The INNside Scoop

Dedicated to the Discovery of Bed & Breakfast Getaways

Vol. 10, No. 1

10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

January 2005

 

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Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn
Where All the Senses are Exhilarated

  Attempting to absorb everything at once, I am overwhelmed. I had been told about the breathtaking beauty I would find in Oregon, and I had seen captivating photographs of the area. But, oh my, the spectacular views from Youngberg Inn far exceed my highest expectations. Miles and miles and miles of unobstructed landscape...what I see looks as though it has been removed from a gilded picture frame and dropped into the valley below.
   Poised 700 feet above Willamette Valley, Youngberg Inn is surrounded by twelve acres of its own award-winning Pinot Noir vineyards.  In addition to being available at the inn, Youngberg wines may also be purchased at the inn’s gift shop for guests to carry or ship home.

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To be amidst such an abundance of natural beauty seems surreal, and you find yourself wanting time to stand still for just a few moments more”

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   Custom-built as a B&B, Youngberg Inn was designed so the magnificent views can be enjoyed from each room. In 2003 the inn was purchased by Nicolette and Wayne Bailey who oversee the inn as well as the vineyards. The Baileys live on the working 50-acre estate, and they are gracious hosts desirous of making  each stay at their inn a special memory-maker.
   The inn is encircled by covered decks which overlook the vineyards and valley below. The
paradisiacal landscape transposes its tranquility to

spotted grazing or romping on the verdant hillside. To be amidst such an abundance of natural beauty seems surreal, and you find yourself wanting time to stand still for just a few moments more. Breakfast is served each morning in a dining room which, like all other rooms, enables guest to begin the day by drinking in dramatic vistas. However, once the food arrives, the scenery finally has some competition. The menu varies daily, and each dish served is superb. After indulging in Youngberg’s morning feast, taking advantage of the inn’s excellent hiking or jogging trails helps assuage any guilt one may be wrestling with from over-indulging at the breakfast table.
   Each of the guest quarters at Youngberg Inn is tastefully decorated and selecting a favorite is difficult. However, if you are seeking the inn’s premier accommodations, request the Martini suite featuring French doors leading to a private deck, a sitting room with a fireplace, a king size bed, and a bath with both a Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. Guests also have access to various common areas, including a well-stocked library and a lounging salon.
   My husband Bill and I visited Youngberg Hill in late September during the harvesting of the grapes. During harvest time, the “pickers” begin working each day at dawn. Bill and I enjoyed watching the process each morning while having early coffee. Later in the day, it was fun sauntering throu
gh the vineyards plucking and sampling the rich, juicy grapes—something guests are encouraged to do.
   Special events (from winemakers’ dinners to a series of concerts) are regularly scheduled to make visits to the inn even more pleasant. Whether you are seeking a base for touring the Oregon wine country or in quest of a quiet, romantic getaway, Youngberg Hill

 

Strong Points

   Hospitality plus, location & setting, garden, décor, attention-to-detail, wine tasting upon arrival, early coffee, gourmet breakfast, homemade cookies always available, guest refrigerator, décor, amenities, plush robes, iron & board in rooms, fireplaces & Jacuzzis available in rooms, turndown with chocolates, excellent lighting, data ports in guest rooms, covered decks overlooking vineyards, wheelchair accommodations available, special discounts & packages offered,  gift shop.

AT-A-GLANCE

INN:Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn
LOCATION: 
 
10660 SW Youngberg
  Hill Rd.
  McMinnville, OR 97128
TEL: 1-888-657-8668
FAX: (503)472-1313
E--MAIL:
baileyw@onlinemac.com
WEB SITE:
www.youngberghill.com
ACCOMMODATIONS:
7 rooms w/pb
& 3 suites
BREAKFAST: Full gourmet RATES: $139 - $239 (major credit cards accepted)
INNside Scoop’s Rating of Inn:  ***
Recommended Area Restaurants:

***Bistro Maison
(
503-474-1888)
***Nick’s Italian Café
(
503-434-4471) 

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