Decent accommodations, mostly chain motels, have come to Newberg and McMinnville over the years, but some standouts should be mentioned. Black Walnut Inn, a Mediterranean-style villa, is set on 42 hillside acres facing vineyards, orchards and a mountain range to the east while Allison Inn & Spa features an eco-friendly attitude with modern amenities and a full-scale spa, tempting after long days in the vineyards.
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Allison Inn & Spa
2525 Allison Lane
Newberg, OR 97132
Telephone: (503) 554-2525; (877) 294-2525
Fax: (503) 537-1009
Rates: $295 to $1,100
Services: Concierge, Internet Access, Parking, Pet Services, Restaurant/Bar, Room Service
Amenities: Fitness Center, Pool, Spa
The Allison Inn & Spa perches on the rise at the northern end of Willamette Valley, only 45 minutes from downtown Portland. The location works well for travelers planning visits to the Chehalem Mountains, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton AVAs, and it's close to the shopping centers, cafes and restaurants in Newberg. It's a stunning building, clad in shades of yellow and brown, wood and stone, framed in steel. Solar panels gleam on the roof, an indication of the eco-friendly construction throughout. Inside, a window-lined lobby arranged like a living room greets visitors. It opens to a large covered deck showcasing views of orchards and the town. Each of the spacious rooms has a view from a terrace or balcony, a charming reading nook and filtered water coming from the bar tap. The state-of-the-art spa occupies an entire floor, featuring an indoor pool, computerized weight-training system and even a lavish treatment room for full-body hydromassages. The wine list at Jory, named after the most prominent soil type in Oregon vineyards, opened with 700 selections and focuses on an array of recent vintages of Oregon wines plus representatives from the rest of the world, including neighboring Washington.
Black Walnut Inn is a standout among the accommodations in Willamette Valley.
Black Walnut Inn
9600 N.E. Worden Hill Road
Dundee, OR 97115
Telephone: (503) 429-4114; (866) 429-4114
Fax: (503) 538-4194
Rates: $295 to $495
Services: Breakfast Included, Business Center, Concierge, Internet Access
Amenities: Fitness Center, Spa
This intimate, luxurious inn—opened in November 2004—sets a new standard for the area. Designed as a modern Mediterranean-style villa, it is comfortable yet classy, blending clean, contemporary sophistication with country warmth. There are European antiques, wrought-iron accents and rich mahogany floors and trim. All rooms have private baths, and breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. Located high above the valley, the inn is filled with light on sunny days, and all rooms have shared outdoor areas, private decks or patios with views of the surrounding vineyards, Cascade Mountains or garden. The Vineyard Suite has the best views of Black Walnut Estate Vineyards and even the lights of the Salem capitol building at night.
This Dundee inn focuses on eco-friendly practices, from amenities like soaps to solar power.
Inn at Red Hills
1410 North Highway 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
Telephone: (503) 538-7666
Fax: (503) 538-6186
Rates: $175 to $295
The Inn at Red Hills, a more modest undertaking, sits at the western end of Dundee right on Highway 99W, the main route through north Willamette Valley and out to the coast. The location is convenient to the Dundee Hills, McMinnville and Eola-Amity Hills AVAs. Rooms occupy the second floor of the two adjacent stone and stucco structures. The well-soundproofed walls block the highway noise and energy-efficient air conditioners hide behind paintings. No two rooms are identical. On the ground floor, the inn's restaurant, Farm to Fork, and wine bar, Press, share the lobby are with a deli that sells local meats, cheese and salads. The wine bar specializes in local, mostly small, producers who follow sustainable, organic and/or biodynamic principles. The compact, but ever-changing, 125-bottle wine list touches on many of the hottest "in" wines of the area, such as Brick House, Winderlea, Hamacher, Trisaetum, Ayoub, Ghost Hill and Antica Terra, some of which are difficult to find outside the state's borders.
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