Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Birding & Blues

We invite you to attend this years Birding and Blues Festival. Held April 3, 4 and 5, this years version is later than in the past. This will give you a greater chance at seeing more birds. The songbirds weren't around all the t much in February, when the festival was held before.

The days are filled with lectures, field trips and boat tours. The music will also be fantastic with headliners, Ty Curtis Band playing Friday night and Lloyd Jones Quartet on Saturday. Live Slide Guitar by Rob Richter at the Delicate Palate Bistro Friday and Twist wine on Saturday.

Part of our sponsorship of this event, we are hosting one of the speakers here at The Craftsman B&B. So come on down and join us, for birding, for blues or both. We are within walking distance to the events. Park your car and enjoy the sounds of nature and the blues.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Grant is back!

Long time outdoor reporter Grant McOmie is back. If you ever lived in Oregon, you would recognize his unique voice. Well now you can hear and see him on KGW as he starts doing outdoor reports on Fridays.

Today, Grant reported on fishing the Nestucca River. That runs right through the center of Pacific City on it's journey to the Pacific Ocean. Check out his video by clicking here. He is catching a Steel head for the Cedar Creek Hatchery.

Grant is also writing for Travel Oregon, you can read his stories here.

So if you want to catch a big fish like Winter Steel head, stay with us at The Craftsman B&B, we can set you up with a guide or save a spot for your drift boat.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Green Lodging News

I wanted to let everyone know, the word is out. We are GREEN! We have always believed in saving the planet and making as small of an impact as we could. Green is in, so we decided instead of quietly being green, we would promote our green practices.

Green Lodging News even did a story about us, click here to read it.

We have partnered with Carbonfund.org and are also part if the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild's Green Inspection Program.  Another Green Lodging site is istaygreen.org where we rate 3 leafs.

We created a page on our newly redesigned website stating our Green Philosophy.

In an effort for our already green inspired guests, we offer discounts for green practices they already use:
10% of a 2 night stay if they arrive on 2 wheels, arrive via Public Transportation or arrive in Hybrid or Bio-fuel car.

So we welcome you to experience Pacific City and the beautiful Oregon Coast in style, grace and comfort.