WinterGreen Vacations Southern Oregon

From WinterGreen Vacations, and WildSpring Guest Habitat

Note: the Peerless Hotel in Ashland is also participating in this promotion.

From the Sierras to the Smokies, from “sea to shining sea” and all the wild places in between, America’s wilderness is an indelible part of our national heritage and an important legacy to pass on to our children.

Pristine, undeveloped wilderness is important – not only in its own right, but for the clean air and water, recreation, and wildlife habitat it provides all of us.

But these wild places are constantly under pressure and need protection in order to thrive.

And now there is a new program that makes it easy for winter travelers to support those remaining wilderness areas – WinterGreen Vacations.

The idea is simple. Stay at WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford, Oregon) from January through March, 2010, and they will donate 2% of your lodging of two-day stays or longer to The Wilderness Society.

The beta-test of the program is starting with a select group of 17 small, eco-friendly and independently owned inns and B&Bs in 11 states across the country.  The goal is be national in 2011, with hopefully thousands of such eco-sensitive lodging facilities participating.

WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small, eco-friendly resort overlooking the ocean in the southern Oregon coast, offering luxurious accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment. Eco-conscious since their initial planning stages, they are as proud of the fact they have a zero carbon footprint through offsets, as they are of the fact they’ve been recommended twice in the New York Times this past year. They are also a Select Registry Inn, which represents only 400 quality assured, inspected  inns and B&Bs in North America.)

“We are all committed to protecting these wild, beautiful areas of our country,” said Michelle Duarte, owner of WildSpring Guest Habitat, who developed this program. “And we are honored to work with The Wilderness Society in what we hope will become a major annual program generating strong financial support for their outstanding work.”

Founded in 1935, The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. From writing and passing the landmark Wilderness Act to winning lasting protection for more than 109 million acres of permanent wilderness across the country to date, The Wilderness Society is America’s premier public lands conservation organization.  TWS and its 500,000 members and supporters are dedicated to protecting America’s wilderness and to developing a nationwide network of these iconic wild lands through public education, scientific analysis and advocacy.

“The Wilderness Society is always looking for innovative opportunities to increase public awareness and generate support for America’s wild places,” said Sally Adams, Vice-President of Communications and Marketing, The Wilderness Society. “We’re very excited about working with WinterGreen Vacations to pilot what could become an important program to help people not only enjoy this country’s beautiful wilderness areas, but to support them in a direct way.”

“We’re in the middle of the south Oregon coast, a wild, naturally beautiful area, including the beautiful Kalmiopsis Wilderness, a spectacular place that’s very popular with visitors, even in the winter, says Michelle. “We are excited by a chance to support this American treasure through WinterGreen.”

WildSpring Guest Habitat: www.wildspring.com

The Wilderness Society: www.wilderness.org
For more information about WildSpring Guest Habitat please contact:

Michelle Duarte, owner, michelle@wildspring.com, 541.332.0977

For more information about WinterGreen or The Wilderness Society, please contact:

Michelle Duarte, WildSpring Guest Habitat/Creator of the WinterGreen Program
541.332.0977 or michelle@wildspring.com or http://www.wildspring.com/wintergreen.html

Sally Adams, Vice-President, Communications and Marketing/The Wilderness Society, 202.429-2616 or sally_adams@tws.org

List of all participating inns:

Arkansas

Arsenic and Old Lace B&B
Eureka Springs’ Premier B&B experience.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Contact: Doug Breitling
800.243.5223
http://www.eurekaspringsromancebb.com/
arsenicoldlacebb@gmail.com

California

McCaffrey House Bed and Breakfast Inn
Pure elegance in a wilderness setting.
Twain Harte, CA 95383
Stephanie McCaffrey
209.586.0757
http://www.mccaffreyhouse.com/
innkeeper@mccaffreyhouse.com

Georgia

Beechwood Inn
Georgia’s premier wine country inn
Clayton, GA 30525
David Darugh
706.782.5485
http://www.beechwoodinn.ws/
ddarugh@windstream.net

Illinois

Harvey House Bed and Breakfast
Where luxury meets location
Oak Park, IL 60302
Beth Harvey
708.848.6810
http://www.harveyhousebb.com
harveyhousebb@gmail.com

Massachusets

Old Harbor Inn
Every day you get our best.
Chatham, MA 02633
Ray Braz
800.942.4434
http://www.chathamoldharborinn.com/
info@chathamoldharborinn.com

New York

Asa Ransom House
http://www.asaransom.com/
An intimate village inn.
Clarence, NY 14031
Bob Lenz
716.759.2315
RWLenz@aol.com

Genesee Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
http://www.geneseecountryinn.com/
A Short Drive…A World Away!
Mumford, NY  14511
Deborah and Richard Stankevich
585.538.2500
deborah@gcinn.com

Ohio

Glenlaurel
A Scottish Country Inn
Rockbridge, OH 43149-9736
Kelley Leonard
740.385.2951 x310
http://www.glenlaurel.com/
kleonard@glenlaurel.com

Whispering Pines Bed & Breakfast
Upscale accommodations. Down-home hospitality.
Dellroy, OH 44620
Linda Horn
866.4LAKEVU (866.452.5388)
http://www.atwoodlake.com/
whisperingpines@atwoodlake.com

Oregon

Arch Cape Inn & Retreat
Lose yourself beside the ocean.
Cannon Beach, OR    97102
Cynthia Malkowski
800.436.2848
http://www.archcapeinn.com/
westhighlandproperties@yahoo.com

Heron Haus Bed & Breakfast
In the hills overlooking Portland.
Portland, OR 97210
Pam and Carl Walker
503.274.1846
http://www.heronhaus.com/
pam@heronhaus.com

Old Parkdale Inn Bed & Breakfast
At the foot of Mt. Hood.
Parkdale, OR 97401
Mary Pelligrini
541.352.5551
http://www.hoodriverlodging.com/info.html
parkdale@hoodriverlodging.com

Peerless Hotel & Restaurant
Ashland’s Peerless Experience.
Ashland, OR 97520
Michael Biggs, Hotelkeeper
541.488.1082
http://www.peerlesshotel.com/
innkeeper@peerlesshotel.com

WildSpring Guest Habitat
For body and soul
Port Orford, OR  97465
Michelle Duarte
541.332.0977
http://www.wildspring.com/
michelle@wildspring.com

Pennsylvania

The Beechmont Inn B&B,
Where history and hospitality come together.
Hanover, PA 17331
Kathryn & Thomas White
800.553.7009
717.632.3013
http://www.thebeechmont.com/
innkeeper521@embarqmail.com

Virginia

Inn at Riverbend
Almost heaven.
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Linda Hayes
540.921.5211
http://www.innatriverbend.com/
stay@innatriverbend.com

Washington

The Shelburne Country Inn
A true American classic.
Seaview, WA 98644
David Campiche
360.642.2442
http://www.theshelburneinn.com/
campiche@centurytel.net

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