A relaxing afternoon at Stoller Family Estate.

Oregon Vineyard Stays: A Weekend Among the Vines

Eight great places to stay on Oregon wine-producing estates, from private cottages nestled in the vineyards to delightful B&Bs. These wineries invite you to kick back and stay awhile.   

 

 

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There is so much to explore on San Juan Island that you ll want to create an itinerary, even if you re on island time.  Start with  viewing the ferry arrivals from the terrace at Friday Harbor House.

San Juan Islands Escape

With a world-class getaway in our own backyard, who needs a passport? Here are our recommendations for exploring the resplendent coastlines and villages of Washington’s San Juan and Orcas Islands.

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Valley View Winery Winemaker John Guerrero samples a barrel.  Valley View was originally established in the 1850s by Oregon pioneer Peter Britt in the Applegate Valley near the historic town of Jacksonville.  The Wisnovsky family restored the winery in the early 1970s and continues to operate it today.

Wine Tasting in Southern Oregon

Wine Enthusiast recently named the Rogue Valley a top 10 wine destination. We visit the region’s outstanding wineries, restaurants and hotels to plan the perfect wine-tasting weekend.

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The Winchester Inn Bed and Breakfast, just two blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, offers private rooms and suites in four different houses.

Stay And Play in Southern Oregon

Situated a day’s drive from Portland and Seattle, the Rogue Valley is a perfect weekend destination. Click here for our favorite restaurants, hotels and outings.

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It’s no wonder National Geographic named Cannon Beach one of the world’s 100 most beautiful places in a recent issue.

Three Days in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is adored for its rugged sea stacks, shingle-clad storefronts and fine dining and accommodations.  Use our guide to plan your next stay.

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Bill Taylor with his late father, Justin Taylor, the patriarch of Taylor Shellfish Farms, who could be found walking the tide flats most daylight tides up until the age of 90.

Life on the Flats

South Puget Sound is home to some of the most famous oyster appellations in the U.S. We visit Taylor Shellfish Farms on Totten Inlet, now in its fifth generation as a family-owned business.

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Located in southeastern Washington and straddling the border between Washington and Oregon, the Walla Walla Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area, or wine appellation) was established in 1984.

Walla Walla Valley Appellation

Our 26-page guide to Walla Walla Valley features the region’s founding and rising star wineries, gourmet restaurants and quaint world-class inns you won’t want to miss. 

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To ensure future harvests, only mature male crabs measuring 6¼” across the shell are harvested; juvenile males and all females are returned to the sea.

Bountiful Waters

We visit Newport, the “Dungeness Crab Capital of the World,” where the working conditions for the most valuable catch on the West Coast are cold and rainy, and demand a sense of adventure.

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White water rafting along the wild and scenic Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Photo by Justin Bailie.

Exploring The Jewels of Rogue Valley

The Southern Oregon towns of Jacksonville, Ashland and Medford are a hotbed of culture, arts, history, wine and artisan foods. Use our guide to these jewels of Rogue Valley to plan your next getaway.

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Don Hull Spey casting for fall steelhead on the lower Deschutes.

Steelhead Water

With its miles of unsurpassed fly water and a breathtaking high desert canyon to set the stage, Oregon’s Deschutes River is a summer steelheader’s paradise.

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