Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Daybreak Haven B&B, Scottsburg, Oregon

Author: , November 2nd, 2015

Daybreak Haven B&B

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

A small, quiet rural B&B about 20 minutes from the Oregon Coast. The only bed and breakfast on the banks of the Umpqua River! Centrally located between numerous Umpqua Valley wineries and the south central Oregon coast.

Providing peace, quiet & comfort are our ultimate goals. Hopefully you will enjoy our home as much or even more then we do.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels,
and Vacation Rentals in Oregon

It Really is a Family Affair at Wilson Ranches Retreat

Author: , April 13th, 2012

Wilson Ranches Retreat is Celebrating 12 Years and 4 Generations

Wilson Ranches Retreat Bed & Breakfast celebrated their 12th Anniversary on March 12, 2012.  Thank you for twelve years of extraordinary memories and for being an amazing extended family!  They’ve created an amazing Oregon Geotourism adventure in Central Oregon.

Wilson Ranches Retreat in Central Oregon

Your hosts, Phil and Nancy Wilson’s families homesteaded in Wheeler and Gilliam Counties over 100 years ago after traveling the Oregon Trail in the 1800’s.  Four generations, from 6 to 98, participate in the daily ranch operations.  Grandpa Morris and Grandma Viola are frequently driving their Chevy S10 to flag for cattel drives and join the picnics at branding.  Calving season is in full swing with the first having been born February 4th.  This is Phil’s favorite time of year watching ‘new lives’ begin and the hill turning green.

Although the ranch has been running for over 100 years the Wilson’s opened the farmhouse to B&B guests 12 years ago.  Breakfast with the Wilson’s is about much more than just good food and nourishment, it is truly a unique dining experience.   Phil and Nancy sit down with the guests and share about ranch life, local history, and the funny and serious sides of rural living. Whatever the topic at the breakfast table, expect the conversation to be intelligent, informed and often humorous. You are likely to have a large helping of fun and laughter with Phil’s stories.

Let your inner Cowboy or Cowgirl out!  Visit Wilson Ranches Retreat for an authentic Ranch experience.  Not the riding type?  Not a problem.  Sit under the cottonwoods, sipping lemonade while the rest of your party is out ‘working’! But you might want to join in. There may be an inner cowhand you’ve never even met!

Purple Roofs Guest Blogger:  Mary Pellegrini, owner/innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast in the Upper Hood River Valley, Oregon.  We are about an hour and a half east of Portland, Oregon, a scenic drive through the Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley to our B&B at the base of Oregon’s tallest and majestic Mt Hood.

Central and Eastern Oregon Musuems Worth Making the Trip

Author: , March 30th, 2012

High Desert Museum, in Bend, Oregon, is nationally acclaimed and is dedicated to broadening the understanding of the High Desert’s wildlife, culture, art and natural resources.

Bobcat of Eastern OregonAt daily shows and demonstrations, wildlife experts will help you learn about the Museum’s more than 100 wildlife creatures — from porcupines, golden eagles and owls, to bats, lizards, snakes and spiders.   In the Birds of Prey Center you will have a rare opportunity to get a close-up look at some of nature’s fiercest predators – owls, hawks and eagles.

Kam Wah Chung Museum. in John Day, Oregon, is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Oregon history. This structure was built as a trading post on The Dalles Military Road in the mid-1800’s. Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay worked out of this building. Dr. Hay administered care to the Chinese gold-mine workers, pioneers, and others from the John Day area and beyond by using traditional Chinese remedies. Built to preserve the legacy of the Chinese workforce in Oregon, the museum contains artifacts and displays that share some of the trials of everyday life of these people. The museum is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call (541) 575-2800 or (800) 551-6949 for more information.

They walked for 2,000 miles…men, women, and children by the tens of thousands. The story of this journey comes alive today through the life-size exhibits at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Baker City.  The museum offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multi-media presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails.Let the innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild share their knowledge of these unique museums and many other natural attractions in the beautiful and vast expanse of Eastern Oregon.

Get to know our State like a local.  Select a Bed and Breakfast from where to start and end your trip.  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, 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.