About This Listing
Lovely en suite room in organic B&B. USA-made products & locally-made furniture. High-end queen mattress, made in Oregon from natural latex with organic pillowtop. Heated cork flooring, tiled 2-person shower and private patio framed by fruit trees.
Velo provides a unique experience for guests by combining the hospitality of a bed and breakfast with privacy more akin to a hotel.
Both rooms have spacious and modern bathrooms, and all guest spaces are separate from the hosts' living areas.
Velo features gourmet vegetarian/vegan breakfasts served by the founder and former owner of Eugene's popular Morning Glory Cafe. Breakfasts are always organic, and we offer gluten-free items for those with gluten sensitivities.
Fresh-made organic sweets are set out each evening for all to enjoy. We are always happy to cater to your dietary needs or preferences; just let us know in advance of your stay.
Limited wi-fi is available in both guest rooms, and an environmentally-friendly passive cooling system means its comfortably cool in the warmer months. Heated cork floors are delightfully warm in the cooler months.
This listing is for our Tandem room, which features a very large tiled two-person shower with tandem shower heads and a private patio with 2 chaise lounge and a cafe table.
Bath amenities include locally-made and cruelty-free/vegan bath products such as Pacifica, Sappo Hill and Sacred Earth Botanicals.
The room also features a "sleep sound" machine with soothing ocean, babbling brook, wind, rain and cricket settings.
Guests staying at Velo enjoy their own separate entrance, a large separate living/dining room area and a guest-only patio. Friends or family renting both rooms enjoy the luxury of having the whole bed and breakfast to themselves!
Interaction with Guests
Your hosts live next door to the bed and breakfast and are available most times for questions and assistance. Guests should expect to see their hosts from time to time in the guest common area working to provide the cleanest possible accommodations and the best possible service. We are always happy to help with dining, recreational and sightseeing recommendations, but our default hosting style is to give our guests as much privacy as possible.
Velo Bed and Breakfast is located on lovely wooded acreage just 4 miles away from Eugene shopping and dining, 6 miles from downtown Eugene, 7 miles from the University of Oregon and 15 miles or less from 11 fantastic South Willamette wineries and tasting rooms, including King Estate.
Velo is an ideal place to stay for cyclists; the riding in the area is superb.
In addition, English Cycles, one of Oregon's premier and award-winning handmade bike builders, is located on site. Tools, advice and support are available to our cycling guests. Just ask!
Velo also offers a 10% discount to anyone arriving by bicycle.
Other Things to Note
Velo sits on over 5 acres of sloped forestland, and features short trails throughout the property for onsite birding, hiking or running.
A friendly cow, a couple of chickens and a duck, a couple of cats a guinea pig and a small dog reside on the premises. However, B&B indoor guest areas are always 100% pet-free.
This is one of two beautiful rooms on the premises; please see "Green Accommodations at Velo B and B" for our other available room.
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Velo Bed and Breakfast Policies:
There is a refrigerator for guests to use, however, we are a vegetarian establishment and as such ask guests to bring only vegetarian food inside the premises.
Velo is a shoe-free space in an effort to keep the premises as clean as possible for guests at all times. The cork floor is very comfortable for bare feet, however some may prefer to bring their own slippers.
No burning of any kind for any reason is allowed inside the premises. Velo provides many LED flameless candles for guests' use in their room.
While the B and B is segregated from the main part of the house, guests should expect to see their hosts from time to time in the guest common area working to provide the cleanest possible accommodations and the best possible service.
Verizon is currently the only provider in this area for high-speed internet service, which means we have limited data access, just as one would have for a smartphone, for example.
Each room is allotted access to 250 mbs of data per day, plenty for guests to check email and surf the web. However, streaming of video or audio (ie hulu, youtube, Pandora, (website hidden), etc) will likely exceed this allotment. Once guests have exceeded their allotment, our system will terminate internet access to that room and will not reactivate it until next day’s check-in time. Guests may want to suspend their devices’ automatic download settings during their stay so as not to inadvertently use up their data allotment.
For entertainment, guests are welcome to watch movies from our dvd collection, and for those who do not have laptops with them, we have dvd players available for guests’ use as well. Just ask!
Well-behaved children ages 10 and over are welcome!
Guests may not sleep overnight on the guest common room couch.
My wife and I stayed with Misha and Rob as I was running the Eugene Marathon. The room was spotless, comfortable, and quiet. I immediately went into relaxation mode the minute I arrived, and preceded to sit on the porch and pretty much just stare at the trees for 30-45 minutes (very strange for me, as I am one of those idiots always glued to his phone).
The food was outstanding. We are not vegan, and dairy / meat are large portions of our diet. We didn't miss them for a second. Breakfast was delicious, as were the nightly desserts. If all vegan tasted that good, I would consider the switch.
All in all, I could not ask for a better place to stay and overall experience. I highly recommend it, and we will be staying here, pending availability, any future trip we make to Eugene.
We stayed at Misha and Rob's B&B on a road trip to California and wished we could have stayed longer - what a great find! They've remodeled their country ranch house into two large guest rooms and a shared guest space that are welcoming, immaculately clean, light-filled, and comfortable. We stayed in the room with the small garden patio. It was too rainy to use while we were there but would be fun in the summer. We loved the heated cork floors, roomy two-person shower, and view out to the hilarious chickens and duck who paraded through the garden (separated from guest areas by a fence.) Misha was a friendly and incredibly generous host, and she will spoil you with her food. She baked us fresh cookies (!) after we had returned from a meal in Eugene, and our morning breakfast was one of the most healthful and delicious I've ever had at a B&B - she really knows and loves food. We're not vegetarians ourselves but liked the vegetarian emphasis here - it's part of their philosophy of living intentionally, which is evident also in their use of bikes as transport, and in Misha's work with rescue animals. It was an inspiring and serene place to be. The shared guest space is a really nice perk - Misha lit a biofuel fire for us, and there is tea service, books, magazines. We enjoyed the area in the evening and morning. While we were there, Rob was away on a bike ride, and Misha was very attentive without being intrusive. She can tell you some very interesting history surrounding their lives in Eugene if you have a conversation with her. One thing to consider about Velo is that it is some minutes out of town. Certainly not far - but you may be driving 10 or 15 minutes to get to a restaurant at night. It's right off a country highway out of town - feels close but peaceful. We didn't hear any road noise from our room. We'd go back in a heartbeat, and would recommend it to friends - especially anyone with an interest in bikes or biking.
Misha was extremely welcoming. She was personable, helped us locate things to do, and worked hard to provide a lovely, clean, and relaxing environment. The B&B is located on a country road. The surroundings include a beautiful forest, chickens, and a cow ;). Very tranquil.
Great host, great location, great space. Misha was very attentive to our needs and made us feel welcome from the start. We were exploring the area for a possible relocation and Misha was very helpful in answering all of our questions. We stayed in the beautiful room, which was comfy, quiet and very clean. The bed was heavenly as well as the shower. The location is perfectly situated for exploring breweries, wineries, and is an easy drive to the coast. The breakfast dishes were delicious and each night we were greeted with a different special treat like cookies and apple crisp. I would highly recommend a stay in either room of this wonderful B&B and hope to revisit the area soon.
From the moment we arrived, Misha and Rob made us feel welcomed. This was our first AirBnB experience, and it exceeded our expectations 1000 fold. Our room and private bath were spotless and the breakfasts were feasts of delicious organic goodness. Misha and Rob have worked hard to make Velo a wonderful oasis for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. We look forward to our next visit.
You cannot ask for more out of a host than Misha. The second you step into the house you feel warm and welcomed. Misha imperceptibly creates this environment by turning on soft background music when your out in the common area, the simple refined decor and warm baked cookies in the evening. Misha takes thoughtful consideration with everything, including her choices of the shower height and bed for tall people (huge plus, I'm 6'6").
The room has its own outdoor area which is quite and extremely relaxing. I also love the hobby farm feel of this place with rescued animals puttering around with similarly warm attitudes as the hosts themselves. Best for last. She made us the best pancakes I've ever had in my life. This is coming from someone who considers himself a foodie and loves breakfast food.
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About the Host, Misha And Rob
Misha has spent most of her life in Eugene, arriving as an undergrad at the University of Oregon in 1987 and completing a JD there in 2005. Between scholarly stints, she founded Morning Glory Bakery and Cafe in 1997, a popular vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Eugene. In 2013, after practicing law for several years, Misha opened Velo Bed and Breakfast.
Misha enjoys organic gardening, cooking, cycling, dog walking at the local shelter, spending time with her rescued companion animals, and touring by tandem with her husband, Rob.
Rob is a record-holding competitive cyclist and the owner of English Cycles, a producer of award-winning custom steel bikes. Rob and Misha are car-free and enjoy bicycle commuting and touring together. English Cycles is located on site, offering cycling B and B guests helpful advice and use of available tools as needed.