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UFO Festival, McMinnville, Oregon Lodging Available

The 12th Annual UFO Festival lands in McMinnville, Oregon on May 13 and 14.  This is an opportunity for “believers, skeptics and experts” to come together to discuss the ever-fascinating topic of UFOs.  The R. R. Thompson House Bed and Breakfast in nearby Carlton still has availability for the weekend.  The inn is located just 10 to 15 minutes from McMinnville.  The UFO Festival is sponsored by McMenamins.

Yamhill Valley Farm Fest Plowing Competition

Draft Horses Compete at Plowing
Draft Horses Compete at Farm Fest
Some 18 to 20 teams of draft horses recently displayed their strength and beauty at an old fashioned plowing competition at Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville, Oregon.  The annual spring event
was an opportunity for city and town folks to experience farming as it was in the days before mechanized farming. Visitors  could also witness horseshoeing, blacksmith and sawmill demonstrations. 
A follow-up event — Harvest Fest — will be held August 13-14 where you can witness old-time farming with vintage tractors, draft horses and mules harvesting crops.  For a glimpse of country life, Harvest Fest  is an event not to be missed.

Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting

The Yamhill-Carlton AVA will be hosting its Spring Tasting on Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..  The location is Anne Amie Vineyards, near Carlton, Oregon, in the picturesque Willamette Valley.  You are invited to stop by and visit with over 20 Yamhill-Carlton AVA paraticipating wineries and several area restaurants.  More information is available at http://www.yamhillcarlton.org/.  While attending this event, plan your stay at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, a romantic bed and breakfast in an historic home, renovated with today’s modern amenities.

Sip! 2011, Oregon's Wine Classic – Lodging Available

Sip! 2011, McMinnville, Oregon’s Wine and Food Classic, descends on the Evergreen Space Museum on March 11 for a three-day run.  This will be the 18th annual year for the classic and features wine tasting from some of Oregon’s premier wineries, amazing cuisine, guest chef demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts.   
Among the scores of wineries participating will be Stoller Vineyards, Troon Vineyards, Zenas Wines and Kramer Vineyards.  Artists skilled in jewelry making, pottery, photography and water color painting will greet visitors and present their work.  Fine food purveyors including The Brigittine Monks, Evergreen’s Cosmo Cafe and Willamette Valley Cheese will be on hand to share their offerings.
While attending Sip! make yourself at home at the R. R. Thompson House, a romantic bed and breakfast in nearby Carlton, Oregon.  Call us at 503-852-6236 to reserve one of our gorgeous, spacious suites or cozy rooms, each with private bath and whirlpool tub.   A full, gourmet breakfast is served each morning.  We look forward to hosting you for Sip! 2011.

Willamette Valley Oregon for Valentine's Day Weekend

What could be better than a glass of Pinot Noir wine coupled with Pinot Noir brownies!  Monks Gate Vineyard near Carlton, Oregon tempts with this offering Valentine’s Day weekend.  Linda bakes these irresistible treats herself and will offer them to visitors of the vineyard/tasting room on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13.   (Tasting fee applies).

Monks Gate is one of dozens of wineries in the Valley planning special events during Valentine’s Day weekend.    The theme at Coelho Winery in Amity will be “The Perfect Aphrodisiac,” with the staff offering a selection of wines paired with “sweet and savory aphrodisiacs.”  On Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m., Vintage Voices, a jazz ensemble, will perform classic love songs in the tasting room.  (Reservations requested, charity donation to YCAP.)

Get ready for a fun and eventful weekend in the Willamette Valley this Valentine’s Day weekend.  We invite you to make the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton your home base during a weekend of exploration.

Willamette Valley Lodging for Valentine's Weekend

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Willamette Valley and experience the quiet beauty of Oregon’s premier wine region in winter.  Tasting rooms and wineries are aimed at bringing out the cupid in you with special events which are hard to resist.  And while exploring the picturesque countryside and little towns in the valley, we invite you to make the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton your home base for enjoying this fine wine region.   You will be just a short walk or quick drive from dozens of wineries, many offering special events during Valentine’s Day weekend.  “Fine Wine and Lasting Love” is the theme at Raptor Ridge Winery, Newberg, where the staff is waiting to show off their new winery and tasting room.  At Cana’s Feast, partake in a  “wine country-style” Valentine’s dinner on February 12.  Chef Lisa works magic in the kitchen where she mixes skill and heart for fantastic culinary offerings.  Check out the Willamette Wines website for more special events.  The R. R.  Thompson House offers romantic suites and heart-warming rooms for your enjoyment.

Art Harvest Studio Tour Lodging Available

The second weekend of the Art Harvest Studio Tour will be October 8, 9 and 10 in Oregon’s picturesque Yamhill County.   We have lodging available at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, conveniently located within a short to medium drive to artists’ studios.   (We are located right in town and within walking distance to two dozen wine tasting rooms!)

Choose from a spacious suite or snuggle in a cozy room, and enjoy a hearty Oregon breakfast in the morning.

Tour admission is by a collectible button for $7, available at the first studio you visit.  Children and teens 18 and younger are free.  Visit the website www.artharveststudiotour.org  for more information.

We look forward to meeting you during the art studio tour.

Art Harvest Studio Tour in Yamhill County

This weekend marks the start of the October Art Harvest Studio Tour in Yamhill County.  The event continues 11 until 6 p.m. today, tomorrow (October 3) and next weekend, October 8 – 10.  You are invited to visit the studios of 40 Yamhill County artists who work in many mediums.  Some of the artists on the tour are:  Marilyn Affolter, photographer; Terry Peasley, watercolor; Kathleen Buck, acrylic and watercolor; and Marilyn Higginson, oil landscapes and other media.  Come enjoy the art of Yamhill!

Labor Day Lodging in Northern Willamette Valley

Looking for a great escape Labor Day Weekend?  We have one gorgeous suite still available for the holiday weekend.  The R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon is located in town, so you can walk to our many wine tasting rooms and restaurants.    Carlton is located in the Willamette Valley, the heart of Wine Country in Oregon, nationally and internationally known for its Pinot Noir.  Carlton is just an hour drive from Portland and a bit over an hour to the majestic Oregon Coast.

Downtown Carlton, Oregon Lodging

The R. R. Thompson House is located in the town of Carlton, Oregon,  just a couple blocks away from two dozen wine tasting rooms and restaurants.  The inn is ideally located for a relaxing weekend in the premier wine making region of  the Willamette Valley.  And the city of Portland with its many great restaurants, museums and shopping districts is an hour away.  Traveling west, the spectacular Oregon Coast a bit over an hour away, making the Thompson House the perfect place to stay for your get-away.