R.R. Thompson House B&B

Oregon Wine Country

The Red Chair Travels to Carlton

Raspberries, a crackling fire and Taylor Swift’s lipstick share a striking attribute with the iconic traveling chair:  the color Red.  The Red Chair continued its cross country adventure at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon with a low-key transfer ceremony in mid-April.

Red’s adventure is one few of us will duplicate.  Starting on Cape Cod, moving throughout New England, to Mississippi, westward to California, and now Oregon, Red is welcomed by innkeepers and enjoyed by guests all along the way.  It’s part of the Red Chair Travels program. Can you think of a more unusual conversation starter?

What did Red experience in and around Carlton?  Visiting a vineyard was a must, Carlton being located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.  Our quaint little town, just an hour from  Portland, has over two dozen wine tasting rooms.  Red also learned about the history of Carlton, known in decades past as a timber and tanning town.

Red visits a vineyard near Carlton

Red visits a vineyard near Carlton


Another day, Red marveled at the Boeing 747 perched atop the Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark building.  And Red explored the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museums, viewing the Spruce Goose, a Curtiss flying machine, a lunar rover and many more planes and rockets.

Curtiss Flying Machine

Red Ready for Takeoff in a Vintage Curtiss Flying Machine

Moving from science to pastoral life, Red witnessed adorable lambs on a sheep farm east of Carlton.  Red attracted a lot of attention from the lambs who, like Red, were busy exploring their world.  Yes, Red Chair Travels offered opportunities for Red to see a slice of life in Yamhill County.  When home at the inn, Red spent time resting  under the wisteria-covered arbor.

Follow Red’s continuing odyssey at http://www.redchairtravels.com/













Carlton Oregon Bed and Breakfast Reviews

Here’s what two couples who recently stayed at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon shared in our in-room guest books:

“A lovely home and a gorgeous room.  We felt very regal in the lovely master suite.  Your dinner recommendation to Cuvee was great.  We had a wonderful dinner after a day of wineries.  The weather cooperated and our breakfast companions were delightful.  A very pleasant experience.  Thank you!”  Vickie and Rich, Iowa (Stayed in the Rose Suite)

“We had the greatest time in Carlton exploring wineries.  Your hospitatlity surpasses ours in Texas.  Y’all really know how to make us feel at home.  Thank you!”  Susan and Sean, Texas

The R. R. Thompson House is located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, just an hour from Portland.  Come and enjoy Carlton, “A Great Little Town.”  Leave your car and walk to all of the town’s wineries!


The Rose Suite

The Rose Suite

Valentine's Day Accommodations w/ Free Bottle of Wine

There’s still time to make plans for the weekend and Valentine’s Day.  Treat your sweetheart to a romantic getaway at the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon and receive a free bottle of local wine when you mention this blog or Facebook post!  Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, the inn is within walking distance of over two dozen wine tasting rooms, serving some of the finest Pinot Noir in the country.  Call or book on line to receive this offer.

Glorious Roses

Roses are Red, Pink and Yellow

Oregon Wine Country Lodging for Fourth of July

Welcome to Carlton in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the heart of Wine Country in the state.  We have lodging available for the 4th of July weekend.  Please give us a call and choose from a magnificent suite or cozy room.  We’ll give you a $25 discount for gas with a two-night stay (mention our blog post).

Carlton Oregon Bed and Breakfast Reviews

R. R. Thompson House, Carlton, Oregon

R. R. T. Bed and Breakfast, Carlton, Oregon

Searching for a  beautiful, comfortable bed and breakfast for your trip to Oregon Wine Country?  Located in the ‘great little town’ of Carlton, we are within walking distance of two dozen plus wine tasting rooms, as well as restaurants and shops.  One guest posted this review on tripadvisor.com after a recent visit:

“This place is a wonderful choice.  The location is great:  walking distance to everything and still on a quiet street for sweet dreams after your wine tasting (in a king, extra comfortable bed)!  The house has a cozy style and the owners are simply lovely!  We stayed in the Lavender Suite and it is impressive by its beauty and space.  The jacuzzi in our bedroom was absolutely relaxing…

“At breakfast, the owner cooked a delicious birthday cake for my boyfriend (and even packed it for our trip).  I was speechless!!!  Definitely recommend it to everybody.  There you can feel at home with friends, not in an impersonal place.  Loved it!!!!”

We invite you to experience genuine hospitality in Carlton!

Carlton Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, Carlton is nestled in the northern Willamette Valley,  with over two dozen tasting rooms situated within an area of a few blocks.   Our Carlton bed and breakfast is within easy walking distance of all the tasting rooms.   We hope you will choose our inn when you come to explore and enjoy the wine tasting, wineries and vineyards which thrive in the valley.    Accommodations still available for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Oregon Wine Country Memorial Day Weekend

Oregon Wine

Oregon Wine

Memorial Day Weekend in Oregon Wine Country is one of the major events that is looked forward to each year by winemakers and visitors alike.  In the Willamette Valley, more than 140 wineries will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this special weekend.  Many of these wineries are not open at other times during the year.  Some wineries will have live music.  Memorial weekend provides a great opportunity to meet winemakers and owners personally.  Plan your stay at our bed and breakfast in Carlton, where over two dozen tasting rooms are within walking distance of our inn.