values & testimonials
Why “veggie. eco. local. organic”?
It’s simple. We live according to certain values. And we don’t see any reason to compromise them in running our business.
We believe in taking care of the environment, in helping our local community, in sustainable living, in making sure our footprint is as light as possible.
It’s not always easy, especially when purchasing the products we needed to renovate our home and furnish the new bed and breakfast. If you’re interested, read more about the suppliers we used.
Why stay here?
We’ll let our previous guests tell it in their own words:
This is one of those places that you discover and really want to keep to yourself. But that would be so selfish…
We were here to film a world class bicycle builder who just happens to also have a bed and breakfast named Velo. We quickly learned that Rob English’s wife Misha is world class herself. They both make you feel immediately at home, comfortable and ready to forget about all your problems. And wanting to have Rob build you a new mountain bike. Or road bike. Do we have to choose?
Similar to choosing between bike builds, We are also still debating which we liked better- Misha’s breakfasts or deserts. Looking forward to heading back soon to continue the debate!
Do: consider bringing your bikes. The cycling is insane.
Don’t: think you’re too far from town. The B and B is a mere 15 minutes from U of O but light years away from stress.
Get in soon before the secret is out!
— Craig, California, December 2017 (left at tripadvisor)
I struggled trying to write this review, mainly due to frustration at my inability to devise brilliant new superlatives not already expressed in the other reviews. Velo is just that good.
It all starts with Misha, an incredibly talented and compassionate host, who spoiled us with wonderful breakfasts and exceptional treats in the evening; the best meals of our week-long trip to Oregon. Misha is one of those memorable people possessing the kind of warm, delightful personality that makes you feel better just being around them.
The B&B itself is remarkably clean, comfortable, roomy, and eco-friendly. Velo is in a rural peaceful location, with plenty of plants/flowers/trees/birds and rescue pets; providing the perfect retreat conducive to decompressing and just “getting away” from the modern stressful life.
And of course there’s the Peanut the cow, who is all too happy to contentedly stand there and listen while you prattle on about your life’s travails. Peanut would make a great shrink; who needs Dr Phil the Shill, when you can have Peanut?
In short: in our 20 years of extensive travels and having stayed at many B&B’s in the US, Canada, and New Zealand; I don’t know if we have ever so thoroughly enjoyed a stay as we did at Velo; and we cannot wait to go back.
— Jeffery, Indiana, October 2017 (left at tripadvisor)
Misha was a wonderful host, very welcoming as she met us at the front door and showed us around. She had apple blackberry crisp waiting for us when we arrived after dinner and the breakfast she made was out of this world. She was kind enough to make me a savory breakfast and my boyfriend a sweet one! The room was great, exactly as depicted. They’re place is out of town enough to be quiet but not so far that it’s inconvenient. This place is wonderful and I highly recommend it!
— Sierra, Oregon, October 2017 (left at airbnb)
We had a most amazing experience at Misha and Rob’s place. They really go out of their way to make their guests felt welcome and comfortable. We arrived late to homemade blackberry cobbler and awoke to an amazing pancake breakfast. It’s clear that Misha and Rob are perfectionists in what they do and it shows in their hosting. We had plenty of privacy and the uniqueness off the property was quite special. It’s the little things that show the above and beyond efforts that make Misha and Rob’s place an amazing place to stay!!
— Tim, California, September 2017 (left at airbnb)
Absolutely a wonderful warm B&B to stay in! We didn’t want to leave! The garden room with a double head shower bathroom and personal garden area to enjoy was so relaxing! A Very clean and organized lovely B&B. Location was great with views of green mountains! Misha is an amazing host! She’s just as personable and warm as her lodging! Can’t wait to go back!
— Roseanne, California, August 2017 (left at airbnb)
Misha and Rob are the consummate hosts. No detail was overlooked, our check-in/out process was uncomplicated and quite pleasant, and we truly felt welcomed into their home. We arrived with our road bikes for a long weekend of chasing pavement and wine tasting. Misha’s delicious breakfasts helped to fuel our adventures and Rob’s expert advice on bike routes and destinations made for a fantastic weekend, a happy balance of relaxation and exploration. We’re already planning our return visit!
— Paul and Christina, Oregon, July 2017 (left at airbnb)
This was a quiet, calm, and comfortable place to stay on our trip to Eugene. The breakfasts and desserts were unexpectedly wonderful and delicious. Misha is an amazing hostess, with great suggestions for our visit in the area. The blooming roses were hard to leave!
— Margaret, New York, July 2017 (left at airbnb)
What a wonderful experience !! We stayed 2 nights to attend our niece’s graduation from U of O . We could not have been happier. Loved being in the country and listening to all the birds in the evening. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable and the breakfasts are the best we have ever had at a B and B !!! Don’t pass up on this great place !!!
— Lynda and Jeffry, Washington, June 2017 (left at tripadvisor)
Just 15-18 minutes drive from downtown Eugene or the U of O campus is where you will find one of the most remarkable women running a B&B in the United States. Warmth and grace exude from Misha, a woman dedicated to healthy living who brings her wholesome approach to life to The Velo B and B. The B and B is so named in recognition of her husband Rob’s thriving business designing and building custom bicycles. Misha is the sister or mother you would be lucky to have, where each interaction is positive and illuminates something else you’d like to know.
Velo’ s two spacious bedrooms are filled with high comfort, organic bedding and other organic materials and where the sounds of the country await outside your window. There is a quiet private porch for one room and a private sitting room for the other. Breakfasts are a marvel of tastes created by Misha with a plethora of healthy ingredients. It was no surprise to us that every other reviewer also gives Velo top marks.
Nearby are multiple vineyards headlined by the gorgeous hilltop setting of the King Estate’s covered outside dining room that is a “must” visit for wine tasting or lunch (though a tad expensive).
The next time you are visiting the Eugene area, either by yourself or with a friend or other couple, consider yourselves among the lucky ones if you are able to spend a few nights at Velo B&B.
— Larry, Michigan, June 2017 (left at tripadvisor)
Wow!!! A great place to stay. Amazing breakfast!! Very clean and a wonderful and responsive host. Very close to hiking and the University. We would definitely stay here again!!!
— Jim, Ohio, June 2017 (left at airbnb)
We just loved Misha & Rob’s place. We couldn’t stop saying to ourselves how wonderful it is! Misha is such an amazing chef & we just fell in love with her cooking. We were greeted with amazing raw & vegan peanut butter chocolate bars, as well as a large selection of tea. We settled into our lovely & comfortable room with some amazing dvd’s to watch. We loved flipping through all the cycling & vegetarian magazines. Truly a wonderful visit! I would high recommend this place to anyone!
— Ellie, Oregon, June 2017 (left at airbnb)
Velo B and B is lovely – and Misha and Rob were great hosts- incredible breakfasts and such interesting people – we loved our visit – while it was a little far from our event in Eugene it was still close enough to get back and forth fairly easily. It was a perfect room for the three of us – a couple and our daughter. Thank you Misha and Rob! We hope to get back to your beautiful place and get out to enjoy the cycling in your area. Beautiful!
— Kathleen, Montana, June 2017 (left at airbnb)
We had a fantastic experience at the Velo. The room was just as pictured, and the shared space was inviting with tea and dessert. Misha was an excellent host and breakfast was delicious. Velo is located just outside of town which offered serenity as well as close access to Eugene attractions. We will certainly be back next time we’re in Eugene.
— Amy and Shaffer, Washington, November 2016 (left at airbnb)
Velo is a nice place to stay. There are just two rooms so not a lot of people. The hosts are wonderful. Our room was large with a private bath and deck. The hosts were very welcoming and our breakfast was wonderful. It’s out in the country, but still close in to town. We will definitely return.
— Susan, October 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
We had a lovely overnight stay and an amazing breakfast. Our room was very well appointed and very clean. In addition to a large room and lovely bathroom, we had a private deck. The home is in the country and very quiet and private.
— Susan and Richard, Oregon, October 2016 (left at airbnb)
Misha was there to greet us when we pulled in. She was so open, friendly, easy going and kind. She made us feel like we were friends from the start. She and Rob have a terrific property and are so lovely and interesting I would relish an opportunity to spend time with them again.
— Roger and Wendy, Tennessee, October 2016 (left at airbnb)
Misha and Rob exemplify what one can expect from a true 5 star B&B… simply a memorable experience. My girlfriend and I were on a cycling tour, and coming in late to be surprised by “night snacks – warm apple crisp”, to morning coffee service – Misha’s talents as a professional chef was evident in the breakfast prepared each morning. Rob, an accomplished engineer and custom bike maker was supportive and caring as us “flat landers” did route selection… a really remarkable person. On our “friends list” now, this couple welcomed us into their home and with private/spacious living accommodations (did I mention heated natural cork flooring) this experience set a standard to measure all future B&B experiences. We can’t wait to return…
— Leo and Thuy, Michigan, September 2016 (left at airbnb)
We rented both rooms of this B & B and arrived very late. Misha was sweet to have vegan chocolate mouse waiting for us. The rooms were spotless, the bathroom was modern, the beds were very comfortable, the breakfast was delicious and our preferences and dietary restrictions were taken into consideration. Also, their pet steer “Peanut” was fun to feed! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
— Marie, Louisiana, September 2016 (left at airbnb)
We sought out this B&B because it caters to vegetarians and prides it’s self on being very eco-conscience and sustainably run. Misha is a wonderfully gracious host, and has taken the time and care to locally source all the delicious food and even the furnishings! She really takes such great care of her guests, making you feel at home and pampered with delicious meals and lovely surroundings. We would definitely come here again if we were in the area.
— unknown, Connecticut, September 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
We have the privilege of staying at the Velo B & B a few times a year when we are in Eugene. We are frequent travelers and fussy about the quality and standards of where we stay, whether it is in the US or abroad. The Velo B & B never disappoints us. In fact each time we visit it gets better. Breakfast prepared by Misha the owner is culinary perfection. The rooms are very clean and environmentally perfect. If traveling in the area you will not find a more comfortable, pleasant or inviting place. From the filtered water, movies for the room, organic bedding and impeccable service it is truly a must stay. Though out of town a bit you will not find it to be a problem; in fact a rather peaceful get away. Restaurants are close enough with many to choose from.
— Vicky, North Carolina, August 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
We have stayed at Velo three times and plan to return. Misha is the perfect hostess. She keeps an immaculate home, is warm and charming, a great cook (vegan if you want), and seems to anticipate your needs. She makes you feel at home. The home is set back from a 2 lane road just south or Eugene and is an easy drive into the city. We had a similar experience at a lovely B&B in Provence, so how lucky to have Velo close to our home in Salem. A true 5 stars.
–Chris, Oregon, July 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
Misha made us feel so welcome and comfortable in her lovely home. There was banana bread and chai waiting for us as soon as we walked in the door, exhausted. Her vegetarian breakfasts were our favorite meals in Eugene and she went above and beyond to help us plan our day bicycling around town. The space is incredibly immaculate and peaceful. We’ve already recommended this B&B to other friends and will continue to do so.
— Kristin, New Mexico, July 2016 (left at airbnb)
What a wonderful experience! This is a hidden gem! One of the nicest, cleanest B&B I have stayed at. You will not be disappointed! The breakfast was amazing. Just an overall relaxing retreat. The next time you visit Eugene this is the place to stay. Limited space so I would book in advance.
–Unknown, Oregon, July 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
Velo is the hidden treasure of Eugene! My husband and I were in town for the T&F Olympic Trials in July and spent a total of 6 nights at Velo. I cannot say enough good things! The accommodations are immaculately clean and were so peaceful and relaxing after long days spent at the track and exploring the area. Everything, from the decor to the bath products, is so tastefully done. The icing on the cake was the delicious vegetarian breakfasts and French press coffee in the morning, and homemade desserts in the evening. Misha is a most gracious host, and went out of her way to accommodate us, from providing a later check in time, to enthusiastically accommodating my ‘gluten-free’ request, to lending us rain jackets on a particularly rainy day. Our stay at Velo truly made our entire Oregon trip that much more memorable, and if we ever return to Eugene, we would stay there without hesitation!
— Erin, Michigan, July 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
My husband and I have just completed a weekend at VELO….one of the best experiences we have had. We WILL return to this place of peace, EXCELLENT food, gracious hosts and surrounding beauty.
— Maria, Oregon, June 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
Our stay here was INCREDIBLE! The room was gorgeous, Misha was so welcoming to us, and the food was some of the most delicious food we have ever eaten! Upon arrival, she made chocolate chip cupcakes that were delightful, and our breakfast could not be beat! Thank you Misha! When we return to Eugene in the future, we will absolutely stay here!
— Sarah and Jake, Illinois, June 2016 (left at airbnb)
We loved our time at Velo B&B. Misha and Rob are kind and welcoming, Rob stepped right in to help us get the bikes off our car when we arrived and Misha met us at the door to show us around and tempt us with the promise of fresh homegrown berry crisp later that evening. Our room was spotless and perfect, especially the large modern bathroom, comfy bed, and lovely private patio. Misha’s breakfasts were yummy and healthy, just the stuff to get us powered up for a lovely ride to enjoy the beauty of the area. What a fun getaway!
— Tom and Linda, Washington, June 2016 (left at airbnb)
My wife and I aren’t big on B&B’s, but there were no hotel vacancies in Eugene due to UofO graduation. I found Velo on AirBnB and decided to give it a try. The 15-20 minute drive from campus was quite easy, and the surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. The accomodations were well appointed and immaculate. Misha and Rob provided a perfect blend of hosting and privacy. The coffee, breakfast and homemade goodies were to die for. We truly enjoyed our stay and will definitely come again. Thank you Misha and Rob for your hospitality
— Richard, California, June 2016 (left at airbnb)
Velo is the perfect place to stay in Eugene, Oregon. It’s located in a serene area with easy access to the city center and mere miles away from a number of Willamette Valley wineries. As many reviewers have noted before, Misha is the most gracious host. We had an evening flight into Oregon and she kindly accommodated our late arrival. Breakfast was delicious and we really enjoyed the cookies and muffins she put out for us. I’m something of a clean freak, so I really appreciated how perfectly clean and tidy our room and shared areas were, and yet very comfortable. Misha made us feel very welcome and we would love to return to Velo on our next trip to Eugene.
— Tobia, California, May 2016 (left at airbnb)
My husband and I recently stayed at Velo B&B from 2/19/16 to 2/22/16. The accomodations were excellent! From the gracious host, to the most comfortable bed and to the excellent vegan breakfasts we were served daily, we could not have had a better experience. We both needed to get out of Los Angeles and were so happy we stayed in Eugene. The weekend happened to be my birthday as well and I was treated to a delicious piece of chocolate cake! Whenever we go back to Eugene, we will only stay at Velo B&B.
— Maria, California, February 2016 (left at tripadvisor)
All the positive things everyone said about Velo was 100% accurate. Misha was amazing and the best host we could have asked for. The place was spotless and the food was amazing! I will definitely be staying here again when I come into Eugene next.
— John, California, December 2015 (left at airbnb)
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. The accommodations are quaint and very organic. The b&b itself is tucked away down a country road, nestled in the trees. You can feel yourself decompress the minute you drive up. We were greeted by Misha who was sweet and very hospitable. Our room was cozy and the bed was super comfortable. Evident by the fact that my husband immediately took a nap on it. We had tea and cookies in the little sitting room where there is the most amazing massage chair. This is a vegan establishment. Mind you, we are meat and dairy eaters, especially my husband. So when I say my husband said he had one of the best breakfasts ever, that’s saying something. Come here if you’re looking to get away, unplug, and connect with your significant other. You won’t be disappointed.
— Christine, Oregon, November 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Misha our host could not have been more accommodating and lovely. Went out of her way to provide dinner for us when we were reluctant leave our lodgings and return to town for dinner after a Duck game. Beautiful surroundings and yummy food!
— Alice, California, November 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
I had the best impression from the moment we were met at our car by the very wonderful proprietress/chef. We were guided gently into a completely private entrance and leisurely shown the rooms as we now had a choice since we were given the whole place to ourselves to honeymoon. I received the appropriate amount of attention and information on how to better enjoy our time there. Art, music books,teas,luscious shampoos little music boxes and a pleasant emphasis on both bicycles and food being the two passions of the owners of Velo. I would of been so happy to be in this clear beautiful space without the breakfast . But Oh when the food was served fresh,hot, vegan and so delicious I was undone. I GOT A BIT EMOTIONAL! Our genteel hostess saved me from embarrassment by admitting she is effected by food that way at times as well. There were overtones of my years in the south of France , I felt so nurtured in a very unobtrusive but informative style which takes years of the love of cooking and serving people to perfect. I left knowing how to make Latkes without eggs. The really happy thing for me was my new husband who has never had the pleasure of a great country bed and breakfast and also a vegetarian was completely at home and comfortable.He confirmed my choice over and over again. We both work everyday in a retreat center kitchen and vegetarian restaurant where we live. We were not expecting to have the culinary experience we did with never a mention or moment of stress or fatigue. We hope to visit again and highly recommend it as a destination get away. We even went home and bought the same mattress that we slept on as it was perfect and green.If your a bicyclist I am sure your stay will be as fulfilling.
— Terri, Oregon, November 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Misha was the most gracious and welcoming host. Aside from the very comfortable, meticulously clean and interesting home (great stories about their farm, Rob’s bicycle passions etc), I would absolutely book again just because of her delicious breakfasts, always available tea options and French pressed coffee that was perfectly prepared right on schedule with our waking up. Our flight was canceled and we arrived late after midnight but she waited up to let us in and and help us get settled. It was our first airbnb experience but might as well be the best!.
— Teresa, California, November 2015 (left at airbnb)
I had a wonderful experience at Velo! The grounds were beautiful and we absolutely couldn’t be happier with our experience. The food was incredible and Misha is an amazing host!
— Mary, Oregon, November 2015 (left at airbnb)
This is the perfect place to stay in Eugene. From the moment we walked through the door we felt welcomed. The two rooms are perfectly appointed. Every detail has been well thought out. It is one of the most comfortable and immaculate places we have ever stayed in. Misha’s breakfast is not to be missed. We were so sorry we didn’t stay an extra day. An extra bonus is that we forgot our cord for our IPad and Misha mailed it – no charge. It got home before we did.
— M, Illinois, October 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Simple, elegant beauty and an authentic host who genuinely cares for the environment. Misha is also a previous restaurateur who cooks up delightful breakfasts. Perfect stay, and the B&B is quiet, relaxing, and tranquil with wonderfully appointed surroundings. Don’t forget to say hi to Peanut, the resident steer. Frances the duck provides the eggs for breakfast fare. I will definitely be back and found this spot to be an inspiration and a treasure at the same time. Thank you, Misha. It was a wonderful stay and the very best B&B that I’ve stayed in, and I’ve traveled a lot!
— Dawn, Oregon, October 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
We had an amazing time at Velo. If you’re looking to really get away and feel unplugged from the world, this place is perfect. It was cute, quaint and comfortable. Misha made us feel completely welcome. She was kind and accommodating. We had a nice cup of tea and cookies along with a great massage in the massage chair. The bed was like sleeping on clouds. Then to top it off, we had a fantastic breakfast. We highly recommend Velo.
— Christine, Oregon, October 2015 (left at airbnb)
Misha is an amazing host, and her dishes are to die for :) I would highly recommend that you stay here if you are going to be in the Eugene area. Misha accomodated my food allergies and dislikes and I felt so taken care of by her! Lovely country setting and their use of green building products is an added plus. Since I stayed in the summer/fall, I benefited from her garden goodies as they were used in the meal and snacks she prepared for me.
— L, Oregon, October 2015 (left at HappyCow)
What a lovely stay we had in Eugene at your B and B. Misha is a charming host and greeted us warmly (excellent directions too for night arrivals). The cookies and tea were so appreciated on a rainy night along with the comfy room. Breakfast was delicious. Thank you and we will definitely be back!
— Pam, California, October 2015 (left at airbnb)
Never in all of our travels have my darling wife and I ever felt more comfortable and cared for than when we stayed with Misha and Rob. This was our first airbnb experience, and it was most certainly our favorite lodging experience we’ve ever had. The room and guest area are absolutely perfect. You feel at peace, at home. The true star of this B&B, though, is Misha. She truly is one of the nicest and most caring people we’ve ever met. Staying with her is like staying with your best friend. She’s personable, sweet, warm … and heavenly delight can she make a mean chocolate mousse! Our breakfasts and desserts at Velo were our favorite dining experiences of the trip. Having now seen much of Oregon’s geographic treasures, we’re now planning a trip back to Oregon just to stay at Velo.
— Brett, Kansas, September 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
We had the most relaxing and fantastic time at Velo B&B. The accommodations decor was very comfortable and Misha and Rob were both very friendly and inviting. The communication before arrival, during our stay, and after our departure was spot on. The breakfasts were amazing and it was nice to know as much as possible, came from the garden. They gave us some great options of where to go and what to see and when we visit Eugene again, we will be sure to stay with you. Please give peanut a few apples and a good scratch for us and thanks for your help retrieving Angelique’s bicycle. We should receive it tomorrow. Till next time, Cheers! Chris and Angelique
— Chris, Colorado, September 2015 (left at airbnb)
Misha was an incredibly warm and accommodating host when my partner and I visited Eugene to attend my aunt’s wedding. She allowed us to arrange a late check in when we had obligations that prevented us from arriving during normal check in hours (and even graciously greeted us with dessert upon arrival). Velo is a charming retreat! We especially enjoyed the organic hippy bedding and towels, as well as the two person shower. Also, it was just fabulous to get spoiled by Misha’s vegan breakfast creations! Wonderful hosts and a lovely spread. Plus, they have a sweet old bull named Peanut who bats a mean eyelash.
— Ali, California, September 2015 (left at airbnb)
Velo is definitely the best Airbnb I have ever stayed at, which is very unique and decorated in bicycle theme. The place is around 10 mins drive from downtown and easy to get to. Misha and Rob are very welcoming, they made delicate and delicious food for us. I will strongly recommend Velo if you visit Eugene.
— Jeffrey, China, September 2015 (left at airbnb)
We were lucky to book three nights here in August due to a last minute cancellation. Velo is more comfortable and immaculate than any luxury hotel or bed and breakfast I’ve ever stayed in on several continents. Misha is not only an excellent chef but also the perfect host. We arrived on my birthday and she made sure I felt celebrated with a delicious treat for dessert. Breakfast is locally sourced, often with ingredients from the home’s garden. Each detail of our stay was wonderful. More importantly, our visit to Velo Bed and Breakfast created a sense of joy and calm that everyone looks for in a family vacation.
— J, California, August 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
So I say this with the perspective of someone who stays often at hotels and specialty lodging who has little experience with bed and breakfasts. Velo B & B was my most comfortable night’s stay and I would choose it over a hotel. Here’s why:
1. The food is unbelievably good. Misha pays attention to plating and ensuring her guests have all the amenities. Her meals have a good balance of sweetness and savory, acidity and smoothness. If you have a choice, ask her for her potato latkes. She makes them with all the fixings!
2. The 24/7 hot tea is fantastic because she has over 10+ organic teas to choose from.
3. The rooms are clean and pleasantly designed. Those pictures you see provided by the professionals are exactly how they’ll look in person.
4. Sustainable practices. Misha grows many of the fruits and vegetables used to create her delicious meals. She picks decor from designers who observe sustainable practices and is conscientious of reducing her carbon footprint by picking furniture that lasts (instead of disposable furniture).
5. You get four different choices for pillow firmness – need I say more?
6. A prepared hostess. Misha is prepared for every contingency and is able to handle new requests with professionalism and grace.
Finally, you get Peanut the cow. Perhaps one of the friendliest cows I’ve met who will befriend you if you feed him apples.
Velo Bed & Breakfast provides a safe, rejuvenating space. I can’t say enough good things about it!
— L, Oregon, August 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
I stayed with my family of five at Velo this summer. The pros are many: Lovely & helpful people, immaculate rooms, Misha’s delicious breakfast, warm fresh-baked cookies, and especially Peanut Butter the world’s friendliest cow. Probably the best overall B&B experience we’ve ever had. Only con I could think of: a grumpy duck.
— TM, Washington DC, August 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Our stay at Velo B&B was phenomenal. We stayed one night about a month ago and loved it so much we had to go back a few weeks ago. The second time we brought our family, so they could experience the scrumptiously delicious and beautiful food, the comfortable and relaxing accommodations and Misha’s warmth and hospitality. The whole place is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. If you are looking for a weekend get away or just looking for a stop on the way to your next destination, we highly recommend a visit to this fabulous oasis.
— NB, Oregon, August 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Exactly what we were looking for, quite peaceful, beautiful and so comfortable. It was near 2 wineries, which we feel in love with one. Misha was so warm and welcoming and made us feel right at home and very comfortable in the space. We had tea whenever we wanted and a small private patio we took advantage of in the evening with our fresh homemade gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!!!! I felt completely spoiled:) and then there was breakfast and fresh French press coffee exactly at the time I asked for it. Food was fresh flavorful and made with love. I could of stayed forever with the treatment we got. Of course I would go broke, but broke and happy with amazing food, service, and views from the home wouldn’t be that bad:)
— Danielle, Oregon, August 2015 (left at airbnb)
Velo was the most unique, comfortable and overall best B&B we stayed in during our week-long trip across Oregon. The cycling “theme” of the decor was very tasteful and fun. While not within walking distance to downtown Eugene, the B&B’s surroundings were beautiful and very close to many vineyards.
We stayed in the Tandem Room, which was very well appointed, and we loved the decor, the bed, bathroom and the private space outside.
Misha and Rob were gracious hosts. Misha cooked wonderful vegan food (note: I am not vegan but still loved it) for breakfast and always had snacks for us to enjoy in the common room. Rob gave me helpful tips about cycling in the local area.
I’d highly recommend Velo to anyone who is traveling to the Eugene area.
— William, New York, August 2015 (left at airbnb)
The Inn is far from Eugene – so set your expectations. But once we got inside, we were impressed and pleased by the modern interior. It is very clean – we appreciated that they, like us, don’t allow shoes inside (they provide sandals, if you so wish). The main room is comfortable, with the dining table, couch, massage chair, stereo, refrigerator, and coffee and tea. Behind the house you see a terraced vegetable garden. Our suite had 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, all very clean, well-done, and comfy. There’s no TV, but Rob and Misha provide a DVD player and a great selection of dvd’s (being in the hills, they are unable to get cable or satellite service). Breakfast was wonderful. We had homemade waffles with a side of home-grown vegetables, followed by fresh fruit. Yum. Sadly, Rob was sick while we were there, so we didn’t get to meet him. But Misha was a great hostess and chef. It was great to meet her, and we very much enjoyed getting to know her. The Velo Inn is a great place to get away, relax, and enjoy healthy, tasty food.
— Bill, Oregon, August 2015 (left at airbnb)
We had a wonderful time at Velo last weekend! The location is beautiful and very convenient to restaurants in Eugene and several area wineries. Everything is as described in the listing (or better!). Misha and Rob were terrific hosts – delicious breakfasts and great recommendations for things to do – and we loved meeting Peanut the cow!
— Erin, Chicago, August 2015 (left at airbnb)
Such a lovely home with fabulous guest areas. We stayed for 2 nights and felt so relaxed and at home the whole time. Misha and Rob tend to your every need without overwhelming you. You can spend time strolling around the property or reading a book or magazine in the common living area. The biking options in the area are plentiful and Rob can suggest routes based on your level. There are also loads of wineries nearby to visit either by bike or by car.
The breakfast and evening snacks were so delicious and made with love.
— Karen, Oregon, July 2015 (left at airbnb)
Ditto to all the praise and comments in the other reviews. We stayed in the ‘Tandem’ suite with our own courtyard and a beautifully appointed bathroom with a huge shower for two and the best shampoos and lotions all provided! Simple, beautiful furnishings all of the finest organic materials and a really comfy bed. We loved the gardens, the duck, chicken and Peanut the cow. Misha goes the extra mile with added value and genuine interest and caring. Nowhere in the world at any other B&B have we had such an amazing home cooked breakfast every day. We got to look forward to coming ‘home’ in the evening wondering what wonderful gourmet creation she would have laid out for us for dessert. A huge selection of teas and drinks are all available. Misha’s a creative and skilled cook and a lovely hostess. She respects your privacy and is available for a chat and helpful advice on the area. Thanks also to Rob who was a mine of information and help to us about cycling and showing us around his amazing workshop where he builds world class bikes. We left on our travels up the coast and returned again for a few more days of pampering and comfort. Thank you Misha and Rob – we’ll defnitely be back.
— Janet, New Zealand, July 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Velo B&B. Misha and Rob are gracious, knowledgable and accommodating hosts, and they pretty much ensured that we had a wonderful stay in Eugene. The B&B has all the modern amenities in an idyllic setting. We were upgraded to the Tandem room. Clean, stylish and charming, it has easy access to Eugene downtown’s popular restaurants and coffee shops. We admired and loved the bicycle themed art work in the rooms. Misha had great recommendations about places to eat and general tips about Eugene. Even though we arrived when Eugene was experiencing unusually high temperatures, the rooms were cool and very comfortable without air conditioning. We were floored with the healthy and delicious breakfasts and desserts that Misha made, with some ingredients from their own garden. My girlfriend and I both agree this has been the best Airbnb experience thus far for us! We would love to be back in Eugene and stay at Velo B&B, in fact we might visit Eugene just to stay at Velo B&B again!
— Rahul, California, July 2015 (left at airbnb)
Velo was the perfect place to stay in Eugene. Misha and Rob were wonderful hosts and did everything possible to ensure our stay was outstanding. The house was spotless and the bed and bedding as comfortable as our bed at home. Velo is outside of town, which was fine for us and made for a very quiet and peaceful stay. It was a short ride into town. We would definitely go back to Velo if we have the opportunity to return to Eugene in the future.
— Unknown, June 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Everything the other reviewers have said is true – and then some!
Why stay in downtown Eugene – a pleasant but unremarkable town – when you can be 15 minutes away in another world? Misha and Rob have created the b&b you wish for but rarely find: lush, flowering grounds with interesting creatures (ducks, chickens, hummingbirds, and a cow when we were there); wonderful quiet; superbly crafted breakfasts and sinfully-good afternoon snacks; immaculate rooms with amenities you didn’t know you needed; respect for privacy combined with enjoyable social interaction; and, friendly, attentive, caring, smart, and responsive hosts.
Whether or not you are vegan, you will have a perfect stay at Velo.
— J and G, Massachussetts, June 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
This is a very clean, stylish, and private B and B close to town. It has all the amenities one looks for to make you feel at home. Breakfast was delicious and the evening chocolates were a wonderful added bonus. If you are in the area for business or pleasure you will enjoy Misha and Rob’s accommodating and friendly nature. We will definitely be back.
— Sabrina, Oregon, June 2015 (left at airbnb)
The accommodations were so comfortable, clean, inviting and interesting! The bed and bedding were top notch and made each night’s sleep so easy! The oversize double head shower was very soothing! Misha is such a welcoming and attentive host with hardy 5-star plus vegan breakfasts, french press coffees, day long teas, and and evening homemade scrumptious snacks. Rob and Misha have wonderfully detailed their home with interesting detail and cycling related decorations/hardware. Rob was gracious enough to give me a tour of his frame-building workshop. Seeing his interesting English bikes and the tools/jigs was really cool! Morning or afternoon walks in the heavily wooded hillside forest behind their house was very relaxing and a great way to work up a breakfast appetite, or work off a meal. I can’t say enough about their place and hospitality. I wish they personally ran a B&B everywhere I went! Thank you Misha and Rob for a wonderful experience!
— John, Hawaii, May 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
Vegan B&Bs are hard to come by, and I’m so grateful this one delivers. Beautiful accommodations, great food. Comfortable setting and the best night’s sleep I’ve had in years. Misha and her husband were extremely welcoming and equally fascinating. And we love their cow, Peanut. It’s a little out of the way, but so worth it. Thank you Velo, for a stay we’ll never forget!
— Shawn, Oregon, June 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Misha and Rob’s B&B. The Velo B&B is in a wooded area off of a main road but set back enough so that it is very quiet and surrounded by fields of wild flowers. The house is lovely and recently renovated with beautiful cork floors and below floor heating. Our zen-like room (the velo room i think it was called) was beautifully but simply decorated and had a beautiful private patio with lovely fruit trees and potted plants. We slept wonderfully on the queen size bed equipped with firm mattress and organic cotton sheets. But the Piece de Resistance was the incredible vegetarian breakfasts. On the first morning we had several scrumptious frittatas with fresh fruit. Perhaps the sweetest moment was when Misha offered us some home made dark chocolate dipped fruit for an afternoon snack. Best B&B experience I have ever had – anywhere. Oh did I mention that the house was immaculate?
— Cynthia, Georgia, June 2015 (left at airbnb)
My husband and I stayed at this very comfortable inn on June 10th for 2 nights. We sadly didn’t meet Rob, but Misha was a hostess nonpareil. Honestly, she was so accommodating and kind. She and I both have neck issues, and she went out of her way to provide me with some tools she uses to work out the knots and ice to reduce inflammation. She was so thoughtful and caring about every aspect of our stay, from whether we’d like sweet or savory for breakfast to whether we’d like dessert left in the common-room refrigerator after our late nights out. Misha is a helluva cook, too! My husband and I are really enjoy vegan/vegetarian food (although we are neither vegan nor vegetarian) and that is her baileywick. She and her husband are vegan, but we did have eggs one morning (there is a duck and a chicken on-site, in addition to a rescued steer!). She is organized to a T, and very committed to sourcing everything in the most USA-made, vegan-friendly, sustaining way possible. It’s really quite impressive! The inn is in a ranch house on an acreage outside of Eugene. Misha and Rob live in half of it, and the other half consists of 2 private rooms (one with an additional room for a pull-out), each with an ensuite bath, and a common area with a fireplace, coffee and tea bar (very nicely stocked, too), dining table (where her mighty breakfasts are served) and small patio. There was also a small patio off our room, which was on the backside of the house. The inn is not luxurious or fancy, but it is a real gem. Absolutely everything was comfortable and well-thought out, and Misha was so warm and good-natured. Loved it!
— Mary and Tom, Arizona, June 2015 (left at airbnb)
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.
— Jonathon, California, May 2015 (left at airbnb)
We had a great time at Velo. It’s in a wonderful, “off the beaten path” location, but still convenient to all Eugene has to offer. You couldn’t ask for more in hosts Rob and Misha. They are both friendly, helpful, genuine people. Misha’s baking is sublime. If you bicycle, bring it. There are lots of great roads and Rob knows them all. Thanks for a great stay!
— Mike and Kim, Oregon, May 2015 (left at airbnb)
We just returned after spending a few days at the Velo B&B. The whole experience was fantastic. The accommodations, the food and the hosts were all fabulous. We started each day with a phenomenal vegan breakfast that non-vegans would love. After a day of exploring Oregon, we would end the day with delicious homemade treats. The room was clean and offered everything you need to be comfortable. If you are looking for a B&B in Eugene, I highly recommend you stay at Velo. While you are there, say hi to Peanut for me.
— B and C, Illinois, May 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
We just spent our first stay at Velo Bed and Breakfast. It will not be the last. This is a great place, peaceful, out of the way, very welcoming and comfortable. The food they serve is outstanding, as was the service we received. Misha and Rob English own and run the B&B and they are very nice people. If you’re concerned about the food, don’t be. The Vegan food is outstanding and although she serves Vegetarians, the two styles of food prep are kept totally separate. From our understanding Misha started the Morning Glory cafe, a vegan restaurant in Eugene years ago before selling it, so she could start a new endeavor.
— J and D, Oregon, May 2015 (left at HappyCow)
We were surprised at how close to Eugene this was for being out in the country…very easy to get there. Not only did we adore the owners Misha and Rob, but the place is amazing. Beautiful surroundings, beautifully decorated, CLEAN, top notch linens, comfy bed, a great selection of teas and hot water available 24/7, fresh baked cookies…. I could go on and on but will try to hit the highlights. Misha is a former chef so you can imagine the breakfasts were delicious, not to mention filling, and organic. There is such attention to detail all around.
We were warmly greeted, shown around, and left to relax in the living area by the fireplace….so comfortable and relaxing. There is a perfect balance between giving guests privacy and attending to their needs. Misha and Rob are two of the warmest, kindest people you will meet. Having left something behind, Rob met us at the freeway exit to bring it, saving us a trip back. My husband and I own a B&B so our standards are pretty high, but we will definitely be looking at some improvements after being at the Velo!
— L and L, Oregon, February 2015 (left at tripadvisor)
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.
— Sara, Washington, February 2015 (left at airbnb)
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.
— Lorraine, California, January 2015 (left at airbnb)
I highly recommend Velo B&B. I stayed in a beautiful suite with heated cork floors and views of trees peaking out of mist covered valley in the morning. I’m not a vegetarian yet enjoyed every heavenly prepared breakfast and treat at the end of each day. The apple crisp stacked right up to my mother’s classic recipe! Great bird watching right from the front porch or the sofa in your room. Yoga mat is available for those who practice. But none of this begins to describe how wonderful your stay will be because Misha will make it special. She knows the area and genially wants to help. Where is the best spot to go for a hike (and supplies a map), to get a massage, to purchase whatever (at the lowest cost), etc. I’ve stayed a few places in Eugene and Velo is now my go to place, home away from home.
— Joyce, California, December 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
This has been the best B&B we’ve ever stayed in. Misha and Rob have created a perfect getaway and couldn’t have been more hospitable. Their home is immaculate. The surroundings are peaceful, relaxing and picturesque. The food is amazing and plentiful. We wish they could duplicate what they’ve created here elsewhere.
— B and D, Arizona, October 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
Lovely setting, accommodating hosts. Food was delicious! Great place for a short stay in Eugene.
— Michelle, Washington, October 2014 (left at airbnb)
All the other reviews praising this place are right on the money. Great food, great service, great atmosphere, terrific rooms and best of all it is NOT a quaint Victorian with gloppy stuff everywhere. We’ve stayed in a few B&Bs around the world and this is by far the best.
Don’t worry if you are not a vegetarian, which I am not, the food is great. Some comments below stated that it might be uncomfortable with other guests that you did not know using the other room. We did not find this to be the case at all.
If you are a bicycle person, Rob is a very innovative and highly skilled builder.
— L&M, California, October 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
After making many trips to the Eugene area and staying in a hotel I booked a quaint B & B for my most recent trip to the area. Misha is a wonderful host and chef. My stay was perfect! The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable. The food prepared was EXCELLENT. Misha cooked organic meals with food from her garden that were simply delicious. She is very careful to make sure that all food sensitivites are considered before she prepares the meals. I could not have asked for a better place to stay that allowed me privacy, rest and comfort with an environmentally great setting. The living space that is shared by guests of both rooms is lovely with outdoor spaces to sit and read or have a cup of tea. I highly recommend staying at the Velo Bed and Breakfast. It is a little ways out of town but easy to get around. You would not be disappointed.
— V, North Carolina, October 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
We absolutely loved our stay at Velo! It was the perfect location to come home to after a day of vineyard hopping in the area. Misha was incredibly welcoming, and was an incredibly gracious host from the moment we walked in. The space is just as gorgeous as pictured on the site, and complete with everything you could possibly need. Coming home to warm apple crisp waiting for us in the living space was simply magical! Not to mention Misha’s delicious Mexican-inspired spicy breakfast in the morning. So glad to have found such a gem, and looking forward to the next time we are in the area so that we can return!
— Marissa and Nick, Oregon, October, 2014 (left at airbnb)
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.
— Tina and Craig, California, September 2014 (left at airbnb)
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 you’re 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 quiet 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.
— Brice, California, September 2014 (left at airbnb)
We arrived in the Eugene area looking to spend the day touring the countryside and visiting a couple of wineries. Most hotels in the area were booked due to a home Ducks football game so we decided to try this B&B. It was absolutely fabulous and a perfect location for visiting local wineries. The accommodations were modern, very comfortable and super clean – and the back patio was a lovely spot to hang out. The place is perfect for two couples (it’s a two bedroom B&B), but might be a little tight for two couples who don’t know each other and who might want more privacy, but it’s definitely doable. Misha was a very gracious host, made us feel very welcome and cooks an out of this world breakfast. It’s a great location and we’d definitely return if we were in the area.
— V, Minnesota, September 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
Misha and Rob’s wonderful listing was by far the best AirBNB experience we’ve ever had. Impeccably clean, stylishly decorated, and displaying original art created by friends there is both comfort and charm in an abode that is anything but kitschy. Personal touches reflecting their lives, like coasters and drawer knobs made from cycling parts and vegetarian magazines, decorate the common areas and the bedrooms. These special touches reflect the intent they had in creating this space as something truly unique for their guests. We stayed as a party of three in the West Room. We were cared for beyond any want or need and stayed perfectly cozy throughout the night. In fact, Misha did such a great job taking care of us that the following night we stayed with another AirBNB listing in another city and it was such an awful experience from the moment we stepped through the door that we left and went to get an expensive hotel trying to channel the luxury we has experienced the night previously with Misha. Also, there is SO MUCH TEA! I had a tea-bonanza before bed–reading through what seemed like over 50 types of tea finding the right one before bed. The food she serves–incredibly tasty. We cannot say enough good things about Misha or this listing. You’re truly lucky if you have the pleasure of staying here.
— Courtney, Lindsey and Mike, California, September, 2014 (left at airbnb)
One of the more welcoming, calming, relaxing, beautifully landscaped B&B’s I have experienced. Velo was very clean with a smart floor plan. The bed was comfortable and every room had views of gardens. Our breakfasts were gourmet with produce Misha grew herself. Tea was available 24/7 and in the evenings she had yummy apple crisp or gluten free cookies waiting for us. Dietary requests were welcomed and that made it easier for us being gluten free. Its a short drive to town, so the location is prime. Can’t wait to go again!
— Farah, California, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
I loved staying at Misha and Rob’s bed and breakfast. They were so kind and welcoming. I truly felt at peace during my stay. The space was clean and I loved the no shoes policy. I enjoyed sitting in the backyard and reading my book and drinking tea. There is a beautiful organic garden and lovely animals (duck, chickens, cow, cats). Misha made us delicious breakfasts in the morning. She put a lot of love into the food. I highly recommend this beautiful space!
— Nicole, California, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
I stayed at velo for a week, it being a convenient location between relatives. It was the perfect place. My rooms were comfortable, the coffee, a crucial part of my morning ritual, was delicious, as was the fresh fruit and the home made granola. I found misha to be a truly wonderful woman. Smart and very generous…I already have my next reservation and look forward to being there again.
— Roberta, Mexico, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
We were instantly made to feel very welcome by Misha in this beautiful, serene place. Our room had a lovely private patio, and the B & B has a really nice common area living room. Everything looks new and Misha has anticipated every need a guest might have.
The linens and toiletries are lovely and a thoughtful selection of books and movies is available. A huge selection of tea is available at all times. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared. And the cookies at night were a treat.
We loved our stay!
— Nathan and Lisa, Oregon, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
Wow! Words cannot describe our wonderful stay at Velo. It began with Misha contacting me a week prior to our visit to learn about our breakfast preferences and offer help with directions to the B&B. When my boyfriend and I arrived there, she gave us a tour of the common areas and our room – the entire place is absolutely beautiful. She also gave us dinner recommendations and gave us the opportunity to make a request for dessert that she bakes from scratch for guests of the B&B every evening. The chocolate chip cookies she baked were out-of-this-world, and the breakfast she prepared for us in the morning made us feel like we are in a five star hotel. Overall, Velo is a clean, beautiful property, and the friendly hosts made the experience unforgettable. We will certainly be back!
— Olga and Aaron, California, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
Wow, what an amazing experience! Misha is so wonderful, such a lovely lady. She went above and beyond to make our stay incredible. The Tandem room is spectacular, very very clean, the patio is amazing and we enjoyed just sitting there, chatting and looking at the chickens. Misha has the most beautiful garden and she even let us feed Peanut Butter, the cow, with apples that fell from the trees. Breakfasts are great, I especially liked the sweet breakfasts. We got a sweet treat every night, it was so great, Misha is such a great baker. We seriously got spoiled! There is a little coffee station too and the coffee and teas are great. There are many types of teas and non-dairy milks, and Misha makes fresh coffee for every guest. Location is a little far from the city, it was great for us (we’re honeymooners so we needed alone time ). If you need constant internet you might not like it. For us it was great, there was plenty of data for general surfing (emails etc). Thank you so much for the best stay ever!
— Ron and Ilia, Canada, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
A slice of heaven is how I would describe our stay at Misha and Rob’s home. Their place is only minutes away from the middle of Eugene, but their lovely, quiet farm nestled in the hillside feels like an oasis. Several gentle animals were at home amongst the fruit trees, flowers, and other beauties of the garden. Inside the house, guests have a common sitting area, dining room, and patio. The large bedrooms and bathrooms are private. One of the rooms has a private sitting room, and ours had a private patio. Our bathroom had a wonderful double shower, and the bed is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. There is also a small frig in the common dining area that we were welcome to use. The decor of the home is what I would call a fabulous “green chic”, with stylish, contemporary furnishings, and wall hangings, and it is immaculately clean. It seems they thought of everything to make their guests comfortable. Cozy cork floors, plush towels and linens, and quality vegan bath products make it feel like you’re at a spa. Misha served a welcome dessert the evening of our arrival, and checked with us regarding our preferences for breakfast in the morning, which turned out to be delicious! This was a perfect place to stay, and the only thing that would have made it better is if we could have stayed longer!
— Amy and Dave, California, August 2014 (left at airbnb)
We planned a two-week trip to Oregon in which we generally made a loop south from Portland. We didn’t want to drive too much in any one day, so we decided to break up our drive from the south coast back to Portland with a stop somewhere. We kept not being able to decide where to stop. Nothing really jumped out at us — until I found Velo Bed and Breakfast. Vegetarian, eco, local, and organic — that’s ambitious. It looked like our style, plus there are chickens and a cow, so we booked. As a young couple, Velo really appealed to us in all respects. The owners, Misha and Rob, converted this house from a large single-family house to a small bed and breakfast alongside their home and Rob’s bicycle building workshop. Guests get to enjoy either the room with the private patio (ours) or the two-room suite. Both have full bathrooms; ours had a huge tiled shower with two showerheads! There is a living and dining area with a fireplace and a patio for the exclusive enjoyment of the guests, where breakfast is served and where Misha sometimes puts out goodies, such as cookies or iced tea. The b and b is modern in its aesthetic and decor, with lots of references to Rob’s bikes, and is incredibly clean and well maintained. Everything is exactly as pictured on their website. And breakfast was fantastic — spicy roasted potatoes with chard (savory per my request) and delicious berry buckwheat pancakes (sweet per my husband’s request). Misha had a restaurant at one time, so of course breakfast is wonderful!!! Absolutely stay here — I am sure there is nothing else to compare in Eugene. Oh, and it’s not in the middle of town, it’s out on a country road, and the owners don’t have a car, they do it all by bike. Let that sink in….they run a bed and breakfast on a country road…without a car….
— A n E, Maryland, July 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
We had a wonderful stay at Velo! We loved the room & accommodations: lots of space, beautifully designed, spotless, loved the eco-friendly everything! Misha & Rob were gracious hosts, and were warm and welcoming. They have done a fabulous job creating comfortable, inviting, relaxing guest accommodations on their beautiful property. We enjoyed our time visiting with Misha & Rob, and enjoyed meeting their animals.
Misha’s breakfast was fantastic! Loved the hash brown omelet–really, really tasty! And the presentation was lovely. She is an excellent chef: our breakfast was a delicious & creative testimony to her amazing culinary talent. (She also provides evening sweets ‘n treats!)
We highly recommend Velo to vegans and vegetarians alike. It is a great place to stay, that aligns with our values about animal friends and the environment. It was a perfect romantic getaway. We will definitely be back!
— Bethany and Scott, California, June 2014 (left at HappyCow)
I was much in need of a good rest in a peaceful place close to nature and I found my stay at Velo B & B to be spot-on for the task. It was all good and proper from the moment I arrived and turned my view to the charming home and gardens, to the pleasant greeting from the hosts, and onward into the entryway where the calm, nicely appointed interior really settled my nerves. All the details, from the awesome towels, to the seriously good coffee, gorgeous patio breeze, and on and on… everything was in-line with or exceeding my expectations. Since my trip was hatched in a hurry, I had not really thought about food, but obviously they did! Yes, having yet another serving was a requirement just so that I could savor the flavors once more. And sleep was a breeze. This place just seems to exist apart from all else.
— Norm, Oregon, May 2014 (left at tripadvisor)
I found a bed and breakfast just south of Eugene which is now, far and above, my favorite bed and breakfast and up there on the list of my favorite businesses. Velo B&B is run by Misha & Rob English. The “English” name may be (correctly) recognized by bike aficionados as the English of English Cycles, Eugene-based hand-made bike creator. Misha is a vegan baker who will make you question every disparaging thing you’ve said about things made without butter and conceiver of Morning Glory in Eugene.
Between delicious vegan breakfast (and bedtime cookie snacks) and bike friendliness, I was won over. But then. BUT THEN. But then we found out that they are also CAR-FREE. With two businesses up a non-trivial hill about 3 miles south of Eugene, I was duly impressed. The place was cosy, affordable, quiet, clean, friendly, beautiful — not your grandma’s B&B. Misha and Rob were wonderful hosts — great conversation and just the right amount of privacy. This is a place to try out and recommend widely. Oh right — they also give a 10% bike-there discount. So, you know, love all around.
— Cora and Mike, Oregon, May 2014 (left at carfreecorvallis)
Our experience at Velo was simply marvelous, and Misha was an outstanding host. She was very attentive to our needs, and we had an absolutely heavenly visit. The Tandem room was spacious, warm, quiet and immaculately clean. I’d recommend Velo to all of my friends who need a relaxing inspirational getaway to Oregon!
— Elaine and Karen, California, November 2013 (left at airbnb)
What a special place and what special people! We had a fabulous weekend in this beautiful, modern, immaculate and stylish BnB. Beds are super-comfortable, the bathrooms are luxurious and we really appreciated the beautifully presented, amazing vegan breakfasts, not to mention the evening cookies! We loved having use of the comfy living room area with CD player and CD’s, books and a big selection of teas. While the BnB is a little off the beaten track, it is so worth the drive from Eugene! Misha is a warm, caring and professional host who takes great pride in her BnB and is so friendly and super-interesting. We could have chatted for hours more :) We left Misha and Rob very inspired by their lifestyle choices…and determined to return soon to Velo!
— Lauren and Michael, Washington, November 2013 (left at airbnb)
What a great spot! Staying at Velo was a fantastic experience. It’s located in a beautiful, rural part of Eugene, about 10-15 minutes from downtown. It’s a quiet respite, surrounded by tall trees and hills. The house is very nice – there’s a sitting area with books, tea, magazines and a back porch for guests to share as common space. The Tandem Room was perfect for my husband and I. Comfy bed, private back porch area, heated cork floors and a lovely two person shower. Misha grows a lot of veggies and fruits on-site, and has several animals on the property – cats, chickens, ducks and a steer. That was one of my favorite parts about staying at Velo! She even introduced us to Peanut, a cute 16-year-old steer affectionately referred to as a “1700 pound dog”. Misha was kind, friendly, accommodating and keeps the space in tip-top shape. Plus, she made us blueberry and banana buckwheat pancakes for breakfast – so tasty! THANK YOU!
— Kelly and Devon, Washington, October 2013 (left at airbnb)
Our one night at Velo B&B was a highlight of our entire trip. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Misha and a plate of warm peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, we felt completely at home. The space is absolutely lovely, and we enjoyed spending time in our spacious but cozy room, showering in the gorgeous shower, hanging out on the backyard patio with a cat (and with a view of some ducks and chickens in an area of their own) and meeting Peanut the cow. We also really enjoyed our tour of Rob’s bike-building workshop. Our breakfast was spectacularly delicious and all homemade. After breakfast, Misha spent time helping us plan our activities in the area. We loved staying here and would love to come back some day! Highly recommended!
— Vin and Deborah, Italy and Germany, October 2013 (left at airbnb)
My husband and I stayed at Velo for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! Misha and her husband have done a great job of designing a welcoming, warm, and unique environment. We stayed in the Tandem room and the room and bathroom were immaculate and comfortable. The shower is built for two and it was awesome! This particular room has a private balcony where I had a great view of the chickens (love to be able to see and be around animals) who live on the property as well as the beautiful expanse of land beyond. I also got to meet Peanut the cow who also lives there. He is a doll and as handsome and sweet as he can be. I think I took more pictures of Peanut than I took of anything else during our entire trip to Oregon.
Misha makes delicious vegan breakfasts with plentiful portions. The coffee was also excellent (which is one of my main concerns when staying somewhere). Additionally, and most important to my husband, Misha makes fresh cookies every night and they are served fresh and hot from the oven. Yum!
Misha is personable, responsive, and attentive without being intrusive. This is a hard balance to strike, but she manages it with flair. We had a great time and I happily, and strongly, recommend Velo B&B.
— Meg and PJ, California, October 2013 (left at HappyCow)
Very mindful hosts–they have created a special place to stay. Comfortable quiet room with beautiful and functional private bathroom. Additional relaxing space to use both inside and out. Breakfast was exceptional both days we stayed and Misha asked for personal preferences to assure it would be to our taste which is not often the case at a B&B.
— Beth and Victor, California, October 2013 (left at airbnb)
My first experience staying at a place off of airbnb and first time at a bed and breakfast was made such a delight by Misha. She was extremely helpful and accommodating, warm and caring and fun to talk to. It’s going to be a tough act to follow when I go stay somewhere else when traveling. We felt so comfortable and refreshed. The atmosphere at Velo is peaceful and quiet with a modern feel. I loved the fact that there was tea to drink, a common area with books, magazines and dvd’s available for use. And oh my goodness! The breakfasts were amazing. I am not vegetarian, but I could easily be if I were to eat everyday like I did there! She made us fresh warm cookies both nights before we went to bed. I am so happy I chose to stay at Velo for my Eugene trip. When I come back to Eugene, that will be my first choice of stay.
— Lora and Doug, Oregon, October 2013 (left at airbnb)
Stayed at Velo last night as one of the stops on our cross country trip! What a beautiful place to stay. A sanctuary for humans and animals alike, Misha has a flock of chickens and a cow that she has taken in and her vegan food is absolutely amazing. She made mouth wateringly good vegan gluten free cookies for us upon our arrival and gluten free blackberry pancakes for breakfast (gluten free upon request). She sent us with some cookies for the road too! The food, service, accommodations and location were all outstanding. There was a great selection of books and movies if you want to have a relaxing day in and lovely hiking trails around if you are wanting a more active day. This place is definitely worth a stop. Also, bike enthusiasts, Misha’s husband builds custom bikes and the bike decor that is incorporated into the house is very neat.
— Ashley and Steve, Pennsylvania, October 2013 (left at HappyCow)
Velo is a BEAUTIFUL Bed & Breakfast that I would recommend to anyone. Misha was so thoughtful and kind, greeting us with homemade cookies when we arrived for our stay! The space was clean and spacious. Breakfast each morning was savory and filling. I’m so glad I stumbled upon this gem on AirBnB. I hope to return someday!
— Alison, California, October 2013 (left at airbnb)
I had a great stay at the Velo B&B. I loved the bike theme artwork and it was immaculately clean. But the best part was the warm vegan chocolate peanut butter cookies Misha brought us in the evening. The breakfast was also extremely delicious. Misha was very accommodating.
— Malenda and John, Missouri, September 2013 (left at airbnb)
My girlfriend Rachelle and I drove from LA to Seattle with stops in multiple B&B’s. Two stood out as absolutely exceptional and this was one of them for the following reasons:
1) Misha brings a great personality and is wonderfully hospitable. She was there to meet and greet us when we arrived later than expected and gave us a great walk through. We also spent hours speaking with her the next day getting a tour of her garden and the many animals she has adopted/rescued (we actually had a chance to meet and feed her cow in the morning – we loved that!!). For me meeting hosts is actually what sets apart BNB’s/Hostel’s from staying in hotels.
2) The place was immaculate and recently updated. Comfortable bed, great bathroom, nice home, and what set it apart was that Misha left us very high quality shampoo and conditioner… sometimes a little goes a long way in leaving a good impression.
3) Misha made us french press coffee and the most delicious buckwheat pancakes with homegrown berries. Yum! She also offered and gave us zucchini chocolate cake on our arrival – also delish!
4) They provide a mobile DVD player and some movie options, which is always a nice touch to fall asleep to. Also, her husband designs and builds bikes, so they have a bike theme that is really cool – including some bike books with all of his work.
I probably could list additional things we enjoyed, but you can probably tell this place is solid. The only reason I wouldn’t leave a great review is because I want the place to be available next time I’m in Oregon ;-) Misha, we enjoyed meeting you and appreciate the hospitality!
— Ramzi and Rachelle, Minnesota, September 2013 (left at airbnb)
Incredible B&B and wonderful overall experience for us. They were flexible with a late check in, and upon arrival we were greeted with homemade cookies and a movie selection to take back to our room. We were also asked what time we’d want coffee and breakfast in the morning, and sure enough it was out there waiting on us when we requested it.
The coffee and breakfast were both amazing, with the breakfast being made of all local ingredients from the backyard. It was a short stay, and I hope in the future we can return to stay longer.
For anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing and unique B&B experience in Eugene, this is the place!
— Clayton, Washington DC, September 2013 (left at airbnb)
Wonderful. My stay at Velo couldn’t have been any more pleasant or relaxing. Misha was communicative, helpful, and just an overall delightful hostess. Her gourmet vegan breakfasts were the perfect start to every day, and her gourmet vegan cookies the perfect end to each evening. My room was super comfortable, quiet and cool; I spent hours relaxing on the private patio. The house is only a few minutes from civilization, but feels semi-isolated and so laid back, it was an ideal place to decompress. Honestly, I wish I were still there! Do yourself a favor and stay here. You won’t regret it.
— Rhonda, Florida, September 2013 (left at HappyCow)
My stay at Velo Bed and Breakfast was fantastic. Misha and Rob were the nicest people. It was my first time in Eugene and they were really helpful recommending places to eat for dinner. The interior and the vibe that they gave me made me feel really comfortable and homey. Not to mention the still warm, freshly baked vegan cookies that awaited me when I came back from having dinner in town. For breakfast they gave me a choice of savory or sweet and choosing “sweet” Misha served me delicious vegan, gluten-free blueberry pancakes. The above and the lovely cats and rescue cow “Peanut” made it really hard for me to leave after only one day. I will definitely return and highly recommend this b’n’b not only to vegans but to everyone who is looking for a quite, lovely retreat.
This place is AWESOME!
— Sebastian, California, September 2013 (left at HappyCow)
Driving from the SF Bay Area to Portland my wife and I decided to break up the drive and stay a night in Eugene at Velo B&B. Our stay there was so wonderful that we booked an extra night on our way back home.
Misha and Rob are warm and welcoming hosts and their peaceful and cozy B&B is the perfect getaway. The rooms are cozy, meticulously clean and comfortable and the common areas have vases with fresh flowers as well as a great tea selection. Breakfasts are delicious and plentiful and they were happy to prepare foods to meet a variety of dietary preferences. On our first stay we started with freshly baked strawberry fig muffins that were out of this world. When we returned from dinner in the evening we were served amazing warm cookies that were just out of the oven.
What really sets Velo B&B apart is their commitment to sustainability. The food is organic with much of it grown in their own garden, and they get around almost exclusively on bicycles (Rob builds custom cycles, some of which he showed us). They provide top notch accommodations while maintaining a light footprint. They also have a rescued cow and chickens as well as a couple of cats. (Fortunately for my wife who is seriously allergic to them, the cats do not go into the indoor guest areas.)
If you’re going to the Eugene area, staying here is a no brainer. Why stay in some anonymous chain hotel when you can stay in this warm, peaceful and cozy b&b and get a delicious homemade vegan/vegetarian breakfast for the same price or less? We’ll be back!
— Rob and Debbie, California, September 2013 (left at HappyCow)
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Velo B&B and look forward to my next visit. Misha is an incredible host and a true inspiration. Thank you for sharing your lovely home and garden. My best airbnb experience to date! PS: In honor of Peanut, I am now drinking rice milk ;)
— Joanne, Washington, August 2013 (left at airbnb)
Misha was a fantastic host! We had high expectations regarding the food, based on the previous comments, and they were even surpassed. She made a wonderful breakfast and welcomed us with fresh homemade cookies each night. Also, she had good recommandations for restaurants and wine tasting. The room was very spacious, very clean, friendly and very quiet. Overall, we had a great experience and would definitely come back!
— JB and Christian, France, August 2013 (left at airbnb)
Dear Misha: We’ve travelled for six months through the continent of America now and we stayed at some great places. But the Velo B&B was the most amazing, welcoming and the coolest place we’ve been to so far! Thank you very much for creating such an unique and wonderful place! we really felt like home here and we hope that we can come back soon. All the best for you and Rob.
— Peter and Manuela, Germany, August 2013
“Our stay at Velo exceeded my expectations! Misha couldn’t have been more helpful … even going so far as to introduce us to her giant cow, Peanut. The chocolate chip zucchini bread (still warm when we came back from an outing) and our vegan breakfast (plenty of food offered) was delicious. The house is awesome with everything you need, and it seems like every detail has been thought about … down to the organic towels and great tea selection. The house was incredibly clean and well-furnished. The other couple (traveling from Germany) staying at the house were a pleasure to talk to over breakfast. While Misha was very attentive, I still felt like we had plenty of privacy to do whatever we wanted. Overall, our girls’ day was perfect, we hope to continue coming to Velo once a year to continue the tradition.”
— April and Amy, Oregon, August 2013 (left at airbnb)
“I’ve stayed at Velo B&B twice now, both two-night stays, for business in Eugene. The B&B was very nice and Misha (the host) was gracious. I felt very comfortable there. Misha ensured that she accommodated my diet – in addition to being a devoted vegan, I’m also currently on an anti-inflammatory/-allergen diet … Misha made me awesome, healthy and filling breakfasts. She really went out of her way to make sure that I was happy there. I’m very sensitive to chemicals/smells and typically find that being away from home easily becomes unpleasant, but I was very comfortable and accommodated at Velo. The bed was comfortable, and the shower was great. Very clean throughout. I was at work in the city during the day, but on vacation at Velo in the evening. I’ve already recommended Velo to several of my friends in the Portland-area. I’ll be back!”
— Christopher, Oregon, August 2013 (left at HappyCow)
“What a lovely, peaceful, restorative space you’ve created. Every ounce of effort and care shows. It’s beautiful and heartfelt. I feel blessed to be able to stay. Thank you, thank you, for welcoming us, for tending to us, and for all you’ve done to create such a conscious, cared-for and perhaps best of all home-y space.”
— Merrill, California, July 2013
“This was our first airbnb experience, and I think it has set such a high standard for every stay going forward. Misha was so hospitable. The accommodations were extremely clean, with very nice bed linens, towels, shampoo, etc. And the attention to detail regarding decor and quality was way beyond expectation. We enjoyed a nice treat of homemade cookies and a delightful conversation in the garden following our evening dinner at a local wine estate that they recommended. In the morning Misha had prepared such an amazing breakfast with fresh ingredients from her own garden. I felt like I was somewhere in the countryside of Europe. I highly recommend this as a definite stay if you are anywhere in the area. And if we ever are in this area again, we will be staying with Misha and Rob at the Green accommodation.”
— Ann and Michael, Michigan, July 2013 (left at airbnb)
“Absolutely amazing accommodations! Every detail was thought of, and Misha was one of the nicest people we have ever met! We felt as if we were in another world on Rob and Misha’s vegan self-sustainable farm! The food was fabulous and was an added extra we rarely see on airbnb! We will definitely be back and will highly recommend this oasis to everyone! Thanks, guys, for thinking of everything to make our stay wonderful! Hugs to all the cool animals you have rescued! They were all so sweet!”
— Cindy and Marshall, North Carolina, July 2013 (left at airbnb)
“Coolest B and B ever … of course, we’ve only been here five minutes. More later! …
[Later:] “Our stay was delightful. Misha anticipates every need, from keeping the chickens quiet to coffee at the minute needed. The aesthetic is calming. We look forward to recommending Velo and staying here again.”
[And later on airbnb:] “The best part of a family reunion is not supposed to be the B&B where you’re staying, but it certainly elevated the weekend. … It’s put all my past B&B experiences to shame. Who knew a hillside outside Eugene could be a destination? If you’re a bicyclist, start cycling. For Misha’s cookies I am almost tempted to start cycling right now. Highest marks. Better treatment than most expensive hotel I’ve ever stayed in.
— Peggy and Martin, Washington, July 2013 (left at airbnb)
“Almost too good to be true; everything pristine fresh and clean with a wonderful airy aesthetic. Wall art included photos of beautiful handmade bikes. Misha offered a choice of nighttime treats; when we chose cookies, she waited for us to return from dinner so they would be warm from the oven. Breakfast included French press coffee and soy creamer (as well as fresh organic blueberries and scrambled eggs with veggies). Our room was upgraded to one with its own garden patio. We had total privacy, but with excellent hospitality when we needed it. Rural, yet easy access to Eugene’s great restaurants. Perfect really.”
— Christine and Evalani, Hawaii, July 2013 (left at airbnb)
“The stay at the Velo B and B was unplanned, but one of the best finds and stays in the Eugene area! Misha and Rob were very welcoming, and the food was tasty and excellent. No shortage of food! Would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family! Area was peaceful and quiet. Great stay.”
— Ana and Dwayne, Washington, June 2013
“This is a wonderful B & B in every way. The host puts the B & B ahead of any we have enjoyed with all the extras — cookies in the evening, great conversation, suggestions for short visits in the area! A flawless experience and highly recommended!!!
— David and Julie, California, June 2013 (left at airbnb)
“As a person who travels extensively both for work and for cycling vacations, I have been to very many B & Bs. Yet staying with Misha and Rob was a remarkable experience. Their warm hospitality made me and my father feel at home. The rooms are quiet and very comfortable. Everything you can expect after long day of riding. Misha’s organic breakfast was delicious. Something you don’t see even in five-star hotels! If you are planning a cycling vacation in the Northwest, this is a great place to be.”
— Yishai, Israel, May 2013