Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Allison Inn & Spa - Willamette Valley


After the Allison Inn & Spa was repeatedly recommended as the place to stay when in Willamette, I went on-line and booked a room. The resort was built in 2009 and was the valley's first luxury hotel. It sits on 35 acres with vineyards, gorgeous gardens and a surrounding art walk. We arrived to find that we had a ground floor room with a back patio and small garden space which lent an air of privacy though it lead out to the walkway. 

Our room was fairly spacious with a gas fireplace easily lit for warmth or ambience. There was adequate storage for two people's things and comfortable seating where one could work or enjoy coffee.  It had a large marble bathroom and vanity area. While the room had abundant natural and artificial light and was easily darkened for sleeping, the bathroom could have used a bit more light for morning and pre-dinner primping.

There was a nice bar on the lobby level with a living room serving up a good array of wine and snacks. It opened to a large terrace with beautiful views . We enjoyed a flight of local sparkling rosé upon our arrival. Adjacent to this area is the hotel restaurant, The Jory. We had breakfast there one day during our stay and we both thought it was good.

We had a couple's massage appointment our first day there and it was fantastic, we both thought our therapists were highly skilled. We were also able to spend some time in the hot tub and enjoy some tea together out on the sundeck. It is very important to make all  of your spa reservations when you make your hotel reservation. I had wanted to book a second treatment but there was no more availability during our stay.

The inn is in Newberg, a great Willamette Valley location if you are planning on visiting wineries and it has many good restaurants nearby. The hotel is clean, it is very comfortable and we found the staff to be very welcoming. We loved our stay here and we would absolutely return again, The Allison Inn & Spa is highly recommended.



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