Top Wine Getaway in Newberg Oregon
On a recent visit to the Willamette Valley, we were embraced by The Allison Inn and Spa’s unique blend of comfort with high-end service. Located only 25 miles south of Portland, The Allison Inn & Spa is an exquisite 85-room boutique destination resort, located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Wine Country. This Premier Inn & Spa rises from a gentle hillside in the northeast corner of Yamhill County and has views to the east, west and south include Parrett Mountain, Chehalem Mountains and Dundee Hills. The Allison’s architectural design is timeless and modern, with generous uses of polished wood, copper accents, glass, steel and stone on the exterior and warm, elegantly classic furnishings, handcrafted Oregon wood and original artwork from local artisans throughout. Sophisticated furnishings and fabrics in the accommodations and public spaces integrate the colors of nature’s bounty in the Willamette Valley – ochre, pumpkin, eggplant and leaf green.
Opening its doors in September 2009, this pre-eminent four-level property is snuggled into 35 lush acres of gardens and pathways, abundant flowers, groves of deciduous and conifer trees and five acres of Pinot Noir vineyards. The resort property is surrounded by vineyards, orchards and rich, agricultural farmland in every direction. Over 200 wineries are nearby, many with tasting rooms. Visitors are drawn by the region’s internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir and other fine varietals. Fountains, reflecting pools and waterfalls are infused throughout, help to create a soothing sense of calm. The ambience is elegant, but comfortable, and the entire staff is provides 5-star service with a sincere desire to make each guests stay pleasurable. It’s true to its design, surrounding Mother Nature and on a par with world class wines from this region.The Allison reflects the bounty of Oregon as well as the character and heritage of the neighboring rural communities.
The Allison’s owner, Mrs. Joan Austin and her family had a vision for The Allison resort that developed into a family legacy landmark in the Willamette Valley. The Austins are seventh generation Western Oregon Pioneers, and without their vision and perserverance, it simply would not exist. Katherine Cole outlines the History of Oregon Wine in The Oregonian and highlights The Allison’s place in Oregon History: “2009: The Allison Inn & Spa opens in Newberg, nudging the Willamette Valley a centimeter closer to the impossibly high bar of “Napa Valley luxury.”
One of the many highlights of the Allison is the spa – 15,000 sq. ft of space dedicated purely to pampering! The Spa features 12 treatment rooms, a fitness studio, indoor swimming pool and soaking pool. A full menu of spa services is offered, including romantic couples packages for two. Relax and enjoy many of the favorite massages, body wraps, herbal infused facial, state of the art steam baths or “pinotherapy” which uses the Willamette pinot grapes to create an anti-aging treatment.
You can’t miss the ultimate dining experience at the Allison’s very own signature restaurant, The Jory. Its culinary offerings are from Farm to Table experience and the menu is exquisite. The Jory is elegant but comfortable, featuring excellent brunches, lunches and exquisite wine and food pairings in the evenings. The 100-seat signature restaurant, totals 6,000 sq. ft. and showcases Oregon’s agricultural bounty and acclaimed wines, microbrews and hand-crafted distilled spirits. Featuring the largest selection of Oregon Pinot Noir in the state, along with wines from around the world, the Oregon Wine Country Cuisine is shaped with an affinity for wine pairing and is strongly influenced by seasonality and bountiful local produce grown from the estate gardens and sourced throughout the state. An acre Chef’s garden on property is dedicated to JORY’s menu. The décor and ambiance of “casual elegance” is expressed in the restaurant and bar interior design, furnishings and floor plan.
Throughout The Allison you’ll have wonderful views of the hillsides and vineyards. That thoughtful connection to nature is present at every corner. The lobby living room is designed after the owner’s own mid-century modern house, in an effort to make guests of the spa feel comfortable and at-home. There is a basalt slab of stone in the lobby that came from the property and is now an elegant table. The rugs are all arial views of the topography in the valley. The art work alone is exceptional works of art from local artist.
It’s only a matter of time before you are captivated at The Allison. The concierge is ready to customize your picnic for two, cycling trip through the valley, stroll through the local farmers market, hot air balloon adventure or an afternoon on a golf course.
Call The Allison and make your reservations to getaway today #(503) 554-2525
The Allison is a proud member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts in the Boutique segment. AAA Four Diamond Award.
Featured in the Conde Nast’s Traveler 2010 Hot List, The Allison has demonstrated that luxury can also be “green,” the resort was awarded LEED Gold certification by U.S. Green Building Council, and is one of a handful of hotel properties in the world committed to achieving this ‘green seal’ with regards to building practices and sustainable ongoing operations. Key ‘green’ features include solar hot water, photo voltaic cells (generating 7% electricity), no plastic bottles used on property and a roof on the function space wing planted with sedum green eco-roofing. A complement to the property’s sustainable practices, Forest Grove-based Rebootle uses reclaimed wine bottles from JORY to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handmade glassware that is used in the guest rooms. The resort is sited within the urban limits of the town of Newberg so development did not encroach upon environmentally sensitive Willamette Valley agricultural lands. The importing of mature trees and gardens to the site resulted in a net agricultural gain – significantly more trees and vegetation brought on to the property than displaced by construction.