Friday, September 30, 2011

Grapes are Ripe for the Pickin!

We have had a beautiful September in Oregon!  Linda and I strolled our 10 acres this week taking photos of the grounds and McKinlay's vineyards in front of the Inn. Our lawn is a very lush green while the many colorful flowers beautifully complimented it.  We had to stop and capture photos of the grapes weighing heavily on the vines, just so cool to see each year--and they are so very ripe for the picking!  Love this time of year.  Kristen

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Knitters!

We had a wonderful group of ladies at the Inn this week who spent the afternoon knitting and talking in our newly remodeled open air meeting space.  They enjoyed sack lunches they brought with them and knitted the afternoon away!  Linda

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Friend's Wedding

Close friends of Dan & Kristen's had their small and intimate wedding at the Inn this weekend. Very warm weather but a perfect day for great photos that captured a fun and memorable day for our good friends.  I have to show off her beautifully decorated table, and her "cool" idea for name holder placements--that's a wine cork under the wine glass with the name perfectly placed on it. I wish I were that creative, but think I will steal some of her ideas for table decorating for any future parties I may have. :)Kristen 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Guests Comment on Their First Trip to Oregon & The DreamGiver's Inn

First Trip to Oregon...After signing up for the Oregon Wine Country 1/2 marathon which takes place over Labor Day weekend, my girlfriend and I remembered we had a business card for an Oregon B & B... so I checked it out online to see if it was near the race location. Fortunately, it was only 20 minutes from the start line and it looked beautiful, so we booked their best room (Faith) for a 5 night vacation. We flew up from the Los Angeles area for our first time in Oregon.

Everything exceeded our expectations. Linda the Innkeeper provided incredible hospitality, a delicious breakfast every morning and the most helpful tips about where to go and what to see. She was also extremely accommodating to any special requests that guests had. The location is really central to wherever you want to go and the countryside with it's rolling hills is gorgeous. There are literally a hundred wineries in the heart of Pinot Noir country within 25 minutes. The coast is just over an hour away and Pacific City was the nicest little town. Portland is also less than an hour drive if you want some city life. Mount Hood is definitely farther but a beautiful drive and worth it. And if you are a runner, the race is extremely well organized and a ton of fun!

For a weekend getaway and adventure, or just a place to kick back and relax, you can get it at the DreamGiver's Inn. I certainly hope to get back in the future.   Todd & Eryn, California