Approaching the Black Walnut Inn, you feel like you’ve just been transported to Tuscany. The Inn sits on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundee Hills, and the building is styled after an Italian villa, complete with a fountain in the courtyard. Proprietors Karen and Neil are welcoming and lovely, and are genuinely committed to your enjoyment of the Inn and surrounding area. There are lovely spots all around to enjoy the views and the peaceful setting—from the balcony outside your room, or from sitting areas sprinkled around the property. If the weather doesn’t permit outdoor seating, there’s a comfy living room inside. Make sure to enjoy at least one sunset here—the light playing over the grapevines and the surrounding hills is really magnificent. And you won’t go hungry—the gourmet breakfast that’s included is truly top-notch. Karen outdoes herself, providing at least 5 options on the breakfast menu for guests to choose from. One morning, we had a mushroom and cheese frittata and yogurt partfait, the next we had sausage biscuits and gravy (Karen’s own phenomenal recipe) and oatmeal with fruit and nuts. There are options for every kind of palate. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, the entire place has really high ceilings so everything is very roomy. We stayed in both Rapture and Master, and although the size of each room is dramatically different (Master is huge), both were very comfortable. Beds are firm without being too hard, and bedding is lovely—all cotton sheets with a cotton quilt, plus a fluffy comforter if you need for cooler nights. No down that I could detect (I’m allergic). Karen is a wealth of information about the area, and will consult on restaurants and other resources. At her recommendation, we booked a personal tour with Jeff Petersen of Oregon Select Wine Tours, which was excellent. We hated to leave the Black Walnut Inn, and we can’t wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amid vineyards, orchards and acres of forest the Black Walnut Inn offers luxurious surroundings in the heart of Oregon's wine country. Newly constructed and reminiscent of Tuscan villas of old, the inn is filled with modern art and amenities blended expertly with beautiful antiques, old world details and the works of local artisans. Nine unique and inviting suites await your visit, each designed with a touch of European elegance. Luxurious linens, soaking tubs, king and queen size beds and breathtaking views are just a few of the comforts you'll enjoy during your visit. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Black Walnut Hotel Dundee