Spring has sprung… the grounds are in full boom… sun is shining in Carlton, Oregon. Guests this weekend from MD & FL were so thrilled to be in OR… amazed it did not rain once while they were here for a conference in Portland…. they took a day to travel the Columbia Gorge, with stops to visit the falls… and all the way to Mt. Hood. The next day they motored to the coast ( a bit busy there due to spring break), then drove to wine country for a grand finale to their trip. This morning a very early healthy breakfast sent them on their journey to the airport for long flight home. Only the BEST guests stay at B & Bs !!!
Wrapping up a 3 day weekend of wine, food, crafts and entertainment at the 17 th annual McMinnville Wine & food Classic “SIP”. this not-to-be missed event is held at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. One can explore the variety of culinary offerings as well as observe top local chefs as they demonstrate their skills… samples for all. Musical offerings include strains from a peaceful baby grand pianist as well as jumping small bands & vocalists.
Of course, wine tasting from over 60 Oregon wineries…. samples & glasses being poured by their own vintners. Featured ..special pricing on multiple bottle purchases.
Designated driver program participants are encouraged with free mugs with soda refills. Drink responsibly. Shuttle services to complimentary parking.
The very best part is that we innkeepers get to attend a highly rated wine event so close to home…a time to join our guests!
The Lobenhaus had a very special visitor the other day – a handsome American Bald Eagle! Wish I could share a photo… but he gave me the eagle eye & soared away. Mr. Eagle was flying from tree to tree watching the rainbow trout in our pond. Absolutely beautiful in flight! Here is a partial list of winged friends you may sight (seasonal & transient)) around our grounds of natural habitat woods, creek & vineyards: Downy woodpeckers, Steller & scrub Jays, White crowned sparrows, American Robins, Black-capped Chickadees, Rufous Towhees, House Wrens, Viotent-green & Barn Swallows, Northern (Bullocks’s) Orioles, Belted Kingfishers, Killdeer, Common flicker, Red-winged Blackbirds, Anna’s & Rufous Hummingbirds, Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, Mourning Doves,Western Bluebirds, Evening Grosbeaks… by the water: Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Turkey Vultures, American Kestrel, Mallards, Buffle Heads & Wood Ducks.. at night, various owls may serenade… they keep out of sight & are not identified. We welcome your visit, a day or two, or just an afternoon - bring binoculars, picnic & Oregon Pinot Noir!