Tuesday, May 2, 2017

And....We're Back!




The Territorial BBB family is back in the USA and basking in beautiful memories while we deal with a bit of jet lag, too many spring things to do on The Farm, and getting back to the groove of daily life. Thank you for your patience while we were Down Under.  We hope we received all the phone and email messages and got responses to you....sometimes a bit challenging.

We're gearing up for the beautiful spring and summer in Oregon and the busy season at the BBB.  If you haven't booked your reservations for grad weekend, June 17 & 18, for Oregon State grad on the 17th and U of O grad on the 19th, we still have some availability (2 night minimum), and need to get those reservations made....will be a full house from Eugene to Corvallis with all the graduate's families and friends coming our way.

And May is Oregon Wine Month....one of our favorites.....since we are minutes from 10 wineries and a few more minutes from many more.  We love the South Willamette Valley Wine Country and take full advantage of the delicious wines, beautiful venues, and great people.  Plan a wine tasting weekend or a mid-week visit that you will never forget. Flowers are in bloom, grass is green, and the rain is slowing down....YES!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrating Down Under

She did it!  Daughter Julia has married her Prince Philip, and our family joined with Philip's family and our friends to celebrate and enjoy a beautiful wedding and reception with fabulous food and music and joy.  We are now exploring Sydney and making the most of our time together.  Headed home to the Farm and the BBB on Monday, April 24 and back to work!  Please continue to communicate with us via email for future reservations. It is easier than phone calls while we are away. Manager Sarah is keeping it all going back home, and we look forward to seeing you soon in the country.
Julia and Philip Clare, April 15, 2017, Sydney, Australia

Mary with Daughters Jerri & Julia & Son Anders

Mary and Al



Anders and Adrienne & Aussie size Beer


Thursday, April 6, 2017

WE'VE GONE DOWN UNDER!

The Territorial BBB family has gone Down Under for Daughter Julia's and Fiance Philip's wedding, so we have limited availability for the month of April. Please email us for bookings for future dates.  We're all connectivity good in Australia, but difficult for phone calls.  Our Manager Sarah is on the job while we are away and taking care of the B&B, the stable, and our April guests. Look forward to seeing you in May and into the summer.  Mary & Family

Daughter Julia, Fiance Philip, and Buffy in Sydney, Australia

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Are We There Yet?



On the trail for adventures
As the days get longer, and we inch into spring, it's a great time to make plans for travel, vacations, and fun getaways. The South Willamette Valley has it all....beautiful countryside, small cities with major universities, culture, sports, and more, and unlimited outdoor activities, farmers' markets, concerts, and of course, fabulous wineries and microbreweries.

Farmers markets will come alive in the spring with Eugene's Saturday Market opened on April 1.
The Corvallis-Albany Farmers' Markets opens on April 15, and our nearby Lone Pine Farms produce market opens in early May for daily shopping for produce, baked goods, ice cream, and fun family activities as well.

Graduations at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University draw family and friends from across the country for celebrating accomplishments and cheering on graduates.  Plan ahead for limited accommodations in the area.  June 17 for Oregon State graduation and June 19 for University of Oregon graduation.

Fun times for our family grad in 2015

And on the radar screen for mid-August is the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21 right here in the Willamette's Valley's Oregon Wine Country.  Our B&B is very near the zone of totality, so viewing should be excellent in our area.  Read up on the eclipse on the Travel Oregon website and on the Willamette Valley Oregon Wine Country website. We have very limited accommodations remaining for the Eclipse.

Hope to see you in the country soon.  Cheers to spring and summer!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Happy Holidays to All

The holidays are upon us and a time of year to gather with family and friends for food, fun, and drink.  It is also a time to help those less fortunate and to reach out to those who may be facing significant challenges this holiday season.
The search for the perfect tree
 Thank you to all who have stayed with us over the past four years.  Every guest has been special and memorable. There have been so many people with such special stories and journeys.  I believe my life is better for all the wonderful people (and horses and pets) that have come through our door and our gate.


We Welcome All Through Our Door
May winter lights brighten your path and light your way this holiday season.  Here is hoping for peace in all our hearts, our nation, and our world.  Happy holidays from our family to yours.

Mary


Our cheery winter lights brighten the path



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Falling Into Fall

The first of the fall rains have begun in the South Willamette Valley, gently watering the parched soil and dry grass.  The "green fall" will be here soon, with lush grass abounding. Our neighboring wineries are in the final moments and details of harvest.  2016 will go down as a great growing year, with perfect temperatures and growing conditions, and a nice dry September to complete the harvest. Looking forward to seeing how those 2016 wines will taste.  For the moment,  we are savoring 2014 Pinot Noirs for this fall season. 

Fall Colors from our Neighbors at Walnut Ridge Winery

Walnut Ridge Winery Grapes Ready to Harvest

 Football is well underway, and fans with green and gold Duck attire and black and orange Beaver gear are out and about every weekend.  The arts are getting in full swing with fall performances of music and dance and art exhibits.

Farmers Markets are still in full swing, and pumpkin patches and festivals and mazes will be great sources of entertainment through October.  

Cape Foulweather on the Oregon Coast
B&B Host Dog Lucy at the OR Coast
Our horse activities are moving closer to home now, having wrapped up some beautiful beach riding on the Oregon Coast between rain storms and wet gear and wet horses.  Fall is a great time for visiting the country and all the beauty and fun that Oregon has to offer....sports, arts, wine, and outdoor activities.....come visit us and see for yourself.  

The "Del Nortes" on the Trail at Silver Falls State Park
September Ride at Dexter Dam

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sweet Oregon Summer

Summer has arrived in the South Willamette Valley, a beautiful time of year.

Flowers and summer flag welcome our guests
Summer arrived in splendor on the June 20 Solstice with a full moon for the first time since 1948.  The "honey moon" was a spectacular site over the farm.








































Wineries are in full swing with delicious Oregon wine offerings, food carts, and live music.  Concerts with great music under the stars are a special experience with venues in Eugene, Ashland, and Bend to name only a few.


Music and Oregon Pinot on the patio at Tebri Vineyards
B&B Owner Mary (center) and neighbors and family friends enjoying Brigadoon Wine Company 


Farmers are harvesting hay, planting and maintaining other crops, and farmers' markets are rolling out more and more fresh produce as the summer progresses.

Nearly 30 tons of hay in the loft for our stable for the year





Nothing like machinery to make the job easier

Flower arranging by one of our talented family friends.  Thanks Rachel

Celebrating the season with sparkling wine and Oregon strawberries

And, Eugene, OR known as "Track Town USA," is eagerly awaiting the Olympic Trials with top athletes and their families and friends and lots of visitors rolling into town in early July. Go USA, go Oregon. Welcome to our summer.