R.R. Thompson House B&B

Willamette Valley

Honeymoon Accommodations, Willamette Valley of Oregon

Bridal Bouquet

The regal and romantic Rose Suite at the R. R. Thompson House is perfect for honeymoon couples. The spacious suite features beautiful, carved furnishings and colors of rose, green and gold. A king-size bed with a luxurious pillow-top mattress, sitting area with chaise lounge, and large table and chairs are additional features of the suite. Find the music you love on one of 50 music channels on the HDTV!

The luxurious, marble and granite private bath has a jetted tub, separate shower with glass door and European-style bidet. Premium bath products and spa robes provided for a pampered retreat. Also ideal for couples celebrating an anniversary or birthday. Check out our website for photos of the suite!

Amity, Oregon Daffodil Festival

Amity Daffodil Festival

Daffodils in Amity

The 19th annual Amity Daffodil Festival, held March 23 and 24 in Amity, Oregon, featured an amazing variety of these favorite early spring blooms.  The daffodil show was held at the Elementary School on Rice Lane and included judging.  In addition, an art show, volkswalks on Sunday, food, driving tours and a nursery products sale were all part of the two-day event.  It is still time to enjoy daffodils in the north Willamette Valley.  Drive around the countryside and you will see plenty of blooms and spectacular flowering trees.















Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County

One of the pleasures of fall in the North Willamette Valley is the annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County.  The tour dates for 2011 are October 7, 8 and 9 and October 14, 15 and 16 from 10 to 5 p.m. The scheduling of two weekends for the tour allows art enthusiasts ample time to visit numerous artists’ studios and to move from one studio to the next at a relaxed pace.

The tour is self-guided and so you can pick and choose the artists you wish to visit. It is a rare opportunity to see where artists create their art work and talk about the creative process.

The R. R. Thompson House B & B is located in Carlton, which is a convenient location to visit the studios throughout the county.  We still have availability for both weekends.

A few of the artists participating this year are Marilyn Affolter, photographer; Gene Davis, photographer; Doug Roy, papercarving and drawing; and Terry Peasley, water color painting.  Cost of the tour is $7 for all six days.  A tour admission button can be purchased at any of the participating studios.




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).

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.

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.

Willamette Valley Wine Country Lodging July 4th Weekend

Wine lovers, travellers and tourists with plans to visit the Willamette Valley Wine Country in Oregon during the 4th of July holiday will find lodging available at our exquisite bed and breakfast.  Located in charming Carlton — known by the slogan ‘A Great Little Town’ –we are in the heart of wine country with over two dozen tasting rooms within a 5-minute walk from our inn.  So plan a relaxing holiday in northwest Oregon and make our B & B your home base.

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon – Lodging Available

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will be held in the Willamette Valley on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 5.  The race begins at Stoller Vineyards and Winery just north of Dayton and continues through picturesque valleys and farmland to the finish line in Carlton.   About 2,000 runners are expected for the event. 

Race competitors, friends and local residents will enjoy a Wine and Music Festival at the conclusion of the race.   Our bed and breakfast in Carlton is in a perfect location to serve as your home base while visiting the Willamette Valley.   You may want to extend your stay to visit the many tasting rooms and wineries in the valley, known as one of the finest producers of Pinot Noir in the world.

Willamette Valley Oregon Birding

Bird on post by Oregon State University Archives

Bird and nature lovers will find one of the region’s premier birding spots at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Yamhill County.  The refuge includes “some of the best remaining examples of native upland prairie,” according to the Willamette Valley Bird Trail guide.  In addition to Baskett Slough, Fort Yamhill offers birding opportunities as well as a look back into life in the 1850s and 1860s.

More birding adventures await at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, where paths have been created for birdwatchers through an oak savannah and oak-fir forest.

When exploring the Willamette Valley’s natural beauty, plan your stay at our Carlton bed and breakfast.  It is the perfect home base for your birding adventures.

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.