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ROCO Winery Winter Supper Club Series

ROCO Winery is perched on a breathtaking hillside in the Chehalem Mountain Range. The property’s perfect combination of elevation, soil type, natural springs, and geological aspect were the seed of a dream that would eventually become ROCO Winery.

ROCO Winery will be hosting Winemakers Dinners on the following Thursdays: March 3rd, March 24th and April 28th.  Each dinner features a top chef from Portland starting with March 3: Chef Katy Millard of Coquine. The winery is located at 13260 NE Red Hills Rd., Newberg, Oregon.  Contact the winery for information and to register for the dinner.

Le Puy A Wine Valley Inn is offering 15% discount for stays on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday around each of the dates.  Le Puy is an 8-room destination Inn for the Yamhill Wine Valley, minutes from ROCO Winery. The Inn strives to exemplify sustainability from the food offered, to the products used, to the care for the environment from the exterior to the interior.  Use promo code ROCO16 when booking online.

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 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.

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Winter in the Willamette Valley

Winter in the Willamette Valley is just beautiful.  Rumor is visitors will encounter rain and even more rain.  And you might but what a sunny and gorgeous time of year especially for touring some of our finest Oregon wineries.  Winter is typically not as busy as the summer months so you might have the opportunity to meet the winemaker or owner, learn more about the wines and why they taste the way they do.  Some might even break out a library wine or take you to the barrel room.  Many wineries are family operations and you might have the opportunity to develop an intimate relationship the entire operation.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are amazed each and every week but our guests sharing what they love about the Oregon wine country thus tempting us to sneak away now and then for a taste. And we do.  The Innkeepers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon can direct you to their favorite winery, vineyard and tasting room.  All for the love of good Oregon Wine.

The Willamette Valley is also home to snowy mountain peaks, fine art, rich heritage and a delicious culinary scene.  The many wildlife refuges provide opportunities to view the migratory birds such as the majestic Bald Eagle and the dusky Canada Goose.  Winter rains fill the foothill waterfalls and rivers that flow under the Covered Bridges.

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 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.

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.

Cavitt Falls

Cavitt Falls in Douglas County, Oregon

‘Cavitt Falls is modest little cascade along Cavitt Creek located within a BLM campground near Glide. The falls consist or one or two channels depending on how much water is in the creek, and drops all of about 8 feet into a large pool (great swimming). I’m fairly certain there are probably half a dozen or more larger waterfalls elsewhere on Cavitt Creek that would be more interesting. Bottom line is this one is of minimal interest outside of having a great swimming hole.’  Text from Northwest Waterfall Survey

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.

Fields of clover for red chair travels

Beyond wine in the Willamette Valley are fields of clover, heirloom roses, and the wackiness of the UFO Festival in McMinnville, Oregon.  Oh, and so much more.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper Kristin drove Red Chair round to some of her favorite spots in the Willamette Valley, starting with Chehalem Flats Farm Market where it met two of it’s cousins, Orange and Yellow, who stand guard over this shop filled with local farm produce, plants, lavender and even cheese and bread for winery picnics.

And then there were the fields of Crimson Clover, which he was told is used for a honey source, but also as a cover crop that feeds the soil. At Heirloom Roses’ seven acres of gardens, he posed for lots of photos, including this one of Snowfall.  Red met the art of Marta Farris, whose Sheep Herd share pasture space with the llamas at RainDance Marketplace.

Vista Balloon Adventure flight allowed Red to help inflate the balloons for the morning . In the heat of the afternoon, Red took shelter under the beautiful wisteria at Red Ridge Farms, which is also home to Oregon Olive Oil Mill. The final trek for the day was down the trail at Bald Peak State Park as the sun set beyond the Valley.

His final surprise while staying with Kristin at Chehalem Ridge B&B was to don the appropriate headgear and enjoy the parade at the 16th Annual UFO Festival in McMinnville, which commemorates the 1950 Trent sighting in which two local citizens witnesses and photographed a UFO.

Red Chair Travels moved on to the inns of the Washington Bed and Breakfast Guild a couple of months back.  But we still have so much to share about its visit to the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild this past spring/summer.  Yes, many of the events visited have past but many are annual events so you might consider them for your next journey to Oregon.

Red’s journey is about all that is memorable and beautiful in the local area, with a B&B owner as its concierge.  Traveling is about getting outside of the everyday and seeing the world with fresh eyes.  Through the journey of the Red Chair, we are all travelers off the beaten track where true relaxation awaits.

Red was lucky to visit all Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild 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.

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.

Yamhill Carlton AVA

The Innkeepers of Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast bid goodbye to Red Chair Travels. The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild thanks you for allowing Red to visit and explore some of historic Willamette Valley.  We’ve added many of your photos of Red to Red Chair’s Photo Album on the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s Pinterest boards and Facebook page.  Lucky chair has spent almost 3 months in Oregon visiting the member Inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild with about two months left before heading north to the innkeepers of the Washington B&B Guild.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

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.

Hutchcroft School

Oregon history runs deep in the Willamette Valley.  It is, after all, the end of the Oregon Trail, the 2,200-mile historic east-west large wheeled wagon route and emigrant trail that connected the Missouri River the to valleys in Oregon.  “It is likely that Yamhill was the 19th century white settlers’ name for a tribe of Native Americans, a Kalapuya people, who inhabited the region”. Source Oregon Geographic Names, an amazing book with a plethora of information of Oregon Geographic Names origins.

The Yamhill Vineyards B&B Innkeeper’s took Red Chair Travels to visit Fort Yamhill, a State Heritage Park.  Built in 1856 Fort Yamhill represented a time of transition for the people of the Northwest. The fort served to ease tension between settlers and natives, protect both populations and control traffic between them.  Fort Yamhill is one of the best archaeologically preserved forts in the Northwest from the mid 19th century.  Red visited the relocated Officer’s Quarters and saw memorabilia through the windows.

The next stop was the Yamhill County Historical Society and Museum. The museum has history and displays of logging, dairies, mail coaches, farming equipment, and much more. They opened the restored Hutchcroft School built in 1877 and they were thrilled to have Red as a guest.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

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.

Erratic Rock in the Willamette Valley

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast played host to Red Chair Travels a couple of weeks ago and what a busy week it was.  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,  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.

The gracious innkeepers took Red on a quarter of a mile to the Erratic Rock.  This 90 ton rock arrived in Oregon during the Ice Age Flood and commands a wonderful view of the valley.  The it was back to the farm for some chores farm that included planting red, white, and blue flower baskets to honor our servicemen and  women  past and present. Thank you for your service.  After all this work it enjoyed a day of rest in the great room of Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast, gazing down the valley and over to the Coast Range, and watching the Koi in the pond. What a wonderful day.

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the Seven Wonders of Oregon, Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

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.