Why we like it
- The Allison Inn is located among the many vineyards and gently rolling hills of the Willamette valley
- The valley is Pinot Noir country and this is imaginatively reflected in some of the signature spa treatments and dining options. Anyone for a pinot burger or a slice of chocolate pinot noir cake?
- The sculpture garden and art works in all the rooms showcase the talents of local artists
- ‘Farm to fork’ philosophy holds a strong presence in their cuisine, never more so since the creation of their own garden and greenhouse
- Cosy rooms are contemporary in design, featuring locally crafted furnishings and make the most of the lovely countryside or vineyard views through oversized windows
About Allison Inn & Spa
With over 200 wineries in the Willamette Valley alone, the Allison sits discretely and harmoniously in the heart of this celebrated area of wine country. The sympathetically designed lodge feels intimate with only 85 rooms and suites, each one offering views of the surrounding countryside or vines. The rooms showcase the talents of local artists and craftsmen and art is a theme that continues into the gardens with its collection of locally designed sculptures. It is the love of the grape however that is the Allison’s overarching theme and we think you’ll love the way this passion is manifested in all areas of the hotel. The spa offers pinot therapy treatments and the Jory restaurant (named after the local soil that plays such a key role in the quality of the local grapes) includes the likes of wood grilled pinot burger on its tempting menu.
Beyond the manicured gardens, lies an oenophile’s paradise with several hundred wineries offering their own interpretation of the pinot noir, pinot gris and Riesling grapes, among others, that abound in the fertile volcanic clay soils. If wine isn’t the be all and end all, then there’s plenty to keep you busy in the delightful surrounding countryside. A sunrise balloon flight is an idyllic way to view the gently undulating terrain or a comfortable 2 hour drive takes you to Oregon’s Pacific coast. The area is also great hiking and biking country, perfect for working up an appetite for a pinot-braised pork cheek back at the lodge.