The Allison Inn & Spa
“My girlfriends and I live in Seattle and wanted a quick weekend getaway to wine country. Admittedly, there aren’t many options around Wilamette Valley, but after discovering the wonder that is Allison Inn, we couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. It would be easy for them to be complacent about service and quality for this reason, but that couldn’t have been further from the case. It was the first of many surprises for our weekend ahead!
For example, our room was stunning and had the most gorgeous views of Newberg, complete with a personalized greeting note, and complimentary wine and cookies. Such a nice touch. It had a fireplace that looked out over the gardens, which we walked daily. The property is wonderfully landscaped with beautiful art and sculptures situated around the grounds. We ate at the hotel for nearly every meal, mostly for convenience, but we were blown away by how delicious the food was. Be sure to make reservations at Jory as it books up quickly, but it’s so worth it! This property is such a hidden gem that I wish we had known about sooner, but we will certainly be back.”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Fallon Britt, Seattle, WA
(Date Experienced: September 2015)
A short break right in the middle of wine country, and a nice change from Napa. It’s 25 minutes outside Portland, so it’s also very easy to get to.
This was the perfect girlfriends’ trip, but would also be great with your romantic partner.
I always tell people, “We went for the wine, but stayed for the spa.” It was the ultimate experience. The treatments were high quality and innovate. I recommend the signature “pinotherapy” treatment for the best experience. After, relax in one of the quiet rooms or the eucalyptus steam room. Ahhhh.
Best time to go
The leaves were just beginning to change as we went in September and the air was perfectly crisp. It made for the perfect wine tasting weather.
While the property is located in the heart of wine country, it’s barely walking distance to anything. It’s nearly impossible to not have a car while you’re there, so I would recommend renting one if you’re coming from out of town.
Rooms start at $380 per night.