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Eat Your Way to Christmas with 24 Recipes You Can Print, Stamp and Mail this Holiday Season

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

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.

Chehalem Ridge

Mulled Wine from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 cardamon pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 star anise
  • 4 black peppercorns
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 dried orange slices

Instructions:

  1. With the side of a knife, crush the cardamon pods just a bit. Combine the spices,
  2. cider, wine, orange zest and juice, and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the wine and ladle into mugs. Cut the dried orange slice from one edge to the middle. Garnish the rim of each mug with one dried orange peel.

Notes: we use Sweetened Dried Orange Slices from Trader Joes and Old Vine Zinfandel from Sineann Winery. Can be made ahead of time and kept warm in a preheated carafe or slow cooker.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!)

 

Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads,
dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” Gilchrist provided two recipes for the postcards: Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts and Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffles

Eat Your Way to Christmas with 24 Recipes You Can Print, Stamp and Mail this Holiday Season

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast 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.

Additional variations:

Devil’s Food Cake with Dark Chocolate icing and Dark Chocolate Candy Melts

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing and White Chocolate Candy Melts

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese icing and White Chocolate Candy Melts

Apple Cider cake with Salted Carmel icing (or chips) and Chocolate Candy Melts

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!)

Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads, dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” In addition to Red Velvet White Chocolate Gilchrist provided  Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts to the Edible Advent Calendar. 

Eat Your Way to Christmas with 24 Recipes You Can Print, Stamp and Mail this Holiday Season

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

MaMere’s Guest House in the Heart of Oregon’s Wine Country

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 visiting Western Oregon University. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is only a block from WOU and Monmouth’s Main Street.

MaMere's Guest House
MaMere’s Guest House, a bike friendly B&B in the heart of the Willamette Valley

MaMere’s Pecan Pumpkin Bread recipe from MaMere’s Guest House in Monmouth, OR!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 Cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 15 oz can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped pecans

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 3 loaf pans.
  2. Combine eggs, water, oil, applesauce and pumpkin in a bowl.  Add sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Stir until blended. Add nuts and mix well.
  3. Pour mixture evenly into 3 loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Check doneness with a toothpick.
  5. Flavor is best if baked day before using.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!)

Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads,
dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” Gilchrist provided two recipes for the postcards: Baked Spiced Oatmeal with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts and Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffles

Eat Your Way to Christmas with 24 Recipes You Can Print, Stamp and Mail this Holiday Season

More than a dozen bed and breakfasts across the U.S. have whipped up their best holiday recipes in postcard form. Make one every day as a Christmas countdown or print, stamp, and mail, to share deliciousness across the miles. 

Three Oregon Bed and Breakfasts, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast, MaMere’s Guest House & Event Center, and Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast are part of an edible advent calendar! The new book contains 24 print and mail recipe postcards, all of which can be printed for FREE. These recipes are delicious and great for Thanksgiving too so why wait until December 1 to start.

A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

A’Tuscan Estate 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.

Baked Spiced Oatmeal w Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts recipe from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

Serves 4, individual oven-safe crocks

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups eggnog, plus extra to serve with oatmeal
  • 1 2/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped, toasted walnuts, plus 3 Tbsp reserved
  • 7 Tbsp brown sugar, divided
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces, plus 1 Tbsp reserved
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350◦ F.

2. In medium bowl, add eggnog, oats, apples, cranberries, ¼ cup chopped walnuts, 5 Tbsp brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk to combine.

3. Evenly divide mixture and spoon it into four 6-7 ounce crocks, mounding slightly.

4. Top each crock evenly with the 2 Tbsp of butter cut into small pieces.

5. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.

6. As the oatmeal cools slightly, add the reserved 1 Tbsp of butter, 2 Tbsp of brown sugar, and maple syrup to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to melt butter and dissolve the sugar. Add the reserved 3 Tbsp chopped walnuts to the pan and stir to combine. Remove from heat.

7. Evenly divide the coated walnuts and use them as topping for each crock.

8. Serve warm with extra eggnog and syrup to pour over the oatmeal.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS POSTCARD FOR FREE (then print and affix to heavier cardstock, stamp and mail!) 

 

Nineteen inns, beds and breakfast and boutique hotels across the country have joined together to create Edible Christmas, mailable recipes in the form of postcards as a yummy way to countdown the days till Christmas.

The edible advent calendar offers a new recipe every day from December 1st through Christmas Eve, December 24th, and a whimsy artistic look. The recipe postcards measure 9” across and 6” down and can be printed on a regular-sized sheet of printer paper. One would then affix the design to heavier card stock, stamp, and mail.

The book of postcards is free and may be downloaded or printed at www.EdibleChristmas.com. Recipes include holiday drinks, Christmas cookies, sweet and savory festive entrees, breads, dressing, and more.

“The idea is to count your blessings, not calories,” says Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper with A’Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast in McMinnville, Oregon. “By making these postcards free to download, we’ve whipped up a way to bring people together, regardless of location and circumstance.” Gilchrist provided, in addition to this recipe, a recipe for Red Velvet White Chocolate Cake Truffles

Our Most Memorable Fall & Winter Breakfast Recipes
Guest Blogger Erin Gilchrist, innkeeper, A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast

‘As we retreat to our homes once again during the coming months, I hope you find enjoyment in testing one or more of these recipes. Maybe memories from the kitchens of your mother or grandmother will also bring you comfort in these current times.

‘We celebrate the seasonal bounty of Willamette Valley and choose to highlight recipes that reflect the local produce to enhance our guests’ experiences. Fall brings out the desire for comfort food along with all that fall and winter yield: wild mushrooms, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, artichoke, brussel sprouts, pumpkin, carrots, cranberries, figs, apple, pear, eggnog and so much more. My mouth is watering just thinking about all the great recipes that can be created including any of this produce. Here are five of our favorite recipes for fall and winter that our guests enjoy in our dining room or in their guest room.  You may access the recipe by clicking on the recipe name.

Bowl Carrot Apple Muffins (Vegan + GF)

During the spring when many of us had so much time on our hands, I began researching and experimenting with Vegan and Gluten-Free muffin and bread recipes. This recipe is so delicious that ALL my guests love these muffins and consistently ask for the recipe, whether they are vegan or gluten-free or neither.

Bacon, Gruyere and Butternut Squash Frittata

I love Butternut Squash and was looking for ways to incorporate it into breakfast.  This Frittata recipe fit the bill.  You can make it in a cast iron skillet and serve wedges or I use individual frittata rings. The combination of the sweetness from the squash, the salt from the bacon and the earthiness from aged gruyere have my guests so enjoying the fall flavors.

Individual Baked Eggnog Oatmeal with Apples and Walnuts

Baked Eggnog OatmealOatmeal wasn’t normally something I served, but I had a couple stay with me for an extended period of time while they quarantined prior to seeing their newborn grandson. As they began adding pounds during the initial days, they requested to eliminate one of the courses from our traditional three-course breakfast. While listing items they enjoy, Oatmeal came up.

I love to make these in colorful individual crocks and I change out the Apple for Banana on occasion and my guests can’t get enough of either recipe preparation.’

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This brings me right back to my grandmother’s kitchen in Centerville, Indiana. I can smell the apples and cinnamon wafting throughout her house. While she certainly didn’t use a slow cooker, it makes this an easy recipe to prepare allowing for multi-tasking while it simmers in the pot. This Apple Butter recipe can be used for so many things: as a spread for any muffin, biscuit or breakfast bread; as a topping for pancakes or waffles; or as a filling for crepes.

Savory Tart with Artichoke Hearts

Two winters ago, I had the pleasure of traveling through northern Italy on a wine and food trip. A local restaurateur is from Alba and he organized for a group of 14 to travel Piedmont, Prosecco and Alba for 10 days. Our home base was his mother’s 11 room inn above Alba:  Cascina Baresane. On our last day after touring and tasting at Carlin de Paolo winery, we were treated to a lovely lunch. One of the items was a savory rustic artichoke tart which I now create in individual pie tarts and top with a poached egg.

A'Tuscan EstateA’Tuscan Estate 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.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s culture, environment 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 vaccinations rise, cases decline and 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 will continue to do 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.

Yamhill Carlton AVA

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

What would you do if you only had 36 hours in and near Carlton and Yamhill, 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 Carlton and Yamhill

Where to Eat Lunch in Carlton/Where to Eat Lunch in Yamhill

The Larson House in Carlton has great paninis, sandwiches, and pizza. Beloved Children’s book author, Beverly Cleary, an author of children’s books like the Ramona Quimby series, lived in Yamhill and is represented by a prominent mural on one wall. Lago de Chapala, a small family-run restaurant, serves authentic Mexican fare and amazing margaritas in Yamhill (and has another location in Newberg). We like the chalupa served with guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans. You also receive complimentary chips and salsa (mild or hot), say the innkeepers at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Yamhill-Carlton.

Carlton Corners has great hamburgers (don’t be surprised by the big knife that is sticking out of the burger when it is served), a four-sampler beer tray, and interesting signs on the wall. You can also get food-to-go and gas for your car. Plus, you can bring your pooch. Carlton Corners allows pets to dine with you outside. The restaurant is just a 5-minute walk from the R.R. Thompson House, a historic bed and breakfast in Carlton. Barrel 47 has a Southwest chicken salad and chicken strips with shoestring fries that are wonderful. This restaurant is situated inside an old bank.

Where to Eat Dinner in Carlton/Where to Eat Dinner in Yamhill

Cuvee serves French cuisine in a small, intimate, setting where you are likely to meet the owner and chef. Earth and Sea is in the old Carlton Firehouse. The big doors that opened to accommodate fire engines were replaced by equally large doors, which remain open when the weather is right. They serve locally sourced and sustainable food. Most of their wines are from stellar local wineries whose production levels are so small you won’t ever see outside of Oregon. The steaks and fish, as well as oysters in the half shell are very popular, say the innkeepers at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast and R.R. Thompson House. The Horse Radish is an offbeat storefront nook that serves sandwiches, artisanal cheese plates, local wines and beers. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining. The innkeepers at R.R. Thompson House and Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast had only the highest recommendations for Horse Radish — for both, lunch and dinner.

Things to Do in Carlton/Things to Do in Yamhill

Definitely visit several wineries if you only have 36 hours. Yamhill-Carlton is known for all the wineries and wine tasting. Many have fantastic views and storied pasts. The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is now the Ken Wright Cellars tasting room. The Carlton Grain Elevator was remodeled and is the home of Flaneur Wines. Make time to visit the Carlton Winemakers Studio, it’s the first cooperative winery in the U.S. It was built in 2002 and houses 16 wineries. The eco-friendly building used recycled materials and lots windows for lighting. They rotate the wines in the tasting room.

Take a self-guided Carlton Historical Tour, a walking tour of 27-historical sites. Browse the tour now on this app. Are you sure you only have 36 hours? You might want to extend your stay!

Hike the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey and walk through the woods of this Trappist monastery.

Follow the paved path to the Erratic Rock State Natural Site where you can visit a 90-ton rock that was deposited during an Ice Age flood. Bring your camera! There’s a commanding view of Yamhill County.

In nearby McMinnville, the 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. Additionally, McMinnville also has a self-guided walking art walk and a McMinnville self-guided historic building walk.

Best Waterfall in Carlton or Near Yamhill
Silver Falls State Park
is breathtaking and has ten waterfalls. The different trails can accommodate hiking, horses, bicycle, mountain bikes and pets on leash. You can picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Where to Stay in Carlton/Where to Stay in Yamhill
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Yamhill sits atop a hill with spectacular views down the valley to Mary’s Peak in Corvallis (50 miles away), the Oregon Coast Range and is surrounded by vineyards. The B&B is is equal distance from Yamhill and Carlton. We serve grape juice for breakfast made with the grapes grown on the property, “wine before its time,” explain the innkeepers. Guests also receive a vineyard tour “Vineyard Practices -101” where they can learn about the various activities throughout the growing season. This B&B grows its own Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and White Riesling.

R.R. Thompson House in Carlton is the just three blocks from Main Street and the perfect home base to walk the town of Carlton. The B&B is within easy walking distance of all of the wineries, restaurants, and shops in town.

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 will continue to do 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.

Winery Itinerary Service at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast

An Oregon Wine Country adventure would not be complete without a stay at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast. Since most visits to the Willamette Valley includes wine tasting, we’d like you to know that things have changed a bit from past years. Oregon wineries are requiring masks to be worn by all who are not seated at their tasting table. Easy, right? Also, due to social distancing, wineries have less capacity and most require reservations for tastings.

Still easy, but a bit more effort. Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a Winery Itinerary Service for a $30 fee per itinerary. They have set up six unique itineraries with some of their favorite, smaller wineries. After you choose an itinerary they’ll set up your day of tasting at 3 unique wineries of the Willamette Valley. You can easily add the Winery Itinerary Service when you make your reservation online.

From Big Bold Reds to French-style Chardonnays

Wine ItineraryYour day could start with a cozy seating in Dominio IV’s delightfully refurbished 100 year old barn, then enjoying a delicious charcuterie and cheese board with a gorgeous view at Blizzard Wines and then end your day with a winemaker-guided tasting at Natalie’s Estate. For more information on their B&B’s Winery Itinerary Service go to www.chehalemridge.com

They’ll set up 3 wineries in 1 day for countless fun. Guests can choose from 6 different themed itineraries. For our Big Reds & Pinot Noir Itinerary, we will have you tasting at boutique wineries offering big bold reds, plus our valley’s renowned Pinot Noir.


Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast
sits atop Chehalem Mountain, overlooking the Willamette Valley, home to Oregon’s Wine Country. On weather-friendly mornings breakfast is served on the guest deck with great views of the town of Newberg, pinot noir vineyards and fruit and nut orchards. Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast offers a peaceful retreat from adventure and the valley below.

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 will continue to do 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.

Willamette Valley Inn

The Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast is beautiful in any season.

The Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast will impress and inspire you at their home just minutes away from some of the area’s best wineries and vineyards.

The Colorful Suites

Custom built with all of your comforts in mind. Each room has a king-sized bed, en-suite bath with heated floors, two-person soaking tub, separate shower, private patio, sitting area with fireplace, and climate control.

Willamette Valley Inn
Home Cooking

Breakfast is served each morning at 9 A.M. in the Great Room. Dan  look forward to sharing our gourmet breakfast with you and your new friends. Gluten free, vegetarian, allergies and other food restrictions can be accommodated upon request.

Willamette Valley Inn

Oregon’s finest BNB in Willamette Valley

‘The owners/innkeepers are the most personable, caring and hospitable couple you will ever meet.’ 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: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do 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.

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: With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon will again require masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. This measure is intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant and went into effect Friday, Aug. 13. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do 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.

Oregon Trail

Time for you to hit the highway, inspire your own pioneer spirit, stand in the actual wagon ruts pioneers left behind, and visit the numerous interpretive sites, monuments and cultural centers along the way.

“Trailed ten miles over the roughest county I ever saw, Burnt River being hemmed in by hills on both sides. Encamped in the bottom.” James W. Nesmith, 1843

The Oregon Trail traversed 2,170 miles of what today is Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon.  Travel the Oregon National Historic Trail through Oregon, from Idaho, along the Columbia River and around Mt Hood.

There are several trail sights from the Idaho border to Baker City, the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails.  From the top of Flagstaff Hill you can still see the trail running out across the plains.

Historic Oregon Trail

Ezra Meeker, a pioneer in 1852, marked this trailer segment with a granite marker in 1906.

“On such a journey as this, there is much to interest and amuse one who is fond of picturesque scenery, and of wild life.” – Randolph Marcy, 1859

The cemeteries along the route reveal so many Oregon Trail stories: where the emigrants came from, how they lived, and died, as they headed for Oregon and the awaited promises.

The last hurdle for emigrants on the Oregon Trail was the Cascade Range. Early pioneers either had to barge down the treacherous Columbia River, make their home in The Dalles, or travel the Barlow Road through the Cascades along the south side of Mt Hood. Lodging option on Mt Hood: Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast 

The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum reveals the cataclysmic floods that helped shape the Columbia River Gorge. Here also you’ll experience interactive exhibits of the Lewis and Clark expedition, The Oregon Trail and 10,000 years of Native American life in the Gorge.

At the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Historic Site in Oregon City, visitors can learn about the journey, discover what it was like to be a pioneer and what life was like for those who reached Oregon Territory.  Lodging options: Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfasts

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 will continue to do 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.