtown McMinnville with great restaurants, shops and wine tasting rooms.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffle Recipe from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable oil for the pan
  • 2 1/1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temp
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 2 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Bright White Candy Melts—for dipping
  • Dark Chocolate Candy Melts or Chips—for addition to cake after baked
  • Red Candy Melts or Bright White Candy Melts and Red food coloring—for decoration

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350◦F. Lightly oil and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla.
  3. Using a stand mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Pour better into cake pan. Place in oven. Bake, rotating pans halfway through the cooking, until the cake pulls away from the side of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean—about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove cake for oven and run a knife around the edge to loosen from sides. Invert the cake on a plate or sheet pan and then onto a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, finely crumble cake in large bowl.
  7. Melt 1 cup Dark Chocolate Candy Melts/chips in microwave for 50-55 seconds (or as directed on the package) and stir until completely melted. If additional melting is needed, do so at 10 second intervals until fulling melted. Mix melted dark chocolate into cake crumbs.  I use my hands with disposable kitchen gloves.
  8. Chill for 30 minutes.
  9. Line sheet pan with foil. Using small melon ball scoop, scoop onto sheet pan.
  10. Chill for 30 minutes. Form into balls rounding the edges.
  11. Chill for 30 minutes.
  12. Melt White Candy Melts in microwave for 50-55 seconds (or as directed on the package) and stir until completely melted. If additional melting is needed, do so at 10 second intervals until fulling melted.  If too thick, add a small amount of Vegetable oil.
  13. Dip using fork or two prong dipping tool allowing extra chocolate to drip before placing on foil lined cookie sheet. This helps to avoid excessive pooling of chocolate. Chill until white chocolate is hard. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
  14. Melt 1/3 cup of red candy melts. Using a clean fork, drizzle red chocolate over the white chocolate covered cake truffles and allow to harden for serving
Note: You can also use store bought cake mix.

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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 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 Setting Inn Willamette Valley

The Setting Inn Willamette Valley, the newest member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

We welcome The Setting Inn Willamette Valley to the only state wide association of Bed and Breakfasts in Oregon. And The Setting Inn welcomes you to experience the best of the Willamette Valley Oregon The Setting Inn Willamette ValleyWine Country. From the manicured 10-acre property perched on the hill, you will experience the understated elegance of their 8 guest rooms that perfectly balances a sense of luxury and practical comfort; a perfect mirror of the Oregon Wine Country ethos.

Each guest rooms offers a unique design and layout while maintaining the quintessential Setting Inn amenities: Nespresso Vertuo Machines, local legend Steven Smith Artisan Teas, Luxury Lather Brand bath amenities, Flat-screen TVs with HBO and NFL Sunday Ticket. Rest well on a signature Setting Inn King Bed and for breakfast dine on their Oregon-meets-Europe locally inspired continental breakfast delivered to your room each morning.

Take in the the Willamette Valley views from a covered balcony, the great lawn, bocce court or the courtyard all featuring inviting sitting areas to relax and sip your favorite wine. Finally, the modernized barn offers an engaging place to have some fun and make new friends with seating, TV and games.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

MaMere's Guest House

Say farewell to summer in Monmouth and Independence, Oregon.

After a busy day, rest well and wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast at MaMere’s Guest House.

Plan your end of summer escape and wrap up our sunny, warm days with wine tasting at a myriad of wonderful Mid Willamette wineries (many with outdoor seating!) or stretch your legs and (and arms) picking ripe peaches and apples at Perryhill Farm.

Shop Small in Monmouth Oregon

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.

You’ll want to head to Baskett Slough, a National Wildlife Refuge that provides a home for threatened and endangered species, stopovers for migratory birds, and trails for visiting.

Explore Independence Oregon

Spend the late afternoon meandering down to our sister city, Independence, and walk along the Willamette River promenade as you work up an appetite for dinner at Gilgamesh Brewing – The River. And enjoy dessert at Jubilee Champagne and Dessert Bar.

Visit an Oregon Hops Farm

Once known as the ‘Hops Capital of the World’ from the late 1890’s to the 1940’s, Independence, Oregon is located twelve miles southwest of Salem. You’ll still find acres of hops growing in the area. A few miles south of Independence is the 42 acres Hop Farm for Rogue Brewery and the Rogue Farms Chatoe Tasting Room.

MaMere’s Guest House in Monmouth Oregon

MaMere’s Guest House is located in the heart of wine county, and is the perfect place to call home while you explore the surrounding wineries or visit Western Oregon University (WOU). We are only a block from WOU and Main Street and an easy drive to Salem, Corvallis, McMinnville, and Independence.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Franziska Haus

Franziska Haus Bed and Breakfast

Franziska Haus Bed and BreakfastLocated in the Dundee Hills AVA Franziska Haus Bed & Breakfast provides a unique lodging experience to travelers in the hunt for Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley Wines.  Just 2 miles west of Newberg, guests at Franziska Haus can enjoy the vast array of renowned vineyard experiences.

Although in the process of adding the finishing touches to their 4th room, the majority of construction at Franziska Haus was complete in 2013 and guests began arriving. Named after the innkeepers grandmother, Franziska Merget, the Inn welcomes you into the great room with its 29 foot high stone-crafted fireplace and comfortable couches, perfect for curling up with a good book and your favorite beverage.

Two well appointed, spacious suites are in the main house and their third suite, Katharina’s Cottage, is completely detached providing ultimate privacy.

The marvel of the interior is enhanced with views of surrounding filbert orchards, grazing sheep, nearby vineyards and the distant Chehalem Hills. We invite you to call Franziska Haus home as you travel to and from the many nearby Willamette Valley award winning wineries, restaurants and attractions.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Say farewell to summer in Yamhill County, Oregon. Experience the new Yamhill Farm Loop checking out fresh fall fruits, nuts, and vegetables. You may see a grape or Hazelnut harvest. As fall arrives you will see some great fall colors in the vineyards. When staying at Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast you can walk the vineyard and take a selfie.

Follow the Grapes Itinerary from Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast. Simply add it to your reservation.

Add the ‘Follow the Grapes’ Itinerary to your reservation and let Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast plan your day visiting wineries that purchase grapes from their vineyards. Grape Harvest will be late this year due to a wet cold spring followed by the April freeze. They estimate harvest will start about the middle of October and are hoping the storms will not arrive until November. You will start your morning off with breakfast accompanied by their own grape juice, then take a vineyard walk with Ralph and his ‘Vineyard Practices 101’ Tour.

Follow the Grapes Itinerary

Then you’ll follow the grapes off the vineyard to taste at the wineries that make amazing wines with them. Sue and Ralph will make reservations for you at two wineries that use their grapes. Transportation, tasting fees and purchases are the responsibility of the guest.

Located in the Yamhill – Carlton AVA (American Viticultural Area), Yamhill Vineyards sell their harvest to quite a few wineries. Which ones you’ll tour will depend on your wine preference and availability of the wineries at the time of your visit.

Carlton Crush Puts the Focus, and the Feet, on Oregon Wine

Carlton Crush Harvest Festival has become one of the signature wine events in the north Willamette Valley. The 2022 Crush is scheduled for September 10th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features an array of exciting activities for young and old.

An organization of visual artists opened their studios to the public for the first annual Art Harvest Studio Tour in 1993. Since then, thousands of visitors have come to beautiful Yamhill County to meet some of the area’s most talented artists. They watch demonstrations, admire creative studios and purchase their work.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Yamhill Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is a little known gem located in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. The Inn is surrounded by vineyards, spectacular views and has two large guest rooms, each with private baths offering a relaxed country retreat. The Oregon Bounty breakfast features one of five varieties of vineyard grape juice, from their vineyards, and local produce.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, minutes from Downtown Portland.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is thrilled to welcome Fulton House Bed and Breakfast as our only Portland B&B. New owners Georgia & Rex have been busy sprucing up The Fulton House for a whole new chapter in the life of this beautiful house.

The Fulton House Bed and BreakfastThe Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, located in Southwest Portland and one block from Willamette Park and the Willamette River and the Willamette Greenway.

Built in the late 19th century The Fulton House was originally a bordello situated on a log raft in the Willamette River. A century ago the house was lifted, placed on round logs and dragged to its present location. The Fulton House, derives from the small town of Fulton, which was annexed into Portland many decades ago.

With mass transportation nearby you can set out to explore Portland or visit the famous medical facilities at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) via the Portland Aerial Tram up “Pill Hill.”

The Fulton House offers four guest rooms, each offers private baths, cable TV, free local and long distance telephone service, high speed wireless internet, and a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, pop and a bottle of wine, all complimentary.

As is with all members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, The Fulton House serves a delicious full breakfast that might be french toast, quiche, waffles, blueberry pancakes or Fulton House eggs & potatoes, accompanied by a variety of fresh fruits, scones or muffins, granola, yogurts, juices and beverages. Each afternoon, a special treat of cake or cookies plus beverage are available for your added pleasure.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

National Waffle Day

National Waffle Day with Hazelnut Waffles

The temperate climates and volcanic soils of Oregon’s Willamette Valley combine to create 99 percent of the U.S. hazelnut crop. Oregon hazelnuts are recognized for their large size and distinctive flavor and about 50% of the crop is exported annually. That leaves plenty for the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild to share with guests in unique and delicious ways.

You’re sure to enjoy these Hazelnut Waffles

1 c. spelt flour
⅓ c. oat flour
½ c. hazelnuts, toasted and finely ground
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. soda
¼ c. sugar
2 eggs
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ¼ – 1 ½ c. buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients, then add remaining ingredients, starting with
1 ½ c. buttermilk, and mix well. If too thick, add remaining buttermilk.

Bake in hot waffle iron. Serve with ground hazelnuts and powdered sugar on top. Serve with a warm syrup or fruit topping. Or both!  I found this Hazelnut Syrup recipe on oregonhazelnuts.org:

Hazelnut Syrup
½ cup chopped Oregon hazelnuts
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
¾ cup maple syrup
In saucepan, sauté hazelnuts in butter until lightly browned. Add syrup and heat through. Yield: about 1 ¼ cups

National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle!

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We recognize that there will be mixed feelings about this change. We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of a person’s individual decision to wear a mask or not, and most importantly kind to yourself.

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.

DreamGivers

The DreamGiver’s Inn was designed with guests’ comfort, enjoyment and relaxation in mind.

The DreamGivers InnThe DreamGiver’s Inn is a beautiful Oregon Bed & Breakfast situated on 10 acres with views of Mt. Hood, vineyards and the Southern Valley, just 7 miles from the I-5 Freeway.

The Inn features four distinct and specially appointed rooms, all with private baths, a bluetooth radio to stream music, spa robes, hypo-allergenic comforters and pillows, and a comfortable window seat that overlooks vineyards and the southern valley. Enjoy several common areas inside and out!  Early risers are greeted with freshly brewed coffee and breads, then later to enjoy a full breakfast with others. Bottled water, coffee/tea, packaged snacks, wireless internet and wine tasting cards are complimentary throughout your entire stay. The Inn is conveniently located minutes from wineries, shopping and golf, and a perfect place for a memorable and romantic getaway.

‘Featured in the main common area is an oversized wood fireplace that warms the Inn on cold nights, and where guests can enjoy a glass of wine or read a great book. And with our oversized front and back decks, along with our ten acres of grounds, guests will find many places to relax and unwind to enjoy the views, even Oregon’s majestic Mount Hood!’

A full breakfast is included each morning and early morning risers are greeted with freshly brewed coffee and breads, then later join others for a hearty and full breakfast.

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

36 Hours in McMinnville, Oregon –
What to See, Do, Eat and Where to Stay

What would you do if you only had 36 hours in and near McMinnville, Oregon? See? Eat? Where would you stay? The innkeepers with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have offered suggestions to make your day-and-a-half Oregon adventure worth every second! Check out these insider tips below.

36 Hours in McMinnville

Where to Eat Lunch in McMinnville
Community Plate – We love the healthy and vegetarian-friendly options at this upbeat, family-owned cafe. It serves American breakfast and lunch classics, plus beer, wine and cocktails. And it’s a favorite among the locals, say the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville. The Crescent Cafe is another beloved local spot. It offers hearty comfort food that’s made from scratch.

Where to Eat Dinner in McMinnville
La Rambla is a great Spanish tapas and paella place and fun for sharing lots of small plates, great food, and cocktails. It also has an extensive wine list. Pizza Capo has an arancini to die for as well as a seasonal burrata salad that just melts in your mouth. The pizzas are wood-fired artisan. Pura Vida Cocina offers great Latin American dishes, like fried avocado and salmon ceviche. It uses really fresh ingredients and has great margaritas too, per the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast.

4 Reasons to Love Oregon Wine
Youngberg Hill Inn and Winery view overlooking the Willamette Valley

Things to Do in McMinnville
Wine and Beer tasting is big here. If you only have 36 hours, check out the several tasting rooms and tap houses on Third Street from which to choose. We love the R. Stuart Taste of Place wine tasting, say the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast. R. Stuart takes you through their single vineyard bottlings and exposes you to various terroirs. It helps to understand the true soil, sun, wind, elevation, etc. of many of the special vineyards.

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum – home of the Spruce Goose, the largest wooden airplane ever constructed. This aviation museum in McMinnville also has the Hughes H-4 Hercules and more than fifty military and civilian aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and spacecraft.

Miller Woods Conservatory Area has several great hiking trails of varying length and difficulty.

McMinnville Farmer’s Market is a must for fresh, local, fruits and veggies. It’s open on Thursdays from 12 to 6 p, May – October.

Best Waterfalls in McMinnville or Near McMinnville
Baker Creek Falls is located off Baker Creek Road on the north of Slide Mountain. It’s five miles upstream from Ed Grenfell Park and the Miller Woods Conservatory.

Where to Stay in McMinnville

A'Tuscan EstateA’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast is just a 6-minute walk to McMinnville’s historic downtown Third Street and its popular eateries, boutique shops, beer and wine tastings. The B&B is also between a 10 to 45-minute drive from more than 675 wineries throughout Willamette Valley. A’Tuscan Estate has been in business for 20+ years and has been ranked #1 in McMinnville by TripAdvisor for several years in a row!

The bed and breakfasts of McMinnville, Oregon welcome you to the beautiful, agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. The inspected B&B inns provide unique lodging that are ideally located to experience all the best that the McMinnville Willamette Wine Country area has to offer

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’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.