Take a hint from a local and discover where to stay in Willamette Valley. These are the TOP bed and breakfasts and hotels in Oregon wine country!
Ten years ago I would get a blank stare when I mentioned I was from the Willamette Valley. Fast forward to today and almost everyone lights up and says “oh, that’s on my list of places to visit”.
This area of Oregon has transitioned from unknown to a tourist destination for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Oregon wine country has become a lovely alternative to Napa Valley. It’s much more affordable and considerably less touristy. The tasting rooms are far less crowded and offer an intimate vibe. The scenery is stunning, if it isn’t raining, and you’re not far from hiking, waterfalls, Portland, and the coast.
Being from this area, I am constantly asked where to stay in Willamette Valley and which are the best hotels in Oregon wine country. Because Willamette Valley is fairly new to the tourist scene, you aren’t going to find a long list of boutique hotels or luxury bed and breakfasts. There are no big brand names like Marriott or Hyatt Andaz here.
To save you the headache of trying to figure out which are the best Willamette Valley bed and breakfasts and hotels, I’m going to take you through the places I've been recommending to family and friends for years.
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel and spa, a quirky vintage trailer park (yes, you heard me right), or a charming boutique hotel, I’ve got the perfect place for you.
Best town to stay in Willamette Valley
Like Napa Valley, Willamette Valley is a string of several towns. McMinnville, Newberg, Dundee, Carlton, etc. McMinnville, my hometown, is without a doubt the best town to stay in Willamette Valley. And it’s not because I’m biased.
McMinnville has the most adorable downtown area and some of the best restaurants in Oregon wine country. It’s a great area for easy access to all the top wineries. If you stay near downtown, you’ll be walking distance to boutique shops, restaurants, bars, and breakfast spots.
Best Willamette Valley Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts
1. Atticus Hotel
One of the best Willamette Valley hotels for a boutique experience, ideal location in Downtown McMinnville, and Instagram worthy decor
The Atticus Hotel offers 36 cozy rooms, an on-site restaurant, valet, and bikes to ride around town. If you’re looking for an Instagrammable hotel, this is it. The attention to detail in the rooms and common areas is on point.
I also appreciate how the Atticus Hotel sources a lot of their bath products, furniture, art, coffee, and tea from local businesses. It really puts you in the “Oregonian mood”.
The rooms are truly luxurious with blackout curtains, king-sized beds, a fireplace, wine fridge, and small thoughtful touches like a French press with Flag and Wire coffee (my favorite coffee shop in McMinnville).
Choose from an assortment of rooms including a spacious penthouse, pet-friendly suites, or the adorable bunkhouse.
Red Hills Kitchen, the onsite restaurant, is included on my list of the best restaurants in Willamette Valley. Enjoy upscale wine country cuisine in a casual setting. The beef tartar is some of the best I've had and the wild mushroom risotto is excellent. Stop by for breakfast and order their famous mini donuts! The menu uses the freshest ingredients and changes with the season.
2. Youngberg Hill
One of the best Willamette Valley bed and breakfasts located at an actual winery. Perfect for a nature escape or a romantic getaway!
The hilltop location offers some spectacular views (some of the best I've experienced in this region). This Willamette Valley bed and breakfast truly feels like a nature retreat...without being completely out of the way. You get the best of both worlds at Youngberg Hill. Minutes away from some of the best wineries and restaurants yet secluded with gorgeous nature views.
3. The Allison Inn and Spa
One of the best hotels in Oregon wine country for a luxury getaway complete with an incredible spa
Before the Allison Inn and Spa came along, your best bet for a hotel was a Best Western. Not kidding.
The Allison Inn and Spa is nestled along 35 hillside acres and offers stunning views. The rooms are cozy with fireplaces, down bedding, patios to enjoy the surrounding views, and soaking tubs.
The spa is what really makes this Willamette Valley hotel shine. There are twelve treatment rooms and the facility is a spacious 15,000 square feet. Amenities like the swimming pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool, and fitness room are available to all guests of the hotel.
This is the spot to book a few treatments if you’re looking to splurge (even if you aren't staying at the hotel). Every facial and massage I’ve received has exceeded expectations. A treatment, or two...or three, would be the perfect way to end a busy day of wine tastings or spend a few hours if you have a gap in your itinerary.
This is one of the best places to stay in Oregon wine country if you're going for that “nature escape" vibe. The Allison Inn and Spa has walking trails, a vineyard, gardens, and plenty of patio space and outdoor seating.
4. A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast
One of the best Willamette Valley Bed and breakfasts located in the heart of downtown McMinnville
Prefer the cozy vibe of a small bed and breakfast where you feel like you’re staying in the guest room of a close friend? Then A’Tuscan Estate is one of the best places to stay in Willamette Valley for you.
The main building is a 1928 Colonial Style home and offers 8 rooms. There is also a guest cottage; perfect for a group trip where multiple couples or families are involved.
A’Tuscan Estate is one of the best Willamette Valley bed and breakfasts for walkability. Located just five blocks from downtown McMinnville, you’re walking distance to top restaurants, tasting rooms, and boutique shops.
A three-course homemade breakfast is offered each morning. Gluten-free and vegan diets are easily accommodated. I had the gluten-free version my last visit and it was delicious...you would have never known it gluten-free.
Breakfast is the perfect time to plan out the day ahead. Erin, the owner, and her staff are ready with suggestions.
If you want something a bit more intimate, value a host who will make sure every comfort is taken care, and prefer to be walking to restaurants and shops, this is the place for you!
5. The Vintages Trailer Resort
One of the best places to stay in Oregon wine country for a quirky experience
Go for the 1956 Spartan Royal complete with a private outdoor soaking tub or go retro glam with the 1957 Airstream. Book the Shasta trailer if you plan to bring your furry friend.
Each trailer comes with cruiser bikes and a propane grill if you want to cook. Be sure to check out their Instagram to get a feel for it.
A Summary of Willamette Valley BED AND BREAKFASTS and Hotels
I hope this post steers you in the right direction if you’re looking for Oregon wine country hotels and bed and breakfasts.
The Vintages Trailer Resort will fit the bill for those looking for a quirky experience.
The Atticus Hotel and the Allison Inn and Spa are hands down two of the best hotels in Willamette Valley. Go for the Atticus if you want to be in the heart of downtown McMinnville and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. The Allison Inn is perfect if you want a luxury getaway tucked away in the hills of Oregon wine country.
If you prefer the bed and breakfast route, you won’t be disappointed with the level of service and comfort at A’Tuscan Estate. Youngberg Hill will leave an impression with its tucked away location and stunning views. Plus it offers the complete wine country experience since your staying at an actual winery!