The SpaceThe space is just so relaxing with the evergreen trees . We designed this space for entertaining our friends and now offer it to guests. A sliding barn door separate the downstairs space from our home upstairs. We do live here so you will hear us or the dogs walking about although we have taken every step to make it as soundproof as possible. There are private outdoor entrances into the dining area/media room and into the bedroom from the hot tub. Guests are greeted with a bottle of wine and chocolates, fresh flowers, and fruit. We have Wifi, cable TV and free tasting passes to select wineries.
SLEEPING AND PERSONAL PREPPING:
The bedroom is filled with tons of natural light and is furnished with a desk, books, a firm queen sized mattress, topped with a down comforter, cotton sheets and a choice of pillows. The bathroom is equipped with a steam shower and radiant heat floors. Luxury robes and scented slippers are provided. In the closet you will find a clothes steamer. Toiletries are complimentary.
Get comfy in the lounge with a book from the library or explore the area through our brochures. Enjoy meals outside when the weather is right, or indoors any time. Relax and enjoy 100's of cable channels in the media area on a 42" tv with surround sound or listen to your favorite Pandora channel.
We provide tea, creamer, milk, sugar, sweeteners, and coffee (reg and decaf) and a French Press coffee maker with a frother. Guest will also find dry breakfast items along with jams, PB and some cheeses. The kitchenette has a microwave, toaster, mini fridge, ice maker, wine fridge (for your purchases), and a drawer dishwasher.
Although there is NO STOVE, a gas grill, which has a saute side burner is just outside the slider under a protective awning. Perfect for cooking meals year round. We even provide a grill cookbook. Pots, pans, knives, cutting boards, and other utensils are in the kitchenette.
AFTER GRILLING: It is easiest to clean the grill right after grilling. Simply turn the temp knobs to high allow the grill to really heat up for a bit. The food will burn off after a while open the lid and scrape away any food on the grill with the cleaning brush. I usually do an inside cleaning once a month. If you find evidence of mice in the bottom of the grill don't be alarmed. We are in the country.
A pergola covered area with dining for 6 -- you will feel like you are in Tuscany. A fire pit and a lounge area both provide seating for 4. When the weather is right, the outdoors cannot be beat. The hot tub is just outside your bedroom door, so you can wrap yourself in a luxurious robe and slippers grab a beach towel and a glass of wine then head to the hot tub and leisurely plan your stay. Towel pegs are on the post next to the hot tub and on the wall opposite the hot tub. Or, cozy up with a book under the pergola and listen to the humming birds. On cooler evenings take the chill off by warming your toes while roasting some marshmallows around the fire pit (we even supply the marshmallows and prongs!)
Free tasting room passes to select wineries
Hot tub (beach towels & convenient drying hooks provided)
100% Cotton Linens
Variety of pillows
Fluffy cotton towels
Plush robes and Slippers
Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, shave cream other personal items)
Hair dryer and magnified/lighted make-up mirror
Closet for hanging your clothes
Steam press for wrinkled clothes
42" TV with surround sound and Pandora
Cereal and pantry items
90 second water kettle
French press coffee maker (coffee, milk, soy milk, sweeteners)
All necessary cooking utensils - (fry pans, pots, cutting boards, knives, aluminum pans) we have everything - can't find it? Just ask we deliver.
Wine fridge (to use for your purchases)
Gas grill: has a side burner for pan cooking
Single drawer dishwasher
Breakfast bar dining for 4
Indoor dining table for 4
Library of books
Ample space for indoor lounging and entertaining
Ample space for outdoor lounging and entertaining
Outdoor dining for 6
Outdoor seating for 8 total at the coffee table and around the firepit Guest AccessGuest Access is 24/7
Check in anytime after 2:00pm -
Check out by 11:00am -
Please send a courtesy text or email once you've vacated the space as sometimes we have to turn the space over within three hours.
Drive 210 to 219 - Right on Mountaintop Rd. Be sure to stop on Mountaintop Road and take a look or a photo of the valley below on your left just before you turn right onto Brooks Lane.
Drive all the way down the driveway and park. You are close to the slider for ease of unpacking your luggage. Stay parked there or in the driveway's left cutout during your stay. We keep keys in a lockbox the code to which you receive once your booking is confirmed.
Although we are secluded and private, we have a neighborhood watch, an alarm system and our dogs are vigilant and large. The dogs don't have access to the guest area yard.
We are atop a 1500 ft. Mountain. A curving highway 219 leads you directly to downtown Newberg, about 15 mins down the hill. It's always easy to drive even in snow in the winter. Just go slowly the first time. The Allison Spa and several wineries can be found on Bell Road are just 10-15 mins. away. Another 70 wineries are within a 20-30 minute drive. Interaction with GuestsAccess is 24/7. We give guests their privacy. A complete guidebook is in the apt. with all necessary information, (like the wifi passcode)
PLEASE READ THE FIRST FEW PAGES FOR PERTINENT INFORMATION.
I am available to guests night and day through text messages. Someone is usually available (myself of the manager). Cell phone receives both voice mail and text messages. We do not disturb guests during their stay. We encourage reviews and ask for your input in order to improve our guests' comfort. We take customer service very seriously please do not hesitate to let us know how we can improve the space and make your stay more enjoyable.
Our two very large dogs live upstairs and are not allowed in the apt. The yard is not accessible to the dogs. If you are in the yard and like dogs, please, give them a hello pat at the fence - they adore people! If not they will not bother you. You will hear them bark when you drive up and sometimes they back at wildlife. Rest assured they cannot gain access to the space. They are incredibly sweet and LOVE people. Both shelter dogs they are mixed breeds. Photos of both dogs are provided on this site. The NeighborhoodNewberg is a lovely town with wonderful, friendly people. Our wineries cannot be matched. We have so much to offer -- A drive-in movie theater, live theater, live music (Tunes on Tuesday in July/Aug), great food and incredible natural beauty, wonderful leisurely walks and hiking along with storefronts and boutiques offering local goods So much awaits you!
If you weren't able to get to all the wineries during your trip be sure to see Andrew at Valley Wine Merchants on S College. He sells over 200 local Pinots: Redman Winery, Prive, Domaine Roy, Serene and Drouhin, Adelsheim, Penner Ash, Anne Aimee, Alexana, Coleen Clemens, Winderlea,
Domaine Roy, Black Walnut Inn and Winery, White Rose, Domaine Drouhin, Durant and Red Ridge Farms all in Dundee or Dayton have views that will take your breath away. Pop into Alloro or make an appt with Blakeslee both atop Chehalem Mountain -- you will feel like you are sitting in Italy.
OTHER THINGS OF INTEREST:
Raindance has locally made items for sale and nice wines!! Red Ridge Farms has an olive mill and their olive oils are just spectacular! So, for something different, go to Red Ridge Farms for an olive oil tasting and shop for beautiful items or just stroll through the gardens.
For gorgeous biodynamic wines check out Brick House! Their Gamay Noir and Pinots are unbeatable (appt only). Ayers is nearby as is Redman Winery (see our friend Cathy Redman!) Trisaetum where you will get an Art Gallery and fabulous wine all in one stop. To feel like you are in France make an appointment with Prive and talk with winemaker and good friend Tina Hammond! We offer free tasting passes to several of the tasting rooms.
If you are interested in different varietals try out Natalie's Estate (appt only) these are our dear friends and just minutes from our door. Cana's Feast in Carlton. For sparkling there is Kramer, Argyle and Soter.
Hot Air Balloon rides (seasonally), personalized picnics, kayaking, biking, horseback riding - even a local coffee roaster and a private air strip -- we have it all!!! Newberg is only 90 minutes to the coast and 120 minutes to the Columbia Gorge and the waterfalls. No location beats Newberg for its centrality or its beauty.
If you want a guide to lead you through our lovely community we can assist you in creating an experience that other travelers might miss. I can help you plan your itinerary, and personalize a most pleasurable experience by making sure you meet local wine makers/merchants, restaurant owners and shopkeepers. Getting AroundAs we are located atop Chehalem Mountain a car is a necessity. Don't forget to stop and have a look at the Valley off Mountaintop Road. Highway 219 into Newberg is pretty curvy but completely safe, even during winter months. This 5 mile trip leads right into downtown Newberg. Other Things to NoteDRIVER:
Most of the time we can offer a driver for you wine tour so you don't have to drive. 3-4 wineries over 4 hours for $100. This service is not always available please ask in advance. We can provide "made to order" picnic baskets ($65), massages and yoga with three days notice. Book hot air balloon rides, paddle boarding/kayaking, and horseback riding through the websites for these activities.
We do NOT allow guests' pets as we have two large, friendly dogs, (Barbara and Eddie) who would become fascinated with the presence of other animals in the downstairs space and never stop investigating. Please, if you see them in the guest yard, A) something is amiss, so let us know and B) don't allow them into the apt. Although Eddie will tell you otherwise.
We are a smoke free environment