The Best Place for Cozy Winter Getaways

Two women enjoying wine and a winter getaway at our cozy McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Though most people associate the Pacific Northwest with rainy, dreary weather, especially during these late fall and winter months, we think what happens outside gives us the perfect excuse to visit an otherwise quiet Willamette Valley. Long after the busy throngs of tourists have gone home, winter getaways to our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast afford guests an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy intimate wine tastings, delicious meals, and relaxing getaways in Oregon’s stunning Willamette Valley. 

Across the valley, we fondly refer to these months as Cellar Season. Cellar Season is a period after the harvest season has finished and in the lull before the springtime rush kicks off. Within this window, you’ll find a relaxed vibe in tasting rooms across the valley. 

Aside from giving you access to Cellar Season, a winter getaway to our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast is about carving out time for yourself and enjoying some cozy, romantic downtime with your loved one. McMinnville is centrally located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, allowing easy access to the top Willamette Valley Wineries and tasting rooms. But Beyond that, McMinnville is a charming winter destination, filled with fantastic shops, art galleries, restaurants, and more. 

We’re steps away from the historic streets of downtown McMinnville. With fewer crowds in town and a naturally inviting atmosphere, we invite you to enjoy the better parts of a winter getaway at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! 

Napoli guest room and robe at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast

The Best McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Though we invite you to explore everything McMinnville and the Willamette Valley have to offer – including delicious tastings at top wineries and tasting rooms in the area – we think a winter getaway is all about giving yourself the downtime your mind, body, and soul need. For most, Winter is a hectic season, with holidays and activities packing calendars and making even the most festive celebrants tired.

Our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast is designed with comfort and romance at the forefront of everything we do. When you pull up in front of our elegant, stately McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast, you’ll feel your stress melt away.

Inside, you’ll find elegant furnishings and upscale touches throughout. In the main Inn, you’ll find four romantic guest rooms, each outfitted with luxurious amenities like luxury linens and bathrooms, private bathrooms, unbelievably comfortable queen beds, and even a gas fireplace in one of the rooms.

We also offer two apartments in our adjacent remodeled 1913 craftsman-style vacation cottage. Both cottages share an entrance and offer fully stocked kitchens, a shared laundry room, and spacious accommodations. These vacation cottages are perfect for those guests looking for a more extended stay or a more intimate lodging experience.

Throughout our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find several common areas to enjoy – whether for casual conversation, a board game, or a relaxing glass of wine. Here, you’ll enjoy upscale touches like the original Honduras Mahogany woodwork, oak hardwood floors, gracefully curving banisters, and elegant sliding pocket doors that create an intimate setting in the formal dining room and living room. The decor throughout the Inn is the perfect blend of contemporary and old-world, fitting for the house, with lovely antiques and artwork.

As cozy and inviting as the guest rooms and common spaces at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast are, the true star of the show in the eyes of many guests is our daily breakfast. We have a well-earned reputation for gourmet meals that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you full and feeling pampered. Breakfast is served to you in our elegant dining room and comes with an assortment of house-baked breads, muffins or pastries, house granola parfaits or seasonal fruits and cheeses, and a hot entrée that changes daily. Whatever we serve, know it will be the perfect fuel for your day in the Willamette Valley.

Moreover, our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast is well-located, just a few short blocks from downtown McMinnville, where you’ll find many wonderful things to do. Enjoy your days walking hand in hand through downtown, tasting delicious local wines, savoring local farm-to-table cuisine, or shopping at the fantastic boutiques and art galleries. We’re happy to share our favorite things to do with you throughout Willamette Valley. Above all else, we’ll ensure you leave rested, refreshed, and ready for a new year ahead. 

Glass of red wine by the fire - a cellar season treat at Willamette Valley wineries that can be enjoyed by staying at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast

Cellar Season at Wineries in the Willamette Valley

With so many great amenities and perks of staying with us at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast, you don’t have to spend too much time planning activities to enjoy your time here. However, given that we’re entering the quietest season of the year, we invite you to visit at least a few of the top Wineries in the Willamette Valley for an intimate, delicious winter wine tasting. 

Cellar Season is a delightful time to visit wineries in the Willamette Valley. With fewer people packing the tasting rooms, you’re all but guaranteed a more personalized, intimate tasting experience. However, there are now more than 700 wineries and tasting rooms across the Valley, so choosing where to go can be an overwhelming experience. 

Over the years, we’ve curated relationships with many local wineries and tasting rooms and are happy to recommend a few spots. There are, of course, some standby favorites that you’ve likely heard of before, including Willamette Valley Vineyards, Argyle WineryDomaine Drouhin, and Adelsheim Vineyard. However, we’ve curated a few more suggestions below to help you make the most out of your visit to our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast. 

The selection below includes tasting rooms in downtown McMinnville – and thus within walking distance of our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast – to others scattered around the Willamette Valley. 

  1. One of our favorite biodynamic farms and one of the best wineries in the Willamette Valley is Soter Vineyards. Don’t skip out on their Provisions Tasting Experience
  2. We love Lavinea Winery, home to female winemaker Isabelle Meunier.
  3. Taste the difference in sustainably grown Oregon Pinot Noir at Duke Family Vineyards
  4. If you visit the Dundee Hills Region, stop at Ayoub Wines, one of the best small-batch wineries in the Willamette Valley.
  5. In Newberg, don’t miss Patricia Green Cellars.
  6. If you can get an appointment for a tasting, one of the best wineries in Willamette Valley to visit this winter is Fairsing Vineyards. In addition to great wine, they offer a delicious elevated food and wine pairing.
  7. Sip on some bubbles at ROCO winery, rated as one of the best wineries in the Willamette Valley for sparkling wines. 
  8. Oregon produces far more than Pinot Noir. For example, you’ll find an oaky, delicious glass of Chardonnay at Shea Wine Cellars
  9. You can’t go wrong with a tasting at R Stuart & Co. Winery in downtown McMinnville.
  10. Bethel Heights Vineyard, located in the Eola-Amity Hills region, offers bold and distinctive wines. 

There are, of course, so many more fantastic wineries in the Willamette Valley worth visiting. This list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface – but it offers a delicious taste of what awaits at our McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast this winter. Take advantage of the quiet, cozy season in Oregon this winter. Book a room at our top-rated McMinnville Oregon Bed and Breakfast today! 

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