97132 Travel Guide
We always love a good pinot. We also love a stellar locale and a stunning property. And if we really could have everything we'd wish for a fabulous restaurant and an award-winning spa too. So guess what? After a lot of soaking, tasting and sipping we found it--the Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon.
Located in Oregon's wine country everything at the inn is all about wine. You can spend an entire day here, sipping, soaking in and tasting everything vino.
The level of sophistication of all of the various offerings here might seem rather incongruous in this laid back area of the Willamette Valley but it is all Northwest elegance down to the collection of local artwork, design, spa treatments, food and level of service.
Everywhere you look from the room design to the restaurant décor to the welcome goodies in your room, you see the owner's hand and the elegant touch of Managing Director Pierre Zreik, himself a five-star hotel veteran.
Despite its $1 billion industry, Oregon’s wine country is still something of a mystery compared to better known regions like Napa and Sonoma, and lodging options have been limited to small B&B’s, farmhouses and inns. By August 2009, though, oenophiles in search of luxury among the vines will have a new option at the Allison Inn and Spa in Yamhill County, just 20 miles southwest of Portland.