There has been a lot of buzz around The Allison “premier inn and spa” opening in Willamette Valley in August. I recall many conversations about it at Pinot Camp last summer, with some excited about the new business and amenity opportunities and others unsure about the impact the new resort will have on the area.
From the press release:
“We are proud that The Allison has been accepted to join the industry’s most exclusive collection of small, distinct and highly personal luxury properties around the world,” said Pierre Zreik, general manager of The Allison. “The Allison will become the natural hub for Oregon wine tourism. The property provides a level of service and luxury lodging befitting Oregon’s world class vineyards.” Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country is currently home to nearly 300 wineries and is widely recognized for producing America’s most prized Pinot Noir.”
I contacted the Allison’s people for more info, and here is what they are excited for you to know about the new resort:
– The 85 room contemporary lodge is the first luxury accommodation to be built in Oregon wine country
– The property also will feature a 15,000 square foot spa which will be the most significant in the entire Pacific Northwest
– The 85 seat restaurant will feature seasonal menus by Executive Chef Nathan Lockwood using produce grown in the property’s extensive gardens.
– Meeting rooms are expansive (more than 12,000 square feet) and all feature outdoor terraces and sweeping views of neighboring mountain ranges and vineyards
– The Inn is located approximately 45 minutes from downtown Portland in the wine country village of Newberg and only one hour from the beautiful Oregon coast
– Room rates range from $295 – $1,100
I’m certainly excited about the Allison’s arrival, though there I do love staying at the Hotel Oregon with its rooftop bar in McMinnville. Anything beats the Mutineer RV in the chilly temperatures of the Pacific Northwest.