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C. H. Bailey House
Ranked #1 of 7 Roseburg B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

Heart warming charm, quiet beauty, rich history, sinful comforts, panoramic views, service second to none and.......wine! Any couple can rekindle their relationship here. And this is coming from a guy! Third visit in less than a year. And it has been more than "meaningful" every time! Trust me fellow male species....luck has nothing to do with it here! The smile and heart are definitely bigger on the way out than they were on the way in!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

The CH Bailey HOuse Bed and Breakfast is situated in the idyllic, peaceful, rolling farmlands of Oregon, about 10 miles from Roseburg off the I-5. It is far removed from Roseburg yet still close enough if guests wish to drive in to the city for an evening meal.

The old house has been perfectly restored with every attention to craftsman detail. It is tasteful, comfortable and cozy without being overly done. The grounds are extensive with surrounding yard, lawns and garden expertly manicured. There are swatches of farmland that welcome a wander. Plenty of space for privacy and respite from the hum of city life and fast pace of I-5. The countryside and wide open spaces offer respite and a special ambiance seldom captured on a fast trip through Oregon.

The main salon is furnished with comfortable sofas and chairs, large enough to suit the number of guests and is complete with fireplace. The breakfast room is also located next to the main salon with large windows and subtle, tastefuly decor fitting the age and architecture of the house.

Four bedrooms, each with ensuite bath are located on the second floor. All are priced the same and each equally lovely and cared for with comfy furnishings that make a welcoming atmosphere at the end of a long day. Baths are clean, white,and bright . Fluffy towels and soft bed linens are no surprise in this well-tended BandB. Two rooms have private porches that face the surrounding farmlands.

The young owner couple deserve kudos for their hard work and taste, the special kind of care they have put into their home is evident everywhere and exceptional (especially for price). Their welcome offers just the right balance of friendliness+service yet allows guests quiet and privacy.

Sherry and her husband are "foodies" as evidenced by Sherry's carefully prepared breakfast. Ours included fresh farm raised poached eggs on toated ciabatta with prosciutto, topped with Sherry's garden raised tomatoes and a sprig of basil accompanied by a muffin, juice and coffee or tea.

A lovely extra is extended to guests... complimentary white and red wines from the region (as well as soft drinks) Sherry's introduction to local wines tempt guests to visit regional caves (especially as the Oregon wine business grows and increasingly improves its offerings (the pinot gris was exceptional while the red nothing special).

There is only one small blemish for us coffee lovers from Seattle. Soon we imagine Sherry will offer a superb cup of java or expresso, but it is the ONLY thing missing in an otherwise remarkable home.

This Band B should not be missed. Soon it will be "discovered" and returning guests will surely make it difficult to capture reservations in one of the 4 available rooms.

Dogs are accepted and it is a haven for 4 legged critters as well.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

The old farmhouse is indeed a charmer, as are the grounds with several areas to relax and take in the scenery. I won't try to repeat what everyone else has said about the decor, the complimentary wine and the wonderful front porch because they are very nicely appointed. I slept wonderfully, everything was clean and neat and new, etc.

But what surprised me about this B&B was the cold reception we received from the proprietors. Aside from a five-minute introduction and being shown to our rooms, they were difficult to locate and made no effort to make us feel welcome. We would have loved to hear the history of the farm and house, to meet the dogs, to peek at the vintage car in the barn, or at least to admire the large kitchen garden. But no, our contact was limited to 'Hello, here are your rooms' followed the next morning by stiff service at breakfast and immediate presentation of the bill.

As for breakfast, it was very nice except for the coffee, which was terrible. "If this is tea, bring me coffee, if this is coffee, bring me tea", we quoted to each other.

The refrigerator of complimentary wine, soft drinks, and water ran out while we were there - nobody checked its levels and I was not able to find our hosts to get assistance.

I would not stay here again because I didn't feel welcome. I actually wondered if we had somehow insulted them!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank mzskunk
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

CHB House is a wonderfully updated, historic home. It has traditional charm with updated amenities. The hostess was very gracious, and made us a very nice breakfast. While we did not take advantage of all its offerings, it was truly a rare treat in an area with few. The complimentary wines, water, sweets were added treats.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank CABozeman
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

I've stayed in lots of B&Bs and this one may just top the list. It is quietly elegant, furnished with lovely antiques, but without any fussiness. The beds were extremely comfortable; the breakfast delicious and made with local, if not homegrown, ingredients. We enjoyed ours outside on a lovely patio surrounded by a lush cottage garden. Some of the rooms enjoy what seem to be former sleeping porches that have been converted into spacious sitting areas with views to the north, west and east. What a way to greet the dawn or bid farewell to the sun!
As we did not stay in one of those rooms, we enjoyed the sitting areas in the living room and on the front porch. Very, very lovely!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

Making resevation by phone was quick, easy and informative. Sherry was very polite and helpful. Printed the map from their website and drove right to it. Beautiful countryside setting nestled amid rolling green hills, and the house is an immaculately redone old 2-story farmhouse with large sitting area on front porch. Old feel, but new hardware in bathrooms and satellite tv. Complimentary beer and white wine, and self serve coffee at 7 a.m.. Sherry made an outstanding breakfast and was a perfect hostess. We sat and read their marvelous coffee table books in the comfortable living room after breakfast. This is my favorite B&B now.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dewbil
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

My husband and I drove from Requa, CA (Redwood National Park) to Crater Lake for the day and headed back west to stop overnight in Roseburg, OR on our way up to Portland. The farm house is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are charming, very tastefully decorated. We were offered a choice of 2 rooms and chose the Blue, which has a great little sitting area with 2 walls of windows over looking pastures.
The host are generous with a choice of red & white wine available for you. In the morning they prepare a small tray of coffee & a snack to keep you until breakfast is ready.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank dmh3
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Additional Information about C. H. Bailey House

Address: 121 Melton Rd, Roseburg, OR 97470-8443
Region: United States > Oregon > Roseburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Roseburg
Price Range: £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a "green" country lodging. You will enjoy a lovely, private bungalow - a home away from home - along with complimentary local wine and beer and a welcome basket which includes breakfast. We get a majority of our electricity from the sun, we recycle, compost, use earth-friendly cleaning products, use shampoo/condition dispensers in the showers, use local and organic products when possible and garden sustainably. We have twin bocce courts, an 8-hole disc golf course, horseshoe pits and a hot tub to finish off the day. ... more   less 

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