R.R. Thompson House B&B

Carlton Oregon Lodging

Celebrate Spring at the Amity Daffodil Festival

Amity Daffodil Festival

Visit a Local Farm During the Amity Daffodil Festival

Celebrate Spring at the 21st annual Amity Daffodil Festival this weekend.

Now in its 21st year, the Amity Daffodil Festival at the Amity Elementary School (300 Rice Lane) runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.  A daffodil show with a huge variety of daffodils, sponsored by the Oregon Daffodil Society, is a highlight of the event.  Public viewing of the displays starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

The festival also offers “… An art show, commemorative postal cancellation, dinner, gardening expert presentations, kids’ activities, plant sale, self-guided tour to a local daffodil farm in bloom, vineyards, alpaca farm and other local attractions, self-guided historic walk of Amity and volkswalks.” (newsregister.com)

The poet Wordsworth paid tribute to the daffodil:

“They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”

The R. R. Thompson House Bed and Breakfast in Carlton has availability during Amity Daffodil Festival weekend.  Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Willamette Valley, where  flowering trees in pink and white compete with the brightly colored flowers for your attention!



Wish You Were Here! Save 15%

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Wish You Were Here!  Save 15%

If you can only stay one night, this special is made for you.   Stay one night at the Inn and receive a discount of 15% when you mention our blog post at check out.

Wish You Were Here Includes:

  • One-night stay at the Inn
  • R. R. Thompson House’s Signature Breakfast
  • Complimentary tasting cards for 2 wineries.

Or Stay Two Nights, Receive Second Night for 50% off.

This special Includes:

  • Two-night stay at the Inn
  • RRT House’s Signature Breakfast
  • Complimentary tasting cards for 2 wineries

For reservations made 2/27/15 or later.  Both specials valid through March 31, 2015

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Happy Mother's Day from the R. R. Thompson House B & B

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Happy Mother’s Day!

In tribute to mothers everywhere, some of our favorite quotes about Mom:

The mother is everything – she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. Kahlil Gibran

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Honore de Balzac

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. Washington Irving

When I was a child, my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Picasso

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind. Albert Einstein

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. Erma Brombeck

Honeymoon Accommodations, Willamette Valley of Oregon

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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!

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.

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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.




Yamhill Lavender Festival July 9 – 10 Lodging Available

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Yamhill Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show is scheduled for next weekend, Saturday, July 9th and Sunday, July 10th.  The R. R. Thompson House in Carlton still has lodging available, and we are just a three miles from Yamhill.  The festival will include music, with Lisa Mann and Jeff Knudson, the Sonny Hess Band and the Rae Gordon Band among those performing.  Purchase fresh-cut bouquets, lavender plants or participate in a crafting class.    Enjoy the juried work of artists and crafters created in the lavender fields during the Plein Air Paint Out.  The event will be held at Beulah Park in the quaint town of Yamhill.  Food and refreshments will be available. There is no admission charge.



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 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.