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“A beautiful inn in a beautiful town” 5 of 5 stars
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648 W. Main Street, Carlton, OR 97111   |  
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Ranked #2 of 6 Carlton B&B and Inns
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“A beautiful inn in a beautiful town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed at the Carlton Inn B&B for a couple nights while exploring the Willamatte Valley. We were greeted by Innkeeper Karen and the smell of fresh baked banana bread wafting from the kitchen. I don't think the banan bread (being prepared for our breakfast in the morning) was planned to coincide with our arrival, but it took our already good first impression and put it over the top. Karen showed us around and gave us a little history on the 99 year old home at the same time. She took her time to tell us about the Inn's amenities and some things to see and do around town. More specifically, since there aren't a lot of places open to eat on a Monday night in Carlton, a new restaurant & pub within walking distance (Barrel 47).
We settled into our very comfortable room at the top of the stairs. We found bed found to be very, very comfortable. The sheet set had to be one of the most comfortable I've ever experienced. The bathroom has access from the sitting room connected to our room or by going across the hall. It was well stocked and immaculate.
The breakfasts we had the two mornings we were there, the meals were amazing! Karen sets the bar pretty high and consistently overachieves. The food was fresh and sumptuous each morning. I particularly liked her homemade granola and yogurt. There were always fresh baked goods to be had as well.
We would not hesitate to return to the Carlton Inn or to recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Carlton Inn for one night over the weekend. We pulled up to a very cute, quaint house that was nicely landscaped. Karen was a wonderful hostess who was very personable. Our room was adorable. There was not aTV in the room (as an insomniac I usually always have one on at night) but the wifi connection was great so we were able to watch on our ipad. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sheets are the best (Comfy Sheets brand). The bathroom was small but quaint with great water pressure for the shower and a supply of toiletries. We lucked out with some perfect weather so were even able to take advantage of the patio out back as well. Breakfast was wonderful, we started with some fresh yogurt, fruit and granola, then some fresh croissants, and a polenta with sauted veggies and smoked ham. The location was perfect for walking to the towns tasting rooms and restaurants. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Thanks Karen!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Lovely period house in a little out of the way town. It is however in the heart of the wine country, so if tasting is your thing you won't have far to go. Karen, the innkeeper has a charming personality very suited to her profession. She is also a great cook. Breakfast was outstanding.. The house is decorated with antiques and is very comfortable. Loved the microfiber sheets too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My wife and I spent two lovely days in Carlton cycling with our tandem. If you like older homes with characters, you'll definitely love this B&B.

Karen is a wonderful host and serves the best breakfasts.

We highly recommend it.

Sylvain & Danielle

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

My wife and I spent a delightful four day holiday at the Carlton Inn, primarily for visiting Willamette Valley wine country. A very nice B&B with super and very creative breakfasts. I will highly recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aarhus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent two nights at The Carlton Inn and enjoyed it fully. The place is wonderful decorated, clean and so cosy. You can sit on the patio with a glas of wine and your iPad ( the WiFi is fast) after a day of winetasting in the beautiful area.

Karen is the most friendly and caring host you can ever wish for - and the breakfast is a piece of heaven - everything is home cooked, so delicious - you simply have to try it!

All guest eat breakfast together at the same table and that is a brilliant idea. It is cosy, you get to know new people and exchange experiences and ideas of where to go and what to do in the area.

This is top quality in all ways.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Karen is a very sweet hostess and a heck of a cook. Breakfast was tremendous. The room was clean and nicely appointed (although I am always weirded out by using rocks/shells in the sink as a decorative tool). The only strike against the Inn is really out of her control-- Carlton just isn't much of a town after dark on a Monday.

I guess I should have done my homework a little better... I was thinking there would be more to do in town after a long day out at the wineries but there really wasn't. We ended up having to drive to McMinnville for dinner as there really wasn't anything interesting in Carlton open on Monday night. I wasn't super keen on this, as I enjoy having a few glasses of wine with dinner, especially after keeping myself in check all day on the winery visits.

One more note: We selected the Dundee Hills room, as we had read that it would be a little more isolated from the unavoidable road noise that the rooms in the front get. Maybe it helped a bit, but we still heard trucks going by all night. The other couple that stayed there were in the first floor room that is even further isolated from the road and did not report the same noise. We eventually fired up an oscillating fan because it was a little warm in the room, so that helped drown out most of the noise.

If you're using Carlton as a jumping off point for your Oregon wine trip, the Carlton Inn is a great choice, just be aware that you might have to travel a bit for food/drinks depending on what night you stay there.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 648 W. Main Street, Carlton, OR 97111
Location: United States > Oregon > Carlton
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Carlton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where you arrive as a guest... Depart as a friend. Built in 1915, The Carlton Inn B&B is located within the charming community of Carlton, known as Oregon's most walkable wine district, "The Wine Capital of Oregon." A short walk and you will discover nearly two dozen tasting rooms and wineries as well as unique shops and wonderful restaurants. Within our B&B find four comfortable guestrooms, each with a private bathroom, equipped with blow dryer, fluffy towels, bath and body products; and one king room, and three queen-sized beds, each encased in soft microfiber sheets, and a warm, fluffy comforter; a living room with fireplace and TV area, and a shaded back porch overlooking the garden. You will dine on a multi-course breakfast prepared from scratch, using local products and produce when possible, some coming from the Inn's own garden and chickens. The Inn is considered a wine country destination, for this reason, no children under 12 years of age. ... more   less 
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