4 Fab Sleeps in the Willamette Valley
Sometimes the place you choose to rest your head on your getaway can be an experience in itself. The next time you’re up for exploring Willamette Valley’s wine country and outdoor beauty, spend the night at one of these destination lodgings for a truly unique trip.
For wine country explorers, The Vintages Trailer Resort is conveniently located between Dundee and McMinnville in the Willamette Wine Country RV Park. Ten mid-century trailers and five shiny new ones offer a classic American traveler atmosphere with modern touches like gourmet coffee, luxurious linens and comfortable mattresses. Borrow a cruiser bike to explore local vineyards or hang out at the pool and try your hand at lawn darts. (16205 SE Kreder Road, Dayton)
The wooded acres of the Tipi Village Retreat near Springfield offer tranquil accommodation in seven tipis as well as a garden cottage, a studio and a cabin. Comfortable tipis are outfitted Zen-style with stone floors, rugs, wool blankets and down comforters. Organic homemade breakfast is served on the patio within earshot of the burbling creek. The spot is perfect for a quiet getaway, reunion or retreat. (39615 Wendling Road, Marcola)
Sow some sweet dreams in a converted grain silo at the Abbey Road Farm Bed and Breakfast in Carlton. Five suites in three silos offer garden, wetland and vineyard views with luxury amenities. Guests can also stay in the three-bedroom ranch house. The 82-acre working farm is home to a herd of dairy goats, an orchard of Queen Anne cherries and a flock of exotic chickens. (10501 NE Abbey Road, Carlton)
In the Treetops
Your childhood dream of spending the night in the tree you just climbed comes true at the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute in Eugene. Expert guides lead day climbs into gorgeous old growth forests of fir, cedar, hemlock and pine. An overnight expedition will put you in the boughs of a 250-foot Douglas fir in a comfortable, canvas cradle outfitted with an air mattress. Fall asleep under the stars and awake to birdsong (and hot coffee). (605 Howard Avenue, Eugene)
For more information and to plan your trip in the Willamette Valley, go to OregonWineCountry.org.
about author Eileen Garvin
Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.
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